People outside the industry have no idea how much time and work it takes to be a successful DJ, not to mention the cost of equipment. If you want to stand out from the crowd, you not only need to have top quality gear, but you need to save money in the process. That's where AVMaxx comes in. Our collection of professional quality DJ equipment, like our selection of DJ Cartridges, Stylus and Needles below, always delivers the highest possible combination of performance and value. Choose from trusted names like Shure, Ortofon and more, and save a ton of money at the same time. Whether you're spinning straight vinyl or scratching, getting a good deal is always the sweetest music.
What makes a Great DJ Needle, Cartridge and Stylus
The Dj Scratch, sometimes referred to as scratching, is a DJ and turntablist technique used to produce distinctive percussive or rhythmic sounds and sound effects by moving a vinyl record back and forth on a turntable while optionally manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mixer. Just like a Guitar Solo, Scratching is a skill that requires years of practice to master the art form. While scratching is most commonly associated with hip hop music, where it emerged in the mid-1970s, it has been used in the 1990s and 2000s in some styles of rap rock, rap metal and nu metal. Within hip hop culture, scratching is one of the measures of a DJ's skills. DJs compete in scratching competitions at the DMC World DJ Championship and IDA (International DJ Association, formerly known as ITF (International Turntablist Federation). At scratching competitions, DJs can use only scratch-oriented gear (turntables, DJ mixer, digital vinyl systems or vinyl records only). In recorded hip hop songs, scratched "hooks" often use portions of other songs. Most scratches are produced by rotating a vinyl record on a direct drive turntable rapidly back and forth with the hand with the stylus ("needle") in the record's groove. Because of the complexity of Scratching Styles, a Great DJ Needle required to be Rugged, durable and at the same time Flexible. The industry standard DJ Cartridge manufactures, Shure and Ortofon produce the best Needles in the market! They Require less tracking force to stay in the record groove!