DJ’s Gig Checklist – 50 Essential Items

Lots of prep and thought goes into a DJ’s performance. From having the essentials like your DJ controller/mixer, laptop, and headphones to having spare cables, monitors, LED lights, spare batteries, flashlights, and similar equipment.

The following 50 items will ensure you have everything ready:

  • DJ controller/mixer
  • Laptop
  • USB drives with music
  • Headphones
  • Backup headphones
  • Audio interface (if needed)
  • Turntables or CDJs (if not provided)
  • Monitor speakers (if not provided)
  • Power cables for all equipment
  • Audio cables (RCA, XLR, etc.)
  • USB cables
  • Extension cords
  • Power strip
  • Spare batteries (for wireless devices)
  • Microphone
  • Mic stand
  • Mic cable
  • DJ software (installed and updated)
  • Music library backup
  • Playlist/setlist
  • Laptop stand
  • Hard drive with music backup
  • Record box/vinyl (if using)
  • Slipmats (for turntables)
  • Control vinyl/CDs (for DVS)
  • Cartridge and stylus (for turntables)
  • Cleaning kit for vinyl
  • Ear protection
  • Travel case for gear
  • LED lights or effects (if used)
  • Light controller (if bringing own lights)
  • Gaffer tape
  • Cable ties or Velcro straps
  • Multi-tool (for quick fixes)
  • Merchandise (CDs, USB drives)
  • Table or booth setup equipment
  • Cloth or banner for dj booth
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Stage clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks/energy bars
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Camera or phone (for recording)
  • Phone charger/power bank
  • WiFi hotspot device (if needed)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Backup plan for technical failures (extra mixer/controller)

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

I’ve been a writer with Musician Wave for six years, turning my 17-year journey as a multi-instrumentalist and music producer into insightful news, tutorials, reviews, and features.

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