Who doesn't love a nice bag ?!
Dj equipment probably has the largest range of accessories and extras available in any market segment. The selection is huge and covers storage, transport, fixings, stands and all the cables and parts for hooking up your rig and taking care of it.
Soft bags for cables and clamps, padded and shaped bags for equipment transport and protection, and for ease of carrying.
Many modern lighting effects, Dj controllers, laptops and speaker systems have custom shaped padded storage bags available which give them protection from knocks and waterproofing, keeping everything in good condition and organised. For heavier usage, and for stacking capabilities during storage and transport, solid wood or fibreboard cases are the better option, going up to full flight cases for maximum protection. These are the pro option as they offer the toughest and most durable of all the roadcasing, with heavy duty handles and casters for maneuvering larger and heavier items with ease.
Stands play a large role in the Dj and live music world, from a standard pole type speaker stand, winch stand or classic t-bar lighting stand, they allow easy placement of heavy equipment and offer the weight handling that may damage a table or other makeshift platform. They also allow secure placement of equipment and musical instruments, guitars, keyboards, laptops and screens, and of course the classic microphone stand.
To complement stands and lighting bars, a full range of clamps and connectors are available, designed to safely attach lighting, effects units, displays and cabling that's being suspended, keeping you and your audience safe. There are clamps for securing staging and trussing together, connectors for joining frames and weighted base plates for safe and steady placement of vertical poles and truss.
Cabling, which is an entire category on its own, covers everything you could need from speaker hookup, analogue and digital connections, lighting control, signal lines and power supply and distribution. There is literally a cable for everything !
Extension units and patch bays, stage boxes and multicore signal connectors for making simple work of even the most complex setup.
Using the correct cables, and making sure they are good quality ones will have a huge effect on the performance and reliability of your system.
Equipment accessories such as headphones, digital storage devices, Dj software and lighting control software are all available in a variety of specifications and price points, whether you're buying new, replacing or upgrading, there is a huge range of professional level add ons to enhance your experience.
Perishable items such as refills for atmospheric effects, so smoke fluid, bubble fluid, foam and confetti are all available to keep your equipment running as it should. The biggest mistake people make is to use inferior effects liquid in their machines, which can cause any number of issues that will eventually result in faults or permanent damage to the unit. Washing up liquid is not bubble liquid ! Thats one of the favourite mistakes and will ruin your machine as its acid based and is not designed to be heated, which results in everything becoming clogged up and the unit overheating. Atmospheric effects are reliant on the correct fluids being used to ensure they function correctly and have a long working life.