It takes much more than simply standing at a turntable and nodding your head to some music to be a great DJ. You need quality equipment, you need to know how to scratch, and you need to know the ins and outs of the software you’re running. Beginning DJs should start out simple by figuring out which software they prefer. Intermediate DJs can move on to figuring out the number of channels and whether or not they need built-in screens. Professionals who have clear boundaries on their equipment and software preferences need to establish a budget and find gear that meets their style. Check out the infographic below for detailed information regarding beginning, intermediate, and professional DJ equipment.