Device for DJ'ing - techie help needed
I did my first DJ set last night at a local club. (The music required does not involve mixing, literally playing one track after another with a small pause inbetween, so quite straight forward).
I actually used my phone, a Galaxy Note 2, with the standard, pre-installed Music Player app. I downloaded a free DJ app, but it froze momentarily when I was testing it out, so I didnt trust it and decided to use the more robust pre-installed app).
The set went well, no problems, - however...
I had the volume turned up on my phone to max. (My phone is not rooted). And I had to jack both the Volume and Level to around notch 9 on the PA system for sufficient volume.
The club was reasonably small, but I have been asked if I would like to DJ at a bigger venue which has a bigger PA system, and been told (unsurprisingly!) that I would need to bring in a laptop next time!
Given the simplicity of what I need to do, I wonder if I could just get away with rooting my Note 2... might give me enough Gain to amplify a PA system? Bit unprofessional though... so I'm thinking of getting myself a laptop? Or maybe a bigger tablet?
Can anyone recommend a decent device? Laptop or Tablet that would do the job?
I have heard that some of the new ipads coming out work terribly with PA systems and a lot of people are complaining...
Given that I am on a budget anyway, I am happy to consider second hand?
Also - Windows or iOS? I am not savvy with iOS but understand that that route my offer a more stable platform, as I need reliability?
Any good advice would be gratefully recieved