Hosting a party soon? Looking to take up a new hobby? Fancy yourself as the next big thing on the global DJ circuit? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then you might want to consider picking up some swanky new DJ decks for your pad. Problem is, there’s a lot of choice out there when it comes to these pieces of equipment. So What The Deal Yo with the best DJ controllers?
We’ve done the necessary research and decided there are ten DJ controllers worth taking a good, long look at – and every one of them is listed below for your convenience, in no particular order.
Hercules DJ Control Instinct
The Hercules DJ Control Instinct is a dominant and impressive name, but this controller can be bought for next to nothing. It’s equipped with all the basic functions a novice DJ could want, including built-in audio outputs, pressure-detecting jog wheels and DJUCED software.
Numark Mixtrack Pro II
You can grab a Numark Mixtrack Pro II for a little more than the Hercules, but this controller is still great value considering it comes with Serato Intro built-in, 16 effects controllers and 16 rubber drum pads.
Allen & Heath Xone: 4D
This machine doesn’t come cheap, but that’s for a very good reason. It has a staggering 20 channel USB audio interface, four stereo channels with multiple input options and soundcard output routing switches for different channels.
With five performance modes, two separate sets of eight performance pads and PAD FX function, the VCI-380 from Vestax is another worthy competitor for the top budget DJ controller spot.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1 and F1
This nifty little controller is tight and compact, offering dedicated control for Stems and Remix decks. It also gives you the ability to personalise your very own tunes.