A few years ago, any aspiring DJ would buy a budget turntable/CD and mixer combo before eventually moving on to some high-end kit. Today, most will either go for a cheap controller setup to use with their existing computer, or jump straight into the top-flight gear that they see used by their heroes. However, there are still a lot of situations in which a budget mixer can be incredibly useful, so we've gone in search of the best mixer for under $300.
Five years down the road from the debut of the Xone:22, Allen & Heath has updated its entry-level mixer to the Xone:23, taking into account some of the most requested user modifications for the 2 + 2-channel DJ mixer. While the overall functionality is largely unchanged, the Xone:23 has some major updates to the internal circuitry, aesthetics and layout. We were on the scene at NAMM 2014 for the full rundown and video.
Just over a week and a half ago, Native Instruments announced the forthcoming Kontrol Z2 mixer, and many of our readers were excited to discover that it features three Innofaders, the crossfader and the line faders. But as the excitement grows over NI’s latest offering, so too have the questions surrounding the Innofaders inside the […]
Most DJs have heard the legend of the incredible Innofader – but did you know that this epic fader now has a little brother? Designed to accomodate the many MIDI controllers that don’t have room for a full-sized Innofader, we’ve got the rundown and comparison on this low-profile superhero of a crossfader.
When Native Instruments released the Kontrol S4 last year it quickly set the standard for all digital controllers that came after. Today the S4 continues to offer a substantial amount of functionality and unmatched integration with the Traktor platform. There are however a few trade-offs, one being the somewhat limited MIDI customization opportunities in the […]