Starting to DJ doesn’t have to be so expensive or intimidating that it freaks you out. We reviewed six DJ controllers for under $300 that include their own soundcards, high-level software, and enough features to see you through to your first gigs and beyond. Whether you’re looking for a fun hobby, a side income, or are gunning to be the next Aviciësto, your first step is only a small payday away.
Denon is joining the parade of controller manufacturers who are releasing a second iteration of their flagship controllers – this time, it’s the MC6000 that has a MK2 version coming out. The MC6000 MK2 has been redesigned to work with Serato DJ, and it comes with Serato DJ Intro (Virtual DJ branding and inclusion seems to have […]
Pioneer is cracking open an even lower price point than their multi-color DDJ-WeGO launched last year with this new Serato DJ Intro controller that’s designed to look and feel similar to the DDJ-SX and DDJ-SR controllers that have been increasingly popular over the last year. The new DDJ-SB starts out with a MSRP of $299, […]
The parade of compact, affordable, all-in-one controllers marches on with the Numark Mixtrack Pro II taking the spotlight. This clear improvement over the original ditches stiff buttons and giant jog wheels for a sleeker design, including 16 inviting MPC-style pads for playing your samples, loops, and cue points. Out-of-the-box integration with Serato DJ Intro and […]
Over the NAMM 2013 new cycle, Pioneer and Serato made the announcement that the DDJ-WeGO controller would become a Serato DJ Intro controller – and last week it became official. Exciting news for beginner DJs looking for that sub-$400 controller with a variety of software options to try out immediately after opening the box and plugging it in – […]
In a move that expands their software line up to three levels and squarely targets the Traktor LE market, Serato has released “DJ Intro” – a two deck software mirrored after Itch/Scratch that is designed to ship with OEM controllers like the VCI-100MK2, Numark Mix Track and several others. Loaded with the the basic essentials, this entry-level […]