With the New Year on our doorstep, now’s the time to look back at the year’s most impressive DJ hardware.
2019 once again proved to be an epic year for newcomers and established DJs alike. A handful of major brands dominated the hardware scene, unleashing some of the biggest and best DJ mixers we’ve seen in years.
Whether you’re shopping for the perfect Christmas gift or considering a well-deserved indulgence, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. So to help you make sense of the best DJ mixers out there right now, here are the best-sellers and front-runners from the class of 2019:
Pioneer DDJ-400 – £249
First up, the DDJ-400 is designed to be the only piece of kit you’ll ever need to get your DJ career up and running. Up for grabs at an unbeatable price, this all-action controller boasts compatibility with Algoriddim’s djay app for iOS and djay Pro for PC/Mac. Perfect for learning the basics and with a bunch of features inherited from its industry-standard counterparts, the DDJ-400 even comes complete with a rekordbox dj license key to get you up and running. The DDJ-400 is the ideal kit to taking your hobby to the next level at an affordable cost.
Pioneer DDJ-200 – £119
How they’ve managed to pack such awesome hardware into a mixer as cheap of this is beyond us. In any case, the Pioneer DDJ-200 is a feature-packed smartphone and iPhone-compatible smart DJ controller, which recently saw a price-drop to less than £120. Designed for hobbyists and newcomers to DJing, this thing makes it quick and easy to get creative and take that first step towards going pro. All for a price that’s almost too good to be true.
Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 DJ Controller – £699
A step up in terms of both pricing and functionality, the Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk3 brings a true world-first feature to the market in 2019. High-torque, motorised jog wheels with haptic feedback – aka Haptic Drive – take control and precision to a level never before possible. It’s the kind of feature you really have to experience firsthand to understand but do so once and there’s no going back.
Behringer DJX750 Pro DJ Mixer – £189
For less than £200, the Behringer DJX750 packs everything needed (and more) to set even the most demanding dance floor on fire. This is a high-performance 5-channel ultra-low noise mixer for all purposes, which also features Behringer’s famed Ultraglide faders and VCA-Controlled Crossfader.
Numark Mixtrack Platinum DJ Controller – £189
Last up, the Numark Mixtrack Platinum was engineered from the ground up to redefine value for money. Bursting with innovative features including duel LCD displays, 5” capacitive jog wheels, 4-channel mixing capabilities and more, the Numark Mixtrack Platinum strikes the perfect balance between versatile performance and unbeatable value.
Spread the Costs with DJ Finance…
Don’t forget – there’s always the option of spreading the costs of your next DJ hardware purchase with an affordable DJ finance package. All with 0% interest available and as little as 10% required as an initial down payment.