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Hardware controllers for digital deejaying roundup
A little roundup of hardware controllers for digital Deejaying....
If you have some experience with one of this : Fell free to leave a comment !
Evolution X-session (110 Euro without VAT)
Usb and Midi controller with 16 knobs and a mean cross fader.
No jogwheel, No audio interface.
+ : Usb, a x-fader, memories, cheap.
- : Ugly, fader is at the top of the unit, only one cheap x-fader .
Faderbox (154,31 Euro without VAT)
3 different models with buttons, knobs, faders.
No jogwheel, no audio interface.
+ : Sexy, tiny, versatile.
- : tiny, sold out...(new modules available soon).
Grex Ultra Dynamics MXF8
Midi controller with X-fader and extensive rithmic features.
No jogwheel, no audio interface.
+ : Sexy!! , Ratio mode.
- : Discontinued...
Mixman DM2 (79.95 USD)
Works with its dedicated software (or standalone with the DM2 to MIDI freeware).
Two scratch wheels, buttons, joystick, x-fader.
No audio interface.
+ : Cheap and cheaper on the bay (30 USD), a lot of controls.
- : Nothing at all for the price !
DJ Console MK2 and Mp3 (240 USD and 130 USD)
Comes in two versions : with and without audio interface.
improved jogwheels, lot of controls.
+ : Very complete package.
- : Still a toy with poor scratch capabilities.
Behringer B-CONTROL DEEJAY BCD2000 (220 USD)
The Low-cost company answer. Audio interface, jogwheels....
+ : Cheap and complete
- : Behringer quality
EKS XP10 (300 USD)
A single deck controller with one scratch/cue wheel, transport buttons and Fader.
high quality audio Usb interface.
+ : Semi pro scratch/cue wheel, a nice fader, audio interface.
- : You need at least two units.
Kontrol:Dj (340 Euro with VAT)
Very complete dual controller with Midi and Usb IO but no audio.
+ : ALPS encoders, lot of knobs, good replacable x-fader, looks pro, dual deck
- : Jog wheels with no ring or touch plate (unlike xp10)
Waveidea Bitstream 3x (460 €)
Pro Midi and Usb controller, with lot of controllers.
+ : Metallic case, endless encoders, XYZ joystick, x-fader, transport buttons.
- : No jog-wheels at all, more suitable for producer than Dj.
PCDJ DAC-3 (525 USD)
Dual deck media controller. No audio interface.
+ : Pro device.
- : Expensive, not suitable for digital turnablism.
e-mix mp1200 (840.00 CHF excl. VAT)
All in -one digital mixing solution with audio interface and software.
+ : All in one.
- : Can't be use with an other software (AFAIK).
Allen & Heath Xone:3D (2 700 USD)
All ine one solution : high performance DJ mixer, a top spec multi-channel USB soundcard (8 channels !), a comprehensive MIDI control surface...
+ : See above...
- : Jogwheels seem mean...The price !
MIDI controller allowing an infinite customizable combination of controls.
+ : Customizable.
- : No audio.
Top Dj and producer Richie Hawtin has designed and built an entirely custom MIDI controller incorporating the features and power of 5 MIDI devices into one. This unit, the CTRL LIVE, will give Hawtin full real-time control over 128 parameters of audio, video, lighting, and effects simultaneously.
+ : Guess what.
- : Guess what.
JazzMutant Lemur (2190,00 EUR VAT incl.)
Multitouch control surface.
+ : You can design what you want.
- : Require extensive programing knowledge, expensive.
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