Top 5 DJ Controllers Under $400! [Video]

By | Posted April 12, 2017
We’re back with our “top 5” video series where we show DJ’s our pick for the best in a particular DJ equipment...

We're back with our "top 5" video series where we show DJ's our pick for the best in a particular DJ equipment category.  Today we've released our Top 5 DJ Controllers that cost less than $400.  This list doesn't have any particular order, but we've chose different manufacturers and different software types to be sure every base is covered for a wide range of users.  Our Top 5 list includes the Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2, the Pioneer DDJ-RB, the Pioneer DDJ-SB2, the Numark Mixtrack Platinum, and the Hercules DJControl Jogvision.  Check out the full video and the summary of each below and let us know your picks in the comments section!

Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 Highlights:

Traktor S2 MK2

  • Comes bundles with Full Traktor Pro 2 Software
  • Great Jog wheels and Fader feel and latency free
  • Full Effects controls
  • RGB Backlit pads for transport and cue points/Remix slots
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Microphone Input with Main & Booth Outputs

Pioneer DDJ-RB Highlights:

Pioneer DDJ-RB

  • Comes bundles with FULL Rekordbox DJ Software
  • Separate transport controls & pad functions
  • Good build & Sound quality
  • Separate gain controls & Filter knobs
  • Microphone input

Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Highlights:

Pioneer DDJ-SB2

  • Comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro
  • Separate gain controls & Filter knobs
  • Good jog wheel feel and low latency
  • (4) decks of control with layering

Numark Mixtrack Platinum Highlights:

Numark Mixtrack Platinum

  • Comes bundled with Serato DJ intro
  • Larger footprint than the others for space between controls
  • Biggest pitch sliders for accurate maual beatmatching
  • LED indicators on Jog Wheels for track info
  • Separate Gain & Filter knobs
  • Separate Transport Controls

Hercules Jogvision Highlights:

Hercules Jogvision

  • Comes bundled with Serato DJ intro
  • LED Jog Wheels with Track Info
  • Jog wheels have great feel/weight and latency
  • RGB Pads & Air Control FX

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