DJ Controllers Reviews


Roland DJ-505 Serato DJ Controller Review

The Roland DJ-505 is a two-channel, four-deck Serato DJ controller that comes with the complete Serato Tool Kit (FX, FLIP & Pitch & Time). The DJ-505 is like having a trimmed down DJ-808 that is easy to transport for DJ’s on the go and still have a complete feature set throughout.  It includes the TR sequencer, two phono/line RCA inputs, XLR/TRS/RCA outputs, and much more.  Check out our full video review and summary below to see our full thoughts on the DJ-505.


Roland DJ-202 Serato DJ Controller Review

Roland has included the new entry level DJ controller to its lineup called the Roland DJ-202 which includes a standalone TR drum machine and sequencer along with a full Serato DJ Intro package at an affordable pricepoint and small footprint and form factor.  The Roland DJ-202 has the built-in TR drum sequencer, a MIDI output, MIC input, Performance Pads, 4-decks of control, and separate filters and gain controls with LED level indicators at the low $350 entry-level market.  Check out our full in-depth review video and review summary below to see our thoughts on this new controller.


Reloop Mixon 4 Review

The Reloop Mixon 4 can work with many different software and hardware options making it a versatile device for all types of DJ’s.  The Reloop Mixon 4 has durable build quality, plug and play operation for Serato DJ and DJAY Pro, and it has large aluminum jog wheels with LED feedback.  Check out the full review video to see our thoughts on it.


Hercules DJ Control Jogvision Review

Even though the Jogvision has been out for almost two years, we finally got one in the lab for the full out video review treatment.  The Hercules DJ Control Jogvision has metal top jog wheels with LED indicators on them to make it easier to juggle, scratch, and cue the music without looking at the computer screen.  Check out our full review and demo video after the jump.


Denon MCX8000 Review

The flagship Denon DJ MCX8000 Controller is a monstrous DJ controller is sporting a solid metal chassis all around, dual hi-res screens for playback information, 16 RGB Backlit velocity sensitive performance pads, and full compatibility with Serato DJ when connected to a computer and Denon’s Engine music management software so that DJ’s can use this device without a computer.  Check out our in depth review video for the full rundown.


Numark Mixtrack Platinum Review

Numark has released its new entry-level controller called the Numark Mixtrack Platinum.  The Mixtrack Platinum builds upon the Mixtrack Pro 3 by adding new LCD displays at the center of each platter to give lots of Serato DJ playback info as well as 4-deck control, and gain controls for each channel.  The Mixtrack Platinum also has full metal jog wheels to give it more durability and a more solid feel for DJ’s.  The Mixtrack Platinum has the 16 backlit pads and comes bundled with Serato DJ Intro for basic DJ playback.


Roland DJ-808 Controller Review

The Roland DJ-808 is a new professional level DJ controller that works perfectly with Serato DJ and has the familiar 8-pad sections with all the familiar modes and a new way to control the pitch in time functions for playback.  The Roland DJ-808 also has a full featured 16 step sequencer with TR 909, 808, 707 and 606 drum racks built right in!  There is also a VT voice changer as well.  Check out our Full In-depth video review to see how it stacks up.


Pioneer DDJ-RR Review

The New Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR is very similar to the DDJ-SR for Serato, but this one is built specifically for Rekordbox DJ software and it includes RGB backlit pads that the original did not.  The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are also the first controllers to support PC Master Out, for playing master output through your computer’s internal speakers or connected desktop speakers, while using the controller for your headphones at the same time.  The DDJ-RR also has a new Sequence feature that allows DJ’s to perform in new ways.


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