DJ Controllers Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Numark released a brand new triple-screen device called the Dashboard which will allow users to connect it to any Serato DJ setup in order to view most of the valuable information DJ’s need such as waveforms, track information, effects, and more. The Dashboard has three screens that are attached to an adjustable stand and can connect to any Serato DJ controller or DVS setup that is out there. Watch our full video review after the jump.
The Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 is the latest and greatest Pioneer media player which has a new 7-inch touchscreen, higher audio resolution, 8 accessible RGB hotcues, colored waveforms, and all the other goodies that came from the original model. They can also be paired with the DDJ-SP1 to access all 8 hotcues and better drumming on the pads. Check out our full in-depth video review inside.
Pioneer has released a brand new affordable and compact media player and controller called the XDJ-700. The new Pioneer XDJ-700 replaces the original CDJ-350 as the smaller and lower-priced deck option for DJ’s who want club-like performance in their own personal setup without breaking the bank. The XDJ-700 is fully compatible with Rekordbox, has a USB slot for drives, and can also be linked to other players and mixers with the Link cable for deck sharing, BPM sync, and much more. Check out our full in-depth video review after the jump.
The new Denon DJ MC4000 controller comes bundled with Serato DJ, has a great metal chassis, two microphone inputs for Mobile DJ’s, and a compact footprint to easily transport and store when taking it on the go. The MC4000 is great for Mobile DJ’s as its compatible with Serato DJ, VirtualDJ 8, Algoriddim, and Traktor 2.9! Check out our full Video review after the jump.
The Pioneer XDJ-1000 multimedia player is the first “CD-less” player by Pioneer DJ that boasts a full seven-inch hi-res color touchscreen that has lots of information on-board, along with a performance mode which allows users to use the screen for hot-cues, beat jump, loops, track searching, and more. Check out our full video review to see all of the features and get our thoughts on the Pioneer XDJ-1000.