Our Top Choice
Pioneer 2-Channel Controller for Serato DJ
Pioneer prides itself on manufacturing products with ground-breaking features in the world of music mixing and professional sound engineering.
Stylishly designed. Jog wheels are large and thus offer better accuracy during scratching. USB powered. Portable. 4-deck control. MIDI controller. Built in soundcard.
Doesn’t come with auxiliary input.
19.2” x 10.7” x 2.3”; 4.6 pounds
Serato DJ, Rekordbox dj, Melodics
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1
Native Instruments specializes in the creation of software and equipment used for computerized music production and mixing.
Compact, portable design. Easy-to-touch controls. 3 push encoders, 31 buttons & 8 knobs. Flux mode allows for smooth transitions and looping. Lightweight.
It’s built to work with a computer that has 2.0 GH core i5 or equivalent processors and 4 GB RAM.
11.5" x 4.7" x 2"; 1.5 pounds
Tracktor Pro 2
Gemini GV-Series Virtual DJ Controller
Gemini is renowned for highly innovative DJ and professional audio products that are specially built to give value to the consumer.
Durable metallic construction. I2 physical decks control Available with 2 or 4 channels. Supports multiple audio I/O. 16 multifunctional performance pads. Hotkeys on each channel.
Doesn’t come with the virtual DJ software
21.0” x 12.6” x 1.8”; 11.2 pounds
Virtual DJ Pro or Traktor
Auxiliary RCA & microphone
Numark Mixtrack Pro II DJ Controller
Numark has distinguished itself as an undisputed leader in creating technologically advanced music mixing DJ equipment.
Touch sensitive platters enable easy scratching and pitch control. Plug-n-play design. No driver installation. Integrated audio interface. 16 rubber drum pads.
Its Serato Intro DJ software requires additional payment to upgrade to full Serato DJ edition.
10.4” x 18.3” x 2.0”; 4.7 pounds
Serato DJ Intro
Built-in audio interface
Hercules USB Compact DJControl
Hercules DJ is wholly owned by the Guillemot Corporation and specializes in top-notch interactive entertainment equipment.
Lightweight design. Ergonomically built controls. Features DJJUICED 18° DJ software. Saves mixes as audio files. 4 modes per deck. Weighs less than 1.23 pounds.
Its DJing software needs downloading and thus setup is dependent on internet availability.
14.7” x 5.3” x 2.2”; 2.2 pounds
DJUCEDTM 18° DJ software
Needs an external soundcard