Nowadays, more and more DJs are using VirtualDJ Pro Full to be able to use digital music instead of traditional vinyls or CDs. Still, using digital music doesn't mean you'll have to sit behind a computer and use a mouse and keyboard.
VirtualDJ Pro Full can be used as a stand-alone software in case of emergency, but to truly unleash its power, you might want to connect it to some dedicated hardware.
VirtualDJ Pro Full is natively compatible with an impressive list of hardware from many manufacturers. And, with the full MIDI compatibility and the open plugin architecture, it can connect to virtually anything.
You will find below a small list of the best hardware for digital DJ one can find on the market today. Many of which come with a version of VirtualDJ Limited Edition (LE) so you can immediately start using your controller.
But, if you don't find what you need here, keep in mind that VirtualDJ Pro Full is compatible with many other controllers, mixers, etc. on the market.
Depending on how and where you mix, you might consider different options:
- Mobile DJs will probably want to get all-in-one controllers, easy to transport and install anywhere.
- Resident DJs will probably want rackmount or table-top controllers (depending on the space available in the booth).
- Turntablists will want a TimeCode solution and a good sound card interface.
- Beginners will be more interested in all-in-one solutions.
VirtualDJ LE SPECIAL8 included
The PMX-10 combines the power of a 4 in/4 out audio interface with the convenience of a full MIDI implementation. This means the PMX-10 is a digital mixer, a MIDI controller, and a soundcard all in one. With 8 responsive and easy to press pads per side for convenient triggering of hot cues and samples, the bright illumination makes it easy to see in any lighting conditions.
VirtualDJ LE SPECIAL8 included
By itself, PMX-20 is a flagship-quality 4-channel installation mixer with incredible flexibility – from adjustable curve control to the built-in FX loop. But connected to a computer, the PMX-20 enters beast mode with its USB MIDI and multi-channel audio interface making it perfect for use with VirtualDJ.
American Audio 10MXR
VirtualDJ LE V8 included
The American Audio MXR Series offers DJs the tactile feel and operation of a traditional DJ mixer while playing and controlling music from software on their computer. 10-inch, 2-Channel mixer with Midi/Analog control, built-in Sound Card with 4-In 4-Out audio interface, Balanced XLR Outputs, user assignable control buttons to make it easy to customize and play your music.
American Audio 14MXR
VirtualDJ LE V8 included
The American Audio MXR Series offers DJs the tactile feel and operation of a traditional DJ mixer while playing and controlling music from software on their computer. 4-Channel ixer with Midi/Analog control, built-in Sound Card with 4-In 4-Out audio interface, Balanced XLR Outputs, MIDI Navigation Controls and user assignable control buttons to make it easy to customize and play your music.
American Audio DV2
Combining the best of both worlds! Old School control and New School tech come together to give you the American DJ DV2 USB Mixer. With this 2-channel preamp Midi mixer, including built-in 4x4 sound car, you can play and mix music from your favorite computer software without giving up the control and comfort of physical sliders & knobs that you're used to.
The DN-X1600 Digital DJ Mixer, offers superb sound quality, durability, reliability, operability and visibility. Based on the same core engine as Denon DJ’s flagship DN-X1700, the DN-X1600 is an extremely affordable and versatile four-channel digital mixer with a variety of features perfect for all DJs and electronic musicians, from professional club and touring DJs, to party DJs and bedroom mix artists.
Denon X1800 Prime
The Denon DJ X1800 Prime is a high-quality 4-channel digital mixer that interfaces seamlessly with SC5000 Prime players, bringing your DJ equipment setup to the next level. With it’s rugged metal construction and crisp OLED screen for precise menu based adjustments, the X1800 Prime is ready for anything you throw at it. Each of the 4 channels come equipped with phono/line switch inputs, allowing you to connect any audio source from turntables all the way to cell phones and CD players. There are also four digital inputs for high-resolution audio mixing. No audio source is off limits! Each channel also includes dedicated Sweep and BPM FX knobs to make the mix your own.
Mixars DUO MKII
The Mixars DUO MKII is an update to the popular DUO two channel DJ mixer. It features the all new Galileo Essential crossfader exclusively designed in collaboration with Pro X Fade. Made in Japan, this crossfader is built with the latest conductive plastic technology and features razor sharp cuts for precise scratching. 2-channel battle style mixer. Upgraded w/ exclusive GALILEO crossfader co-designed by Pro X Fade integrated 24-bit/96kHz audio interface. 8 RGB rubber pads for controlling cues + samples
Native Instruments KONTROL Z2
Built tough for pro use, TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 features all the power and connectivity needed for even the biggest clubs. The integrated audio interface delivers 24-bits of high-output audio so your sets hit with maximum impact. Pro XLR and RCA outputs, knobs, buttons, and Innofaders™ combine for a fluid layout and rock-solid construction built to last.
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
The CMX-2000 is a 2-channel stand-alone mixer with a vast array of MIDI sections for control of DJ software on PC and Mac computers. The layout was designed specifically for intuitive control of up to 4 decks in Virtual DJ with full support for scratch and sample decks. Finally, there is no need for a separate controller anymore. All necessary control elements for file browsing, transport, hot cues, samples, sample recording, loops, FX, pitch and video transition are available. Both input channels feature 3-band EQs and filter modulation and one-step switching between analog sources and MIDI decks.
The DJM-900NXS is delivering excellent connectivity and performance features to make it the centrepiece of any professional DJ setup. Built to stand up to the rigours of professional use. Advanced mixer that can act as both a stand-alone mixer and as a MIDI mixer controlling VirtualDJ's own internal mixer.
The DJM-850 combines future-proof technology with all your favourite features. Primed and ready for you to plug and play with software on your PC/laptop, it boasts studio-quality FX for endless creative possibilities and an unrivalled DJing experience. The mixer’s Beat Colour FX uses side-chaining to add another layer of manipulation to the Sound Colour FX. An integrated, high-performance, 4-stereo-channel sound card and simultaneous input and output ensures there is no deterioration of sound quality. Plus 3 sampling rates enable music recording, production and DJing.
With features and design inherited from the DJM-900NXS2, this 2-channel mixer is ideal to partner with multiplayers or turntables. The Magvel fader combined with smooth EQ and channel fader curves give an assured feel to mixing. Sound Color FX and Beat FX with parameter control open up creative possibilities. And thanks to the 64-bit digital signal processor you’ll enjoy warm, high-quality audio from both analogue and digital sound sources.
Delivering breath-taking scope for creativity, the DJM-750 takes FX manipulation and software synergy to new levels. The DJM-750 combines Pioneer's audio and FX technology in an attractively priced 4-channel mixer. The mixer boasts 13 Beat FX with a dedicated Level/Depth knob for tactile control of the wet/dry mix. The DJM-750 inherits the same 32-bit digital signal processor as the DJM-900NXS and a built-in 24-bit/96 kHz USB sound card, while 3 sampling rates makes it perfect for production and recording.
Developed with the help of a number of international DJs, this innovative mixer aims for relevance in both functionality and operation to give you total creative freedom. Designed with an integrated system approach to simplify the ever-expanding DJ booth, the DJM-2000 has the effects technology of the EFX-1000 built in. The 6 individual effects processors allow you to create your own unique sounds in conjunction with a stunning industry-first multi-touch panel. Also featuring a rotary control and Tap and Trace methods, you get an intuitive layout so you’ll be able to focus on creative mixing at all times. 3 performance modes including MIDI (with four layouts) make every DJing scenario possible.
The DJM-2000NXS combines advanced performance features and an intuitive layout to empower unbridled creativity in the booth. A newly designed Peak Limiter eliminates distortion and clipping even at club volumes, all four channels are equipped with a Peak Level Meter so you can check your input levels at a glance.
Take your performance to new heights with the DJM-900NXS2, which features a 64-bit mixing processor for a warmer, more nuanced sound. Pioneer has fine-tuned the EQ and fader curves and enhanced the FX controls to give you even more creative choice. Plus the versatile DJM-900NXS2 has an independent Send/Return, 4 phono inputs and 2 USB ports – giving you flexibility to set it up your way.
With a fully configurable Magvel Pro crossfader and customisable FX buttons and pads, you can tailor the mixer to suit your DJing style. The tough DJM-S9 is build to withstand the most energetic scratch performances, and it boasts high-quality audio circuitry inherited from Pioneer's 4-channel digital mixer, the DJM-2000NXS.
The DJM-T1 is the complete solution: a hybrid mixer, a controller and audio interface in one unit. The onboard soundcard and MIDI interface lets DJs connect to a computer with a single USB cable and there’s a dedicated output channel to easily record your set straight back into the mixer.
Rane SIXTY TWO
The Sixty-Two is the ultimate plug-and-play package supporting two-deck digital vinyl simulation, software controls, two USB ports for easy DJ transitions, onboard beat effects, software effects insert and all the record and playback channels you need. The Sixty-Two Mixer supports both analog and Digital Vinyl Simulation (DVS) playback.
Rane TTM57 MKII
The TTM57mkII supporting familiar workflow while improving performance and software integration with silicone RGB backlit pads for triggering four cue points per deck or 8 samples, classic joystick controls toggle slip, instant doubles, internal mode, censor, and transform. Dedicated auto-loop & loop roll controls with back-lit buttons. FX controls for easy & quick access. Exclusive dual USB port architecture for intuitive DJ change over and supports creative dual computer applications.
Rane Seventy Two
The Rane DJ Seventy-Two is a 2-channel, advanced control and performance mixer, featuring a full color touchscreen interface, stackable VirtualDJ and Flex FX, plus the ultimate in expressive playback control via eight multi-function trigger pads, the Rane Seventy-Two redefines the scope and possibilities for Pro, Club and Scratch DJ/Turntablists.
This mixer has an analog soul with a digital heart. With over 40 years of rotary mixer experience to draw on, along with collaboration and input from the world’s best techno house DJs, the MP2015 is the best mixer produced by Rane—ever. There are no compromises in the design. It has the best sound, the best features, the best feel, and the best reliability and durability. Sound Quality A world-class leader in performance, this mixer is designed for playback of High-Resolution Audio (HRA) 24-bit studio master quality sources. Its sonic signature has no equal, satisfying the most stringent vinyl purists. And the dynamics are perfect for DJs that appreciate the uncompressed sound of WAV and FLAC files.
The Reloop RMX-90 DVS is a 4-channel club mixer with integrated 8 in/8 out audio interface. When developing this mixer, a strong emphasis was placed on clear and powerful sound characteristics. This has been achieved through its fully digital sound architecture and high-resolution 24-bit audio interface. Experienced DJs will be mixing in no time thanks to the intuitive club mixer layout, 3 band EQ (with classic & isolator modes) and per-channel filters.
The 2-channel layout with 3-band EQ and switchable modes (classic/isolator) has a very clear design and is generous in its dimensions. An additional AUX/MIC channel with combined XLR/6.3mm jack socket plus 3.5mm mini jack input gives the option of connecting a microphone or another line source. 2 headphone outputs (6.3mm & 3.5mm) are located on the front panel. The high-retention USB 2.0-port has proven to be particularly resistant and ensures a stable cable connection. KUT was designed with an oldschool look out of brushed champagne-gold & black aluminium. The fader section is clearly separated visually on the faceplate.