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.
Allen & Heath XONE 1D
Xone:1D is a dedicated MIDI controller connected and powered by USB, which can be used to control DJ software. It can be used with any brand or style of DJ mixer to add digital control, or add the 1D and a Xone:2D to a favourite mixer to make up the equivalent to a Xone:4D!
American Audio RADIUS 1000
American DJ's Radius 1000 offers features only found on the highest quality CD Players, like: Slot load CD Drive, Quick MP3/CD disc recognition, Advanced Track Search (search for a new track while one is playing), 10 seconds of Anti-shock memory, Seamless Loop, 3 Flash Start buttons, Digital BPM Counter, and Digital Output (S/PDIF).
American Audio RADIUS 2000
The Radius 2000 is a professional Media Player with Midi capabilities so DJs can control their favorite music playback software. It features a large 6-inch (150mm) jog wheel, 9 on-board DSP effects, and a large bright display that shows track titles and artist ID tags. Radius 2000 has a red LED visual marker display that rotates around the jog wheel. DJs can also play music from external sources, such as SD Cards, USB Flash Drives and FAT formatted Hard Drives, from the conveniently located USB input.
American Audio RADIUS 3000
American DJ's Radius 3000 offers features only found on the highest quality CD Players, like: Slot load CD Drive, Quick MP3/CD disc recognition, Advanced Track Search (search for a new track while one is playing), 10 seconds of Anti-shock memory, Seamless Loop, 3 Flash Start buttons, Digital BPM Counter, and Digital Output (S/PDIF).
A true jewel of the Audiophony brand, the CDX6 benefits from a very high level of performance. Exceeding current standards on many points, this player offers a plethora of features and possibilities. Adjustable automatic and manual buckles, Tempo-timed effects, HotCue, Samples and Scratch are just samples of his abilities. Able to read mp3 CDs, and USB media (keys or hard disks), it turns willingly controller compatible with most DJ software and allows you to play with all media.
The DN-SC2000 Controller unit is an affordable, compact, professional-grade, solid steel MIDI controller designed for the home DJ or party laptop DJ on the go. Used together with the DJ’s favorite mixer and PC software of choice, the DN-SC2000 offers party and bedroom DJs a compact, portable, user-friendly control solution. A two-layer system, the unit can control two decks at once (with visible deck color change), or be paired with another DN-SC2000 unit to control four decks.
Designed with both Professional and Club DJs in mind, the Denon DJ SC2900 steps-up to the booth with a fresh take on true digital-media versatility. No longer is there a need to struggle dragging a mass of CDs to the club or through the studio doors – the SC2900 includes playback from USB drives and offers the ability to share one USB stick over (up to) four networked Denon DJ SC2900 or SC3900s. However, traditional CD DJs and producers can still make the most of the front mounted CD slot, and pure software DJs can use it to mix and produce.
The DN-S3700 Direct Drive Turntable Media Player & Controller is a single-deck portable DJ instrument that provides working DJs with a host of useful features for enhanced creative flexibility. Most notably, thanks to its large 9” spinning platter design, the DN-S3700 literally offers the “best of both worlds” from both digital and analog realms. In addition to a host of advanced digital features, including USB and MIDI control, the sleek and elegant unit includes a built-in authentic vinyl record for surface control driven by Denon DJ’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor, providing users with the classic and unmistakable feel of true vinyl.
Along with the ability to play CDs and support external storage devices, the DN-S1200 is also designed to interface and control a variety of popular audio/video DJ software applications that support USB MIDI interface, either by user custom mapping or direct native support by the software vendor.
DJ-Tech KONTROL ONE
The Kontrol One is a professional USB MIDI DJ controller designed to work for the most demanding of digital DJs. The modular unit provides full control over not only basic transport functions, but also more advanced features such as loop size, filters, effects, hot cues, and samples. The Kontrol One also features a selectable rotary switch which allows the user to select between decks. This unique feature allows the user to assign a single Kontrol One to up to four decks in the digital DJ software. Four Kontrol One's can also be linked together via a USB hub to provide direct control over each of the four virtual decks as well. With full MIDI customization, touch sensitive jog wheel, and deck assign switch, the Kontrol One has all the features needed by any digital DJ.
The VTT-101 has been designed specifically for scratch DJs. With the large, touch-sensitive jog wheel, smooth pitch-fader, and ergonomically placed crossfader, the scratch DJ has access to all basic functions.Small, compact, and easily expandable, the VTT-101 is the perfect addition to any digital setup.
The MDJ-1000 is designed with a large 4.3-inch full color screen that provides real-time visual feedback of your playing track. In play mode the screen shows track position on a large full size waveform with full track information including title, time, BPM and Pitch. In addition the display has visual feedback for Slip mode, Hot Cue points as well as active Loops. When browsing the display will show all your songs data including cover art.
The MDJ-500’s intuitive interface will have you spending less time learning and free up precious time for you to experiment with the 4 Hot Cues, Auto Loops and 5″ touch-sensitive jog wheel with LCD display and resistance control to Slip and Scratch. Bonus MIDI capabilities mean you can control the parameters of VirtualDJ directly from the unit, routing your audio through its 24-bit/192kHz soundcard.
The MDJ-600’s intuitive interface will have you spending less time learning and free up precious time for you to experiment with the 4 Hot Cues, Auto Loops and 5″ touch-sensitive jog wheel with LCD display and resistance control to Slip and Scratch. Bonus MIDI capabilities mean you can control VirtualDJ directly from the unit, routing your audio through its 24-bit/192kHz soundcard.
Whether your songs are stored on CDs, USB sticks or your computer, the CDJ-650 offers exceptional command with a 5-inch touch-sensitive jog wheel that allows you to Pitch Bend or Scratch. Thanks to its meticulously crafted, super-responsive design, the jog wheel offers a natural vinyl-like feel that will impress even the most loyal turntablists. For convenient music manipulation, three programmable Hot Cues let you create instant playback points on your tracks and the Loop Section with loop Adjust lets you quickly modify your loop with the jog wheel. For even greater command, a variable Pitch Control slide with an ultra-precise fader ensures pinpoint accuracy when beat matching.
The CDJ Series of professional DJ mixing equipment from Gemini are the perfect addition to your repitoire from the studio to the stage. Gemini's CDJ-700 focuses on 2 key elements of successful DJ performances: versatility and control. Its carefully selected collection of professional features fully compliment its intuitive, modern design. The CDJ-700 is made for multimedia compatibility with the inclusion of a fast loading slot-in CD-ROM that is compatible with audio CDs, CD-Rs, and MP3-CDs, along with a USB input for flash drives, and an SD card slot (SDHC compatible up to 32GB). The CDJ-700 is designef to give you complete control over your music with the 3 selectable jog modes (Search / Pitch Bend / Scratch), Slip Mode, Reverse, 6 DSP-powered effects (Filter / Flanger / Echo / Wah / Trance / Bubble) with Wet/Dry control and 3 programmable hot cues help you perfect your set without struggling through the interface, all with the full-color 3.5″ TFT touchscreen with contrast adjustment and comprehensive waveform display and 8″ touch-sensitive jog wheel with LCD display and resistance control. The Master Tempo mode gives you the freedom of tempo adjustment without changing the original pitch of the track, or you can go rogue and tweak away with the Pitch Control Fader.
The iCDX lets you access, manipulate and play all of your media from one powerful controller. With its built–in CD/Data DVD drive and USB port for connecting external devices such as a USB flash drive, or external hard drive, the iCDX provides an infinite amount of song selection choices. With its power and control, the iCDX is revolutionizing the industry as a media player and computer controller.
Numark NDX 500
NDX500 is a USB/CD media player and software controller that lets you DJ with your entire media library—anywhere. Combining comprehensive standalone functionality with deep hardware and software integration, NDX500 is capable of playing and mixing music from virtually any digital audio source. DJ with USB flash drives, CDs, and MP3 CDs without turning on your computer, or use NDX500’s built-in audio interface and USB-MIDI Mode to DJ with software.
Numark NDX 800
NDX800 is a high-performance controller for DJs who blend different kinds of music sources. Whether your music is on your computer, USB flash drives or CD, you can perform with it using NDX800. This digital deck has the feel and layout you’re used to, with a twist of Numark innovation.
Numark NDX 900
The NDX900 Controller is capable of mixing music from virtually any digital source including a computer, CDs, MP3 CDs, or even USB flash drives. NDX900 Controller has a layout that is familiar to DJs everywhere with a large, seven-inch touch-sensitive illuminated platter, smooth, front-loading CD drive, top-facing USB port, powerful remixing, effects control, scratching, looping, and sampling capabilities, all in a chassis that has a solid feel and professional look. NDX900’s Beat-synced DSP effects include chop, echo, filter, flanger, pan, and phaser with full control of the effects blend.
V7 delivers outstanding feel and unprecedented power in a single-platter digital DJ controller. V7 is based around the acclaimed adjustable torque, motorized-platter design from Numark's NS7 and delivers a host of professional features including real vinyl and a slipmat that analog turntablists will love, plus turntable control at ten times the resolution of standard MIDI, mouse-less library navigation, and Strip Search virtual-needle drop. V7’s link function enables you to combine two V7s with your choice of any mixer and your Mac or PC for a completely customizable, totally seamless performance environment.
The MPCD-X3 from Citronic is not only a CD deck but a MIDI controller that will also play WAV and MP3 files straight from a USB device.The deck features loop functions that can be set manually or by letting the deck set an autoloop for you as well as on board cue point memory.The deck has built-in DSP effects such as flanger, filter, echo and scratch which can all be effected using the touch sensitive jog wheel.The device is capable of sending MIDI information via USB which can be used to control all your favourite DJ software programs
The 'XP10 USB Digital DJ Player' from EKS is a professional plug-and-play controller for PC- and Power PC-based Mac, aimed at the serious digital age DJs. It is a truly portable solution for DJs looking for top notch sound, professional level features and uncompromised build quality. Just like with vinyl and serious DJ CD players, you can control the sound with your fingers and use the high precision jog wheel to cue or scratch. The programmable Hot Keys of 'XP10' allow you to maximize your creativity and control.
EKS OTUS RAW
EKS OTUS RAW
EKS Otus RAW is the worlds most highly configurable DJ controller.Designed to work as a single or dual deck controller the EKS Otus RAW contains many new features that were requested by professional DJs from around the world. Otus RAW is also designed to fully utilize the possibilities offered by todays and tomorrows DJ software.Unlike the original Otus EKS Otus RAW is equipped with two long and sturdy SL-turntable-style pitch sliders one for each virtual deck. The Otus RAW also features large velocity pads and buttons allowing for fast and easy operation in a hectic club environment.
The EKS Otus' stylish appearance, clever design, and solid feel will make any professional DJ at home from the very first encounter. The digital MIDI controller's sturdy aluminum frame is built to withstand the physical abuse of DJ'ing and the hazards of travel. The heart of the EKS Otus interface is its illuminated, high-resolution, 7-1/2" jog wheel with sensitivity adjustments. The Otus DJ controller has been designed to fit firmly in place of or on top of a standard DJ turntable with vibrations substantially reduced due to its unique pointed feet.
The CDJ-2000NXS2 inherits all the best features from its predecessor – the CDJ-2000NXS – and takes a giant leap forward. We’ve added a larger, multicolour touch screen with a Qwerty keyboard and search filters to help you select tracks faster. 2 banks of 4 Hot Cues give you more creative freedom, while a 96 kHz/24-bit sound card and support for FLAC/Apple Lossless Audio (ALAC) means you can play with higher resolution formats.
The CDJ-900NXS builds on the success of its predecessor, the CDJ-900, plus it’s packed with new technology including a full colour LCD screen, Beat Divide, four-deck Beat Sync and the ability to play sets from a smartphone. The CDJ-900NXS boasts a high resolution screen, giving DJs a quick and instant view of the Wave Display and Wave Zoom and the ability to view and edit rekordbox beatgrids.
Based on its predecessor, the XDJ-1000MK2 improves usability through enhanced track browsing and support for high-resolution FLAC and ALAC audio files. It inherits the large jog wheel and 7-inch, full-colour touch screen from the CDJ-2000NXS2, as well as features such as 8 Hot Cues and Quantize.
Designed for DJs by DJs and drawing inspiration from Pioneer's industry standard CDJ-1000 series, the CDJ-400 is a flexible, affordable performance player for the aspiring club DJ to use at home. The CDJ-400 allows you to play your MP3 collection off CD-R/RW discs as well as music from mass storage USB devices, such as USB keys, external hard drives, portable media devices, and DJ software.
The CDJ-850 builds on the DNA of its predecessor, the CDJ-800MK2 and adds some serious enhancements. With its full-sized jog wheels, large screen and pro-DJ features, it feels and functions like a CDJ-900NXS or CDJ-2000NXS – without the top-flight price tag. The CDJ-850 is ready to control the DJ software of your choice with the USB-HID interface.
The CDJ-900 is a high end multi-format performance player for the digital age. It can play from various different music sources, including CD and USB storage devices, use it's HID and MIDI capabilities for native control of DVS (digital vinyl systems) via USB, or simply just play directly from your DJ software.
The CDJ-2000 fizzes with fresh DNA and can play music from multiple sources, including CD, DVD, USB storage devices, SD memory cards, and control of DVS (digital vinyl systems) or DJ software via USB. What’s more, it achieves Pioneer’s highest sound quality to date through an improved audio output circuit, a new audiophile-pleasing Wolfson DAC processor, and a built-in 24-bit/48 kHz sound card.
Meet the next generation multi-player that opens doors to performances beyond your wildest dreams. The highly evolved CDJ-2000NXS includes advanced features, including 4-deck Beat Sync, Slip Mode and Hot Cue Auto Load. Use the HID support to perform with DJ software without a control disk.
The Rane DJ Twelve is a motorized control turntable that brings a seamlessly accurate, true-vinyl performance experience to digital music software. It liberates DJs and Turntablists from the pain of damaged tonearms or needles and eliminates unwanted audio feedback, bringing sub-bass back into their music. The Rane Twelve feels instantly familiar to any DJ who has played on a vinyl turntable before, but adds hot-cue and track search capability at the sweep or touch of a finger.
The RMP-4 hybrid media player from Reloop is the latest addition to the successful RMP series and an ideal combination of CD player, USB player and performance software controller. In addition to the multi-platform support it also boasts multiple new performance modes and impressive features.
Reloop launches a modular controller by the name of "Contour" that can be perfectly integrated in every DJ software surroundings. It is possible to control up to four decks due to the intelligent deck switching system. In doing so the large, backlit buttons shed light on the current status via LED feedback.
The Reloop RMP-2.5 Alpha is a true cross media player with additional MIDI function. Besides playing current audio formats such as WAV and MP3 from CD, CD-R, memory stick or hard disk drive, it is also possible to control any MIDI compatible DJ software thanks to the RMP-2.5's full MIDI compatibility.
Whether CD, MP3, memory stick or hard disk drive - it does not matter where the sound is coming from or how it is coded, the RMP-3 submits it to the DJ''s control. As a premium player is not only multi but crossmedial it is not only possible to mix, scratch and juggle music, but also to control any software.
Reloop is proud to offer a dedicated version of the RP-8000 with a straight skip proof tone arm. Perfect and skip proof tracking is guaranteed, allowing excessive scratching. The Reloop RP-8000 Straight combines modern DJ technology in an advanced turntable. This hybrid high torque turntable does the balancing act between approved direct drive technology and a digital control section for your DJ software. The RP-8000 Straight is able to communicate with any midi compatible DJ software - an additional modular controller is not necessary anymore
The CMP.800 Cross-Media Player provides all the features needed for the technology-minded DJ. Providing a high-resolution Jog wheel with Multi-style, illuminated position indicator, CD & Mass-Storage Device playback, built-in sampler, hot-cues, loops beat-synchronized FX and full MIDI control, the Stanton CMP.800 is a true high performance DJ cross-media player at an unbelievable price point that won't break the bank.
The SCS.1d has a 10” motorized platter with a real slipmat and vinyl record. This means that the platter not only feels like a record on a turntable, it performs like one as well. There’s plenty of room for your hand on the platter, and you are free to move naturally instead of being confined to a tiny area. Likewise, the platter under the record will feel totally natural, delivering the industry standard torque and edge texture that you’re used to after years in front of traditional gear.
Revolutionary and compact, this controller is a necessity for any digital DJ looking for ultimate control over their software of choice. SCS.3d's compact and sleek profile makes it a space-friendly addition to any existing DJ gear set-up or can stand on its own as a complete controller solution.
This professional digital media controller will even satisfy the most demanding DJs! You can play and scratch music from different sources, including CDs (audio+MP3+WAV) and MP3+WAV from FAT32 USB-drives. With its MIDI features DMC1000 even controls any DJ-software you can imagine.