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 PRO OEM included
Reloop TOUCH is the world's first DJ controller with an integrated 7"-touchscreen. TOUCH was developed in co-operation with VirtualDJ. Comes with VirtualDJ 8 PRO included. Display of waveform and track information, real-time control of effects, comfortable track browsing, and more. Video mixing can be played back in full screen mode. 4-channel club mixer layout and with a combined EQ/filter section, high-resolution jog wheels, fader-FX units etc. RGB performance pads, offer 16 customized modes. All performance modes can be adjusted extensively via the PARAM button. Built-in audio interface with high-retention USB port, balanced and unbalanced master outs, headphones out and mic input.
Take command of the DJ booth with the standalone MCX8000 and transform an ordinary set into a full concert experience. Two hi-definition display screens help keep your eyes on the mix instead of your laptop. It’s fully loaded with a 4-channel digital mixer that comes with 3 built-in instant effects and line inputs. The solid metal construction is buttoned-up with velocity-sensitive performance pads for cues, rolls, slicer and samples.
The Denon DJ DN-HS5500 DJ Media Player Turntable is a versatile, feature-packed audio player and controller, for professional club, mobile and touring DJs, as well as home DJs and enthusiasts alike. The DN-HS5500 packs an incredible array of versatile features that set it apart from traditional controllers, CD decks or turntables, by incorporating all of these devices into one unit.
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
The CDMP Series of professional DJ mixing equipment from Gemini are the perfect addition to your repitoire from the studio to the stage. Equipped with professional features and decks to make any DJ jealous, this unit is a complete all-in-one solution to move a crowd. Its carefully selected collection of professional features fully compliment its intuitive, modern design. The CDMP-7000 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 CDMP-7000 is designed 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 with Wet/Dry control and 3 programmable hot cues help you perfect your set without struggling through the interface, all with the color LCD touchscreen with contrast adjustment and comprehensive waveform display and 5″ touch-sensitive jog wheel with VFD display
Native Instruments Traktor S4 MK3
Traktor S4 MK3
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK3; 4-channel DJ controller and audio interface . HAPTIC DRIVE: motorized Jogwheels with taktile feedback allow a new way of digital mixing; RGB LED rings for each Jogwheel; high resolution displays; Deck FX & Mixer FX; Pro Mixer Layout; Pro-Grade High-End 24-bit/96kHz audio interface; Carbon Protected Faders for an enhanced lifecycle.
NV reimagines the hardware-software experience for the professional DJ. Set of 4.3-inch full-color screens that provide real-time feedback of VirtualDJ, complete with spinning Virtual Decks, effects , Cue points, waveforms and more. DJs can perform with the laptop closed or out of sight without sacrificing functionality.
Numark MIXDECK EXPRESS
The Mixdeck Express enables you to play standalone through different media, plus connect to a laptop. Mixdeck Express is a full-featured DJ controller that comes complete with two CD decks, dual USB flash drives, a fully-integrated three-channel mixer, and controls your DJ software. It’s gig-ready—everything you need to connect to a sound system is built right in, including balanced XLR outs, two 1/4" balanced mic inputs and 1/8" and 1/4" headphone output. The built-in screen displays your basic song information and gives you the ability to switch between USB, CD and computer.
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
Mixdeck is a complete system for every DJ who blends different kinds of music sources. Whether your music is on CDs, MP3 CDs, USB flash drives, iPod, your computer, or even other analog players, you can mix and perform with it all using Mixdeck. This performance station has the traditional two-decks-and-a-mixer layout you’re used to, but that’s where time-honored DJ tradition meets Numark innovation.
Numark MIXDECK QUAD
Get people moving on the dance floor — Mixdeck Quad is a complete DJ system with a four-channel mixer that will put you in complete control at any gig. Based upon the popular Mixdeck controller, the Mixdeck Quad kicks it up a notch. A fully functional four-channel digital/analog MIDI mixer is on board, allowing total control of both the iPad and DJ software while mixing from CD, thumb drives, mics, or external sources.
Numark NS7 III
Don’t settle for less. You demand no-compromise performance from your equipment and the NS7III delivers—like nothing else out there. Building upon the acclaimed and wildly-popular NS7II, the NS7III continues Numark’s “best of both worlds” approach by fusing the power of a digital music library with the highly-desired response of a professional DJ turntable. Then the NS7III really raises the bar with real time visual feedback of three vibrant, 4.3-inch full-color screens.
Numark NV II
The NV II with its sleek design, seasoned with red and white colors, really grabs your attention. But it’s so much more—it improves on the superior performance of the original NV! Suited and tailored with an eye-catching symmetrical design, the NV II features an upgraded layout with clear markings for fast, responsive operation. Its striking platter design with hints of red make the NV II one hot controller! What’s under the hood? Aside from cool look and those great 4.3-inch full-color screens, the NV II adds gridlines on the screens so you can seamlessly beat match your tracks. In addition the NV II adds a 5-column sort to view your music 3 columns at time by song, artist, time, bpm and key.
The XDJ-RX is the perfect marriage of two USB-driven players, a 2-channel mixer, pad control, and a large screen with dual waveform display. It inherits much of its DNA from Pioneer's club-standard set-up to bring you powerful performance features and can also use it as a stand-alone mixer.
Featuring the professional layout inherited from the flagship NXS2 models, it’s the portable, compact solution for performing at parties and events. The DDJ-1000 features all-new high definition LCD screens on each jog wheel, allowing you to keep your eyes intuitively on the deck.
The XDJ-RX2 boasts a large, 7-inch touch screen with QWERTY search, plus features inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-9000NXS2, including rotary selector, track filter, short cuts, Sound Colour FX and Beat FX. The 8 large, multi-coloured Performance Pads give you smooth control over Hot Cues, Beat Loop, Slip Loop and Beat Jump. Take your performance to the next level as you enjoy the ease and portability offered by an all-in-one solution.
Visualise your sets with the DDJ-RZX controller. Designed for DJs on the road, it comes with three 7-inch touch screens that let you close your laptop and get intuitive control over audio and video features in VirtualDJ directly from the hardware. The DDJ-RZX inherits traits from the CDJ-2000NXS2 multiplayer and DJM mixer series including large jog wheels, multi-colored Performance Pads and high-quality sound. Plus an extensive FX unit lets you trigger Audio and Video Effects
Take your performances to the next level with the XDJ-RR all-in-one DJ system. This 2-channel DJ solution inherits design traits and essential features from professional Pioneer NXS2 multi player and mixer and packs it all into one lightweight, portable piece of kit. As a result, the XDJ-RR will help you become familiar with club-standard gear as you transition from DJing at home to commanding parties, bars, and soon, clubs.
The XDJ-AERO is the original Wi-Fi enabled all-in-one system, allowing you – or your audience – to load music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. A multipurpose unit, the XDJ-AERO functions as a standalone mixer when connected to players or turntables, and can be used as a MIDI/HID controller for DJ software.
Complete Digital DJ System with built in SC-IX software means no external computer/controller required. Ultimate Experience Easier to set-up, Faster to learn, more time to be creative and improve your DJ skills. Designed for Portability Low profile, lightweight design with integrated drive bay for USB storage devices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stop staring at your laptop and focus on the music with the Numark Dasboard! Whether you use turntables or any supported DJ controller, the Dashboard enables you to tuck away your laptop and focus on the crowd. Innovative 4.3-inch full color display gives you access to your playlists/crates and you can monitor your music’s waveforms on either the center or side screens. You can also browse through your music by Song, Artist, Time, BPM, and Key.
This feature-packed professional PC/MAC compatible controller combines unmatched hardware performance with internal high-quality audio processing, offering low latency ASIO/OSX Core Audio support. The DN-HC4500 also offers the exclusive flexibility to control DENON’s optional BU4500 dual CD/MP3 player for simultaneous 4-player configuration.
The DN-HC5000 is designed to work with software programs and the optional BU4500 Dual CD/MP3 player, providing mobile entertainers the most fail safe, easy-to-use, flexible hardware package. Purposed into the familiar Denon DJ rackmount form, and utilizing HID technology to improve speed, accuracy, and communication between software and hardware, the DN-HC5000 is a true all-in-one system for computer DJs.
The DN-HD2500 is a hard-drive based, professional media player and controller offering a total all-in-one “nerve center” that addresses and actually anticipates ever changing needs. Flexible and packed with features, the DN-HD2500 is built for any event where professional-quality and flawless performance is expected.
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
The CDMP-2700 features two touch-sensitive jog wheels that allow you to search through a track, adjust cue points and even scratch with true vinyl-like feel.Thanks to its MIDI capabilities, the CDMP-2700 lets you control the parameters of your favorite DJ software right from the unit and route your audio through its 24-bit/192kHz soundcard.
The DMC2 has a form factor based on CD players such as the CDN95 and CDN35, which allows mobile DJs who are comfortable with rack consoles to quickly and easily add the power and versatility of software–based mixing to their arsenal. No assignment of software parameters for the DMC2 is necessary – simply connect the controller to a laptop with a USB cable, enable CUE LE 5’s configuration screen, and watch the virtual controls respond to the DMC2's actions.
The PCDJ DAC-3 is a control surface with a USB connector for use with mixing software. The DAC-3 resembles a controller of a DJ CD player with all the familiar controls recognized by beginner and seasoned DJs alike. Two large wheel controls establish realtime scratch and cuing of audio files, pitch sliders are provided and an arsenal of buttons and switched are mapped to deliver full control over DJ software.
The MEP-7000 offers a flexible high quality solution specifically with digital music in mind, being compact and easy to transport, yet inheriting the basic functions and features of Pioneer's popular CDJ series CD Decks. The MEP-7000 enables you to play MP3/AAC files stored on various memory formats, along with playback of music from your CD collection or DJ software.