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.
A versatile 2-channel mixing surface, powerful controller for any performer. AMX controls 2 decks of VirtualDJ with an intuitive array of faders, touch-activated knobs, and buttons. With curve-adjustable crossfader, dedicated line faders, and control signal inputs, AMX can interface VirtualDJ with turntables (DVS) or HID players over a single USB cable.
Behringer CMD MM-1
4-channel mixer style DJ MIDI controller. Full-size 60mm channel faders and 45mm crossfader for a professional fee. High quality 4-port powered multi-TT USB hub for connecting other controllers. MIDI-reactive buttons and LED peak metering to keep your eyes from the computer screen. Class-compliant MIDI protocol enables plug-and-play with any MIDI software
The MIX-101 seeks to integrate mixer and transport controls directly into one device. Divided into two channels, the MIX-101 contains a jog wheel, navigation encoders, and buttons that can be assigned for cue points, loops, or samples. With a compact form factor and full customization options, the MIX-101 is the perfect solution not only for digital DJs, but also producers who are looking for additional control in their studio environment.
MIXTOUR has been designed from the ground-up to offer a compact, two-channel DJ controller layout which allows you to get the party started anywhere, anytime. A fully integrated device that fuses vital mixing functions with a Transport, Remix and FX section into a sleek device.
Although the SCS.1m is in some ways a “mixer,” it's more appropriately called a mix controller. Designed in an intuitive DJ mixer format that should be instantly familiar to anyone who's ever stepped behind the decks, the SCS.1m features four channel strips with faders, EQ controls, and high-precision metering, as well as a responsive crossfader, and a straightforward Cue / Monitoring section. The surface layout has been carefully designed so that any experienced DJ can simply step up and begin basic mixing within seconds. The difference, of course, is that tweaking an EQ knob or channel fader, for example, is not actually adjusting analog audio - it's controlling the corresponding EQ or level parameter in your DJ software.
The SCS.3m incorporates all of the functions of a two channel DJ mixer, plus a host of innovative performance features made possible by Stanton's unique touch sensitive control surface. The touch sensitive sliders can be used to tweak EQs, allowing you to bring in different elements of a song during a mix, or instantly switch them to control FX parameters... all in one surface. The wide, touch-sensitive crossfader not only allows for seamless slow blends between decks, but is also able to detect (like the rest of the sliders) multiple finger presses, allowing for quick transform effects all in one control.