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.
Hercules DeeJay Trim Scratch Kit
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
DeeJay Trim Scratch Kit
DeeJay Trim is the perfect card for timecode users, with all the necessary inputs and outputs. Line Inputs: 4-channel, Line Outputs: 4/6-channel, phono switches & preamp. Mic & headphones. (Includes VirtualDJ LE special edition, timecode vinyls/CDs)
With its precise, dependable tracking and remarkably clear audio, the DS1 ushers in a new wave of performance for the hands-on DJ. Whether you’re using NoiseMap vinyl or optical media, the DS1 goes hard every night to eliminate the gap between that classic analog feel you’re after and the precise digital capability you demand.
Native Instruments AUDIO 2DJ
The Native Instruments Audio 2 DJ USB 2.0 Interface provides computer DJs with a compact, lightweight and professional alternative to bulky audio interfaces. The Audio 2 DJ is perfect for laptop DJs with no use for external deck control, or digital audio recording of their mixes.
Native Instruments AUDIO 4DJ
The Native Instruments AUDIO 4 DJ is a compact audio interface for DJs who demand premium sound quality. Use AUDIO 4 DJ to unleash the full sonic potential of your tracks. With all the connections you need in one sturdy and portable design, NI AUDIO 4 DJ hardware is destined to be the centerpiece of your DJ setup”at home and in the club. Record your live sets and digitize your vinyl collection (with additional software), as well.
Native Instruments AUDIO 8DJ
The Native Instruments Audio 8 DJ is a high-end, rugged audio-interface for the touring, nightclub and home DJ. The Audio 8 DJ establishes a solid, high-quality connection between DJ rigs and Windows / Mac OS computer software. The Audio 8 DJ features eight high-gain RCA phono outputs and inputs with two switchable phono preamps for direct turntable connection. An alternate microphone input is included as well.
Native Instruments TRAKTOR AUDIO 6
TRAKTOR AUDIO 6
Get ready to unleash the full sonic potential of your tracks thanks to the included TRAKTOR AUDIO 6, the high-gain audio interface for DJs who demand premium sound quality and extra-loud output. With six inputs and six outputs, the TA6 is destined to be the centerpiece of your live or studio setup.
Native Instruments TRAKTOR AUDIO 10
TRAKTOR AUDIO 10
TRAKTOR AUDIO 10 features ten high-quality inputs and outputs for ultimate connectivity - connect up to four turntables via the four stereo phono preamps. Its robust build, pounding audio quality, club-readable LEDs and slim profile make it the interface of choice for the world’s biggest DJs.
Native Instruments AUDIO KONTROL1
Equipped with high end digital/analog converters, AUDIO KONTROL 1 combines versatile audio input and output slots that fit seamlessly into your setup. AUDIO KONTROL 1 also provides MIDI connection capacities as well as freely assignable controllers on the hardware’s top panel: It is the tactile interface to your software.
Numark DJ IO
DJ|iO is a compact, portable audio interface expressly designed for DJs, mobile music producers and other musicians who work with computers. You'll find DJ|iO to be a convenient missing link in your setup because it connects easily with a standard USB cable to the computer and supplies extremely high-quality, 24-bit audio to output systems. DJ|iO has stereo outputs for a main sound system, a secondary or monitoring system and headphones, as well as a microphone input with a hardware volume control.
Numark DJ IO2
DJ|iO2 features high-quality, audio playback with 24-bit / 44.1 kHz resolution and an ultra-low-latency signal path designed for real-time, pro-quality mixing. Its RCA stereo outputs integrate with main sound systems, and an onboard 1/4” headphone output lets you cue and output your main mix simultaneously. DJ|iO2 also has a 1/4" microphone for MCing, performing, and singing.
ESI MAYA 44USB
ESI MAYA 44USB
MAYA44 USB is a powerful, yet affordable, USB audio solution for home recording - a perfect solution for mobile live and recording applications! Besides standard recording and playback functionality, MAYA44 USB provides everything that is needed for professional music production. In its compact case MAYA44 USB provides 4 analog input and 4 analog output channels with RCA connectors and a combined optical S/PDIF digital output / stereo headphone output.
The SL3 gives you the freedom to take your entire digital music collection on the road and add extra creativity to your DJing. This intuitive system replicates the traditional DJing experience for "real feel" usability. The Rane SL3 USB 2.0 interface connects one, two or three standard vinyl or CD turntables to your computer using a single USB cable with audio connections to line inputs on your DJ mixer of choice.
The SL4 gives you the freedom to take your entire digital music collection on the road and add extra creativity to your DJing. This intuitive digital vinyl system replicates the traditional DJing experience for "real feel" usability. The Rane SL4 USB interface connects up to four vinyl or CD turntables to your computer using a single USB cable with audio connections to line inputs on your DJ mixer of choice.
Inside the compact high-quality chassis you will find a 4x4 sound card with USB 2.0 that is convincing due to its extremely low latency. Beneath the cover panel the LEDs for the input and output signals are shining. Besides switchable inputs for line sources and a turntable, the Reloop Spin! 2 interface comes with a microphone combination-socket with phantom power for studio condenser microphones. A direct connection can be activated for latency-free monitoring. Thanks to the proper thru outputs, it is possible to quickly switch between timecode and real vinyl.