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Tuesday 27th November 2012

Which DJ Controller?

With so many DJ controllers available on today's digital market, it can sometimes be hard to decide which controller is best suited for your requirements. How many channels do you go for? Which software is best? Should you opt for the controller with a built in sound card or without? Worry no longer! We are here to help. The world of DJ controllers can be a fast moving, technical jungle, however choosing the right controller is crucial when upgrading your existing setup or even just starting out! Here at Whybuynew.co.uk, we stock a huge number of popular brands and models. Everything from Reloop & Numark, right through to the higher end controllers by Pioneer & Native Instruments. Not only DJ controllers, we also have a large stock of professional studio controllers, samplers & MIDI controllers. Nearly all of today's DJ controllers will include most of the standard features you would find on a DJ mixers, such as full EQ, channel faders & a cross fader, however not only does using a controller make setup time, transportation and music location / storage so much easier, but allows you to have literally all of the control at your very finger tips. Choose from an array of professional software such as Native Instruments Traktor, Rane Serato or Virtual DJ which will come included with the controller you have purchased and get mixing straight out of the box. You may be looking for something small and easy to use, or within a low budget such as the Hercules DJ Instinct or a completely portable controller such as the Numark DJ 2 Go , both more than capable of mixing your music together with a fantastic variety of built in features, and very simple to use! If it's simple triggering, looping and sampling your after, then the Novation Dicers work amazingly well with Serato and fit perfectly on the corner of your CDJ or Turntables. Maybe your looking for a bigger model with a few extra channels to add your CDJs or turntables to? The Numark Mixtrack Pro, Kam Digi Two or the American Audio Versadeck are prime examples of this, allowing for external media devices to be connected along with 4 deck mixing through the included software! Moving up the line a bit, you will come across models such as the Pioneer XDJ-Aero, Pioneer DDJ-SX, Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4, Pioneer DDJ-T1 & the Numark NS7 FX, all include specialist software jam packed with features and on board FX which are controllable from the controller surface. You will even find controllers such as the Numark iDJ Pro & Numark iDJ3, that boast direct compatibility with your iPad or iPod! All of these controllers will allow the user to scan quickly through your music collection and even load tunes directly onto each deck using just one button. Scratch in real time using the on board platters, or simply mix two tracks together by again using the platters to speed up or slow down when mixing. You will find sample / trigger pads on a few of the higher end controllers, allowing you to drop your own samples into the mix or even just cue and trigger a track live. All of the controllers we stock feature looping functions which can be enabled, edited & released from the controller surface, which the software will then mimick instantly, once again allowing for full control when live in the mix! “Wait, the controller I have chosen does not have a built in sound card!” .. Not a problem we sell external sound cards too! Your options are endless when choosing the right controller for you but here at Whybuynew.co.uk we pride ourselves on offering the best advice and general help available before and after your purchase. We always have a gigantic number of DJ controllers in stock and available for next day delivery. If you are still not sure, please feel free to give our helpful sales team a ring who will be able to assist you further.