Highest Rated Affordable DJ Controllers 2019

Top 10 Affordable DJ Controllers

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk3 2-Channel Controller (Traktor)

Pros:
Jog mode (good for spin-to-nudge function/scratching)
Beat grid adjust mode: Use the jog wheel to manually adjust beat grid in Traktor
Easy set-up with Traktor
Comes with Traktor PRO (My personal favorite)
16 RGB pads for triggering Hot cues, loops, or samples
Amazing jog-wheels that come with feedback to detect beatgrids and cuepoints
Cooler look (Opinion)
Better sound card for great live performances
Cons:
A little on the heavier side
Controls are tightly together
Small pitch fader

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB3 2-Channel Controller (Serato)

Pros:
Separated auto loop section
Pad scratch while playing
Great jog-wheels
16 pads that are very responsive
High quality materials
Cons:
Small pitch fader

Numark Mixtrack Platinum 2-Channel Controller (Serato)

Pros:
Jog-Wheels with built-in LCDs
4 FX buttons
Large pitch fader
Mutli-function touchstrip
4-Decks
Cons:
Known issues with the sound card

Pioneer DJ DDJ 400 2-Channel Controller (Rekordbox)

Pros:
Easy to setup
Rekordbox dj license key
"Club Style" (CDJs) layout with great looping feature
Beat FX section
16 High performing pads
Unique pad features (Keyboard/Keyshift)
Cons:
No pad scratch/other SB3 features

Numark Mixtrack 3 2-Channel Controller (Virtual DJ)

Pros:
large pitch fader
Multi-function touchstrip
Prime Loops remix tool kit and Virtual DJ
Durable
Cons:
2 usb connections required
Need to purchase an additional sound card

Pioneer DJ DDJ-RB Portable 2-Channel Controller (Rekordbox)

Pros:
High Quality Jog-Wheels
Compact/Light
16 high responsive pads
Rekordbox dj license key
Cons:
Only one FX routed at a time
Issues with rekordbox licensing key

Hercules DJControl Jogvision 2-Channel Controller (Serato)

Pros:
In-jog LED displays
Scratch with the DJ Control Jog vision
Great jog-wheels
Air Control filter manipulation
Visually appealing, and useful for DJing in the dark
External power supply
Cons:
Strange design, takes getting used to
Cheaper feel
Drivers need to be installed separately
Small pitch faders

Denon DJ MC4000 2-Channel Controller (Serato)

Pros:
Great jog-wheels
Good loop control functionallity Long pitch faders
Sturdy Metal Casing/More reliable
2 Mic inputs + extra microphone controls
Extra aux out cables + extra control knobs
Cons:
8 Cue buttons
No separate play/cue button
A little pricier compared to other 2-channel controllers

American Audio Vms2 2-Channel Controller (Virtual DJ)

Pros:
Compact/Easy to pack-up for on-the-go
VirtualDJ license key
2X Midi Log (Midi Or Analog) Inputs Such As Turntables And Or Cd Players
1 Mic With Gain And Front Tone Control, Cross fader Curve Adjustment, Balanced Xlr Outs
Cons:
Bulky and on the heavier side
Buttons have a cheaper feel to them
No filter effects

Gemini SLATE 2 2-Channel Controller (Serato)

Pros:
16 Multifunction RGB pads
High-resolution Touch-sensitive Jog Wheels
Premapped Fx Controls For Serato Dj Intro
Small and compact(smallest proper controller)
Also available with 4-channels(link below)
Good for backup controller
Cons:
Fairly basic controls/outputs

Honorable Mention

Pioneer DJ DDJ-WeGO4-K DJ Controller 2-Channel Controller (Rekordbox)

Pros:
Can be used on iPad/iPhone devices (WeDJ), android devides (djay 2), and with Mac/Windows computer as well.
iPad holder for on-the-go DJing
Very easy to connect
Rekordbox dj license key
Different color options
Still great for live performances despite it's phone capabilities
Cons:
Can't use Serato
Loose/small pitch faders
No advanced FX/loop features

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