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DJ Mixers: Juno Plus Ultimate Buyer's Guide

In this, the third instalment in Juno's ultimate buyer's guide series, we take a look under the hood of the leading DJ mixers on the market. As always, each unit that appears in this guide has been thoroughly tested by the Juno team, and given a score out of five taking into account price, build quality, versatility and creative options. The mixers have been divided into three price brackets and we've tallied all the specifications you need, and provided brief reviews to help you decide which mixer is best suited to you.

Allen & Heath Xone 92

The Allen & Heath Xone:92 mixer boasts two independent low frequency oscillators - a neat feature. With four channels served by the cross fader and two fully integrated mic/aux channels, bringing the total to six, the Xone:92 has been clearly created with the professional DJ in mind. The Xone:92 has two filters - one for each side of the cross fader - with the option of linking. There is a full complement of high grade outputs and connectivity options around the back, but no USB integration. Allen & Heath have decided to go with a single MIDI output that allows for digital control integration. Finished off with top of the line Penny & Giles faders, the Xone:92 is an analogue mixer for the professional DJ and club installations.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Penny & Giles VCA      

Dimensions: 32x8.7x35.8cm       Weight: 6kg       Power: 100-240V      

£1098.95 Buy   Read more

Allen & Heath Xone DB2

The Xone:DB2 is a fully digital club mixer from Allen & Heath, and boasts two DSP effects units with filter. With four channels of audio and a mic/aux channel, the Xone:DB2 allows for full MIDI control via the USB 2.0 protocol, along with Allen & Heath's own X-link technology that allows this unit to connect to the Xone:K2 controller. The studio grade soundcard negates the need for a separate piece of equipment when you're using this mixer with a Mac or PC and DJ software. The matrix channel assignment selector on each channel is a nice touch, as it allows you to reassign all the inputs without the need to unplug the RCAs. The excellent effects engine has upgradeable firmware. This unit also has three modes of EQ control including full kill on all three bands. A feature packed solution for the analogue and digitally integrated professional performance DJ and club installations.

Mixer type: Club      

Dimensions: 32x8.8x38.8cm       Weight: 5.1kg       Power: 100-240V      

£839.00 Buy   Read more

Allen & Heath Xone DB4

Allen & Heath's Xone:DB4 has no less than four top of the line DSP effects units. That is one effects unit per channel, organized in line with each channel strip, including three modes of three band EQ incorpoarting full kill. There is a matrix style channel input selector that does away with the need to unplug units from the back to reassign to different channels and, like the DB2, there is full MIDI control and soundcard technology via a USB connection as well as two filters. This is arguably the ultimate solution in digital and analogue integration, and with killer sound and build quality along with connectivity options that stretch to include their very own X link technology, the DB4 is aimed at serious DJs and club installations.

Mixer type: Club      

Dimensions: 53.1x25.9x47cm       Weight: 9kg       Power: 100-240V      

£1769.00 Buy   Read more

Denon DNX1600

The DNX1600 mixer is Denon's four channel answer to their own two channel DNX600. Along with its complete Mac/PC integration capabilities - including MIDI mapping of all major control surfaces - this mixer incorporates Roland's V-LINK function. This allows DJs to integrate audio and video by using the mixers MIDI terminal linked to an external device such as the Edirol V-4, which makes it possible to beat sync visual effects with the music. The soundcard boasts a 24-bit conversion rate and there are 14 built-in sound effects that can be freely assigned to any of the channels. Along with its matrix selector protocol, this unit allows you to change the channel assignment without having to unplug anything from the back panel. This is a complete DJ solution ideal for any application you can think of, including clubs of any size.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 32x9x35.7cm       Weight: 6.21kg       Power: AC      

£795.00 Buy   Read more

Denon DNX1700

The DNX1700 is an extension of Denon's classy DNX1600 mixer. This version features the same amazing connection possibilities and functions of its sibling, but adds a second effects unit, allowing broader creative options for your DJ sets. Being a USB controller and 24-bit soundcard, Denon haven't forgotten the importance of traditional DJing and to this end they've included high-end FET equalizer circuitry derived from the PMA SA1 stereo amplification unit. This spec makes sure that cartridges are given the best output possible, ensuring your vinyl is the best it can be. The extra MIDI control surfaces have been done away with to make way for the extra effects unit, but with two mic channels available through an XLR/TRS connection and a lone 6.33mm TRS connection, this unit is built for the professional DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 32x9x35.7cm       Weight: 7.6kg       Power: AC      

£1599.00 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM2000

The DJM2000 is the flagship unit from Pioneer. The connective possibilities on this extensive mix solution are seriously mind boggling, with full analogue and digital inputs and outputs as well as a comprehensive USB and MIDI output capability. There is a complete beat effects unit built in with auto BPM and tap tempo function as well as separate filters across all of its four channels. Pioneer have made use of a multi touch panel in the centre of their mix console, which allows you to monitor controlled effects while you manipulate them; this is coupled with the option of controlling the level of effects on different EQ bands. There are four types of MIDI mode, including time-code virtual style deck control. The unit has a built in soundcard and for multiple deck users you can connect up to four Pioneer CDJ2000s or CDJ900s via a LAN cable, and two laptops running Pioneer's Rekordbox library software via USB. If there is a drawback to this machine then it lies in the fact that it is such a function heavy mixer that you can feel a bit overcome by its myriad features. But for gear freaks this is essential - probably the most comprehensive mix solution on the market.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 43x40.9x10.8cm       Weight: 8.5kg       Power: 220-240V      

£1827.50 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM700K

Pioneer mixers are found in clubs and bars all around the world, and as such are considered the industry standard. The DJM 700K is a four channel mixer that includes all the standard features you would expect, including three band EQ and adjustable cross fade and channel fader curves. However the addition of an intuitive effects section with 32-bit DSP, along with Pioneer's well known cross effect filter control give this robust mixer an edge over its competitors. The beat effects have auto BPM detection - you can also tap in the tempo using the pad to get control over sample type effects such as roll and reverse as well as delay, bit crush and flange. There is a MIDI output but no USB on this machine. With a robust build, this mixer is suited to DJs of all levels. Also available in silver.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 40 x 44 x 14.5cm       Weight: 6.6kg       Power: 220-240V      

£738.99 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM700S

Pioneer's DJM700S is the silver version of the 700K four channel mixer. It features a comprehensive effects section as well as Pioneer's special filter feature, which is an intuitive way of adding some drama into your mixes. With a MIDI out (but not USB) and fader start control on two channels, there are plenty of features to keep advanced users occupied while making its basic functions user friendly for people new to DJing.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 40x44x14.5cm       Weight: 6.6kg       Power: 220-240V      

£738.99 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM850 (black)

With four channels and a built in USB soundcard, the DJM850 from Pioneer takes on the design features of the earlier DJM models and bridges the gap between them and more advanced mixers. It has the effects unit that you'd expect on a Pioneer unit, and it also features sound colour FX that are controllable per channel, with the added ability to create side chaining effects. This unit is also a MIDI controller with the ability to integrate deck control time-code style set ups as well as more traditional ones. With three sampling rates up to 96kHz, this unit can be used for music recording as well. Its unique PC/Mac integration means you only need one USB cable to start mixing your digital music straight away. With top of the range components, this comprehensive mixer is built for all comers but with the aim of the professional in mind. Very fun to use too!

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 32x38x10.8cm       Weight: 7.7kg       Power: 220-240V      

£1298.00 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM850 (silver)

This is the silver version of the well regarded DJM850 mixer from Pioneer. It has four channels and allows 100 effect combinations through its beat sync'd effects unit and sound colour effects that are controllable on each channel. There are two mic inputs with talk over features and three band EQ, which is to be expected in a mixer in this class. This mixer also incorporates soundcard technology and MIDI control through its single USB port (it also features a MIDI out on the back panel), allowing you to get to grips with your favourite DJ software straight out of the box.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 32x38x10.8cm       Weight: 7.7kg       Power: 220-240V      

£1298.00 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM900 Nexus

The DJM900 from Pioneer takes off where the DJM850 left off. With full USB MIDI control and a built in soundcard as well as four channels of mixing capability, this machine boasts beat syncable effects that can be uniquely controlled via the X-Y touch strip. It also features the sound colour FX system also found on its smaller siblings; however one extra touch that sets the DJM900 apart from other similar mixers with beat sync effects is the option of quantizing the beat effects so they lock tight with the playing deck. One USB cable is needed to connect to your Mac/PC, while operating decks with time-code is a simple operation - it's also possible to connect Pioneer CDJ2000s or DCDJ900s to the mixer via a single LAN connection to access your USB library. With 61 assignable MIDI controls and the 32 bit digital audio conversion found in all high end DJM mixers, this unit is built for the big clubs and yet is easily used by beginners.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 33.1x10.8x40.9cm       Weight: 7.1kg       Power: 220-240V      

£1599.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Empath 10 Black

Rane team up with hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash to produce the three channel Empath 10 mixer. This version has three band EQ and fader start trigger technology; the cross fade curve is editable and the headphone cue also features two band EQ via the sliders on the front panel. Rane pride themselves on superior build quality and top of the usual range of components, there are Penny & Giles manual faders. Although this is primarily a scratch DJ mixer, it can be used for a variety of different genres and the inclusion of the flexfx stereo send and return effects loop is a welcome one. Comes in blue and black. Top of the line stuff all round.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Penny & Giles      

Dimensions: 33.8x25.4x7.7cm       Weight: 4.1kg       Power: 100-240V      

£697.99 Buy   Read more

Rane Empath 10 Blue

Rane's blue version of the three channel Empath 10 mixer has three band EQ and fader start trigger technology. The cross fade curve is editable and the headphone cue also features two band EQ via the sliders on the front panel. Although this is primarily a scratch DJ mixer, it can be used for a variety of different genres and the inclusion of the flexfx stereo send and return effects loop is a welcome one. Top of the line stuff.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Penny & Giles      

Dimensions: 33.8x25.4x7.7cm       Weight: 4.1kg       Power: 100-240V      

£749.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Empath 10 Rotary

This rotary version of the Rane Empath 10 was designed in collaboration with hip-hop godfather Grandmaster Flash. There are three channels, with the level controlled by Rane's extremely high spec rotary controls. The cross fader by Penny & Giles has a changeable curve function, and there is a flash cue feature that allows you to change from A cue sum to B cue sum at the flick of a switch. There is also a flexfx stereo effects loop system, XLR outputs and changeable power settings which are very handy for globe trotting DJs. A mixer for serious turntable professionals.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Penny & Giles      

Dimensions: 33.8x25.4x7.7cm       Weight: 4.1kg       Power: 100-240V      

£849.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Empath SE10 Grandmaster Flash Signature Edition

The Empath SE10 offers fader start technology along with simple three band EQ control - de rigour for mixers in this class. There are dual headphone jacks for 1/4" and 1/8" inputs, which are very handy for all kinds of reasons. The headphone cue has its own separate dual band EQ system operated by sliders on the face plate, helping you get the best sound in your cans. Rane have a reputation for using high end components and this is evident here. A great sounding mixer that is ideal for serious turntablists.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Penny & Giles      

Dimensions: 33.8x25.4x7.7cm       Weight: 4.1kg       Power: 100-240V      

£849.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Sixty Eight

The Rane Sixty Eight solves one of the most frustrating concerns of professional DJs in this day and age; that of multiple Mac or PC based DJs making quick changeovers with more traditional DJs. They have solved this problem by allowing each of the two USB ports to control one half of the four channel mixing console each while simultaneously splitting the built in soundcard in two. Seamless changeovers, or even dual two channel DJing, is possible here. On top of this there is a comprehensive effects unit with tap tempo, but no auto BPM detection. The flexfx loop system is also in place, as is the battery of input options and three band EQ. As a bonus, the control surfaces such as the knobs, buttons and faders are all MIDI mappable in Traktor, although this unit is designed for use with Serato Scratch Live. This mixer is ideal for use in big clubs for a variety of different DJs who need a reliable unit with plenty of options (including the option to record via the USB ports).

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: X Fader: magnetic, channels: VCA      

Dimensions: 36.4x30.5x10.2cm       Weight: 7.7kg       Power: 100-240V      

£1749.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Sixty One

The Sixty One is a simple but high grade two channel mixer from Rane. It allows for seamless integration between an analogue DJs and Mac/PC based DJs with the dedicated USB port on the back panel. There is soundcard technology with high end digital to audio converters, which, along with tight scratch DJ friendly controls, gear this unit towards the serious turntablist. The Rane Sixty One also features the stereo FX loop system known as Flex FX which allows you to blend analogue and VST/AU FX units from your laptop. Although it's designed for use with Serato Scratch, the fact that this mixer is also a MIDI controller means it's possible to map the control surfaces to your software of choice (as long as it's MIDI mappable in the first place). This unit is for the professional DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: X Fader: magnetic, channels: VCA      

Dimensions: 33.8x25.4x10.2cm       Weight: 3.7kg       Power: 100-240V      

£999.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Sixty Two

The Rane Sixty Two dual channel mixer with USB connectivity and a built in soundcard is ideal for turntablists. This version of Rane's high quality series also features the dual USB ports found on the Sixty Eight model, allowing easy transition between digital DJs. With a filter in addition to the built in sound effects and the extensive flexfx stereo loop feature, there is plenty for the discerning DJ to get his head around. This mixer is also a powerful MIDI controller designed with Serato Scratch in mind although it is possible to remap your software to any of the controls available here, especially as the layout is intuitive and easy to read. Built with a top spec and designed with the professional DJ in mind.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: X Fader: magnetic, channels: VCA      

Dimensions: 36.2x26.7x10.2cm       Weight: 4.3kg       Power: 100-240V      

£1550.00 Buy   Read more

Rane Sixty Two Z Performance Mixer

Rane's Sixty Two dual channel mixer with USB connectivity has been given the nod of approval by producer and DJ extraordinaire, Z-Trip. With a personalized face plate this version of Rane's high quality series also features the dual USB ports found on the Sixty Eight model, allowing the seamless transition between two digital DJs. This mixer is also a powerful MIDI controller designed with Serato Scratch in mind although you can remap your software to any of the controls available. The layout is intuitive and easy to read, and is mirrored on either channel as you would expect. Z-Trip was one of the first artists to embrace the range TTM56 mixer and he advanced further to the 57SL version, so it seems fitting he would get his own version of Rane's high quality mixer.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: X Fader: magnetic, channels: VCA      

Dimensions: 36.2x26.7x10.2cm       Weight: 4.3kg       Power: 100-240V      

£1899.00 Buy   Read more

Rane TTM56S

The TTM56S two channel unit is the non USB sibling in Rane's Sixty series. With three band EQ and full kill switches on assignable channels as well as comprehensive fader contour control on the front panel, this is the ideal mixer for the more traditional turntable artist. Connect two turntables or two CD players to the RCA inputs around the back and dive into mix session with the knowledge that your audio is being handled by top draw components. The TTM56S has useful power switching functions, handy for busy travelling DJs who like to take their own kit on the road. A great mixer for the advanced traditional scratch DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: X Fader: magnetic, channels: VCA      

Dimensions: 19.7x32.5x49cm       Weight: 3.7kg       Power: 100-240V      

£695.00 Buy   Read more

Rodec MX1400

Rodec's MX1400 mixer gives DJs the option of three flexible channels with a dedicated microphone channel. The modular design of this bespoke mixer allows you to connect it via USB to your Mac or PC using a special kit (sold separately). The MX1400 is the compact model in the Progressive series of mixers designed to raise sound quality to studio level. With analogue components and a wide variety of connection options, including a comprehensive FX send control system, this mixer is designed for the serious professional who needs to keep up with the competition.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Standard Analogue      

Dimensions: 24.6x34.3x11cm       Weight: 4.5kg       Power: 90-264V AC      

£877.99 Buy   Read more

Rodec MX2200

With the option of two USB line inputs and record outputs, the Rodec MX2200 offers high quality audio over five dedicated channels and one microphone channel. There is a smaller three channel version of this progressive mix series, named the MX1400, and both feature the option of adding an upgrade to make use of USB line inputs and record outputs. There is a microphone channel with adjustable talk over level and plenty of routing options, including a comprehensive FX assign and send feature. This mixer is for club installations, festivals and serious professional DJs.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Standard Analogue      

Dimensions: 31.2x34.3x11cm       Weight: 5.54kg       Power: 90-264V AC      

£899.00 Buy   Read more

Rodec Scratchbox

Rodec's exploration of audiophile territory continues with the Scratchbox. It's a two channel mixer designed for the serious battle DJ, with an added mic channel. Rodec have been operating since 1954 and the company is well known for its attention to detail. They have designed the EQ slider controls so that they aren't too long, giving the DJ the chance to do fast and controlled sweeps. The fader curve and cross fade curve are both adjustable and our overall consensus on these mixers is that even without the extended features found in more expensive machines, Rodec provide some of the best sounding gear around. Built for the serious professional DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Digital Optical      

Dimensions: 22.4x39.8x8.4cm       Weight: 4kg       Power: AC      

£749.99 Buy   Read more

Vestax PMC 580

With individual effect assignment across all channels, including the mic channel, and USB connectivity, the PMC580 Pro from Vestax offers heavyweight functionality. With four channels and a mic channel, this unit is designed to take on the most demanding venues. It features three band EQ across all channels and one unique feature is the two band EQ control and level control of the booth monitor on the front panel, which is a very useful feature if your a busy club DJ. The sound is delivered with high grade AD/DA conversion at 48kHz/24bit through five high spec DSP chips, three of which are fitted to process the effects section alone. Vestax are up against stiff competition from the likes of the Pioneer DJM800 or the Allen & Heath Xone:42 here, but this is a good solid mixer designed for professional DJs and club installations.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: CF-PCV      

Dimensions: 32.6x40.6x10cm       Weight: 8.5kg       Power: 20V AC      

£1299.00 Buy   Read more
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Allen & Heath Xone 92
£1098.95 G 6 4 L 0 4 2/2 16/2 4/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Allen & Heath Xone DB2
£839.00 BK 4 3 L 2 2 1/2 10/2 0/2 0/0 2/1 0/0 Both
Allen & Heath Xone DB4
£1769.00 BK 4 3 L 4 2 1/2 10/2 0/2 0/0 4/1 0/0 Both
Denon DNX1600
£795.00 BK 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 12/4 1/2 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Denon DNX1700
£1599.00 BK 4 3 L 2 2 1/2 16/4 2/2 0/0 4/1 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM2000
£1827.50 BK 4 3 L 3 1 1/2 16/4 1/2 0/0 0/1 4/6 6.33
Pioneer DJM700K
£738.99 BK 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 16/6 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM700S
£738.99 SL 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 16/6 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM850 (black)
£1298.00 BK 4 3 L 2 2 1/2 16/4 2/2 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM850 (silver)
£1298.00 SL 4 3 L 2 2 1/2 16/4 2/2 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM900 Nexus
£1599.00 BK 4 3 L 2 2 1/2 16/4 2/2 0/0 4/1 0/0 6.33
Rane Empath 10 Black
£697.99 BK/G 3 3 L 0 1 0/2 12/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane Empath 10 Blue
£749.00 BL/SL 3 3 L 0 1 0/2 12/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane Empath 10 Rotary
£849.00 BK/G 3 3 R 0 1 0/2 12/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane Empath SE10 Grandmaster Flash Signature Edition
£849.00 BK/GL 3 3 L 0 1 0/2 12/0 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane Sixty Eight
£1749.00 BK 4 3 L 1 2 2/2 16/2 2/2 0/0 4/0 0/0 Both
Rane Sixty One
£999.00 BK/G 2 3 L 0 1 1/0 10/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane Sixty Two
£1550.00 BK 2 3 L 1 1 1/2 10/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane Sixty Two Z Performance Mixer
£1899.00 BK/PR 2 3 L 1 1 1/2 10/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rane TTM56S
£695.00 BK/G 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 10/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Rodec MX1400
£877.99 BK/SL 3 3 L 0 4 4/4 16/4 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 6.33
Rodec MX2200
£899.00 BK/SL 5 3 L 0 6 6/4 26/5 1/0 0/0 1/1 0/0 6.33
Rodec Scratchbox
£749.99 BK/W 2 3 L 0 1 1/2 12/6 1/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 6.33
Vestax PMC 580
£1299.00 BK 4 3 L 1 1 1/4 16/2 1/4 0/0 3/0 0/0 6.33
Prices correct at time of publishing.

Allen & Heath Xone 02

Allen & Heath have come up with a great little mixer in the shape of the Xone:02. It's a two channel affair with nothing out of the ordinary, no effects, no filters and no MIDI control, just simple dual channel mixing done very well. It's worth pointing out that although this mixer hasn't become a standard amongst the scratch DJ cognoscenti, it has all the features and functionality that said DJs look for in a good work horse console. Full fader contour control, including reverse, on all program faders coupled with the superior Penny & Giles VCA cross fader help this unit live up to the Allen & Heath reputation. The EQ is controlled by sliders instead of knobs and this helps the DJ create faster and more accurate sweeps across the three bands available. This mixer is suited to DJs of all levels and skills.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Penny & Giles VCA      

Dimensions: 25.8 x 36 x 9cm       Weight: 4.5kg       Power: 100-240V      

£529.00 Buy   Read more

Allen & Heath Xone 32

The Xone:32 is a three channel version of the well regarded two channel Xone:22 mixing console. With the unique filter present on the original machine also included here, Allen & Heath have added a further surprise by including a tap programmable low frequency oscillator. The 1/4" jacks offer high sound quality, with further record outputs provided through a pair of RCAs. The Xone:32 is suitable for professional DJs and club installations.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 8.9x25.7x35.8cm       Weight: 4kg       Power: AC      

£499.00 Buy   Read more

Allen & Heath Xone 42

Allen & Heath's four channel mix console, the Xone:42, is an outstanding unit with extended features and USB connectivity all presented through their trademark analogue circuitry. One of the unit's plus points is the filter control on each channel; you can also assign the type of filter from high pass, band pass to low pass as well as make use of the extended effects send and return controls - perfect if you have an outboard effects unit. The mic input also has two band EQ control, and you can connect a Mac or PC via the USB port to access your digital music. With a full battery of professional grade connections, you are in safe territory with the Xone:42.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Penny & Giles VCA      

Dimensions: 49x20.5x45cm       Weight: 7kg       Power: 100-240V      

£562.30 Buy   Read more

American Audio 14 MXR

The 14 MXR from American Audio features a four channel mixer with a built in soundcard, allowing you to mix your analogue and digital set up without the need for a separate audio interface. With USB/MIDI integration, you can map some of the mixers controls to your favourite software. The 14 MXR also features reversible faders with adjustable cross fade control, filters for each program channel with a three band EQ that includes full kills when the EQ encoders are depressed. This mixer is suitable for intermediate DJs who require flexibility as digital DJs, with the hands on usability of the analogue world.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life Optical Faders      

Dimensions: 36x32x9cm       Weight: 4.5kg       Power: AC      

£208.05 Buy   Read more

American Audio DV2

American Audio's DV2 mixer comes with a 4x4 sound card that allows you to play from traditional sources as well as your favourite computer software using the MIDI output. Everything on this mixer has been designed by experienced DJs for use at all levels, so the layout is very intuitive and user friendly, and it offers a compact solution for both the digital and analogue DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life Optical      

Dimensions: 32 x 25.4 x 10cm       Weight: 2.7kg       Power: 220V      

£238.00 Buy   Read more

American Audio MX1400DSP

Four channels of control and plenty of input options make the MX1400DSP from American Audio a truly flexible mixer. The DSP refers to the digital signal processing effects that are assignable to any channel, including the three mic channels available here. Along with this handy feature there are XLR outputs for front of house and booth, giving this mixer a professional sheen and to this end it's ideally suited to the busy mobile DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 35.6x31.8x8.3cm       Weight: 7kg       Power: 110/230V      

£247.99 Buy   Read more

Behringer DDM4000

Behringer's DDM4000 mixer boasts five channels (four channels plus a mic channel) with a comprehensive FX unit and a unique sampling section opening up plenty of performance possibilities. With MIDI capability and two mic inputs via high end XLR jacks and a wealth of output connection opportunities, this mixer crams a lot of functionality into a relatively small space. Its 32 bit digital circuitry delivers a clean, if slightly flat, sound via the balanced XLR outputs. There is an added sub woofer output next to the basic left and right outs, which is a clever touch. This mixer is for those that need as much flexibility as possible in a unit that remains intuitive and easy to use.

Mixer type: Club      

Dimensions: 46.8 x 39.6 x 16cm       Weight: 8kg       Power: 100V-240V      

£318.99 Buy   Read more

Behringer NOX606

Behringer's NOX606 is a little similar, in terms of looks, to Allen & Heath's Xone 92 mixer. There are a plethora of features on this six channel mixer (four channels and two mic channels), with VCF filters on both sides of the cross fade as well as the FX section that is present in the NOX range. The FX are sync'd via the tap tempo button and there is a USB port as well as a MIDI out port on the back panel. MIDI can be sent from some, but not all, of the control surfaces, namely the tempo knob, cross fade and tap tempo. Along with the limited MIDI capability there is the possibility to record your mixes directly to a laptop via the USB port. A good mixer in its class for club DJs who want a unit packed with functionality without having to break the bank to do it.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Infinium VCA      

Dimensions: 48.3 x 43.2 x 17.8 cm       Weight: 7kg       Power: 100-240V      

£282.75 Buy   Read more

Denon DNX1100

Denon's DNX1100 has four channels plus two mic channels, with three band EQ and gain control for all. One of the good design features found here is the matrix type channel selection, which negates the need for DJs to unplug vinyl decks or CD players every time they want to move it to a different program channel - simply select the required channel using the selector at the top of the unit. It also has a simple FX unit as well as send and return functions. There is a mic input and aux input with gain control as well as a talk over or ducking system that will automatically bring down the level of your program channel when you speak into the microphone. Reminiscent of the DJM mixer from Pioneer, this model delivers functionality and control for advanced users and beginners alike.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 40 x 44 x 14.5cm       Weight: 6.2kg       Power: AC100-240V      

£459.00 Buy   Read more

Denon DNX600

Features abound in the tightly packaged DNX600 which incorporates a four input and four output stereo soundcard with a pro grade 96kHz/24 bit sample/conversion rate, making it ideal for Mac or PC users wishing to connect via USB. If you are using DJ software with platter control signal operation, then you will be pleased to know that the DNX600 can operate in DVS direct mode. In addition to this all the control surfaces are MIDI mappable. There's also the matrix assignable selection knob at the top of the unit that negates the need for DJs to replug their set up every time they want to change the channel configuration. The built-in effects unit also feature auto BPM detection as well as tap tempo function. This is a powerful, function filled mixer for the complete DJ using vinyl, CDs, DJ software or a combination of all three.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 14.5x16x32cm       Weight: 4kg       Power: Mains      

£509.00 Buy   Read more

Ecler HAK360

The HAK360 from Ecler offers simple two channel mixing with contactless magnetic faders that are ideal for cutting & scratching as well as solid club DJing. Its possible to adjust the curve of the faders and cross fader quite extensively, further reinforcing the mixers battle credentials. One of the more quirky features of this unit is the possibility of mixing with other DJs in a daisy chain type configuration. The HAK360 has been designed for serious turntablists and is suitable for intermediate and advanced users.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Contactless Magnetic      

Dimensions: 27x36x8cm       Weight: 4.3kg       Power: AC      

£349.99 Buy   Read more

Ecler HAK380

The well respected Ecler brand build on their HAK360 and offer us the HAK380 that features a revolutionary new cueing system that allows battle DJs to cue their scratches in the headphones with safety features built in so that mistakes aren't shared through the main outputs. The fade and cross fade curvature is extensively controlled here too with the possibility of having a different cross fade curve for each side of the fader at the same time. This unit is for serious scratch DJs.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Contactless Magnetic      

Dimensions: 27x36x8cm       Weight: 4.8kg       Power: AC      

£549.00 Buy   Read more

Ecler NUO2.0

This simple two channel mixer from Ecler has a superb sound and is ideal for small venues. The NUO2.0 gives you comprehensive control over channel fader curves as well as the cross fader curve and kill switches across three bands of EQ. This mixer doesn't have a mic input or built-in FX but what it does do, it does well. A basic mixer that will facilitate all the bare bones procedures that a DJ needs to perform, in a classic, well built unit with great sound.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 37 x 16 x 8cm       Weight: 3.3kg       Power: 90-264V      

£284.05 Buy   Read more

Ecler NUO3.0

Spanish based brand Ecler's NUO3.0 fulfils the company's remit of doing simple tasks very well. With three channels, three bands of EQ and an input for a microphone, balanced XLR outputs and RCA outputs for a booth mix, this is a more basic unit in the NUO range but it retains the extended FX send features of the NUO4.0 and is just as reliable.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 37 x 22,4 x 8cm       Weight: 4.1kg       Power: 90-264V      

£379.95 Buy   Read more

Ecler NUO4.0

The NUO4.0 from Ecler is a robust four channel mixer that builds on the company's two channel version with extended FX send control. Some things have changed; for example there are no longer any kill switches like there are on the 2.0 version. But there are two mic inputs on channels three and four, and in addition to this there are balanced XLR outputs for both master and booth monitoring, giving this mixer a more professional spec suited for clubs as well as home use.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 37 x 32 x 8cm       Weight: 5.35kg       Power: 90-264V      

£499.00 Buy   Read more

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2

The Z2 from Native instruments marries solid mixer technology with digital integration over USB. Mapped to Traktor, the Z2 will allow you to get the best of both digital and analogue environments, even allowing you to play physical vinyl whilst using Traktor's built in FX suite. The tight integration with Traktor is a bonus here, but the sound of the mixer itself is a little disappointing and that is reflected in the Juno verdict. A standard mixer with good Traktor integration for DJs of all levels and abilities.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Inno      

Dimensions: 28x39x11cm       Weight: 5.1kg       Power: AC      

£499.00 Buy   Read more

Numark M8

Numark's M8 builds on what has been achieved in the M series and adds a comprehensive FX unit with auto BPM detection, delay, filter, flange and more. With a handy aux input on the front panel for connecting an extra CD player, smart phone or iPod, and a dedicated XLR mic input with talk over control, this unit demonstrates flexibility and durability. The M8 would be at home equally in a personal set up or even in a mid sized club or party.

Mixer type: Club      

Dimensions: 47 x 44 x 21cm       Power: 115V-230V      

£229.00 Buy   Read more

Numark X5

The X5 from Numark is high quality dual channel mixer aimed at the professional scratch DJ. With adjustable fader curves and cross fader curves as well as a dedicated mic input, this is a machine that can be used in a variety of set ups. Your sound can be delivered to the front of house via the balanced 6.33mm outputs or the phono outputs, for which there are separate outputs for the booth monitor. As it's a mixer designed for scratch artists, the quality of the faders is of utmost importance and Numark certainly deliver, with the same cross fader used in their top of the range mix solutions such as the NS7.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: CP Pro      

Dimensions: 25.4x36.8x8.9cm       Weight: 4.3kg       Power: 9V AC      

£299.99 Buy   Read more

Numark iM9

The iM9 allows you to mix vinyl, iPod, or CD players in a four channel package. Three band EQ and auto BPM detection are the order of the day here, allowing you to feed your music to the onboard FX unit. There is a built in dock for an iPod, which allows you to record your sets as well as playback music. With a strong build and a mic input via XLR, this mixer is designed to withstand heavy use.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 31.8 x 36 x 11.9 cm       Weight: 6kg       Power: 115V-230V      

£229.00 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM350

One of the key features in Pioneer's DJM350 mixer is its ability to record DJ sets straight to the USB storage device located on the front faceplate. The features don't end there however - there are also built-in effects, although these are limited to the master output, with control over the level/depth of gate, crush, jet and filter. Also available in pearl white, this is a solid mixer for DJs who want to add some flair to their basic set up.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 21.8x10.7x30.1cm       Weight: 3.2kg       Power: 220-240V      

£439.00 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJMT1

The DJMT1 from Pioneer is the first USB mixer to be designed specifically with use with Traktor Scratch Duo 2 software. It is MIDI mappable and incorporates a powerful soundcard as well as having RCA inputs for your vinyl turntables or CD players of choice. There are controls to access the hot cue functions as well as transport controls for two decks and a browse knob. Syncing is done at the touch of a button and the effects control sections mirrored either side of this unit are comprehensive. This unit is useful for serious DJs keen to make the switch to computer based performance but unable to let go of their turntables just yet.

Mixer type: Club/Scratch       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 26.5x10.8x40.3cm       Weight: 6.1kg       Power: 230V      

£569.00 Buy   Read more

Reloop IQ2 MIDI

The IQ2 MIDI from Reloop works with Traktor's MIDI software via the USB port on the back panel, although it can be mapped to other software too. It's a two channel mixer that is very similar to the IQ2+ in the fact that it carries the same effects unit and three band EQ, as well as the iPod friendly jack and mic input on the front side. One nice touch is the matrix input selection system that's incorporated, which negates the need to constantly unplug units from the back panel. DJs can incorporate a traditional set up with an analogue one courtesy of the sound card technology. This is a decent solution for DJs wishing to make the leap into the digital world.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 25x35.5x10.4cm       Weight: 4.2kg       Power: 100-240V      

£389.99 Buy   Read more

Reloop IQ2+

The IQ2+ from Reloop packs a lot of functionality into a small two channel mixer. It has a built-in effects unit that features echo, flange and auto filter among others, but without auto BPM detection you are required to tap in the tempo using the button on the front panel. With an iPod friendly input on the front along with a mic input and three band EQ, this mixer is useful for the modern, mobile DJ. There are two types of headphone jack on this machine which has obvious benefits - a good mixer for entry level DJs looking for extra functions.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 25x35.5x10.4cm       Weight: 4.2kg       Power: 100-240V      

£274.00 Buy   Read more

Reloop RMX 40 DSP Blackfire Edition

Suited to the club DJ who wants to make use of four channels of sound source, the RMX 40 DSP from Reloop is a mixer with digital circuitry similar to the USB 40 version but without the USB connectivity. The RMX-40 is particularly DJ-friendly thanks to its headphone output with equalizer and mono switch. Reversible faders with adjustable curves, output level LEDs and an automatic beatcounter are available for each channel. The crossfader can control every input channel, activate sources via fader start and cut all frequencies via the kill switches. A mixer for every occasion.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 32x35.7x8.7cm       Weight: 5.6kg       Power: 100-240V      

£340.00 Buy   Read more

Reloop RMX 40 DSP LTD

The white version of the RMX 40 DSP from Reloop is a well-structured four channel mixer. The white colouring sets off the LED effects display nicely, making all the display information even more identifiable than before. It is similar to the Blackfire edition in that it sports four channels, with three band EQ and kill switches across high, mid and low frequencies. Your mixes can be injected with added drama using the built in DSP effects which are easily assignable and include Delay, Echo, Flange and Filter type programs that you would expect. The beat counter and auto BPM detection helps you get to grips with these features and deliver a tight and precisely controlled set to really set the dance floor alight.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 32x35.7x8.7cm       Weight: 5.6kg       Power: 100-240V      

£339.99 Buy   Read more

Reloop RMX 40 USB

The RMX 40 USB from Reloop allows you to mix four channels of music in a traditional manner, as well as incorporate digital creativity from two USB sources simultaneously. DJs can play back via the USB protocol and record their sets to a Mac or PC via the same full duplex ports. With the addition of kill switches and fader curve control on each of the four program faders, this is a comprehensive mixer packed with enough functions to really challenge new school DJs.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 32x35.7x8.7cm       Weight: 5.6kg       Power: 100-240V      

£385.00 Buy   Read more

Stanton M207

Stanton improve on their entry level M203 mix console with the M207. For DJs who have mastered the basics and want to move on to some fresh challenges, there is a built in digital effects unit with a unique FXGlide touch technology control surface. In addition you can apply effects to any of the three band EQs independently, allowing you to flange the highs without phasing the bottom end, for example. The effects control can be automated, further enhancing your performance options, and with the addition of a beat/loop sampler, the M207 will really help you develop your sets.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 10.8x25x35.2cm       Weight: 4.2kg       Power: AC      

£339.00 Buy   Read more

Vestax PMC05 Pro III VCA

The PMC 05 Pro from Vestax has gone through several upgrades. This is the third instalment, featuring an improved cross fader, new effects routing options for both of the channels, and a more spacious area designed to enhance scratch techniques and new input controls. The cross fade monitor control has been moved out of the main fader's way so that there is more room for the scratch DJ to work. It can now be found at the top of the console along with the dual band EQ and mic level and main output controls. This is a popular mixer for the cut and scratch DJs among us.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: CF-PCV      

Dimensions: 26.2x10.6x32cm       Weight: 4kg       Power: 15V DC      

£265.00 Buy   Read more

Vestax PMC05 Pro IV BK

With USB connectivity allowing you to achieve MIDI control over DJ software, the PMC05 Pro4 from Vestax is a high end DJ mixer. There are loads of connection possibilities, including DVS in and out features that ease the hassle for digital DJs. If you already own an external effects device, then you can integrate it into your set up using the effect send and return possibilities. MIDI function buttons are present to allow you to unleash your favourite DJ software's loop and cue features. The PMC05 series has always been known for its durability and sound quality, and the addition of MIDI control makes this mixer perfect for a busy bar or small club, where multiple DJs will be performing. Available in red and black.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: CF-X2      

Dimensions: 26.3x10.5x33cm       Weight: 4.5kg       Power: 14V AC      

£599.00 Buy   Read more

Vestax PMC280

Vestax's PMC280 is a four channel mixer that incorporates an effects unit. There are two mic inputs for multiple vocalists/rapper and its high spec DSP holds a sampling rate of 96kHz/24bits. One feature of interest is the retro fitting a USB connection on the front plate; this allows users to play digital music from a Mac or PC through a pre assigned program channel four. The digital effects include delay, echo, reverb, flanger and various filters and transformers, which can be tweaked using the tap tempo button. The cue buttons are placed weirdly to the side, and although the layout is very spacious, it is off-putting having to feel your way around for them.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: PCV      

Dimensions: 26.4x10.5x26cm       Weight: 4kg       Power: 14V AC      

£399.00 Buy   Read more

Vestax VMC 004XLu

Possibly the simplest four channel mixer on the market, the VMC004XLu from Vestax is light on features but, as a result, is easy to use. There are two mic input channels along with the standard three band EQ per channel and crossfade curve adjustment. One nice feature is the possibility of upgrading the unit by adding a separately sold USB retro fit kit that makes use of the panel on the front side of the mixer, allowing DJs to play digital files from a Mac or PC. This mixer would suit a beginner who is looking to learn the ropes.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: CF-RUS      

Dimensions: 32.7x11x26cm       Weight: 6.5kg       Power: 14V AC      

£275.00 Buy   Read more
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Allen & Heath Xone 02
£529.00 G/BK 2 3 L 0 2 2/2 8/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Allen & Heath Xone 32
£499.00 G 3 3 L 0 1 1/0 12/2 0/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Allen & Heath Xone 42
£562.30 G 4 3 L 0 1 1/2 20/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
American Audio 14 MXR
£208.05 BK 4 3 L 0 2 2/2 8/4 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio DV2
£238.00 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/2 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio MX1400DSP
£247.99 BK/G 4 3 L 1 3 2/4 14/4 1/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Behringer DDM4000
£318.99 BK 4 3 L 1 2 2/3 16/6 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 6.33
Behringer NOX606
£282.75 BK 4 4 L 1 2 2/2 16/2 0/8 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Denon DNX1100
£459.00 BK 4 3 L 1 2 1/0 16/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Denon DNX600
£509.00 BK 2 3 L 1 1 1/2 12/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Ecler HAK360
£349.99 BK+SL 2 3 L 0 1 1/2 12/6 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Ecler HAK380
£549.00 BK+SL 2 3 L 0 1 1/2 10/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Ecler NUO2.0
£284.05 SL/BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/2 12/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Ecler NUO3.0
£379.95 SL/BK 3 3 L 0 1 1/2 12/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Ecler NUO4.0
£499.00 SL/BK 4 3 L 0 2 2/4 16/6 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2
£499.00 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/2 10/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Numark M8
£229.00 SL 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 14/6 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark X5
£299.99 SL/BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 10/4 1/2 0/0 0/1 0/1 6.33
Numark iM9
£229.00 SL 4 3 L 1 1 1/2 14/6 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM350
£439.00 BK 2 3 L 1 2 0/0 10/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJMT1
£569.00 BK 2 3 L 0 2 0/2 4/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Reloop IQ2 MIDI
£389.99 BK 2 3 L 1 2 0/0 8/4 1/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Reloop IQ2+
£274.00 BK 2 3 L 1 2 0/0 8/4 1/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Reloop RMX 40 DSP Blackfire Edition
£340.00 BK 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 16/6 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Reloop RMX 40 DSP LTD
£339.99 W 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 16/6 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Reloop RMX 40 USB
£385.00 BK 4 3 L 1 2 1/2 16/6 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Stanton M207
£339.00 BK/G 2 3 L 1 1 0/0 10/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Vestax PMC05 Pro III VCA
£265.00 SL/BK 2 2 L 0 2 0/0 8/4 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Vestax PMC05 Pro IV BK
£599.00 BK 2 3 L 0 1 1/2 12/6 0/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 Both
Vestax PMC280
£399.00 BK 4 3 L 1 2 2/2 16/4 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Vestax VMC 004XLu
£275.00 BK 4 3 L 0 2 0/2 16/4 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Prices correct at time of publishing.

Allen & Heath Xone 22

The Xone:22, from Allen & Heath, incorporates all the features of a professional grade mixer in a compact dual channel package. With contour control over the crossfader and three bands of EQ, this unit features a unique filter, with resonance control, to inject energy into your builds and drops. On the surface, things look quite business like, with nothing out of the ordinary; however, if you look around the back, you'll find XLR outputs as well as RCA outs for recording and monitoring. To top it off there is an XLR input round the front, designed to allow you to use a mic for announcements or MCing. Two channel mixers don't come much better than this.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Xone crossfader      

Dimensions: 24x8.2x30.7cm       Weight: 2.2kg       Power: 12V DC      

£199.00 Buy   Read more

American Audio QD1 Mk2

The QD1 Mk2 is a two channel mixer with very simple features; whether you are mixing vinyl or from CD, you'll have all the basic tools you need. There is a mic input for announcements, making it ideal for DJs playing weddings, parties etc. This mixer is easy to use and suits beginners - veterans however may find the two band EQ quite limiting.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 19.2x23.6x8.2cm       Weight: 2.3kg       Power: 9V AC      

£60.00 Buy   Read more

American Audio QD1 Pro USB

American Audio's QD1 USB is an extension of the QD1, with the added bonus of being able to play files straight from a USB stick. Without the option of cueing the USB content, its function does become somewhat limited, but its simplicity will appeal to users of all levels and with a mic input, this compact mixer could be used in a mobile set up or in a small venue.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 21.9x25.5x10cm       Weight: 2.3kg       Power: 9V AC      

£89.00 Buy   Read more

American Audio QD5 Mk2

The QD5 Mk2, from American Audio, is designed to cope with the strain and wear and tear associated with scratch DJing. This two channel mixer features rotary kills across three bands of EQ. Along with a mic input with separate volume and EQ, it also has a fast cut-in time on the crossfader, making it ideal for DJs starting out in the world of cutting and scratching. Being able to adjust the curve of the crossfader as well as the program channel faders is an added bonus.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Long Life Optical      

Dimensions: 25.4x31.1x8.2cm       Weight: 3kg       Power: 115V-230V      

£129.00 Buy   Read more

American Audio QD6

American Audio deliver a solid three channel mixer with three bands of EQ and comprehensive cue control in the form of the QD6. It features a 3.5mm mini jack style auxiliary input on the front panel, as well as mic input with talkover control. This mixer would suit a beginner or someone in need of a simple mixer for a mobile DJ set up.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 26x31x9cm       Weight: 3.2kg       Power: AC      

£79.00 Buy   Read more

American Audio QD6 SRS

The QD6 SRS mixer comes with the added benefit of having three channels, and this version has a sonic enhancer which allows you to control the true bass and width of your sound. You can add an MP3 player via the auxiliary input on the front panel or use a microphone with level control and talk over control. This mixer is similar to the QD6, but the enhanced 3D sound, along with functions such as fader start, make this mixer suited to small venues and DJs for whom two channels is just not enough.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 25.4x30.8x10cm       Weight: 3.2kg       Power: 9V AC      

£124.00 Buy   Read more

Behringer DJX750

Behringer's DJX750 mixer boasts five channels, which is actually four channels of mix utility with a separate mic channel. The mic channel has quite extensive controls and it's possible to vary the amount of volume reduction in talk over mode as well as the obligatory gain and EQ control. There is a comprehensive FX section which is very simple and intuitive to use. There are plenty of input options and output connections here as well and although this mixer has divided the opinion of many a user, its functionality is nevertheless impressive. Suitable for the bedroom DJ with club ambitions.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 44.2 x 39.9 x 15.7cm       Weight: 4.5kg       Power: Mains      

£169.99 Buy   Read more

Behringer DJX900 USB

The DJX 900 USB from Behringer adds audio through USB capabilities to its DJM look-a-like mixer. It's a five channel mixer (which is really four channels and a mic channel), with a slick FX unit. Kill switches across three bands of EQ and a dual auto BPM counter give this mixer some user friendly versatility. While the RCA outputs are extensive, the lack of balanced XLR's deny it a full pro spec, although the XPQ surround effect gives this machine a trump card. The USB is for recording and playback and you can use a laptop with it, but it is not a MIDI mapping unit. This machine is suited to bedroom DJs who want to hook up their laptops and integrate them into a fully analogue set up.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 48.3 x 35.5 x 16cm       Weight: 3.7kg       Power: Mains      

£175.99 Buy   Read more

Behringer DX626

With three channels and three band EQ, the DX626 from Behringer offers the developing DJ a way of incorporating added performance capabilities via an extra third channel. The addition of auto BPM counters helps you deliver smooth and precise mixing and, although we would prefer XLR outputs, there are RCA outs for main, booth and recording. The BNC gooseneck lamp socket is also a nice feature for those darkened clubs or bedrooms. This unit would suit a small venue.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Ultra glide VCA      

Dimensions: 30.0 x 37.3 x 15.5cm       Weight: 3.2kg       Power: 230V      

£76.75 Buy   Read more

Behringer NOX202

The NOX202 is a compact two channel mixer with USB audio interface that is ideal for DJs starting out in the world of scratching. There are kill switches across three bands of EQ and a tap tempo FX unit, which is a nice added extra for a mixer in this range, especially as it can be assigned to either channel, the mic channel or the main output. This mixer comes with premium phono pre amps and its rugged build impressed us. A simple mixer with nice modern touches.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Ultra glide VCA      

Dimensions: 38.1 x 33 x 15.2cm       Weight: 2.3kg       Power: 240V      

£136.99 Buy   Read more

Behringer NOX303

The NOX303 from Behringer takes off where the NOX202 left off, with the addition of a third channel as well as more pro grade XLR outputs. As with the NOX202, kill switches are present and the USB audio interface allows you to put your MP3s into the mix as well. The FX section is fairly comprehensive but there is still no auto BPM detection and input is via the tap tempo button. The fader start is another addition to this mixer, taking it a little away from the scratch and battle type unit and making it more of a club style product.

Mixer type: Club       Fader construction: Ultra glide VCA      

Dimensions: 45.7 x 38.1 x 15.2 cm       Weight: 3.6kg       Power: 240V      

£175.99 Buy   Read more

Behringer NOX404

The NOX404 is more similar to the Behringer 202 than the 303 as it has two premium channels rather than three, and is really set up for scratch DJs rather than club DJs. It has the added ability to be able to play and record via the USB port on the back panel and it should be noted that this is not a MIDI mapping mixer. The FX section is still present with its tap tempo feature, and there is an upgraded set of XLR outputs around the back along with FX send and return features. There is substantial control over the curve of the program channels, which are reversible, as well as the crossfader. A good mixer for the intermediate scratch DJ looking for an improved spec.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: Infinium VCA      

Dimensions: 40.6 x 33 x 15.2cm       Weight: 2.7kg       Power: 240V      

£163.50 Buy   Read more

Behringer VMX100 USB

The VMX100 USB mixer features a load of RCA inputs for mixing up your favourite vinyl cuts via turntables or feeding signal from tape or CD players. They also feature mic inputs for announcements, an impromptu rap or other vocal duties. But the new generation's USB connectivity enables you to access your MP3 library or digitize your own creative mix, putting it directly onto your computer. In short, if it can be clicked, spun or spoken, the new VMX USB series can mix it. With handy beat assist displays that help you create smooth mixes with precision and simple, easy to use controls, this mixer will appeal to DJs of all levels.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Ultra glide VCA      

Dimensions: 33 x 27.8 x 14.6cm       Weight: 2.3kg       Power: 220-230V      

£70.50 Buy   Read more

Behringer VMX200 USB

The VMX200 USB adds to Behringer's VMX range by adding three band EQ and fader curve control to program channel faders as well as the cross fade. With dual auto BPM counters and a meter that helps you get your mixes timed perfectly, this unit is suitable for scratch DJs and club DJs alike. There is also a mic input with gain and dual band EQ control. The USB connectivity allows you to play music from your laptop or record your mix, making it a good mixer for entry level DJs who need simplicity and durability.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Ultra glide VCA      

Dimensions: 40 x 44 x 14.5cm       Weight: 2.5kg       Power: 220-230V      

£91.75 Buy   Read more

Behringer VMX300 USB

With the VMX300 you are granted access to your digital music collection by connecting your Mac or PC to this unit via the USB port, not only giving you playback capability but also the opportunity to record your analogue set. There are three large kill switches situated on the front forward panel per channel, as well as three band EQ and an auto BPM display. There is a single mic input with gain and EQ control as well as a variable talk over control, which allows you to change the amount of volume the program channels duck by when you speak, rap or sing. There is a full battery of gold-plated RCA outputs to get you connected to the front of house and booth as well as a record option as well. A decent mixer for both club and scratch DJs.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Ultra glide VCA      

Dimensions: 8.8 x 24.1 x 33.2cm       Weight: 3.5kg       Power: 220-230V      

£138.99 Buy   Read more

Citronic Pro2 MkII

The Citronic Pro2 Mk2 features simple two channel mixing with two bands of EQ, ideal for those of us that new to the world of DJing. As well as simple cue controls, program and crossfaders, there is a simple segment meter to help you match gain inputs. Ideal for beginners.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 23x27x9cm       Weight: 2.8kg       Power: AC      

£58.00 Buy   Read more

Denon DNX120

The DNX120 is an entry level mixer from Denon. With fader start and two channels with three band EQ, this mixer sounds surprisingly good for its class. There is a mic input with two band EQ and a gain control making it useful in a mobile set up. This is the ideal mixer for beginners as it delivers a quality sound in a well built chassis, with simple and intuitive controls.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: VCA      

Dimensions: 22 x 8.2 x 23.2cm       Weight: 2.8kg       Power: AC      

£179.00 Buy   Read more

Gemini PS1

The PS1 mixer from Gemini has simple headphone cue control via a rotary knob and two bands of EQ to help you blend and mix your music. With a sturdy cross fader and channel faders to help you get precise control over your mixes, this small unit has RCA outputs and a ground screw in order for the user to connect turntables. There is also a 1/4" mic input with separate volume control. The PS1 is suited to entry level DJs.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Rail Glide      

Dimensions: 16.5x8.4x25.4cm       Weight: 1.2kg       Power: 15V AC      

£59.00 Buy   Read more

Gemini PS2

The PS2, from Gemini, delivers simple functionality over two channels with three bands of EQ. There is a rotary controlled cueing system that is designed to help you achieve tight mixes but this design is a bit of a let down as it feels awkward mixing between master and cue in this configuration. It has the addition of a mic input, but only 1/4" TRS input and not the preferred XLR. The switchable line/phono channel input configuration is welcome though.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Rail Glide      

Dimensions: 25.4x8.4x3cm       Weight: 2.8kg       Power: 15V AC      

£83.50 Buy   Read more

Gemini PS3

Gemini's PS3 is a decent mixer at a reasonable price. Building on the functionality of the PS2 but with three channels instead of two, a mic input and three band EQ, you can organise your headphone cue monitoring using the cue selection switch and the rotary cue/mix level control. The PS3 provides a host of flexible inputs and outputs for total connecting convenience, including 1/4" mic input with dedicated volume and EQ control. This mixer will serve those that are looking to broaden their creativity by making use of a third channel.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Rail Glide      

Dimensions: 25.4x8.4x30cm       Weight: 2.85kg       Power: 15V AC      

£95.00 Buy   Read more

Gemini PS3 USB

The PS3 USB mixer adds further options to the original PS3 by allowing you to integrate a laptop, with three channels, a mic input, three band EQ and extensive mix cue control from the rotary mix facility. The PS3 provides flexible inputs and outputs for total connecting convenience, including 1/4" mic input with dedicated volume and EQ control. This mix unit is perfect for anyone taking their first steps in transitioning from an analogue set up to a laptop.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Rail Glide      

Dimensions: 25.4x8.4x30cm       Weight: 2.85kg       Power: 240V      

£119.00 Buy   Read more

Gemini PS4

Gemini's PS4 is equipped with the basics found in all PS model mixers, and has a comprehensive list of features packed into a robust package. The PS4 has four stereo channels, flexible connections and rock-solid construction - a very good all round mixer.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Rail Glide      

Dimensions: 25.4x8.5x35.6cm       Weight: 4.76kg       Power: 15V AC      

£129.00 Buy   Read more

IK Multimedia iRig Mix for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

Mixing from your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad is a now a reality here with the IK Multimedia iMix that allows you to mix two iOS sources and a guitar or vocal mic. If you are short on space or need a highly portable setup to take with you whilst you're on the move then this is a simple solution. It also includes X-Sync software that allows you to sync sources together so you can create seamless mixes relatively easily. Ideal for users of all ability.

Mixer type: Club      

Dimensions: 22x11x5cm       Power: AC/USB      

£51.50 Buy   Read more

Numark M1 USB

This mixer has one main point of difference from the iM1 - Numark have swapped the iPod dock for USB integration. This is suited to the DJ who needs to integrate a traditional analogue set up with DJ software via a laptop and at the same time record sets via USB. There is quite a bit of flexibility packed into a small mixer here.

Mixer type: Scratch      

Dimensions: 19.7 x 27.5 x 9.5 cm       Weight: 1.8kg       Power: 220V-240V      

£74.00 Buy   Read more

Numark M101

The Numark M101 is a mix solution for mobile DJs who need to be able to work in a variety of different situations. There is a mic input for announcements and the general build is sturdy and simple.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 35.6 x 33 x 17.8cm       Weight: 2.8kg       Power: AC      

£49.00 Buy   Read more

Numark M101 USB

This extension of the M101 mixer from Numark will appeal to veteran DJs as well as beginners searching for a simple mixer with which they can integrate their laptop and analogue set ups. With a mic input it could be used as a mobile set up but would equally be at home in a small venue.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 35.6 x 33 x 17.8cm       Weight: 2.8kg       Power: AC      

£79.00 Buy   Read more

Numark M2

The Numark M2 mixer is a classy and compact solution for scratch DJs. It has simple RCA outputs for main front of house and record out options, with a single mic input with separate gain and EQ control. With a fader style headphone cue control, it's ready to hit the wedding, party or small venue with everything you need to rock the crowd. Cross fader curve assign and reverse are handy features of this otherwise basic mixer.

Mixer type: Scratch      

Dimensions: 36.8 x 34.3 x 10.2cm       Weight: 2.7kg       Power: 10V AC      

£79.00 Buy   Read more

Numark M3

Building on the classic design of the M2 mixer, Numark offer an extended version in the shape of the M3. This version differs not because of an extra channel, but with the incorporation of full kill switches across three bands of EQ as well as a more precise 12 segment VU meter. Another nice addition is the tone control for headphone output, which can be very handy if you're in a loud room. The tone and volume controls for the mix input are also on the front panel and this unit would certainly appeal to scratch DJs who need those extra features to really bring out their full creative potential.

Mixer type: Scratch      

Dimensions: 34 x 37 x 17cm       Weight: 3.6kg       Power: 10V AC      

£90.95 Buy   Read more

Numark M4

Numark's M4 mixer further extends the features set out in the classic M2 compact mixer for scratch DJs by adding a third channel. (This is not to be confused with the M3, which offers kill switches across three band EQ.) The M4 offers an extended EQ range of -35/+12 db, and plenty of inputs, plus control over the cross fade curve and switchable metering between main out and pre fader levels. There's also an input for a mic with dedicated two band EQ and gain control - a useful mixer for a small venue or party.

Mixer type: Scratch      

Dimensions: 31,3 x 51 x 18cm       Weight: 4.7kg       Power: 10V AC      

£99.00 Buy   Read more

Numark M6 USB

Numark's M6 USB opens the door to the world of four channel mixing with professional grade balanced XLR outputs for high grade sound and two mic inputs, one XLR on the front panel and one 1/4" jack on channel four. You can assign any of the channels to either side of the cross fader, which also has slope control. The M6 is a club-focused mixer and allows you to incorporate your laptop via the USB port on the back panel. Remember though that this is not a MIDI controller for your preferred software - rather it allows you to play back audio via the USB port through channel three.

Mixer type: Club      

Dimensions: 35.6 x 31.8 x 10.2cm       Weight: 5kg       Power: 220V-240V      

£149.00 Buy   Read more

Numark iM1

With the iM1 mixer from Numark, you can plug in turntables, CD players or even put your iPhone in the built-in dock and control two channels of music with a simple two band EQ. There is a mic input as well and with its compact dimensions, this extension of the M1 mixer is suited to small venues on a budget.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 35.8 x 36.2cm       Weight: 2.7kg       Power: 9V AC      

£79.00 Buy   Read more

Pioneer DJM250

The DJM250 from Pioneer is an entry level mixer boasting professional grade features. In fact it has borrowed two filters from the more advanced DJM900, making this unit great value at this price. Along with the channels there are inputs for a mic as well as two further auxiliary inputs allowing you to hook up an MP3 player, extra CD player or even smart phone via its RCA ports. There are also fader start functions and three band EQ which are all to be expected on a mixer of this class. Coming in a white and G colour scheme as well, this mixer is equally suited for beginners or old hands.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 10.8x24x30cm       Weight: 3.1kg       Power: 5V DC      

£179.00 Buy   Read more

Reloop Access 2

Reloop's Access 2 mix solution is as basic as it gets. With simple cross fade and two channels and a mic input, this mixer is good enough for an entry level DJ to get by. There is a three band EQ and reversible and adjustable cross fade control. Having mastered the basics of mixing and putting a set together, users are likely to want to move on to something a little more challenging.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 25x8x28cm       Weight: 3kg       Power: 12V AC      

£83.51 Buy   Read more

Reloop Access 3

Reloop's Access 3 is a versatile mixer with simple controls, an extra channel being the only addition to its Access 2 younger sibling. Whether it's vinyl turntables or CD players you favour, the Access 3 is only suited to those wishing to get to grips with basic mixing skills.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Long Life TCT      

Dimensions: 25x29.5x10.4cm       Weight: 3.2kg       Power: 12V AC      

£119.99 Buy   Read more

Reloop RMX 20

The RMX 20 from Reloop is a two channel mixer designed for both scratch DJs as well as club style mixers. There are extensive crossfade and line fader curve controls allowing you to get precise control over the contour of each fader. With reversible faders and kill switches, this unit is suitable for both beginners and veterans alike.

Mixer type: Scratch       Fader construction: TCT      

Dimensions: 26x32x9cm       Weight: 2.7kg       Power: AC      

£155.00 Buy   Read more

Stanton M203

Stanton's M203 is a two channel mixer geared towards beginners. It has simple features to get new DJs started in the world of beat mixing or cutting and scratching. You can adjust the cross fader for either of these styles and although there are no kill switches, there is a three band EQ to help you blend your sounds. With a sturdy build and replaceable parts, the M203 mixer provides an introduction for the entry level DJ.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club      

Dimensions: 10.3x22.2x28.7cm       Weight: 2.83kg       Power: 6V DC      

£89.00 Buy   Read more

Stanton SMX311

If you're looking to add an extra channel to your dual channel set up, then Stanton's SMX311 is a good option. It's similar to the M203 two channel mixer, without any bells and whistles, with simple controls for DJs who don't want to get bogged down with the extended functions (such as beat effects and loop samplers) found on the M207 model. Connect your vinyl turntables or CD players to the RCA inputs around the back and jump into simple, unadulterated mixing and scratching. This is an ideal mixer for beginners.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: Carbon Rail      

Dimensions: 30.8x25.4x10cm       Weight: 3.2kg       Power: 9V AC      

£99.00 Buy   Read more

Vestax VMC 002XLu

Vestax present their two channel version of the VMC004XLu and, true to form, this console is all about simplicity coupled with top grade outputs, with a few nice surprises thrown in for good measure. There is a standard three band EQ on each channel and, along with a cross fade contour control, the spacious design hints at a variety of uses from full-on club style mixing to cutting and scratching. If you're feeling adventurous and you want to make use of digital files stored on your Mac or PC, it's possible to purchase a USB upgrade kit. The USB channel is assigned to program channel two and along with the smart black face plate and rack mount ears, this is the kind of simple mixer that would be at home in plenty of small bars the world over.

Mixer type: Scratch/Club       Fader construction: CF-RUS      

Dimensions: 26.4x11x26cm       Weight: 4kg       Power: 15V DC      

£165.00 Buy   Read more
  Price Juno
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Colour Ch. EQ KS FC XFC FT FS CM FX F BPM Mic TO XLR
(In/
Out)
RCA
(In/
Out)
1/4"
(In/
Out)
3.5mm
(In/
Out)
S/PDIF
(In/
Out)
Optical
(In/
Out)
HT RO BO S/R USB/
MIDI
RP
Allen & Heath Xone 22
£199.00 G 2 3 L 0 1 1/2 8/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio QD1 Mk2
£60.00 BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio QD1 Pro USB
£89.00 G/BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio QD5 Mk2
£129.00 BK/G 2 3 L 0 1 0/2 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio QD6
£79.00 BK 3 3 L 0 1 0/2 10/4 1/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
American Audio QD6 SRS
£124.00 BK/G 3 3 L 0 1 0/2 8/6 1/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer DJX750
£169.99 BK 4 3 L 1 1 1/0 16/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer DJX900 USB
£175.99 BK 4 3 L 1 1 1/0 16/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer DX626
£76.75 SL 3 3 L 0 1 1/0 10/6 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer NOX202
£136.99 BK/G 2 3 L 1 1 0/0 8/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer NOX303
£175.99 G/BK 3 3 L 1 1 1/2 12/4 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer NOX404
£163.50 BK 2 3 L 1 1 0/2 10/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer VMX100 USB
£70.50 BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer VMX200 USB
£91.75 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Behringer VMX300 USB
£138.99 BK 3 3 L 0 1 0/0 12/6 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Citronic Pro2 MkII
£58.00 BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Denon DNX120
£179.00 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Gemini PS1
£59.00 BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Gemini PS2
£83.50 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Gemini PS3
£95.00 BK 3 3 L 0 1 0/0 12/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Gemini PS3 USB
£119.00 BK 3 3 L 0 1 0/0 12/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Gemini PS4
£129.00 BK 4 3 L 0 2 0/2 14/4 2/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
IK Multimedia iRig Mix for iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad
£51.50 W 2 2 L 0 0 0/0 0/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark M1 USB
£74.00 SL/BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33 USB
Numark M101
£49.00 SL/BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark M101 USB
£79.00 SL/BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark M2
£79.00 SL/BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark M3
£90.95 SL/BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark M4
£99.00 SL/BK 3 3 L 0 1 0/0 12/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark M6 USB
£149.00 SL/BK 4 3 L 0 2 1/2 12/6 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Numark iM1
£79.00 SL/BK 2 2 L 0 1 0/0 8/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Pioneer DJM250
£179.00 BK/G 2 3 L 0 3 0/2 12/2 1/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Reloop Access 2
£83.51 BK/W 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Reloop Access 3
£119.99 BK/W 3 3 L 0 1 0/0 12/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Reloop RMX 20
£155.00 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Stanton M203
£89.00 BK/G 2 3 L 0 1 0/0 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Stanton SMX311
£99.00 BK/G 3 3 L 0 1 0/0 12/4 1/2 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Vestax VMC 002XLu
£165.00 BK 2 3 L 0 1 0/2 8/4 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 6.33
Prices correct at time of publishing.

Abbreviations

BPM = BPM Counter
BO = Booth Out
Ch. = Channels
CM = Channel Meters
EQ = EQ Bands
F = Filter
FC = Adjustable Fader Curve
XFC = Adjustable X Fader Curve
FS = Fader Start
FT = Fader Type (Linear/Rotary)
FX = FX Units
HT = Headphone Type
KS = Kill Switches
Mic = Mic/Aux Inputs
RO = Record Out
RP = User Replaceable Parts
S/R = Send/Return
TO = Mic Talk Over

Colours

BK = Black
G = Grey
GL = Gold
PR = Purple
R = Red
SL = Silver
W = White

Glossary

Faders:
Faders control the level output of their corresponding channel. On most mixers, you can assign any of the fader channels to the cross fader as well as adjusting the fader curve.

EQ:
Equalization adjusts the frequency - and therefore the tone - of your music. Mixers generally have three band EQ allowing you to attenuate high, mid or low frequencies for each input channel. Each frequency band is generally controlled by a knob, although some are implemented using faders. The EQ attenuation range varies between different models of mixer, and some even have switchable modes to suit different mixing styles, such as isolator and filter. The typical EQ on most mixers offers attenuation from -26dB to +6dB.

Gain:
Gain control, also know as trim, usually sits on top of the EQ controls of each channel. The gain control adjusts the channel input level of the signal so you can balance the volume of your channels before adding to the mix.

Kill Switches:
Also known as isolators, allow you to cut high, mid and low frequencies by the flick of a switch. Similar to an EQ with a minus infinity attenuation for that specific frequency band, kill switches can be used to create interesting variations to a mix.

Cue Buttons:
The cue buttons allow you to send the required channel signal to the headphone monitor, allowing you to beat match with the music playing through the master channel before you mix the master and cue music together. Some mixers also offer pre or post fade monitoring as well as split cue monitoring.

Mic Input:
A mic input allows you to connect a microphone directly so you can address your audience. XLR or TRS (jack) are the standard input types.

Effects send and return:
These allow you to 'send' singular or multiple signals to an external FX processor which are then 'returned' to either the master channel or to a specific return channel, and can then be blended with the original dry signals.

Level meter:
Measured in dB, levels meters either display the input volume for each mixer channel or the master volume output.

Master:
The master channel is where all input signals are 'summed' and sent out of the master output. It is controlled by the master output volume knob or fader. It usually has a balance/pan control and, on some mixers, it can be switched between mono or stereo output.

Booth monitor:
While the master volume output controls the volume of the main front of house speakers, the booth monitor is a separate output volume control that attenuates the volume of the monitor speakers used in a DJ set-up. Monitor speakers are essential for DJs to mix with as they offer a direct reference to the music playing and that which is being cued up, and reduces any time delay between audio signals, which can affect beat matching accuracy.

Headphone monitor:
This section of the mixer is dedicated to attenuating the volume of the headphones and also the balance between the cue and master signals. On mixers that offer split cue functionality, this is where you can switch between hearing just the cue signal in both ears to hearing the cue signal in one ear and the master signal in the other.

Talk over:
This is a very useful feature as it provides an automatic 'duck' in volume when the microphone is being used. This is a common trick in music production known as side-chaining, where the music lowers in volume when a side-chain input is triggered. This allows more space in the mix which improves clarity and also prevents the mic channel from having to be set too loud.

Fader Curve:
Most common on cross-faders, particularly scratch mixers, but can also be found on channel faders as well. Fader curve offers different switchable curves that can be applied to how the fader responds, from fast cut (suitable for scratching) to medium and slow cut (suitable for blend mixing).

The Juno Plus guide to buying DJ Mixers

The range and style of DJ mixers on the market these days is ever growing, with leading companies battling to stay ahead of the technology curve. So how do you decide on the right mixer for your specific needs?

The first thing to consider is what kind of a DJ the mixer is for. Mixers are configured in different ways for different DJ styles; for example, if you use cutting and scratching techniques (skills mostly associated with hip-hop DJing) there are mixers designed so you can adjust the way the cross fader is implemented. Club style DJs will most likely prefer an elongated cross fade for smooth, and often longer, mixes - ideal for mixing house and techno. Scratch DJs need a shorter and faster cross fade curvature; in addition they might prefer a mixer that allows them to reverse the position of the cross faders. If you are a scratch DJ then it is also recommended you consider the positioning and layout of your mixer of choice, as occasionally certain controls can get in the way while performing scratch techniques.

If you are a laptop DJ, you will naturally lean towards a mixer that will connect to your computer using a USB connection. In addition, you may wish to be able to map the controls of your mixer to your DJ software of choice using MIDI, or a mixture of both. Some MIDI controllers also double as mixers and it is possible to fully integrate an analogue and a digital set up in one unit. If however you are a mobile DJ then you might want to consider the connectivity of your mixer. For example, it might be wise for a mobile DJ to have a mixer that accommodates multiple output connections because you never know from one gig to the next how the sound system in the venue you are performing in is set up. Mobile DJs also need rugged equipment that allow for as much variety of use as possible, including a mic input to address the audience.

The primary function of a DJ mixer is to allow two sources of music to be mixed or blended together at the same time. The most basic mixers comprise of two channels with gain, EQ and level controls, as well as the option of sending the signal to the headphone output for cueing purposes. The gain control is usually a knob that allows you to trim the volume of the signal going into the channel - the reason it is important is because no two records, CDs or digital files are mastered at the exact same volume: in order to match the input volumes, it is necessary to adjust the gain level. Most mixers will offer three bands of EQ, allowing you to get control of the low, mid and hi tones of your music. Generally the EQ is controlled by knobs, but some mixers have small faders and others will offer additional kill switches which totally cut a frequency when implemented. The final control in a channel is usually the level of the output control which will normally be implemented by a fader. To send the channel to the headphone monitor, use the button that is generally situated above the channel fader. To mix the two channels all you have to do is move the cross fader from one side to the other - this is the most basic way of mixing.

Some channels will allow you to connect more than one sound source, making it possible to integrate two vinyl decks and two CD players into one set up. Some mixers will feature more than two channels, thus offering the opportunity to mix together multiple sources to creative effect. For club DJs looking to extend the dynamics of their music there are mixers on the market with built in sound FX that can be beat sync'd to the source music via auto BPM detection or a tap tempo key. If you have your own separate FX unit that you would like to incorporate into your set up then you will want a mixer that has FX send and return connections on the rear. If you don't have an FX unit but are planning to get one, a mixer with and return features will allow you to incorporate it at a later date.

You may also wish to consider the way your source music is sent through the mixer - some units will have a completely analogue signal path while others will utilize digital circuitry. In the end the job that needs to be done is to mix various sources of music together - technology should be harnessed creatively, not lazily, and often the best DJs are the ones who do the basics properly. And no mixer will ever help you become a great DJ - that takes practice. Knowing your DJing style and aspirations is the key to discovering which mixer is best for you.

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