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Best DJ Controllers Under £500 2018

Best DJ Controllers Under £500 2018

Here At Music Matter We Round Up The Best DJ Controllers Under £500 For 2018 Featuring Brands Such Denon DJ, Numark, Native Instruments, Pioneer & More!

If you are an aspiring DJ then a great way to get that perfect DJ set-up is to go all-in-one & look into DJ Controllers: DJ hardware that is dedicated for complete control of your DJ software. Here at Music Matter we guide you through the best DJ controllers under £500 for 2018!

DJ software such as Serato & Rekordbox has changed the DJ Industry in the last decade & naturally to help get caught up with the evolution of the DJ a multi-channel / deck controller is a great way to control your software & still have the look & feel of a physical set-up. The DJ Controller market has become a huge area of the DJ industry therefore becoming harder to choose which hardware to get: 2-channel? 4-channel? Built FX? Included Software? Price? Well Music Matter take you through the best budget controllers for under £500 to get you started & one step ahead.

DJ Controllers - What To Look Out For:

1. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2

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    Native Instruments

    Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 (With Lightning)

    4 Deck DJ Controller With Built-in Audio Interface

    Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk2 4 Deck DJ Controller With Built-in Audio Interface and now with Lightning Connection.

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    Excl. Tax: £369.17 Incl. Tax: £443.00
    RRP £479.00 Save £36.00 (7%)
    2 years warranty

The Traktor Kontrol S4 features a range of easy-to-use functions and controls that allow you to create unique and creative performance. It features 4-channels, all with 3-band EQ and a high/low-pass filter control, allowing you to colour your sound, and add texture and excitement to build-ups. The Kontrol S4 DJ controller also features 2 FX sends for each deck, allowing you to control 2 FX at once.

The loop recorder tool allows you to record loops on the fly, perfect for mixing the next track in, or creating a larger and longer build-up. You can record the track playing or any audio source, then overdub loops to build live mixes and improvise. The sync function ensures super-tight and accurate mixing every time, allowing you to leave beat-matching to the DJ controller, and focus on your effects and getting creative with the stem control.

Music Matter Recommends:

If you're part of the Traktor eco-system this DJ Controller is amazingly reliable, comprehensive, consistent & intuitive. With the added lightning capability you can tackle any live environment with ease.

Order The Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 Today:

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    Native Instruments

    Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 (With Lightning)

    4 Deck DJ Controller With Built-in Audio Interface

    Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 Mk2 4 Deck DJ Controller With Built-in Audio Interface and now with Lightning Connection.

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    Excl. Tax: £369.17 Incl. Tax: £443.00
    RRP £479.00 Save £36.00 (7%)
    2 years warranty

2. Pioneer DDJSB3

  1. Pioneer

    DDJSB3

    DJ Controller With Scratch Pad

    Pioneer DDJSB3 is a DJ Controller With Scratch Pad that features a new scratch pad that allows easy scratch performance

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    Excl. Tax: £190.83 Incl. Tax: £229.00
             
    1 year warranty

Pioneer combined the popular features of the DDJ-SB2 with their leading Serato DJ controllers to make learning to DJ more accessible than ever. The ideal tool for beginners looking to hone their skills, this 2-channel controller is easy to navigate, featuring a professional-style layout inspired by our top DDJ-S range. Master Serato DJ Lite, then when you’re ready, purchase Serato DJ Pro to progress on the one machine.

Transition between tracks with ease thanks to the added FX Fade feature and experiment with scratch effects without using turntables via the new Pad Scratch function. Co-developed with DJ Jazzy Jeff, this technique adds scratch recordings to tracks at a touch of the Performance Pads.

Music Matter Recommends:

The DDJSB3 expands on the hugely popular SB2 with new improved features & controls, the controller also includes some of the same features of their premium controllers which makes this extremely good value.

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  1. Pioneer

    DDJSB3

    DJ Controller With Scratch Pad

    Pioneer DDJSB3 is a DJ Controller With Scratch Pad that features a new scratch pad that allows easy scratch performance

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    Excl. Tax: £190.83 Incl. Tax: £229.00
             
    1 year warranty

3. Denon DJ MC4000

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    Denon MC4000

    Professional Serato controlle

    The Denon DJ MC4000 DJ Controller is a 2 deck Serato Midi Controller aimed squarely at the professional DJ.

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    Excl. Tax: £251.27 Incl. Tax: £301.53
    RRP £379.00 Save £77.47 (20%)
    1 year warranty

The MC4000 features touch-activated jog wheels and, for those seeking a greater degree of control over their live performance, dedicated hot cue and sample pads are provided for live improvisation. To ensure accurate and tactile control of pitch adjustment the MC4000 also features 100mm pitch faders – you’re in control when it comes to balancing complex set elements.

Denon are renowned for their sound quality and the 4000 isn’t lacking in this area – featuring a premium 24-bit audio path and studio-grade signal ducking when the microphone is in use. In addition to pristine audio quality the Denon MC4000 is supplied with Serato DJ Intro and is compatible with both Traktor 2 and Virtual DJ 8.

Music Matter Recommends:

Apart from the usual features the big plus for the Denon DJ MC4000 is that is really well built which leads to a high-end feel for not a lot of money, it's steel casing also makes this DJ controller incredibly rugged.

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  1. Denon DJ

    Denon MC4000

    Professional Serato controlle

    The Denon DJ MC4000 DJ Controller is a 2 deck Serato Midi Controller aimed squarely at the professional DJ.

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    Excl. Tax: £251.27 Incl. Tax: £301.53
    RRP £379.00 Save £77.47 (20%)
    1 year warranty

4. Roland DJ-202

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    Roland

    DJ-202

    Professional Grade 2-Channel DJ Controller

    Roland DJ-202 is a Professional Grade 2-Channel DJ Controller that features Onboard sequencer that controls Serato DJ Intro’s sampler for on-the-fly beat creation

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    Excl. Tax: £174.17 Incl. Tax: £209.00
    RRP £285.00 Save £76.00 (26%)
    3 years warranty

The Roland DJ-202 DJ Controller is the latest addition to the DJ controller range from Roland, with a two-channel, four-deck configuration that allows you to create complex mixes, even while incorporating live FX and samples. This innovative Serato DJ Intro controller provides an ergonomic layout with backlit buttons and a straight-forward design that takes your DJ skills to the next level.

Building on the success of the DJ-808, the DJ-202 is a compact and streamlined controller that retains most of the most prominent features from its predecessor including performance pads as well as a revitalised sequencer that is designed to control Serato DJ Intro’s sampler, allowing you to create rhythms and beats on the fly. The controller also ensures optimal audio fidelity thanks to the 24-bit/92kHz sample rate, powered by high-resolution digital-to-analog converters.

Music Matter Recommends:

Even though Roland have been around for a long time this the first forray into pro DJ Controllers but the DJ-202 can more than compete with the established brands, a dream start-up controller with sampling & sequencing is a big draw.

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    Roland

    DJ-202

    Professional Grade 2-Channel DJ Controller

    Roland DJ-202 is a Professional Grade 2-Channel DJ Controller that features Onboard sequencer that controls Serato DJ Intro’s sampler for on-the-fly beat creation

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    Excl. Tax: £174.17 Incl. Tax: £209.00
    RRP £285.00 Save £76.00 (26%)
    3 years warranty

5. Numark Mixtrack Platinum

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    Numark

    Mixtrack Platinum

    4-Channel DJ Controller

    Numark Mixtrack Platinum is a 4-Channel DJ Controller that features Hi-res LCD multi-function displays on each jog wheel and Dedicated gain and filter knobs for each channel

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    Excl. Tax: £145.83 Incl. Tax: £175.00
    RRP £279.00 Save £104.00 (37%)
    1 year warranty

One of the most unique and prominent features of the Numark Mixtrack Platinum DJ Controller is the custom 1.75’’ high resolution display. This integrated display is featured in the middle of the jog wheels displaying vital information about bpm, platter position, time remaining, key lock, pitch adjustment and more.

This display will also allow you to switch between four deck and control whichever deck is active for added versatility. This custom display provides added convenience, eliminating the need to constantly check your laptop screen for the information you need, letting you spend more time on the controller and focused on the mix.

Music Matter Recommends:

The Mixtrack Platinum from Numark improves on the Mixtrack 3 with added channels, FX & more. The big selling point of this DJ controller however is the innovative LCD Displays built into the jog wheels which is quite impressive for a budget Controller.

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    Numark

    Mixtrack Platinum

    4-Channel DJ Controller

    Numark Mixtrack Platinum is a 4-Channel DJ Controller that features Hi-res LCD multi-function displays on each jog wheel and Dedicated gain and filter knobs for each channel

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    Excl. Tax: £145.83 Incl. Tax: £175.00
    RRP £279.00 Save £104.00 (37%)
    1 year warranty
 Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2DDJSB3MC4000DJ-202Mixtrack Platinum
Channels / Decks 4 2 2 2 4
Jog Wheels 2 2 2

2

2
Faders 4 2 2 2 2
Crossfader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software

Traktor Pro 2

Serato DJ Lite Serato DJ Lite

Serato DJ Intro

Serato DJ Intro / Prime Loops
Trigger Pads 8 16 16 16 8
Connectivity USB / MIDI / Lightning USB USB USB / MIDI Out USB
Audio Interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Output TRS Jack / RCA RCA XLR, TRS Jack, RCA RCA RCA

DJ Controller Honorable Mentions

  1. Best Seller
    Native Instruments

    Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk2

    2 Deck DJ Controller With Built-in Audio Interface

    Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk2 2 Deck DJ Controller With Built-in Audio Interface and Traktor Pro 2 DJ Software.

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    Excl. Tax: £249.17 Incl. Tax: £299.00
    RRP £459.00 Save £160.00 (34%)
    2 years warranty
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    Numark

    Mixtrack Pro 3

    2 Channel USB DJ Controller

    DJ Controller with Dual Jog Wheels, 16 x Trigger Pads, Dedicated Effects Controls, and Integrated Audio Interface

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    Excl. Tax: £140.00 Incl. Tax: £168.00
    RRP £199.00 Save £31.00 (15%)
    1 year warranty
  1. Pioneer

    WeGO 4 (Black)

    DJ Controller with USB/Lightning Cable & Rekordbox In Black

    Pioneer WeGO 4 (Black) is a DJ Controller with USB/Lightning Cable & Rekordbox In Black

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    Excl. Tax: £224.17 Incl. Tax: £269.00
             
    1 year warranty
  1. Reloop

    BeatMix 4 MK2

    4-Channel DJ Pad Controller

    Reloop BeatMix 4 MK2 is a 4-Channel DJ Pad Controller that features Easy plug 'n' play: Simply connect to your computer and start mixing your tracks

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    Excl. Tax: £179.17 Incl. Tax: £215.00
             
    1 year warranty
  1. Reloop

    BeatPad 2

    DJ controller for Mac, iOS & Android

    Reloop BeatPad 2 is a DJ controller for Mac, iOS & Android that features Multi-sensorial performance section with 16 touch-sensitive drum pads

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    Excl. Tax: £315.83 Incl. Tax: £379.00
             
    1 year warranty
  1. Behringer

    DJ Controller CMD Studio 4A

    4-Deck DJ MIDI Controller with 4-Channel Audio Interface

    Behringer DJ Controller CMD Studio 4A is a 4-Deck DJ MIDI Controller with 4-Channel Audio Interface

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    Excl. Tax: £121.67 Incl. Tax: £146.00
             
    3 years warranty