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TECH AWARDS: DJ CONTROLLER UNDER £600

Dropping Pro features without the Pro price tags, this highly contested category is were it is all at

DJ Mag Tech Awards
DJ Mag Tech Awards

Allen & Heath XONE:K1

£156
Hype
Lightweight, customisable and extremely well built universal controller.
Gripe
Not much of a price difference between this and the K2, which has an inbuilt soundcard
Summary
The K1 is a welcomed addition to the XONE family and offers up options to the DJ as to how to create their perfect setup.
8.25/10

 

KORG KAOSSDJ

£269
Hype
Built in Kaoss Pad with Kaossilator programs, on-board soundcard, standalone mixer and super portable.
Gripe
One or two of the controls are a little fiddly and the choice of touch pads over jog wheels will put some potential owners off.
Summary
Korg have created a super fun, super compact DJ controller that is unique in the fact that it has a built-in Kaoss Pad. This controller will find favour with DJs looking for a capable and versatile effects unit as well as causal mixers and party DJs.
7.9/10

 

Numark NV

£559
Hype
Gorgeous colour screens and touch activated controls along with seamless Serato DJ integration.
Gripe
The small UV meters are a little disappointing as is the fact that the mixer cannot be used as a standard stand-alone mixer.
Summary
Numark have packed a stunning amount of killer features into a very reasonably priced controller that promises to free DJs from the laptop screen and bring them back into contact with the crowd.
8.6/10

 

Reloop Neon

£110
Hype
A compact controller that is perfect for making use of the performance features in Serato DJ.
Gripe
Some of the track browsing controls are a little clunky.
Summary
Neon could be the answer to many Serato DJ user's prayers by opening up many of the cooler features available in Serato DJ without taking up valuable booth space or causing an undue amount of
pain on the wallet.
8.3/10

 

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol D2

£429
Hype
Lovely large full colour LCD displays, touch sensitive controls, Stems compatibility and four-deck control.
Gripe
What's not to love?
Summary
The latest in a long line of fantastic compact controllers, the Kontrol D2 is leaps ahead in terms of features and usability making this the perfect travelling companion for club DJs who use Traktor to perform.
8.5/10

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