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TECH AWARDS: ULTIMATE CLUB MIXER

Every year this is the category that just gets harder to judge, it’s not called Ultimate Club DJ mixer for nothing.

DJ Mag Tech Awards
DJ Mag Tech Awards

 Allen & Heath XONE:DB4

£1800
Hype
A fantastic sounding mixer with a huge arsenal of FXs and input options to make mixing more of a creative affair
Gripe
Only a single USB connecter some of the competitors in this price range have two.
Summary
A great sounding mixer that employs all of Allen and Heath’s experience and heritage in this market place. Great build quality and a wealth of sound manipulation options make the XONE DB4 a true contender for best club mixer
8.5/10

 

Rane MP2015

£2199
Hype
Amazing to look at, Isolator, Submix channel, two USB digital audio interfaces, digital filters and all rotary controls. Did we forget to mention the amazing sound!
Gripe
For most DJs this mixer will be out of their grasp financially.
Summary
A mixer that effortlessly combines the best of old and new to create possibly the finest professional rotary mixer ever made.
9/10

 

Reloop RMX-80 Digital

£675
Hype
A fully featured professional four channel digital mixer with 13 brand new effects and an innovative “Time Bar” effects control system as well as being ultimately tweakable for the technically minded.
Gripe
The lack of MIDI support could put off some potential owners.
Summary
Reloop’s flagship four-channel digital mixer is packed to the gills with great features, quality touches and has a top notch build quality.
8/10

 

Denon DJ DN-X1600

£759
Hype
A fully featured DJ Mixer that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
Gripe
Starting to show its age a little against some of the newer contenders.
Summary
A mixer that is built to the usual Denon high standard, whilst it isn’t as new as some of the competition this mixer still delivers the goods.
7.8/10

 

Pioneer DJM900nexus

 

£1579
Hype
Considered the industry standard mixer that works in sweet harmony with the other CDJ Nexus products as well as having two specific models for Serato or Traktor users.
Gripe
It is hard not to love almost everything about these mixers except the price tag, which will put a dent in a few pockets.
Verdict
The 900 collection of mixers has all bases covered with Traktor and Serato versions making this the go to mixer of choice for many clubs and Pro DJs alike.
8.8/10

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