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TECH AWARDS 2016 DJ CONTROLLER UNDER £600

Dropping pro features without the pro price tags, this highly-contested category brings it back to home.

Reloop Mixtour


£110
Hype
A wicked little companion for Algoriddim’s djay software that offers hands on control.
Gripe
When used with iOS devices, it needs to be connected to a power supply.
Summary
A great throw-in-the-bag controller for anyone looking for more than just a touch-screen experience when using Algoriddim’s djay software.
Tech Verdict
8/10

Pioneer DDJ-RR


£549
Hype
A compact pro feel controller that is equally at home in a professional booth or bedroom
Gripe
Got a lot of competition.
Summary
The DDJ-RR brings professional level features and quality to the masses without being a strain on the pocket.

Numark NVII


£539
Hype
Still retains the gorgeous colour screens and touch-activated controls along with seamless Serato DJ integration.
Gripe
As with the original NV the mixer still cannot be used in stand alone mode.
Summary
A great little controller with a stunning amount of killer features packed into a very reasonably price point.
Tech Verdict
8.6/10

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.
Tech Verdict
8.5/10

Hercules P32 DJ


£199
Hype
A really fun compact controller that offers DJs a new way of laying down their sets.
Gripe
To get the full experience needs to work with included software, losses a little bit of the magic when used with the usual contenders.
Summary
The P32 DJ is a well-made compact controller with a built-in soundcard that is fun and cool to use and comes fully equipped with the included DJUCED 40 DJ software — a match made in heaven.
Tech Verdict
8/10 

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