DJ Controllers To Fit Any Budget

2016 has been a great year for DJ technology. We’ve seen some traction made on the software side by companies like Pioneer with Rekordbox, and Algoriddim with their DJay platform, while seeing some leaps  on the hardware side by companies like Roland and Denon. Today, we take a look at three DJ controllers ranging in price.


DJ Controllers Under $600 MSRP:

There are a lot of sturdy controllers you can purchase under $600, but the Pioneer DDJ-SR is the definite front runner. Packaged with Serato DJ connectivity, control of four independent decks, HP & LP filter, and sixteen drum pads, the DDJ-SR gives the user the ability to construct mixes right out of the box. Purchase the Pioneer DDJ-SR via here.


DJ Controllers Under $1500:


Arriving to much fanfare during Roland’s 909 Day celebration, the DJ-808 produced in collaboration with Serato and Roland is looking to be 2016’s most interesting controller.  Being described by Roland as ushering in “a new era of DJ’ing” that “integrates software, hardware and the TR-S drum sequencer into a single instrument for the very first time,” this is shaping up to be a game-changing DJ controller. Check out more info on the DJ-808 here.



DJ Controllers Under $3000:


The Pioneer DDJ-RZX is a powerhouse of a controller. Complete with Pioneer’s extensive FX unit, three touch-screen displays, a dedicated mic section, sixteen drum pads for triggering, large jog wheels, and Rekordbox connectivity with the ability to load video, there is no substitute for this controller other than an actual complete DJ rig. Check out a video on the DDJ-RZX in the video below.