Nowadays, more and more DJs are using VirtualDJ Pro Full to be able to use digital music instead of traditional vinyls or CDs. Still, using digital music doesn't mean you'll have to sit behind a computer and use a mouse and keyboard.
VirtualDJ Pro Full can be used as a stand-alone software in case of emergency, but to truly unleash its power, you might want to connect it to some dedicated hardware.
VirtualDJ Pro Full is natively compatible with an impressive list of hardware from many manufacturers. And, with the full MIDI compatibility and the open plugin architecture, it can connect to virtually anything.
You will find below a small list of the best hardware for digital DJ one can find on the market today. Many of which come with a version of VirtualDJ Limited Edition (LE) so you can immediately start using your controller.
But, if you don't find what you need here, keep in mind that VirtualDJ Pro Full is compatible with many other controllers, mixers, etc. on the market.
Depending on how and where you mix, you might consider different options:
- Mobile DJs will probably want to get all-in-one controllers, easy to transport and install anywhere.
- Resident DJs will probably want rackmount or table-top controllers (depending on the space available in the booth).
- Turntablists will want a TimeCode solution and a good sound card interface.
- Beginners will be more interested in all-in-one solutions.
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
Standalone digital DJ mixer with an astounding amount of features, real-time channel matrix operation, slim tabletop design, state-of-the-art solid steel chassis construction and quality sound, the DN-MC6000 is one of Denon DJ’s flagship controllers. When paired with VirtualDJ, is a turnkey control solution for mobile DJs and party DJs.
Denon PRIME 4
THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL, ADVANCED DJ SYSTEM HAS ARRIVED Command every gig, audience, genre, event and location! The multicore processor powered PRIME 4 makes your entire music collection available, with no laptop needed, transparently connecting you into your performance. With 4-deck hardware control and advanced touchscreen workflow, you’re all set to handle any DJ set, anywhere, anytime.
Featuring a sleek new design and inviting appearance, innovative features, dependability, hq sound quality and peerless value. 2-deck controller for the professional entertainer in a robust steel chassis for rugged durability. In addition to precision touch-activated jog wheels, dedicated hot cue and sample pads for on-the-fly creativity.
Denon MC6000 MKII
Professional DJ controller and digital mixer. For club and mobile DJ's - slimline, table-top steel chassis unit blends a 4 channel digital mixer with digital and analog audio interface. 4-deck functionality, all important transport, pitch, EQ, loop, hot-cue/sample, navigation and FX controls ergonomically positioned to ensure optimal, error free live performance.
MC7000 is the professional DJ controller with 4-channel capability and dual USB connections. The two USB audio interfaces enable two DJs to play together (on their preferred DJ software) or ‘hand off’ in a truly seamless, uninterrupted manner. Coupled with Denon DJ’s legendary build quality and superior 24-bit audio reproduction, this is a no-compromise controller perfectly suited to both mobile and club DJs looking for the next evolution of DJ controller.
Take command of the DJ booth with the standalone MCX8000 and transform an ordinary set into a full concert experience. Two hi-definition display screens help keep your eyes on the mix instead of your laptop. It’s fully loaded with a 4-channel digital mixer that comes with 3 built-in instant effects and line inputs. The solid metal construction is buttoned-up with velocity-sensitive performance pads for cues, rolls, slicer and samples.
With its portable design and solid build; the MC2000 is the ultimate weapon in your DJ bag, completely redefining the quality and usability of its class. With every single detail aimed at improving value and retaining simplicity. The layout takes the very best from the successful DN-MC6000 and MC3000 platforms and puts it into an even more compact unit that’s tweaked especially to work seamlessly with DJ software programs.
The Denon DJ DN-HS5500 DJ Media Player Turntable is a versatile, feature-packed audio player and controller, for professional club, mobile and touring DJs, as well as home DJs and enthusiasts alike. The DN-HS5500 packs an incredible array of versatile features that set it apart from traditional controllers, CD decks or turntables, by incorporating all of these devices into one unit.
Denon PRIME 2
2-deck Standalone Workflow, WiFi Streaming and Expressive DJ Performance Control, with a 7" HD multi-touch display for waveform views, music library navigation, track search and load. 6" Capacitive-touch jog-wheels with HD display for loop info, track artwork & custom logo and 8 ultra-responsive trigger pads for hotcue juggling, looping techniques, beat rolls and slicer
The DN-SC2000 Controller unit is an affordable, compact, professional-grade, solid steel MIDI controller designed for the home DJ or party laptop DJ on the go. Used together with the DJ’s favorite mixer and PC software of choice, the DN-SC2000 offers party and bedroom DJs a compact, portable, user-friendly control solution. A two-layer system, the unit can control two decks at once (with visible deck color change), or be paired with another DN-SC2000 unit to control four decks.
Designed with both Professional and Club DJs in mind, the Denon DJ SC2900 steps-up to the booth with a fresh take on true digital-media versatility. No longer is there a need to struggle dragging a mass of CDs to the club or through the studio doors – the SC2900 includes playback from USB drives and offers the ability to share one USB stick over (up to) four networked Denon DJ SC2900 or SC3900s. However, traditional CD DJs and producers can still make the most of the front mounted CD slot, and pure software DJs can use it to mix and produce.
The DN-S3700 Direct Drive Turntable Media Player & Controller is a single-deck portable DJ instrument that provides working DJs with a host of useful features for enhanced creative flexibility. Most notably, thanks to its large 9” spinning platter design, the DN-S3700 literally offers the “best of both worlds” from both digital and analog realms. In addition to a host of advanced digital features, including USB and MIDI control, the sleek and elegant unit includes a built-in authentic vinyl record for surface control driven by Denon DJ’s High Torque Direct Drive Motor, providing users with the classic and unmistakable feel of true vinyl.
Along with the ability to play CDs and support external storage devices, the DN-S1200 is also designed to interface and control a variety of popular audio/video DJ software applications that support USB MIDI interface, either by user custom mapping or direct native support by the software vendor.
Professional DJ Media Player with 7" Multi-touch Display. The Denon DJ SC5000 PRIME represents a real paradigm shift in DJ Technology, right here, right now. This (DJ Mag) Tech Award winning digital DJ Media Player has a 7”, high-definition touchscreen that enables multi-touch gestures for the ultimate in latency-free, tactile track navigation, load and playback. The SC5000 is also the world’s first DJ Player capable of on-board music file analysis, an innovative standalone, dual-layer deck capability and 8 performance pads for the ultimate in creative DJ expression.
Denon DJ brought the world's first, motor driven active platter to DJ media players back in 2003 with the DNS5000. Continuing its heritage of motorized media players, Denon DJ now introduce the SC5000M PRIME. The 'M' (for Motorized) is, at its core, an SC5000 PRIME DJ media player, already a (DJ Mag) multi-Tech Award winning unit, but now headlined with a 7", real vinyl and adjustable torque, motorized platter. This die cast aluminum platter features ultra-high resolution MIDI (3600 ticks per rotation) performance accuracy. Added to adjustable vinyl tension for slip/scratch control, this blesses DJs with a true, mechanical spin beneath the fingertips, making their music really feel alive!
Your Ultimate Mainstage Media Player. Standalone, ENGINE OS powered with Dual-Layer Playback. 10.1” HD Touchscreen. Navigate, search and load extensive music libraries plus edit track lists with 'on-board' Crate management. Gesture manipulate large waveforms and scrub through overviews, while visualizing essential DJ workflow info. Also, execute internal analysis of previously unanalyzed music files directly within the SC6000 itself - just 'plug in & play out!'
Vinyl Turntablism Excellence Meets Digital Performance Power! 8" Motorized Platter, Mainstage Digital Media Player with 10.1" HD Touchscreen to search, load, play and 'feel' your music with the industry's largest and most advanced multi-touch DJ workflow display. Interface and perform like never before!
The DN-X1600 Digital DJ Mixer, offers superb sound quality, durability, reliability, operability and visibility. Based on the same core engine as Denon DJ’s flagship DN-X1700, the DN-X1600 is an extremely affordable and versatile four-channel digital mixer with a variety of features perfect for all DJs and electronic musicians, from professional club and touring DJs, to party DJs and bedroom mix artists.
Denon X1800 Prime
The Denon DJ X1800 Prime is a high-quality 4-channel digital mixer that interfaces seamlessly with SC5000 Prime players, bringing your DJ equipment setup to the next level. With it’s rugged metal construction and crisp OLED screen for precise menu based adjustments, the X1800 Prime is ready for anything you throw at it. Each of the 4 channels come equipped with phono/line switch inputs, allowing you to connect any audio source from turntables all the way to cell phones and CD players. There are also four digital inputs for high-resolution audio mixing. No audio source is off limits! Each channel also includes dedicated Sweep and BPM FX knobs to make the mix your own.
Pro-Mix Centerpiece for Creative DJs. 4-Channel Digital Mixer with Multi-Assignable Inputs and Pro DJ FX. Crisp OLED Screen. Customize X1850 DJ workflow and performance settings plus access, adjust and edit 16 expressive Pro Club FX. Dual USB Audio Connections. Experience fast, uninterrupted DJ 'handoffs', connect to DJ software and record multi-channel audio to laptops.
This feature-packed professional PC/MAC compatible controller combines unmatched hardware performance with internal high-quality audio processing, offering low latency ASIO/OSX Core Audio support. The DN-HC4500 also offers the exclusive flexibility to control DENON’s optional BU4500 dual CD/MP3 player for simultaneous 4-player configuration.
The DN-HC5000 is designed to work with software programs and the optional BU4500 Dual CD/MP3 player, providing mobile entertainers the most fail safe, easy-to-use, flexible hardware package. Purposed into the familiar Denon DJ rackmount form, and utilizing HID technology to improve speed, accuracy, and communication between software and hardware, the DN-HC5000 is a true all-in-one system for computer DJs.
The DN-HD2500 is a hard-drive based, professional media player and controller offering a total all-in-one “nerve center” that addresses and actually anticipates ever changing needs. Flexible and packed with features, the DN-HD2500 is built for any event where professional-quality and flawless performance is expected.
With its precise, dependable tracking and remarkably clear audio, the DS1 ushers in a new wave of performance for the hands-on DJ. Whether you’re using NoiseMap vinyl or optical media, the DS1 goes hard every night to eliminate the gap between that classic analog feel you’re after and the precise digital capability you demand.