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
Stanton’s DJC.4 is a DJ controller with audio interface bundled with an enhanced 4-deck version of Virtual DJ LE. The DJC.4 allows users to scratch and mix 4 decks of audio, as well as control video. The integrated 4-channel audio interface allows users to integrate analog turntables or CD decks into their performance, and the large touch sensitive jog wheels make for extremely tight scratch and pitch bend control.
Complete Digital DJ System with built in SC-IX software means no external computer/controller required. Ultimate Experience Easier to set-up, Faster to learn, more time to be creative and improve your DJ skills. Designed for Portability Low profile, lightweight design with integrated drive bay for USB storage devices.
The CMP.800 Cross-Media Player provides all the features needed for the technology-minded DJ. Providing a high-resolution Jog wheel with Multi-style, illuminated position indicator, CD & Mass-Storage Device playback, built-in sampler, hot-cues, loops beat-synchronized FX and full MIDI control, the Stanton CMP.800 is a true high performance DJ cross-media player at an unbelievable price point that won't break the bank.
The SCS.1d has a 10” motorized platter with a real slipmat and vinyl record. This means that the platter not only feels like a record on a turntable, it performs like one as well. There’s plenty of room for your hand on the platter, and you are free to move naturally instead of being confined to a tiny area. Likewise, the platter under the record will feel totally natural, delivering the industry standard torque and edge texture that you’re used to after years in front of traditional gear.
Revolutionary and compact, this controller is a necessity for any digital DJ looking for ultimate control over their software of choice. SCS.3d's compact and sleek profile makes it a space-friendly addition to any existing DJ gear set-up or can stand on its own as a complete controller solution.
Although the SCS.1m is in some ways a “mixer,” it's more appropriately called a mix controller. Designed in an intuitive DJ mixer format that should be instantly familiar to anyone who's ever stepped behind the decks, the SCS.1m features four channel strips with faders, EQ controls, and high-precision metering, as well as a responsive crossfader, and a straightforward Cue / Monitoring section. The surface layout has been carefully designed so that any experienced DJ can simply step up and begin basic mixing within seconds. The difference, of course, is that tweaking an EQ knob or channel fader, for example, is not actually adjusting analog audio - it's controlling the corresponding EQ or level parameter in your DJ software.
The SCS.3m incorporates all of the functions of a two channel DJ mixer, plus a host of innovative performance features made possible by Stanton's unique touch sensitive control surface. The touch sensitive sliders can be used to tweak EQs, allowing you to bring in different elements of a song during a mix, or instantly switch them to control FX parameters... all in one surface. The wide, touch-sensitive crossfader not only allows for seamless slow blends between decks, but is also able to detect (like the rest of the sliders) multiple finger presses, allowing for quick transform effects all in one control.