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.
American Audio 19MXR
VirtualDJ LE V8 included
The American Audio MXR Series offers DJs the tactile feel and operation of a traditional DJ mixer while playing and controlling music from software on their computer. The 19 MXR is a 19-inch, 4-Channel MIDILOG™ Mixer with Midi/Analog control, built-in DSP D-Core Sound Card with 4-In/4-Out audio interface, Balanced XLR Outputs, MIDI Navigation Controls and user assignable control buttons to make it easy to customize and play your music.
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.
VirtualDJ LE V7 included
The CDMP-2700 features two touch-sensitive jog wheels that allow you to search through a track, adjust cue points and even scratch with true vinyl-like feel.Thanks to its MIDI capabilities, the CDMP-2700 lets you control the parameters of your favorite DJ software right from the unit and route your audio through its 24-bit/192kHz soundcard.
Mixvibes VFX CONTROL
The MixVibes VFX Control DJ/VJ system enables you to mix, sync, crossfade your multimedia files (music videos, movies, audio files...) using the intuitive display of a classic DJ booth: 2 channels and a central mixer. The package is an all-in-on turnkey solution in an Audio/MIDI controller unit.
The DMC2 has a form factor based on CD players such as the CDN95 and CDN35, which allows mobile DJs who are comfortable with rack consoles to quickly and easily add the power and versatility of software–based mixing to their arsenal. No assignment of software parameters for the DMC2 is necessary – simply connect the controller to a laptop with a USB cable, enable CUE LE 5’s configuration screen, and watch the virtual controls respond to the DMC2's actions.
The PCDJ DAC-3 is a control surface with a USB connector for use with mixing software. The DAC-3 resembles a controller of a DJ CD player with all the familiar controls recognized by beginner and seasoned DJs alike. Two large wheel controls establish realtime scratch and cuing of audio files, pitch sliders are provided and an arsenal of buttons and switched are mapped to deliver full control over DJ software.
The MEP-7000 offers a flexible high quality solution specifically with digital music in mind, being compact and easy to transport, yet inheriting the basic functions and features of Pioneer's popular CDJ series CD Decks. The MEP-7000 enables you to play MP3/AAC files stored on various memory formats, along with playback of music from your CD collection or DJ software.