Which DJ Mixer Is Right for You?

Becoming a DJ is far from an easy task, despite how fun-spirited the job appears to be. Learning how to blend, beat-match, scratch and control music takes a lot of practice, but fortunately, Photo Savings can help you speed up the process. While we carry tons of music instruments for creatives and artists, our DJ equipment has become quite popular.

While wanting to get started on your potential DJ career is a great step, picking out the right gear for your skill level and music needs is more essential than anything else. Whether you're a rookie who is still learning the basics or a more advanced jockey who wants a serious mixer upgrade, we have something for everyone's budget. We even have some gear that you can take on the road, so you never miss a beat (literally).

Take a look at our range of DJ mixers and controllers below to see which item will take your DJ journey to the next level.

Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200

If you need a basic, straightforward mixer and turntable combination, the Inpulse 200 by Hercules is the best selection. Not only is it affordable, but it's compact size makes it easy to carry, as well as store. With basic controls, five unique features, and knobs for mixing, blending, scratching, and other features, you'll be able to sound like a professional in no time.

Numark Mixtrack Platinum | 4-channel DJ Controller

If you've already gotten some of the basics of DJing down, the Numark Mixtrack Platinum controller could be a great investment. Containing a two-channel mixer with four deck layering, a high resolution display and Serato compatibility, this controller can help you create the ultimate remix. The Mixtrack Platinum features two touch-sensitive metal jog wheels and two 100mm-long, responsive pitch sliders so you can perfectly sync your songs. There are also filter and equalizer knobs, and 16 performance pads for samples and cues, as well as a pair of multi-function touch strips that offer dynamic FX control and needle-drop track searching.

Reloop Beatpad 2 Cross Platform DJ Controller

If you have a broader budget, the Beatpad 2 from Reloop could help catapult your skills to even greater heights. Not only is this controller compatible with computers like others on this list, but it also can be connected to a tablet or a smartphone!  Slicer, loop, sampler and dynamic multi-effect control are just a few of the capabilities that the BeatPad 2 has to offer. The touch-sensitive drum pads with smart RGB illumination provide visual feedback for the selected mode so you know exactly what you're doing. 
8 cue points and 6 samples per deck can be triggered straight from the BeatPad 2's control surface.

Numark NDX500 | USB/CD Media Player & Software Controller

The NDX500 from Numark is completely unique from all other controllers, as it has a control for CDs, making it compatible with any digital audio source. If you're on-the-go a lot, this controller might be useful for some, as it only weighs a little over seven pounds.

Hercules DJ Compact AMS-DJCONTROL

For a compact and easily portable option, that's also super affordable, the Hercules Compact Controller has everything you need for the basics in a smaller package. Weighing less than two pounds, this controller can fit easily into a large shoulder bag and is compatible with both PCs and Macs. This controller offers highly intuitive features to create Loops, add effects and launch samples thanks to the unrivalled feel of the pads. Using the available DJUCED 18 DJ software, you can mix two audio tracks on the fly and save your mixes as audio files. The Hercules DJ Control Compact is also compatible with the most popular DJ software including Tractor, Virtual DJ and all MIDI-compatible software. 

Gemini CDM-4000 CD & MP3 USB DJ Media Player

The Gemini CDM-4000 is jam-packed with every kind of feature you could need for starting, continuing and advancing your skills on the turntables. Equipped with a 2-channel mixer, antishock material and an abundant amount of features. Any manipulation tactic you can think of for remixing music can be done with this innovative mixer.

Numark DJ2GO2 | Pocket DJ Controller

The DJ2GO2 Pocket DJ Controller from Numark is similar in size to that of the Compact Controller on this list, but this mixer has a built-in sound card and comes ready with Serato DJ Lite. Fitting right on top of your laptop without blocking the keyboard, this system makes it easy to plug in and play in some of the quickest steps possible.

Whether you're just getting started or already have a foot in the door, your DJ career can be taken to the next level with any of our mixers. Be sure to click through to each product to learn more about our mixers, including features, sizes and prices.