We will provide you with details and highlight features that make each of the 15 products unique and different from others on the market. In these cases, I bring a Kontrol X1 with me. The knobs, sliders, and switches all feel sturdy and high-end. The obvious choice for Traktor in this range is the popular Kontrol S2. The jog wheels are sensitive and can work well for scratching. First, you need to figure out the most elementary part, your budget.
Another great feature is the Key-Matching function, this lets you get the perfect harmonic mix. While the specifications and features are too many to list down, it is important to mention that this basically allows you to manage loops, set cue points, trigger samples, tweak effects and a whole lot more. It's a 2 channel mixer but it will easily let you switch between control of up to 4 decks from the Rekordbox interface. However, for some, price is not an issue. Create automatic or manual loops and save them on the performance pads for a later time with the Loopmasters function.
The hardware market continues to grow, and people are now able to choose a controller which fits their budget, workflow, and choice of software. This is the second and not the last from this brand on this list. . Probably the best part of the feature-list of the controller is its price. If you want the whole story, read my full review of the Mixon 4 right. Above the library is a little image of a crate, and all you have to do to add a new crate is click. The gear here range from cheap to pretty high price points.
Overall they feel pretty good and it's really easy to manually beatmatch using them. It is important for your controller to be durable enough to withstand extensive use. Also remember that the bigger and more expensive your controller gets, the less portable it becomes. Its a great all in one controller for Serato. The P32 is packed with all sorts of great features and obviously the gorgeous set of 32 pads. There must be a balance between the two. For the price of this controller you wouldn't expect this option.
The lite versions tend to have fewer features and sometimes time usage restrictions but are a great way to lean a program. Decide how much you want to spend and go from there. It also has a Flip mode function that allows you to playback and record easily. In addition, the highly responsive trigger pads that have been rubberized for a different feel allow the backlighting to create a fantastic glow in the dark effect, as well as highly touch-sensitive jog wheels made of metal, give you the feeling of a professional deejay. It may not be for you if you have big hands. It becomes clear just how powerful this Session view is in your first moments with Ableton. This is not a ploy to just get you to click on something else.
Cross has an internal recorder to record your mix, and it can save your audio to a wide variety of file types. Controllers mimic turntables and mixers. Some controllers included here also work as a standalone mixer, without the need to connect to a computer, which could be another consideration. Not a big difference, but important enough to play a role in a buying decision. I've used it a lot and it really is a true workhorse. This means beginners will be able to get a more precise beatmatch just like using a more expensive controller. The changes that appear in the newer prototype of the controller are not necessarily obvious, yet really consistent.
When you think of , is one of the biggest names out there. If you do beatmatch manually you should take the small pitch sliders into consideration as it can be tricky. You have a standard 2-channel mixer, performance pads, effects controls, and the list goes on. The wheels for scratching and navigation built-in make it worth the money alone. The absence of pitch faders rules out any serious beat-matching though. The other addition is the sound color effects. It has a beautiful dark colored minimal design to it, which makes accessing all of the information you need extremely easy.
Version 3 arrived earlier this year, further refining the already winning formula. The Novation Dicer Cue Point and Looping Control has been available for many years now and you can even watch out for occasional sales when they sell it for further discounted prices. We do recommend installing the latest firmware before you start using it, as it will fix some glitches that have plagued some users. It shares many features with high-end, expensive models with a pretty expensive price tag. They may be invited to small social gatherings to create a more fun and thrilling party atmosphere. So choose something that speaks to you personally.
At the top you'll see the multi function touch strip that Numark are calling the strip search function. In fact, it now has an average of 4. The case features 16 velocity-sensitive pads, which will allow you to loop, slicing and finger drumming. Additionally, vector waveforms provide a graphic feedback to music creation. Instructions on configuration are widely available online.
It even allows you to access Remix Decks on a third channel. There's a long list of compatible hardware from both and. If remix decks and Stems are more your thing, then the might be more appropriate. Smaller and more portable controllers are going to be less expensive, but also have fewer features. There is a touch strip that is the absolute best way to navigate a track.