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* Low-cost options to help you get your mix on
* They make great gift ideas for the budding DJ
* Choose from portable options, backlit models and more
If you’re looking into starting a career as a DJ, look no further than this intro-level mix makers. With a price range that starts below $100, you can get your musical projects going without breaking the bank. We’ve rounded up eight of the best mixers that are sure to help you get everybody to hit the dance floor.
1. Numark DJ2GO2
This dazzling pocket DJ controller includes a built-in audio card and with handy headphone cueing to help you stay on top of your game. It also works with Mac and Windows OS.
2. Gemini MM1
A smart option for both everyday users and professionals, this two-channel mixer comes with Band Rotary EQ with Gain Control to help you create the perfect mix.
3. Hercules DJ
With a built-in sound card, loop and FX sampler, this mini mixer has everything you need to get going. Small enough to take wherever you go, it also comes with vibrant backlights and strobe effects.
4. Behringer DJ MIDI Controller
Basically everything your average DJ could need packed inside one compact box, this MIDI controller comes with a sleek built-in audio interface and an impressive mixer section with crossfader and two channel faders. It also features backlit buttons so you can see what you’re doing in the dark.
5. Akai Professional AMX
This plug-and-play mixer is great for the DJ on the go. With two line faders and tri-color LED metering, it comes with the Serato DJ Pro software so you don’t need to purchase any outside upgrades. A great well-rounded option considering the low price point.
6. Numark Mixtrack Pro 3
A more robust option, what makes the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 so great is that it only requires one plug; everything you can do via USB. It also comes with a built-in sound card that connects directly to your speakers or mic.
7. Pioneer DJ
As an Amazon bestseller, this versatile DJ controller features a smart, intuitive layout and a handy FX fade feature that makes mixing a breeze. It also utilizes low-latency jog wheels to help give more ‘oomph’ to your scratch effects.
8. Roland Serato DJ Controller
In addition to the smart design and included Serato DJ Pro upgrade kit, this Roland DJ controller also comes with stellar built-in drum kits. Each kit has eight unique sounds to give you even more options to mix and match.