Best DJ Mixers For Beginners

Are you trying to get into DJing and you can’t find the best mixers? Here are the best DJ mixers for beginners.

Number one is The AKAI MPK Mini. The MPK Mini is a piano combined with a drum pad. The product is really easy to begin making beats with, and it also incorporates 5 years of user feedback for a new, enhanced design. This mixer has many features, including 25 synth-action mini keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation control, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads with Note Repeat & Full Level, 8 assignable Q-Link knobs for mixing, tweaking plug-ins, and a built-in arpeggiator with adjustable resolution, range, and dedicated Octave Up and Octave Down buttons. The MPK Mini is USB-powered (via computer or iPhone). The product costs $99.

Number two is the Launchpad Mini. The Launchpad Mini is a pad that has 64 mini keys in an 8x8 grid that consists of square, multicolored backlit buttons. The product includes Ableton Live, which you need to download. You can also create good beats and put beautiful colors and artwork into the square keys. The Launchpad Mini costs $99. 

Number three is The Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2. The DDJ-SB2 has the full experience of a DJ setup. The product has some of the best entry-level “pro” controllers, switchable four-deck controls, level meters, and trim pots. The DDJ-SB2 includes a software called Rekordbox DJ, which is used to search for music files stored on your computer. These files can be used to create playlists, analyze files, adjust grids, tempos, and other metadata, as well as set cue and loop points. With the ability to add on other apps, such as Virtual DJ 8, and the ability to map it in Traktor Pro 2, you’ve got a cost-effective and portable DJ controller that’s platform agnostic and lets you try out practically any major DJ software. The DDJ-SB2 costs $249.