The Best Serato DJ Controllers to Check Out in 2022
The Best Serato DJ Controllers to Check Out in the New Year
Serato DJ is a supremely popular software suite among established and aspiring DJs alike. Engineered with total creative freedom and user friendliness in mind, it’s also one of the easiest DJ programs on the scene to get to grips with.
Heading into 2022, we are sure to see a whole bunch of new Serato DJ controllers hitting the pro-hardware market. All of which we will of course be on the lookout for, ensuring we bag the first UK shipments when they land.
In the meantime, there is no shortage of seriously impressive options worth checking out right now. For the foreseeable future at least, each of the following will remain an absolute bargain and one of the best Serato DJ controllers money can buy:
Denon DJ Prime 4
The flagship controller from a brand that needs no introduction, the Denon DJ Prime 4 is no less than a masterpiece. Extending its compatibility with Serato DJ turned what was already a monstrous piece of kit into something truly exceptional. Gorgeous to look at, built to last and with its beautiful central touchscreen, the Denon DJ Prime 4 is everything a world-class controller should be. One that more than justifies its comparatively high price - you get what you pay for with this leviathan.
An unbeatable choice for DJs who are serious about scratching, the Rane One delivers an experience that is as close to using real turntables as it gets. It really does look and feel like the real thing, with the added bonus of the kind of build quality that is made for life on the road. The only slight downside being is that it’s rather heavy and bulky, but it needs to be to deliver such convincing turntable-mimicking performance.
Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT
The Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT was created with the aim of bringing a whole range of club-standard features down to a price the everyday DJ could actually afford. And that’s exactly what Pioneer pulled off, loading it with a club-style layout and more features than most DJs ever realistically need. It is also as beautifully presented as any world-class piece of club hardware, for a price that’s anything but club-standard.
Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX6
This thing gains an honourable mention for setting all new standards in terms of total value for money. Perfect for newcomers and home DJs, the Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX6 is bursting with premium features and boasts a design to die for. It is not quite as feature-packed as its bigger brothers, but coming in at around a third of the price, you still get way more than you would expect for this kind of money.
Numark Party Mix Live
The Numark Party Mix Live is the controller to reach for if looking to bring the party in a slightly less ‘professional’ capacity. This thing comes complete with a built-in speaker system and even a rudimentary light show - the ultimate all-in-one for kids and adults of all ages. It is not going to see you right on the pro DJ circuit, but is really unbeatable for fun and games at home.