Who it is and isn’t for
So who is the unit suitable for? If you’re an up-and-coming DJ on a budget who wants to keep all your options open, it’s currently one of the best choices out there.
It’s also particularly suited to mobile DJs on a budget because of the dual microphones inputs with EQ and the output options, and analogue backup is a cinch as you can get your iPod through a spare standalone channel to keep the music paying should you have to reboot.
It’s also particularly suited to mobile DJs on a budget because of the dual microphones inputs.
It’s not the best option if you’re a controllerist as it’s more made for flexibility and doesn’t drill deep enough into features such as sample manipulation and cue point juggling to be an obvious choice. If you’re a mashup artist, techno loopmeister or budding button-troubler, you’ll want to look elsewhere.
Otherwise, if this is your budget, you’re going to get an awful lot for your money with the Numark N4. As an all-round, multi-format, semi-pro DJ controller, it’s currently the best out there.
- A lot for your money
- Immensely fun to to use
- Lots of flexibility out of the box
- Well integrated with supplied software
We don’t like:
- Pitch controls only adequate
- Fiddly hot cues in VDJ, none on hardware in Serato DJ Intro
- Feels a little toy-like with plastic chassis
Ease of use:
What do you think?
Is this the controller you’ve been waiting for? Do you think it’s good value for the price? What would you like to have seen included that isn’t?
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