The first of Behringer's new range of DJ controllers, the CMD Studio 4A, is finally shipping, around 18 months after its first announcement. An aggressively priced (US$199) all-in-one DJ controller, the Behringer CMD Studio 4A has 6" jogwheels, 100mm pitch faders, eight hotcues per deck, and four-deck control. It ships with an LE version of Deckadance 2, a DJ software that's received critical acclaim since it was first shown at this year's NAMM show.
A Traktor mapping is available from Behringer's website, and the plethora of backlit controls should ensure decent, tight operability between hardware and software, whichever program you choose to use with it. The audio interface is 24-bit, although we did note the absence of both balanced outputs and a microphone input.
The CMD Studio 4A is the first of a whole range of units due from Behringer, which include a micro controller and a host of modular designs (ie with the form factor of Allen & Heath's Xone:K2 or the Traktor Kontrol X1 / F1 / Z1 devices).
Behringer is offering a three-year guarantee on the controller (as with all of its current product range). More details on this and the other new controller on the Behringer website.
• We'll be bringing you full reviews of the whole range imminently.
At such a low price, does this seem like a good value controller to you? Will it give the likes of the Mixtrack Pro 2 a run for their money? Please share your thoughts in the comments.