Review & Video: Denon DJ X1800 Prime Mixer

Denon DJ's Prime series of equipment is a serious challenge to Pioneer DJ's dominance of the pro DJ booth. And while the SC5000 Prime media players (rightfully) are getting most of the attention, no pro booth gear line-up would be complete without a mixer - and that mixer is the Denon DJ X1800 Prime.

Roundup: 4 Budget Mixers for Digital DJs

Following last week's look at the top five DJ CD / media players, here we've listed our top four entry-level DJ mixers for you to consider (in no particular order). Standalone mixers typically offer features you only find on the higher-end controllers, and are a good addition to your gear for flexibility, too.

Review & Video: Pioneer DJ PLX-500 USB Turntable

Pioneer DJ is known as the "turntable killer" thanks to its now-ubiquitous CDJs that have become the player of choice in clubs and festivals around the world. Today we take a look at the company's PLX-500 deck, an entry-level turntable that has most of the features of the PLX-1000, but at half the price. Is it any good for DJ use? We find out...

Roundup: 5 Budget DJ CD / Media Players

In this roundup, we have listed our top five entry-level DJ CD decks for you to consider. Whether you're just starting out, you have some experience with controllers and want to practise on a standalone set-up, or you want something at home to use with your digital vinyl system, there's something here for you. Let's take a look...

Review & Video: Pioneer DJ DJM-450 Two-Channel Mixer

In this review, we take a look at the Pioneer DJ DJM-450. It sits in the middle of the current range of Rekordbox DJ-enabled mixers (the DJM-900NXS2 and the DJM-250MK2 at both ends of the scale). Who's it for? Why get this over a DJ controller? More importantly, is it any good at all? We find out in this review...

Roundup: 5 Best Starter DJ Controllers

In this article, we look at five of the best starter DJ controllers for casual / leisure use - anywhere from a dorm room or house party, to Sunday barbecues and DJing on-the-go. These fun controllers all fall under US$300, so they also make decent controllers for beginners or those wanting to see if digital DJing is for them.

Review & Video: Pioneer DJ Toraiz AS-1 Synthesiser

Pioneer DJ has put out the AS-1, a standalone analogue synthesiser. It's obviously aimed at producers, but would DJs find use for it at a gig? Is it possible to perform with the AS-1 while spinning tunes? If so, why would you even want to do that? We explore the AS-1 from a DJ's perspective in this review...