DJ-Tech 4Mix: 4-Deck Controllerism For Everyone

Last updated 5 March, 2019

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Not everyone can afford to buy an S4 or a Xone:DX; many bedroom or beginner DJs want to play with all the functionality of a four-deck controller with lots of modern features without frankly spending a fortune on it – especially as it’s hard to justify big DJ spending if you’re not actually making any back from playing out.

DJTech 4Mix
The DJTech 4Mix packs many of the functions of much more expensive controllers into a consumer-focused device.

Enter DJ-Tech 4Mix, a new DJ unashamedly budget controller being previewed here at Musikmesse as a prototype. With the same kind of build quality of most consumer gear nowadays – that is to say, perfectly fine for DJing on at home and the odd party – this unit packs in a lot of the functions of more expensive controllers at an expected street price of around €300.

Of course, we haven’t had the chance to use it – as we say, it’s only a prototype – but the jogs and buttons felt good (the buttons were nicely rubberised, and the jogs feel like those on the Xone:DX). The knobs were the usual plastic you get on this type of kit, but the feature set is what really stands out.

It has microphone input with tone; booth and master outputs; four filters like the S4; big cue, looping and transport buttons in a 12-button layout under each jogwheel (similar to the just-announced Novation Twitch); full four-deck mixing; library browse; obviously a built-in soundcard – in short, it’s modern controllerism, on a budget.

Street date is apparently early summer and as we say, the price is projected to be around €300.

Do you think there’s a need for smaller, cheaper controllers that have the feature sets of the big boys? would you buy a four-deck controller with individual filters and 12 pads under each jog for this price? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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