Your Questions: How Can I Use My DJ Controller Wirelessly?

Phil Morse | Founder & Tutor
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Last updated 5 April, 2018

Apple’s AirPlay is a great way of streaming audio wirelessly around your home, but it’s too slow for DJ use.

Digital DJ Tips reader Dan writes: “I’d like a means to play music from my Traktor Kontrol S2 to my speakers wirelessly, eg a wireless transmitter that plugs into the RCA input on the back of the S2 and sends the audio to a wireless receiver connected to the back of the amp. I haven’t come across a set-up like this, was wondering if you plan to cover such devices. I’m sure others also have this need.”

Digital DJ Tips says:

This idea was big at NAMM 2013, but for sending Midi – ie signals to control software – rather than actual audio (the exception being the Pioneer XDJ-Aero, but that buffers audio before you need it). The trouble is latency: With Apple’s AirPlay, and to a certain extent with Bluetooth, there’s a “lag” so beatmatching across existing wireless systems is next to impossible.

Short of using one of those tiny FM radio transmitters you can get for your car to play your MP3 player through your car radio (and your mates’ car radios behind you if you’re in a convoy off to a rave 😉 ), I can’t think of any other way to wirelessly attach the output of a DJ controller to speakers.

So, over to you. Have you ever achieved this? How? Any ideas of how it could be done in the future? I’d love you to share your thoughts below.

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