Last updated on Apr 3, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

DJ Mixers come in all shapes and types, but the most popular format has to be the 4 channel, 12 inch one. In this article, we look at the features of a selection of 4 channel club mixers that attracted our attention, both because of their features, price (high or low) and overall popularity with the DJing crowd.

In this piece, we look at the top 4 channel DJ club mixers in the price range until 1000 USD. For that budget, you won’t have a top of the line professional mixer, but there are still many good deals to be made.

TOP PICKS in this article

Reloop RMX-90 DVS

Reloop RMX-90 DVS side view

Allen & Heath Xone:43C

Allen & Heat Xone:43C side view

Pioneer DJ DJM-750

Pioneer DJ DJM-750

Behringer DJX750

Behringer DJX750 side view
Behringer DJX750 side view

If you are starting out and a DJ controller is nothing for you, then the Behringer DJX 750 could be a good starting point. A 4 channel mixer for under USD 200, can it really be? The answer is yes, and no.

  • Yes: you get a functional mixer that has most of the features onboard that much more expensive DJ mixers have, and that for 1/10 of the price.
  • No: because the sound quality doesn’t equal that of more expensive units, the effects are OK but nothing more and the overall build quality is average.

If you want an extremely affordable 4 channel mixer to familiarize yourself with the pro DJ workflow found in professional units, then this is the cheapest you can go.

The DJX750 has a double BPM counter, a large range of effects (that are of so-so quality), and RCA inputs for each channel. All the inputs & outputs are RCA only, no XLR or TRS to be found here. The line faders are not very accurate as the sound only builds up from about half the fader length so if you need precision, look elsewhere.

Up Extremely cheap.
Down Questionable quality overall, low-quality FX, RCA only input and outputs…
FOR Starting DJs looking for the absolute cheapest 4 channel DJ mixer. Professionals look elsewhere.

 


Reloop RMX-60

Reloop RMX-60 side view
Reloop RMX-60 side view

The Reloop RMX-60 is in more “serious” territory compared to the Behringer DJX750. For around USD 500, which is very reasonable, you get a high-quality build, 4+1 channel DJ mixer, with a filter knob per channel, onboard effects, professional-grade inputs, and outputs (XLR master out and TSR booth out).

The EQ section can be set to classic or isolator, and there is also a REC out to record your sets.

Overall, a pretty solid entry from Reloop and a good bargain for the price.

Up Fully featured mixer with pro-grade features, decent FX section, good quality build and all that at a very decent price point.
Down No digital interface, USB port is for maintenance only
FOR DJ’s that need a professional looking and sounding mixer at a decent price.

 

 

Reloop RMX-80

Reloop RMX-80 side view
Reloop RMX-80 side view

The Reloop RMX-80 is slightly more advanced and around 200 US dollars more expensive than the RMX-60, but that money is well spent. The build quality is solid, and the layout mimics that of the Pioneer DJM range, so if you are looking for a similar workflow at a more affordable price, this could be your best option.

The main differences are the integrated USB hub in the back, the send and return option for the effects and the more robust effects module.

Apart from that, the RMX-80 is very similar to the RMX-60. Still no support for DVS (the new RMX-90 DVS takes care of that) but overall, a very strong offering for the USD 700 requested by Reloop.

Up Solid build, familiar layout channels the Pioneer DJM series, extensive functionalities including robust FX section, integrated USB hub and send/return effects connections.
Down Despite the USB ports, not support for DVS
FOR DJ’s looking for a fully featured club mixer that can get the job done at a very reasonable price.

 

TOP PICK! Allen & Heath Xone:43C

Allen & Heat Xone:43C side view
Allen & Heat Xone:43C side view

The Allen & Heath Xone:43C is a fantastic DJ mixer, period. For around USD 800, you get the legendary A&H sound quality, the fantastic filter and 4 channels. On top of that, the Xone:43C works with Serato DVS so it can act as the central hub of your digital setup.

The build quality is top notch, no complaints there. This mixer has, apart from the fantastic filter section, no onboard effects but there is FX send & return connectivity to add an external FX module. Each channel has dedicated knob to control the amount of effect coming through.

Up Allen & Heat goodness for under USD 1000: the Xone:43 delivers a well-equipped mixer with Serato DVS support, the legendary build and sound quality is included in the price.
Down Apart from the lack of onboard effects, which is hardly a negative point at this price, nothing.
FOR Serious Serato DVS users that want the quality only Allen & Heath can deliver.

 

TOP PICK! Reloop RMX-90 DVS

Reloop RMX-90 DVS side view
Reloop RMX-90 DVS side view

Finally, we have the top of the line offering from Reloop, the RMX-90 DVS. This mixer’s big selling point is the integrated sound card that is compatible with Serato DVS, making it plug-and-play with the software.

Price wise it’s a compelling offering. At more or less 1000 USD, it’s much less than comparable products from Pioneer DJ and Rane. Feature wise, it has a very solid build quality, with good quality onboard effects, an integrated 3 port USB hub, filter knobs per channel, Innofader compatible crossfader…

Up Excellent value for the price. An Integrated sound card supports Serato DVS natively. Solid build quality. Good quality effects. Integrated USB hub.
Down Nothing really…
FOR Serato DJ users that want a 4 channel mixer with onboard effects module without breaking the bank.

 

TOP PICK! Pioneer DJ DJM-750

Pioneer DJ DJM-750
Pioneer DJ DJM-750

The Pioneer DJ DJM-750 is the most affordable 4 channel club mixer in the Pioneer DJ DJM series. It is very similar to the DJM-850, but with some important differences. The main visual difference is the lack of sound color FX knob per channel. The sound color FX is integrated into the effects section, thus you need to assign a channel to it before being able to use it. There are more differences between the two mixers but we won’t go into those details here.

The sound and design quality are Pioneer DJ level, which means very good. On the back we find professional grade inputs & outputs, including send & return for FX. The effects section is of high quality, with a clear LCD screen and top notch quality effects.

Up Pioneer DJ quality on both sound, design and build for a decent price.
Down 1 knob only for sound color FX, that includes the filter is a bit annoying. Entry level controllers have dedicated filter knobs these days.
FOR Pioneer DJ DJM fans that cannot afford going over 1K but still want a Pioneer DJ professional mixer.

 

  • Jake

    No honorable mention of the Denon DNX1600 no longer in production but in my opinion was one the best entry level mixers you can buy for less than $1000 dollars. It supports MIDI Traktor Scratch on all 4 channels, send and returns with effects a filter and a sampler feature in the effects section. And sound quality was comparable to the DJM900 mixers.

    • Hey Jake the DNX1600 is a beast and would fit right into this list. The reason it’s not mentioned is that it’s not sold(even though you can still buy left over stock here and there as new) anymore by Denon DJ and as such only available in the second hand market. I try to focus here on gear that is widely available and can be bought new. That being said, I could very well do a post on what mixer to buy secondhand. Thanks for the addition!