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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.
Pioneer DJ DJM-750MK2
The Pioneer DJ DJM-750mk2 is the most affordable 4 channel club mixer in the Pioneer DJ DJM series. It has been upgraded from the original DJM-750 with some important additions:
- A sound color effects knob has been added to each channel
- Frequency FX has been added to the beats effects module, allowing to apply an effect to only a specific frequency range (high, mid or low)
- The DJM-750MK2 comes with Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS bundled.
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.
Reloop 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…
Allen & Heath Xone:43C
The Allen & Heath Xone:43C is a fantastic DJ mixer, period. For around USD 1000, 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.
If you are starting out and a DJ controller is nothing for you, then the Behringer DJX750 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 on board 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.
The Reloop RMX-60 is in more “serious” territory compared to the Behringer DJX750. For around USD 600, 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.
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.
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