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Mixxx DJ Hardware Guide

What kind of hardware should I get to DJ with Mixxx?

Bare minimum equipment for DJing:

  • computer (preferably a laptop)
  • sound card or splitter cable
  • headphones or in-ear monitors
  • speakers
  • audio cables and adapters

Helpful but not strictly necessary:

  • sound card with 4 mono outputs (2 stereo pairs)
  • controller and/or turntables with timecode vinyl
  • laptop stand
  • surge protector
  • cases for laptop, controller, and headphones
  • backpack or other carrying case
  • mouse
  • portable hard drive
  • powered USB hub

See the manual for diagrams and descriptions of setups with different kinds of hardware.

See the Beginner DJ Links page for more helpful resources.

Hardware compatibility with Mixxx

Because Mixxx is free software — free as in artistic freedom, not just price — we strive to make it work with as much hardware as we can. Mixxx is collaboratively developed by a community of volunteers and we can only make mappings for controllers that we have. If hardware does not work with Mixxx, that does not mean it is impossible, it only means that no one has made it work with Mixxx yet. Anyone, including you, who has the hardware is welcome to make Mixxx work with it.

Mixxx can work with any controller that sends MIDI or HID signals to your computer; it just needs a controller mapping to tell Mixxx what to do with the signals. Standards compliant MIDI controllers do not need any special drivers on Linux, Mac OS X, or Windows. Standards compliant HID controllers do not need any special drivers. Most DJ controllers are standards compliant MIDI controllers, with exceptions noted in the tables below. Controllers that have integrated sound cards require a driver on every OS for the sound card, unless it is USB Audio class compliant.

Unlike some proprietary DJ programs, Mixxx works with any sound card that your operating system has a driver to use—including for timecode vinyl (DVS) use. USB sound cards compliant with the USB audio class standard do not need any special drivers for Linux or Mac OS X, however they do for Windows. Sound cards that are advertised for use with iOS devices are class compliant.

Controller mappings

Mixxx can be made to work with any standards compliant USB MIDI or USB HID controller by mapping the controller's signals to manipulate controls in Mixxx. The Mixxx developers and community have made a number of mappings for MIDI and HID controllers. There are two different levels of controller support in Mixxx:

  • Mixxx Certified Support: mappings verified by the Mixxx Development Team
  • Community Support: mappings provided by the Mixxx Community, but the Mixxx Team is unable to verify their quality because we don't have the devices ourselves. Check the wiki page and forum thread for that controller for an idea of the quality of the mapping.

If your controller does not have a mapping, or the mapping for your controller does not work how you would like it to, please consider contributing your mapping to Mixxx. Within Mixxx, you can easily map any MIDI controller with the MIDI Learning Wizard available in Preferences > Controllers (this does not (yet) work for HID devices). For jog wheels and complex functionality, you will need to program a JavaScript mapping. See these wiki pages for documentation on making and editing controller mappings. Feel free to ask for help mapping your controller on the forums. If you ask for help, please consider that most people reading your post will not have your controller, so be specific about what kind of controller you have and what you want to map it to do.

If you notice any bugs in the mappings, or wish the mapping would work differently, please report it on our bug tracker.

Please update these tables as mappings are added to Mixxx. Keep the tables sorted by price and move devices to the bottom of the table when they are discontinued (keep the discontinued sections sorted alphabetically). Be sure to add specifications for the sound cards of controllers with integrated sound cards to the table towards the bottom.

Mixxx Certified Mappings

Click the name of the controller for more information.

Device Price (USD) 1) Description Integrated Sound Card Signal protocol Supported since Mixxx version
Keith McMillen QuNeo $250 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.11
Hercules DJ Console RMX 2 $300 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
Allen & Heath Xone K2 $300 4 deck mixer + pads yes MIDI 1.11
American Audio VMS4/4.1 $400 4 deck mixer + 2 deck controller all-in-one yes MIDI 1.9
DJ TechTools MIDIFighter Classic discontinued 4×4 spring-loaded arcade button grid 2) no MIDI 1.8
Denon HS5500 discontinued 2-decks-in-1 CD player with motorized platter yes MIDI 2.0
Hercules DJ Console Mk2 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes HID 1.11
Hercules DJ Console RMX discontinued basic 2 deck all-in-one yes HID 1.11
Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2 discontinued basic 4 deck all-in-one 3) no MIDI + HID 1.11
M-Audio X-Session Pro discontinued 2 deck mixer no MIDI 1.6
Stanton SCS.3d discontinued 1 deck control 4) no MIDI 1.7
Stanton SCS.3m discontinued 2 deck mixer 5) no MIDI 1.7
Stanton SCS.1m discontinued 4 deck mixer yes HSS1394 (MIDI) 1.7
Stanton SCS.1d discontinued 1 turntable 6) no HSS1394 (MIDI) 1.9.1
Vestax VCI-400 discontinued 4 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.10.1

Community Supported Mappings

All of these devices have mappings included in Mixxx. There may be other mappings more suited to your workflow on the forum.

Do not add mappings to this list until they have been included in Mixxx. If you make a mapping for a controller, please add it to the Mappings In Development table and refer to the Contributing Mappings page for instructions on how to get it included in Mixxx. When the pull request is merged, move your controller to this table.

Device Price (USD) 7) Description Integrated sound card Signal protocol Supported since Mixxx version
Numark DJ2GO $60 basic 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.10
Korg nanoKONTROL 2 $60 hotcues + samples no MIDI 1.11
Akai LPD8 $70 basic 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.10.1
Novation Dicer $70 8) hotcues and loops for use with turntables no MIDI 1.10
Novation Launchpad Mini $75 hotcues, loops, transport no MIDI 2.0
Electrix Tweaker $100 4 deck mixer9) + transport + loops + hotcues + samplers no, but 5-pin MIDI I/O included MIDI 2.0
Behringer BCD3000 $100 basic 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.6
Hercules DJ Control Instinct $125 basic 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.10.1
Pioneer DDJ-SB2 $250 4 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 2.0
American Audio VMS2 $250 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx $300 4 deck all-in-one 10) yes MIDI 1.11
Reloop Terminal Mix 4 $400 4 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
Reloop Beatpad $449 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 2.0
Numark N4 $500 4 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.10
Denon MC6000MK2 $700 4 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 2.0
Pioneer CDJ-850 $900 CD player no MIDI or HID 1.10 (MIDI), 1.11 (HID)
Pioneer CDJ-2000 $2000 CD player no MIDI or HID 1.10 (MIDI), 1.11 (HID)
Akai MPD24 discontinued 2 deck mixer no MIDI 1.8
Behringer BCD2000 discontinued basic 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
American Audio Radius 1000 / 2000 / 3000 discontinued CD player no MIDI 1.10
Denon SC2000 discontinued 1 deck no MIDI 1.8
DJ Tech CDJ-101 discontinued 2 deck jog wheel no MIDI 1.11
DJ Tech DJM-101 discontinued 2 deck mixer no MIDI 1.11
DJ Tech iMix Reload discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.10
DJ Tech Kontrol One discontinued 4 decks no MIDI 1.11
DJ Tech Mixer One discontinued 2 deck mixer no MIDI 1.10.1
eks Otus discontinued 1 turntable + 2 deck mixer yes HID 1.11
Evolution X-Session discontinued knobs + crossfader no MIDI 1.6
FaderFox DJ2 discontinued 2 deck mixer no MIDI 1.6
Gemini FirstMix discontinued basic 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.11
Kontrol DJ KDJ500 discontinued basic 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.10
Korg nanoKONTROL discontinued 2 deck mixer no MIDI 1.8.2
Hercules DJ Control Steel discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no HID 1.11
Hercules DJ Console Mk1 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes HID 1.11
Hercules DJ Console Mac Edition discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 11) 1.7
Hercules DJ Console Mk4 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes HID 12) 1.8
Hercules DJ Control MP3 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no HID 1.11
Ion Discover DJ discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.8
M-Audio Xponent discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.6
Mixman DM2 discontinued 2 decks yes MIDI 13) 1.7
Mixvibes U-Mix Control 2 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.10.1
Mixvibes U-Mix Control 2 Pro discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
Novation Launchpad Mk1 discontinued 2 deck mixer, hotcues, loops no MIDI 14) 1.11
Numark Mixtrack Pro II discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
Numark Omni Control discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 15) 1.10
Numark Total Control discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.6
Numark Mixtrack discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.8.2
Numark Mixtrack Pro discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.10
Numark NS7 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one with motorized wheels yes MIDI 1.9
Numark V7 discontinued 2 deck motorized wheel yes MIDI 1.10
Pioneer CDJ-350 discontinued CD player no MIDI or HID 1.8.2 (MIDI)
Pioneer DDJ-SB discontinued 4 deck all-in-one16) yes MIDI 2.0
Reloop Digital Jockey 2 Controller Edition discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.8
Reloop Digital Jockey 2 Master Edition discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 17) 1.8
Reloop Terminal Mix 2 discontinued 4 deck all-in-one 18) yes MIDI 1.11
Tascam US-428 discontinued mixing console yes MIDI 1.6.2
Vestax VCI-100MKI discontinued 2 deck all-in-one no MIDI 1.6
Vestax VCI-100MKII discontinued 4 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 2.0
Vestax VCI-300 discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.11
Vestax Typhoon discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.9
Vestax Spin discontinued 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI 1.9

Esoteric controllers

These are devices that were not designed for DJing but have been mapped to Mixxx anyway.

Device Price (USD) Description Integrated sound card Signal protocol Supported since Mixxx version
Nintendo Wiimote $25 game console controller no HID 1.11
Sony SixxAxis $25 game console controller no HID 1.11

Mappings In Development

These controllers have Mixxx mappings under active development. If you are considering getting one of these controllers, you are encouraged to do so. You can help the development of the mapping by testing it and providing feedback to the developer. You can also edit the mapping yourself. Click the name of the controller for more information.

When a mapping is included in Mixxx, please move it to the Mixxx Certified Mappings or Community Supported Mappings table above.

Device Price (USD) 19) Description Integrated Sound Card Signal protocol
Akai AMX $250 1 deck control yes MIDI
Behringer CMD Studio 4a $200 2 deck (4 virtual) yes MIDI
Hercules DJControl Compact $80 2 deck control no MIDI
Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 $250 2 deck all-in-one yes MIDI (and HID?)
Reloop Jockey 3 ME $~500 (discontinued?) 4 deck control yes MIDI

Controllers that do not yet have Mixxx mappings

There are too many DJ controllers out there to list. Some of these controllers may have mappings (of unverified quality and may be incomplete) posted on the forums that have not (yet) been included with Mixxx. If a controller you own or are interested in getting is not listed here, search the forum to see if anyone has posted a mapping. If you are willing to put in the effort to map one of these controllers, please get the controller, map it, and contribute the mapping to Mixxx.

Note regarding Native Instruments controllers

Native Instruments' newer DJ controllers are USB HID class compliant devices (source). The Windows and Mac OS X drivers can translate the HID signals to MIDI, but this is not available on GNU/Linux. So, if you make a mapping for these controllers, please make an HID mapping so it is compatible with every OS that Mixxx runs on.

Native Instruments' older DJ controllers use a proprietary protocol called NHL that Mixxx does not support. The Windows and Mac OS X drivers can switch these controllers to a MIDI mode by pressing certain buttons (see the Native Instruments website for the button combination for each controller), which could be mapped to Mixxx. Unfortunately, because this is done by the driver and not the controller firmware, these controllers cannot be used as MIDI controllers on GNU/Linux. However, the snd-usb-caiaq driver in Linux supports the audio interfaces in at least some of these devices. It also registers the signals from some of the controllers as generic Linux input events. To get these devices to work with Mixxx on GNU/Linux, either the driver would need to be modified to translate these signals to HID or MIDI, Mixxx would need to be able to read Linux input events, or a program would need to translate the Linux input events to HID or MIDI.

Custom caps

Most DJ gear comes with black or grey knobs and fader caps. Several companies sell brightly colored knobs and fader caps that can replace the standard black or grey that your gear came with. In addition to looking cool, brighter caps can be easier to see in dark environments. Some caps have a hard plastic slippery surface whereas others have a rubberized surface that fingers don't slide off as much. Some DJs prefer plastic; some prefer rubberized surfaces. Be sure to check that the caps you order fit your controller before purchasing them.

Custom caps available:

Here is a video comparing different brands.

Splitter cables

Splitter cables are the cheapest way to get two separate sound outputs from your computer. These plug into the onboard sound card built into computer motherboards and split the stereo signal into two separate mono signals. However, onboard sound cards are not good quality.

Do not buy splitter cables or adapters that are not marketed as DJ splitters. Devices marketed as “headphone splitter” cables or adapters duplicate one stereo signal in two jacks. These cannot be used for headphone cueing. Also, generic stereo-to-mono splitter cables or adapters typically have two mono jack outputs. Plugging headphones or stereo speakers into a generic stereo-to-mono splitter will only play sound on one side of the headphones or speakers.

Available DJ splitter cables:

Sound cards

To be able to hear the next track you want to mix in before your audience hears it, you need two separate sound outputs. Most computers come with a sound card built into the motherboard with only 1 stereo 1/8“ headphone output (2 mono channels). Onboard sound cards built into computers generally have bad sound quality and may pick up interference from other devices in the computer, especially the charger or power supply. It is recommended to use one sound card with at least 4 mono output channels (2 stereo channels). For vinyl control, it is recommended to use a sound card with phono preamplifiers.

Compatibility

As stated above, Mixxx can use any sound card that your OS has a driver to use. All sound cards listed in the table below work with Mac OS X. All except the Griffin DJ Connect and Apogee Duet work with Windows. Most work with Linux, but not all; check the table for details.

If you have a Firewire/IEEE 1394 interface, the only way to use it with Linux is with JACK (not ALSA). The FFADO project has a list of Firewire interfaces compatible with Linux.

Sound card considerations

Stand-alone sound cards versus sound cards integrated with controllers

Most DJ controllers that cost more than $200 have a 4 output sound card built into them. This is more convenient to transport and set up than a stand-alone sound card plus a controller because it only requires one device with one USB cable. Any of these produce better quality sound than a sound card built into a computer. However, the highest quality sound cards like the Apogee Duet and RME Babyface Pro are stand alone devices not integrated into controllers.

If a controller with a built in sound card is only powered by a USB cable, the sound card may not be able to reach very high output levels because the electricity available from a USB port has to power the sound card as well as the lights and other components of the controller. Controllers for which this is a known issue have that information on their wiki page. Insufficient power for a high output level is rarely an issue for standalone USB sound cards that are not built into controllers. Some controllers with built in sound cards have an additional power adapter to ensure the sound card output has enough power. A low sound card output can be worked around by running it through a mixer and applying gain or a stand-alone headphone amplifier if the headphone output is too quiet.

Preamplifiers

If you want to use vinyl control, it is best to have phono preamplifiers (one for each deck) somewhere between your turntable and sound card to boost the turntable's phono level signal to line level. Mixxx can amplify phono level signals in software, but it is better to do it in hardware. The phono preamp can be in the turntable, in the sound card, or a stand alone device. Many higher-end all-in-one controllers include sound cards with phono preamps.

Turntables, microphones, and contact microphones (like those used on electric guitars) all output quiet signals that need to be amplified to line level by a preamplifier before a sound card (or most audio equipment) can effectively work with them. Additionally, vinyl records have the RIAA equalization curve applied to the recording, which needs to be undone by a phono preamplifier. If a device has a switch between phono, mic, or instrument (contact microphone) level and line level, it has a preamplifier in it. If you want to plug a microphone into your sound card, it will need a microphone preamplifier. If you want to plug an electric guitar or bass into your sound card, it will need an instrument preamplifier.

Note that phono preamplifiers work on a stereo pair (2 input channels) whereas microphone and instrument preamplifiers work on a single input channel.

Connector and cable types

If you are unfamiliar with professional audio equipment, read Digital DJ Tips' Essential Guide to Audio Cables for DJs to understand the different kinds of connectors on sound cards. It is better to use a sound card with balanced outputs, especially if you will run long cables directly into an amplifier or active speakers without going through a hardware mixer. Balanced signals reject interference and are less susceptible to ground loop hum issues (which can be a problem when plugging unbalanced gear into separate power sources). However, most venues have DJs plug into hardware DJ mixers, which typically only have RCA inputs (RCA cables cannot be balanced). Most home/computer speakers and amplifiers have RCA and/or 1/8“ TRS stereo inputs. Most live sound mixers have balanced 1/4” TRS mono inputs. If you need to interconnect balanced and unbalanced gear, see this guide from Presonus and this guide from Rane.

Number of channels

Sound cards often have multiple connectors for a single channel, resulting in more connectors than channels. So, not every connector can send or receive an independent signal. Some sound cards made for DJing have 4 output channels with 4 mono output connectors and 1 stereo headphone connector. This does not mean that the sound card can send out 6 different signals at the same time; rather, the signal on 2 of the mono outputs and the stereo headphone output would be the same.

Bit depth and sample rate

Most music is published with a bit depth of 16 bits at a sample rate of 44.1 kHz because this is all that is needed to store the music in digital form.

Bit depth determines the possible dynamic range of the signal. 16 bits is more than enough for playing back music. While 24 bits is helpful for recording, it is useless for playback.

Half the sample rate determines the maximum frequency that can be represented by the signal. Humans generally can't hear frequencies above 20 kHz, so a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, representing a maximum frequency of 22.05 kHz, is fine for playback.

For a more thorough and technical explanation of why 16 bits at 44.1 kHz is all that is needed for playback, read 24/192 Music Downloads Are Very Silly Indeed.

Specifications

When considering specifications, higher dynamic range, higher signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), higher maximum output level, lower THD+N (Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise; look for a more negative dB value or smaller percentage), and lower crosstalk (more negative dB value) are better. Cheap sound cards tend to not have these specifications published.

Stand-alone USB sound cards

Many extremely cheap ($1-$10) 2 channel output USB sound cards that look like USB flash drives are available, but these tend to be very poor quality, even worse than onboard sound cards. Mixxx 2.0 can use multiple sound cards at the same time (without crackling from the sound cards' clocks drifting apart), so it is possible to use a 2 output sound card for the main stereo output and the onboard sound card on a computer for headphones. However, a higher quality, 4 output sound card is recommended.

See this video for a comparison of cheap DJ sound cards. Note that it does not include the Numark DJ iO 2 though.

Device Price (USD) 20) Channels out Output connectors Channels in Input connectors Preamps Bit depths Sample rates (kHz) Linux
Behringer U-Control UCA202 & UCA222 21) $30 2 2 RCA, 1 1/8“ headphone, 1 SPDIF Toslink 2 2 RCA none 16 32, 44.1, 48 yes
Behringer U-Phono UFO20222) $30 2 2 RCA, 1 1/8” headphone 2 2 RCA 1 phono 16 32, 44.1, 48 yes
Griffin DJ Connect 23) $90 4 2 RCA, 1 1/8“ headphone 0 none none 16 48 likely 24)
Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 DJ (Mk2) $100 4 2 1/8” stereo 0 none none 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 yes
Numark DJ iO 2 $100 4 2 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 0 1 1/4” mic 25) 1 mic 24 44.1 likely 26)
Reloop Play $130 4 4 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 0 none none 24 96 yes
Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 $200 4 2 1/4” balanced, 4 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone, 1 5-pin MIDI 2 2 XLR+1/4” balanced combo, 1 5-pin MIDI 2 mic, 2 instrument 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 yes
Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 $230 4 analog, 2 digital 4 1/4“ balanced, 1 1/4” headphone, 1 5-pin MIDI, 1 optical SPDIF 4 analog, 2 digital 2 XLR+1/4“ balanced, 2 1/4” balanced, 1 5-pin MIDI, 1 optical SPDIF 2 mic, 2 instrument 16, 24 44.1, 48, 96 yes
Native Instruments Traktor Scratch A6 $300 6 6 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 6 6 RCA 2 phono 16, 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 yes
Denon DS1 $300 4 4 RCA 4 4 RCA 2 phono 24 44.1, 48, 96 likely 27)
Audient iD14 $300 4 2 1/4” balanced, 1 1/4“ headphone 2 2 1/4” balanced/XLR combo, 1 1/4“ TS instrument 2 mic, 1 instrument 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 yes
Native Instruments Traktor Scratch A10 $500 10 10 RCA, 1 1/4” headphone 10 10 RCA, 1 1/4“ mic 4 phono, 1 mic 16, 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 yes
Rane SL2 $500 4 4 RCA 4 4 RCA 2 phono 24 44.1, 48 no
Apogee Duet 2 28) $600 4 2 1/4” balanced (on breakout cable), 1 1/4“ headphone 2 2 1/4” balanced/XLR combo (on breakout cable) 2 mic, 2 instrument 24 44.1, 96, 192 likely 29)
Rane SL3 $700 6 6 RCA 6 6 RCA 3 phono 24 44.1, 48 no
RME Babyface Pro $750 4 analog, 8 digital 2 XLR, 1 1/8“ headphone, 1 1/4” headphone, 1 Toslink SPDIF/ADAT 4 analog, 8 digital 2 XLR, 2 1/4“ balanced or unbalanced, 1 Toslink SPDIF/ADAT 2 mic, 2 instrument 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 yes 30)
Rane SL4 $900 8 8 RCA 8 8 RCA 4 phono 24 48, 96 no

Sound cards integrated into controllers

Device Price (USD) 31) Channels out Output connectors Channels in Input connectors Preamps Bit depths Sample rates (kHz) Linux
Behringer BCD3000 $100 4 2 RCA, 1 1/4” headphone 5 4 RCA, 1 XLR mic 2 phono, 1 mic 24 44.1 yes
Hercules DJ Control Instinct $125 4 2 RCA, 2 1/8“ stereo 0 none none 16 44.1 yes
Hercules DJ Console RMX 2 $200 4 2 XLR, 2 RCA, 2 1/4” headphone 5 4 RCA, 1 XLR 2 phono, 1 mic 24 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96 yes
American Audio VMS2 $250 4 2 XLR, 4 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 4 4 RCA, 1 XLR mic, 1 1/4” mic 2 phono, 1 mic 16 44.1 yes
Pioneer DDJ-SB $250 4 2 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone, 1 1/8” headphone 0 1 1/4“ mic 32) 1 mic 24 44.1 yes
Pioneer DDJ-SB2 $250 4 2 RCA, 1 1/4” headphone, 1 1/8“ headphone 0 1 1/4” mic 33) 1 mic 24 44.1 ?
Allen & Heath Xone K2 $300 4 2 RCA, 1 1/8“ headphone 0 none none 16 48 yes
Reloop Terminal Mix 4 $400 4 4 RCA, 2 1/4” balanced, 1 1/4“ headphone, 1 1/8” headphone 3 2 RCA, 1/4“ mic 1 phono, 1 mic ? ? ?
Numark N4 $500 4 4 RCA, 2 XLR, 1 1/4” headphone, 1 1/8“ headphone 4 4 RCA 2 phono 16 44.1 ?
Denon MC6000Mk2 $700 4 2 1/4” balanced, 2 XLR, 2 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 9 8 RCA, 1 1/4” mic, 1 XLR mic 4 phono, 1 mic 24 44.1 ?
Behringer BCD2000 discontinued 4 2 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 5 4 RCA, 1 XLR 2 phono, 1 mic 24 44.1 yes
Denon HS5500 discontinued ? ? ? ? ? 16 44.1 ?
Hercules DJ Console RMX discontinued 4 4 1/4” balanced, 4 RCA, 2 1/4“ headphone 5 4 RCA, 1 1/4” mic 2 phono, 1 mic 16, 24 44.1, 96 yes
Mixvibes U-Mix Control 2 Pro discontinued 4 4 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone, 1 1/8” headphone 5 4 RCA, 1 1/4“ mic 2 phono, 1 mic ? ? ?
Numark Mixtrack Pro II discontinued 4 2 RCA, 1 1/4” headphone, 1 1/8“ headphone 1 1/4” mic 1 mic 16 44.1, 48 yes
Numark Omni Control discontinued 4 4 RCA, 1 1/4“ headphone 1 1/14” mic 1 mic 24 44.1, 88.2 no
Reloop Terminal Mix 2 discontinued 4 2 1/4“ balanced, 4 RCA, 1 1/4” headphone, 1 1/8“ headphone 3 2 RCA, 1 1/4” mic 1 phono, 1 mic ? ? ?
Tascam US-428 discontinued 2 2 RCA, 1 optical SPDIF, 2 5-pin MIDI 4 2 1/4“ balanced, 2 1/4” unbalanced, 2 XLR, 1 optical SPDIF, 2 5-pin MIDI ? 24 48 yes
1) , 7) , 19) , 20) , 31) Prices listed on this page are the prevailing prices for unused devices found from searching Google Shopping. You may be able to find hardware available for sale cheaper. Devices are marked as discontinued if the manufacturer has declared them as discontinued, the manufacturer has gone out of business, or new units are not widely available online. They may or may not still be available used online. If the price of a device has dropped or it has been discontinued, please update this page.
2) The default Mixxx mapping has this mapped to hotcues.
3) , 18) Mapping has buttons to toggle between decks 1/3 and decks 2/4.
4) , 5) Mapping supports 4-deck switching
6) Mapping supports n-deck switching
8) The Novation Dicer is priced per pair.
9) This controller has physical controls for 2 decks, but deck toggle buttons in the Mixxx mapping allow it to control 4 decks.
10) switching between decks 1/3 and decks 2/4
11) This device is not USB MIDI class compliant. Its signals are translated to MIDI by special drivers on Mac OS X. There is no driver available for Linux or Windows.
12) with MIDI driver. For Linux support, see this forum thread
14) , 15) , 17) This device is not USB MIDI class compliant. Its signals are translated to MIDI by special drivers on Windows and Mac OS X. There is no driver available for Linux.
16) This controller is designed for 2 decks, but the Mixxx mapping has buttons to toggle between decks 1/3 and 2/4.
21) The only difference between the Behringer U-Control UCA202 & UCA222 are the color and the software they are bundled with.
22) See this forum thread for how to modify the hardware to work with Mixxx.
23) , 28) Not compatible with Windows.
24) , 26) , 27) , 29) This device is USB class compliant, so it should work without any special driver. However, there is no information about anyone using it with Linux online.
25) , 32) , 33) Microphone input is mixed directly with the master output. It is not sent to the computer.
30) In class compliant mode. Hold Select and Dim buttons when plugging in USB cable to enable class compliant mode.
hardware_compatibility.txt · Last modified: 2016/01/20 02:47 by be.ing