These are the best DJ controllers under $500.

1. Numark Mixtrack Pro II USB DJ Controller

From Numark, the world’s leading creator of DJ technology, comes Mixtrack Pro II—now with a streamlined design and an expanded layout of professional controls, including 16 backlit multifunction drum pads and illuminated touch-activated platters. With Mixtrack Pro II, you get everything you need to DJ with your computer: hot cues, looping, and effects controls, a built-in professional DJ audio interface, plus Serato DJ Intro software.
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2. Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3-R Compact DJ Controller

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The controller was designed with beginners in mind, with Pulse Control lights to guide you through your performance. Yet it’s packed with advanced features that would keep pro-DJs entertained, including Beat Sync, loops and dedicated buttons for sound FX and samples.
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3. Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable DJ Controller

Hitting the decks has never been easier and more intuitive – even for first-time DJs. Not only does it boast all popular features from the DDJ-SB – such as Filter Fade and Performance Pads – but it now boasts features not usually found at this price point, including trim pots, level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect and 4-deck control.
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4. Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller

Compact, mobile, and intuitive – the remodeled Traktor Kontrol S2 is the essential two-deck professional DJ controller for Traktor. The 2+1 design brings two decks, Remix Decks, and a pro-grade mixer with multi-effect units at your command.
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5. Reloop Neon Pad Controller for Serato DJ

The Reloop NEON is a powerful pad controller for Serato DJ that will elevate your performance to a whole new level. Acting as the perfect support hardware for DVS users and controller DJs, the 8 ultra-low-latency and touch-sensitive RGB drum pads with after touch are perfect for triggering samples, cues, loops and effects.
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6. Novation Launchpad Ableton Live Controller

Launchpad integrates immediately and seamlessly with Ableton Live, without any setup whatsoever. Use the grid to start and stop loops, arm tracks, and also control volumes, pans, and sends. Just plug in and start making music.
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7. Hercules DJControl Jogvision DJ controller for Serato

The DJControl Jog vision is the first mobile DJ controller to feature an LED display in the center of each jog wheel, high end jog wheels, and an air control all in one controller. The LED display simultaneously indicates both the playback speed and position in the track at a glance. These displays allows you to use the DJControl Jog vision visually as well as your computer screen.
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8. ADJ Products VMS5 DJ Controller

The American Audio VMS5 is one of the most comprehensive DJ Controller ever designed for performance minded DJs looking for a solid, all-in-one Midi Controller to control their software and music from their laptop (4 Deck and 2 Deck DVS!), plus have option to use the stand alone mixer as a tradition analog mixer with 4 line inputs, 2 Phono inputs and 2 Microphone inputs.
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