Greg Scarth

Review: Pioneer DJ DDJ-800

Pioneer DJ’s latest offering is a keenly priced controller for the brand’s own rekordbox DJ software. Let’s find out whether it can mix with the best.

12 best rotary mixers for DJs

A decent rotary mixer has historically been an integral part of a DJ’s setup and having that old-school, knob-based control of effects is something that is still prized by many. Here’s our pick of 12 of the best.

Six of the best turntables money can buy

If you’re a professional DJ looking for some high-end decks, or if you’ve saved up a significant sum you want to invest in your new passion, then you should audition this selection of six of the finest turntables around today.

Six best budget DJ turntables under $300

The lines between the traditional DJ and the electronic producer are more blurred than ever. However, for the purists, there’s still an important place for the classic turntable. Here’s our pick of the best budget options.
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