DJ Controllers

Last Updated on October 20, 2020 by Ryan Harrell

You might not realize it right now, but this is truly the golden age of DJing.

Electronic music is not just for clubs anymore – it’s everywhere. 13 year olds today don’t want to learn guitar; they want to learn Ableton and FL Studio and Serato. There is so much and so good music being produced, and so many opportunities for aspiring DJs.

But before you can be a serious DJ, you need to get a good DJ controller.

Sure, a DJ controller isn’t a necessity to be a DJ – you can do it all from your laptop. In fact, it’s rare to see a DJ who does not use the laptop these days.

Laptops, however, aren’t really intuitive. They lack the physicality essential for live performance. A good DJ controller essentially brings the entire DJing process from the screen and onto your desk. This, alone, is worth the price.

On this page, we’ll take a closer look at the best DJ controllers by budget and requirements.

By Price

Based on their price, let’s take a closer look at the best DJ controllers you can buy right now.

Under $100

Our top-rated DJ controllers under $100

Under $200

The best DJ controllers you can buy currently for under $200

Under $300

Our selection of DJ controllers under $300

Under $500

Our favorite DJ controllers under $500

Under $1000

Our most rated DJ controllers below $1000

By Requirements

From scratching to beginner-friendly gear, here’s a look at our favorite DJ controllers for different needs:

For Scratching

If you love scratching, get one of these controllers

We keep updating this page with new reviews and lists. Check back soon to see our latest listings.