Typically when we talk about new DJ controllers we are looking at some expensive gear from Pioneer like the CDJ-350 and DJM-350 that launched earlier this week. If you like the idea of being a DJ or learning to use DJ hardware, but want to do it on the cheap Hercules has a new DJ controller for you.
The new controller is called the Hercules DJ Console Mk4. Hercules claims the controller is the most portable and compact two deck DJ controller around measuring in at 10.4" x 7.3". It is compatible with Mac and Windows PCs and will ship in June for $199.99.
For the money, you get mix software and dual stereo audio inputs. The console allows the DJ to switch between mixing on their computer and mixing with standard DJ decks for vinyl or CDs. The controller connects to the PC via USB and has dual stereo outputs, dual inputs, headphone output, mic input, dual jog wheels, cross fader, dual volume faders, and dual pitch knobs. The controller also has six EQ knobs and 36 buttons total.