The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Numark 4TRAK: 95
Ion Audio DJ2GO: 454g
3. number of faders
Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
Vestax Spin: 13
4. has Serato DJ software
The bundle includes Serato DJ software ready to install. Usually this is a basic version of the software.
26% have it
5. has a frequency filter
The device has a filter knob (hi-lo pass) for each channel. Filters are used to manipulate sound and control which frequencies are lost and which are retained.
39% have it
6. number of knobs
More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 56
A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
Reloop Jockey 3 ME: 13
8. audio interface frequency rate
Audio interface sampling rate/frequency defines the number of samples per unit of time taken from a continuous signal to make a discrete signal. Sampling rate determines the quality of a digital recording.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2: 96kHz
9. drum pads
The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Stanton SC System 3: 47
10. RCA connector output ports
Is a type of electrical connector (phono) commonly found on audio equipment. It is used to carry audio signals and facilitate connection between various sources in audio systems.
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 12
Is the total amount of outputs that the device has. More output ports allow users to connect more output devices such as power amplifier, submixer, recorders or powered loudspeakers.
Allen & Heath Xone 4D: 10
12. headphone sockets
The number of headphone output ports the device has (usually 6.35mm or 3.5mm).
Reloop Terminal Mix 8: 2
13. microphone inputs
The total number of microphone input ports (usually XLR or ¼”) the device has. The majority of professional microphones use the XLR connector that ensures a better sound quality.