Cheap beginner mixer?

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  1. Pedsdude

    Pedsdude New Member

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    Just a brief question that hopefully some people can answer for me.

    I've only ever done some DJ'ing/mixing on my computer using Virtual DJ, and I've been thinking of getting a proper mixer to connect up with my computer and Virtual DJ.

    Can anyone recommend a cheap, reliable mixer that'll do the job? I've had a look around online and so far the NuMark DM-950 (£45 inc delivery) and DM-1050 (£78 inc delivery) are the main ones I've found (both of which are 2nd hand, good condition).

    I don't particularly mind if it's not brand new, as long as it'll give me a taste of mixing at a relatively cheap cost. I wouldn't really want to pay any more than the £78 one I mentioned above - even that's somewhat pushing the limits of my price range.

    If I do get a mixer and start to enjoy it, then I may decide to invest in some turntables of some sort, but the simple matter is that I don't want to invest a lot of money into something that I may not be any good at, or may not enjoy as much as I thought I would.

    Thank you in advance for any responses :)
     
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    goobige_500 Dirty Hertz

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  3. Scaramanga

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    If you are using virtual Dj, then you will wan't a MIDI controller not a mixer.
     
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    RUSSLA DNBF Monarch

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    dbjungle DJ Syklone

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    Numark M3 is a good one. Had mine almost a year now. Love the kill swirches.
     
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    OK cheers guys, I'll have a look into it (and particularly MIDI controllers).
     
  7. robhicks1

    robhicks1 Nuts about Zoo

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    For DJ mixers I will seriously recomend Numark. Mine is 8 years old and still going strong. They are basic and cheap but built well. Although by the sound of it as has already been mentioned you need a midi controller not a dj mixer...