Two of the best standalone controllers are the Denon MCX8000 and the Pioneer XDJ-RX2 . Standalone controllers don’t require a laptop. You can simply connect a USB hard drive or thumb drive to the controller and DJ with that. You CAN use a laptop if you want to but you don’t have to. Note that you can find these controllers at your local music store or on Amazon. Click any of the links below for prices and detailed specs.

The Denon MCX8000 is a very popular standalone controller. It includes the Denon DJ Engine standalone technology. Has 2 USB inputs for Engine playback in standalone mode. Includes 4-deck Serato DJ software. Has 2 high-definition display screens. Has a 4-channel digital mixer with 2 mic inputs. Learn more »


The Pioneer XDJ-RX2 is a great standalone controller. It has features from the CDJ-2000NXS2. It also has layout and performance features from the DJM-900NXS2. Furthermore, it also has a USB connection (link export) for rekordbox and includes a rekordbox DJ license key. If you’ve used Pioneer products, you’ll probably like this controller. Learn more »

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