I host an internet radio show. Since I’ve been doing an over-the-air DJ gig for 28 years (pre-Covid), I want to continue in my same format. Mixxx is pretty good, but for “radio” work it falls a little short. I’d like to use a controller so I can keep the feel of the live radio equipment I’m used to.
The really important features for me are: linear faders, play & pause buttons and (ideally) the ability to control my mic (already fed into my laptop through a Behringer UMC204HD) - just an on-off button would be enough for that.
I don’t need the distraction of fancy lights, scratching, and other party DJ trappings. I play progressive rock music and related genres.
Given the above, what controllers would meet my requirements without breaking me financially? The Novation Twitch, Akai AMX, & American Audio 10MXR all look like they would interest me, but all seem to be discontinued. I really can’t justify more than about 200 bucks, given the current economic situation. Maybe that’s too high (low?) a bar, but…