Apologies in advance as this has been asked before but the existing threads with similar questions are all a few years old and I didn’t want to necro them.
I recently decided to get back into DJing and splurged on a DDJ-1000 before realizing its audio interface is not class compliant so I’m planning to return it and pick up something else. I’m primarily a Linux user and I’d like a controller that works without too much effort.
So my question is, what would be a nice DJ controller for Linux? Budget wise as long as it’s within the price of the DDJ-1000 that would be fine. I’ll list some of my own research below.
It seems like the nicest class compliant offering from Pioneer is the DDJ-400 which looks cool but it’s definitely a significant step down in terms of features. The price is great but I’d definitely like to have 4 decks.
The S4 Mk3 looks perfect but I’m having a hard time finding whether or not it’s class compliant. This page on NI’s site only mentions the Mk2:
Whereas this support request mentions the Mk3 is class compliant but who knows how reliable that is:
A few other interesting looking options are the Reloop MIXON 4 and either Denon MC6000Mk2 or MC7000, all of which are probably plenty feature packed for me. I don’t see any mention of the Reloop on the hardware page of the Wiki but it looks like the Denon controllers are officially and community supported respectively. From the Denon website both of those claim to be class compliant for Mac but require a driver for Windows; not sure what that means for Linux.
Anyways of all of these options, does anyone have opinions on a good controller choice for Linux? I think I’m leaning towards the Denon MC6000Mk2 at this point as it looks like it has everything I need and I like that it’s officially supported; however, I’d like to be sure it will work well on Linux before committing to buying another controller. Thanks in advance!
Edit: I just realized the compatibility section on the MC7000’s wiki page clearly documents its Linux compatibility. That’s probably what I’ll end up going with as I much prefer the layout of its 16 pads.