Top 10 Best Controller Softwares With USBs
for May 2022

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Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 - 2-deck Digital DJ Controller for rekordbox dj Software (Included), with 16 Performance Pads and 2-channel USB Interface

Pioneer DJ DDJ-400

2-deck Digital DJ Controller for rekordbox dj Software (Included), with 16 Performance Pads and 2-channel USB Interface

by PIONEER DJ
What We like

New Features of Rekordbox Ver 5.3 Tutorial feature to help learn how to DJ

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Product Features

  • Club Style layout similar to that of the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2
  • Frequency Range: 20 - 20000 Hz. Software System Requirements-Mac- macOS Mojave 10.14 (Updated to the latest version), macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version), macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version), OS X 10.11 (Updated to the latest version). Windows- Windows 10/ 8.1/ 7 (latest service pack)
  • Includes Rekordbox DJ license key
  • Built in sound card with plug and play connectivity via USB cable

Includes rekordbox dj license key Frequency range: 20 - 20000 hz. software system requirements-mac- macos mojave 10.14 (updated to the latest version), macos high sierra 10.13 (updated to the latest version), macos sierra 10.12 (updated to the latest version), os x 10.11 (updated to the latest version). windows- windows 10/ 8.1/ 7 (latest service pack) Club style layout similar to that of the cdj-2000nxs2 and djm-900nxs2 Built in sound card with plug and play connectivity via usb cable

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Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads, 8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included

Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII – 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Drum Pads

8 Assignable Q-Link Knobs and Pro Software Suite Included

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Crammed full of all the features you need to play and edit musical ideas

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Product Features

  • 25-synth-action mini-keys, 8 velocity-sensitive rubber drum pads with two banks, and eight assignable control knobs
  • 1400 Sounds and Everything You Need For Pro Production: Production software package for Mac and PC included: Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Wobble, and Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)
  • Powered by USB connection to computer, with free virtual-instrument download packages
  • Dedicated buttons for Note Repeat, Full Level, and Octave Up and Down
  • Compact keyboard controller easily fits backpack and studio production desk (12.4" long, 1.6 lbs)

Dedicated buttons for note repeat, full level, and octave up and down 1400 sounds and everything you need for pro production: production software package for mac and pc included: akai pro mpc essentials, sonivox wobble, and hybrid 3 by air music tech (downloads) 25-synth-action mini-keys, 8 velocity-sensitive rubber drum pads with two banks, and eight assignable control knobs Powered by usb connection to computer, with free virtual-instrument download packages Compact keyboard controller easily fits backpack and studio production desk (12.4" long, 1.6 lbs)

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AKAI Professional MPD226 - USB MIDI Controller with 16 RGB MPC Drum Pads, Fully-Assignable Production-Ready Controls, and Production Software Package

AKAI Professional MPD226

USB MIDI Controller with 16 RGB MPC Drum Pads, Fully-Assignable Production-Ready Controls, and Production Software Package

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

The MPC Production Experience - Includes MPC Beats Software complete with the finest features and essential production tools from the Akai Professional MPC Series

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Product Features

  • IOS Connectivity Covered - Control your iOS apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
  • Assignable Control - 4 assignable faders, 4 assignable Q-Link knobs and 4 assignable Q-Link buttons with a total of 36 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks
  • Comprehensive Software Suite Included - Ableton Live Lite, Drum Synth 500 by AIR Music Tech
  • Feature Packed - Classic MPC Note Repeat, MPC Swing, 16 Level, Full Level and Tap Tempo controls for immersive expressive performances
  • Expandable Banks - Easily accessible dedicated controls for 4 pad banks provides a total of 64 assignable pads

Feature packed - classic mpc note repeat, mpc swing, 16 level, full level and tap tempo controls for immersive expressive performances Pro beat production, anywhere - ultra-portable feature-packed pad controller with 16 thick fat rgb illuminated velocity and pressure sensitive mpc pads Expandable banks - easily accessible dedicated controls for 4 pad banks provides a total of 64 assignable pads Comprehensive software suite included - ableton live lite, drum synth 500 by air music tech Ios connectivity covered - control your ios apps and open up a world of pad control capability using the camera connection kit (sold separately) Assignable control - 4 assignable faders, 4 assignable q-link knobs and 4 assignable q-link buttons with a total of 36 assignable controls accessible via 3 banks

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M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3 - Semi Weighted 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Assignable Controls, Pitch and Mod Wheels, and Software Included

M-Audio Keystation 49 MK3

Semi Weighted 49 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Assignable Controls, Pitch and Mod Wheels, and Software Included

by inMusic Brands
What We like

Total Control: Volume fader, transport and directional buttons for easy control of your software, plus ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels, Octave up and down buttons and sustain pedal input for expressive performances

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Product Features

  • Immediate Creativity, Easy plug and play connection to your Mac or PC no drivers or power supply required; compatible with iOS devices via the Apple to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
  • Ultimate Expression, 49 full size velocity sensitive keys provide a natural feel that captures every subtle nuance of your performance
  • Your Studio Centerpiece: Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly and advanced functionality customizes your controls for your recording software
  • Premium Software suite included, ProTools First, Ableton Live Lite, Eleven Lite, Velvet, Hybrid 3, Loom, Vacuum Pro, Eighty Eight Ensemble, XPand 2

Ultimate expression, 49 full size velocity sensitive keys provide a natural feel that captures every subtle nuance of your performance Your studio centerpiece: compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly and advanced functionality customizes your controls for your recording software Premium software suite included, protools first, ableton live lite, eleven lite, velvet, hybrid 3, loom, vacuum pro, eighty eight ensemble, xpand 2 Immediate creativity, easy plug and play connection to your mac or pc no drivers or power supply required; compatible with ios devices via the apple to usb camera adapter (sold separately)

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Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200 – DJ controller with USB, ideal for beginners learning to mix - 2 tracks with 8 pads and sound card - Software and tutorials included

Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200 – DJ controller with USB, ideal for beginners learning to mix

2 tracks with 8 pads and sound card, Software and tutorials included

by Hercules
What We like

This compact controller is easy to carry on nights out.

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Product Features

  • Comprehensive DJing software included: discover the basics of DJing with interactive help and integrated tutorial videos.
  • Learn the basics of DJing with the controller's exclusive features: Tempo and Beat Align guides that light up, in addition to the Assistant and Energy functions.
  • Choose your tracks easily with IMA, the Intelligent Music Assistant, and its suggestions of todays hottest tracks.
  • Learn the right moves thanks to the layout of the buttons and sliders, like those found on a professional controller.

Learn the basics of djing with the controller's exclusive features: tempo and beat align guides that light up, in addition to the assistant and energy functions. Comprehensive djing software included: discover the basics of djing with interactive help and integrated tutorial videos. Learn the right moves thanks to the layout of the buttons and sliders, like those found on a professional controller. Choose your tracks easily with ima, the intelligent music assistant, and its suggestions of todays hottest tracks.

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AKAI Professional APC40MKII - USB MIDI Controller for Mac / PC with Clip Launch Matrix, Knobs & Faders, and Pro Software Suite Included

AKAI Professional APC40MKII

USB MIDI Controller for Mac / PC with Clip Launch Matrix, Knobs & Faders, and Pro Software Suite Included

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Production Software included - Ableton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, Toolroom Records artist launch packs (downloads)

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Product Features

  • Complete Command of Ableton Live - Seamlessly integrates with Ableton Live (v9.1.3+) providing hands-on control of Ableton's Clip Matrix, mixer parameters, virtual instruments / effects and more
  • Assignable Crossfader - Conveniently located assignable A/B crossfader for dynamic DJ-style mixing on the fly
  • Create, Jam, Produce - Trigger clips, loops and samples using a 5x8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status and colour coding.
  • Hassle-Free Setup - USB-powered plug-and-play connectivity for Mac and PC
  • Essential Control - Take command of DAW parameters, virtual instruments and effects with 9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls that seamlessly maps with Ableton Live

Complete command of ableton live - seamlessly integrates with ableton live (v9.1.3+) providing hands-on control of ableton's clip matrix, mixer parameters, virtual instruments / effects and more Essential control - take command of daw parameters, virtual instruments and effects with 9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls that seamlessly maps with ableton live Create, jam, produce - trigger clips, loops and samples using a 5x8 clip-launch matrix with rgb feedback for clip status and colour coding. Hassle-free setup - usb-powered plug-and-play connectivity for mac and pc Assignable crossfader - conveniently located assignable a/b crossfader for dynamic dj-style mixing on the fly

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Alesis VI25 | 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and 5-Pin MIDI Out Plus Production Software Included

Alesis VI25

25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 16 Pads, 16 Assignable Knobs, 48 Buttons and 5-Pin MIDI Out Plus Production Software Included

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Production software included: Ableton Live Lite and Xpand2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads). USB-powered and plug-and-play support for Mac and PC

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Product Features

  • Manipulate plugins and virtual instruments with hands-on controls. With VI25, you can open and close filters on virtual synthesizers, adjust volume levels in your mix, activate effects, and much more
  • 24 assignable buttons and 8 assignable knobs interface with your music software. Seamless visual feedback via LED screen and illuminated buttons and knobs
  • 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with illuminated RGB feedback for beat production and clip launching. Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
  • MIDI Keyboard with 25 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys with after touch. USB MIDI and 5-pin MIDI Out offer flexible MIDI connectivity

24 assignable buttons and 8 assignable knobs interface with your music software. seamless visual feedback via led screen and illuminated buttons and knobs Manipulate plugins and virtual instruments with hands-on controls. with vi25, you can open and close filters on virtual synthesizers, adjust volume levels in your mix, activate effects, and much more 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with illuminated rgb feedback for beat production and clip launching. pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control Midi keyboard with 25 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys with after touch. usb midi and 5-pin midi out offer flexible midi connectivity

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Hercules DJ Control Inpulse 300 | 2 Channel USB Controller, with Beatmatch Guide, DJ Academy and Full DJ Software DJUCED Included

Hercules DJ Control Inpulse 300

2 Channel USB Controller, with Beatmatch Guide, DJ Academy and Full DJ Software DJUCED Included

by Hercules
What We like

Comprehensive deuced software provided: Master the basics of Ding with interactive help and integrated tutorial videos

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Product Features

  • Learn the right moves thanks to the layout of the buttons and sliders, like those found on a professional controller
  • Perfect your mix with effects, modes and 16 pads
  • Learn Ding with the controllers exclusive functions: Tempo and beat align light guides, the assistant and energy functions
  • Prepare your mixes easily with the imam, the intelligent music assistant, and its suggestions of hottest tracks

Learn ding with the controllers exclusive functions: tempo and beat align light guides, the assistant and energy functions Learn the right moves thanks to the layout of the buttons and sliders, like those found on a professional controller Perfect your mix with effects, modes and 16 pads Prepare your mixes easily with the imam, the intelligent music assistant, and its suggestions of hottest tracks

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Numark NDX500 | Stand Alone USB / CD Player and Software Controller with Touch-Sensitive Jog Wheel, Audio Interface, Long Throw Pitch Controls and Pre-mapped for Deep Integration With Serato DJ

Numark NDX500

Stand Alone USB / CD Player and Software Controller with Touch-Sensitive Jog Wheel, Audio Interface, Long Throw Pitch Controls and Pre-mapped for Deep Integration With Serato DJ

by inMusic Brands Inc.
What We like

Mix Perfection - Pitch tracks up or down by up to 100% and innovative master tempo functionality preserves key while pitch shifting

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Product Features

  • Ready for Anything Standalone media player (CD, MP3 CD and MP3s from USB thumb drives) and DJ controller with touch-sensitive scratch and search wheel for unprecedented performance-centric control
  • Add Some Flair to Your Mix - Three hot cues for quick access to key points and seamless looping with stutter start for easy loop creation and integration into your mix
  • Total Control Take command of all mainstream DJ software via USB MIDI; a built-in USB computer audio interface lets you play back music from your Mac or PC and a radiant text display is included for quickly and easily navigating media files
  • Keep Your Mix On Point - Auto BPM with tap override for instant tempo analysis; start/stop time adjustment for vinyl style braking; anti-shock buffered skip-protection technology

Total control take command of all mainstream dj software via usb midi; a built-in usb computer audio interface lets you play back music from your mac or pc and a radiant text display is included for quickly and easily navigating media files Ready for anything standalone media player (cd, mp3 cd and mp3s from usb thumb drives) and dj controller with touch-sensitive scratch and search wheel for unprecedented performance-centric control Add some flair to your mix - three hot cues for quick access to key points and seamless looping with stutter start for easy loop creation and integration into your mix Keep your mix on point - auto bpm with tap override for instant tempo analysis; start/stop time adjustment for vinyl style braking; anti-shock buffered skip-protection technology

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PreSonus Faderport USB Production Controller with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software

PreSonus Faderport USB Production Controller with Studio One Artist and Ableton Live Lite DAW Recording Software

by PreSonus
What We like

Innovative Session Navigator section makes mixing and controlling DAWs quick and easy.

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Product Features

  • Also compatible with almost all recording software for Mac, Windows, and iPad including Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton Live, and Pro Tools via Mackie Control Universal and Mackie HUI emulation.
  • Channel control, solo or mute channels, clear all solos or mutes; all at the touch of a button.
  • Equipped with 24 buttons covering 40 different functions such as transport controls, channel record-enable, enable/disable looping, automation behavior selection, and more. Also contains user-definable function buttons.
  • Large 360-degree push-button encoder allows you to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed.
  • Provides a single touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real-time.

Large 360-degree push-button encoder allows you to edit and mix with greater efficiency and speed. Footswitch jack included for hands-free punch in/out during recording (footswitch not included). Comes with over $1000 worth of recording software including studio one artist (for which it has seamless & native support), ableton live lite, and studio magic plug-in suite. Provides a single touch-sensitive, 100 mm long-throw, motorized fader for writing fades and automation in real-time. Channel control, solo or mute channels, clear all solos or mutes; all at the touch of a button. Equipped with 24 buttons covering 40 different functions such as transport controls, channel record-enable, enable/disable looping, automation behavior selection, and more. also contains user-definable function buttons. Bypass all plug-ins on one channel or bypass all plug-ins on all channels (not available in all daws). Connects via usb 2.0 for easy connectivity. Also compatible with almost all recording software for mac, windows, and ipad including logic pro x, cubase, ableton live, and pro tools via mackie control universal and mackie hui emulation.

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