The first demos of the new mixer were on the floor at NAMM 2013, and while it’s not slated to come out until August, we’re convinced that it could be a great mixer to introduce onto the market.
The turntablist-friendly mixer is especially fascinating for two big reasons:
- It’s extremely affordable at ~$160.
- It has a Mini-Innofader (learn more about these here) as the crossfader
But sometimes having someone who really knows what they’re talking about is way more interesting and telling about a product than anything else – see here:
The DIF-1S can also have the crossfader swapped out – so if you want the regular Innofader in there, it’s easily done. Additionally, the mixer sports switchable Line/Photo inputs, meaning that it will integrate quite easily into a DVS system.
Only two drawbacks as far as we can see: the upfaders aren’t swappable, and there’s only RCA output on the mixer.
Fancy one of these simple mixers as a bedroom scratching workhorse? Let us know if you agree with Q-Bert in the comments below.
Where can I buy one online!?
DJTT: “The only two drawbacks: Faders aren’t swappable….”
i.e., we can’t sell you more chorma caps
Super interested in this mixer. I’m always getting asked what entry level scratch mixer is the best for beginners and since the Vestax 06 got discontinued, I’ve never been sure. Keen to put it to the test!
I got a pioneer djm 909 since 2006 I guess, very pleased with it, don’t change it for nothing. Okay that I’m no scratchhead and turntablist master, so I never had to worry about faders wearing down… still 909 still impresses me, and I’m talking about a product released almost a decade ago!!
Can I buy one already!! my pmc is giving out!
Now people can’t give the mixer+audio 4+kontrol x1 is not as good a deal as the z2….if my math is correct this combo would be $550 brand new or about $350/400 with used x1 and audio 4….I’m definately digging this, I think my idea for a new midi controller will accompany this perfect and it will be under 100 to make. To bad it will be developed by a company once I show what it can do, and I won’t get any of the cheddar from it 🙁
A couple of corrections for your article:
1. All three faders can be swapped out for full sized Innofaders.
2. It’s due in the shops in February for $149/€129/£99.
Where can we buy it its the end of FEB?
Thanks for all your comment. DjTech is back to “basic” gear. I perfectly understand that Dj Tech was not so “famous” in the past. All my effort is to change radically our image and give better products (price right, good features and good products). I must be very honest: The way is so long… but All our team are working very hard! I hope that this mixer is only first step. Thanks for your support and comment that are very valuable for me. Thanks again. Alessio Foti
Dopeness! Makes me wanna dust off the old 1200’s and practice a routine. Nice lil mixer.
Puh, wish I had a couch like that….LOL!
Damn rights I’ll buy one for $100!! Consider it sold!
Utilitarian and pared down to the bare bone necessities! Q-Bert knows what’s good when it comes to scratching, and this looks like a great piece of kit you can have for the price of a song!
also interested in those new inexpensive monitors they’re putting out!
djtech is a good company… i have been using the vtt for years as a turntable control surface… the thing fits in a laptop bag outer pouch next to my soundcard… dont let the pricepoint fool you, their stuff plays nice and is durable…
While I agree they have found their game and are doing well, let us never forget: DJ Mouse
haha, I knew that one was gonna come up. Will they ever survive that image-dent they’ve picked up in the past?
If I were them I’d embrace the notoriety and point people back to the new offerings. “Lol, yup that was me! Teenagers, eh? But check this new stuff…”
Yes, true. Dj mouse! Dj mouse was a Djtech 1.0…Now I hope we are moving to 2.0! Is hard way…but we are putting all effort to change in better!
not everything a company puts out it’s going to be stellar. Let’s not forget the apple newton http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton_(platform)
News you can use! The latest mixers are amazing and do everything but this review of something basic, built solid with a no brain price that’s *good value*, reviewed by someone who doesn’t have a stake in selling it? That’s really interesting.
We need more reviews and recommendations for “Good Value”, dependable gear.