Budget DJ Mixer Reviewed: Pioneer, Allen & Heath, DJ-Tech, Behringer

Is there a perfect dj mixer for under $300? Back in April, we reached out to our readers to help us identify a selection of dj mixers around that price point which would be most interesting to review as a group. Today, we present the results of that test. We’ve gathered dj mixers from Allen & Heath, Pioneer, DJ-Tech, and Behringer—all of which can be found in stores for around $300 or less—to help you make that choice perfect budget-mixer choice.


Looking for more advance Dj mixers? Here is our review of the DJM-900. Also check out the Xone D mixers which are great for techno and house

In the following article we have reviewed 4 great basic dj mixers including:

  • DJM-250 – (Clean, Reliable Dj Mixer with great filters)  – $349
  • Allen and Heath Xone 23 –  (4 inputs in a 2 channel form factor)  – $299
  • Dj Tech DIF-1S (Qbert’s highly affordable scratch mixer for the masses) – $199
  • Behringer NOX404 (High end features at a low price) – $199


The Good: Clean sound and high level of build quality; great filters; the most inputs of any mixer on test
The Bad: Not much in the way of ‘exciting’ features; limited outputs
The Bottom Line: A solid all-arounder which will adapt to many DJ styles and environments

The lowest priced mixer in the Pioneer range, the DJM-250 definitely has DNA in common with its far more expensive family members. The feel and styling will be immediately familiar to any DJ who’s used a Pioneer mixer from the DJM-500 onwards, and build features like metal pot shafts inspire confidence. The faders are only ‘standard’ ones, but smooth to use, with a light feel, and the crossfader is switchable from a smooth fade to a sharp cut, with the cut-in distance comparable to bigger mixers like the DJM-800.

A huge selection of inputs, including switchable phono/line inputs on the channels, plus three Aux inputs, means you could potentially have a massive seven line-level sources, plus a mic, hooked up to the mixer simultaneously. That makes it perfect as the basis for a bedroom or basement studio setup, where you might want to hook up, say, your TV, your games console, or set-top boxes into your soundsystem, too.

The mixer is suitable for taking out to gigs, too, though, as it features professional XLR balanced outputs, and a nice loud cue output. Only the lack of a monitor output, or even a separate record output, lets the connections down, although the master cueing level is unrelated to the actual master output control—a feature I’d love to see added to Pioneer’s top-flight mixers. Everything feels solidly put together, and sound quality is good.

The DJM-250 is a perfect example of a ‘simple’ option at this budget. No crazy features to get excited about, although the filters on each channel are excellent, and hugely playable, but a perfect balance between quality and price. I’d have no problem recommending the Pioneer to anyone; it’s a completely safe, but not the most exciting, choice. As I use Pioneer mixers at all my residencies (when I can’t take my Z2), I felt right at home on the 250, and that kind of comfort level can’t be overlooked if you’re at the stage of DJing where you’re getting regular gigs.


The Good: Sound quality is amazing; built like a tank; excellent Xone filters
The Bad: Crossfader is disappointing; Send & Return loop is not suitable for the most popular FX units; limited inputs
The Bottom Line: Beautifully made with incredible sound, but a few design quirks which might not work for everyone

The Xone:23 feels like a much more expensive mixer than its current $300 street price would suggest. The build quality is impeccable, and the sound quality is simply astonishing. The renowned A&H filters are present and correct, and sound as good as ever, with no clicking or popping when you assign them. The crossover points on the full-kill EQs are perfectly judged, too. Anyone into long blends and smooth mixing will have a great time with this mixer.

In those respects, the Xone:23 follows in the fine traditions of every Xone mixer produced to date. That means anyone who has felt love for Allen & Heath mixers in the past will be delighted with it. Unfortunately the quirks of the range have made their way into the this model as well.

With the honorable exception of the Penny & Giles fader on the Xone:02, I’ve found every Xone crossfader I’ve used to be somewhat underwhelming. The Xone:23’s is distinctly odd—on the smooth, blend curve setting, it fades nicely but all sound is cut out at least half an inch before the end of the fader’s travel. On the sharp, scratch setting, it cuts reasonably sharply, but the cut-in distance is by far the largest of any mixer in this group. A&H do mention the possibility of upgrading to an Innofader, but the 23 is already the most expensive mixer in the test, so I can’t judge it on that basis.

The assignable, post-fader send & return loop for FX is a great feature, in theory, but has one big shortcoming—it doesn’t work properly with Pioneer’s RMX or EFX units, because those are designed to work in an ‘insert’ fashion, as opposed to A&H’s send & return bus. Now, I understand that A&H and Pioneer are mortal enemies in the mixer business, but I don’t think anyone could seriously argue that Pioneer’s effects units are not the most popular with DJs around the world. It also won’t work with send FX in Traktor or Serato DJ. So to have an FX loop which just doesn’t work with those setups means that many potential users of the 23 might immediately be put off. It’s a shame, because it’s well implemented in every other way.

The only other potential issue with the Xone:23 is the lack of inputs. The idea of a pair of inputs on each channel, each with its own gain control, is a good one, but restricting those inputs to two line and two phono inputs, for the mixer in total, is just too limiting for many modern digital setups. You can open up the mixer and remove some resistors to convert the phono inputs to line level, but that’s hardly a trivial job (A&H suggest that you’ll potentially void your warranty in doing so, even), and nothing like as flexible as having a simple switch to go between phono and line level, just as all the other mixers here do. The output section is not so threadbare, with a full complement of XLR master, record, and separate booth outputs; nothing to fault there.

It’s always seemed to me that Xones are very polarizing mixers; some people absolutely adore them, and for good reasons: The sound and the build are superb. But others, and I have to include myself in this group, just can’t seem to get on with the way they work. If you’re a Xone fan, the 23 will rock your world in a big way. But I had hoped this would also be the Xone that finally converted me to the A&H way, too, and sadly it just doesn’t quite manage that.


The Good: Fantastic crossfader; flexible inputs and DVS hookup system; great build quality for the money
The Bad: No balanced outputs; lack of master cueing could be a problem for the target market
The Bottom Line: One of the best faders in the game, combined with great build quality for its price; perfect for aspiring turntablists

With the rise of China as a superpower in all areas of manufacturing, it was only a matter of time before we started to see some interesting new takes on DJ technology emerging from that country. DJ-Tech are very much leading the charge, and the DIF-1S was a product that really caught the attention of the DJ world when it was revealed in 2012.

What’s great about the mixer is the purity of its mission—a great crossfader, in a solid but basic box, at a cheap price. Taken on those terms, it absolutely succeeds.

This is a mixer designed for cutting, pure and simple—and having garnered the approval of DJ QBert (who released a special Thud Rumble edition of the DIF-1S last year), you can be assured it’s up to that job very nicely. It’s got a Mini Innofader crossfader that comes standard, with reverse switch and continuous curve control. I’m now very familiar with the Mini Innofader, with one in my Kontrol Z2, and, since reviewing the PNP version for DJTT, having picked one up for my DJM-700. It’s a superb fader—end of story.

…But of course there is a bit more to talk about than just that fader; the rest of the mixer mustn’t be overlooked. The build quality is remarkably good for the cost—it has a street price of around $200, only twenty bucks more than the cheapest mixer in the test. The upfaders are nothing like the crossfader, and have no curve control, but good enough for blending. It’s heavy, has metal pots, and everything feels chunky and solid. Even pulling off the knobs to examine those pots was challenging; the DIF-1S is indeed a well put-together mixer, and any product which aspires to being adopted by turntablists needs to take a beating.

The sound quality is clean—no complaints on that front. It doesn’t approach the majesty of the Xone:23 sound, but is certainly on a par with the other mixers on test. The EQs cut to -26 dB—not a full kill, but not far off—and the cutoff points seem tailored nicely towards scratching, to my ears. What the mixer does lack is much in the way of professional outputs—there is a booth control, but both that and the master are only on RCA phono connectors. So no balanced outputs here, but it’s good to have two outputs, with independent level adjustment, at least, for recording mixes at home.

The DVS connections are nicely implemented; it’s basically a send/return insert loop for each channel, which sends the switchable phono/line input out to your DVS soundcard, then back in again on a separate input. What that means in practice is that you can leave your decks/CDJs hooked up to the mixer all the time at home, and patch your soundcard in or out very quickly, if you need to take that out to gig with. If you don’t use it for that purpose, it can be repurposed as just a regular line-level input, meaning you can have up to six sources (in total) hooked up to the mixer at once.

There is one oversight in the design of the DIF-1S which it must lose marks for, and that’s the cueing. Limited to a simple cue on/off for each channel, the lack of any ability to listen to the master output in the headphones is a big no-no on any mixer aimed at turntablists. Precious few parents/neighbors/significant others will cope with hearing the constant wiki-wiki of a turntablist in training for very long, and so having no master cue function could prove to be a deal-breaker in many households. There are workarounds, of course—I used to practice by connecting my headphones to my amp, back in the day—and it looks like DJ-Tech have listened to customer feedback, as their new DIF-1M does indeed feature master cue facility. But while that is something that you might need to consider when it comes to the DIF-1S, it’s the only real flaw in what is otherwise a very impressive mixer for $200.


The Good: Insane amount of features, many of which are really fun; excellent crossfader; USB connection is a nice addition
The Bad: Build quality not quite as high as the other mixers on test; some odd layout choices
The Bottom Line: A hugely fun and very flexible mixer, only let down by the slightly cheap feel of its construction

The last Behringer mixer I spent any serious time with was one of their old VMX series, a long time ago, and I must admit, even by the standards of the era, that was pretty poor. But I’ve watched with interest as Behringer have continued to refine their DJ kit as the years have gone by, with the DDM-4000 gaining many fans, and now the NOX series getting a lot of love from DJ TechTools readers in the comments on our preview to this review.

And having spent time with the NOX404, I can see why. This mixer is FUN. It has more features than any other mixer here—optical crossfader, USB soundcard, assignable send/return loop, built-in FX, adjustable curves on all faders, pan controls—with simply a ton of ways to interestingly interact with your music. For the $180 street price, this mixer’s feature count is simply astonishing.

Inputs and outputs are fully covered. You’ve got master output of XLR and RCA phono connectors. An Aux output with its own level control. Line and switchable line/phono inputs on both channels, plus an aux input, mic, and the send/return loop is on 6.35 mm jacks. Not much more you could ask for…

…Except maybe a USB port. The only mixer on test to have any digital hookup, the soundcard on the NOX404 is pretty basic, but still useful regardless. Offering a single stereo stream in and out of your computer means recording your sets is as simple as connecting up the USB lead and choosing the right input in your recording software. Plus, you can play audio back to the mixer by switching channel A over to the USB input. No, you won’t be assembling a full DVS system with the soundcard in the 404, but it works very nicely, and it’ll certainly be a huge step up from plugging a 3.5 mm jack into your computer’s onboard sound for recording.

The crossfader is of the optical variety: An Infinium fader. Having spent some time with it on the Mackie d.2 mixer, I know it’s a superb fader, up there with the Mini Innofader found in the DIF-1S, really; it even offers tension control, which the Mini doesn’t have. Full curve controls on the upfaders might also sway aspiring turntablists towards the NOX404, as will the ability to cue the master output in the headphones.

The FX section is a mixed bag—some sound great, others not so much. I’m willing to bet any DJ will find something in there they could make regular use of, though. For me, the FX that don’t rely on beat syncing work best, as getting an accurate BPM into the mixer is not as simple as it could be—you always have to do it manually. The FX aren’t post-fader, meaning no echo tails, etc., but the send/return loop is, and because it has a wet/dry control, it can work with pretty much any unit out there, including the Pioneer range. The only downside is the slight audible popping when you engage the loop on either channel. It can be worked around, but it’s there.

With so much going on, faceplate real-estate is at a premium, and to be honest I could have done without the fader Mode switches, which seem a bit superfluous. The same goes for the pan faders, which I guess could be useful for some, but their positioning right below the bass EQ knobs could be an issue.

Of course, Behringer might be supply-chain masters, but they are not magicians, and there has to be a price to pay for all that functionality in a sub-$200 mixer. Whilst the sound quality is perfectly respectable, the build quality of the 404 just doesn’t feel quite as reassuring as the other mixers here. The pots are plastic, and all exhibit varying degrees of wobbliness—the cue level knob on our review unit, especially so; the mixer was also missing one of its rubber feet. The buttons, likewise, all feel a bit plasticky. Now, to their credit, Behringer do offer an excellent warranty: three years for the mixer as a whole, and a year for pots and faders, etc. So I think you can buy with confidence, but I’m pretty sure that in five years, a DIF-1S will be in better shape than a NOX404 bought at the same time.


I was kind of hoping that there would be a real standout product in this group test—one budget mixer to rule them all. That’s not the case, but I’m not disappointed by that in the end. When I think back to some of the mixers in this price range when I started out, it’s clear that we’ve never had it so good as we do today.

It’s almost unfair to compare the Xone:23 and the DJM-250 against the other two mixers. Yes, the price difference is only $100, but proportionally, thats huge at this price range, and you can feel every cent of those extra dollars. Both of our $300 mixers are very well built, with good/great sound—perfect, indeed, for a DJ’s first real upgrade after outgrowing their initial basic kit.

Of those two, my choice would be the Pioneer. It works better for me in terms of the way I DJ, and with the kind of kit I use (I’d have to run my RMX-1000 on the master output of either, so that’s not a consideration). But even amongst the circle of DJs I spin with, there are many for whom the Allen & Heath will be absolute mixing nirvana. Hopefully, by the time you’re ready to drop $300 on a mixer, you’ll have an idea of your own style and needs, and neither of them will disappoint if you choose the right one.

Down around $200, well under the limit of our budget, we see two wildly different takes on what a budget mixer can be. The NOX404 is an all-singing, all-dancing powerhouse of a mixer, which will adjust to pretty much any style of DJing. It’s massively fun to use, with only my doubts about its potential longevity casting a shadow over the proceedings.

The DIF-1S is a pretty unique proposition; a dope crossfader in a big solid box. The rest of the mixer is a touch uninspiring feature-wise, but certainly feels like it will take a beating. The lack of a master cue is disappointing, but not the end of the world. This is the first DJ-Tech product I’ve tried for any length of time, and it makes me excited to see what they come up with in future.

If it were my $200? Well, I’m not a hardcore, proper turntablist, and the NOX404 has a great crossfader, too. Plus, I’m the kind of person who loves shiny things, and crazy features, so if I were a beginner today, I’d buy the Behringer. I wouldn’t necessarily be expecting to pass it down to my grandkids, but I’d sure have a lot of fun in the meantime.

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  • Lyle Petty

    would it be possible to run a guitar pedal through the dvs loop on the dif-1s instead of a sound card for dvs?

  • Ezra Martin-Rosenthal

    no mention of the epsilon inno mix 2??

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  • Robert

    Does the allen & heath sound stronger than the Pioneer?

  • Ezra

    you forgot the epsilon inno-mix 2

  • stickone

    Can i put a effect unit on djm 250 in one of the masters and return it to one of the aux and have a “send and return” function?

    someone know something about this?


  • Luke Peter Annett

    Not impressed with Allen and Heath sound these days, get an analogue mixer if you want good sound. Some brands that go for cheaper than they should… Ecler, old UK made Citronic mixers and also old Japanese made Numark (PPD) series mixers. All go for far cheaper than they should on ebay and are made from quality components that can be easily repaired/replaced. They all sound better than these cheap shitty chinese made digital mixers.

    • Psicomajo

      Im Sad Ecler is having problems these days and we cant see a Nuo 2.1 in this chart

  • Garrett Cox

    i really like the DJtech x10, any thoughts. X1($200) + X10($240 Amazon). built in 4in/4out sound card, lots of crossfader and line fader controlls, booth output for recording, and powered USB hub. $440 total

    • jacobsteringa

      I occasionally use that setup and I really like it! I picked up the DJ-Tech X10 brand new for about 100 euros and a second hand x1 also for 100 euros.

      I could have lived without all the fader controls, it required a bit of fiddling to get the faders adjusted the way I wanted. A crossfader curve switch would have been sufficient for me.

      But overall a very good bargain.

  • Robert Wulfman

    Just tested this out, there are 3 ways of getting post-fader effect tails on the NOX404 (that is to say, the FX-unit comes after these parts in the routing). One is to turn the gain all the way down, which can get you more of a fade out effect. another is to turn all the EQs down, which when used with the EQ On/Off switch can get you that echo freeze effect, however the best method I’ve found for this effect is to switch the channel source to get a sudden cut. Unfortunately there’s no way to get the actual channel fader to go before the effects unit but these methods should get you a similar effect at least, though they may be a bit harder to pull off.

  • MilkyBass

    Does the xone 23 have a way to view the line (channel) output instead of only the master?

  • Jan-Philip Gehrcke

    While it is true that the Xone 23 is a bit limited in terms of inputs (2+2 mixer: 2 line, 2 phono), one should note that the Xone 23C is more flexible (3+3 mixer: 2 line, 2 phono, 2 USB). I still could not test this, but in the data sheet of the 23C it looks like each of the two main channels has a **summing** input amplifier that combines USB + line + phono. If that is true, then all three inputs can be used at the same time on one channel. It is pretty likely true, since there is no switch for toggling between USB and line/phono mode. Looks like whenever there is a USB audio signal, it is just mixed into the channel.

  • Andrew Rivas

    Great Great

  • DrDreidel

    I’m a big supporter of A&H and have been using a xone:92 for quite some time mainly because of the filters and sound quality. The xone:23 is a great option for beginners who care about sound, however I see a caveat of choosing the xone in this price range.

    I’m generalizing here, but something tells me that someone who only has 200-300 to blow on a mixer doesn’t have a proper PA/Hi-Fi to take advantage of the increased sound quality present in the A&H. Audio is all about bottlenecks as your sound is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain. Just something to keep in mind. Great article!

    • Mojaxx

      You know, that is a good point about buyers of budget mixers not really needing incredible sound quality. And certainly that was in my mind when judging the $200 mixers; both of which have sound which is ‘good enough’. But there’s no reason a $300 mixer like the Xone can’t continue to be used as the rest of a DJ’s setup improves over time.

      Food for thought, certainly.

      – Chris

  • Highlanda Dot Net

    How about the Numark M-6 USB, which comes in under $200 with XLR outputs plus RCA unbalanced booth with volume control, master, and record outs. It also has 2 Mics, 4 Channels, and USB as options. The fader may not stack up to the one’s reviewed here, but there are certainly some other advantages.

  • Saint Rob,Club mU

    I have to say, I’d rather play on one of these budget mixers than a higher quality mixer that is ten years old. I’ve found that some people hold on to their high end gear long way too long because they feel like they made an investment. It’s sort of like driving a 30 year old Mercedes around that has duct tape holding it together. Obviously high end mixers can last quite a long time and be maintained but I’ve run into so many pieces of crap.

  • Daniel MacKinnon

    I did a lot of research when buying a budget mixer and the two I really came back to were the Behringer NOX(upside is you can choose which one to suit your needs) and the DDM4000. I had read that the DDM4000 was a little better quality for it and so I decided to go with that-for the price this mixer is absolutely fun and reliable. If anyone is considering the NOX, please also check out the DDM-4000.

  • Oddie O'Phyle

    lately i’ve been thinking of getting a small, low cost mixer for my 15yr old daughter to use, as she’s afraid to touch the Z2 in the house. i have been taking a close look at the A&H Xone-23. here is my reasoning… i personally have a pair of cdj-900’s (that my daughter and i both use) and my friends all play DVS. the A&H xone-23 has a quick mod to switch the phono line inputs to digital by removing the resisters on the board. it just means that the swicth from cdj to DVS with turntables is just the flick of a switch instead of a frantic flailing of cables… just my 2 cents.

    • Mojaxx

      If the Xone works for your specific needs, you’ll be VERY happy with it, I’m sure. It’s a great product, just doesn’t suit me.

      – Chris

      • Oddie O'Phyle

        I’ve enjoyed the A&H build for a few years, I use a Zed-10FX in my home studio. Tank like construction, solid circuitry and clear sound.

  • Paul

    DJ Tech DIF-1S. You can cue scratching by putting head phones into a Y cable and connect that into the booth. Yes, not ideal but it works

  • DJ Erik Thoresen

    I would like to know where to get my hands on a Pioneer DJM 250, I love the filters. Seems they are hard to get here, no major online retailer has them.
    Screen shot taken from bhphotovideo

    • Dan White

      I just heard from Pioneer a few hours ago that they are discontinued!
      Interesting play – seems like a lot of their low-end hardware is starting to dry up.

  • LoopCat

    I can’t seem to find the ideal mixer for me. I want an analogue 2 channel mixer with a filter per channel. I really thought A+E where going to do it on the xone 23 but was disappoint. I’ve been looking at an ecler nuo 2.0 but I have heard the fx loop is a bit weird.

  • jason

    if your going to spend around $200 you might as well save for a better mixer that is $4-500 ex. djm 600 or djm 909, better quality and last longer than these crappy mixers. no offense to these reviewed mixers lol

    • ltd1

      So tell me where I can find a brand new djm 909 or djm 600? Ur not being realistic about the topic that recent mixer on d market below $300 range

      • jason

        look on ebay and craigslist. lots of great used gear, of course you have to keep looking and something will pop up. many djs buy these cheap mixers and end up selling it a few weeks because they realize they want to upgrade to a mixer with better quality and features. if you watch any pro dj training vids or your favorite dj you will notice no one is rocking these cheap mixers lol just my opinion tho

        • Saint Rob,Club mU

          Keep in mind that for someone who may be 16, the difference between spending $200 vs $4-500 is huge.

          Additionally there are many out there that just need a mixer for a bedroom set up because their gigs always have a dedicated mixer.

          • jason

            i agree, like i said just my opinion. in the current trend a dj controller might be the best budget mixer since you get software that has many effects for transitions and remixing, jog wheels and cues to control music

          • jason

            actually if your on a cheap budget, these days you dont need a mixer. you can rock a party with a 5 dollar iphone dj app like traktor dj or djay lol

          • Guest

            step 1: press play on soundcloud mix.
            step 2: hands in the air DJ Jesus pose.
            step 3: winning?


          • Saint Rob,Club mU

            step 1: press play on soundcloud mix.
            step 2: hands in the air DJ Jesus pose.
            step 3: winning?

            LOL 😛

          • jason

            there you go lol the future of djing, no mixer and no hands

        • Mark Smith

          I bought a Xone 22 and I also own Z2 now and I cannot be happier. The A&H is certainly not a piece of crap.

          • jason

            you just proved my point, you first owned a cheap mixer and then you went out and spent more money on a better mixer lol

          • Mark Smith

            Not exactly why? I bought the Z2 as I despise Traktor Audio 2/6/8/10 Sound cars with the looms of wires that they use. They are messy. The Z2 has all of that built in. I spin vinyl so this was the perfect alternative to buying one of those sound cards. My Xone 22 is used regularly as some of the venues I spin at have XLR inputs and my S2 Mk2 does not. I would rather use the mixer than buy converted cables. I use the A&H more than the Z2 as I don’t spin vinyl all the time and some locations don’t have enough space for CDJ’s. The Xone 22 is awesome!

          • jason

            got it, makes perfect sense. it’s good to have a another mixer for different purposes, don’t get me wrong, these reviewed mixer are good depending on your needs, i guess i shouldn’t have used the word crappy lol i actually got a z2 because of the same points you stated

          • donald melson

            MR JASON AND MR MARK

    • jaxlore

      ok i will say this my old behringer lasted 10 years, of course the faders were fairly toasted by end of life. I think the sound quality on the pioneer and especially the allen heath is a game changer though. You will notice a huge difference and yes i am an Allen and Heath convert!

    • Ean Golden

      The point of the lower cost mixer is so that it’s a good alternative to the “all in one” style of djing that was so popular for the past few years.

      A typical all in one controller (decks, mixer, sound card) = $500-$800

      VS. a modular setup with an affordable mixer

      X1 ($199) + Audio 2 ($99) + Mixer ($300) = $600 total.

      The 2nd option is more future proof and likely to translate better to club gigs.

  • efrazable

    Didn’t see much for midi mixers. You should really review the American Audio 10 MXR and 14MXR. They’re basically open-platform Z2’s for less than half the price, with 2 or 4 channels, and a built-in soundcard!

    • Mike Kraze

      Thanks for sharing this, I was in the market for a cheap 2 channel mixer with a built in soundcard to place my turntables on a seprate channel in Ableton for sampling scratches, etc., I was thinking of something along the lines to a Numark M1USB, but after seeing this I thin I am going to have to pick me up the 10MXR, that thing is a beast, and built in MIDI too?!? Why not!?

      • deadrubbish

        I recently bought a b-stock 14mxr – very impressed with the whole package. Built like a tank, easy to set up and fun. Sounds pretty good for £150, too, infinitely better than my previous old behringer. Has a few quirks but with so many features for the price, I love it! Saw one on ebay recently for £110…