Behringer Digital Pro Mixer DDM4000 Review
The Behringer DDM4000 DJ Mixer is a professional 5-channel DJ mixer, with all the features you’d expect on a pro model, at a great price.
The Behringer DDM4000 DJ Mixer is a 32-bit digital DJ mixer with beat-synchronized sampler, 4 multi-FX sections, 2 high-precision BPM counters, digital crossfader and MIDI out which allows the unit to act as a controller for many DJ softwares.
It has 4 Phono/Line stereo channels allowing up to 8 sources to be connected simultaneously, 2 XLR Microphone inputs with Gain, EQ, Talk function and their own FX, and 4 stereo channels with programmable parametric 3-band EQ and Kill function, and fader curve control.
The BPM-sync’d multi-effects section includes two effects engines with a sampler with beat-controlled loop function, real-time pitch control, sampler FX and crossfader start option.
Don’t forget that if you need turntables to go with your mixer, the Denon DJ Turntable Media Player And Controller is particularly well recommend by users.
If you need headphones, the Sony MDR-V700DJ DJ-Style Monitor Series Headphones goes well with the Behringer mixer, and is extremely well regarded by users.
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Behringer DDM4000 Complaints
One of the customer complaints was that Behringer seem to have spent all the money on the quality of the workings, so the knobs and buttons are only “medium” quality.
Someone else said that it does take some time to get to know, because it has so many features available.
Some earlier users commented that the EQ’s have a bit of a “zero” spot in the middle, but later users say that this doesn’t seem to be that way any more, so maybe the product has been updated.
One customer said that some older units can have very bright LED’s.
The only general comment that several users said, was that before buying this DJ Mixer they were a bit scared by the Behringer name because many years ago they made some questionable products, but when they’d bought one they had nothing but praise for this model.
Looking at user comments on a range of current Behringer products, they have many products available, and users rate them all highly, many with 5 stars of user rating on Amazon.
Alternative DJ Mixers
Alternatives to the Behringer DDM4000 are many, and include the Pioneer DJM-400 Pro Dj Mixer which is a well-known model, but has only 2 channels and significantly more expensive than the Behringer, and gets slightly less great user reviews.
There is also the Numark DXM09 Digital Scratch DJ Mixer which has 3 channels, but gets great user reviews and is also cheaper than the Behringer DDM4000. So if you do a lot of scratching, that might be a better choice for your needs.
Additional alternatives include the Vestax Pmc-280 Pro 4 Channel 16 Effects Dj Mixer also got a good review from one user on Amazon, and is said by some to have a more “old skool” feel, which will appeal to some people.
The Behringer DX2000USB DJ Mixer is aimed at the DJ/producer, with 7 channels and audio/MIDI editing software. It’s cheaper than the DDM4000 but doesn’t have effects, so it’s suited to a different kind of DJ than the DDM4000.
In summary, the Behringer DDM4000 gets a full 5-star rating from users on Amazon, and more features and quality for the price than anything comparable. Users are very happy with this model, and there are no significant complaints at all.