Behringer ddm4000 Review

 

The Behringer deck can be quite intimidating with many knobs and controls. But, this controller is the ideal DJ mixer for those serious about their career. Since it is a digital mixer, you will realize that the Behringer is lightweight and lack many analog inputs. The mixer also doubles up as full MIDI controller.

Features

Connections: the Behringer comes with four input channels with each supporting two devices. You also have a full MIDI in and out and an RCA recording/tape output. The mixer allows you to sync your instrument and DJ software. You also get two XLR microphone inputs with one having three bands EQ and an RCA recording/tape output. Also, there is a separate subwoofer XLR output. This comes in handy when you have separate subwoofer but lack a crossover. The subwoofer will be driven by a special output that has low frequencies. This enables the amplifiers to work and operate efficiently thus giving you a cleaner and punchier bass.

Display: the Behringer can be intimidating when you first set your eyes on it. This is due to its many buttons and large display screen, but it is loaded with features. Everything has been laid out to make your work easier. You get a standard crossfader with an Infinium optical one. The Behringer has an output menu found on the main menu; you access it by long pressing the knob under the center of the display. You can also customize output B to either stereo or mono. The mono is pretty good for operating speakers in different locations.

Frequency: to maximize the range of your recording equipment’s you can adjust the gain tape and digital outputs from -6 dB to +18 dB. If you want to balance the subwoofer volume with main speakers then cut-off the frequency for the subwoofer from  20-200Hz and reduce the gain to -40dB. This relieves your main speakers from trying to reproduce sub-bass which gives you a more clearer sound.

Deck set up: The Behringer has headphones controls on the center-right, crossfader controls on the bottom right, effects section between EQ knobs and channel faders. The LCD screen can be used for menus, BPM counters and effects. The mic setup button lets you configure cutoff frequencies; EQ knobs gain, panning, low cut frequency, attenuation for master output B and effects. You have a toggle button that enables you to turn down the music when you start speaking. In the headphone section, you button to boost the bass and treble on the headphones in addition to split cue button the puts the headphone bus in your left ear while you can mix with the other.

Pros

  • Doubles up as MIDI controller
  • Allows you to sync your mixer with DJ software
  • Ultimate 5-channel digital DJ mixer
  • Ultra-fast and accurate BPM counters
  • Made from high-quality components

Cons

Can be a little complicated to operate

Final thoughts

The Behringer is a controller that is loaded with buttons. You will find everything that you need for mixing. The controller is made from high-quality materials that are long-lasting.

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