So here is the video I promised, taking a look at the DJ Tech DIF-1S Scratch DJ Mixer.
For those of you who are wondering what the DJ Tech DIF-1S is, it is a brand new, entry level scratch mixer, with a mini innofader inside. The reason it’s so interesting is that it costs just $199. Crazy!
There are already tons of videos on YouTube covering out of the box setup, features and reviews etc, but that’s not really what I do.
Instead, I thought I would cut right to the chase and put it through its paces and show you what matters most to us – scratching!
I set up the DJ Tech DIF-1S alongside my Rane TTM 57sl and performed various scratch patterns on both mixers, one after the other, in real time to give a side by side comparison. The mini innofader is great to use and if you close your eyes and listen, I think you will find it difficult to tell the difference. The Rane TTM 57sl has lots of advanced features that I really love, but for an entry level priced mixer, there is nothing else like the DJ Tech DIF-1S for value and quality. Previously, I always struggled to recommend an entry level scratch mixer, but now I can recommend this.
Anyway, let’s let the video do the talking and see it in action:
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Get Goin’ from Beats for Scratch Practice Vol. 3
The fader feels really very nice, maybe even smoother than the Rane. I can do all the scratches I normally do on the Rane and I don’t think that you can tell the difference. The cut in point of the fader is slightly longer on the DJ Tech DIF-1S, but nothing major.
People always ask me which scratch mixer to buy when they are on a budget and up till now the choices haven’t been vast. Now I can safely say that this is the way to go.
Please note that I do not do paid reviews, I bought this mixer with my own money and am giving you an honest insight.
You can get the DJ Tech DIF-1S here.
Some behind the scenes, ‘real honest’ facts:
- I really don’t like appearing on camera! I feel so nervous and shy! This is me being brave and vulnerable, and hopefully this will help me build more confidence to talk to you all on screen in the future. What did you think of it?
- As I hit record, I noticed that the battery light on my camera was flashing – *note to self* remember to charge your camera battery before recording! It’s the little things hey! It was a little distracting as I wasn’t sure when it was going to run out. Luckilly it didn’t and I got the footage. It ran out just as I finished!
- I forgot to start my turntables right at the beginning!
- You can see me looking in the flip out screen to see if I am in shot, it was quite a weird angle to look up overhead!
Until next time…
Happy Scratching! 😀