While most DJ effects today are handled by either DJ software or digital DJ mixers, there's still plenty of room for hardware DJ effects in many performance rigs. These standalone units are great additions any DJ setups than include send/return effects loops, and because they come with special hands-on controls such as touchpads and parameter-specific dials that let you quickly manipulate them on the fly. Hardware DJ effects are also essential for anyone who wants to perform with a simple/traditional DJ setup, since they introduce looping and time-based effects that can't otherwise achieve without software.
Pro tip: if you aren't seeing the effects you're looking for here, check out our collection of studio effects. Many DJs also incorporate guitar effects pedals into their rigs, which are fun and inexpensive ways to expand your setups. Finally, it's becoming increasingly common for live electronic musicians to build entire Eurorack systems dedicated to effects, which not only provide you with tons of hands-on controls but also let you completely define the kind of signal processing you add to your setup.
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