8. Best for the old-school DJ: Alien and Heath Xone:42

The Xone series can be seen beneath the hands of the world’s top party-starters. The 42 is great value and enables you to mash up vinyl, CD and MP3 with ease, while a USB socket means you can playback from a laptop, record your mixes and interface with music software. The four-channel device is built to pro standards and will endure from the bedroom to the stage.

As used by: Andy C | Price: £700 | Allen-heath.com