For a tactile “hands‐on” feel, MegaSeg works with various MIDI controllers, wireless remotes, and input devices. Virtually any MIDI device is supported via built-in presets and the “MIDI Learn” feature.
American Audio’s VMS5 is one of the most comprehensive DJ Controller ever designed for performance minded DJs looking for a solid, all-in-one Midi Controller to control MegaSeg and music from their Mac, plus have option to use the stand alone mixer as a tradition analog mixer with 4 line inputs, 2 Phono inputs and 2 Microphone inputs. In addition, some general features include 4 USB / Analog selectable Midilog (Midi & Analog) channels, gain/treble/mid/bass EQ on all MIDILOG channels.
Pioneer’s DDJ-SB2 DDJ-SB2 boasts all popular features from DDJ-SB, and adds some amazing new functions. This controller gives you tactile performance pads and large jog wheels for authentic and dynamic DJ play; Manual filters and dedicated buttons to switch between channels effortlessly, plus a trim knob and level meters to master the input volume, and Pad Trans beat effects will uplift your DJ skills.
Mixtrack Edge from Numark is an ultra-thin controller (just 14mm) with integrated digital audio. Includes metal platters for pitch bend, pitch fade, scratch, search, song select, and cue mix. Slick brushed aluminum control surface, and bright backlit buttons. The latest MegaSeg features a custom preset.
Denon’s MC6000, MC3000, and MC2000 are hybrid 4 and 2-channel mixers and MIDI Controllers with digital audio in a slim tabletop design (rack-mount kit included). Built with a state-of-the-art solid steel chassis and premiere sound quality. The mixer options allows for analog or direct MegaSeg digital audio via USB. High resolution 105mm touch-sensitive jog wheels, smooth high resolution sliders, loop in/out, and large cue & play buttons.
Pioneer’s DDJ-WeGO Compact DJ Controller includes built-in audio, very nice build quality, and beautiful multi-colored jog wheel lighting all in one affordable package. It’s also comes in many accent colors, and works great with MegaSeg.
Numark’s MixTrack Pro II are a controllers in a compact chassis with a familiar layout that works with MegaSeg’s decks and a mixer controls for a easy hands on feel. The center surface includes a mixer section with crossfader, line faders, deck EQs, and more advanced controls for looping and effects. MixTrack connects to your Mac as a class-compliant USB device so it requires no software drivers to work, and USB powers it so you won’t need an external supply. The Pro edition also includes audio outputs.
Pioneer’s DDJ-S1 and DDJ-SX are big brothers of the WeGO, featuring solid construction, rack mountable, and even includes a dock that allows your MacBook keyboard to slip directly under the controller. Pioneer’s “P-LOCK Fader Caps” prevents caps from slipping. These MIDI controllers are also hybrid mixers with built-in digital audio via USB, and analog inputs for your mics and alternative sources. Just plug-n-play with the latest MegaSeg MIDI preset.
Numark’s NS6 is a hybrid 4-Channel DJ Controller and Mixer with effects, allowing you to mix external sources with tracks on your Mac. The NS6 platters are responsive, high-resolution, and ultra sensitive touch-activated. MegaSeg’s support for high-resolution 14-bit MIDI communication to the NS6 keeps your mix super tight.
With Numark’s DJ2GO you can throw your entire rig into a backpack and have room to spare. DJ2GO is a portable controller that weighs just 13 oz., and provides a familiar layout that includes two platters, a crossfader, pitch and level controls as well as Deck A, Deck B, Master and Headphone gain controls.
The Behringer BCD3000 B‐Control is similar in function to the controllers above, with a more recording/mixing board (desk) style. It includes a USB connection for digital audio, as well as RCA connectors for analog audio.
The Contour Design ShuttlePRO V.2 is a controller with assignable buttons and a pro jog and shuttle wheel. It’s perfect for controlling MegaSeg’s cue and full mixer functionality. Download a preset file here.
The Apple Remote is a wireless IR‐based remote control that works seamlessly with MegaSeg. (Other “Apple Remote compatible” remotes work just as well). Note Infrared-based remotes only work when pointed toward your Mac or a third-party USB receiver. In contrast, the RF-based remotes listed below use Bluetooth or special long-distance radio receivers, so no aiming and works through walls. Most newer Macs don't include built-in IR sensors and requires a USB IR adaptor. Check your Mac's compatibility and more info on adaptors via this Wikipedia article. In general we recommend you explore RF-based remote options below.
The Keyspan PR-PRO3 remote features a 100+ foot RF range, 2.4 GHz dedicated USB receiver, and sends standard Keynote & PowerPoint shortcuts which trigger an instant MegaSeg response. (Enable the remote by selecting the “Use Keynote Shortcuts” command in MegaSeg’s Playback menu.) It also features full mouse movement, volume control, and a geeky laser pointer to boot.
The Satechi Bluetooth Multimedia Remote is an RF-based remote that uses the Bluetooth 3.0 standard and works by sending Mac multimedia keys which are compatible with the latest versions of MegaSeg. It’s compact, lightweight, and has a range of about 30 feet.
The Satechi SP600 Smart Pointer is an RF‐based (2.4Ghz) wireless remote that comes with a Smart KeyMap software utility allowing ultimate flexibility in custom button mapping to various MegaSeg functionality. It has a 100 foot range (no need to aim), and also sports a built-in laser pointer to entertain your pets.
The USB Trigger from Sensorium Embedded is a digital input device that can emulate keystrokes from external relays and buttons. If you’d like to control MegaSeg with your own custom buttons or a broadcast control board, the USB Trigger was designed specifically to trigger MegaSeg’s keyboard shortcuts. It features 24 input capability, all via a single USB connection to your Mac. (Use with USB Overdrive to convert signals to keyboard shortcuts.)
The SRC-4 from Broadcast Tools interfaces four optically isolated inputs and four SPST relays to a RS-232 port (connected to the Mac via a USB-to-RS232 cable). MegaSeg’s Events feature includes a special “Insert Break (Serial Trigger)” function that is pre-configured to communicate with the SRC-4, trigger a relay, and wait until it receives a contact closure to continue. You can adjust the Event settings in various ways to interface with a satellite receiver, or use it to trigger any 3rd playback device. We have an FAQ item that discusses this further.
The MIDI Solutions Footswitch Controller allows you to connect any external relay to control MegaSeg, such as triggering a segue to the next song in the playlist. This box uses a traditional MIDI port, so you will need a MIDI-to-USB converter such as the EMU Xmidi 1x1 USB MIDI Interface.
MegaSeg supports Apple’s Magic Trackpad for multi-touch visual beat mixing via our Wave Viewer. This trackpad supports scrolling inertia for realistic momentum. If your current trackpad feels a bit cramped, or your ready to move up from a typical desktop mouse, this is a must have.
Kensington’s Expert Mouse is a trackball that makes it much easier to access all of MegaSeg’s abilities without scooting around a typical mouse. This nicely weighted pool‐sized trackball makes it easy to control your cursor, and you’ll love the weight and feel. The four buttons can be assigned as shortcuts to any keystroke or function.