DJ Control Air is an entry level controller with built in audio interface. A friend who bought it recently brought it to me to check it out. I wouldn't bother write about this but it has some cool features other controllers don't have.
It's a plastic lightweight controller with the very basic features like 2 channel mixer & a crossfader, 3 band eqs, pitch faders and push to scratch (Pioneer CDJ-350 style) jog wheels, which I am not really fancy. The buttons are plastic with a loose feeling and the knobs have a design that I don't like either. Another flaw is that the usb cable isn't detachable and the Hercules asio drivers that are a bit disturbing as I've mentioned before.
Now the good stuff!! As you can see the controler has 4 pads for each deck, which are not real performance pads, as it is not a Serato controler (it actually comes bundled with DJUCED), but they have a good feeling after all. They are used for loop,fx and sampler. I believe the best use for the pads which is the first thing I would map them for, is hot cues!!
Another cool feature, that only a few controllers have, is the Air Control wich allows you to control different parameters like fx (dry/wet) without touching the controller!! It reminds me a bit of Jean Michel Jarre's laser harp!! There are also a 3.5mm mini jack master audio output in the back and a 1/4" headphones jack output in the front with button volume and mix controls.
Last but not least it has a lovely blue backlight color which I do like a lot!!
It is a good controller for begginers and amateur users, mostly for bedroom use or as a backup unit.
The DJ Control Air and the DJ Control Air Street Edition (which is a Limited Edition of the Control Air with coloured caps) replaced with the DJ Control Air S which offers the same features but a different color design.
If you want more than the very basics there are other 'Control-Airs' available like the DJ Control Air+ and the DJ Control Air+ S with a few more features and the same good stuff we mentioned above.