- EZ Pro DJ Mixer from Jakks Pacific
- We recommend this product for ages 8 and up
- 3 AA batteries required TTPM trusts
What It Is
Kids can loop, mix, and sample songs just like a real DJ with the EZ Pro DJ. The EZ Pro DJ deck comes with two turntables and simple-to-use buttons to sample, loop, crossfade, and scratch multiple tunes. The toy works with the free EZ Pro DJ app that can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Connect the EZ Pro DJ deck to your smart device via the included cable and open the app to get started. Hit the Music button on your smart device to choose from eight pre-loaded songs. The app also connects your music collection so you can remix your favorite songs. And you can record and save your mixes in the app. Once you've picked the two songs you want to mix, spin the turntables, add sound effects, change the music's speed, and much more using the controls on the EZ Pro DJ deck. The deck also has an input for headphones, allowing you to cue up one song while another plays. And you can also connect external speakers, sold separately, which you might want to do for better sound quality.
Is It Fun?
The EZ Pro DJ is great for a party with friends or to engage in some fun and creative music play on your own. The controls are realistic, allowing kids to feel like a real DJ. The instructions are a little sparse. They help you get set up and show you how to choose songs to mix, but after that, you're on your own. Luckily, the interface is very intuitive, and this is really all about experimentation anyway as kids press different buttons to see what they like best and create unique music mash-ups.
Who It’s For
The EZ Pro DJ is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
Three AA batteries are required but not included.
The EZ Pro DJ also comes with a stand to prop up your smart device, but the stand didn't work so well. At first, it didn't hold our iPad at all. After taking the stand apart and reinserting the pieces, we did get it working, but you might prefer a stand that angles your device a little more so you can see it better from both a standing and sitting position.
If you have a lot of music on your smart device, it will take some time for the app to process all of your songs before you can use them.
You can also add the EZ Pro DJ Mic to remix your voice. The microphone is sold separately.