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If you're looking for a basic and affordable, 2-channel mixer, the DJM-250 is a great choice for someone just starting out. With this mixer you get the standard low/mid/high EQ knobs for each channel along with a dedicated hi/lo-pass filter. You also have access to a separate mic and auxiliary channels which are great for connecting to external audio sources. The design is clean and easy to navigate, everything feels like it's where it should be without any extras cluttering up the interface.