For the past couple years I was always told by my DJ pals to stay away from Behringer products. This time I have to say how wrong they are. As a novice I've had a chance to gig on some pretty good gear (DJM800, Ecler NUO5)but I've never owned my own gear and I didn't know how serious about DJing I would become so I wanted to be practical. After passing up the DDM4000 a couple of times I finally decided to give it a go so I purchased it 2 weeks ago for a gig I was doing solo. This thing is AMAZING!!! Awesome sound quality, the effects rival those of the many of the higher priced mixers....it has so much to offer for such an inexpensive price. Don't listen to the naysayers...Behringer has DEFINITELY redeemed themselves with the DDM4000. It's a definite buy!!!!