Pioneer DJ brings forth two new bespoke rekordbox dj controllers

Pioneer DJ has announced two new rekordbox DJ controllers in the form of the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, as well as the rekordbox dj 4.1.1 update.

Both controllers have been added to Pioneer DJ's DDJ range, feature two-channels, and are the first controllers to utilise the new features in the rekordbox dj 4.1.1 update. These include the new PC Master Out function, with which the audio can be routed out through the host computer's speakers.

The new Sequence Call function appears on both units and enables you to create and save sample sequences, then play them back without touching your computer. The DDJ-RR takes this one step further with the addition of Sequence Load, which enables loading of your sample sequences to the deck so you can scratch them.

The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR will be available from late May at SRPs of €249 and €699 respectively, including VAT. Both controllers come bundled with the rekordbox dj Plus Pack (worth €139, including VAT). For more information, check out the Pioneer DJ website.

DDJ-RB key features

  • Controller layout mirrors rekordbox dj for native control
  • PC Master Out - use computer's speaker for master out and controller for headphones
  • Performance Pads with Sequence Call, Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump and Slicer
  • Built-in sound card for simple USB connectivity
  • Record to rekordbox dj via the same USB cable
  • USB powered
  • High quality Mic input
  • Easy grip handles and lightweight design for portability

DDJ-RR additional features

  • Layout looks and feels like a CDJ set-up
  • Large jog wheels with On-Jog Display
  • Customisable multi-coloured Performance Pads
  • Dual VU level meter
  • Needle search pad
  • Brushed aluminium face plate
  • Sequence Load
  • Slip Mode
  • Release FX
  • Multiple inputs and outputs
  • High quality audio
  • Two headphone outs
  • DVS ready - rekordbox dvs Plus Pack required (€109)

Added features of Rekordbox 4.1.1

  • Mic features on mixer panel - including 3-band EQ and Mic FX
  • For DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR only:
  • PC Master Out
  • Sequence Call
  • Sequence Load (DDJ-RR only)
  • Expanded settings
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