Here's what Pioneer DJ tell us about their two exciting new rekordbox DJ controllers, the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR:
We’re expanding our range of rekordbox dj controllers with the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR. The two-channel controllers introduce buttons for new features in today’s rekordbox 4.1.1 software update including Sequence Call, which lets you create and save sample sequences, then play them back without touching your computer. The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are also the first controllers to support PC Master Out, for playing master output through your computer’s internal speakers or connected desktop speakers, while using the controller for your headphones at the same time. Both new controllers come bundled with rekordbox dj performance software worth €139.
The entry-level DDJ-RB is all you need to get started with rekordbox dj performance software, and features a layout that handles like a pro-DJ set-up. The DDJ-RR adds even more features, including the new Sequence Load button to load your sample sequences to the deck to scratch them.
The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are 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).
The DJC-B/WEGO3+BAG protective carry bag, designed for the DDJ-RB, DDJ-SB, DDJ-SB2 and DDJ-WeGO3, is available from late May at an SRP of €65 including VAT.
Also announced today: rekordbox 4.1.1 update
Our latest rekordbox update brings new features for rekordbox dj users. We’ve designed it to fully support the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, giving you access to dedicated settings tabs – plus PC Master Out, Sequence Load and Sequence Call. All rekordbox dj users can upgrade to enjoy new Mic features on the mixer panel including 3-band EQ and Mic FX.
The free rekordbox dj 4.1.1 update is available. Find out more about the rekordbox family.
KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-RB
- 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
ADDITIONAL FEATURES OF THE DDJ-RZ
- Layout looks and feels like a CDJ set-up
- Large jog wheels with On-Jog Display
- Customisable multicoloured 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