The two-channel unit is available now, priced £249
Pioneer has expanded its range of digital DJ controllers with the launch of the entry-level DDJ-400, a two-channel unit built for use with the company's own reckordbox dj software.
For a controller that retails for less than £250, the DDJ-400 is surprisingly fully featured. Sure, I/O is kept to a minimum, with a single USB port and an RCA phono Master output plus mic and headphone sockets, and of course there are just the two channels. But you do get Sound Color and Beat FX, high- and low-pass filters, loop and hot cue controls and four 16-slot sample banks.
As befits the entry-level market it's aimed at, the DDJ-400 is compatible with the new Tutorial function within rekordbox dj itself, and because the layout is based upon that of Pioneer's flagship NXS2 controller, when you are ready to upgrade you shouldn't face too steep a learning curve, either.
The video below will give you more idea of the DDJ-400's capabilities. For full details, see Pioneer's own website.