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New Rekordbox controllers from Pioneer

Introducing the DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB

2016 Apr 28     
2 Bit Thugs

New two-channel models make Rekordbox controllers more affordable

Pioneer has added to its range of dedicated Rekordbox controllers with two new two-channel models, the DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB.

The DDJ-RR is the more fully-specced of the two. Its large jogwheels feature an illuminated on-jog display that reveals the current status of the deck, and there's an onboard sequencer for stringing together different loops and samples, multi-coloured Performance Pads and a dual VU level level meter that shows active channel and master levels simultaneously.

The rest of the feature set is helpfully explained in this video:


Meanwhile, the DDJ-RB is the entry-level model in the range at just £249. Some of the more advanced features of the DDJ-RR are understandably absent, but you do get the new PC Master Out, which is common to both models and which lets you choose where sound output is routed to while using your headphones to cue independently of the master output. Again, Pioneer's own introductory video has more details:


Both models feature high- and low-pass filters, 24-bit/44.1kHz DSP and a frequency response of 20Hz-20kHz, and come bundled with a fully licensed copy of Rekordbox itself. They're expected to become available towards the end of May.

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Tags: Pioneer, DJ equipment, DJ controller, Rekordbox