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Pioneer annouce DDJ-RZX controller

Pioneer's new DDJ-RZX controller Pioneer's new DDJ-RZX controller

Here's the new DDJ-RZX, a professional 4-channel controller for rekordbox dj & rekordbox video, becoming Pioneer's flagship controller for their recordbox DJ software. 

The unit comes complete with three seven-inch touchscreens, letting you close your laptop and work directly from the unit. Plus, the high-end unit takes many cues from the flagship CDJ players and DJM mixers with things such as full-size jog wheels, robust build, and studio-quality Sound Colour FX.

Here's the info from Pioneer in their own words...

Visualise your sets with the DDJ-RZX controller for rekordbox video. Designed for DJs on the road, it comes with three 7-inch touch screens that let you close your laptop and get intuitive control over audio and video features in rekordbox dj and rekordbox video directly from the hardware.

The DDJ-RZX inherits traits from the CDJ-2000NXS2 multiplayer and DJM mixer series including large jog wheels, multicoloured Performance Pads and high-quality sound. Plus an extensive FX unit lets you trigger Mic FX, Combo FX, Sampler Repeat and Release FX – as well as the studio-quality Sound Colour FX from the DJM-900NXS2.


Mix audio and videos instinctively with features inherited from the CDJ and DJM series including large jog wheels and multicoloured tactile Performance Pads. The 4-channel controller has an independent sampler section for intuitive control of Beat Sync, quantize and trim on the sampler. 

Hear the true quality of your tracks thanks to AC inlets for reduced cable contact resistance and a high-performance 96 KHz/32 bit D/A converter made by Asahi Kasai. Plus a low-jitter clock IC and the 96kHz/24 bit USB sound card ensure powerful, high-quality sound.

DDJ-RZX is stacked with pro-DJ FX DDJ-RZX is stacked with pro-DJ FX

Three 7-inch touch screens give you direct access to track info such as titles, BPM and key using deck display mode, and enlarged waveforms for each track, as well as loops and Hot Cues in mixer display mode. You can use the displays to preview/monitor video and image files, trigger Beat FX and Release FX, while Touch FX lets you add FX and adjust parameters by tracing on the x and y axes on the display. All without having to touch your laptop.

2 XLR combo input jacks give distortion-free Mic output even at loud volumes. The dedicated 3-band EQ and Mic FX – Echo, Reverb, Pitch or V-Tune – let you tune each voice to give your performance just that little extra.

Rear view of the DDJ-RZX Rear view of the DDJ-RZX

The DDJ-RZX is stacked with pro-DJ FX controls for rekordbox dj and external sound sources. You can apply Sound Colour FX and Beat FX simultaneously, and trigger Release FX to reset them instantly to create a break. Plus you can add sub parameters to the Sound Colour FX or use Sampler Repeat to change the length of a loop.

You get a free licence key for rekordbox video bundled with this controller. Use it to load videos and image files to the decks from a laptop or stream live footage from a USB camera, then add text overlays and FX in real-time. You have the option to prepare your video sets in rekordbox or mix your visuals on the fly.

The new rekordbox video software is an optional Plus Pack and is compatible with all the controllers in our DDJ series. You can use it to manage video and image files in rekordbox, then play and mix them live as if they were audio tracks. The software lets you add text to videos and create image slideshows on the fly, and you can use the Camera FX to show the live feed from a digital camera connected to your computer. Video and images are sent to a monitor or projector from your computer’s video output.
The DDJ-RZX is available from July at an SRP of €2,999 including VAT. The controller comes bundled with licence keys for rekordbox dj, rekordbox dvs and rekordbox video (worth a total of €409 including VAT)



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