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Pioneer DJ Announces the New DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR Controllers

Meet the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR 

rekordbox dj controllers with new

Sequence Call and PC Master Out

 

Torrance, CA (April 26, 2016): Pioneer DJ is expanding its range of rekordbox dj controllers with the new DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR. Both controllers feature two channels while the DDJ-RR also includes Deck Select so you can switch between all four rekordbox dj decks at the touch of a button.

The controllers introduce buttons for new features in today’s rekordbox 4.1.1 software update, including Sequence Call, which allows users to create and save sample sequences, then play them back without touching the computer. The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are also the first controllers to support PC Master Out, which allows users to play master output through a computer’s internal speakers or a connected desktop speaker while using the controller for headphones at the same time. Both new controllers come bundled with rekordbox dj performance software (a $129 value).

The entry-level USB-powered DDJ-RB is all you need to get started with rekordbox dj performance software. The layout handles like a pro-DJ set-up with play/cue buttons, jog wheels and a VU level meter. You can use the Performance Pads to trigger Hot Cues, Beat Jump, Pad FX and Slicer – plus there’s a button for the new Sequence Call feature. The lightweight, flexible controller supports PC Master Out and is perfect for use on the move.

The DDJ-RR adds to these features, packing in all the traits of a pro-DJ set-up. Stay in control with large jog wheels, illuminating on-jog indicators and customizable multi-colored Performance Pads. Get creative with Slip Mode and Release FX, and hit the new Sequence Load button to load your sample sequences to the deck to scratch them. Multiple inputs and outputs give users flexible connectivity and the option to use the DDJ­-RR with rekordbox dj software or as a stand-alone 2-channel mixer using multiplayers or turntables.

The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR rekordbox dj controllers are available in the U.S. from June 2016, with retail prices of $249.00 and $699.00 respectively. Both controllers come bundled with the rekordbox dj Plus Pack (a $129.00 value).

 

Also Announcing: rekordbox 4.1.1 Update 

The rekordbox 4.1.1 update brings new features for rekordbox dj users. Designed to fully support the DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, it gives users 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 here. Find out more about the rekordbox family.

KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-RB

  1. Controller layout mirrors rekordbox dj for native control

Mix instinctively with the jog wheels, play/cue buttons, mixer knobs and faders, gain pots, VU meter and dedicated loop buttons built to mirror the rekordbox dj layout.

  1. PC Master Out – use a computer’s speaker for master out and the controller for headphones

For flexibility you can choose to hear your mix through your computer’s internal speaker/connected desktop speaker or play through a wireless speaker, while using your headphones to cue independently of the master out at the same time. 

  1. Performance Pads with Sequence Call for creative freedom

Create sample sequences then call them up without touching your computer thanks to the new Sequence Call button. Plus, trigger Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump and Slicer with eight Performance Pads per deck.

  1. Other features
  • Built-in sound card – simply connect the DDJ-RB to your computer with a USB cable
  • Record to rekordbox dj via the same USB cable
  • USB powered – no AC power needed
  • High quality Mic input – distortion-free even at loud volumes
  • Portable – easy grip handles and lightweight design

  

Learn more about the DDJ-RB rekordbox dj controller.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES OF THE DDJ-RR

  1. Layout looks and feels like a CDJ set-up

Adding to the controls of the DDJ-RB, the DDJ-RR features the following:

  • Large jog wheels with On-Jog Display – responsive feel for scratching, and customizable illuminating on-jog indicators to tell you the status of each deck (e.g. ‘on air’)
  • Customizable multicolored Performance Pads – set colors for your Hot Cues in rekordbox then trigger with high quality rubber pads
  • Dual VU level meter – see the master out and channel levels at all times
  • Needle search pad – jump to any part of a track with one touch
  • Brushed aluminum face plate
  1. Dedicated controls for rekordbox dj features 
  • Sequence Load – load a sample sequence onto a deck to scratch it and manipulate the sound as if it were a track
  • Slip Mode – Slip Mode silently continues playback during a loop, reverse or scratch, then brings the music back at the right point afterwards
  • Release FX – exit complex FX patterns by selecting vinyl brake, echo or back spin and twisting the dial
  1. Multiple inputs and outputs for flexible connectivity

Connect to professional PA system using the balanced XLR outputs, and monitor your mix through the booth output. Use the DDJ-RR as a standalone 2-channel mixer with multiplayers or turntables, thanks to line and phono inputs.

  1. High quality audio

The DDJ-RR features the same circuit for master and booth outputs as the professional DDJ-RZ controller.

  1. Portable design

Take the DDJ-RR to your gigs thanks to easy grab handles and a lightweight design. 

  1. Other features
  • Choose between USB or AC power
  • Two headphone outs – 3.5-mm and ¼-inch jack headphone outs
  • DVS ready – rekordbox dvs Plus Pack required (sold separately for $99.00)

   

Learn more about the DDJ-RR rekordbox dj controller.

ADDED FEATURES OF REKORDBOX 4.1.1

  • Mic features on mixer panel: 3-band EQ, Mic FX, talk over and Mic on/off button.
  • For DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR only:
    • PC Master Out: play music through your computer’s internal speakers or connected desktop speakers while still using the controller’s headphones out (line/phono inputs and booth out on the DDJ-RR can’t be used at the same time as PC Master Out. This functionality will be available after a software update in June 2016)
    • Sequence Call: hardware button to select and play your stored sample sequences
    • Sequence Load: load your stored sample sequences to the deck and scratch (DDJ-RR only)
    • Expanded settings: dedicated tabs in the settings panel

DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR SPECIFICATIONS 

Model number

DDJ-RR

DDJ-RB

Software

rekordbox dj

DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB users need to activate bundled rekordbox dj software using the included license key

Input ports

LINE/PHONO×2 (RCAx2),

MIC×1(¼-inch TS jack)

MIC×1(¼-inch TS jack)

Output ports

MASTER×2(XLR×1, RCA pin jack x1), BOOTH OUT×1(¼-inch TRS jack),

PHONES ×2 Front ¼-inch TRS jack×1, 3.5-mm stereo mini jack×1)

 

MASTER×1 (RCA pin jack), PHONES×1(Front 3.5-mm stereo mini jack)

Other ports

USB (B type) ×1

USB (B type) ×1

Frequency response

20 Hz~20 kHz

20 Hz~20 kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion ratio

0.003% or less (USB)

0.005% or less (USB)

S/N ratio

105 dB(USB)

103 dB(USB)

Power supply

AC adapter

AC 100 V(50 Hz/60 Hz)

USB bus power

Power consumption

DC 12 V, 700 mA

DC 5 V, 500 mA

Maximum dimensions

(W×H×D)

 

553.0 × 65.1 × 334.5 mm

(21.8 x 2.6 x 13.2 inches)

482.6 × 58.5 ×272.4 mm

(19.0 x 2.3 x 10.7 inches)

Unit weight

3.7 kg (8.2 lbs)

2.1 kg (4.6 lbs)

 

REKORDBOX DJ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Compatible OS

(Windows)

Windows® 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 7(The latest service pack)

Compatible OS

(Mac)

Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 (Updated to the latest version)

CPU

Intel® Processor Core i7, i5, i3

Intel Processor CoreTM 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher

Memory

4 GB or more of RAM

Hard Drive

250MB or more of free space (not including space for storing music files, etc.)

Display resolution

1280 × 768 or greater

About Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community. Its portfolio includes brands such as Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, rekordbox DJ software, as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. For more information, visit www.pioneerdj.com.

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