DJ Controllers Reviews
The New Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR is very similar to the DDJ-SR for Serato, but this one is built specifically for Rekordbox DJ software and it includes RGB backlit pads that the original did not. 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. The DDJ-RR also has a new Sequence feature that allows DJ’s to perform in new ways.
Numark released a brand new triple-screen device called the Dashboard which will allow users to connect it to any Serato DJ setup in order to view most of the valuable information DJ’s need such as waveforms, track information, effects, and more. The Dashboard has three screens that are attached to an adjustable stand and can connect to any Serato DJ controller or DVS setup that is out there. Watch our full video review after the jump.
The Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 is the latest and greatest Pioneer media player which has a new 7-inch touchscreen, higher audio resolution, 8 accessible RGB hotcues, colored waveforms, and all the other goodies that came from the original model. They can also be paired with the DDJ-SP1 to access all 8 hotcues and better drumming on the pads. Check out our full in-depth video review inside.
Pioneer has released a brand new affordable and compact media player and controller called the XDJ-700. The new Pioneer XDJ-700 replaces the original CDJ-350 as the smaller and lower-priced deck option for DJ’s who want club-like performance in their own personal setup without breaking the bank. The XDJ-700 is fully compatible with Rekordbox, has a USB slot for drives, and can also be linked to other players and mixers with the Link cable for deck sharing, BPM sync, and much more. Check out our full in-depth video review after the jump.
The new Denon DJ MC4000 controller comes bundled with Serato DJ, has a great metal chassis, two microphone inputs for Mobile DJ’s, and a compact footprint to easily transport and store when taking it on the go. The MC4000 is great for Mobile DJ’s as its compatible with Serato DJ, VirtualDJ 8, Algoriddim, and Traktor 2.9! Check out our full Video review after the jump.
The Pioneer XDJ-1000 multimedia player is the first “CD-less” player by Pioneer DJ that boasts a full seven-inch hi-res color touchscreen that has lots of information on-board, along with a performance mode which allows users to use the screen for hot-cues, beat jump, loops, track searching, and more. Check out our full video review to see all of the features and get our thoughts on the Pioneer XDJ-1000.
Numark has recently released its newest flagship controller the NS7III. In this newest version, the Numark NS7III has all the same features and layout of the NS7II controller we reviewed last year, but it also adds three new 4.3-inch full-color screens for full track and navigation information without the need to look at the laptop screen. Check out our full video review where we put these claims to the test and see if the new NS7III is a real improvement.
NI has sent us two of their newest compact DJ controllers for Traktor called the Traktor Kontrol D2 for the full review treatment. The Traktor Kontrol D2 is essentially the “deck” section of the recently reviewed Traktor Kontrol S8 DJ controller and it sports the same hi-res screen and heavy remix/stem deck control with multicolored backlit pads and volume controls. The D2 and the S8 uses the remix deck controls and screens to manipulate the new Stems file format.