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Pioneer DDJ-RR Review

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Overview

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.

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Review Video & Demo

Setup & First Impressions

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.

Check out our full review video above and the review summary below to get our thoughts on the new DDJ-RR Rekordbox DJ Controller.

Pros

  • Best Compact Controller for Rekordbox DJ
  • Excellent 16 RGB Backlit Pads for Performance Features
  • Powerful Sequencer for Sample Arrangements & Recording
  • Rekordbox DVS Enabled inputs for external deck software control

Cons

  • Small Tempo sliders
  • No Jog Wheel LED indicators

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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. Check out our quick unboxing video to get our first impressions on the new DDJ-RR.

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