To kick off the new year, Pioneer DJ introduces two newly designed Serato controllers for battle-style DJs – the DDJ-REV-1 and the DDJ-REV-7. The DDJ-REV series is a fresh range of controllers with layouts that emulate a full DJM-S mixer + PLX turntable setup, including special features for open-format & scratch DJs.
For the first time ever on a Pioneer DJ controller, the tempo sliders have been moved to the top of the deck sections and turned horizontally to emulate PLX turntables arranged in a battle configuration. The Performance Pads have been placed in the mixer section along with Lever FX paddles, exactly where they’re found on DJM-S series mixers, enabling you to energetically change the sound during performances.
Meet the DDJ-REV1 controller for Serato DJ Lite
Today, Pioneer DJ announced the DDJ-REV1 priced at $359. This 2-channel unit matches perfectly with the free Serato DJ Lite software, boasting a brand-new battle-style layout that’s easy to use and perfect for playing like a pro DJ.
You’ll find plenty of room to try out mixing techniques on this spacious layout too, and scratching feels great on the jog wheels, which are noticeably bigger than the jogs on previous controllers at this level. If you’re thinking about getting into battle mixing and scratching – and streaming your sets too – the DDJ-REV1 is the perfect piece of kit to start your journey with.
Right away, you can have fun and easily scratch your music with the help of Tracking Scratch. This handy feature returns the track to the cue point automatically when you move the jog wheel from backward to forward or take your hand away, so you don’t need to use the crossfader or worry about winding the jog back to the start point of your scratch. Simply choose the Scratch Crossfader Cuts pattern you want to use by pressing the relevant Performance Pad and push the jog forward to scratch. You can also use the Performance Pads on the controller to instantly trigger your favorite samples or tracks that you’ve loaded to the Scratch Bank in Serato DJ Lite – previously only available in Serato DJ Pro – and with Deck 3/4 Control, you can play sounds from all 4 decks in the software.
When you feel ready to stream your sets to friends and social media followers, you can easily incorporate speech and vocals if you plug a microphone into the controller. There’s no need for an external soundcard or mixer – the audio goes straight to your laptop and into the stream.
Exclusive launch offer: Enjoy 3 months of TIDAL HiFi for free Streaming with TIDAL in Serato DJ Lite gives you access to an endless music library at the highest level of audio quality available. With this limited-time launch offer, DJs will receive a unique code valid for 3 free months of TIDAL HiFi when connecting their DDJ-REV1 to Serato DJ Lite for the first time.
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Introducing the DDJ-REV7 controller for Serato DJ Pro
Pioneer DJ has also announced the release of the DDJ-REV7 priced at $2,599. This 2-channel unit is built to help you get the most from the Serato DJ Pro performance software and boasts a brand-new design that includes large, motorized jog wheels with On Jog Display to create a tactile connection between you and your music.
If you’re looking for a portable setup that faithfully emulates analog turntables and a mixer, the DDJ-REV7 is perfect for performing at parties and venues. Its 7-inch VINYLIZED JOG wheels are motorized and feel great when you’re scratching, and you can experiment to find your perfect level of torque and friction with customizable settings and two slip sheets included inside each deck that fit inside. The acrylic top plate is specially finished to feel just like a real analog record, with a spin treatment that easily catches on your fingertips when you touch it. What’s more, you can keep an eye on essential information such as waveforms, Hot Cues, and playback positions thanks to the 3.5-inch On Jog Displays. You can easily switch modes to customize what they show and, because the displays have omnidirectional viewing angles, you’ll see everything clearly – whatever the angle of your gaze. Plus, with the robust MAGVEL FADER PRO, you can enjoy a slick, accurate response while scratching.
When you’re in the middle of a complicated scratch routine and you want to fire off a sample, you can easily hit one of the Instant Scratch buttons on the DDJ-REV7 to trigger your choice of 4 original sounds. They’re all built into the controller, which means they’re always available at the touch of a button and you don’t even need to connect your laptop to use them. If you’re keen to drop your own samples in your sets, load them into Scratch Bank in Serato DJ Pro and you can play them whenever you want – even if they’re full tracks – by tapping the Performance Pads. Want to spice up your tracks with effects? The DDJ-REV7 includes 22 Beat FX including 3 brand-new ones so you can get creative, build the drama, and add texture to your performances. There are 5 popular Sound Color FX to play with too. And, with advanced audio components, the unit produces the highest level of sound quality in the entire Pioneer DJ controller range.
Exclusive launch offer: Enjoy 3 months of TIDAL HiFi for free Streaming with TIDAL in Serato DJ Pro gives you access to an endless music library at the highest level of audio quality available. With this limited-time launch offer, DJs will receive a unique code valid for 3 free months of TIDAL HiFi when connecting their DDJ-REV7 to Serato DJ Pro for the first time.
Visit our website for all the product specifications.
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