Pioneer’s DDJ-RZ is without doubt a professional dj controller of the highest calibre, offering high quality components housed in a road ready chassis designed to deliver reliability in addition to the intuitive control demanded by the current generation of software DJs.
You’d be forgiven for initially confusing the RZ with Pioneer’s flagship SZ controller, after all it shares the same footprint and a familiar layout. However closer inspection reveals a Rekordbox DJ tailored experience with a number of controls re-purposed to offer a seamless integration with the latest performance software from the DJ product innovator.
The combination of Rekordbox DJ and a DDJ-RZ highlights the true advantage gained by in-house software and hardware development. There is an unrivalled level of synergy apparent from the first time you connect the controller to the software. Colour coded on screen functions translate to the controller with 16 velocity sensitive colour coded pads placing effect control and sample playback at your fingertips – your mac or pc is essentially now a brain and crate supporting your performance while the RZ provides the interaction required to take your performance to the next level.
It’s clear that the Pioneer DDJ-RZ offers something very special that simply can’t be replicated elsewhere. The familiarity of industry standard CDJ/DJM operability and Rekordbox database management is truly a force to be reckoned with and the new Rekordbox DJ software bridges the gap between database management and performance control perfectly…
- Intuitive Control – Layout Mirrors Rekordbox DJ
Thanks to in-house software and hardware development the DDJ-RZ offers tight integration with low latency possible with modest system requirements enable the RZ to deliver a super responsive experience.
- Access to Pioneer’s legendary FX palette and more
In addition to algorithms lifted from Pioneer’s legendary DJM mixer range the DDJ-RZ boasts Pad FX (enabling users to chain FX using all 16 velocity sensitive pads), sound colour FX and the all-new sequencer. The RZ boasts an additional OSC sampler function, which generates tones including Sine, Noise, Horn and Siren.
- Professional build quality
The Pioneer DDJ-RZ is built for the road with a rugged metal chassis, in addition to this the unit offers high quality audio circuitry and offers standalone mixer functionality. The DDJ-RZ also features two built in audio interfaces to facilitate smooth DJ switchovers, and a durable magnetic crossfader.
- Includes Pioneer Rekordbox DJ license (worth £109)
The DDJ-RZ ships with Rekordbox DJ, offering DJs industry standard database management that is compatible with the CDJ/XDJ players and a powerful performance platform benefitting from Pioneer’s familiar operability.