Is there no stopping the Pioneer DJ steam train as another new product is announced. The DDJ-RZX is Pioneer DJ’s newest flagship controller for rekordbox DJ and with it comes a new software add on in the shape of rekordbox video Plus Pack.
This new supersized controller comes with three 7-inch touch screens that lets DJs close their laptops and get full intuitive control over audio and video features in rekordbox dj and rekordbox video directly from the hardware. Whilst all your DJ/VJing functions can be done on the controller, it is not a complete standalone piece of kit such as Denon’s new MCX8000 a laptop running the software is still needed but who knows what the future will bring…
The DDJ-RZX is a four channel controller that inherits traits from the CDJ–2000NXS2 multiplayer and DJM mixer series including large jog wheels, multicoloured Performance Pads and high-quality sound. Plus an extensive FX unit lets you trigger Mic FX, Combo FX, Sampler Repeat and Release FX – as well as the studio-quality Sound Colour FX from the DJM–900NXS2.
Three 7-inch touch screens give DJs direct access to track info such as titles, BPM and key using deck display mode, and enlarged waveforms for each track, as well as loops and Hot Cues in mixer display mode. DJs can use the displays to preview/monitor video and image files, trigger Beat FX and Release FX, while Touch FX lets you add FX and adjust parameters by tracing on the x and y axes on the display. All without having to touch your laptop.
There is also a whole host of goodies packed into the DDJ-RZX, to find out more take a peak at the video below: