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Pioneer DDJ-RZ: Capture, control, create

Pioneer DDJ-RZ: Capture, control, create
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Pioneer released its new flagship controller, the DDJ-RZ, a four-channel professional controller for mobile DJs and anyone who wants to bring videos into their performances. Designed to make the most of the new rekordbox video Plus Pack for rekordbox dj, the DDJ-RZ builds on the brand’s heritage of making video DJ equipment like the DVJ-1000 and SVM-1000.

The DDJ-RZ features three touch screens for viewing track information and applied pad effects. Video previewing and monitoring is sharp on its seven-inch screens, which also give access to all the key features in both rekordbox dj and the new rekordbox video Plus Pack. You only need to use your laptop to browse your rekordbox library and select tracks.

rekordbox video is a Plus Pack for rekordbox dj that adds video performance features to our rekordbox dj performance software. Its key features include:

Native control of videos – scratch and add FX to videos as if they were audio tracks

Transition FX – use the crossfader to mix two video sources with a choice of 20 built-in FX. Add up to five effects to your favourites and recall them

Touch FX – trace on the display’s x and y axes to add FX and adjust parameters

Slideshow – create slideshows of still images in advance or on the fly

Camera FX – show the live feed from a digital camera connected to your computer

Two XLR combo input jacks give distortion-free Mic output and the three-band Mic EQ and Mic FX let you tune each voice. The extensive FX unit also includes Combo FX, Sampler Repeat, Release FX, as well as the studio-quality Sound Colour FX from the DJM-900NXS2 mixer. This professional controller inherits traits from the CDJ-2000NXS2 multiplayer and DJM mixer series including large jog wheels, multicoloured Performance Pads and high-quality sound.

Other features of the DDJ-RZ are:

Active Censor – intuitively control the new Active Censor feature in rekordbox dj. Set in and out points and apply Reverse Roll, Trans, Echo or Vinyl Brake FX to disguise explicit words in tracks. The FX will then be heard whenever the track is played from rekordbox dj

Three bundled license keys – comes with license keys for rekordbox dj, rekordbox dvs and rekordbox video

Newly developed crossfader – highly durable and capable of over 10 million movements

OSC sampler – four oscillator sounds

Dual USB port – for smooth transitions between DJs

Brushed aluminium faceplate – high quality and professional design

P-Lock fader cap – locks fader knobs to prevent dropping

Available from July 2016, the DDJ-RZ comes bundled with license keys for rekordbox dj, rekordbox dvs, and rekordbox video. Also available is a protective case for the DDJ-RZ that is made from lightweight and durable materials. It has a robust, black metal frame to keep the controller safe during transit, while the built-in carry handles and wheels makes transportation easy.

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