If you want to try DJing at home and see how far you can take it, Pioneer has created the perfect controller to learn on: the DDJ-400. Made for dedicated use with our professional performance application, rekordbox dj (free license key included), the 2-channel DDJ-400 is designed to help you get the most from rekordbox software.
Introduce yourself to the DDJ-400 from Pioneer:
The DDJ-400 is the ideal piece of kit for first-time DJs. Its controls enable you to easily learn the basics, plus it's packed with features that will help you develop your skills. The controller is compatible with the Tutorial feature in rekordbox dj, which explains basic equipment operation step by step. Even if you've never ventured behind the decks before, you can learn how to DJ.
Thanks to the lightweight and portable design, you can take the DDJ-400 to friends' houses to practice together or bring it to parties and small venues to perform. And if you want to take mixing to the next level, you'll feel at home in the club DJ booth because the DDJ-400 inherits design traits from our professional range controllers. The layout of dedicated play/pause and cue buttons, Beat FX, CDJ-style looping controls and more is inherited from our NXS2 set-up.
The buttons and knobs on the DDJ-400 are arranged in the same way as those on our club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 set-up.
- Player sections
Get familiar with jog wheels, play/pause and cue buttons, tempo sliders, a loop section and cue/loop call…
buttons just like the ones on the CDJ-2000NXS2.
- Mixer section
Use the trim and EQ knobs, and the headphone cue buttons, in exactly the same way as those on the DJM-900NXS2.
- Built-in sound card (audio interface) -- plug and play by simply connecting the controller to your PC/Mac using a single USB cable.
- Mic input circuit -- clear audio without distortion, even with high input level.
- USB bus powered -- no need to plug into the mains.
- Grab handles on both sides -- easy to carry.
- Class compliant -- no need to install a driver.
rekordbox v.5.3 Features:Tutorial feature - learn how to DJ:
Follow the instructions of the Tutorial on your PC/Mac's screen. Even if you're a complete beginner, you can learn how to DJ.
Track Suggestion -- displays tracks that match well with the one currently playing(*)
This feature ranks every track in your rekordbox library according to how well it matches with the one you're currently playing, helping you choose tracks that will fit well in your set. The track displayed at the top of the track list is the most relevant one to play next. Quickly scroll through your music, making maximum use of your collection.
There are three sorting modes:
- Era: tracks with a close year of release.
- Mood: tracks with a similar mood.
- Association: tracks sharing traits such as artist, label, etc.
* - To use this feature effectively, build up track information in your rekordbox library.
Easy sharing of mixes to social media with track titles and time stamps
Use rekordbox to record your sets and share them with the world via social media channels such as Mixcloud, YouTube and KUVO. When you upload your mix, all track titles and time stamps are automatically added by rekordbox, so listeners can check each track title while enjoying your set.