Things to consider when Buying Pioneer DDJ-R and Pioneer DDJ-S Controllers
It is evident that Pioneer DJ has produced a whole range of excellent controllers for both the beginner and pro Djs. Initially, these ranges come in majorly two varieties: the ‘R’ variety which largely compatible with the Rekordbox DJ such as DDJ-RB, DDJ-RR, DDJ-RX and DDJ-RZ. The ‘S’ variety is largely built to be used with Serato DJ such as DDJ-SB2, DDJ-SR, DDJ-SX2 and DDJ-SZ.
Pioneer produced the ‘S’ first before it went further to develop Rekordbox Dj for the ‘R’ flavor. Conversely, it is vital to understand that ‘S’ flavor usually works with Rekordbox DJ perfectly well. Additionally, it is important to note that the ‘R’ range is specifically designed to suit Rekordbox DJ, but can’t work with the Serato DJ. ‘R’ range, which is newer in the market possesses silkscreen, sequencer, cosmetic tweaks, and more buttons to enhance compatibility with the Rekordbox DJ.
NB: If you want to use Rekordbox DJ and Serato Dj, and you don’t mind about older model, then you can choose the ‘S’ variant. However, if you desire to use the Rekordbox DJ or something much new in the market, then you should probably go for the ‘R’ variant.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ2 VS Pioneer DDJ-RZ
Since DDJ RZ and DDJ SZ2 came into the market,majority of the DJs have rushed to acquire these beasts. These controllers have been in the market for more than two years now, thus couldn’t be obsoleted by the new models realesed into the market.
Like the DDJ-SZ which came before it, DDJ-SZ2 controller has a high capability of producing quality music. Additionally, some of its high end features are its; can plug the external sources with the two record decks included, working through the mixer of standalone and an onboard FX hardware; two sockets of the USB which can switch seamlessly from one laptop to the another. It has “A USB” and a “B USB” switches lit for every deck and helps you to choose the laptop you are going to assign.
Pioneer DDJ-SZ2 4-channel controller for Serato DJ
Pioneer DDJ-SZ2 is ranked among the top pioneer controllers as it largely exhibit the fresh generation Serato mastery. Initially, DDJ-SZ2 ranks top due to the foundation created by the predecessor DDJ-SZ controller. As such, the latest Serato DJ pro has been upgraded with new key features like key sync, key shift, Serato flip, and pitch play among other specifications. Moreover, the upgrade has seen an improved jog wheel latency, which makes the scratching even easier and responsive. The installed multi-colored pads give the DJ instantaneous feedback on both the pad modes and playing status.
- Dedicated key control
One can play with the keys and the pitch at the same time adjusting them while still mixing the 3 new Serato DJ Pro tasks that are embedded in the controller. The key shift, key sync as well as the pitch allow powerful performance.
- Professional Oscillator
It massive creates versatile sounds just by tuning the knob while playing your track, thus provide different noises, laser, siren or drop.
- It has lesser latency platters.
- Post-fader FX
- Upgraded beat FX
- Dual USB ports
- Clear, quality and powerful sound
- It has a slip mode and needle search
Pioneer DDJ-RZ Flagship 4-Channel Controller for Rekordbox DJ
The topnotch DDJ-RZ ranks as the first professional and flexible native controller built for Rekord DJ. It massively allows a person the flexibility to select and prepare different tracks in the Rekordbox, with key features enhancing the plug and play performance straight from ones laptop. Tagged the next generation controller, Pioneer DDJ-RZ Flagship 4-Channel Controller for Rekordbox DJ layout usually mirrors the DJ software’s GUI enabling intuitive performance features such as Hot Cues, Slicer, Sampler, Beat FX, Sound Color FX, Pad FX, and Beat Jump.
Furthermore, the controller is professionally fitted with an effective club-quality magnetic crossfader, Oscillator Sampler, and two perfect USB cards, which makes it a beast performer for all professional booths.
- Pioneer DDJ-RZ Flagship 4-Channel Controller for Rekordbox DJ enhances flexibility when preparing tracks in the Rekordbox, thus plugging and playing directly from the laptop.
- Fitted with a massive club quality magnetic Crossfader, Original Oscillator Sampler, and dual USB sound cards.
- Equipped with key performance features such as Hot Cues, Slicer, Sampler, Beat FX, Pad FX, Sound Color FX and Beat Jump.
- The controller’s bundled rekordbox licence key allows easier activation of one’s license key for the DJ software, thus he/she is able to connect this controller and immediately start DJing.
- The New Oscillator Sampler lets the DJ to easily overlay at four preset sounds such as Noise, Siren, Sine and Horn as he/she moderates the output with the dial. Additionally, the Oscillator sampler gives the DJ the freedom to trigger as well as manipulating his/her own samples, which are already loaded in Rekordbox DJ banks.
Protective Cases for both Pioneer DDJ-RZ and DDJ-SZ2
Odyssey FRPIDDJRZW Flight Case for Pioneer DDJ-RZ/SZ/SZ2
- It is fitted with a detachable V-cut front contact panel.
- Furthermore, it possesses a recessed handle as well as latches.
- Pioneer DDJ-SZ2 /DDJ-RZ flight case is installed with roller wheels that ensure portability.
- Pioneer DDJ-SZ2 /DDJ-RZ flight case has sufficient cable management both underneath and behind the controller.
Odyssey Cases FRGSPIDDJRZW | Glide Style DJ Controller Case for Pioneer DDJ-RZ SZ SZ2
- One of the key features possessed by Odyssey Cases FRGSPIDDJRZW is the fact that it has a patented top glide platform, which 2 cable port holes for easier connectivity.
- Furthermore, the case has a removable V-cut front access panels.
- The case is fitted with Heavy duty ball corners that make difficulty to break.
- In addition, the flight case has roller wheels, which allow a person transport the controller conveniently.
- If you have problem in managing cables, then worry no more because this flight case is fitted with numerous cables management both underneath and behind the said controller.
- On top of that, it has a recessed handle as well as the latches.