Pioneer DJ Launches DDJ-400 Controller For Beginners

Joey Santos | Read time: < 1 min
beginner Club/Festival DJing
Last updated 26 June, 2018


Pioneer DJ has just announced the DDJ-400, a portable two-channel Rekordbox DJ controller aimed at new DJs. It’s got two small jogwheels, looping controls like those found on a CDJ-2000NXS2 media player, three-band EQs per channel, eight performance pads per deck, and filters plus a DJM-900NXS-style Beat FX section. It also comes with a licence for Rekordbox DJ as well as access to a series of beginner DJ tutorials built within the app.

The DDJ-400 looks similar to Pioneer DJ’s own DDJ-RB controller with the added CDJ-style loop controls and Beat FX. It looks to be a great way to get started spinning with especially if you have club or festival DJing aspirations later on – the layout mirrors what you’d find on a CDJ/DJM set-up found in DJ booths around the world.

It also has easy “next track”, a built-in tutorial system and really simple sharing to Mixcloud, Kuvo and YouTube. Watch out for our review of it soon.

Check out the promo video and photo gallery below.

Promo Video

Photo Gallery

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• The Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 will be available from late June for US$259. Check the Pioneer DJ site for more details.

What are your thoughts on this controller for new DJs? Think it’s a great intro to digital DJing? Let us know in the comments.

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