Artists and DJs looking for a great entry-level Serato DJ controller will be impressed with the Pioneer DDJ-REV1, a 2-channel performance controller that includes a free copy of Serato DJ Lite to get you up and running out of the box. The battle-style controller allows artists of any experience to intuitively mix tracks, combine effects, trigger samples, and scratch tracks.
The 16 performance pads (8 per deck) provide Hot Cue, Auto Loop, Tracking, and Sampler functions, as well as Beat Jump, Roll, Trans, and Scratch Bank modes. The center panel of the DDJ-REV1 is a 2-channel mixer with a built-in soundcard. Each channel features a trim, a 3-band EQ, a two-way Sound Color filter (HP/LP), and a level fader. Beat FX can be triggered by the effects levers, which allow for momentary and locked effect positions. The controller can also control decks 3 and 4 with Serato DJ. The Pioneer DDJ-REV1 is bus powered and ships with a USB cable.
The DDJ-REV1 provides you with space to perform mixing and scratching techniques with a new control arrangement. Tempo sliders are longer than sliders on the DDJ-SB3-measuring at 60mm, giving you finer control. Sliders run horizontally above the decks while the Performance Pads are in the mixer section, allowing you to intuitively combine effects, trigger samples, and scratch tracks.
Bigger Jog Wheels
Jog wheels on the DDJ-REV1 are the same size as jog wheels on the DDJ-SR2, a popular Pioneer DJ controller.
You can dynamically add texture to their music with Lever FX in the mixer section—pull down the levers and hold them to apply effects from Serato DJ Lite in short bursts. Alternatively, you can also push the levers up to lock on effects and free your hands for scratching or track browsing.
Tracking Scratch: Get a Helping Hand with Scratching
The DDJ-REV1 helps you have fun scratching but still gives the you control. You will still need to know the basics of scratching, but the Tracking Scratch feature will silently take the music back to the cue point the moment you move the jog wheel backward or lift their hand away, saving them from needing to close the fader and find the right track place to start the scratch again. All you need to do is to select the Tracking Scratch Pad mode, press a Performance Pad to choose your desired Scratch Crossfader Cuts pattern, and move the jog wheel.
Mixed Microphone Audio: Easily Add Voice While Streaming
For the first time in a Pioneer DJ controller at this level, the output of the master audio integrates with the microphone sound, removing the need for external equipment such as a soundcard or separate mixer. All sounds are sent to Serato DJ Lite, so you can stream from there.
Serato DJ Lite Integration: Enjoy Full Use of the Free Software
After downloading Serato DJ Lite to your PC/Mac for free, you can connect the DDJ-REV1 via the supplied USB cable and begin DJing. Enjoy tactile control of various features and effects in the software by manipulating the controller’s buttons, knobs, faders, and jog wheels.
With Scratch Bank pad mode, youj can instantly load scratch samples from four banks that you’ve assigned in Serato DJ Lite or Pro by simply tapping the dedicated Scratch Bank button. You can load from a specific start point too, which is handy if you want to use this feature to drop in full tracks during a routine.
- Deck 3/4 Control: Play tracks and sounds loaded on any of the four Serato DJ Lite decks.
- Serato DJ Pro Support: Elevate performances with a 14-day free trial of Serato DJ Pro. (Paid permanent upgrade available separately)
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