23 June, 2016
Multi-sensory: Meet the DDJ-RZX audio/video performance controller – Native control over the new rekordbox video Plus Pack
We’re releasing our new flagship controller, the DDJ-RZX. Designed to make the most of the new rekordbox video Plus Pack, it builds on our heritage of making video DJ equipment like the DVJ-1000 and SVM-1000. The DDJ-RZX is a 4-channel professional controller for mobile DJs and anyone who wants to bring videos into their performances. It inherits traits from the CDJ-2000NXS2 multiplayer and DJM mixer series including large jog wheels, multi-coloured Performance Pads and high quality sound.
The DDJ-RZX features three 7-inch touch screens that let you close your laptop and control everything from the hardware. You can use them for video previewing/monitoring and intuitive control over audio and video features in rekordbox dj and the new rekordbox video Plus Pack. Two XLR combo input jacks give distortion-free Mic output and the 3-band Mic EQ and Mic FX let you tune each voice. Plus, the extensive FX unit includes Combo FX, Sampler Repeat and Release FX, as well as the studio-quality Sound Colour FX from the DJM-900NXS2 mixer.
The DDJ-RZX is available from xxxdate. The controller comes bundled with licence keys for rekordbox dj, rekordbox dvs and rekordbox video.
rekordbox video is a Plus Pack 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 – switch between videos using the crossfader while adding FX
- 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 output – show the live feed from a digital camera connected to your computer
To use rekordbox video, you need a rekordbox dj licence and a rekordbox video licence. First download rekordbox 4.2 for free, then buy a rekordbox dj licence key for €139 (if you don’t own one already), followed by a rekordbox video licence key for €159. If you’re a rekordbox dj monthly subscription user, you can use the video features without buying a licence key. Find out more about the rekordbox family.
Watch our introduction videos for the DDJ-RZX and rekordbox video Plus Pack
KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-RZX
- Layout mirrors a CDJ set-up
Mix audio and videos instinctively with features inherited from the CDJ and DJM series including large jog wheels and multi-coloured tactile Performance Pads. The 4-channel controller has an independent sampler section for intuitive control of Beat Sync, quantize and trim on the sampler.
- High quality sound
Hear the true sound of your tracks thanks to AC inlets for reduced cable contact resistance and a high performance 96 KHz/32 bit D/A converter made by Asahi Kasai. Plus low-jitter clock IC and the 96-kHz, 24-bit USB sound card ensure powerful, high quality sound.
- Three touch screens for complete control
Take your performances to the next level by using the three 7-inch touch screens to preview/monitor video and image files, and to trigger Beat FX and Release FX. Plus, Touch FX lets you add FX and adjust parameters by tracing on the x and y axes on the display. Use deck display mode to check track information such as titles, BPM, and key. And use mixer display mode to see enlarged waveforms for each track, as well as loop and Hot Cue information. Create instant doubles by simply touching the display.
- Professional Mic section
Hear voices loud and clear thanks to two XLR combo input jacks for Mics. Control the output with the 3-band Mic EQ and use the four Mic FX – Echo, Reverb, Pitch and V Tune – to add texture and tune each voice.
- Extensive FX unit
Add the following FX to your tracks from rekordbox dj or external players and sound sources.
- Combo FX – Control Sound Colour FX and Beat FX at the same time using the touch screen
- Sampler Repeat – Change the length of a loop just by touching the display and apply Sound Colour FX when using the rekordbox dj sampler
- Sound Colour FX with sub parameter control – Use the studio-quality sound FX from the DJM-900NXS2 mixer including Sweep, Filter, Crush, Dub Echo, Noise and Space, and fine tune them using sub parameter control
- Release FX – Exit complex FX patterns by selecting vinyl brake, echo or back spin and twisting the dial
- Other features
- 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 rekodbox dj
- Three bundled licence keys – Comes with licence 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
Option: DJ controller case for DDJ-RZX (Availability date: TBD)
||CD/LINE x 4 (RCA), PHONO (RCA), MIC (XLR & 1/4-inch TRS jack x 2)
||MASTER x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1), BOOTH (1/4-inch TRS jack x 1)
PHONES x 2 (1/4-inch stereo jack x 1, 3.5 mm stereo mini jack x 1)
||USB (Type B x 2)
||20 Hz ～ 20 kHz
|Total Harmonic Distortion ratio
||0.002% (USB), 0.003% (CD/LINE)
||116 dB (USB), 101 dB (CD/LINE), 91 dB (PHONO), 81 dB (MIC)
||945 mm × 119.7 mm × 547 mm
rekordbox SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
||Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (The latest service pack)
||Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9（Updated to the latest version）
||IntelⓇ processor CoreTM i5 2.5GHz or higher
||8GB or more of RAM
||Resolution of 1280 x 768 or greater