Today, Pioneer announced the launch of the DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX controllers – the first hardware to deliver native control of rekordbox dj performance software. The controllers give rekordbox DJs the ability to prepare tracks in Rekordbox and then get plug-and-play performance with the software, directly from a laptop. The DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX mirror the layout of the software precisely to enable intuitive creative performances. The controller also features low latency jog wheels with On Jog Display, multi-coloured Performance Pads and a four-channel mixer to deliver highly responsive control. New to these controllers are the beat parameter buttons, Sampler Cue mode, and the Sequencer mode – which lets you record and loop sample sequences on the fly.

The DDJ-RZ shares all the features of the DDJ-RX, plus a club-quality magnetic crossfader and large jog wheels inherited from the top-flight CDJ-2000NXS. The OSC Sampler gives you the freedom to trigger and manipulate pre-set oscillator samples—or load your own in rekordbox dj. Two USB sound cards and ports with a top-loaded input switcher enable smooth DJ transitions.

For more information on these two brand new controllers from Pioneer, check out the video they just released over on their website.