Pioneer DJ DJ Controller (DDJ-400)
- Club Style layout similar to that of the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2
- Built in sound card with plug and play connectivity via USB cable
- Includes Rekordbox DJ license key
- New Features of Rekordbox Ver 5.3 – Tutorial feature to help learn how to DJ
- Frequency Range: 20 - 20000 Hz. Software System Requirements-Mac- macOS Mojave 10.14 (Updated to the latest version), macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version), macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version), OS X 10.11 (Updated to the latest version). Windows- Windows 10/ 8.1/ 7 (latest service pack)
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Master the basics
Learning to DJ has never been easier than with the DDJ-400 2-channel DJ controller for rekordbox dj. Packed with features to help you comfortably develop your skills, this controller’s layout mirrors that of our flagship NXS2 set-up, with shared elements like dedicated cue buttons, Beat FX, CDJ-style looping controls and more. As a result, our advanced DJ gear will feel natural to use when you’re ready to progress.
Bundled with our professional performance software, rekordbox dj, its compatible Tutorial feature will help you master this controller's creative capabilities. Lightweight and portable, take the DDJ-400 with you to practice sessions or parties. You’ll soon feel at home while performing.
You'll have access to rekordbox dj's Tutorial feature. Follow along via your computer screen to learn how to use the gear and master DJ techniques.
The DDJ-400's buttons and knobs are arranged in the same way as those on our professional NXS2 set-up. Develop your skills using an interface similar to that of our club-standard player, and enhance your mixes with Sound Color FX and Beat FX featuring curves taken from our DJM-900NXS2 mixer. You'll soon feel comfortable performing in DJ booths.
Apply professional FX that match the tempo of the track that’s currently playing by using the Beat FX feature. This will help you craft unique sets even if you’re just starting out.
You get a rekordbox dj licence key bundled with this controller. Simply activate your licence key for our DJ software, connect the controller and start DJing.
PC Master Out
For flexibility you can choose to hear your mix through your computer’s internal speakers or connected desktop speakers. At the same time, you can use your headphones to cue independently of the master out.
Plug and play
With a built-in sound card, simply connect the controller to your computer using the provided USB cable to power up and begin playing.
Take this controller with you wherever you go thanks to the easy grab handles and lightweight design.
The mic input circuit produces clear audio without distortion to ensure crystal-clear sound even at high input levels.
What's in the box
- USB cable
- Operating instructions (Quick Start Guide)
- rekordbox dj licence key card
- USB Bus Powered Yes
- Included DJ Software rekordbox dj
Software System Requirements
- macOS Mojave 10.14 (Updated to the latest version)
- macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version)
- macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version)
- OS X 10.11 (Updated to the latest version)
- Windows Windows 10/ 8.1/ 7 (latest service pack)
- Fader Start Yes
- Crossfader Curve Adjust Yes
- Inputs 1 MIC (1/4 inch TS Jack)
- USB 1 USB B port
- 1 MASTER (RCA)
- 1 HEADPHONE MONITOR (Mini-jack)
- Width 18.98 in
- Height 2.3 in
- Depth 10.72 in
- Weight 4.63 lb
- Soundcard 24 bit/44.1 kHz
- Frequency Range 20 - 20000 Hz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio 103 dB
- Distortion < 0.005 % (USB)
- Channels 2
- Deck Control 2
- Pad FX Yes
- Sampler 16slot x 4bank
- Hot Cues 8
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|Item Dimensions||10.72 x 18.98 x 2.30 inches||10.71 x 18.98 x 2.28 inches||14.88 x 8.19 x 1.90 inches||7.75 x 12.80 x 2.00 inches||16.54 x 28.03 x 16.61 inches||18.80 x 11.70 x 2.40 inches|
The DDJ-400 is an ideal piece of gear for first-time DJs. Its controls enable you to easily learn the basics, plus it’s packed with features that will help you develop your skills. The controller is compatible with the new Tutorial feature in rekordbox do, which explains basic equipment operation step by step. Even if you’ve never ventured behind the decks before, you can learn how to DJ. Thanks to the lightweight and portable design, you can take the DDJ-400 to friends’ houses to practice together or bring it to parties and small venues to perform. And if you want to take mixing to the next level, you’ll feel at home in the club DJ booth because the DDJ-400 inherits design traits from our professional range. The layout of dedicated play/pause and cue buttons, Beat FX, CDJ-style looping controls and more is inherited from our NXS2 set-up.
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I highly recommend.
Pros: Lightweight, easy to setup for use, fairly responsive pads/platters.
Cons: Dead/Unuseable headphone jack right out of the box, awful tech support from Pioneer. I only ever got to talk to a robot on Facebook messenger, no one ever replied to my email, or forum post.
If you are thinking about buying this, it is (would have been) a great first controller. But, know that if you have any issues, you may not ever get any help from Pioneer DJ
The controller itself is very nice and is fun to use, my only complaints about the hardware are:
- No 4 track buttons like on the SB3 (I wish I got that controller instead, even though I'd have to buy Serato)
- The blue effect button is extremely bright
- There is no master tempo button
If you were like me and thought you found the best deal since this comes with free software, I'm here to tell you that it is indeed too good to be true. I tried many times to work with the included software but unfortunately I didn't come to my senses quickly enough to return this controller within warranty, and buy another that works with better programs.
UPDATE: I've had my DDJ 400 for over 6 months now. I have to say that it's held up great and I'm very happy with my purchase.
I've been using Virtual DJ instead of the included Rekordbox software, and I find that it works much better.
One. It's a great deck, but it is what it is, an entry level deck. There are features I'd love to have but I understand why they are on the DDJ-1000 and not the DDJ-400, price. I still would like to have them. For example, I really like to color code my cue points based on what type of cue it is. On the DDJ-400 since the buttons aren't multicolor all the cues are amber colored no matter what you have chosen in Rekordbox.
Second, and this isn't the deck's fault, but I was annoyed that Rekordbox doesn't play well with my Mixed In Key software. It makes things so much faster when there are hundreds or thousands of songs to add cue points to, even if I do have to tweak some from time to time.
It's a solid portable deck though that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
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The only downside IMO, is...the software...I was not a fan of rekordbox. I found it lagging and slow. I ended up just purchasing a VDJ license for the controller and it works perfectly.
I know its a entry level controller but the only thing I wish it had was some more output, like XLR or TLS. My old Hercules RMX had more outputs but less features but this is still worth the money.
With so many tutorials available on YouTube and online DJ courses available, I've been able to make my first few EDM sets and random people asking who the DJ was because they were so good. As a brand new beginner I have to give the credit to the ease of use.
Effects, samples, almost everything I see festival DJs do and teach on their tutorials, can be replicated on the DDJ 400.
So happy with it.
So after I received it, I plugged it in, installed rekordbox, tried to play a song and the controller was unresponsive. I switched between a few USB sockets to make sure it wasn't the problem. I restarted my CPU and re-opened rekordbox, did the firmware update as suggested, and now the channel level lights are blinking non-stop, even when I unplug/replug it in, and even after uninstalling the software and reinstalling it. The controller just doesn't work at all. I tried to find a solution online but the Pioneer FAQ didn't cover my specific problem and the only threads I found online weren't solved ones. After almost an hour of hassle, I put it back in the box and got a refund.
I'll be getting a Traktor s2 MK3 instead. At least I know from experience the software/controller will work properly.
Maybe the DDJ 400 is a good controller, I don't know, I never even got to try it. But from my experience, I wouldn't recommend it.
If you have something bigger already, don’t “upgrade” or “go mobile” the knobs are very close together and the effects section lacks compared to a DJM/nexus, SC/prime, or Xone mixers.
Mine had to go back, i’m Going to get something bigger for mobile DJ (SX or SZ series, I miss Serato).
I just love this controller..
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