Pioneer DDJ-400: New $250 Rekordbox Controller

The DDJ-1000 came out earlier this year to great acclaim, taking the DDJ line to a new level – for Rekordbox DJ users exclusively, of course. But today Pioneer DJ is announcing the DDJ-400, a budget-minded controller designed to replace the DDJ-RB with a layout that more matches their club gear.

There’s a brand new intro controller on the block, and with a serious budget price to match. The DDJ-400 is Pioneer DJ taking aim at the budget controller market (they already pretty much run the game with the DDJ-SB lineup) and moving the funnel so that new DJs will end up being Rekordbox DJ users.
The new DDJ-400 makes a lot of the similar design decisions as the DDJ-1000 (which in turn was largely inspired by NXS2 club kit), so there’s familiar beat FX with a large on/off blue button, filters, CDJ-style looping, and so on. Written by:   source :

DDJ-400: A Controller To Watch For First-Time DJs

If you want to try DJing at home and see how far you can take it, we’ve created the perfect controller to learn on: the DDJ-400.
Made for dedicated use with our professional performance application, rekordbox dj (free licence key included), the 2-channel DDJ-400 is designed to help you get the most from the new features coming to the software with the release of rekordbox ver 5.3.
The DDJ-400 is the ideal piece of kit 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 dj, 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 practise 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. The DDJ-400 will be available from late June.
Pioneer DDJ 400 Official Site

Pioneer DDJ 400 Rekordbox Controller – Demo & Review

Here is our complete demo and review of the new Pioneer DDJ 400 Rekordbox controller. Could this be one of the best controllers for beginner DJs?
Learn how to get started with this controller with our tutorial style review. We also share how the differences between the DDJ 400 vs DDJ RB.  youtube: Crossfader