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Pioneer DJ released its long-rumored Video Plus Pack for Rekordbox DJ on Friday. The company also unveiled its new flagship controller, the DDJ-RZX, which is designed to make the most of Rekordbox’s new video capabilities.
Video Plus Pack
The Video Plus Pack provides users with advanced control of video files, including effects, text overlays, and transitions. The pack also enables DJs to display live video from a digital camera connected to their computer. It is compatible with a wide range of Pioneer DJ hardware.
The DDJ-RZX is a four-channel controller equipped with three seven-inch touchscreens, which offer a variety of view modes. It has large CDJ-style jog wheels, DVS capability, two USB ports, performance pads, and built-in effects. The effects can be applied to any type of audio, not just music from Rekordbox DJ.
However, despite all the features, the DDJ-RZX lacks USB ports for playback from USB drives. This means that users will need a laptop with Rekordbox DJ installed to make the most of the controller’s features.
Pricing and Availability
The Video Plus Pack is currently available for free to users who have purchased a Rekordbox DJ subscription. Everyone else will have to pay $149 for the add-on, which is $20 more than Rekordbox DJ itself.
The DDJ-RZX will hit stores later in July with a suggested retail price of $3,339.
Both products will be reviewed soon in DJcityTV’s Tips & Tricks series.