Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-REV1: a battle-style scratch controller for Serato DJ Lite

In addition to yesterday’s launch of the DDJ-REV7 from Pioneer DJ, they simultaneously shared a new two-channel controller that comes with a Serato DJ Lite integration: the DDJ-REV1.

At a price point of $259 USD – catering to those with smaller budgets – it offers two PLX turntables and a DJM-S series mixer. It’s been developed as a battle-style controller built for artists interested in pursuing scratch and open-format DJing.

Features worth noting

Let’s take a look at the key features of the REV1.

  • Serato DJ Lite capability: The DDJ-REV1 comes with a free download of Serato DJ Lite for PC or Mac and provides full access to the software. You’ll need the latest version, which you can grab from the Serato website.
  • Battle-style setup + design: It comes with a first for the line of Pioneer DJ controllers – the tempo sliders are placed horizontally above each deck, and the Performance Pads and Lever FX paddles live in the mixer section.
  • Larger jog wheels: The jog wheels are the same size as the DDJ-SR2, intentionally made to be bigger than many typical controllers.
  • Lever FX: The Lever FX feature that lives in the mixer section allows artists to apply affects from Serato DJ Lite to their tracks.
  • Tracking Scratch: This feature offers a bit of help for artists learning to scratch, as it will take a track back to the cue point once you move a jog wheel from backward to forward or lift your hand from it.

Check out the walk-through to get a glimpse of the DDJ-REV1:

The DDJ-REV1 is available in our shop for $259  – grab it here.

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