AlphaTheta Corporation announced the release of the DDJ-REV5 scratch-style controller from its Pioneer DJ brand. This 2-channel, Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox compatible controller offers an authentic scratch experience and a variety of innovative features to enable more creative, open-format DJ performances. In addition to their new PLX-CRSS12, the DDJ-REV5 is the latest product to be announced by the brand — both of which are being displayed and demoed at DJX ’23.
The DDJ-REV5 is equipped with large jog wheels for intricate and precise scratching when used with the robust and slick MAGVEL FADER. Also, the long tempo sliders on the DDJ-REV5 run horizontally above the deck sections while the controller places the Performance Pads and Lever FX in the mixer section to emulate the setups preferred by open-format DJs around the world.
It also includes unique Stems control buttons for live mashups and remixes to allow DJ to individually play or mute different parts of any track, such as drums or vocals.
To enable creativity, the DDJ-REV5 features the first-ever Auto BPM Transition for seamless track mixing over a shift in BPM. This feature smoothly adjusts the tempo of a track over a specified number of beats so you’re totally free when choosing songs and never bound by BPM ranges.
And the new Piano Play offers an immersive musical experience where you can trigger a cue point in different semitones, with the changes in pitch arranged on the 16 Performance Pads to recreate the layout of a piano’s keyboard.
The DDJ-REV5 is compatible with Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox. To start DJing, simply connect the controller to a PC/Mac running your chosen application.
Product category: Scratch-style 2-channel performance DJ controller for Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox
Model number: DDJ-REV5
In-store date: Late September