Pioneer DJ has introduced the DDJ-FLX6 4-channel DJ Controller. Here's the story in their own words...
Keep the crowd entertained with the latest DJ controller from Pioneer DJ: the DDJ-FLX6. With a host of brand-new features, this 4-channel unit makes it easy to hype up the audience, mix songs from totally different genres, and spice up DJ sets with pro-sounding scratch effects. The controller is a Hardware Unlock device for rekordbox and it unlocks the DJ performance functions in Serato DJ Pro, so DJs can choose which software application they want to run for free on their laptop, then simply plug in and start DJing.
With more music available via streaming services than ever before, DJs are constantly discovering genres they haven't explored previously. But, while it's natural for a DJ to want to play the sounds they love during a set, switching between musical styles can be daunting. The DDJ-FLX6 gives DJs the creative freedom to play the tracks they want to in any order – without worrying about mixing different keys and BPM ranges.
Switching between different musical genres is a great way to keep the crowd on their feet. With the DDJ-FLX6, DJs can effortlessly change from hip-hop to house, from rock to EDM, or between any other styles they want to play. There are no limits thanks to the new Merge FX feature. With simple control of a single knob, DJs can create a dramatic build in the music and make it rise to a crescendo. Then, when ready, press the knob to trigger a killer drop with an optional punchy sample. All of this can be done at any point in a song – no need to know when the chorus or break is coming – then hit play on the other deck and drop the next track, which could be from a different genre with a totally different BPM that would normally be difficult to mix into a set.
The DDJ-FLX6 is made to help DJs perform energetically and intuitively. The full-size jog wheels include a track position display to manipulate the music instinctively and, when used with some of the new features on the DDJ-FLX6, DJs can really spice things up. For example, sound like a pro battle DJ when using the brand-new Jog Cutter feature to create a variety of slick scratch sounds by simply moving the jog wheel backward and forward, without knowledge of how to scratch and touching the crossfader. With the Sample Scratch function, newly introduced to rekordbox, DJs can take sounds assigned to the sampler and load them onto the decks. This means DJs can scratch samples and even use them with Jog Cutter. And remember, with four channels to play with, DJs can play tracks on decks 1 and 2, then start scratching samples on 3 and 4.
The DDJ-FLX6 has a fresh look. It's the first Pioneer DJ unit released in a new dark gray matte finish, and its jog wheels have a unique design to complement the aesthetics.
To use the DDJ-FLX6 with rekordbox, download the latest version of the software. To use the unit with Serato DJ Pro, download the latest version of the software and use the bundled vouchers for the FX Pack and Pitch 'n Time DJ Expansion Pack to unlock those functions.
Pricing and Availability:
The DDJ-FLX6 is available now at the SRP of £539 including VAT.
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