The Perfect Controller for Advanced Users and Entry Level Users
The Pioneer DDJ-RB Controller is the best looking controller for its price point. Previously on Pioneer CDJ's the platter was really stiff and was very hard to scratch; however, on the Pioneer DDJ-RB, the platter is smooth and has a beautiful look to it. It is touch sensitive which makes it ideal for scratching and those perfect mixes. The knobs are plastic but they are top notch and also the play and pause buttons are plastic. The pads on this controller are phenomenal and it works perfectly and has this red glow to it. It is not RGB! It just has red as the primary color. This is a really good controller. The only thing that I was disappointed with is that we only have 1 pair of RCA out's instead of two. Otherwise, there are effects that are controllable from the software also there are the slicers, a sampler, cue points! The controller has a dedicated play button! So we have 8 pads per deck to use with our cues, slicer, pad fx etc. In total, there are 16 pads and they are very responsive. It does have the track search feature you have to press shift and touch the jog wheel, Moving it left will make it search from the left and moving it right will make it search from the right. If you're a DJ that only uses 2 decks then this controller is perfect for you! If you need multi decks (3-4) I would suggest getting the RX model or the RZ.