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Pioneer DDJ-400 RekordBox DJ Controller

The Pioneer DDJ-400 is a compact, entry level DJ controller laid out very similarly to a typical Pro DJ setup.

Key Features:

  • 2 channel controller with built in soundcard
  • Includes RekordBox DJ
  • Club style layout
  • Familiar CDJ and DJM sections

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    Product Code: 100295714

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    The new Pioneer DDJ-400 controller is an excellent way for any DJ to mix on a compact, affordable system and still retain the familiarity of a typical DJ booth setup. It includes a full license for RekordBox DJ with the layout and controls of a standard CDJ and mixer setup. There is a built in soundcard for true "plug'n'play" operation and being bus powered it is truely portable.

    The DDJ-400 is fantastic for beginner DJs, the controls allow you to easily learn the basic skills and it’s packed with features that will help you develop as a DJ.

    To help you learn how to DJ, the Pioneer DDJ-400 is compatible with the new Tutorial feature in RekordBox DJ which explains basic equipment operation step by step. This is great way to learn to DJ even for the complete novice.

    The layout of the DDJ-400 is intended to mimic a traditional Pioneer CDJ player and DJM mixer setup. The jog wheels are raised with finger indents to resemble that of the flagship CDJ2000 NXS2 players. With loop controls, play and cue buttons in the same positions you would normally find them.

    The mixer section is laid out more like a standalone DJM unit with the same style knobs and layouts, with the real advantage being the effects control section. The most iconic part of any DJM mixer through time has been the effects on and off button which is also found here. The effects on the software are selected using a simple button, then the parameters and effects mix are controlled but standard rotary controls.

    Main controls have the standard features of a DJ controller with 16 performance pads with modes including Pioneer's Keyboard mode allowing you play a cue point using the pads as a keyboard. Other modes include Sampler, beat jump and Pad FX. There is also the welcome addition of a large pitch fader with greater range for more precise pitch control.


    1. Club-style layout

      The buttons and knobs on the DDJ-400 are arranged in the same way as those on our club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 set-up

    2. Player sections

      Get familiar with jog wheels, play/pause and cue buttons, tempo sliders, a loop section and cue/loop call buttons just like the ones on the CDJ-2000NXS2.

    3. Mixer section

      Use the trim and EQ knobs, and the headphone cue buttons, in exactly the same way as those on the DJM-900NXS2.

    4. Other features
      Built-in sound card (audio interface) 
      – plug and play by simply connecting the controller to your PC/Mac using a single USB cable.Mic input circuit – clear audio without distortion, even with high input level.
      USB bus powered – no need to plug into the mains.
      Grab handles on both sides – easy to carry.
      Class compliant – OS standard driver will be automatically installed.

    The DDJ-400 works with the new version of RekordBox DJ v 5.3 which includes

    1. Tutorial feature – learn how to DJ
      Follow the instructions of the Tutorial on your PC/Mac’s screen. Even if you’re a complete beginner, you can learn how to DJ. The Tutorial feature is also compatible with the DDJ-RB.

    2. Track Suggestion – displays tracks that match well with the one currently playing
      This feature ranks every track in your rekordbox library according to how well it matches with the one you’re currently playing, helping you choose tracks that will fit well in your set. The track displayed at the top of the track list is the most relevant one to play next. Quickly scroll through your music, making maximum use of your collection

    3. There are three sorting modes:
      Era: tracks with a close year of release.
      Mood: tracks with a similar mood.
      Association: tracks sharing traits such as artist, label, etc.
      To use this feature effectively, build up track information in your rekordbox library.

    4. Easy sharing of mixes to social media with track titles and time stamps
      Use rekordbox to record your sets and share them with the world via social media channels such as Mixcloud, YouTube and KUVO. When you upload your mix, all track titles and time stamps are automatically added by rekordbox, so listeners can check each track title while enjoying your set.

    Please note, the DDJ-400 is compatible with standard headphones which use a 3.5mm TRS jack, if your headphones feature a built-in microphone they most likely have a TRRS connector which will not work with this controller.


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    Frequency Response

    20 Hz to 20 kHz

    S/N Ratio

    103 dB (USB)

    Total Harmonic Distortion



    MIC x 1 (1/4-inch TS jack)


    MASTER x 1 (RCA x 1)
    PHONES x 1 (3.5-mm stereo mini jack x 1)


    USB (Type B) x 1

    Maximum Dimensions (WxDxH)

    482.0 x 272.4 x 58.5 mm


    2.1 kg


    USB cable
    Quick Start Guide
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