The feature set demanded of DJ controllers has risen dramatically over the last few years. As DJ’s push the limits of controllers and continue to be creative and innovate, on-board mixing, sequencing, and expandability have become absolute must-haves. The equipment we use should be intuitive, powerful, and able to handle anything we throw at it. That is why more modern DJ’s are turning to the Roland Range of DJ controllers.
To address this growing demand, Roland have collaborated with premiere software producers, Serato. In addition to being a DJ controller, the range is focused on remixing, and producing beats on the fly while performing live or creating in the studio. It would be a misnomer to call these anything other than instruments.
Let’s take a look at what makes these stand out from the competition.
Through the partnership of Roland and Serato, you now have access to meld the best of software and hardware into one versatile unit. The Roland DJ seamlessly allows you to use Serato DJ software with the precise engineering with which Roland has become synonymous.
The Serato integration will allow DJ’s to discover new and creative tonal options on stage or in studio.
Built-In Roland Drum Machine
The built-in drum machine on the Roland DJ controllers brings some of the world’s most popular drum samples to your fingertips.
Roland has worked hard to ensure that all the drum samples have the lowest latency possible. This will ensure that you get the best feel and response from these units.
The integrated TR drum machine contains sounds from the TR-808, TR-909, TR-707, and TR-606 drum machines.
Explore The Range
Roland understand that every user has different needs and use cases. For this reason they have developed four units in their DJ controller range to meet the needs of DJ’s and creatives of all kinds.
The DJ-202 is a two-channel, four-deck controller that’s powered via USB and capable of being transported and set up with minimal effort. The aim of the DJ-202 is simplicity; pairing with Serato Lite, its ease of use is ummatched.
With a compact, lightweight design and easy-grab handles the DJ-202 allows users the portability they need for all types of events.
See the DJ 202 in Action
The DJ-505 is a two-channel, four-deck Serato DJ Pro controller packed with features, most notably the addition of a full Roland 16-step sequencer and the complete Serato Tool Kit is included as well. Its portability, coupled with an incredibly high-quality build and advanced feature set, makes the DJ-505 ideal for mobile applications, club DJing, live performance, and production purposes alike.
See the DJ 505 in Action
The Roland DJ-707M is more than a controller; it’s an integrated live sound console, loudspeaker management system, and a fully-fledged performance DJ controller.
The compact DJ-707M is packed with more specifications than bulkier controllers that don’t fit in tight DJ booths and are hard to transport without an equipment van. It fits perfectly between turntables and DJ media players.
See the DJ 707M in Action
With the DJ-808, Serato and Roland bring the best of software and hardware together into a single instrument that ushers in a new era of DJ technology. It melds the supreme power of Serato DJ Pro software with the genre-defining sound and precise engineering of Roland hardware. Decades of combined expertise give today’s producers and DJs state-of-the-art tools and innovative features that open up a new world of creative options, both on stage and in the studio.
See the DJ 808 in Action
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Check out the Roland MC Groovebox series