Pioneer DDJ-400

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Our choice for a DJ controller for beginners

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279,-
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279,-
Delivered tomorrow

Product information

Coolblue's Choice

This product is our choice for a DJ controller for beginners.
Coolblue's Choice

Key specs

Music sources
Laptop
Included audio software
Pioneer Rekordbox
Number of channels mixer
2
Effects
Yes
Vinyl mode jog wheel(s) (scratch)
Yes

Pros and cons

According to our DJ controller expert
  • Pros:
    You don't need to connect an external audio interface thanks to the internal sound card.
  • Pros:
    Using the velocity-sensitive drum pads, you can control extra functions in the DJ software.
  • Con:
    Connect external players, such as turntables, to the controller isn't possible.
Product Expert DJ controllers

With the Pioneer DDJ-400, you'll learn the intricacies of the profession as a starting DJ. Thanks to the internal sound card, you don't need to connect an audio interface. This means that you can connect the DJ controller directly to speakers. Thanks to the velocity-sensitive and multifunctional drum pads, you get the most out of the included Rekordbox software. Use the drum pads to activate the sampler, and personalize your set by adding sound clips. You can also use the drum pads to easily jump to a hot cue.


Included by default

  • Manual
  • Free Voucher worth 19,99
  • USB cable

Key specs

Music sources
Laptop
Included audio software
Pioneer Rekordbox
Number of channels mixer
2
Effects
Yes
Vinyl mode jog wheel(s) (scratch)
Yes

Included by default

  • Manual
  • Free Voucher worth 19,99
  • USB cable

Recommended combination

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  • Free Voucher
Included accessories
Av cable
Av cable
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Studio speaker
Studio speaker
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Usb flash drive
Usb flash drive
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Rating

Rating per section

Sound quality
Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
9
Installation
Review score 4.65 out of 5 stars
9,3
Connection options
Review score 4.15 out of 5 stars
8,3
User friendliness
Review score 4.2 out of 5 stars
8,4
Software
Review score 4.65 out of 5 stars
9,3

Most helpful reviews

Most helpful reviews

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2/10
"Amazing"

Ashish Kumar Gupta | 14 July 2019

  • Pros:
    compact
  • Pros:
    Easy to use
  • Pros:
    full Dj experience.
  • Con:
    Connection cables not included.

Amazing for beginner DJs.

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8/10
"The Pioneer DDJ-400 is the best entry level DJ controller!"

Omar Elsiefy | 17 February 2020

  • Pros:
    Portable
  • Pros:
    Lots of functionality
  • Pros:
    Good quality build
  • Con:
    Doesn’t come with cables for speakers
  • Con:
    No carrying case

The DDJ-400 enables you to do a lot when it comes to DJing. It is also not too large or overwhelming making it ideal for beginners! The Rekordbox software can be confusing however, but you figure it out quickly.

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8/10
"Worth the price"

Andre Villa Cabral | 9 December 2019

Great product, easy to use and lots of functions for a beginner.

Amazing

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    compact
  • Pros:
    Easy to use
  • Pros:
    full Dj experience.
  • Con:
    Connection cables not included.

Amazing for beginner DJs.

Ashish Kumar Gupta | 14 July 2019

The Pioneer DDJ-400 is the best entry level DJ controller!

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8
  • Pros:
    Portable
  • Pros:
    Lots of functionality
  • Pros:
    Good quality build
  • Con:
    Doesn’t come with cables for speakers
  • Con:
    No carrying case

The DDJ-400 enables you to do a lot when it comes to DJing. It is also not too large or overwhelming making it ideal for beginners! The Rekordbox software can be confusing however, but you figure it out quickly.

Omar Elsiefy | 17 February 2020

Worth the price

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
8,8

Great product, easy to use and lots of functions for a beginner.

Andre Villa Cabral | 9 December 2019

Good starter controller

Review score 5 out of 5 stars
5 / 5 stars
10
  • Pros:
    Set up
  • Pros:
    Portability

It's easy to set up and is a great starter controller.

Ryan | 12 May 2020

Good mouse, poor audio interface

Review score 4 out of 5 stars
4 / 5 stars
7,6
  • Pros:
    Software
  • Pros:
    Usability
  • Pros:
    Compatibility
  • Con:
    Sound quality
  • Con:
    Audio interface
  • Con:
    Electrical noise isolation
  • Con:
    USB powered

It's a good controller but just that, a controller. I wouldn't recommend connect the speaker to its audio interface. It reduces the audio signal drastically and doesn't filter noise, resulting in a constant buzzing sound in the speakers if you have another devices connected to your laptop (external monitor in my case). This can be solved routing the audio output to an external audio interface, luckily the software allows that.

Sr | 15 December 2019

Good price/quality ratio

Review score 4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5 / 5 stars
9,2
  • Pros:
    Portable
  • Pros:
    Price
  • Pros:
    Software
  • Con:
    BPM shifter is too short

Good entry level controller from Pioneer. However, if you have a higher budget, go for DDJ 800.

Tais Laurindo Pereira | 5 November 2019