In a move to expand the DJ industry with new artists and talent, AlphaTheta Music Americas’ Pioneer DJ brand today announces a fresh addition to its family of DJ controllers, the DDJ-FLX4.
The all-new 2-channel DJ controller combines foundational elements from Pioneer DJ’s range of professional equipment with an intuitive and educational user interface to help aspiring artists embark on their mixing journey.
The DDJ-FLX4 integrates two new smart features to help beginner DJs start mixing—Smart Fader and Smart CFX. Smart Fader allows artists to effortlessly transition between tracks with a simple glide of the crossfader or channel faders.
After sliding the fader, the DDJ-FLX4 automatically adjusts the track’s BPM, volume, bass volume and other aspects of the music to create a seamless transition into the next song. Artists can also spice up their favorite tracks with the help of Smart CFX—an effect that applies complicated combinations of effects to the music with the turn of a knob.
“DJing is a truly unique artform; its ability to evoke strong emotions and create deep connections between music and people is incredibly powerful,” said Yoshinori Kataoka, President and CEO of AlphaTheta Corporation. “Pioneer DJ is dedicated to using its background and in-depth knowledge in DJ technology to develop products that make it easy for people with no experience to start mixing. I hope the DDJ-FLX4 can help people take their first steps in learning the art of mixing and to start their DJ journey.”
The all-new DDJ-FLX4 DJ controller design couples a simplistic matte grey body and metallic grey mixer to provide aspiring artists a sleek, performance-intuitive first controller to start mixing on. Artists can familiarize themselves with fundamental mixing skills using the controller’s two glossy jog wheels and sampling techniques with eight performance pads on each deck. The controller employs a bright amber orange LED light to illuminate key controls, while still maintaining the controller’s minimalistic aesthetic.
Streaming performances to friends, family and followers is easy with the DDJ-FLX4’s USB audio output design. This design removes the need for external equipment such as a mixer or soundcard and outputs the microphone from the controller. In doing so, artists can share their set via stream from a single computer. Better yet, the DDJ-FLX4 relies on USB bus power—allowing artists to practice and play on the go.
Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-FLX4 extends artists the freedom to mix with their software of choice: Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox or Serato. When mixing with rekordbox for Mac/Windows, artists receive free use of the software’s Performance mode. Better yet, a major update to rekordbox for iOS/Android coming in early 2023 will allow for DDJ-FLX4 use with an artist’s iPhone, Android smartphone, iPad or Android tablet.
The DDJ-FLX4 also offers artists free use of Serato DJ Lite. Additionally, Artists can upgrade their Serato capabilities with a Serato DJ Pro subscription. Both rekordbox and Serato enable artists to play music files stored on their device; as well as tracks from TIDAL, Beatport Streaming, Beatsource Streaming and SoundCloud Go+. (Paid Subscriptions May Be Required).
For more information on rekordbox and to download the free rekordbox software, please visit here.
For more information on Serato, Serato DJ Lite and Serato DJ Pro, please visit here.
Product Category: 2-Channel DJ Controller
Model Number: DDJ-FLX4
MAP: $299 excluding tax
In-Store Date: End of November. Check with your local dealer for availability
rekordbox and Serato Compatibility
Artists can perform using rekordbox or Serato DJ Lite for free by connecting their PC/Mac to the DDJ-FLX4. Artists looking to upgrade to Serato DJ Pro can buy a license or subscription for the premium version of the software.
The DDJ-FLX4 is compatible with a host of devices including PC and Mac computers, iPhones and iPads, and Android phones and tablets. Artists can also use the controller with rekordbox for iOS/Android when the update becomes available in early 2023 and can connect to the device via Bluetooth®.
Portable Design and Professional Layout
The layout of the controls on the DDJ-FLX4 makes it easy to learn to DJ and is inherited from professional Pioneer DJ products. Everything is simple to use and neatly arranged, which also makes the controller compact enough to take anywhere you want to practice or perform.
User Intuitive Smart Mixing Features
Don’t know how to mix? Don’t worry, artists can get started right away with the Smart Fader feature, which automatically adjusts the volume, bass volume, and BPM of the music so they can smoothly transition from one track to the next by simply moving the channel faders or crossfader. This means artists can have fun straight away and get a grasp of other fundamental DJ skills such as EQing. Plus, with Smart CFX, artists can put their own stamp on every song by simply turning a knob to apply a combination of effects that will add drama to the sound.
Seamless Integration with Music Streaming Services
rekordbox is compatible with a different choice of streaming services. So, depending on the DJ software artists use, they can choose from millions of tracks available on the TIDAL, Beatport Streaming, Beatsource Streaming, and SoundCloud Go+ platforms (subscriptions required) and mix them together on the DDJ-FLX4. Artists can use all the effects and performance features to spice up their favorite songs and create their own sound.
USB Audio Output for Microphone Sound
The DDJ-FLX4 removes the need for a separate mixer or soundcard as the controller mixes the microphone audio with the music. These audio capabilities make the DDJ-FLX4 an ideal choice for artists looking to live-stream their sets as artists can perform using only the controller.
USB Bus Powered
Class Compliant (No Drivers Necessary)
rekordbox for PC/Mac
rekordbox for iOS/Android (coming early next year)
Serato DJ Lite
Serato DJ Pro
20 Hz – 20 kHz
|Total Harmonic Distortion||
MIC x 1 (1/4-inch TS jack)
MASTER x 1 (RCA x 1)
HEADPHONES x 1 (3.5-mm stereo mini jack)
USB (Type C) x 2
Bluetooth Low Energy
Maximum transmission distance
Approximately 10 m^ in unobstructed circumstances
FH-SS (Frequency hopping spread spectrum)
Via USB power adapter: DC 9V, 3A
Via USB bus power: DC 5V, 500 mA
|Tolerable operating temperature||
+5°C to + 35°C (41 °F to +95°F)
|Tolerable operating humidity||
5% to 85% (no condensation)
|A/D, D/A converter||
MASTER 1kΩ or less, Headphones 10kΩ or less
|Rated output level / Load impedance||
MASTER 2.1 Vms/10kΩ
|Maximum Dimensions (W ｘ D ｘ H)||
482 x 272.8 x 59.2 mm / 18.98” x 10.74” x 2.33”
2.1 kg / 4.9 lb
Quick Start Guide
Precautions for use
USB Type-C cable
Warranty (selected regions only)
^Transmission distances are a guideline. Transmission distances may change depending on the surrounding environment.
Visit the official rekordbox website for the software’s specifications: rekordbox.com/
Visit the official Serato website for the specifications of Serato DJ Pro/Lite: serato.com/
* Disclaimer: Specifications and price are subject to change.
* rekordbox™ is a trademark or registered trademark of AlphaTheta Corporation.
* Serato DJ Lite and Serato DJ Pro is a registered trademark of Serato Limited.
* Beatport and its logo is a trade name or registered trademark of Beatport, LLC.
* SoundCloud and the SoundCloud logo are registered trademarks of SoundCloud Ltd.
* TIDAL is a trademark of TIDAL MUSIC AS.
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* Android is a trademark of Google LLC.
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