New Toys: Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX4 Performance DJ Controller

The Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX4 is a two-channel controller in a compact size (19-inches W X 10.74-inches D X 2.3-inches H) that is lightweight and makes the perfect entry-level 'deck' for getting into mixing/DJing. It uses the DJ software rekordbox or Serato DJ Lite (free download and upgradable to DJ Pro) and connects to your PC/Mac laptop via an included USB-C cable. But it will also connect to an iPhone, iPad, or an Android phone or tablet so you can carry your entire rig in a backpack and just connect its audio output jacks to any stereo system at your party.

I liked that there is a built-in 1/4-inch TS microphone jack for connecting any mic for announcements, singing, or rapping over your beats. Plus both a headphone mini jack on the front and master audio L/R RCA jacks (from the built-in soundcard) are supplied on the back.

Since the Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX4 is USB bus-powered from the included USB power supply, it was thoughtful to supply an extra USB-C jack on the back panel to power your laptop and/or Android device. 

For music to mix, you can rely on millions of tracks from (subscription-based) streaming services such as Tidal, Beatport Streaming, BeatSource and SoundCloud Go+ platforms. I liked the feel of the eight performance pads under each platter, the auto-tempo and Smart Fader button features, and many other totally pro features included.

The Pioneer DJ DDJ-FLX4 Performance DJ Controller sells for $299 MSRP. More about it at: