Hardware Manuals


Pioneer - DDJ-RZX - Layout

Deck Controls





  1. PLAY/PAUSE. Plays / Pauses the track.
    Press and hold SHIFT and then press this button to "stutter-play" the track from the last set Cue Point.

  2. CUE. When the Deck is paused, you can set a temporary Cue Point by moving the Platter to place the Audio Pointer at the desired location and then pressing the Cue Button. During playback, you can press the Cue Button to return the track to this Cue Point. (If you did not set a Cue Point, then it will return to the beginning of the track.). If the Deck is paused, you can press and hold the Cue Button to play the track from the Temporary Cue Point. Releasing the Cue Button will return the track to the temporary Cue Point and pause it. To continue playback without returning to the Temporary Cue Point, press and hold the Cue Button, then press and hold the Play Button, and then release both buttons.
    Hold down SHIFT and then press this button to return to the beginning of the track.

  3. SYNC. Press this button to automatically match the corresponding Deck's tempo with the opposite Deck's (or the Master Deck’s if using a 4 decks Skin) tempo and phase.
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button to reset gradually this deck's tempo back to 0.

  4. MASTER. Set manually this deck as "Master" deck. All other decks automatic functions will follow this deck.
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button to set Master deck selection back to automatic.

  5. QUANTIZE. Press this button to toggle Quantize on/off. When Quantize is enabled, setting loops, jumping between hot cue points and starting playback of the deck will snap to the grid (CBG) of the track.

    S SHIFT. Press and hold this button to access secondary functions (black lettering in gray box) of other controls on the DDJ-RZX

  1. SLIP. Enables Slip Mode. Several software functions (such as Jogwheel movements, HotCues and Loops) will apply temporary on the track, and the track will return to the position it would have been if those functions were not triggered.

  2. DECK SELECT. Switch Left decks (1 and 3) and Right Decks (2 and 4).

  3. SLIP REVERSE / REVERSE. Push this lever upwards and hold it in place in order to play the track backwards. On release the track will continue from the position it would have been if the lever was never used. Drag this lever downward to play the track backwards. Restore the lever back to middle position in order to return to forward direction.

  4. GRID SLIDE. Hold down this button and then move the JOGWHEEL to shift the position of the CBG of the track.
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button to double the BPM of the current track.

  5. GRID ADJUST. Hold down this button and then move the JOGWHEEL to adjust the width of the CBG of the track (equal to adjusting the BPM of the track).
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button to halve the BPM of the current track.

  6. TAP. TAP this button a few times in order to set new BPM manually for the song loaded on deck (in case automatic detection was wrong).
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button in order to reanalyze the song for BPM and cancel any changes you made.

  7. JOGWHEEL. Pressure sensitive platter for scratching (vinyl mode), bending (CD Mode) or Grid adjust.
    The outer blue/white leds will start blinking if the track reaches 30 seconds before the end.
    The inner white leds will rotate according to the software jogwheel position.
    The inner red ring indicates the loop's progress bar if a loop is active, or current hotcue's position on the jogwheel rotation. If Slip Mode is active, among with the current hotcue's position, the red leds will also show you the slipping rotation of the jog.

  8. JOG FEELING ADJUST. Adjust the tension of the jogwheel (hardware operation)

  9. VINYL SPEED ADJUST. Adjust the time needed for the track to reach to full stop when PLAY/PAUSE (42) button is used to stop the deck (vinyl brake)

  10. JOG MODE. Press this button to toggle the JOGWHEEL (53) between the Scratch and Bend jogwheel modes.

  11. MASTER TEMPO. Press this button to "lock" the track's pitch to its original key. The track's tempo will remain at the speed designated by the Pitch Fader.
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button to cycle through the available pitch ranges (6%, 10%, 12% and 100%)

  12. TEMPO. Controls the track's playback tempo. The Up and Down arrow LEDs will turn on if the tempo position of the unit and the actual tempo of the software do not match. While one of these LEDs is on, the tempo slider of the DDJ-RZX will not control the tempo of the deck until it meets the software value (soft take-over). Move the unit's tempo slider towards the direction of the LED that's turned on until it turns off. Now you can use the unit's tempo slider to adjust the tempo of the software.

  13. TEMPO RESET. Press this button to restore the track's tempo immediately back to 0

  14. SEQUENCER. These buttons are not used by VirtualDj

  15. PAD MODE. Switch the pads of the unit to various modes (see PERFORMANCE PADS)

  16. PERFORMANCE PADS. Offer various operations, depending on the PADs Mode (see PERFORMANCE PADS)

  17. PARAMETERS. Offer various operations, depending on the PADs Mode (see PERFORMANCE PADS)

  18. LOOP IN/OUT. Use these buttons to set a Loop In and a Loop Out point (for manual looping).
    Hold down SHIFT and press the "IN" button to jump back to the last "Loop In" point.
    Hold down SHIFT and press the "OUT" button to cancel and exit the current loop -if the track is in loop- or reactivate the last used loop otherwise.

  19. LOOP HALF/DOUBLE. Halves/Doubles the size of the current active loop, or the predefined loop length used by AUTO BEAT LOOP (66) button.
    Hold down SHIFT and press these buttons when a loop is active to move the loop forward or backwards as many beats as it's current length.

  20. AUTO BEAT LOOP. Sets an Automatic loop where it's length equals the current loop length as seen in VirtualDj GUI. You can use the LOOP HALF/DOUBLE (65) buttons to adjust the length of the auto loop.
    Hold down SHIFT and press this button to activate a Saved Loop.

Performance Pads