Roland just announced the release of two new DJ controllers that inspire even more performance possibilities through the widely recognized sounds and sequencing of TR-808, TR-909, TR-606*, and TR-707* drum machines (*to be released in a later update).

The scratch-friendly Roland DJ-505 comes ready to remix, produce, and perform in a compact, but high end design inspired by the flagship DJ-808 controller — complete with Serato DJ and eight pads per deck. Mixing and scratching comes in a small package with the extremely portable DJ-202, which also features a 16-step sequencer and voice effects for those who like to talk on the mic.

Each are priced reasonably, with the DJ-505 £589 and the DJ-202 at £249 — so it’s an affordable choice for drum lovers!

Roland DJ-505

The Roland DJ-505 is a two-channel, four-deck Serato DJ controller that blends the advanced performance capabilities of Serato DJ with the legendary sounds and sequencing of Roland’s TR-808, TR-909, TR-606*, and TR-707* drum machines. The DJ-505 gives you the tools to move beyond mixing music to creating beats and rhythms on the fly that sync to your Serato DJ tracks, enabling the creation of unique transitions, live remixes, beefed-up classic tracks, or your own original music. Learn more here!

Roland DJ-202

The Roland DJ-202 is a forward-thinking Serato DJ Intro controller that gives DJs the features and layout of a full-size professional controller in a rugged and portable unit. The compact DJ-202 preserves the concept of the flagship DJ-808 and streamlined DJ-505, allowing unparalleled flexibility to DJ, remix, and produce beats on the fly while performing live or creating in the studio. With its large, low-latency platters, dedicated pad and transport controls, onboard sequencer, and mic input with professional vocal FX, the DJ-202 packs in the most features of any controller in its class. Learn more here!