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Roland DJ-505 2-Channel Serato DJ Controller

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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.

High-End DJ Controller, Compact Package

The DJ-505 is a two-channel, four-deck Serato DJ controller packed with features, and the complete Serato Tool Kit is included as well. Its portability, coupled with a pro-grade build and advanced feature set, makes the DJ-505 ideal for mobile applications, club DJing, live performance, and production purposes alike. The built-in 24-bit/48 kHz audio interface and high-end Roland audio conversion for Master and Booth outputs ensure faithful reproduction of audio sources and clear, powerful sound. Balanced XLR outputs let you connect directly to a professional PA system, and you can monitor your mix via the Booth Outs as well as separate 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch Phones jacks. You also have a 1/4-inch TS mic input to add vocals or external instruments to your performance setup. Dedicated Serato DJ controls allow quick creation and triggering of hot cues, loops, TR sounds, sequencer patterns, and samples, plus switching between four Serato decks with the Deck Select button. Use the channel filters or Serato FX (accessible via three FX Select buttons per deck) to finesse blends or accentuate scratches.

With its standalone mixer functionality, narrow footprint, and Serato DVS upgrade path, the DJ-505 is an ideal controller to pair with turntables or CD players.

*TR-606 and TR-707 sounds will be added in a future user-installable firmware update.


• Two channels and Deck Select for up to four decks
• Large, low-latency platters optimized for scratching
• Eight dedicated pad controls for Serato DJ with Hot Cue, Roll, Slicer, TR, Pattern, and Sampler modes
• Built-in, fully editable drum kits from Roland's legendary TR-808, TR-909, TR-606*, and TR-707*, realized with advanced ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology
• TR kits contain eight sounds - Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, and Ride - that can be played on the performance pads and triggered from the sequencer
• Shape TR drum sounds and Serato samples in real time with Level, Attack, Decay, and Tune knobs
• Classic 16-step sequencer that can trigger either TR drum sounds or the Serato Sampler; new features include nudge (TR-S), step-roll, and instrument/sample mute
• Unlocks Serato DJ and comes with a Serato Tool Kit license (includes Serato Pitch 'n Time DJ, Serato Flip, and all Serato DJ FX packs)
• Mixer can be used standalone via connection of multi-players or turntables to the line and phono inputs; Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
• Balanced XLR outputs let you connect to a professional PA system; Booth Out plus separate 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch Phones outputs allow you to monitor your mixes
• Mic input with gate, hi-pass, reverb, and echo FX
• MIDI output to sync external devices with Serato DJ and the TR-S sequencer


Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz

Nominal input level
• INPUT (14) (RCA phono type, LINE): -12 dBu
• INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type, PHONO): -39 dBu
• MIC IN (1/4-inch phone type): -60 dBu

Nominal output level
• MASTER OUT 1: +6 dBu (balanced)
• MASTER OUT 2: +0 dBu
• BOOTH OUT: +6 dBu (balanced)

Input impedance
• INPUT (14) (RCA phono type): 47 k ohms or greater
• MIC IN (Combo type): 7 k ohms or greater

Output impedance
• MASTER OUT 1: 600 ohms (balanced)
• MASTER OUT 2: 1 k ohm (unbalanced)
• BOOTH OUT: 600 ohms (balanced)
• PHONES: 44 ohms

Frequency response: 48.0 kHz: 20 Hz22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

• INPUT (12) jacks: RCA phono type
• MIC IN jack: 1/4-inch phone type
• MASTER OUT 1 connectors: XLR type (balanced)
• MASTER OUT 2 jacks: RCA phono type
• BOOTH OUT jacks: TRS phone type (balanced)
• PHONES jacks: stereo 1/4 inch phone type, miniature phone type
• PC port: USB type B
• MIDI OUT connector
• DC IN jack
• PHONO GROUND terminal

Power supply: AC adaptor
Current draw: 2,000 mA

- Startup Guide
- AC Adaptor
- Power code
- USB cable


Width: 530 mm / 20-7/8 inches
Depth: 402 mm / 15-7/8 inches
Height: 73 mm / 2-7/8 inches
Weight: 3.5 kg / 7 lbs 12 oz

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I just purchased the Roland 505 and I am very happy with it. I upgraded from a Traktor Kontrol S2. I loved my S2 but at the end of the day it was very basic. The Roland 505 however is far from that. Having a built in drum machine and two extra decks over my previous setup was a bit overwhelming at first but after spending some time and learning the Serato workflow I am never going back to Traktor or my S2! Having the built in drum machine is amazing. I find myself just zoning out making patterns and then mixing in some vocals over top. It's perfect for just chilling out and making beats. It's so much more than just a DJ controller. I feel like this is the prefect gateway into music production. I absolutely love it.
Posted by Joe Santoro on Aug 30, 2018
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Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller for Serato DJ