Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller
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Roland DJ-505 Serato DJ Controller

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Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller, a two channel, four deck Serato DJ controller giving you fantastic control with best-in-class platters, authent..

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Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller, a two channel, four deck Serato DJ controller giving you fantastic control with best-in-class platters, authentic recreations of iconic drum machines and the ability to add in live vocals or external instruments.

DJ Mag Tech Awards 'Best Controller' Winner 2018!

Much like the flagship DJ-808 model, the DJ505 is powerful and inspiring, allowing for amazing amount of flexibility for DJing, remixing and producing.

With standalone mixer functionality, a narrow footprint and a Serato DVS upgrade path, the Roland DJ-505 is the perfect controller for any DJ to pair with their turntables or CD player.


Free Online Live Training Sessions

Through the Roland Cloud Academy, Roland are running free online training sessions that showcase the potential of your DJ controller while helping hone your DJ skills.

Covering the DJ-202, DJ-505 and DJ-808 along with how they interact with Serato DJ software, these training sessions are step-by-step guides taking you through all sorts of features and offering tips on how you can use the gear on the stage or the studio.

You can even ask questions via livechat, voice or webcam and get responses from the experts in real-time.

Buy the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller now and register your purchase with Roland to receive details on each available session, then all you have to do is choose the slot you want.


Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller Key Features:

  • 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
  • DJ Mag Tech Award Winner 2018 - Best Controller Under £600!

Packed with Features

An extremely intuitive, two channel, four deck Serato DJ controller, the Roland DJ-505 is absolutely packed with great features and comes with the complete Serato Tool Kit.

With its fantastic portability combined with its professional level build and advanced set of features, the DJ-505 is great for mobile applications, live performance and club DJing.

It features a built-in 24-bit/48 kHz audio interface and high-end Roland audio conversion for Master and Booth outputs which ensure clear and powerful sound.

The balanced XLR outputs allow you to connect directly to a PA system and you can monitor your mix using the Booth Outs or use the separate ¼” and 1/8” Phones jacks.

It even has a ¼” TS mic input, allowing you to add vocals or other external instruments into your performance.

Roland Drum Machine Legacy

Roland is well known for bringing the iconic TR-909 and TR-808 drum machines to the world and now they are back.

Making use of Roland’s patented ACB (Analog Circuit Behaviour) technology, the DJ-505 is able to accurately recreate the sounds of the original drum machines with a level of authenticity only Roland could provide.

Create rhythm tracks and use the same sound palettes that legendary musicians have used over the decades since the release of these incredible drum machines.

The Roland DJ-505’s expanded TR sounds include Bass Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, Ride and Snare Drum, giving you a great range of options allowing you to create some beautifully layered drum sounds and dynamic sequences.

The DJ-505 also features a MIDI output allowing you to accurately sync your external MIDI devices and instruments to the TR-S sequencer.

The Mixing and Scratching Show

Roland’s DJ-505 features large, low-latency platters that provide responsive and lag-free performance allowing for the kind of scratches normally exclusive to turntables while illuminated outer rings on the jog wheels let you know the status of each glance.

He platters on the DJ-505 also have brushed aluminium top plates, offering a great feel and solid durability.

You’ll also find dedicated Serato DJ controls onboard, perfect for quick creation as well as triggering hot cues, loops and samples. Switching between all four decks is made extremely quick and easy thanks to the Deck Select button.

Channel filters and Serato FX allow you to add some extra flare to your blends and accentuate scratches while dedicated Play/Pause and Cute buttons give you complete and direct control.

Add Vocals, Remix, Produce and Enjoy Your Performances

Take your DJ performance to the next level by adding in vocals or other external instruments via the ¼” TS mic input which features onboard reverb and echo FX. Great for use when MCing or when you have guest vocalists involved, you can incorporate some great vocal effects including low-cut EQ to

refine the sound and a noise gate which is great for removing unwanted background noise.

You can load your own sounds into the Serato Sampler’s four sample slots, each with their own individual sampler volume control, and use them to create some awesome remixes and custom beats.

They can all be programmed with the Roland DJ-505’s 16-step sequencer which you can access via the performance pads and sync automatically to your Serato library.

Inst-Rec mode allows for real-time Serato Sampler sequencing or you can use the MIDI output to sync any MIDI-supported external devices and instruments to your sequencer and Serato DJ, giving you a whole new world of creative options.

Serato DJ Pro License

The DJ-505 includes a licence for Serato DJ Pro, just plug into the computer and the DJ-505 authorises the software itself!

Also included with the Roland DJ-505 is a licence for the Serato DJ Toolkit which includes 3 Serato expansion: Serato Flip to create custom arrangements of tracks, Serato Pitch N’Time to enable key sync of tracks, and Serato FX which gives you 4 additional FX packs to enhance your performance.

Ready for The Road

Roland’s awesome DJ-505 gives you an incredible set of tools allowing you to not just mix but create your own new music and rhythms on-the-go for lively, dynamic and expressive performances.

It is light, portable and built to be extremely rugged, ready to take on all the rigours of being on the road.

The DJ-505 features some of Roland best hardware with the best sound quality in its class and is the perfect controller for creative DJs and producers.


  • Signal processing: Sampling Frequency = 48 kHz

Nominal input level

  • INPUT (1--4) (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 (1--4) (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 Hz--22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)


  • INPUT (1--2) 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


  • 530 (W) x 402 (D) x 73 (H) mm
  • 20-7/8 (W) x 15-7/8 (D) x 2-7/8 (H) inches


  • 3.5 kg (excluding AC adaptor)
  • 7 lbs 12 oz


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


Weight (kg)4.9900

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