Pioneer DJ have released a new controller for Rekordbox DJ. The DDJ-1000 is the new flagship in their controller series, completely re-designed to mirror the rekordbox dj software. The DDJ-1000 features four channels, jogs borrowed from the CDJ-2000nxs2 – along with new full-colour circular screens – ten effects from the DJM900nxs2, Magvel faders throughout, dual USB ports, RGB pads for cue points and performance and more.
Pioneer DJ have announced a new performance sampler the DJS-1000. As reported by DJ Mag last week, the new unit has the same form factor as the industry standard CDJ and DJM range, meaning it sits alongside the current format. With many of the same features as the current TORAIZ, the DJS features 16 coloured pads, 16-step sequencer, assignable touch strip and colour screen.
Is this the new Pioneer DJ Toraiz? New photos of what look like a new colourful CDJ-shaped unit have appeared on both Dirtybird’s and Luciano’s Instagram, pictured and embedded below. The new piece of kit, which has the Pioneer DJ logo along the side, look a lot like a CDJ and Toraiz hybrid, with the platter replaced with a selection of coloured buttons.
Pioneer DJ have released their DJing app WeDJ for Android. The popular app lets you DJ using the music files stored on your device. It features two decks with waveform and artwork display, crossfader and a central mixer with EQ, FX and hot cues.
There’s also a touch-screen Pad FX section for Kaoss-style effects control. If you’re more of a hardware person, the DDJ-WeGO4 lets you control the app using real jog wheels, knobs and faders. There’s also a record function and an automix option if you’re feeling particularly lazy.
Pioneer DJ have announced a new white version of the CDJ-2000nxs2 players and DJM-900nxs2 mixer. The new units are limited to run of 1,800 for the CDJs and 900 for the mixer and each unit will come with a plaque with a unique serial number. While there’s nothing new about the specs of the memorable CDJ-2000nxs2-W, few would argue there’s been a sexier CDJ released yet. We need them at DJ Mag HQ!
Pioneer DJ have released a new version of their all-in-one DJ system the XDJ-RX2. Having been spotted by some eagle-eyed viewers of their recent Rekordbox 5 introduction video, the two-deck RX2 features a 7-inch touch screen, two USB ports and eight multi-coloured pads per deck to control hot cues, loops, beat jump and more.
Pioneer DJ have released a new version of their music organising and library software Rekordbox. Implementing their new KORETECH technology, version 5 adds advanced track analysis, faster track loading and a new GUI, all claimed to have reduced CPU usage.
The biggest news for some of us is that it’s finally possible to backup music from another device by dragging and dropping it into your library. Plus, your hot cues, loops and Rekordbox meta data all remains intact. Who better to explain all the new features than Roger Sanchez himself, in the video below.
Pioneer have revamped their headphone line with three brand new models backed by some of the biggest DJs in the world. Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and James Zabiela have all endorsed the new range of HDJ-X headphones.
The flagship HDJ-X10 feature a new H1 driver with a frequency range of 5Hz to 40kHz while he 7 is based on the previous HDJ-2000Mk2s, also with an updated driver. The new range is also ultra durable, having passed the US Military Standard MIL-STD-810 Shock Test. We're not sure what that means but it sounds impressive.
Pioneer DJ has just released Interface 2, a two channel audio soundcard that lets DJs use Pioneer’s rekordbox DVS to control their digital music on a computer using any DJ set up.
The Interface 2 is not locked down to Pioneer DJ’s products, as it can be as a standalone sound card.
Licence keys for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, as well as two timecoded vinyl records – worth a combined £230 – will ship with Interface 2. The package will be available from early July for £260.
Pioneer DJ have just dropped a new video featuring synth guru Dave Smith.
The legendary engineer and musician talks about the beautiful character of analog synthesis and how he created the iconic Prophet–5 synth in 1970s California.
Charting the evolution of music technology and the introduction of digital, Smith goes on to explain how his classic analog synths have given birth to Pioneer DJ’s TORAIZ series of instruments for the studio and live stage.