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Pulse Apr 07 Announcements

Thank you everyone for your patience and for contributing feedback while the engineers investigated the comments and complaints regarding the touch sensitivity of the DDJ-SZ platters in order to determine the nature of the problems reported and the best solution thereto.

We have identified that the jog platters on some DDJ-SZ units may not respond to a touch depending on how users touch them. Please visit the link below and find a contact in your country if you experience the above mentioned symptom.

http://pioneerdj.com/support/inquiry.php?lang=en

At this time that is all the information available, so for those with questions regarding returns, exchanges, etc - please contact either your dealer or Pioneer directly through the link above.

Pulse Mar 28 Announcements

Dear valued Pioneer customers,

We received reports from some of DDJ-SZ users regarding the Jog platter sensitivity issue. To those who reported this issue, we sincerely thank you for taking your precious time to provide us with the information.

Our engineers have been, and are still, investigating possible causes of this issue. However, it would take some more time to precisely evaluate and analyze the investigation results. We will provide you with any updates on the status of this issue by mid April at the latest.

We sincerely appreciate your kind patience and understanding.

Sincerely,
Pioneer DJ

Pulse Mar 11 Announcements

It was recently discovered that some users may experience problems with some Pioneer DJ software and drivers under certain conditions.

- When a user's Mac pre-installed with OS X 10.9.2 has never been connected to one of DJ products listed below via a USB. 

- This issue does not occur if a user has connected his/her Mac running the previous version (older than 10.9.2) to one of the DJ products via a USB. Then he/she updated his/her Mac to 10.9.2. 

Some of our DJ Products listed below may not work with DJ applications running on Mac OS X 10.9.2:

CDJ-2000NXS / CDJ-2000NXS Platinum Edition / CDJ-2000 / CDJ-2000-W
CDJ-900NXS / CDJ-900 
CDJ-850 / CDJ-850-K / CDJ-850-W
CDJ-400 / CDJ-400-K 
CDJ-350 / CDJ-350-W / CDJ-350-S
XDJ-AERO / XDJ-AERO-W / MEP-7000 / SEP-C1 / DJM-T1 / RMX-500
DDJ-T1 / DDJ-S1 / DDJ-S1 Serato Edition / DDJ-SB / DDJ-ERGO-V / DDJ-ERGO LIMITED 

Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and appreciate your patience during this time.

Pulse Mar 04 Announcements

TWO INNER-EAR HEADPHONES FROM PIONEER DJ ARE READY TO BE HEARD

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Inner Ear Headphone Offerings Designed for DJ Style Listening

LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 5, 2014) – 

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today unveiled the DJE-2000 and DJE-1500 enclosed inner ear headphones, designed and sound-tuned for use by today’s advanced DJs.  With the clear understanding that DJs have specific audio characteristic requirements and traditionally listen to music differently, paying closer attention to the particular beats of music, Pioneer’s new inner-ear headphones were made for both their leisure music listening and for music preparation while on the go.  Both models have unique design features including large high quality 9.4 millimeter drivers, replaceable and detachable cables, and interchangeable earphone tips that dampen external noise. 

“Conventional DJ headphones are great for use when connected to a system, but not always ideal when you’re listening to music on a portable device.  Many DJs feel regular headphones are too big to carry around while on the go, which is why we created these new in-ear headphones. We want DJs to get the best of both worlds, obtaining the same DJ quality sound found in our HDJ headphones but in a much smaller form factor so portability isn’t an issue,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Both the DJE-1500 and DJE-2000 offer great sound quality that emphasizes on critical frequencies DJs look for, with mids and highs more pronounced and easier to pick out.”

DJE-2000

  • Hybrid 2-Way Driver – The DJE-2000 is designed with a “hybrid” 2-way driver system for producing clear and more precise audio quality throughout the entire frequency spectrum.  With the use of rare and powerful magnets for its speakers, the larger 9.4 mm driver located in the back of the earphone produces low bass frequencies with impact, while the front driver efficiently generates critical mid and high frequencies so key instrumental sounds DJs pay close attention to, such as snare drums and cymbals, are more pronounced.  
  • Multiple Earphone Tips – The flagship model includes three Comply™ foam earphone tips (S/M/L) to provide an extremely comfortable fit as well as reduce unwanted external sounds from entering and interfering with the original music.  In addition, the model also includes four silicone tips (XS/S/M/L) and one triple flanged silicone tip to accommodate different sizes of ear canals.
  • Detachable Cable – Pioneer provides a detachable MMCX connector for maximum versatility.  The cable is applied with a special textile coating that improves durability and reduces tangling and twisting. 

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DJE-1500

  • Dynamic Driver – The DJE-1500 utilizes a large 9.4 mm driver and CCAW voice coil reinforced by a powerful magnet for efficient production of  a wide frequency range for different types of music listening.   The diaphragm of the speaker is made of a ceramic powder coating composite designed to reduce internal vibration that can cause distortion to be induced into the original music content.    
  • Adjustable Housing – The DJE-1500 is designed for over-the-ear or conventional fitting utilizing a rotatable housing that can easily be adjusted to the user’s listening preference. 
  • Multiple Earphone Tips – The unit also includes a medium sized Comply™ foam earphone tip for maximum comfort, fit and noise isolation, as well as four silicone tips (XS/S/M/L) to accommodate different sizes of ear canals. 
  • Detachable Cable – Pioneer also designed the MMCX connector to be detachable for increased versatility.  In addition, several inches of the cable that plugs into the earphone are made of memory-shape resin material to help ensure the earphone stays in place when used in over-the-ear applications.  

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The DJE-2000 and the DJE-1500 headphones are available in April 2014 with suggested retail prices of $359 and $189 respectively.  

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
Comply is a trademark of Hearing Components, Inc.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division.  Its DJ products are industry standards at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their high quality sound and reliability.  For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/.  Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.    

For more information follow us on:
Twitter - twitter.com/PioneerDJ
Facebook - facebook.com/PioneerDJusa
YouTube - youtube.com/pioneerdjglobal

Contacts:
Jaed Arzadon - jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
Katherine Harbeston - katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
Cara Smith - cara@allisonpr.com

Pulse Jan 22 Announcements

PIONEER BEEFS UP ITS DJ CONTROLLER LINE-UP WITH THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FLAGSHIP DDJ-SZ

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DDJ-SZ Integrates Professional Look and Feel of Pro DJ Gear

ANAHEIM, Calif. – NAMM Booth #5810 Hall B (January 22, 2014) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today expanded its family of Serato® DJ software compatible controllers with the introduction of the DDJ-SZ, its flagship model that strongly emulates the look and feel of Pioneer’s world-renowned CDJ digital players.  The DDJ-SZ is designed for the serious “controller” DJs who are inspired by the performance specifications of Pioneer’s professional DJ products but also want the convenience of an all-in-one system. The new controller is 35 percent bigger than the widely popular DDJ-SX, sporting additional functionalities and features including extra large JOG wheels (the same size available on CDJ players), large performance pads with multi-color illumination, DJM style mixer, dual USB ports and a MAGVEL cross fader.

“The DDJ-SZ is the ‘Big Daddy’ of our controller lineup meant for those professional-type software DJs who really love our CDJ gear but like the ease of having everything in one unit,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “We’ve given the DDJ-SZ a similar look and feel of our PRO gear, including large JOG wheels with a display that makes every performance even better.”

Similar to its smaller DDJ-S counterparts, the DDJ-SZ is optimized to work with the latest Serato DJ software. 

  • Big JOG Wheel – The most noticeable CDJ PRO gear integration to the DDJ-SZ is its large 8.1-inch JOG wheels.  The JOG wheels provide instantaneous response and excellent operability for accurate and smooth scratching and mixing performance.  The center of each JOG wheel also features “ON JOG display” to illustrate playback status, cue points and position.  In addition, the unit offers a JOG FEELING ADJUST to enable users to change the resistance of the wheel from light to heavy for a customize feel.
  • Performance Pads – Directly below each JOG wheel are four effects buttons – HOT CUE, ROLL, SLICER and SAMPLER.  Under the effects buttons are eight extra large velocity sensitive “performance pads” that DJs can quickly access to insert different modified effects to music playing. In Sampler mode, the output volume of the sampler effects also varies depending on the strength of user’s tap of the pad.  An update from the current DDJ-S controllers, the performance pads on the DDJ-SZ illuminate in different colors to quickly communicate the effect mode it is in. 
  • Dual USB Ports – The DDJ-SZ includes two USB ports to enable simultaneous connection of two computers. Users can instantly switch between two computers for seamless transitions between two DJs or as additional music sources.
  • High-End Mixer – The mixing area of the DDJ-SZ also closely mimics Pioneer’s DJM series of professional mixers, utilizing a generous number of controls and effects with features including Sound Color FX and new Oscillator functions to deliver more creative music arrangements.  The mixer can also be used as a standalone 4-channel mixer for outboard players and turntables.
  • Oscillator – The new Oscillator on the right side of the mixer provides four types of sound effects: Noise, Siren, Cymbal and Horn.  A quick touch of the buttons activates the effect(s), which can also be modified in amplitude (volume) to add to the music currently playing.
  • Sound Color FX – The mixer includes four Sound Color FX functions (Pitch, Jet, Echo and Filter), which add numerous audio effect combinations and arrangements to currently playing music with a simple twist of the knobs.  Through Serato DJ’s beats per minute (BPM) analysis, users can also synchronize Echo effects to the BPM of currently playing music. 
  • DVS Functionality – The controller can support DVS (Digital Vinyl System)1 using control tone to enable an external player to be used as a Serato DJ deck.
  • MAGVEL Cross Fader – For extremely smooth transitions and high durability between the DDJ-SZ’s players, the unit features a MAGVEL cross fader (the same component used in Pioneer’s DJM-900SRT) that utilizes a contact-free magnetic system that can withstand more than 10 million operations.   The “cut in” time of the cross fader can also be customized to the user’s preference. 

Additional Features

  • Serato DJ Software – A new Serato DJ software2 is bundled with the DDJ-SZ for an easy out-of-the-box experience. 
  • Slip Mode – While activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a performance loop, scratch or hot cue and resumes audible playback when the loop, scratch, or hot cue operation is ended, creating smoother and more seamless transitions.
    • Needle Search – Users can immediately jump to a specific part of a music track with a simple touch of the Needle Search pad.  
    • High Quality Audio – Two built-in 24-bit soundcards, low-jitter clock and a Wolfson high-performance digital-to-analog converter (DAC) are used for accurate audio playback.  In addition to a 32-bit Digital Signal Processor to minimize digital noise, its balanced-hybrid operational amplifier and balance output circuit also reduce analog circuit noise. 
    • Built-in Sound Card (audio interface)
      • P-LOCK Fader Cap – Prevents the fader knob from slipping off during extreme use.
      • Auto Standby – Automatically switches to standby mode when no activity or input is detected for a period of time.

The Pioneer DDJ-SZ will be available in March 2014 with a suggested retail price of $2,399.

The first 5,000 units of the DDJ-SZ sold worldwide will be bundled with a free license for the Serato Video plug-in (worth $149).

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1 Serato time code vinyl/disc sold separately.
2 Visit htpp://pioneerdj.com/support/ for details (update available beginning of March).

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
Serato is a registered trademark of Serato Audio Research Ltd.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division.  Its DJ products are industry standards at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their high quality sound and reliability.  For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/.  Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.    

For more information follow us on:
Twitter - twitter.com/PioneerDJ
Facebook - facebook.com/PioneerDJusa
YouTube - youtube.com/pioneerdjglobal

Contacts:
Jaed Arzadon - jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
Katherine Harbeston - katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
Cara Smith - cara@allisonpr.com

 

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