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Pulse Nov 12 Announcements

PIONEER XDJ-1000 MULTIPLAYER POWERED BY TOUCH

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Touchscreen, Wi-Fi Connectivity, and rekordbox Encompassed in New XDJ-1000

Long Beach, Calif. (November 13, 2014) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the XDJ-1000, the newest player designed for today’s digital DJ consumers.  Adopting the same advanced layout, size, and ergonomic platter as the professional series CDJ-2000NXS, the XDJ-1000 offers a wealth of DJ performance functions and adds the convenience of touch screen, utilizing a large 7-inch full-color high resolution touch panel display for access and control of multiple features.  Users can quickly see and execute a variety of commands that were once only accessed through physical buttons.  With the convenience of its large touch display, users are provided with faster control, more information, and the ability to toggle through different screens to make DJ performance easier.  The XDJ-1000 features a large JOG wheel, PRO DJ Link, rekordbox® compatibility, Wi-Fi® connectivity, and more.

“We’re continuing to improve the DJ experience utilizing the latest technology, including touch screen controls and an advanced user interface,” said David Arevalo, director, Professional Sound and Visual Division of Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The XDJ-1000’s large touch screen provides quicker access to commonly used features and music details.”

 

Touchscreen Display

The XDJ-1000 features a high quality 7-inch touch panel display giving users the ability to quickly access many of the most commonly used functions, including BEAT SYNC, HOT CUE and a new function called BEAT JUMP/ LOOP MOVE. 

  • Browse – Located at top left of the screen, Browse provides seven lines of track information and displays the album art, artist name, BPM and genre of the highlighted track. Music information including track number, time remaining, and tempo are also available in large font.
  • Wave and Wave Zoom– The bottom of the display provides a glimpse of the entire song’s waveform, and users can utilize the Wave Zoom function to magnify the current playback location.  Five levels of zoom are available for detailed visualization of the waveform.  
  • Keyword Search In addition to using the integrated knob for scrolling through music tracks, users can type in a specific song name on a pop-up keyboard.  Each press of a letter performs auto-fill for finding the corresponding song titles.
  • Quantize– Utilizing a Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set perfectly on-beat. The Quantize feature ensures cue points are set accurately and automatically, correcting and synching beats during manual looping or real-time cueing to reduce off-beat mistakes.
  • Beat Jump/Loop MoveThe Beat Jump function provide users the ability to jump back or forward to a number of beats from a playback position without breaking the rhythm of the music.  The Beat Jump function allows users to hop around 1, 2, and 4 beats with a quick touch of the screen.  With the Loop Move function, users can move the loop playback location by 1, 2 or 4 beats. 
  • Slip Mode– When activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and continues audible playback at the exact time that the loop, reverse or scratch ends, resulting in smoother transitions.

 

rekordbox

The XDJ-1000 includes Pioneer’s rekordbox music management software for advanced preparation of music.  Available in versions for Mac® and PC, users can configure, edit, and save a history of music sets.  For added convenience, Pioneer also offers the rekordbox App, which enables users to prepare and manage music stored on their portable devices as well as create playlists, cue/loop points and beat location settings, and perform waveform analysis on the go. The rekordbox App can also be wirelessly synched with a PC or Mac utilizing the Pioneer rekordbox music management software.  The App is compatible with iOS and Android™ devices and is available at no charge in the App Store or Google Play. 

 

Pro DJ Link

Pioneer’s Pro DJ Link feature enables up to four XDJ-1000 players to connect via the Link Port and share a single music source.  Additional functions can be accessed when other XDJ-1000 players are connected using Pro DJ Link including:

  • Beat Count and Phase Meter – The Beat Count, which is the number of beats until a set point (memory cue), and the Phase Meter, which shows the beat/bar of the music, can also be displayed simultaneously by  other players.
  • Beat Sync – Tempo and beat location of music currently playing on one of the devices can be matched with the push of a button.
  • USB Connection and Wireless Convenience– Through its integrated Pro DJ Link port, the XDJ-1000 can retrieve and play back music from a connected USB or wireless device (player must be used with a wireless router).   When the XDJ-1000 is connected to wireless routers, smartphones, tablets, and Mac or PC computers via the rekordbox software, the different devices will show up on the display screen as sources for music content with playback support of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF files.    
  • Traffic Light – Utilizing a multiplayer Pro DJ Link connection, a blue light indicates that music will sound harmonious with the key of the music being played.

 

Additional Features

  • USB-HID Control – Enabled by Serato Inc.’s “Serato DJ” software (more information will be published on the Pioneer support site pioneerdj.com/support/ once support for XDJ-1000 is available, planned for first half 2015)
  • MIDI Control – The player supports MIDI for controlling other devices and software
  • My Settings – The function settings of a player can be saved to an iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® or USB storage device.  For additional convenience, the settings can also be made on the rekordbox App or desktop software, giving users the ability to switch to their settings when connecting to any XDJ-1000
  • Active Loop – Automatically starts loops when playback begins from a specified point
  • Auto Standby– The player saves energy by automatically switching to standby mode when no input is detected for a period of time  

 

 

The XDJ-1000 will be available in January 2015 with a suggested retail price of $1,199.

  

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Pioneer DJ 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, and are known for their high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer and rekordbox are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation
WI-FI is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance Corporation.
iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
ANDROID is a trademark of Google Inc.

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Pulse Sep 03 Announcements

PIONEER HDJ-C70 HEADPHONES ARE LIGHT IN WEIGHT AND HEAVY ON PRODUCING EXCEPTIONAL SOUND QUALITY

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New HDJ-C70 Added to Pioneer’s Line-up of Professional DJ Headphones

LONG BEACH, Calif. (September 4, 2014) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the HDJ-C70 professional on-ear headphones intended for DJs who prefer a headset that is lightweight, extremely flexible, and can produce audio with more impactful bass and clear mid and high frequencies.  The new HDJ-C70 model sets itself apart from other Pioneer HDJ offerings with the use of smaller, more compact ear cups, rotatable arms, interchangeable parts, and a minimalistic cosmetic look.

“The Pioneer HDJ-C70 is physically and cosmetically different from our traditional HDJ models, catering to all styles of DJing,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.   “These headphones are durable, comfortable, and very light.  Best of all, they sound fantastic and can produce the lower bass frequencies often found in various types of music.”

Sound Quality
The HDJ-C70 utilizes large 40mm drivers specially tuned to produce the lower bass frequency region in music.  The combination of large 40mm drivers, copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coils, neodymium magnets, and 2,000 mW input capacity helps to generate clean and clear audio output with increased bass response.

Sound Isolation
The new headphones are also designed to help minimize loud background noise, often found in loud environments such as a DJ booth, by utilizing a special sound-isolation “air chamber” integrated into the housing of the earpiece.  The innovative air chamber also helps to isolate low and mid frequencies resulting in better defined mid-bass/mid-range sound output.

Comfort and Fit
The headband of the HDJ-C70 is made of a polyamide resin for maximum flexibility, to accommodate the constant pulling and twisting of the headphones by users.  The ear cup housing also utilizes a ridged rubber ring for improved grip of the headphones and reduced chances of slipping.
For ultra-comfortable wear and to fit  different head sizes the ear cups of the HDJ-C70 are designed to move vertically along the slider arms, offering a total of 15 different positions.  Furthermore, the slider arms can be rotated up to 90 degrees in each direction, providing the greatest flexibility for different styles of DJing.
The model incorporates soft, extremely comfortable low-resilience urethane memory foam ear pads to create a nice seal around the ears which also helps in reducing external sounds.  The urethane memory pads are wrapped in soft black leather for maximum feel and extended comfort.

Interchangeable Parts
Furthermore, the HDJ-C70 features interchangeable parts for greater longevity.  The headband, earpads, housing, cushion and cables can be removed and replaced (parts sold separately).  The headphones are pre-installed with a 1.6m straight cord that can also be swapped with a 1.0m curled cord (included). A compact carrying pouch for added protection and convenience comes with the unit.

The Pioneer HDJ-C70 headphones will be available in October with a suggested price of $239.

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The Pioneer HDJ-C70 headphones are available in October with a suggested price of $239.

Specifications:

Form

Fully enclosed dynamic stereo headphones

Frequency range

7 ~ 32,000 Hz

Impedance

40 Ω

Output sound pressure level

100 dB

Maximum output sound pressure level

120 dB

Maximum input

2,000 mW

Unit aperture

φ 40 mm dynamic type

Connection cord

5.1 feet stereo cable, 3.25 feet curled cable (9.8 feet when extended)

Plug

φ 3.5 mm stereo mini plug

Weight

6.9 ounces (not including cord)

Accessories

¼-inch stereo adapter plug (screw-type), carry case, screwdriver for cord replacement

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

Pulse Sep 02 Announcements

PIONEER CREATES MUSIC MAGIC WITH THE LATEST DDJ-WEGO CONTROLLER

DDJ-WeGO3 Gets a Makeover and More Features

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LONG BEACH, Calif. (September 2, 2014) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today launched the DDJ-WeGO3, its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller that makes it possible for any consumer to take on the art of DJing. The entry level controller starts with a completely new look utilizing an aluminum top panel and new JOG wheels that illuminate with red and blue LEDs.  For increased versatility, the DDJ-WeGO3 is compatible with a variety of software including djay 2 for iPad and iPhone, djay1 for Mac, Serato® DJ Intro, TRAKTOR® PRO 2, and VirtualDJ™ Limited Edition.  For extra convenience, the controller also charges compatible iOS devices2 with the included Lightning cable.

“The DDJ-WeGO3 is the ideal controller for the beginner DJ because it’s so simple and easy to use,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.    “We’ve also integrated advanced features such as auto loop, JOG effects, hot cue and sampler, which help users advance their DJ skills and techniques faster.”

Functionality and  Performance

The DDJ-WeGO3 features a highly futuristic cosmetic design utilizing a brushed aluminum finish throughout the entire control panel. Its flat profile and compact size make the DDJ-WeGO3 very portable. An easy to use button and knob layout around the JOG wheels allows for quick access to their functions.

  • DJ Software –The DDJ-WeGO3 supports multiple DJ software3 for increased versatility.
    • VirtualDJ 8 Limited Edition (Download free of charge, keycode included)
    • djay for Mac (Download free of charge, keycode included)
    • Serato DJ Intro (Download free of charge, no keycode required)
    • TRAKTOR PRO 2 (Available for purchase)
    • djay2 for iPad and iPhone (Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store)
    • vjay for iPad and iPhone (Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store)
  • iPhone and iPad Charging – When connected to a computer, the DDJ-WeGO3 uses power from the USB connections, eliminating the need for an external power supply. If using a connected iPad or iPhone as a source, the DDJ-WeGO3 is powered by the included AC adapter, which will also charge the device, ensuring battery power never runs out while in use.
  • Jog FX – Allows users to combine multiple effects and control them simultaneously using the JOG wheel.
  • Pulse Control – Provides users with visual prompts with red and blue LED illumination around the JOG platters: 
    • Launch Pulse – Triggers a red light on the JOG wheel to signify that music has been loaded successfully.
    • FX Pulse – The effect being applied to the currently playing song will be heard and represented visually via the light movements on the JOG wheel.
    • Beat Pulse – The LED lights on the JOG wheel illuminate in different sizes to match the beat and volume intensity.
    • Multi-Purpose Slot – The controller features a convenient slot to accommodate an iPad or iPhone, making it easy to see and access displays for choosing songs.   

Other features

  • Built-in audio ports for high quality sound output.
  • Built-in audio interface (sound card).
  • Compact (14.96” x 9.45” x 2.32”) and weighs less than four pounds for easy transportation.
  • DJC-WeCAi30 cable (sold separately) will be available October 2014 to connect iPad and iPhone devices with 30-pin dock connectors.     

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The ultra compact DDJ-WeGO3 will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $349. 

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.    

1 The djay 2 software is available from the iTunes App Store ($9.99).
2 Supported devices: iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina Display, iPad (4th generation), iPad Mini, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th generation)

3 Please visit http://www.pioneerdjusa.com/gear.aspx?product=DDJ-WeGO3 for information about other supported DJ software.

Pioneer and Pioneer DJ are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
djay, djay2, vjay and Algoriddim are trademarks or registered trademarks of algoriddim GmbH.
Serato is a registered trademark of Serato Audio Research Ltd.
Virtual DJ is a trademark of Atomix Productions Inc.
TRAKTOR is a registered trademark of Native Instruments GmbH

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

Gavin Aug 07 Announcements

PIONEER DJ LAUNCHES THE DDJ-SX2 - THE FIRST CONTROLLER WITH DEDICATED BUTTONS FOR THE NEW SERATO FLIP

7th August 2014: The DDJ-SX2 is the industry’s first controller to give DJs dedicated control of the new Serato Flip functions within Serato® DJ . Serato Flip is an expansion pack for Serato DJ that gives DJs the power to record and re-play hot cue sequences on the fly. The DDJ-SX2 is the only controller with designated buttons – Record, Start, and Slot – to put intuitive Serato Flip performances at their fingertips. The four-channel DDJ-SX2 builds on the popularity of its predecessor, but inherits two must-have features from the top-flight DDJ-SZ: Performance Pads with velocity sensitive, multi-colored LEDs and on-jog digital cue point markers. The DDJ-SX2 is also Serato DJ DVS upgrade ready and boasts improved jog wheel reaction time.

 

Serato Flip is a new function in Serato DJ that lets DJs record hot cue combinations and replay them on a loop. DJs can record themselves triggering cues using the Performance Pads and automatically loop the sequence back on demand. Up to six recordings (slots) of Hot Cue sequences can be made for playback at a later time. Pioneer added Record (start/stop recording), Start (start/stop loop), and Slot (store) buttons to quickly access the Serato Flip operation.

 

CONTROL LAYOUT

The DDJ-SX2 provides the same functional layout of its predecessor with quick access to a multitude of Serato DJ features. The layout of the buttons, knobs, sliders and Performance Pads deliver the best DJ controller experience designed to match the applicable software functions perfectly:

  • Multi-colored Performance Pads – Introduced in the top-of-the-line DDJ-SZ, the DDJ-SX2 now incorporates the highly attractive and functional multi-colored Performance Pads that control eight types of Serato DJ functions. The various illumination colors provide quick identification of the different actions/commands such as beats and drum rolls. The eight pads located below the Jog wheel offer HOT CUE, ROLL, SLICER and SAMPLER functionalities. While in velocity SAMPLER mode, the output level from the pad can vary depending on the strength of each tap from the user.

  • Amplified MIC Input – Improved from the first generation, the controller features a balanced microphone (MIC) input circuit to provide clear audio output with no distortion regardless of the type or brand of microphone used. The controller can deliver clear audio even at high volume levels because of increased headroom and highly improved signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio.
  • High Accuracy Jog Wheel – The output reaction time of the JOG wheels is significantly improved, further cutting down on latency, ensuring tasks such as “scratch” performances are at their highest levels. The model also features “Hot Cue Countdown” providing users, via its JOG Display, with the time remaining to a Hot Cue point, helpful in quickly arriving to a specified position in the music playing.

  • 4-Channel Mixer – The DDJ-SX2 features an independent 4-channel mixer that can be used with other external sources such as turntables. Its master level meter provides instantaneous sound level adjustment as well as independent output controls with a display indicator for each channel when used as a standalone mixer.

 

EXPANDED FUNCTIONALITY

The DDJ-SX2 features four external inputs for connection with CD players, analog turntables, microphones and more, with the ability to act as a stand-alone mixer (without the need to connect to a PC/MAC). The controller includes two Master Out and one Booth Out outputs for connection to external public address (PA) equipment. The DDJ-SX2 also features support for the Serato DJ DVS function. Users will have the ability to purchase Serato’s DVS Expansion Pack and perform Serato DJ deck control on the DDJ-SX2 with Pioneer CDJ players or analog turntables.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

  • High Quality Audio – A low-jitter clock and high-performance digital-to-analog converter (DAC) provide accurate and clear audio playback
  • 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
  • Aluminum Finish – The DDJ-SX2 sports an aluminum top panel and a brushed aluminum finish on the JOG wheels for optimal look and feel
  • Multiple Connection Options – The DDJ-SX2 offers dual CD and phono/line inputs for external devices as well as two microphone inputs, two Master Outputs (XLR and RCA) and a Booth Out terminal
  • Built-in Sound Card (audio interface)
  • Needle Search – Users can immediately jump to a specific part of a music track with a simple touch of the Needle Search pad
  • Adjustable Cross-Fader Curve – Suits any type of mixing style
  • Channel Fader Start – Enables use of the channel fader to control and play/cue tracks.
  • Assignable Settings – Pioneer offers a TSI file for use with the Native Instruments TRAKTOR PRO2 software

 

 

Gavin Aug 05 13 Pioneer Gear / rekordbox / remotebox

Ver.3.0.1 (2014.08.05)

  • Improved sync performance with devices.
  • Fixed an issue where rekordbox 3.0 sometimes stops auto-analyzing the tracks.
  • Fixed an issue where a track exported to a device cannot be played on CDJ when the file name includes / (slash) and other particular characters.
  • Added a keyboard shortcut to search inside of Collection.
  • Four or more devices can be displayed in the device category of the tree view.
  • Fixed an issue where tracks imported from network drive cannot be played via Pro DJ Link.
  • Fixed other minor issues.

[Note]
After Windows version of v.3.0.1. is installed, it may take a few minutes for updating. Please wait patiently until the updating process is complete.

As always, you can update rekordbox for free at http://rekordbox.com/en/download/

 

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