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Gavin Feb 22 10 Announcements

To all my Pioneer family,

As you may have noticed, I have been unable to attend to your queries and questions as promptly as possible over the last couple of months. Accordingly, it is unfair to you, the user, and unfair to the moderation team at PioneerDJ for me to maintain a position here. Therefore, I have decided to step down as admin on this site; handing in the secret keys to Pioneer's Area 51 and giving back the corporate jet.

My experiences to this point have always been positive; I started out on this forum not knowing how to DJ and progressed to the point where Pioneer got in contact to ask me to help out. From that point, I tried to treat everyone like I personally sold the gear to them myself and, in turn, learned so much from.

I'm immensely thankful to you for the conversations we've had (even the beer I've managed to have with one or two of you!), thankful to Pulse and Jay for recommending me almost 6 years and 8,000 comments ago and thankful to Rik Parkinson for involving me in shaping the future of PioneerDJ. There's an incredible team working on new products and features every single day.

Slán agus beannacht leat,

Gavin

Pulse Jan 20 Announcements

PIONEER DJ UNVEILS NEW PROFESSIONAL STUDIO HEADPHONES

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HRM-7 Studio Headphones Built for Sound and Comfort

LONG BEACH, Calif. (January 21, 2015) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the HRM-7 studio headphones intended for home and private studio listening, providing excellent audio reproduction with maximum comfort.  Pioneer’s latest headphones incorporate a newly developed HD driver suited for high-resolution audio sources and capable of reproducing frequencies up to 40 kHz.  Its “dual chamber” bass reflex enclosure also helps produce lower bass response as well as provide better control for increased audio accuracy.  The incorporated hybrid memory-foam ear pads provide a snug fit around the ears and maximum comfort when worn for extended listening sessions. 

“We wanted to design studio headphones that feel as good as they sound,” said David Arevalo, director, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The HRM-7 delivers rich and powerful sound ideal for a professional type of listening, whether at home or in a studio.  These headphones have a natural response ideal for all types of music listening including high resolution audio. ”   

Large HD Driver

The large 40 millimeter HD driver combined with a copper-clad aluminum wire (CCAW) voice coil and neodymium magnets built into the HRM-7 produce outstanding audio playback and great sound localization.  The new HD driver along with its strong magnet structure can reproduce a very wide frequency response from 5 Hz to 40 kHz, ideal for all types of music listening including high-resolution audio files. 

Dual Chamber Bass Reflex Enclosure

Pioneer developed a dual chamber bass reflex enclosure to enable the headphones to generate lower bass frequencies while still maintaining great control of the HD driver for increased audio accuracy.  The sound isolating dual chamber (air chamber) prevents outside noise from affecting the enclosure, essentially increasing bass response while the integrated ports enhance the efficiency of the driver.  The housing (enclosure) is further reinforced by a 3-layer damping structure, suppressing vibrations and unwanted resonance, resulting in improved audio response out of the HD driver.

Large Housing and Comfortable Ear pads

The housing of the HRM-7 creates a large listening chamber to produce a wide sound field for better sound localization. Wrapped around the housings are full-sized hybrid memory foam ear pads, that feel extremely comfortable, even when worn for long periods of time.  Furthermore, the memory foam ear pads are covered with soft velour that contours around the ears to help reduce exterior sounds entering the listening chamber. 

Designed to Fit

The 3D ergonomic design further optimizes the angled fit of the ear pads around the head while the free adjust head cushion helps produce a snug fit across the entire head without creating uncomfortable force. 

Additional Features:

  • Detachable 1.2 m curled and 3 m straight cables using Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) litz wire
  • Replacement velour ear pads
  • Gold plated 6.3 mm stereo plug adapter 

The Pioneer HRM-7 will be available in March with a suggested retail price of $239 USD.

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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

For more information follow us on:
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Contacts:
Jaed Arzadon jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
Katherine Harbeston katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
Megan Stoner megan.stoner@allisonpr.com

Pulse Jan 19 Announcements

PIONEER PRESENTS THE XDJ-RX REKORDBOX DJ SYSTEM WITH BUILT-IN SCREEN 

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XDJ-RX Mixes Together Two Players, a Mixer, and Large Monitor for Use with rekordbox™

LONG BEACH, Calif. (January 20, 2015) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced the XDJ-RX, an all-in-one DJ console that incorporates two separate digital players, a mixer, and a built-in monitor.  The uniquely designed DJ system is intended for users of the popular Pioneer rekordbox™ music management software, which enables DJs to quickly play prepared music stored on a USB device, eliminating the need to connect or carry a separate computer for use as a music source.  The XDJ-RX’s featured 7-inch LCD screen provides a window of information including simultaneous display of music waveforms from each integrated player.  The unit also emulates Pioneer’s well-known professional players with built-in key performance functions including HOT CUE, BEAT EFFECTS, SOUND COLOR FX and a new LOOP SLICE feature.

 “Pioneer’s XDJ-RX can stand on its own as a full-blown yet portable DJ system without the need for a separate computer, and with the built-in monitor, all you need is a USB device filled with your music,” said David Arevalo, marketing director, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “Best of all, you can prepare your music in our rekordbox software so all you need to do is plug in the console to an existing audio setup and you’re off and playing.”


Large LCD Color Display

The XDJ-RX features a high-resolution 7-inch LCD color monitor located on the top center of the console to display an array of music information. 

  • Browse Screen – Displays music information stored on a connected USB device by playlist, artist, album, track, history and folder. 
  • Wave and Wave Zoom – During music playback, the entire waveform of the music from each deck can be viewed simultaneously on the screen.  Users can also change the resolution of the waveforms with a turn of the rotary knob, providing five levels of Wave Zoom to show the details of the music transitions.
  • Beat Count – Accurately displays the number of beats until a set point.

 

Performance Functions

The XDJ-RX follows a similar layout as Pioneer’s flagship models and offers similar functions and operability. 

  • Beat Sync – The feature let users instantly match tempo and beat location of songs.
  • Quantize– Utilizing the Quantize 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.
  • Slip Mode – When activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and continues audible playback at the exact time when the loop, reverse or scratch is ended, resulting in smoother transitions.
  • Beat Effects and Sound Color FX – The Beat Effects function offers eight different effects (Delay, Echo, Spiral, Reverb, Trans, Flanger, Pitch and Roll) for additional creative audio performances. The console also includes four Sound Color FX functions (Noise, Gate/Comp, Crush and Filter), which add numerous audio effect combinations and arrangements to currently playing music with the simple twist of a knob. 
  • Loop Slice (new) – Separates the loop range into four parts and enables repeated playback of the separated sections.
  • Hot Cue – Enables instant playback of a set point in the music.  Each player can set four Hot Cue points.
  • Auto Beat Loop – Performs a loop play by automatically setting loop-out points from the BPM of the music 


rekordbox Music Management

The XDJ-RX 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 analyze music via Wave Zoom, key, wave, beat grid, BPM, and ID3 Tag, create playlists, active loops, cue/loop points and beat location settings, and save playback logs of music. The App is compatible with iOS and Android™ devices and is available at no charge in the App Store or Google Play. 

Versatility

The XDJ-RX features two built-in USB ports for connection of multiple music sources.  In addition, the unit can record music sessions onto a connected USB device, saved in WAV format for future playback. For maximum versatility, the mixer section can be used as a standalone 2-channel mixer for use with external players and turntables.   

Additional Features

  • DJ Software MIDI Control
  • 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 software, giving users the ability to switch to their settings when connecting to a CDJ-900NXS or CDJ-2000NXS 
  • Traffic Light – Utilizing a multi-player PRO DJ LINK connection, a green light indicates that music will sound harmonious with the key of the music being played
  • Active Loop – Automatically starts loops when playback begins from a specified point
  • Auto Standby – Automatically senses active operation and the presence of input signals, switching to standby mode when inputs are not detected for a long period
  • Compatibility with Native Instruments TRAKTOR® PRO2 DJ Software 

 

 

The XDJ-RX rekordbox DJ system will be available in March with a suggested retail price of $1,799 USD.

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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
iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries.
TRAKTOR is a registered trademark of Native Instruments, Inc.

For more information follow us on:
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Facebook at facebook.com/PioneerDJusa
Instagram at instagram.com/PioneerDJUSA
YouTube at youtube.com/pioneerdjglobal

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Contacts:
Jaed Arzadon jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
Katherine Harbeston katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
Megan Stoner megan.stoner@allisonpr.com

Pulse November 12, 2014 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.

For more information follow us on:
Twitterat twitter.com/PioneerDJ
Facebook at facebook.com/PioneerDJusa
Instagram at instagram.com/PioneerDJUSA
YouTube at youtube.com/pioneerdjglobal

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Contacts:
Jaed Arzadon jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
Katherine Harbeston katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
Megan Stoner megan.stoner@allisonpr.com

Pulse September 3, 2014 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:
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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