PIONEER EXPANDS DJ CREATIVITY WITH A TWIST OF A KNOB
New DJM-750 4-Channel Digital DJ Mixer Offers More Effects and Connectivity Options
LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 9, 2013) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division continues to offer DJs of all levels the ability to create a wide spectrum of music and mixing arrangements with the introduction of its new DJM-750 4-channel digital DJ mixer. Offering superior sound quality and a professional control layout, the feature rich DJM-750 includes a built-in high performance USB sound card and the industry’s first1 Boost Color FX feature, which enables users to change the intensity of various effects with the rotation of the built-in effects knob.
“Pioneer has always been about designing DJ products that encourage users to explore their creativity,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The new DJM-750 offers endless effects with its Boost Color FX and Sound Color FX features.
Multitude of Features
Boost Color FX – The new Boost Color FX enables users to change the parameter of an effect with the varying rotation speed of the integrated controller knob. The degree of the selected effect is intensified (i.e. increase cut rate) the faster the knob is turned. The Boost Color FX knob can work on any of the integrated mixer effects and the feature includes four different types of effects, Filter, Crush, Noise and Jet.
Sound Color FX – The Sound Color FX offers four types ofeffects (Filter, Crush, Noise, Jet) for more creative mixing options. Users also have the ability to switch between Sound Color FX and Boost Color FX to match the music playing.
Beat Effect – The Beat Effect function presents 13 different types of effects (Delay, Echo, Spiral, Reverb, Trans, Filter, Flanger, Phaser, Robot, Vinyl Brake <new>, Slip Roll, Roll, and Reverse Roll) that can be combined with Boost Color FX and Sound Color FX to create more than 100 types of effects for extremely original remixes.
Superior Sound Quality
· 24bit/96kHz High-Performance USB Sound Card – The DJM-750 4-channel digital DJ mixer is designed with a built-in USB sound card that enables simultaneous input-output of stereo signals for up to four inputs/outputs2 with no deterioration in sound quality.
The sound card supports three different sampling rates (96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz) and ASIO/Core Audio standards, ideal for DJ play and music recording and production.
USB port, located on top of the mixer, enables quick connection of devices.
The signal output path from the mixer can be easily modified using its setup tool via a computer3.
Sound Quality Design – The mixer produces clear and powerful audio using high quality components such as a 32-bit digital signal processor (DSP) and SEND/RETURN circuit parts, as well as a low-jitter crystal oscillator installed in the clock of its audio circuits, to deliver the most precise audio signals and accurate audio reproduction.
Information from operation of the device's knobs and buttons is transmitted to external DJ software and effectors, etc. as a MIDI4 signal, with a “Full Ensemble MIDI” function built in to enable simultaneous control of this device and other external devices.
Each channel is equipped with a switch-type 3-band equalizer (+6dB to -26dB) and 3-band isolator (+6dB to -∞dB).
Channel fader knobs and cross-fader knobs offer a “P-LOCK Fader Cap” applying a lock function to guard against accidental disconnection of knobs.
Auto Standby automatically senses active operation and the presence of input signals, switching to standby mode when a long period of input is not detected.
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The DJM-750-K (black) and DJM-750-S (silver) are both available in June with a suggested retail price of $1,199.00.
1 As a hardware DJ mixer. Current as of April 9, 2013, based on Pioneer research. 2 Windows/Mac OS supported. For Windows, distribution to three or more systems is possible only when using software that supports ASIO. 3 USB sound card functions can be used by installing the driver software and setup utility software from the included CD-ROM. 4 Standard for linked performance with electronic music instruments.
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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.
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Pioneer DJ today introduced the DJC-WeCAi controller cable to enable an iPad device to be used with its line of DDJ-WeGO and DDJ-ERGO DJ controllers1. The DJC-WeCAi cable connection transforms an iPad device loaded with Algoriddim Inc.’s “djay® for iPad” app or “vjay for iPad” (available for purchase in the App Store) into a music source and control window for the DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO.
With the “djay for iPad” app and use of the special cable, the DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO can be used for playback of music from an iPad’s iTunes library, offering scratching and mixing operations as well as diverse functions including HOT CUE, sampler, and effects2. With the “vjay for iPad” app, the controllers can perform scratching and visual mixes using videos, music and camera roll images stored in an iPad3, including the “PULSE CONTROL” function2 for performances using images and lights.
The DJC-WeCAi cable extends up to 2.6 feet from an iPad (USB A connector) device to a Pioneer controller (USB B connector) with a 5.9 feet Y-cable (USB A, color coated red to easily identify) for use with a standard power adaptor (not included) or USB mobile battery (not included)4. The cable charges a connected iPad while providing power for a connected DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO controller. Connection to iPad requires Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (not included).
The DJC-WeCAi will be available in May with a suggested retail price of $35.00.
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*Controlling the djay or vjay iPad apps with the DDJ-WeGO or DDJ-ERGO requires a firmware update (DDJ-WeGO ver1.08 / DDJ-ERGO ver1.40) as well as the latest version of djay (version 1.6.4) or vjay (version 1.1.2) for iPad. Firmware for Pioneer controllers available on: http://pioneerdj.com/support/.
*Current users of djay or vjay must update to the latest version for compatibility with Pioneer controllers.
1 Connection to iPad requires Apple Camera Connection kit or Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately). 2 djay and “vjay” do not support the “MIX PULSE” function of the “DDJ-WeGO” and “DDJ-ERGO”. 3 vjay compatible with iPad2 or above. 4 Cannot charge iPad.
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PIONEER DDJ-WEGO CONTROLLER EXPANDS VERSATILITY NOW SUPPORTING SERATO DJ INTRO
Serato DJ Intro Software Available at No Cost for DDJ-WeGO Owners
Pioneer’s versatile entry-level DJ controller, the DDJ-WeGO, currently bundled with the “Virtual DJ® Limited Edition” software by Atomix Productions, now supports the popular Serato® DJ Intro software. Downloadable at no cost1 at http://serato.com/dj-intro, Serato DJ Intro offers the “all familiar” Serato user interface and mixing and scratching functionalities, allowing users the freedom to manage and create non-stop mixes. The combined DDJ-WeGO2 and Serato DJ Intro software gives users access to large and colorful waveforms on a laptop monitor, and helpful illumination and multi-color LDF jog lights directly on the controller to help improve a DJ’s mixing and scratching capability and enhance the DJ performance.
For additional flexibility and more advanced features that can be utilized with the DDJ-WeGO, users can also upgrade to Serato DJ, a paid version of the software. With this software, users can record their sets and mix up to four decks at a time, increasing the ability to perform more complex music mixing.
Pioneer’s DDJ-WeGO DJ controllers make it easy for beginners to learn how to mix with built-in effects and features:
Jog FX – Allows users to combine multiple effects and control them simultaneously using the Jog wheel.
Pulse Control – Provides users visual prompts with a variety of colored lights on the Jog platters:
Mix Pulse – The mix pulse mode shows the difference in pitch of songs currently playing through the light of the Jog wheel. As the pitch of songs begin to match, the intensity of the light increases, allowing the user to check visually that the beats are in sync. In conjunction with the music, the pulse of lights helps to improve beat matching skills.3
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 not only be heard, but will also be represented visually via the light movements on the Jog wheel.
USB Power – The DDJ-WeGO utilizes power from USB connections found on most computers, eliminating the need for an external power supply.
“Plug and Play” functionality allows a DJ performance to start anytime and anywhere when the user plugs in a DDJ-WeGO to a computer via a USB cable and launches Serato DJ Intro.
Five available colors: white, black, red, green, and violet.
Built-in audio ports for high quality sound input and output.
Built-in sound card for expanded music storage and portability.
Compact in size and weighs less than four pounds for easy transportation.
Pioneer’s DDJ-WeGO controller is available with a suggested retail price of $399.
1 Current users of Serato DJ Intro must update to 1.1.0 and current users of Serato DJ must update to 1.1.2 for use with the DDJ-WeGO.