Recording mixes at home is notoriously tough. Trying to re-create the vibe of the club with no crowd – it usually leads to over-doing it on the FX, or mixing out too early just for something to do, and messing up the transition. Admit it, you’ve done it. A YouTube user called TheRasteri has the solution – he’s has hacked a Pioneer DJ XDJ-R2 to run the classic videogame DOOM. In the video, the user can be seen plugging a USB stick into the R2, as well as a keyboard into the second USB port and loading the game onto the touchscreen.
Pioneer DJ has announced a new version of its flagship V10 mixer – the DJM-V10-LF. There are two main differences with the LF and the first is the most obvious – there’s no crossfader.
The channel faders are extended to 60mm to take advantage of the extra space from removing the crossfader and Pioneer DJ has also added an extra fader curve for extra detail and more subtle control, depending on your preference.
The rest of the mixer is the same as the original V10, which we previewed in the video below. It costs £3,089 plus VAT.
Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller – the DDJ-FLX6. The new unit is designed to control both rekordbox dj and Serato, and as well as adopting a more stripped back grey and black style, it introduces a new Merge FX function, a single knob that can control up to four FX simultaneously. These FX can be determined by the user in a new Merge FX menu.
Pioneer DJ has announced a new mixer, the DJM-S11. The new mixer, aimed at turntablists and scratch DJs, features two channels and can control four decks, with a 4.3-inch customisable touchscreen, where you can view the waveforms, browse for tracks and add and adjust FX. The new Magvel Fader Pro has “boosted its vertical rigidity by 30 percent” and the eight coloured performance pads per channel have also been improved for Hot Cues, Rolls, Saved Loops, Sampler and more.
Pioneer DJ has updated rekordbox to version 6.1.1 and added the ability to create your own track edits, and save them as new files. The basic editor lets your select loops and extend them, delete breakdowns, lengthen outros or intros and copy and save vocal chops, hits, or other sounds into a ‘Palette’ to use later in the same track.
Pioneer DJ has announced the next-gen industry-standard DJ player the CDJ-3000. The new player – which has removed the optical CD drive – features a new, bigger, brighter nine-inch touchscreen. Below it there are now eight coloured hot cue pads, and a newly designed jog wheel with on-jog display, dedicated Beat Jump buttons, extra loop buttons for four and eight-bar lengths and a new aluminium faceplate.
Pioneer DJ has teased what appears to be a landmark new product under the tagline A New Dimension. In the video, uploaded to their socials at 8am BST, it shows what appears to be a new DJ product being tested rigorously before teasing some soft-focus shots of the unit, including jog wheels, pitch faders, USB ports and what looks like on-jog screens.
Pioneer DJ has introduced an entry-level affordable DJ headphone called the HDJ-CUE1. Starting at £59 for the dark silver finish, rising to £89 for the matte black, white and red versions. You can also add an extra accessory pack which includes your choice of coloured cables and ear pads for £27 per pack.