A new documentary about the impact of coronavirus on electronic music has been released.
Released on Wednesday this week (5th August), a new documentary from Pioneer DJ, entitled Distant Dancefloors, presents a 360-degree view of the economical, psychological and social impact COVID-19 has had on global club culture.
Pioneer DJ has updated rekordbox to version 6.0.2, addressing some bugs reported by users since the new version dropped earlier this year. The new version addresses issues around rekordbox crashing on launch, as well as issues exporting tracks that have been sync'd to Pioneer DJ's new Cloud Library Sync. Other issues such as remixer metadata from Beatport LINK have also been addressed. Other updates include:
Pioneer DJ has added a new feature that analyses tracks and detects where vocals are on the waveform. Pioneer DJ says “This is possible thanks to AI technology with deep-learning capabilities embedded in the software’s new music analysis algorithm, which we co-developed with Japanese tech company Qosmo.”
Pioneer DJ has announced a major update to rekordbox. Version 6 adds a feature called Cloud Library Sync, allowing users to upload their collections to a linked Dropbox account, where they can access it across a maximum of four devices. Metadata and analysis information is also stored in the cloud and can be edited and sync’d back to the cloud.
Pioneer DJ has made their mix recording and streaming app DJM-REC free for 90 days. The original trial period of 30 days has been extended to 90 and users who exhausted their trial already have had their limit reset, so can use the app again for free.
Pioneer DJ has been sold by owners KKR equity firm to Japanese company Noritsu for $606 million. The sale comes off the back of a change of corporation name last year to AlphaTheta, when Pioneer DJ said: “Our brands and brand names, including Pioneer DJ, will not be affected. We’re updating our corporate name to better reflect our values and vision. The change is not related to any merger, sale, or reorganization.”
Pioneer DJ have announced a new flagship mixer – the DJM-V10. Featuring six channels, new FX and filters, a compressor on every channel, the ability to reroute effects internally and a new isolator three-band master EQ. Speaking of EQ, the V10 features four-band EQ, similar to that of the Allen & Heath Xone range, doubling up on the mid with a Mid-Lo and Mid-Hi band per channel.
Pioneer DJ have announced a new all-in-one unit the XDJ-XZ. The new unit is their flagship all-in-one, with all the features you'd expect taken from the DJM900nxs2 mixer, including all the Color FX and 14 Beat FX, as well as a new three-band EQ on the master channel, ideal for mobile DJs playing in less-than-ideal acoustic spaces. There are four channels in total, allowing users to add two sources on top of the two in-built channels.
Pioneer DJ have launched a new pad-based controller for use with both rekordbox DJ and Serato DJ. Featuring 32 backlit coloured LED pads, the DDJ-XP2 can control everything from cue points to sample triggering and loops, as well as FX using the Slide FX strip that activates as soon as it's touched.
Transport options can also be assigned to the pads so you can play, stop and cue directly from the unit. There's also a new option where you can instantly mute a deck and reload from a hot cue, right from the pads. Find out more in the video below. The new unit will cost £299.