Pioneer DJ have released a new version of their music organising and library software Rekordbox. Implementing their new KORETECH technology, version 5 adds advanced track analysis, faster track loading and a new GUI, all claimed to have reduced CPU usage.
The biggest news for some of us is that it’s finally possible to backup music from another device by dragging and dropping it into your library. Plus, your hot cues, loops and Rekordbox meta data all remains intact. Who better to explain all the new features than Roger Sanchez himself, in the video below.
Pioneer have revamped their headphone line with three brand new models backed by some of the biggest DJs in the world. Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and James Zabiela have all endorsed the new range of HDJ-X headphones.
The flagship HDJ-X10 feature a new H1 driver with a frequency range of 5Hz to 40kHz while he 7 is based on the previous HDJ-2000Mk2s, also with an updated driver. The new range is also ultra durable, having passed the US Military Standard MIL-STD-810 Shock Test. We're not sure what that means but it sounds impressive.
Pioneer DJ has just released Interface 2, a two channel audio soundcard that lets DJs use Pioneer’s rekordbox DVS to control their digital music on a computer using any DJ set up.
The Interface 2 is not locked down to Pioneer DJ’s products, as it can be as a standalone sound card.
Licence keys for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, as well as two timecoded vinyl records – worth a combined £230 – will ship with Interface 2. The package will be available from early July for £260.
Pioneer DJ have just dropped a new video featuring synth guru Dave Smith.
The legendary engineer and musician talks about the beautiful character of analog synthesis and how he created the iconic Prophet–5 synth in 1970s California.
Charting the evolution of music technology and the introduction of digital, Smith goes on to explain how his classic analog synths have given birth to Pioneer DJ’s TORAIZ series of instruments for the studio and live stage.
Pioneer DJ has launched their latest affordable two-channel mixer, the DJM–250MK2. The new unit is an upgrade of one of their most popular mixers, the DJM–250MK1.
The new mixer is the entry point into Pioneer’s DJM range, retailing at just £299, but it’s not lacking in detail, incorporating some of the professional features found in Pioneer DJ’s top of the range model the DJM–900NXS.
Standout features include two phono amps, individual Sound Color FX filters on both channels, the addition of USB so it can be used as a multi-channel soundcard and a Magvel crossfader.
Pioneer DJ unveiled their Toraiz AS-1 at NAMM Music Technology Conference in LA last week (Thursday 19th January), which aims at introducing synthesisers to the DJ booth.
Now German YouTube channel Bonedo, self described as a comprehensive online channel for musicians and recording, has unveiled a demo video of Pioneer DJ’s Toraiz AS-1 in action. You can watch it below.
Pioneer DJ have announced the release of the brand’s first analogue synth, the TORAIZ AS-1, just in time for NAMM Music Technology Conference in LA.
Continuing their rolling collaboration with Dave Smith, the new synth sees Pioneer DJ once again hooking up with the legendary tech guru to develop this DJ-friendly synthesiser, that is equally at home in the studio or as part of an extended DJ set-up.
Pioneer DJ has upgraded their flagship Serato DJ controller with the all-new DDJ-SZ2.
The updated and upgraded four-channel controller now allows DJs to get hands on with the latest additions to Serato DJ, including key shift, key sync, pitch play and Serato Flip.
The multicoloured Performance Pads gives instant visual feedback on pad modes and playing statuses, and the jog wheels have been improved to lower the latency so that scratching is more responsive and precise than before.
Serato DJ is now compatible with the DVS feature of Pioneer DJ’s DJM-900NXS2 mixer, and the USB-HID control feature of their CDJ-2000NXS2 multiplayer.
Simply connect the DJM-900NXS2 mixer to a PC/Mac and instantly use Serato DJ’s NoiseMap feature to control all your digital tracks using turntables (with the Serato DJ control vinyl) or via the jog wheels on multiplayers (using Serato control CDs).
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