At the DJTT HQ we’ve been drooling over the images of the Pioneer DJM-S9 battle mixer since it first leaked early last week, and now that the full photos and announcement are out, it’s very exciting. There are two new videos from established battle DJs Eskei83 and Scratch Bastid on the DJM-S9 – watch now.
These last two weeks have been rife with new DJ hardware and software news, but one of the biggest stories has been the revelation that Pioneer has (quietly) been working on their own DJ software. It's called Rekordbox DJ, and the software only got the quickest of teasers a few days ago, but now we've got a few shots from DJ Expo in Atlantic City of the software running and in action.
With the pace of technology today it is amazing to see that DJs still rock vinyl and turntables while most DJs just carry around a flash drive for their gigs. Pioneer announced on Thursday morning the release of a brand new 2-channel mixer built for Serato DJ and a new cartridge, the PC-X10, that ensures skip resistance and high output when accompanied by the PLX-1000. With all that, the company will also be releasing limited edition gold plated gear. Read more below about the DJM-S9, PC-X10, and gold Pioneer models.
Pioneer has released a second new promo teaser video less than one week after another for their upcoming Rekordbox DJ software - this one focused on a piece of hardware. There's way too much out-of-focus teasing going on in this video (show us the product already), but we've done our best to break down what the controller/mixer holds in store.
In January at NAMM, Pioneer reps hinted at a huge announcement for the company later this year - and it looks like we might be there. Pioneer has just released a brand new teaser video that seems to indicate a new DJ software from the company based off of their Rekordbox platform. Watch the teaser and check out what we see so far in the software.
In a DJ set, having predictable control over your mixer or controller's effects unit is critical. So when an effect like Spiral shows up on a mixer, it's often avoided because it's initially confusing and unpredicatable. In today's tutorial, learn how to make the most of Spiral's pitch delay effect found on Pioneer mixers and the XDJ-RX.
DJ Ravine and Cotts are back with part 2 of their CDJ tips and tricks video. This time the focus is on Rekordbox. Pioneer continues to improve their music management software and there are lots of features that can be enabled to enhance your CDJ workflow. Keep reading to learn more about the rekordbox tips and tricks that Ravine and Cotts have to share.
Earlier this week we looked at how Traktor DJs can have a plug and play setup with Pioneer CDJs in HID mode. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show Serato DJ and Scratch Live DJs how they can use CDJs in HID mode. The control is quite similar between Traktor and Serato but there are some notable differences in the models that are supported and the hardware required.