There’s been a small bump of news for DJ and production technology for NAMM 2017, but on the whole, the convention felt a bit lackluster compared to years past. Keep reading for an overview of what we saw that was new, and what booths were missing at the show.
As part of the NAMM 2017 show, Pioneer DJ is introducing the TORAIZ AS-1. AS stands for Analog Synth - and as with the SP-16, it has been designed in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments. What's a DJ company doing making a synth? Keep reading to hear about the new AS-1, modeled after the Prophet 6, and $500.
This week, Pioneer DJ launched a new firmware update for their professional-grade CDJ-2000NXS2 multimedia player. This new update, version 1.6, stabilizes and adds several new features to the player. Keep reading for details.
January is always full of new gear announcements, with the NAMM 2017 industry show approaching in two weeks. One of the things we’ve noticed this year is near silence from Pioneer DJ – despite competitors throwing down serious challenges (see Denon’s new media player). What might come from the industry giant at NAMM 2017?
A month ahead of NAMM 2017, Pioneer DJ is announcing a brand new version of their top-of-the-line Serato DJ controller, the DDJ-SZ2. This incremental upgrade adds new dedicated controls for Serato DJ expansion packs, new oscillator sounds, and improved jog wheel latency. Keep reading to learn more and watch it in action.
2016 is almost over! In the DJ world, a lot attention starts to focus on new products that might be introduced at NAMM in January. As suggested by a DJTT reader, we're compiling a list of features that need to be on CDJs / DJ media players released in 2017 and beyond. Share your own no-brainer must-have features in the comments!
Pioneer DJ has been trying very hard over the last year to bring their DJ software to every DJ who uses their gear. From introducing a whole second lie of DDJ controllers, to integrating DVS – and now they’re bundling the software with their only pure-standalone gear, the XDJ-RX. Read on for the details.
If you’re a DJ playing other artists’ music, how do those artists find out that their music has been played? More importantly, how do they get paid? With a new partnership between Richie Hawtin’s RADR and Pioneer DJ’s KUVO, more accurate reporting of the music played in clubs is possible. Keep reading to learn more.