Pioneer DJ has put out the Rekordbox DJ software, brought it up to speed in features, and now they're ready to go after the market in a huge way: with entry-level controllers that include the software for free. Meet the Pioneer DJ DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR, Pioneer DJ's low-cost controllers designed specifically for their own DJ software.
At the Musikmesse 2016 convention, which opened today in Frankfurt, Germany, news about new DJ and production gear has seemed relatively minimal. But we've noticed a few new pieces of gear that have appeared on news outlets and on Instagram coverage of the event - keep reading for fresh annoucements from DJ-Tech, Reloop, and Roland.
Some amazing news from Pioneer DJ, who are announcing their first major piece of live performance hardware, the TORAIZ SP-16 sampler and step sequencer. With a 7-inch touch screen, analog filters based on Dave Smith's Prophet-6, 16 sampler engines, and quantization syncing with CDJs via Pro DJ Link, the TORAIZ SPP-16 is gunning for a prime position in DJ booths around the world. Keep reading to see all of the details!
The brand new version of Rekordbox DJ, version 4.1, is being released today – and the big feature add is the DVS pack that we originally heard about back when the software was first announced. Keep reading to learn more about the new update and Rekordbox DVS.
How is this still a thing? We're already four versions into OS X 10.11, released in September of 2015, and there are still major issues for DJs, software, and hardware with every new update. This time it's Pioneer DJ warning users of Serato and their DDJ-controller line that the devices will not be recognized in the new update.
The most popular DJ gear at NAMM by far were the new CDJ-2000NXS2 media player and DJM-900NXS2 mixer. The new models are an incremental upgrade (most of the features expand on other solid Pioneer DJ features), but it will soon be the new standard in CDJ-oriented DJ booths around the world. We spent 30 minutes mixing on and testing a NXS2 setup, read on for our first impressions.
Most of the announcements at NAMM 2016 seem to be screen-focused, and Pioneer DJ wasn't going to be left out. Under glass, they're showing a new prototype line of DJ hardware, the Tour series. Designed to be top-of-the-line hardware for use in festival settings, the CDJ-Tour1 and DJM-Tour1 both have top-mounted monitors that show four decks of Rekordbox DJ information. Read on for more details, photos, and video.
At last, final details have emerged from Pioneer DJ on their two new flagship models of media player and mixer. Yep, it's still a CDJ, but now they have touchscreens, MIDI input, and FLAC support. The DJM-900NXS has EQ-specific FX controls, a 64-bit mixing processor, and an independent standalone Send/Return. Learn more inside: