Unless you've had your head in the sand for the last six months, you'll already know that Pioneer DJ has joined the likes of Serato, Traktor and Virtual DJ in launching its own fully fledged laptop DJ software. The first two controllers for that software are the DDJ-RX, and the controller we review today, the flagship DDJ-RZ.
Get your very first detailed look at the new Pioneer DJM900NX2 and DJM2000NXS2 flagship DJ mixer and media players right here, as Mark from Pioneer talks us through all the main features of these two thoroughly updated pieces of kit on the floor of the NAMM Show.
Digital DJ Tips forum member DJ NSHYAP writes: "Could you please advise which would be the best headphones for DJing, taking into consideration noise cancellation, durability (not too plastic), weight (not too heavy), bass, and price (within $150)?"
Pioneer has today announced the Pioneer DDJ-SB2 entry-level controller for Serato DJ Intro and Serato DJ. The two-channel DDJ-SB2 boasts all the features of the original DDJ-SB, including filter fade and performance pads,but now adds trim pots, level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect and four-deck control.
Pioneer has just announced its latest mixer, the DJM-S9, which is a two-channel Midi-enabled DVS scratch mixer designed to work out-of-the-box with Serato DJ software, with a built-in audio interface and deep Midi control.
Pioneer has released an extremely sparse video that appears to be teasing a brand-new DVS scratch mixer, or maybe even an all-in-one controller along the lines of an "XDJ-RZ". Whatever it is, we haven't got long to wait to find out: The release date is given as 6 August 2015, which is this Thursday.
Pioneer has today teased a new version of its Rekordbox software that appears to be a fully featured DJ program, like Traktor, Serato or Virtual DJ. If we're right, it means we can expect a whole new set of DJ controllers from the company, which could very well Pioneer the dominant name in digital DJing, from bedroom to DJ booth.