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.
In a major upgrade to its djay Pro platform for Mac, Algoriddim has added comprehensive support for Pioneer CDJ and XDJ models; live video mixing; and a host of other features, helping to make djay Pro a serious alternative for use in pro DJ booths. The platform now supports Pioneer’s CDJ-900, CDJ-2000nexus, and the XDJ-1000.
Pioneer has taken its “speaker in a speaker” technology from far more expensive monitors and used it in this mid-range (ie not cheap) brace of new designs, the RM-05 (5″ woofer) and RM-07 (7″ woofer). They’re a far cry from boxy, MDF-constructed entry level monitors, and here Rik from Pioneer DJ explains the differences.
Forget those splitter cables – the latest update to djay 2 for Android was released today, and it lets you use the onboard sound cards of supported DJ controllers, meaning you can finally connect your headphones and speakers straight to your controller for full stereo headphone cueing and master output.