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 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.