Pioneer today gave a name to, and released full details of, its recently-teased new DJ controller. Watch the official promo video for the DDJ-ERGO-V above. The rather curiously named DDJ-ERGO, which comes with a cut-down LE version of Virtual DJ, is basically a more consumer-focused take on the company’s DDJ-T1 and DDJ-S1 models, for Traktor and Serato respectively.
The controller can control four decks although unlike the Numark N4, also announced today, it only has one line-in which presumably is just an emergency thru, and only has two physical channels on its mixer. There is also a microphone input. One differentiating feature, however, is hardware control of up to eight samples.
With the DDJ-ERGO, Pioneer now has a controller for each of the major software packages.
The unit is officially showcased at the BPM Show this weekend, and we’ll bring you a full review once we’ve had time to test it properly. Its retail price in Europe / the UK is €499 / £429. Release date is yet to be confirmed.
Has Pioneer made a smart move by putting its name to a cheaper, more consumer-focused controller? How well do you think this new model will do in the crowded low-to-mid end of the market? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.