Monthly Archives: November 2016

Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ for iPhone (Free For Limited Time!)

“Today, Pioneer DJ released WeDJ for iPhone, an additional version of their DJ performance app that lets you mix and add effects to the music in your iTunes library. Specially optimized for use on your iPhone, the app lets you mix anytime, anywhere.

WeDJ for iPhone has all the same features as the iPad version of the app. The colorful animated interface displays all the information and controls you need to perform seamless mixes. To easily keep track of what’s on each deck, the colors of the waveforms and jog wheels change to match the colors of album cover images. You can use the Sync button to get your tracks perfectly in time and Auto Gain to automatically set the volume to the right level, leaving you free to use the performance features including Hot Cues, loops, Pad FX and Combo FX to make your mix unique. The app’s layout is optimized for the iPhone’s display and you can connect the DDJ-WeGO4/WeGO3 controller to get tactile control over all of WeDJ’s features.


WeDJ for iPhone is available in the App Store for FREE until 12:00AM PST on December 4th, 2016. From then on, the app will be available at the regular price of $0.99.

WeDJ for iPad is available in the App Store for $2.99 until 12:00AM PST on December 4th, 2016. From then on, the app will be available at the regular price of $4.99.

Watch the introduction video for WeDJ and the DDJ-WeGO4.

Learn more about the WeDJ App.


  1. Simple user interface for easy control

It’s easy to see what’s happening and control your mix thanks to the simple interface that’s optimized for the iPhone’s screen.


  1. Performance features for endless creativity

Make your sets unique with WeDJ’s Hot Cues, loops and sampler. You can trigger Pad FX by pressing down on the pads, and with Combo FX you can blend two effects by tracing your finger on the x and y axes on the display.


  1. DDJ-WeGO4/WeGO3 support for tactile control

Both the DDJ-WeGO4 and DDJ-WeGO3 controllers make the ideal partner to WeDJ. When connected, the WeDJ display changes to a dedicated interface that’s optimized for use with the hardware. You can enjoy tactile control of WeDJ’s features by touching the DDJ’s jog wheels, faders and knobs. Detailed information, such as the FX you’ve triggered, is shown on your iPhone/iPad’s screen.


  1. Flexible layout

Choose the layout you like best from the three options:

  • Two jog wheels
  • Enlarged horizontal waveforms
  • Enlarged vertical waveforms


  1. Other features
  • Automix – Press the Automix button and WeDJ will automatically mix in the next track before the end of the track that’s playing
  • Record – Capture your performances within the WeDJ app
  • On-board Loopmasters samples




OS (iOS)                      :iOS 8 or later


iPad                             :9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 2, iPad Air

iPhone                         :iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s

Display Resolution       :Retina


* iTunes, iPad and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the US and other countries.

* App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

* iOS is a trademark containing Cisco trademark signs in the US and other countries.

* Other stated company names, product names, technology names, etc. are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.”



About Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. is the subsidiary of Pioneer DJ Corporation responsible for sales and marketing in North, Central, and South America. For more than 20 years, Pioneer DJ has been a market leader in the design and production of innovative DJ equipment and software. The company works closely with DJs and clubs to deliver next generation products that inspire and shape the global dance music community. Its portfolio includes brands such as Pioneer Professional Audio and Pioneer DJ Radio, rekordbox dj software, as well as social platforms KUVO and DJsounds. Pioneer DJ Corporation is a privately held company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.





6 Things Your Bride Won’t Tell You (until it’s too late)

By Glen Ervin:

No one likes a bad review. Especially DJs. Especially on bridal sites such as WeddingWire and The Knot. Bad reviews are, after all, bad for business.

How can you make sure your reviews remain largely five stars? Let’s count the ways…

  1. Map out the major moments

Wedding party introductions, first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, bouquet toss, garter toss, last song – most bride’s are quick to let you know what songs they’d like played; few, however, consider the full impact of their choices. Does the bride want to spend a full four-minute song dancing with her new hubby or would she prefer a quick spin? How long is the groom comfortable dancing with his mom, etc.? Never miss the chance to communicate your concern for your client’s comfort prior to the event.

  1. You had one job

I once managed to screw up “Smith.” Yep. There it was on the grand entrance list the bride had given me: “Smyth.” What she failed to tell me – and I failed to ask – was that it was pronounced “Sm-eye-th.” I have since learned to write EVERY unusual name or spelling – first and last – down pho-net-tic-lee.

  1. The more you know the better the show

It’s one thing to see “Hot In Herre” on a client’s playlist and another to hear from the bride that the song “was our high-school jam and will keep my girls on the floor.” Or that anything by Stevie Wonder will be a big hit with the bride’s mom. That info, and a well-timed spin, is your ticket to greatness. Ask for the story behind the songs.

  1. Establish a do-not play zone

While most brides have no problem giving a DJ the leeway to takes requests, don’t hesitate to ask if there are any songs or genres she prefers not to hear. And be prepared to inform guests that the couple has asked that those songs not be played on “their day” – and to immediately offer said guest the chance to make another request.

  1. Pump up the volume (or not)

Check out the room’s layout in advance and place your gear accordingly, preferably square in front of the dance floor. Elevate your speakers above the heads of those sitting and avoid setting your speakers up near tables. Be willing to adjust levels, as needed. Or be prepared to hear about it.

  1. Degrees of Separation

Strained family relationships happen. And can take sudden unpleasant turns if not pro-actively addressed with your bride prior to your event. So ask if there are any divorces, separations or other family matters you need to be aware of in making your announcements.

Showing the utmost care and sensitivity for your client’s most important day is the surest way to leave a lasting positive impression.

Did I miss anything? Let me know in comments…

After being turned out to pasture following a 16-year club residency, Glen Ervin finds himself gainfully employed as Promo Only sales manager, media consultant and staff writer.