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New Lighting mode coming to rekordboxTM, to be released in February

Following the release of rekordbox ver 5.1 on 18th January 2018, the next version of Pioneer’s music management application, rekordbox, will be available on 20th February 2018. The updated software will bring new features to rekordbox dj including Lighting mode, which enables you to easily sync lights with your music during a performance.

Using the advanced phrase analysis algorithm in rekordbox (ver 5.1), Lighting mode automatically creates exciting lighting sequences in sync with the tracks in your rekordbox library, drastically reducing pre-performance preparation time. The information generated in Lighting mode can be sent to any lighting fixture that supports DMX5121 via the RB-DMX1, a new dedicated DMX interface.

How to use Lighting mode

To control DMX512-supported lighting fixtures using rekordbox dj, you need the dedicated DMX interface, RB-DMX1.

The RB-DMX1 will be available from early March 2018 at an MAP of $349. It comes with a bundled license key for our professional DJ performance application rekordbox dj, worth $129.

Watch our introduction video for Lighting mode or find out more about the RB-DMX1, a new dedicated DMX interface.

1DMX512 is a communication protocol used for controlling stage lighting equipment.

KEY FEATURES OF REKORDBOX LIGHTING MODE

  1. Automatic creation of lighting patterns in sync with your music

The newly developed phrase analysis algorithm in rekordbox detects characteristics of each phrase in a track. Effective lighting patterns are then automatically created in perfect sync with the phrase information, minimising the time you need to prepare for a DJ and lighting performance.

  1. Macro Mapping feature for easily customizing lighting patterns

Easily customise lighting patterns by simply selecting your favourite sequences from a wealth of pre-sets. Select patterns intuitively from thumbnail images that visualize the lighting fixture movement as well as the colours and tones of lighting patterns. You can quickly edit your lighting performance to match the atmosphere of the party and track requests.

  1. Macro Editor feature for intuitively editing lighting sequences

Fine-tune lighting patterns by checking track analysis information such as waveforms and beatgrid. While listening to the music, you can edit patterns manually using the intuitive GUI.

  1. Fixture Library for flexible lighting fixture configuration

Using the lighting fixture library from AtlaBase Ltd, Lighting mode supports DMX fixtures from a wide variety of manufacturers. Create and save multiple lighting fixture configurations using fixtures you’ve assigned in the rekordbox Fixture Library. Lighting patterns are automatically recreated for each fixture configuration, so you can easily change the configuration you want to use according to the size and purpose of the event and venue. The AtlaBase fixture library comprises more than 13,000 unique fixtures. In the unlikely event that you can’t find your fixture, simply post a request in Pioneer DJ forum and the fixture will be added within a few working days.

About AtlaBase

AtlaBase is the most complete database of lighting fixtures and other products in the entertainment industry.

The team behind AtlaBase comprises a group of professionals who’ve carefully added data on thousands of items from almost every manufacturer around the world. The company’s mission is Dedicated Library Development & Support.

Website: https://www.atlabase.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/atlabase/

KEY FEATURES OF THE RB-DMX1

When connected to a PC/Mac using a USB cable, the RB-DMX1 can control a set of DMX512-supported lighting fixtures by converting information set in Lighting mode to DMX512 protocol.

  1. Compact, robust chassis
    Take the RB-DMX1 out on the road with confidence. The unit is compact, portable and its seamless aluminium casing makes it highly robust, while the extended edges protect the terminals.
  2. Includes rekordbox dj license
    The RB-DMX1 comes with a bundled license key for our professional DJ performance application rekordbox dj, so you can control digital tracks stored on your computer. Combining the RB-DMX1 and rekordbox dj’s Lighting mode, you can create lighting performances in perfect sync with your DJ performances.

RB-DMX1 Specifications

DMX channels 1universe (512 ch)
Input / Output terminals DMX output terminal XLR connector (3 pin) x 1
USB terminal B type x 1
Power Supply DC 5 V
Rated current 500 mA
Dimensions (W x D x H) 90.0 x 90.0 x 41.5 mm
Unit weight 0.3 kg (0.65 lb)
Accessories USB cable x 1

Operating instructions (Warranty) x 1

License key card (rekordbox dj) x 1

 

rekordbox Specifications

Compatible OS Mac macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version)

macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version)

OS X 10.11, 10.10 (Updated to the latest version)

Windows Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (the latest service pack)
CPU Intel® processor Core™ i7, i5, i3

Intel® processor Core™ 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or above

Memory 4 GB or more of RAM

 

* Disclaimer: specifications and price are subject to change.

* rekordbox is a registered trademark of Pioneer DJ Corporation.

* Mac, OS X or macOS are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the US and other countries.

* Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries.

* Intel and Intel Core are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.

* The names of companies, product names and technology names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Pioneer Pro Audio adds two new speakers to the active XPRS Series

Pioneer Professional Audio is adding two models to the XPRS Series of compact, high-powered active speakers: the XPRS10 two-way full range speaker, and the XPRS115S single 15-inch subwoofer.

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Combining Pioneer Pro Audio sound engineering heritage with the reliable, energy-efficient power of Powersoft1 amps, the compact, portable wooden-enclosure XPRS Series offers a plug-and-play system that fills the room with a natural sound. The versatile speakers are ideal for live sound, mobile DJs, places of worship, rental and fixed installations. Both the XPRS10 and XPRS115S feature 15mm birch plywood enclosures for a dynamic sound that works for all musical genres.

 

The XPRS10 has a 10-inch LF driver, a 1.75-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver and Pioneer Pro Audio’s AFAST technology, all combining to deliver clear, clean audio with a deep bass range. Plus, the sound can be enhanced further using the four EQ modes with built-in DSP.

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The XPRS115S is the perfect complement to enhance the tight and powerful low-end, thanks to its 15-inch drivers and a versatile crossover switch for adjusting the low pass filter cut-off at various stages between 80 Hz and 150 Hz.

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Powersoft Class D amps in each speaker deliver a massive 2400 W output, while Power Factor Correction (PFC) ensures energy efficiency and a reliable performance. Extra attention has been paid to protecting the amp and the speaker, with thermal limiting, an input limiter, DC offset removal, AC mains protection and more. Plus, the auto-ranging power supply detects and adapts to the voltage without compromising the sound quality, making the XPRS Series a reliable performer in any environment.

The road-ready XPRS Series is durable and easy to transport; the PA speakers’ handles are positioned to ensure the weight is distributed equally, while the sub comes with removable castors. The wedge-shaped XPRS10 can be placed on the floor and used as a foldback monitor for stage performances, or it can be pole-mounted at a 0-degree or 7-degree tilt to suit the required set-up.

The new XPRS speakers will be available from mid-October at MAPs of $999 for the XPRS10 and $1,399 for the XPRS115S.

Find out more or watch our introductory video.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Product Name   :10-inch full range active speaker

Model No.             :XPRS10

Product Page     :http://pioneerproaudio.com/en/sound/xprs/xprs_10.html 

https://pioneerdj.com/en/product/pa-speakers/xprs-10/black/overview/

 

Product Name   :15-inch reflex-loaded active subwoofer

Model No.             :XPRS115S

Product Page     :http://pioneerproaudio.com/en/sound/xprs/xprs_115s.html 

https://www.pioneerdj.com/en/product/pa-speakers/xprs-115s/black/overview/

 

KEY FEATURES OF THE XPRS SERIES

 

  1. Hardwood enclosures produce a natural sound

The XPRS speakers are enclosed in 15 mm birch plywood cabinets to deliver a natural, dynamic sound. Pioneer Pro Audio’s AFAST technology drastically reduces standing waves that can produce a muffled response in the low to mid ranges. An acoustic tube in the cabinet absorbs only the standing waves, increasing the low frequency response.

  1. Powersoft Class D amps for reliable, high-powered performance

Powersoft’s Class D amp modules produce 2400 W (peak) or 1200 W (continuous) output, similar to that of larger club speaker amps. The amps are equipped with Power Factor Correction (PFC) to reduce power consumption while ensuring reliability and a steady performance in all environments. The auto-ranging power supply means the XPRS Series can be plugged in anywhere in the world – including at venues with generators or temporary power supplies – and be expected to deliver the same high-quality sound.

  1. Advanced protection features help prolong speakers’ life

The XPRS speakers include several features to protect the driver, amp and power supply to ensure peace of mind, consistent high-quality sound, and to help extend the life of the sound system.

KEY FEATURES OF THE XPRS10

  1. High-performance drivers deliver a powerful, full range sound

The XPRS10 uses a high-grade ferrite 10-inch LF driver and a 1.75-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver to reproduce a clean, full range sound with low distortion even at high outputs. The newly designed compact horn sounds bright and clear.

  1. Four EQ modes for a variety of musical genres and environments

A rotary selector switch on the back of the XPRS10 give instant access to four EQ modes which enable the speaker’s performance to be tweaked for different applications:

  • Flat: neutral production of the source audio
  • Bass +: amplifies the bass for dance music events
  • Speech: produces clear vocal sounds for seminars and speeches
  • Wedge: reduces the low frequencies to give a more balanced sound when the speaker is used as a floor monitor
  1. Wedge shape and pole mount socket with tilt for a choice of three positions

The XPRS10 speakers are wedge shaped, making them ideal floor monitors. The pole mount socket can be set to straight or tilted to 7 degrees to direct the sound exactly where it’s needed.

  1. Multiple inputs and outputs for flexible, easy set-up

The speakers have two balanced XLR/TRS combo sockets and an unbalanced RCA connection, so a MIC and other external devices can be connected at the same time – including using an AUX cable to connect and play directly from portable audio players, line-level mixers and tablets/smartphones. Each input can be controlled individually or using the master controls for lines one and two. Plus, two balanced XLR through output terminals enable easy connection to other speakers and subs.

KEY FEATURES OF THE XPRS115S

  1. 15-inch LF driver produces quick response and rich low end

The durable, high-quality 15-inch LF driver and slanted baffle deliver tight, rich, and powerful low frequencies similar to those produced by the XPRS215S dual 15-inch subwoofer.

  1. Crossover and Phase switches deliver instant control of DSP settings

The Crossover switch allows for quick and easy adjustment of the cut-off frequency of the low pass filter, with a choice between 80Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz and 150Hz. The phase switch gives a choice of positive or negative polarity and prevents multiple subwoofers cancelling each other out.

  1. Multiple inputs and outputs for flexible, easy set-up

The XPRS115S has two balanced XLR/TRS combo sockets for connecting two devices at the same time. Dual balanced XLR through output terminals enable easy connection to other speakers and subs.

  1. Removable castors

Castors on the back of the cabinet take the hard work out of transit and set-up.

LONG-TERM EXTENDED WARRANTY WITH SECURITY

In addition to the standard 3-year warranty on Pioneer Pro Audio products, the free warranty period has been extended to 7 years upon online registration of the product. Availabilty of this warranty extension and its details vary by regions. More information and details of the extended warranty will be announced soon.

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS OF XPRS10

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Type 10-inch full range active speaker
Enclosure 15 mm birch plywood
Driver LF 10 inch ferrite LF cone driver
HF 1.75 inch titanium diaphragm neodymium compression driver
Frequecy Response 55Hz~20kHz
Max SPL 134dB
Crossover Frequecy 2.0kHz
Amplifier type Class D
Power Rating 2400W peak / 1200W cont. (LF800W / HF400W)
Input connectors 2x XLR/TRS Combo (balanced), 2x RCA (unbalanced)
Impedance 10kΩ
Output connestors 2x Through output XLR (balanced),

1x Mixed output XLR (balanced)

Power consumption 162W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 320mm x 520mm x 374mm
Weight 18.9kg

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS OF XPRS115S

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Type 15-inch reflex-loaded active subwoofer
Enclosure 15 mm birch plywood
Driver 15 inch ferrite LF cone driver
Frequecy Response 40Hz~160Hz
Max SPL 133dB (Half Space)
Amplifier type Class D
Power Rating 2400W peak / 1200W cont.
Input connectors 2x XLR/TRS Combo (balanced)
Impedance 10kΩ
Output connestors 2x Through output XLR (balanced),
Power consumption 240W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 480mm x 476mm x 633mm
Weight 30.6kg

Website: http://www.pioneerdj.com/

 

Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-XP1 DJ Controller for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs

Pioneer has created a new DJ Controller for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs: the DDJ-XP1.

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With 32 multi-colored Performance Pads, the DDJ-XP1 is designed to help you craft unique sets and get the most out of the latest features in the updated versions of the rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs Plus Packs. This follows the release of the brand new version of rekordboxTM (ver 5.0), which is available for download now (https://rekordbox.com/ ). The significantly updated software features a more intuitive GUI and improved overall design, while the rekordbox dj performance application includes new additions such as Key Shift and Keyboard mode.

Adding the DDJ-XP1 to your set-up brings a whole new sphere of creative possibilities to your DJ performances whether you use multi-players or DVS via turntables to control your digital music. Create your own customised interface with intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes.

The rekordbox ver 5.0 update also welcomes our performance mixer, the DJM-S9, to the rekordbox family. Now, you can connect the popular mixer to your PC/Mac via a single USB cable and use it with rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs for DJ performances and battles. You can also combine the mixer with the DDJ-XP1 to add limitless new ways to show your flair.

The DDJ-XP1 will be available from late September 2017 at an MAP of $249.

Watch the introduction video or find out more about the DDJ-XP1.

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KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-XP1 AND REKORDBOX VER 5.0

  1. Interface designed for rekordbox dj/dvs

Surrounded by a robust structure and non-slip rubber surface, the intuitive layout of the DDJ-XP1 allows you to maximize your use of the features in the updated versions of rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs. Use the upper section to control key and beat sync status, and to select tracks. Use the lower section to trigger the 32 tactile multi-colored Performance Pads (16 on each rekordbox dj deck) which boasts the lowest latency of any DJ controller1, even after repeated hard hitting. Dynamically control your chosen combination of FX by touching the Slide FX strips on either deck and moving your finger up and down, without needing to switch the selected FX on or off.

  1. Get the most from new features in rekordbox dj/dvs

To help you get to grips with the features in rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, the design and layout of buttons and knobs has been refreshed in the rekordbox ver 5.0 update. Also, you can now customise the font size on the track browse screen to help you find tracks faster. The next-generation KORETECH engine, with its significantly updated audio/graphic/video signal processing algorithm, makes rekordbox highly stable and responsive, and enables you to search through tracks easily and perform intuitively.

Use the DDJ-XP1 to intuitively control all the features in the rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs Plus Packs, including:

  • Key Shift

Mix any combination of tracks in perfect harmony by shifting their keys up or down. Key Sync automatically changes the key of your next track to match the master deck. You can reset keys at any time by pressing Key Reset.

  • Keyboard

Select a Hot Cue or create a new one, then use the 15 other pads on that deck to trigger it in different semitones. You can use this feature to improvise with sounds and create musical phrases as if you were playing on the keyboard of a synthesizer or other instrument.

  • Pad Editor

Customize the arrangement of the 32 Performance Pads by assigning not only your favorite pad modes, but also features, to each pad. For example, you could assign the top eight DDJ-XP1 pads to each deck in rekordbox dj for Hot Cues, using the rest for the Sampler feature.

  • Silent Cue

When using rekordbox dvs with turntables, switch on Silent Cue and the music will restart instantly and at the correct BPM when you press play on a stopped deck. This avoids the sound of the music speeding up as the turntable starts to revolve. You can choose a Hot Cue then hit play on the deck and it will sound the same as hitting a Cue on a multi-player.

  1. DJM-S9 now supports rekordbox dj/dvs

Our club-standard 2-channel performance mixer, the DJM-S9, is now compatible with rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs. Its popular Magvel Fader Pro and effect levers are ideal for scratch performances and battles, and adding the DDJ-XP1 to your set-up expands the creative possibilities even further.

  1. Bundled licences for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs

Play tracks from your PC/Mac as soon as you unbox the DDJ-XP1. The DDJ-XP1 comes with free license keys for our professional dj performance application rekordbox dj and the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack, worth a combined $228, so you can control your digital music using multi-players or via turntables and the dedicated control vinyl (available separately). If you already own rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, download the latest version of rekordbox to use the DDJ-XP1.

  1. Accessories available
  • A new series of colored control vinyl for rekordbox dvs is now available. Choose from transparent, white, blue and red versions to match the color of your gear or your style.

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  • A new DJ Stand, the DJC-STS1, will be available in the beginning of December. It’s sturdy and ideal for holding the DDJ-XP1, or a laptop, at an ideal height during performances.

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  • To help protect your DDJ-XP1 on the road, the DJC-XP1-BAG will be available separately. The high-quality bag features a tough EVA Durashock molded body, soft egg shell foam and a fleeced lining to keep the DJ controller safe from bumps and knocks.

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*1 8.5 ms or shorter (Hot Cue call, using DJM-S9 sound card) according to internal investigation as of 12th September 2017.

DDJ-XP1 Specifications

Power supply DC 5 V
Rated current 500 mA
Unit weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 13.1 inch x 9.3 inch x 1.7 inch

rekordboxTM Specifications

Compatible OS (Windows) Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (The latest service pack)
Compatible OS (Mac) macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version),

OS X 10.11, 10.10 (Updated to the latest version)

CPU Intel® processor Core™ i7, i5, i3

Intel® processor Core™ 2 Duo 2.0GHz or above

Memory 4GB or more of RAM

 

* Disclaimer: specifications, prices and availability dates are subject to change.

* rekordboxTM is a registered trademark of Pioneer DJ Corporation.

* KORETECH is a trademark of Pioneer DJ Corporation.

* Mac, macOS Sierra or OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

* Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

* Intel® and Intel Core™ are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

* The names of companies, product names, and technology names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Website: http://www.pioneerdj.com/

Pioneer releases new Serato DJM Series; the DJM-S3

Pioneer released a 2-channel mixer that offers a new entry point into the Serato DJM Series; the DJM-S3.

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The DJM-S3 is Serato DJ and DVS enabled thanks to its built-in sound card inherited from the professional DJM-S9 – so you can plug it into your PC/Mac and start using it with Serato DJ (*1) immediately.

With its scratch-friendly layout, the DJM-S3 is built to withstand intense performances and the highly durable Magvel crossfader, inherited from the DJM-900NXS2, provides a smooth, accurate response. The mixer is Serato DVS Enabled, so you can control your digital tracks via turntables using the Serato Control Vinyl (*2). Bringing even more creativity to your performances, you can also connect the DDJ-SP1 controller (*3) and use its large Performance Pads for tactile control of many Serato DJ features, including its FX.

The DJM-S3 will be available from September at an MAP of $499.

Watch the introduction video and find out more about the DJM-S3.

Download the latest version of Serato DJ to use with the DJM-S3 from serato.com/dj/downloads.

KEY FEATURES OF THE DJM-S3

  1. Built-in Serato DJ-ready sound card with DVS support

Thanks to the built-in Serato-dedicated sound card inherited from the professional DJM-S9 mixer, you can connect the DJM-S3 to your PC/Mac with a single USB cable and immediately use Serato DJ (available separately). Mix and scratch your digital files via turntables and the Serato Control Vinyl, or by using compatible multi players.

  1. Professional Magvel crossfader

Scratching on the DJM-S3 feels instinctive and effortless. The responsive and tough Magvel crossfader – taken from the DJM-900NXS2 professional mixer – is accurate, smooth and durable for more than 10 million movements.

  1. Independent channel filters

Turn the filter knob on each channel to create unique textures. By twisting the parameter knob you can adjust resonance and add tension to your performances.

  1. Professional sound quality

Whether you’re playing with digital or analogue sound sources, the DJM-S3 creates high-quality audio thanks to its dithering technology.

  1. Other features
  • XLR terminal – high-quality audio output
  • Two headphone outputs – ¼-inch stereo jack and 3.5-mm mini jack
  • Signal GND terminal – easily attach and securely hold ground wires from analogue turntables
  • Independent Mic section – use a microphone and the Aux input at the same time

 (*1) Free download Serato DJ at https://serato.com/dj/downloads

(*2) Serato Control Vinyl Sold separately at https://serato.com/dj/downloads

(*3) DDJ-SP1 controller Sold separately

DJM-S3 specifications

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Software Serato DJ
Channels Audio 2 channels, MIC 1 channel, AUX 1 channel
Input / Output terminals Inputs LINE × 3(RCA), PHONO × 2(RCA), MIC × 1(1/4″ TS × 1)
Outputs MASTER OUT x 2 (XLR x 1, RCA x 1), HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (1/4” STEREO PHONE JACK, 3.5 mm STEREO MINI JACK)
Others USB (B) x 1
Sampling rate 48 kHz
D/A Converter 24-bit
A/D Converter 24-bit
Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (LINE)
Total harmonic distortion 0.005 % (LINE-MASTER1)
S/N ratio 94 dB(LINE)
Power supply AC 100 V to 240 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption DC12V 0.6A
Maximum dimensions (WxDxH) 230 mm x 319.5mm x 107.9mm

(9.1 in. × 12.6 in. × 4.2 in.)

Weight 3.0 kg / 6.6 lbs.
Accessories Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable, Operating Instructions (Quick Start Guide)

System Requirements

Supported operating systems Windows Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (latest service pack)
Mac mac OS Sierra10.12, X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9 (latest update)
Processor  Intel® processor Core™ i7、 i5、i3 1.07 GHz
Memory 32-bit, 64-bit: 4 GB or more of RAM
USB Available USB 2.0 port
Free HDD Space 5GB
Display Resolution 1280 x 720

Disclaimer:

* Serato DJ is a registered trademark of Serato Audio Research Ltd.

* Mac, macOS or OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

* Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

* Intel® and Intel Core™ are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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

Website: http://www.pioneerdj.com/

PIONEER DJ LAUNCHES INTERFACE 2

Today, Pioneer DJ is proud to announce it is opening up the rekordbox ecosystem to all DJs by releasing the INTERFACE 2. This new 2-channel audio interface lets consumers use rekordbox dvs to scratch and control the digital music on their computers using any DJ set-up.

Wherever DJs chose to perform, using Pioneer DJ products or other hardware, users can connect the INTERFACE 2 quickly to their equipment. It features LED lights to indicate signal flow and warn users about signal problems. It also delivers club-standard sound quality thanks to its high-performance components.

License keys for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, as well as two timecoded vinyl records, worth a combined $258, are bundled with the INTERFACE 2 so users can start scratching digital tracks as soon as it’s unboxed.

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The INTERFACE 2 will be available from early July with a retail price of $299.

 

Watch the introduction video

KEY FEATURES OF THE INTERFACE 2

 

  1. High-quality sound

You can use the INTERFACE 2 at gigs thanks to its crystal-clear sound, inherited from our professional DJ gear. Supporting audio up to 96kHz, it features a high-quality D/A converter and the S/N ratio exceeds 110 dB, so it’s well suited for use in clubs.

 

  1. Compact, robust chassis

Take the INTERFACE 2 out on the road with confidence. The unit is compact, portable and its seamless aluminium casting makes it highly robust, while the extended edges protect the terminals.

 

  1. LEDs indicate signal flow

Connect the INTERFACE 2 to any DJ set-up quickly and easily, even in a dark club. After plugging into your laptop via USB, LED indicators on the INTERFACE 2’s top panel show signal flow, giving you a visual grasp of the setting status. You’ll immediately see if there’s a signal failure or a problem with a connection, or if the signal level is too low or high, for example when a turntable is incorrectly connected to the line input. The LEDs flash if a signal is in mono only.

 

  1. Includes control vinyl plus licenses for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs

The INTERFACE 2 comes with bundled license keys for our professional DJ performance application rekordbox dj and the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack, so you can control and scratch digital tracks stored on your computer. Using the engine of rekordbox dj, which uses the same audio signal processing in our professional DJ mixers and multiplayers, you can enjoy high-quality audio and low latency response.

 

  1. Other features
  • Mains or USB power – choose your preferred source
  • Stand-alone audio interface – use the INTERFACE 2 for recording audio to your computer or to send audio to speakers
  • Large signal GND terminal firmly holds turntables’ ground wires to reduce noise. The knob stays attached even when fully turned, so it can’t be dropped
  • High-quality audio – supports 1 kHz / 48 kHz / 96 kHz signals
  • DVS options – use time coded vinyl (included) or custom control signal WAV file for use via CDs or USB drive (free download available)

 

 

INTERFACE 2 Specifications

Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz
S/N ratio 112 dB (USB)

103 dB (LINE)

100 dB (PHONO)

Total harmonic distortion 0.002 % (USB)

0.005 % (LINE)

0.007 % (PHONO)

Input/Output terminals Inputs RCA x2 (LINE/PHONO)
Outputs RCA x2 (LINE)
Others USB-B port x1
Power AC 100 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption DC 5 V, 600 mA
Maximum dimensions (WxDxH) 141 mm x 32.5 mm x 127.8 mm

5.5” x 1.2” x 5.0”

Weight 0.6 kg / 21.1 lbs.
Accessories Power cord, AC adaptor, USB cable, Quick Start Guide,

Warranty, License key card (rekordbox dj, rekordbox dvs)

Audio cable x4, Rubber feet x4

Control Vinyl x2

 

System requirements

Compatible OS Windows Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7

(The latest service pack)

Mac macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version), OS X:

10.11, 10.10, 10.9(Updated to the latest version)

CPU Intel® processor Core™ i7, i5, i3

Intel® processor Core™ 2 Duo

2.0 GHz or above

 

* Audio performance is based on 96 kHz audio format.

* Disclaimer: specifications and price are subject to change.

* rekordbox is a registered trademark of Pioneer DJ Corporation.

* Mac, macOS and OS X are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

* Windows is a registered trademark or a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

* Intel® and Intel Core™ are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.

* The names of companies, product names, and technology names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.

 

 

3 Things About Handling Customer Complaints I got wrong — so you don’t have to

By Glen Ervin:

If there’s one thing that a few decades in the DJ biz have taught me, it’s this: When the people paying you have a complaint you can’t just put on your headphones and look busy. You have to address it. And not only address it, but spin that sucker into 24k customer-satisfaction gold.

I didn’t always know how to do that.

There was a time when my go-to response, as embarrassing as it is to admit, was to attempt to convince the complainer they were wrong: My music selection was perfectly on target; the dance floor was full all night; there’s no way bar sales were slow. 20/20 hindsight shows that of course the club manager was right; I hadn’t yet learned to rotate a floor and sell the booze that paid my salary.

 Lesson learned: Before you offer up your best defense (and for the record, NEVER offer up your best defense), try this: Listen carefully to what they have to say and let them finish. Begin by repeating back what you’ve heard to show that you’ve listened. You’ll quickly find you’re dealing with a more receptive critic and one step closer to a mutually satisfying solution.

This requires a lot more discipline that most think; it is not an easy thing to sit silently through a tirade. And harder still not to respond in kind. Don’t.

As I went from booth to buck-stops-here businessman, the mistakes didn’t exactly stop. I know firsthand how easy it is to get into the habit of firing off quick fixes as we power through our bloated inboxes each day. And felt firsthand the repercussions as my referral rate nose-dived.

 Lesson learned: If you don’t completely understand the problem you can’t completely solve the problem (so don’t try). Better to begin with “Can you help me understand this a bit better?” and finish with “What can I do to make this right for you?” than offer a solution that doesn’t satisfy.

Most of the time, your customers aren’t telling you everything.

That’s why it’s so important to ask.

Complaints happen. And when they do it’s never enough to simply address a customer’s concerns. If they’re frustrated or angry as a result of your service – even if you feel you’ve done nothing to warrant it — the most effective response is the most simple and direct: Apologize. Simply say “I’m sorry about that.”

Lesson learned: Only after you take a ‘my bad’ for the team and show an eagerness to do right by them can you begin to bridge the gap between a dissatisfied customer and an active promoter of your business.

Listen. Ask questions. Dig deeper. Learn what you can do to be truly great.

 And then do it.

 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.

Oliver Heldens Joins Denon DJ as Brand Ambassador & Product Consultant for Prime Series

22-year-old DJ sensation is latest artist to come into the Denon DJ fold and embrace the innovation and standard-shattering performance of their all-new Prime Series gear.

Cumberland RI, USA (March 21, 2017) — Denon DJ (www.denondj.com), a leading manufacturer of premium DJ products and solutions, today announced that Oliver Heldens, already world-famous for his incredible, one-of-a-kind performances, has changed his rider and is now a brand ambassador and product consultant for their all-new, groundbreaking Prime Series SC5000 media player and X1800 club mixer.

Recognizing a critical need in the professional DJ space for equipment that delivers unprecedented levels of performance, ease of use, musical file organization and complete system synergy, Denon DJ’s Prime Series units represent the future of the professional DJ experience. Heldens has embraced these extraordinary Denon DJ Prime Series units:

  • –  The SC5000 professional media player with 7-inch multi-touch display, 24-bit audiophile sound, powered by Denon DJ’s incredible Engine Prime music management software
  • –  The X1800 Professional 4-channel club mixer with OLED screen, Sweep and BPM FX and LAN connectivity with multiple SC5000’s

    Either of these units by itself delivers exceptional DJ performance and is an innovation breakthrough. Used together, they form a complete system that is unsurpassed in professional DJ excellence.

    The Denon DJ Prime Series is a perfect match for the electrifying talents of Oliver Heldens. Although just 22 years of age, Oliver’s ascension into the Top 10 DJ A-List was fast and furious once his single ‘Gecko’ catapulted him into global recognition. His live sets often show him standing apart from many other DJ’s as he regularly explores house and dance music’s roots, weaving elements of amazing musical diversity into his contemporary selections, such that his audience feels as if they are experiencing something fresh and innovative, at every show.

    This kind of distinctive musical spontaneity needs DJ gear that has the features and instantaneous response to match the imagination of the DJ controlling it. That’s exactly what Denon Prime Series gear delivers. Heldens can perform mix transitions, mash-ups and even live remixing on-the-fly using the multicore processor-driven features that are on-board the Prime units. Explaining why he chose to change his rider and join forces with Denon DJ, Oliver said: “Denon DJ Prime gear gives me the freedom to perform fluidly and quickly. That’s exactly what I need. I don’t worry about the equipment;; I just let my imagination take control, so now my audience gets the best from me, every time.”

Paul Dakeyne, Denon DJ Brand Manager said of Oliver, “Without doubt, Oliver is one of the world’s most musically diverse A-List DJ’s anywhere.. His shows—whether in clubs or at festivals—are always a musical and visual delight and we couldn’t be happier that he’s changed his rider to the SC5000 and X1800 Prime units. Now he can explore even more creative performance possibilities within his live sets and skyrocketing career path.”

U.S. retail pricing is as follows: SC5000—$1899, X1800—$1899. Both units are available now.

For more info, visit www.denondj.com.

What happened to Opening DJs?

By Tony Fernandez

Another year has passed and with the New Year is upon us it’s time to reflect. As I look back on the past year and forward into next year, I had a thought strike me: Where are the opening DJs?

Now before we get too deep into this thread, hear me out. This may seem like more of a club DJ thing, but you mobile DJs need to stick around. I read posts all the time about tandem mobile DJs, DJs-in-training, new DJs looking to get some live experience – an opening DJ slot is a great way to take things to the next level.

What exactly is an opening DJ? An opening DJ is a VERY important role in the grand scheme of how a night is going to roll out. It’s a very specialized skill.

Your job as an opening DJ is to set the table, as it were.   You’re setting the tone for the night. You’re like the first stage of a rocket heading into orbit… if you don’t do your job right, no one is going anywhere.

The internet has been a great source in reading (horror) stories about opening DJs and their folly. DJs that play inappropriate tracks, DJs that play tracks at 10:30 that should be played at 12:30. DJs that don’t know how to read a room. DJs that are not well versed in the subtlety of programming and set building.

There’s no doubt that going from gig to gig, events are different. But the role of the opening DJ stays pretty constant. This is a GREAT opportunity to learn and hone your song programming and crowd reading skills.  You can test, try out, experiment, and probe. You can build on your skill set and improve on that skill set.

Your role isn’t to supersede or usurp the DJ coming on after you. By all means, do your best, take the moment to shine, and make it your own. However, as an opener, you’re not the focus of the night. Do your job, know your role, whet your skills, and you’ll be surprised how you can succeed.

Keep on spinning.

Based out of Richmond, VA, DJ Tony Fernandez has been a DJ, Remixer, Producer, Musical Soothsayer and Audio Gear Oracle since 1980. Find him on facebook. Email djtonytf@gmail.com

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.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE

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.

KEY FEATURES OF WeDJ for iPhone

  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

 

 

WeDJ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

OS (iOS)                      :iOS 8 or later

Devices

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.

 

Website: www.pioneerdj.com

 

 

Is Facebook Live the end of the DJ Mix Tape? Part 2

By Tony Fernandez:

Let’s begin by stating that there is currently NO definitive answer on whether streaming your DJ set is considered fair use. The only way to have a clear answer to that question is to have this matter resolved in federal court; and even there, where a judge has a great deal of freedom when making a fair-use determination, the answer is likely to remain fluid.

Until then, what’s a DJ to do?

What If You Acknowledge the Source Material?

It is commonly believed that the unauthorized use of a work (or portion of it) is permitted if an acknowledgment is made. Not true. Acknowledgment of the source material may be a consideration in a fair-use determination, but it will not protect against a claim of infringement.

Does It Help to Use a Disclaimer?

A disclaimer is a statement that “disassociates” your work from the work that you have borrowed. Generally a disclaimer itself will not help; material and original works used without licensing is an infringement of copyright, ergo, not fair use.

Ultimately this means that Fair Use cannot be applied to DJ mixes.

As of this writing, Facebook Live does not have any streaming audio licenses with PROs. As DJs have discovered, Facebook, SoundCloud, etc., have programs that search uploads to determine if any music with a copyright has been uploaded. If so, the “offending” file is removed, a decision that has not been well received by the DJ community, as evidenced by these real posts from real DJs…

“We as DJs promote the music through our mixes for the artist on live mixes.”

 “….why should we be punished?”

 “DJs have been an important cog in the wheel of music since the invention of radio and then the turntables. We showcase the works of artists so that people can go and buy their music. Without us, much music would go unheard. This is about greed, nothing else. Artists should be grateful that their music is being showcased as many other outlets on the internet tend NOT to showcase some genres and acts and only focus on the famous and hyped.”

As a DJ, while I agree with most if not all of the above sentiments, it all come down to the world we now live in: SoundCloud, Facebook and the other hosting services aren’t the bad guy in this story. The Copyright Act is the law of the land. These hosting companies are limiting their liability and exposure.

The facts are, as the Copyright Act is being applied, that a DJ’s ability to stream and share Mix tapes is severely limited if he or she chooses to operate within the legal confines of the law.

So don’t hate on Facebook. Write your congressman and get the laws changed. Or develop a system where DJs and copyright holders have a vehicle where DJs can showcase their talents and the material / music being used is done in a forum and manor that’s mutually beneficial to the DJs and copyright holder(s).

It’s a brave new world out there.   At least you know why your mix is getting yanked down.

Based out of Richmond, VA, DJ Tony Fernandez has been a DJ, Remixer, Producer, Musical Soothsayer and Audio Gear Oracle since 1980. Find him on facebook. Email djtonytf@gmail.com