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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S7 Mixer


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Pioneer DJ has announced their latest two-channel battle mixer, the DJM-S7. The unit is geared toward open-format DJs, allowing a range of customization options to tailor the mixer to each individual’s performance style. It also comes in at a more affordable price point than Pioneer DJ’s other battle mixers.

The DJM-S7 has the 16 large performance pads (eight per channel) and Magvel fader their battle mixers are known for. Each channel’s pad modes are independent, meaning, for example, deck one’s pads can be set to trigger hot cues while deck two is set to the sample bank.

The effects section includes all 22 Beat FX from the DJM-S11, and the mixer also has Bluetooth connectivity for additional audio routing. Other features borrowed from the DJM-S11 (when used with Serato DJ Pro) are Scratch Bank, Gate Cue, and the aforementioned Combo Pad mode.

Loop MIDI, a new feature exclusive to the DJM-S7, allows DJs to use the effect levers to send MIDI messages to Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox, as a way to control performance features rhythmically.

Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S7 is available now at a suggested retail price of $1399 USD. Watch Mojaxx’s first look below.

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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DJM-V10-LF

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes an in-depth look at Pioneer DJ‘s new DJM-V10-LF six-channel mixer, which is a variant of the original DJM-V10 model.

The DJM-V10-LF’s crossfader has been removed in exchange for longer channel faders with optimized curves and a new custom-designed curve preset to ensure smooth and accurate mixes. This allows the new 60 mm shaft slide faders on the DJM-V10-LF to extend further down the top plate than the 45 mm faders on the original mixer. This development enables users to control the audio source volume from each channel more precisely.

Watch Mojaxx’s review above.

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First Look: Pioneer DDJ-FLX6 4-Channel DJ Controller for rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro

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Pioneer DDJ-FLX6. (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-FLX6, a brand new four-channel controller supported in both rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro. The controller combines unique features and a professional club-style layout while staying portable and affordable.

The DDJ-FLX6 introduces Merge FX, a new feature that makes it easy for DJs to mix different music styles. The controller includes the Jog Cutter function that applies a professional scratch effect to the last Hot Cue or playback position on the deck in use and built-in presets containing a combination of Serato DJ Pro effects and looping controls. First introduced for the DJM-S11, the DDJ-FLX6 features Scratch Bank, which allows users to load scratch samples or full tracks for pad mode use.

In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes an in-depth first look at the multifaceted development.

Watch below.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DJM-S11 Mixer


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Pioneer DJ has announced the DJM-S11 mixer, the successor to its game-changing DJM-S9. The two-channel, four-deck battle mixer builds off the success of the previous iteration with some major additions while improving on its predecessor’s key features.

Most notably, the DJM-S11 comes equipped with a 4.3-inch touch screen that displays waveforms, a track browser, FX, and more. The display has a day mode option, similar to that of Serato DJ Pro, which makes the screen easier to view in daylight. An industry-first feature called “Deck 3/4 Control” allows access to decks three and four via the touch screen, to enhance the creative possibilities of live mashups and remixes.

Another notable addition is that the mixer includes dual USB inputs for connecting CDJs and controllers. It features a number of new pad modes as well.

Pioneer DJ will also be releasing the DJM-S11-SE, a special edition that is visually reminiscent of their highly-regarded DJM-909 mixer.

The DJM-S11 is available now at a suggested retail price of $1,999 USD, while the DJM-S11-SE retails for $2,099 USD. In related news, Serato has released Serato DJ Pro 2.4.1, which includes support for the mixers.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s introductory video along with Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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Pioneer DJ Announces CDJ-3000 Media Player


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Pioneer DJ has just announced the CDJ-3000, the latest upgrade to their flagship media player. The player, which is also available in white, features an enhanced processor, key sync and key shift features, an improved jog wheel, and more. The player’s nine-inch, high-resolution touch screen features touch preview and touch cue functions along with stacked waveform and three-band waveform views (three-band waveform view works with tracks analyzed by rekordbox).

Alongside the media player, Pioneer DJ has also re-released the four-channel DJM-900NXS2-W mixer.

The CDJ-3000 is available now at a suggested retail price of $2,299 USD. Watch Pioneer DJ’s introductory video along with Mojaxx‘s first look below.

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Beatsource Teams With Pioneer DJ and Crossfader to Host ‘Learn to DJ at Home’ Webinar

Learn to DJ at Home

Beatsource has teamed up with Pioneer DJ and renowned online DJ school Crossfader to host “Learn to DJ at Home,” a free webinar for beginner DJs.

The workshop, which will take place on August 18, will cover the fundamentals of DJing utilizing the Beatsource LINK streaming service and Pioneer DJ rekordbox performance software. It will be hosted by Crossfader’s Jamie Hartley, DJcity’s Mojaxx, and Pioneer DJ’s Pulse.

Topics to be discussed include getting DJ software, finding music, setting cue points, and mixing tracks. There will also be a raffle.

Space is limited, so RSVP now before it fills up.

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DJ IKU Reviews the DDJ-SB3-S on GENRE BNDR’s ‘CH419’

Japan’s renowned turntablist, DJ IKU, reviews Pioneer DJ‘s DDJ-SB3-S 2-channel controller on the latest installment of GENRE BNDR‘s CH419.

In the episode, the 2010 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion demonstrates his favorite features including the Back Spin, Echo Out, FX Fade, and Pad Scratch.

Watch DJ IKU’s review above.

Tracklist:

1. Black Eyed Peas – GET LOOSE NOW

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Serato Announces Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 With Support for Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 Mixer


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The latest update to Serato DJ Pro has arrived and includes support for the Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 mixer. With Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 and a Serato DJ Club Kit license or subscription, DJs can fully tap into the capabilities of the six-channel mixer.

By using Serato DJ Pro or Serato DVS, DJs are able to control up to four decks, while the mixer offers a number of ways to creatively sculpt your sound including four-band EQ, filters, and effects.

Serato’s Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren says “The Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 gives professional DJs all the flexibility and creativity they need. It’s the first 6-channel mixer supported in Serato, and we’re excited for DJs to be able to add extra instruments and dimensions to their set, while keeping control over the 4 decks in Serato DJ Pro.”

Download Serato DJ Pro 2.3.7 here.

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Pioneer DJ DJM-V10 Mixer: The Definitive Review

While Pioneer DJ’s six-channel DJM-V10 mixer might not make its way into home studios, it may very well become the next club standard. In this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes an in-depth look at the effects-laden powerhouse.

Watch above.

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Pioneer DJ Releases rekordbox 6.0.1 With Beatsource LINK Integration

After weeks in beta, Pioneer DJ has released the official version of rekordbox 6.0.1. The latest update to their popular DJing software includes support for the open-format music streaming service Beatsource LINK.

When using rekordbox’s Performance Mode, DJs can access Beatsource LINK’s music library, including curated playlists and charts, and mix them with the songs in their rekordbox library. Beatsource LINK PRO subscribers can store up to 50 tracks in an offline locker within rekordbox, and Beatsource LINK PRO+ subscribers are able to store up to 100 tracks.

Version 6.0.1 also includes such upgrades as an enhanced music analysis algorithm and Cloud Library Sync, which allows rekordbox users who subscribe to its Creative Plan to sync playlists across devices.

Download rekordbox 6.0.1 here and sign up for Beatsource LINK here.

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