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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-800 Rekordbox Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-800

Pioneer DJ DDJ-800
Pioneer DJ DDJ-800 controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller, the DDJ-800. Designed to be used with the company’s rekordbox DJ software, the DDJ-800 takes cues from the popular DDJ-1000. However, the DDJ-800 is smaller and more affordable.

The device offers two channels, switchable between four virtual decks, with a wide selection of Sound Color and Beat FX.

Its five-inch jog wheels feature full-color screens in the center, providing real-time display of waveforms, BPM, time, and more. They also have tension adjustments, enabling DJs to personalize the resistance.

Several pad modes are found on the DDJ-800, including hot cues, keyboard mode, beat loop and jump, Pad FX, and pitch shift. It’s also the first rekordbox DJ controller to support the software’s new Feedback Reducer feature, which is designed to instantly detect and remove the howling sound of feedback when using the unit’s two microphone inputs.

The DDJ-800 will be available worldwide in mid-April for $899. Get more details here, and stay tuned for Mojaxx’s first look this week.

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Consejos y Trucos: Review del Controlador XDJ-RX2 de Pioneer DJ

Pioneer XDJ-RX2

Luis Martínez revisa el controlador todo en uno XDJ-RX2 de Pioneer DJ. Lanzado en el otoño de 2017, el RX2 hereda una serie de funciones del controlador NXS2 de la compañía y es la versión recargada del sistema independiente XDJ-RX. Miralo arriba en el episodio de esta semana de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

Luis Martinez reviews Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-RX2 all-in-one controller. Released in Fall 2017, the RX2 inherits a number of features from the company’s NXS2 controller and is the follow-up to their standalone XDJ-RX DJ system. Watch his review above on this week’s episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos.

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Consejos y Trucos: Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2 Controller Review

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Luis Martínez revisa el controlador Pioneer DJ DDJ-SX2 para Serato DJ Pro. Miralo arriba en el episodio de esta semana de Consejos y Trucos por DJcity Latino.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

Luis Martinez reviews Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-SX2 controller for Serato DJ Pro. Watch above on this week’s episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos.

Related: Consejos y Trucos: Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 Controller Review

Consejos y Trucos: Pioneer DJ DDJ-400 Controller Review

DDJ-400

Con un precio de $ 249 USD, el controlador DDJ-400 de Pioneer DJ es una opción razonable para los que desean aprender a ser DJ. El sistema viene equipado con una licencia para rekordbox DJ y está diseñado para reflejar la configuración profesional de la linea NXS2 de Pioneer.

En este episodio de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino, Luis Martínez analiza más de cerca el funcionamiento del DDJ-400.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

Priced at $249, Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-400 controller is a reasonable option for anyone looking to learn how to DJ. The system comes equipped with a license for rekordbox DJ and is designed to mirror Pioneer’s NXS2 professional DJ set-up.

On this episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos, Luis Martinez takes a closer look at the workings of the DDJ-400.

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Consejos y Trucos: Pioneer DJ DJM-S3 Mixer Review

DJM-S3

Lanzado el otoño pasado, el DJM-S3 de Pioneer DJ es un mezclador de batalla de dos canales que viene con Serato DJ incorporado. Con un precio de $ 499 USD, el S3 es una opción atractiva para los DJs principiantes y de batalla.

En este episodio de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino, Luis Martínez de El Arte de Ser DJ revisa el S3.

Míralo arriba.

English translation (traducción en inglés):

Released last fall, Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S3 is a two-channel battle mixer with Serato DJ built in. At a price point of $499, the S3 is an attractive option for bedroom and battle DJs.

On this episode of DJcity Latino‘s Consejos y Trucos, Luis Martinez takes a closer look at the S3.

Watch it above.

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Consejos y Trucos: Pioneer DJ TORAIZ SP-16 Sampler Review

Toraiz Sp-16

Released in 2016, the TORAIZ SP-16 is a sampler and step sequencer by Pioneer DJ that can be used for music production or as a stand-alone device for DJ sets. Designed in collaboration with Dave Smith Instruments, it is Pioneer DJ’s first piece of music production equipment.

On this week’s episode of Consejos y Trucos, DJcity Latino‘s Luis Martinez gives an in-depth review of the SP-16 to examine its many capabilities.

Watch it above.

Spanish translation (traducción en español):

Lanzado en 2016, el TORAIZ SP-16 es un sampler y secuenciador por Pioneer DJ que se puede usar para producción musical o como dispositivo independiente para sets de DJ. Diseñado en colaboración con Dave Smith Instruments, fue el primer equipo de producción musical de Pioneer DJ.

En este episodio de Consejos y Trucos de DJcity Latino, Luis Martínez nos da una revisión del SP-16 para examinar su versatilidad.

Míralo arriba.

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Consejos y Trucos: Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 Review

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On this week’s episode of Consejos y Trucos, Luis Martinez reviews Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox controller, the DDJ-1000. Watch it above.

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Spanish translation (traducción en español):

En este episodio de Consejos y Trucos, Luis Martínez revisa el controlador DDJ-1000 de Pioneer DJ para rekorbox DJ. Mira el video arriba.

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DJ Lazyboy Wins DJcity and Pioneer DJ’s DJM Challenge

DJ Lazyboy

DJ Lazyboy
DJ Lazyboy in his entry video. (Source: Instagram)

The Bay Area’s DJ Lazyboy has won DJcity and Pioneer DJ‘s DJM Challenge!

For his prize, he gets to choose between two DJ setups: two XDJ-1000MK2 players and one DJM-750 mixer or two PLX-1000 turntables and one DJM-S9 mixer.

Watch his entry video below.

The runner-ups of the challenge are DJ Deception (St. Louis, Missouri), Dopez (Austin, Texas), and Eps (Portland, Oregon).

The contest, which was open to US residents only, received over 500 entries during three weeks. Contestants were judged on creativity by a panel of DJcity staff members.

We’d like to thank everyone who entered and acknowledge the following stand-out contestants (in alphabetical order):

Diggy the DJ: Super clean set that flips the Godfather of Soul
DJELEMENTAZ: Fire drumming
Dj Friktion: Super creative and tight routine from one-half of The Goodfellas
DJ Ivan G: All vinyl, sharp cuts, and clean juggles
DJ Nikki Duran: Quick mixes and cuts of timeless records
DJ Rectic: Rework of a Houston classic
DJ Remedy: DMC-caliber juggles
Herm: Nice to see some smiles!
Mark Cutz: Clean flip of a classic record
MikeyBside: Super clean looping technique
PattyClover: Sharp cuts and quick mixes
PDot: Clean word play and cuts
Reed Streets: Live remix of Ginuwine’s “Pony”
REFLEKSHIN: Nice word play and juggles
ROYALE: Clean and aggressive cuts and juggles
RuKu$: We love that he shot his video at Guitar Center. Extra points for ingenuity!
Victamone: Love the blend!

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Watch: How to Clean a CDJ After Burning Man

CDJ2000nexus

Outdoor events can be stressful for DJs and dangerous for electronics. Exposure to heat, dirt, or moisture can ruin expensive equipment. Despite the risks, Pioneer DJ gear enthusiast Christian Jackson recently rented out multiple CDJ-2000NXS setups for use at the Burning Man festival.

The dust in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, where the event is held, is harmful to electronics. However, Jackson was able to clean and restore his CDJs to their original condition. The Seattle native filmed the process and explained each step in this tutorial video.

Watch above.

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