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Pioneer DJ Acquired by Japanese Manufacturer Noritsu


Pioneer DJ. (Photo Credit: Matthias Carpentier for Poz Music)

Pioneer DJ‘s parent company KKR has recently sold ownership to Japanese manufacturing company Noritsu, according to a press release.

Private equity firm KKR purchased Pioneer DJ in 2014. Last year, KKR combined Pioneer DJ and Pioneer Pro Audio into one company under the name AlphaTheta, which has now been acquired by Noritsu, a photo processing equipment manufacturer.

The press release states:

Our business, operations, brands, including brand names will not be affected.
We will continue contributing to the music industry with our innovative products and superior service through Pioneer DJ, rekordbox, KUVO, TORAIZ, Pioneer Professional Audio brands.

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming Pioneer DJ hardware and software.

H/T: DJ Tech Tools

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Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ: Correcting The Record

Last month, Mojaxx took a first look at the Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ. However, the overview of the all-in-one DJ system wasn’t entirely accurate.

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx gives an updated and corrected look at the XDJ-XZ. Watch above.

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Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000SRT: The Definitive Review

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx provides a thorough breakdown of Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-1000SRT. The four-channel controller is packed with features for Serato DJ Pro users.

Watch Mojaxx’s review and a tutorial on midi-mapping the controller below.

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Pioneer DJ Releases XDJ-XZ Controller

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ

Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ
Pioneer DJ XDJ-XZ controller (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has released a new all-in-one controller, the XDJ-XZ.

The device, which can be used with USB drives or a rekordbox-equipped laptop, “feels exactly like you’re using the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2,” according to the press release. Serato DJ Pro support will be added in early 2020.

“It is the closest thing you can get to a full two deck [Pioneer DJ] NXS2 setup at around a third of the price,” DJcityTV’s Mojaxx says.

The XDJ-XZ is available now at $2,299. Watch Mo’s first look below and stay tuned for a full review.

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Mojaxx Reviews Pioneer DJ’s DJM-REC App

DJM-REC

On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a look at Pioneer DJ‘s DJM-REC app.

DJM-REC is an affordable high-quality recording app that allows users to efficiently record and archive DJ mixes via iPhone or iPad.

Watch Mojaxx‘s review of the app above.

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Pioneer DJ Announces DDJ-XP2 Add-On Controller

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2
Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP2 (Source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ has announced the DDJ-XP2, an add-on controller for rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro.

The DDJ-XP2 adds to the functionality of the DDJ-XP1, but retains the build quality and layout of the original unit.

Key new features include:

– Works natively with both rekordbox dj and Serato DJ Pro
– 32 performance pads
– Silent Cue feature available in Serato DJ Pro for the first time
– Unique Slide FX control

Watch’s Mojaxx‘s first look below, along with an introduction video featuring Mr Switch and Tigerstyle, and a routine from Jon1st.

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