The Evolution of Pioneer DJ Mixers

Pioneer DJ is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a series of mini-documentaries. For part two of the series, Pioneer looks at the evolution of its mixers and FX controllers, starting with the DJM-500 and ending with the DJM-900NXS.
The nine minute video features commentary from legends DJ Jazzy Jeff, Laidback Luke, the Scratch Perverts, DJ Shadow, James Zabiela, Sander Kleinenberg, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Paul Oakenfold.
Some of the video’s highlights include DJ Shadow’s recollection of being one of the first North American DJs to road test the DVJ-X1 in 2004. Another great part is when DJ Jazzy Jeff and Laidback Luke recall the release of the DJM-500 in 1995, which introduced built-in effects such as echo and delay.
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