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Goodbye, Emergency Loop. A CDJ-3000 update finally added full track caching.

Par : Dan White

When I first got my hands on the CDJ-3000s last year for a full review, one thing was clear: there were a lot of features that could be implemented, but weren’t for some reason. One of the big ones was linked track caching. Unplug the USB drive accidentally? Your track should already be in the […]

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Review: DDJ-FLX6 – a feature-packed, midrange controller for $599

Par : DJ Glitch

Pioneer DJ surprised us all with the release of the new DDJ-FLX6, a $599 Serato/Rekordbox dual compatible DJ controller. The FLX6 feels like a cross between the DDJ-1000 and DDJ-400, offering four channels and full-sized jog wheels by forsaking build quality and connectivity options. Filling the midrange gap I’ve always felt that the controller market […]

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Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S7: a 2-channel battle mixer with new “Loop Midi” feature

Par : DJ Soo

Pioneer DJ has announced their latest mixer, and it’s looking like the much-anticipated, proper follow-up to the DJM-S9. Meet the DJM-S7, a 2-channel battle mixer that sits at $1,399 USD. A long time coming The DJM-S11 seemed more like a direct shot at the Rane Seventy-Two rather than an update to the DJM-S9. Many DJs […]

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Gear Roundup: Our Top Picks of 2020

There’s no doubt that 2020 was been one hell of a year. With a pandemic completely shutting down nightlife and wrecking the music industry as we know it, 2020 took quite an unexpected turn that left many DJs, producers, and music lovers scratching their heads a bit. But not all was lost this year –– a […]

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DJM-S11 Review – is this the most advanced scratch mixer ever?

Par : DJ Soo

In this review, DJ Soo takes on the long-awaited update in Pioneer DJ’s battle mixer arsenal. The DJM-S11 was released in the last month, five years after the DJM-29. How does it hold up? Keep reading for the very in-depth review. TL;DR: wow. First, a quick history of how we got to the S11 In […]

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DJM-V10-LF: a longer fader, no crossfader edition of the 6-channel Pioneer DJ mixer

Par : Dan White
DJM-V10-LF

Here’s a bit of a November surprise: Pioneer DJ is announcing yet another new product, following up the DDJ-FLX6. This time it’s the DJM-V10-LF, a long fader version of their flagship top-end V10 mixer. Pioneer DJ has handily provided a comparison graphic of the only difference between the two mixers: much longer faders – 60 […]

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Yes, you can now play DOOM on a XDJ-RX2

Par : Dan White
DOOM on XDJ-RX2

Well, this wasn’t exactly the type of hack that we thought someone might do to DJ gear, but we’re here for it. In a video uploaded to YouTube by a guy named Andy, or TheRasteri, you can see the original DOOM running directly on a Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX2 standalone. Pretty amazing: More Details The entire […]

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Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-FLX6: a Rekordbox/Serato DJ controller with new FX and scratch features

Back again with a new addition to their growing lines of controllers, Pioneer DJ announced their latest product today: the DDJ-FLX6. It’s a 4-channel controller that comes with a swath of new features, designed with the intention of allowing artists to perform intuitively with their own flow. Perform with rekordbox or Serato DJ Pro Perhaps […]

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CDJ-3000 vs 2020: review + analysis of Pioneer DJ’s new player

Par : Dan White
CDJ-3000 a closer look

What improvements have been made on the CDJ-3000 vs CDJ-2000NXS2? Why is Pioneer DJ releasing a new CDJ now, and what's still missing on these $2,299 media players?

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This is Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S11: Scratch Bank, Four-deck controls & more

Earlier this week, we speculated what Pioneer’s DJM-S11 could potentially look like, ahead of the assumed October 15 launch date that Pioneer has been teasing on their socials. Today, we find out how much of our original predictions are true. DJM-S11 Announced today, Pioneer DJ’s new DJM-S11 is a two-channel, four-deck battle mixer that links […]

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Future DJ Gear Concepts: What features Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S11 will probably have

Par : DJ Glitch

In our latest Future DJ Gear series piece, we’re taking a look at the potential new battle mixer from Pioneer DJ: the DJM-S11. Pioneer DJ’s DJM-S9 is a much-beloved mixer amongst scratch DJs. However, arguably even more loved was the late DJM-909, which featured a touch screen and much deeper control. The DJM-S9, which “replaced” […]

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Is this the DJM-S9 MK2? Pioneer DJ teases a sequel to their battle mixer

Par : Dan White
DJM-S9MK2

Pioneer DJ has just teased their new battle mixer on Instagram and Facebook – is it the DJM-S9 MK2? Or the DJM-S11? Here’s what we know so far: Pioneer DJ has released another teaser image of a DJ mixer. You can clearly see two line faders, a black VU meter section between them, two sets […]

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Rekordbox 6.1.1 adds an “Edit Mode” and TIDAL support

Par : Dan White

Pioneer DJ’s preparation and performance DJ software just got a new incremental update, Rekordbox 6.1.1. There’s a feature addition that everyone saw coming (TIDAL streaming library support) and a second feature that we didn’t anticipate: an Edit Mode for creating your own edits of tracks. Keep reading for the details. Rekordbox 6.1.1’s Edit Mode Edit […]

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This is Pioneer DJ’s CDJ-3000

Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 annoucement

After releasing a teaser of their new CDJ last week – Pioneer DJ has officially announced the CDJ-3000. Four years after the CDJ-2000NXS2 was released in early 2016, the media player has been highly anticipated by many DJs. Meet the CDJ-3000 Gear: CDJ-3000 Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ Price: $2,299 Preorders available in the DJTT store here New […]

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Review: Pioneer DJ’s new Rekordbox 6 – is it worth subscribing?

With Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox 6 music management and DJ performance software, you can keep your prep your music files from multiple devices, sync changes seamlessly in the cloud, and hook up your set’s tracks from an iPhone to CDJs to perform. But is all that really worth the subscription price? Contributing writer Markkus Rovito tests […]

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Rekordbox 6.0.1 detects where the vocals are in tracks, adds Auto Upload, Beatsource LINK support

Vocal Detection in rekordbox 6.0.1

Shortly after the release of the long-anticipated Rekordbox 6, a new update has been released for Pioneer DJ’s industry-leading DJ software. The latest version, rekordbox 6.0.1, comes with three new offerings: support for Beatsource LINK, a playlist Auto Upload feature, and vocal position analysis / detection. Vocal Position Detection: This new, AI-driven feature does exactly […]

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Pioneer DJ Just Got Sold To Noritsu, A Photo Printer Manufacturer

Par : Dan White

Remember how last year, Pioneer DJ looked like it was getting ready for a sale? They even rebranded the company that owns Pioneer DJ and Pioneer Pro Audio into “AlphaTheta”. Now, the massive investment firm KKR (who bought most of Pioneer DJ from Pioneer Electronics in 2015) is selling ownership of the company to Noritsu, […]

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XDJ-XZ will get full Virtual DJ 2020 support (including On-Device Waveforms)

Par : Dan White
XDJ-XZ with Virtual DJ 2020

The XDJ-XZ, Pioneer DJ’s most recent all-in-one release, has created mixed emotions for a lot of DJs. It’s got those full-sized platters, jog displays, and four channel mixer – but it’s lacking more than two standalone channels (two channels are for external inputs – which includes Rekordbox DJ on a computer). Today the news is […]

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Is rekordbox 6 on the way? First signs of a “new service system” from Pioneer DJ

Par : Dan White
Rekordbox 6

From the “obscure messages in change logs” department, Pioneer DJ has announced today that there’s a new version of Rekordbox DJ coming soon. As a part of the announcement, they’re suggesting to potential purchasers of the performance software to wait until the new release comes out. What Pioneer DJ said: Fire up rekordbox 5 today […]

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DJM-V10: Pioneer DJ’s new 6-channel mixer looks like it was designed by a techno DJ

Par : Dan White
DJM-V10 mixer from Pioneer DJ

A new DJM-V10 mixer from Pioneer DJ has 6 channels, master isolators, four band EQ, per-channel compression knobs and sends for each channel. You could be forgiven for thinking that we’re listing features on an Allen & Heath DJ mixer. The new unit is expected to be present today at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, so […]

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What will Pioneer DJ release at NAMM 2020 – a new CDJ, or a new turntable?

Par : Dan White
What's Pioneer DJ going to announce at NAMM 2020?

We’ve seen the beginnings of NAMM 2020 DJ gear news this week. In our email inboxes and around the web we’ve seen a lot of people asking the same question: what will Pioneer DJ release at NAMM 2020? Editor’s NAMM update: our speculation below hasn’t come true. Instead, they released the DJM-V10 mixer – read […]

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Pioneer DJ Changes Their Corporate Name to AlphaTheta

Par : Dan White

No, the Pioneer DJ name isn’t disappearing from CDJs and mixers, but the company that makes Pioneer DJ gear is changing their name to AlphaTheta. Some strange news from Japan: Pioneer DJ Corporation is changing their name to “AlphaTheta Corporation”. Here what they wrote in the official release: Pioneer DJ Corporation has changed its company […]

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