I’ve been personally using Odyssey flight cases for my DJ equipment for over twenty years now! Odyssey always seems to bring out new cases and bags to protect DJ equipment almost as soon as the piece is released to the public. The newly announced Pioneer XDJ-RX all-in-one DJ Rekordbox system was recently released to the masses and Odyssey has already produced new flight cases and bags to accommodate.
We’re big fans of the Decksaver Covers which we use to protect DJ and Production gear here at the DJbooth Labs. We have Decksavers for the Stanton ST.150’s, the Traktor Z2 mixer, the NI Maschine Studio, the Vestax VCI-400, and more. Decksaver continues to add to their lineup with new covers being released for various DJ & Production pieces that has been released in the last year including the Pioneer XDJ-1000, Numark NV, and more.
Today at NAMM 2015, the Serato team has announced a new Serato DJ Club Kit that will allow users of certain Pioneer and Allen & Heath four channel Club mixers to work in digital vinyl setup mode with external decks and Serato DJ software control. Users of the Pioneer DJM-900NSX/DJM-850 or the Allen & Heath DB2/DB4 can connect to the computer via USB and have full Serato DJ timecode control using the Serato DJ Club Kit which will run $169.
Pioneer DJ has just announced the new HDJ-2000MK2 flagship DJ headphones just in time for this year’s NAMM show. The Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2 headphones have been upgraded from the original HDJ-2000 headphones with sleeker styling, better sound quality, and better isolation for Professional DJ’s who need a good monitoring experience in the DJbooth.
NAMM is here and so is the new gear! Pioneer has announced the new HRM-7 Studio Monitor headphones that incorporate HD drivers for “high-resolution” audio quality that’s suited for home and professional studio use. The Pioneer HRM-7 Headphones feature 40mm, a dual chamber bass reflex enclosure for deep bass, and comfortable and isolating memory-foam velour ear pads.
Many people have speculated that a new all-in-one Pioneer DJ Rekordbox player would eventually show up one day… That day is today as Pioneer DJ has just announced their new All-In-One XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ system. The new system includes a full seven-inch color display which shows parallel waveforms, cue points, track information, and much more. The Pioneer XDJ-RX is a true two-channel standalone mixer, has two USB slots for multiple music sources, and can also be used as a DJ Controller for Traktor Pro 2.
The biggest and most expensive Serato DJ controller on the market has just received the Gold treatment…literally. The flagship Pioneer DDJ-SZ controller is now available in Gold as the DDJ-SZ-N. This is the same exact DDJ-SZ controller that we reviewed a few months ago with a new color. Pioneer will only produce 1000 of these Gold DDJ-SZ-N controllers which will be available shortly at retailers across the globe for the cool price of $2200.
Just because someone is using the lite version of a DJ software doesn’t mean the DJ can’t pull off some great mixing and show some serious skills on these new entry-level DJ controllers that are out there on the market. We reviewed the Pioneer DDJ-SB controller about a year ago and Sam from the Serato team performs a quick routine using only Serato DJ Intro and some of the entry-level controllers that all cost under $300 and are bundled with the software. If you need more horsepower, then the user can upgrade to the full Serato DJ software which has more features.
Now that Pioneer DJ has started making the recently reviewed PLX-1000 turntables to play vinyl, it almost seems like the DJ equipment and culture has come full circle. Pioneer has been taking us all on a trip down memory lane as they continue to release the history of the DJ and the role that particular Pioneer DJ equipment has played in it. Check out part two of this cool video series to see Pioneer’s Mixers and FX and their influence on Famous DJ’s performances.
The new Pioneer PLX-1000 analog DJ turntables have the similar layout and basic features of the iconic Technics 1200’s that DJ’s are familiar with along with some “Super-OEM” turntable DNA and other minor adjustments to set it apart from the others on the market. The PLX-1000 has the Pioneer CDJ looks with the beautiful brushed black finish and silver accents. Check out our full review and comparison video to see how they stack up.
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