Pioneer Reviews

Pioneer DJM-S9 Kentaro Performance [Video]

Following the video performance from Mr Switch, Pioneer has released a new performance video, this time featuring Dj Kentaro. The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel,  and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ and boy does he take full use of these features. Get ready to be amazed!

[Review] Pioneer BULIT5 Active Monitor

Pioneer has recently released the new BULIT series monitor lineup that is affordable and squarely aimed at DJ’s & Producers who want good performance speakers with a small form factor. The Pioneer BULIT speaker range is nearly identical to the S-DJ X range that we reviewed two years ago as they also come in either the five-inch (BULIT5), the six-inch (BULIT6), or the eight-inch (BULIT8) woofer and have an auto on/off mode to save on power when not in use. These speakers are powered internally by an AB amplifier and Pioneer says that the technology in the woofer design and front port found on these speakers improve air flow with “Groove Technology” for deep and vibrant bass.

Pioneer DJM-S9 Mr. Switch Performance [Video]

Pioneer DJ has just released the brand new two-channel scratch/battle DJ Mixer that works in perfect harmony with Serato DJ and has all of the Pioneer FX that DJ’s have come to love.  The new Pioneer DJM-S9 Serato DJ Mixer sports eight RGB backlit pads for each channel, dual USB ports for easy DJ switch-overs, and a new Magvel Pro scratch crossfader that has many unique adjustments and features for todays scratch DJ’s.  The Pioneer DJ team has released a quick performance video which shows Mr. Switch (DMC World Champ) getting busy on the DJM-S9 and a set of PLX-1000 Turntables.

Pioneer XDJ-700 Announced

Today Pioneer announced a brand new affordable and compact media player and controller called the XDJ-700.  The new Pioneer XDJ-700 replaces the original CDJ-350 as the smaller and lower-priced deck option for DJ’s who want club-like performance in their own personal setup without breaking the bank.  The XDJ-700 is fully compatible with Rekordbox, has a USB slot for drives, and can also be linked to other players and mixers with the Link cable for deck sharing, BPM sync, and much more.

Pioneer Announces DDJ-RX DDJ-RZ & Rekordbox 4.0!

Early this morning Pioneer DJ hit the industry with some serious news.  First, the new Rekordbox 4.0 software was revealed as a fully-fledged DJ software that will work with all Pioneer current DJ controllers and players and will soon include upgrade paths for Video plug-ins and DVS plug-ins for vinyl and CD timecode users.  Next, the Pioneer team announced two brand new controllers that will work with the new Rekordbox 4.0 software called the Pioneer DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX.

Pioneer HDJ-700 Headphones Announced [Video]

Today, Pioneer has announced their newest DJ headphones, the HDJ-700.  It looks to me like the new HDJ-700 will likely replace the entry-level HDJ-500 Headphones that we reviewed some four years ago.  The HDJ-700 headphones have an “on-ear” fit come in a few different color schemes.  The HDJ-700 have a replaceable/removable cable, and one earcup can swivel for easy one-ear monitoring.  Check out the quick press release and intro video inside.

Pioneer DDJ-SB2 Controller [Video]

Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has just announced the new DDJ-SB2 entry-level Serato DJ controller.  The latest iteration of the original Pioneer DDJ-SB that we reviewed last year includes all the same features with the addition of Gain control knobs, line level meters, the Pad Trans beat effect, and four-deck control.  Check out the quick intro video inside.

Pioneer HDJ-1500 Headphones in Gold [Video]

Pioneer DJ has announced that they are releasing the popular HDJ-1500 headphones in an all-gold-everything edition.  The new Gold Pioneer HDJ-1500-N headphones have the same exact properties and features as the original HDJ-1500’s we reviewed a few years ago.  They are a great set of over-the-ear headphones for DJ’s and now they are available in Gold, Black, Silver, or White.

Pioneer Rekordbox Full DJ Software [Video]

Earlier this morning Pioneer DJ has released a very quick teaser video of what looks to be like their new Rekordbox software with a lot more features.  Specifically, it looks like the Rekordbox software that currently handles track preparation and library management for CDJ/DJM users will now be able to work in real time with new DJ controllers and perhaps even DVS timecode vinyl setups.  Check out our thoughts and the quick teaser video inside.

Traktor Pro 2.8 Released

The new Traktor Pro 2.8.0 update is now released and with it comes support for the new Traktor Kontrol D2, support for the new Rane MP2015 Mixer, 64-Bit Architecture, and a host of other improvements.  The Pioneer XDJ-1000 and CDJ-900NXS players also receive full HID support.


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