What happens when supreme turntablist talent is thrown at a stack of Pioneer DJ technology? This session for the DJ Sounds Radio Show is what. See Tony Vegas and and Prime Cuts aka The Scratch Perverts take a journey through old school hip hop and more on CDJs and the new PLX-1000 turntables.
There’s no denying that when Serato DJ came out, and with it the first dedicated controller in the shape of the Pioneer DDJ-SX, the DJ world collectively soiled its pants. There was a huge WOOT wave with subsequent insane sales, but as time passed, it was clear that there were a few things that could have been done better. The DDJ-SX2 is that unit that aims to do things better. Fully enabled for Serato Flip and DVS, with better pads and jogs, this is the DDJ-SX evolved.
Pioneer takes it back to the times before they changed everything with the CDJs. The PLX-1000 turntable is their take on the classic Technics.
Pioneer’s rekordbox 3 gets is a huge upgrade that adds a heap of enhancements, including a second deck. Does this indicate future directions?
When Sam Gribben decided to leave Serato, they got him a leaving gift that money simply cannot buy. Behold the retro styling joy of the Pioneer SG-1.
You think the CDJ started with the almighty 1000? Check out this 20 year retrospective of the Pioneer CDJ for some education.
The next update is here. Serato DJ 1.6.3 makes LEDs better, fixes the DDJ-SZ touch issue, and makes the CDJ-900NXS a Serato Accessory – no CDs necessary.
Tired of fuddy duddy old black DJ gear? Pioneer has given their entry level DDJ-SB controller red, blue and silver paint jobs as well.
My days are spent writing and shooting. But for one day, I spoke into a microphone at Pioneer DJ Radio. You can listen here.
After Qbert’s loose-lipped gaffe in the DJ City video, the secret Pioneer turntable project was preemptively outed. But now it’s properly out there.