NAMM 2015: Qbert, Shortkut and D-Styles [VIDEO]

Invisibl Skratch Piklz Qbert Shortkut D-Styles NAMM 2015 (2)

NAMM has many famous people walking around, but from a DJ perspective, it doesn’t get much better than Qbert, Shortkut, and D-Styles on the Pioneer Stand.

NAMM 2015: Pioneer XDJ-RX and headphones

Pioneer XDJ-RX HDJ-2000MK2 HRM-7 NAMM 2015 (15)

The pre-NAMM buzz was all around Pioneer’s all-in-one rekordbox focussed XDJ-RX controller. Jared and Ray had a play and looked headphone through glass.

NAMM 2015: Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2 Headphones

Pioneer DJ HDJ-2000MK2 headphones NAMM 2015 (1)

As good as Pioneer’s HDJ-2000 headphones are, it seems that they can be better. Thus they’ve tightened everything up — better sounding and looking, lighter, and stronger too. And they come with a new hard case. The HDJ-2000MK2 headphones are here. Well nearly.

NAMM 2015: Pioneer DJ HRM-7 studio headphones

Pioneer DJ MRM-7 Studio headphones NAMM 2015 (7)

Pioneer DJ is flexing its pro audio muscles with a pair of studio headphones. The HRM-7s offer a more linear and less bass heavy response for producers.

NAMM 2015: Pioneer XDJ-RX — rekordbox stands alone

Pioneer D XDJ-RX rekordbox controller NAMM 2015 (5)

The subject of standalones has been a hot topic for a while now. And with rekordbox being an almost fully formed piece of DJ software, it was just a matter of time before they wrapped their considerable hardware arsenal around a unit that looked like real Pioneer. The XDJ-RX is that unit.

Serato DJ 1.7.3 — Pioneer XDJ-1000 HID ready

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Just a quickie — Serato has rolled out Serato DJ 1.7.3, a simple upgrade to allow the new Pioneer XDJ-1000 play nice with HID.

Pioneer DJ’s new DDJ-SZ-N shiny is shiny.

Pioneer DDJ-SZ-N Gold DJ Controller (1)

It’s NAMM time, thus Pioneer roll out the limited edition of somethingorother, this time applying the midas touch to the DDJ-SZ. Just 1000, so be quick.

Worxmas 2014: Pioneer XDJ-1000 and DJM-750!

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It’s the last giveaway of Worxmas 2014, and thanks to Pioneer DJ, it’s the biggest ever. We’ve got the brand new XDJ-1000s and a DJM-750 mixer, worth £2500!

Pioneer DDJ-SZ and VirtualDJ 8 — officially friends

Virtualdj 8 Pioneer DDJ-SZ DVS

Pioneer DJ has just given its seal of approval to VirtualDJ 8 Pro by making their DDJ-SZ top end controller fully and officially compatible. This means that new and existing users can nab a full copy and use DVS too. VirtualDJ 8 Pro is now official sitting at the grown-ups table.

Without discs, are we still disk jockeys?

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I cannot help but think that Pioneer’s new XDJ name is a possible play on words. Some feel that without disks or discs, we aren’t disk jockeys at all. In this context XDJ could mean ex DJ couldn’t it? Are you a DJ if you don’t use a circular medium? Of course you are, and read on to find out why. DJ is more than an acronym.