Pioneer Intros XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ System

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2015 NAMM Show: Pioneer Electronics has introduced the XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ System, an all-in-one DJ console that incorporates two separate digital players, a mixer, and a built-in monitor.

The new DJ system is intended for users of Pioneer rekordbox music management software, which lets DJs play prepared music stored on a USB device, eliminating the need to connect or carry a separate computer for use as a music source.

The XDJ-RX’s featured 7-inch LCD screen provides a window of information including simultaneous display of music waveforms from each integrated player. The unit also emulates Pioneer’s well-known professional players with built-in key performance functions including HOT CUE, BEAT EFFECTS, SOUND COLOR FX and a new LOOP SLICE feature. Continue reading

Native Instruments ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller Traktor Kontrol S8 Now Available

Traktor-Kontrol-S8Native Instruments has announced that their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8. is now available.

Key Features:

  • Full color displays
  • Touch-sensitive hardware controls
  • Enhanced track decks
  • 4-channel standalone mixer

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Native Instruments Intros Traktor Kontrol S8 ‘Flagship’ DJ Controller

Traktor-Kontrol-S8A couple of weeks ago, Native Instruments offered a sneak preview of their “flagship, all-in-one” DJ controller, Traktor Kontrol S8.

Now Native Instruments has officially announced Traktor Kontrol S8 – a new $1,200 top-of-the-line DJ controller for Traktor Pro 2.

Key Features:

  • Full color displays
  • Touch-sensitive hardware controls
  • Enhanced track decks
  • 4-channel standalone mixer

Wondering what $1,200 gets you in a DJ controller? Check out the details below…..

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Pioneer To Sell DJ Equipment Business For More Than Half A Billion Dollars

pioneer-PLX-1000-turntableRTTNews reports that Japanese electronics maker Pioneer Corp. plans to sell its DJ equipment business to a U.S. private equity firm, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), for 59 billion yen (about $551 million).

Pioneer would then acquire a portion of the newly issued shares in PDJ Holdings Co., Ltd (PDJHD), which would be owned 85.05% by KKR and 14.95% by Pioneer. Continue reading