Pioneer DJ + Dave Smith Toraiz SP-16 Sampler At Musikmesse 2016


At Musikmesse 2016, Pioneer DJ and Dave Smith Instruments introduced the Toraiz SP-16 Sampler.

Here’s a video overview, via Sonic State:

The sampler features an touch screen and layout, 16 sampler engines, dual analog filters based on Dave Smith Instruments Prophet-6 synthesizer and quantize via Pro DJ Link.

Pricing and Availability

The TORAIZ SP-16 will be available this summer (2016) with a suggested retail price of €1,599. For more information, check out the Pioneer DJ site.

Pioneer Turns $799 RMX-1000 Into An iPad App


Pioneer has introduced RMX-1000 for iPad – a tactile app that lets you add high-quality FX via Audiobus and Inter-App Audio.

Originally launched in 2012, the hardware RMX-1000 is a popular effector that can be used in the studio and for DJ performances. The RMX-1000 app emulates the hardware to deliver touchscreen control of Scene FX, Isolate FX, X-PAD FX and Release FX. Continue reading

Pioneer Intros XDJ-RX Rekordbox DJ System


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

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

Pioneer Mixer DJM-750

pioneer-djm-750Musikmesse 2013: Pioneer has introduced the DJM-750 four-channel digital mixer, featuring ‘Boost Colour FX’.

Available in black and silver, the DJM-750 features Boost Colour FX, which adds a second effect to the Sound Colour FX in play, and lets you control the parameters of both FX with one knob. The mixer boasts 13 Beat FX – including the new VINYL BRAKE – with a dedicated Level/Depth knob for tactile control of the wet/dry mix.

Like the DJM-850, the DJM-750 has a built-in USB sound card to enable simultaneous input and output. Connection to laptops needs just one USB cable, for instant mixing with DJ software. Continue reading

Pioneer XDJ-Aero Wireless DJ System

Pioneer XDJ-Aero Wireless DJ System

Pioneer has announced the XDJ-Aero, the first Wi-Fi DJ system that can wirelessly play music tracks from smart devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptop computers.

The XDJ-AERO lets you mix and arrange music tracks stored on smart devices via Wi-Fi, as well as on USB memory devices and computers. The XDJ-Aero can also create its own wireless access point when Wi-Fi isn’t available or not in range.

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