DJs around the world use the Pioneer DJM 900 mixer in regular gigs without taking advantage of its powerful on board effects. In today’s article, Ean shares techniques on how to use creative crossfader routing and additional effects layered on white noise to generate a very playable tone useful for almost any style of DJing.
"Anyone can DJ." Ever heard the saying before? Today's DJ equipment makes it easier then ever to get started. While technology and media may be making DJ’ing more accessible to the wider community, DJ’s who play unique sets and have different playing styles are progressively becoming the minority. They're drowned out by the noise of Top 40 DJ’s who simply just fade one track into the next. You can show up to the club with a USB in hand and rock it, but then again, there are thousands of people who could do the exact same thing. But DJ equipment and technology has so much to offer, that in actual fact, it can help us put a unique edge on our sets. Here are 5 tools that can help you achieve that.
There is a significant part of the DJ world in which vinyl will never die. From turntablists, to reggae jocks spinning 45s, to techno DJs like Sven Väth, the lure of black plastic is inescapable for many. So here we find ourselves, in 2014, with Pioneer, a company long associated with pushing the digital revolution, releasing a traditional analogue turntable. But is it a suitable replacement for the venerable Technics SL-1200? We tested one to find out.
Pioneer has sneakily debuted a brand new media player for DJs - the XDJ-1000 - that takes the CD out of the CDJ. Instead, it's purely designed for Rekordbox, USB drive, and HID control purposes - finally bringing to the masses a relatively affordable solution for digital playback in a professional CDJ-style design.
Earlier this year Pioneer released their first entry into the In Ear Monitor (IEM) market with the DJE-1500 and DJE-2000. In ear monitors are a great alternative to over ear headphones as they provide superior sound isolation which allows you to monitor your mix at lower volume levels. Lower volume levels = less strain on your ears. We have discussed the benefits of IEM’s and how they can help prevent the risk of developing Tinnitus. So are the new Pioneer IEM’s worth switching from over ear headphones? Keep reading to find out.
The most common set-up you will see in a club or at a festival is the iconic Pioneer CDJs (usually 2-4) and a Pioneer DJM-900 mixer. While many top performers may not utilize all the features and possibilities that this set-up offers, we’ve found someone who does. Yamato is a Japanese DJ who is lighting […]
Before the release of Serato DJ 1.7, DVS (digital vinyl system) options were limited. The only way to use turntables or CDJs with Serato was to have either a Rane soundcard mixer, the Pioneer DJM 900SRT, or the Pioneer DDJ-SZ. These options were all pretty expensive. With the release of 1.7, Serato has expanded their […]
About a year ago Pioneer announced a new social media network for DJs called Kuvo which links clubs, DJs, and audiences together. The system has been implemented around the world in many countries where clubs, DJs, and audiences alike have been connecting and sharing music with one another through their online social network. As of October 15th, Pioneer re-launched the Kuvo platform which makes us wonder what has changed and why Pioneer really wants the world to know Kuvo exists. Read more inside about the re-launch of Kuvo and how the network aims to revolutionize everyone’s club experience...again.