Pioneer initially entered the world of dance music back in 1996, when they launched the revolutionary CDJ-500 - the first ever flattop DJ player in the world. Since then, their full range of products has rapidly expanded to include a broad spectrum of professional DJ and pro-audio music making devices including hardware DJ players, mixers and dj controllers, remix stations, monitor speakers, turntables and a huge range of accessories such as headphones, turntable cartridges, carrying cases and gig bags.
More recently Pioneer has released a new DJ app for the iPhone, which enables any iOS user to remix the songs in their personal music library with a wide range of pro performance features such as Pad FX, Hot Cues and Loops. Originally available only for iPad, weDJ has been expertly redesigned for comfortable use on an iPhone display and it integrates seamlessly with iTunes so you can easily mix your music on the move with animated graphics and advanced touch-screen controls including jog wheels, crossfader functionality and BPM sliders.
All-In-One Pioneer DJ Systems
At the top of the range are Pioneers all-in-one DJ systems including the XDJ-RX and the XDJ-R1 units. Featuring a 2-channell mixer, a large LCD screen and two USB-driven players, the XDJ-RX is well and truly a next generation product, which is bundled with a rekordbox dj license key that allows anyone to easily manage and prepare their music for live performance sets. As well as being able to take advantage of a full range of performance features - including complex effects such as vinyl braking, delay and back spin - rekordbox dj users can also record their performance straight to disk using any standard laptop or desktop computer.
Pioneer DJ Products - Entry Level Controllers
If you are looking for an entry-level product from the Pioneer stable then the Pioneer DDJ-RB is the perfect choice. Ranked as the number one DJ controller in several online surveys and ideal for those on a budget, at just £219 inc. VAT, the Pioneer DDJ-RB ships with free software worth £99 and features a design, which accurately reflects the display of the rekordbox dj software interface. Although the price is low, the quality of build and the extensive feature list are easily on a par with those associated with units costing considerably more money. Suitable for experts and beginners alike, the Pioneer DDJ-RB is packed with innovation whilst offering true creative freedom for all. Lightweight and easy to carry, this unit can be connected to any computer via a single USB port - which is also used as a main power source.