Electronics (USA), Inc. is breaking new ground in the DJ market with
the launch of the DMP-555, the world's first digital media player
that combines the storage capacity of MP3 with established CD
technology and the emerging Secure Digital (SD) standard. The product
comes equipped with DJ Booth software that enables the user to rip
CDs and manage compressed audio files on a PC, converging the world
of computers with the entertainment environment. This winning
combination of software and hardware makes the DMP-555 the most
innovative and user-friendly MP3 and audio Digital Media Player
available to today's DJs.
The compact and
portable SD Card is quickly becoming the preferred global medium for
high-capacity digital music storage and Pioneer is meeting the demand
by offering the SD technology in its newest player. Compatible
with CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW and SD Card, the DMP-555 has a dual
synchronous play function that enables play back from both CD and SD
card sources. This allows DJs to mix authorized MP3 loops and samples
stored on their SD card with the CD audio output, or to play any
music files from CD.
The sleek metallic
finish of the DMP-555 stylishly encases many of Pioneer's signature
features including Seamless Loop, BPM Sync and the Master Tempo
Control that can be used to slow down or speed up audio without
affecting pitch. The unit also includes the world's first Isolator, a
revolutionary feature that allows users to mute the low, mid or high
ranges of a track on either CD or SD Card.
When the SD Card
is used for mixes, the DMP-555 effectively becomes a Loop Sampler
thanks to two ingenious new features. The SD Card Syncro Button will
match and lock SD Card BPM to CD play-out BPM, so that MP3 loops can
be fired on cue. The SD Card Mixout can be used for mixing MP3 audio
with CD audio play-out, ensuring that transitions and mixes play out smoothly.
Provides Greater Application Satisfaction
DJ Booth software bundled with the DMP-555 simulates a set-up with
two Pioneer CDJ players and a mixer, giving users the flexibility to
mix loops and tracks stored on PC. Once the DMP-555 is
connected to the PC via the supplied USB cable, it can be used to
control both virtual players in DJ Play and Create modes of the
software, further enhancing ease of use.
DJ Booth software
allows DJs to transfer tracks to both SD Card and CD, and also
includes access to online support at the click of a button. DJ Booth
also will be available as a separate Pioneer Pro DJ product, designed
for PC music enthusiasts. The DMP-555 is compatible with
Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 / XP Home and XP Professional.1
The DMP-555 will
be available at the end of June for a manufacturer's suggested retail
price of $1,499.