Oct 24, 2017

PIONEER DDJ-WeGO AFFORDABLE DJ CONTROLLER

Published Aug 30, 2012
DDJ WeGo

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional  Sound  and Visual Division today unveiled its most affordable controller  to  date,  the  DDJ-WeGO,  an ultra-compact system that enables consumers  and  music  enthusiasts alike to mix their own music creatively. For  easy  setup,  the  DDJ-WeGO  is  bundled  with the Virtual DJ™ Limited Edition  DJ  software  and  has  the  ability  to perform music stored on a Windows PC or Mac.

The DDJ-WeGO is available in five body colors, white, black, red, green and violet,  to  match  a  user’s  individual  taste.   The  unit also features multi-color  LED  backlighting for the Jog wheel, and the user interface of the included software can be color customized.

“We  wanted  to  develop a product that anyone can simply pick up and start their  quest  of  becoming  the  next  big  DJ,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing  manager,  Professional  Sound  and  Visual  Division for Pioneer Electronics  (USA)  Inc.   “Even  if  you  have no experience in DJing, the DDJ-WeGO is designed to make it easy for you to mix songs together.”

Mixing Made Easy

  • Through  various visual and audio cues, the DDJ-WeGO DJ controller makes it easy for beginners to learn how to mix with built-in effects and features:
  • Jog  FX  – Allows users to combine multiple effects and control them simultaneously using the Jog wheel.
  • Pulse Control – Provides users with visual prompts with a variety of colored lights on the Jog platters:
    • Mix Pulse – The mix pulse mode shows the difference in pitch of songs currently playing through the light of the Jog wheel.  As the  pitch  of songs begin to match, the intensity of the light increases,  allowing  the user to visually check that the beats are in sync. In conjunction with the music, the pulse of lights helps to improve beat matching skills.
    • Launch Pulse – Triggers a red light on the Jog wheel to signify that music has been loaded successfully.
    • FX  Pulse  – The effect being applied to the currently playing song  will  not  only  be  heard,  but will also be represented visually via the light movements on the Jog wheel.
  • DJ  Software  – The DDJ-WeGO is bundled with the “Virtual DJ Limited Edition”  software by Atomix Productions (Windows or Mac) that offers a  broad  range of functions for mixing songs, including making loops and  creating samples,  as  well  as  the  ability to mix up to four channels  for  unlimited user creativity and mixes.  The DDJ-WeGO has the ability to support other DJ software including Algoriddim “djay.”
  • USB Power – The DDJ-WeGO utilizes power from USB connections found on most computers, eliminating the need for an external power supply.

Other features

  • Built-in audio ports for high quality sound input and output.
  • Built-in sound card for expanded music storage and portability.
  • Compact  size  and  weighs  less  than  four  pounds  for easy transportation.

The  DDJ-WeGO  will  be available in September 2012 with a suggested retail price of $399.

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