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Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 Gets a Makeover and More Features

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today launched the DDJ-WeGO3, its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller

DDJ Wego3
Pioneer DDJ Wego3

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today launched the DDJ-WeGO3, its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller that makes it possible for any consumer to take on the art of DJing. The entry level controller starts with a completely new look utilizing an aluminum top panel and new JOG wheels that illuminate with red and blue LEDs.  For increased versatility, the DDJ-WeGO3 is compatible with a variety of software including djay 2 for iPad and iPhone, djay1 for Mac, Serato® DJ Intro, TRAKTOR® PRO 2, and VirtualDJ™ Limited Edition.  For extra convenience, the controller also charges compatible iOS devices2 with the included Lightning cable.

“The DDJ-WeGO3 is the ideal controller for the beginner DJ because it’s so simple and easy to use,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.    “We’ve also integrated advanced features such as auto loop, JOG effects, hot cue and sampler, which help users advance their DJ skills and techniques faster.”

Functionality and  Performance

·        iPhone and iPad Charging – When connected to a computer, the DDJ-WeGO3 uses power from the USB connections, eliminating the need for an external power supply. If using a connected iPad or iPhone as a source, the DDJ-WeGO3 is powered by the included AC adapter, which will also charge the device, ensuring battery power never runs out while in use.

·        Jog FX – Allows users to combine multiple effects and control them simultaneously using the JOG wheel.

·        Pulse Control – Provides users with visual prompts with red and blue LED illumination around the JOG platters: 

·        Multi-Purpose Slot – The controller features a convenient slot to accommodate an iPad or iPhone, making it easy to see and access displays for choosing songs.   

 

Other features

·        Built-in audio ports for high quality sound output.

·        Built-in sound card.

·        Compact (14.96” x 9.45” x 2.32”) and weighs less than four pounds for easy transportation.

·        DJC-WeCAi30 cable (sold separately) will be available October 2014 to connect iPad and iPhone devices with 30-pin dock connectors.     

 

The ultra compact DDJ-WeGO3 will be available in October with a suggested retail price of $349.