Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. today introduced a new PC-based software solution for the growing number of DJs who prefer .mp3 files to vinyl, CD or DVD. Pioneer’s DJS software (SVJ-DL01) was designed for professional and amateur DJs to enable full-scale DJ play on a PC. The software offers the same playability and functionality as the company’s Pro DJ products, using a PC instead of two CDJ turntables and a DJ mixer.
This new software is as easy to use as our CDJ turntables, and it offers many of the same features
“This new software is as easy to use as our CDJ turntables, and it offers many of the same features including cue/loop points, scratching, beat synchronization, and more,” said Karl Detken, director of product planning for Pro DJ equipment at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Pioneer has consistently created new DJ products to meet changes in the music world.
When consumers switched from vinyl and cassette to CD, we offered the CDJ-1000 CD turntable. When DVD took off in the marketplace, we created the DVJ-X1 to enable spinning of video content. Now, we’re tracking market trends in the use of .mp3 files and offering yet another revolutionary new product for PC users.”
DJS software combines the key elements of Pioneer’s professional digital CD decks and mixers with a host of innovative features including:
The DJS software also has a ripping function for converting CD, line input signals and wave files to .mp3.
The graphic user interface is intuitive and easy to understand. It follows the same ergonomic design used in all Pioneer CDJ products and mixers. The display shows everything a professional DJ needs to see, including: time, BPM, mixer controls, jog dial, hot cue buttons, etc. The DJ can assign basic functions to a particular key on the PC keyboard. By doing this for frequently used functions, the DJ can establish his or her own playing style on a keyboard.
In addition, the “SYNC” feature automatically beat matches the cued track to the track that is playing and a powerful effects program mimics the effector features of the DJM-600.
System requirements for the DJS software are:
The DJS software will be available November 2005 for a manufacturer’s
suggested retail price of $249
Pioneer offers a complete line of Pro DJ Equipment through its Pro Audio Group. For more information: www.PioneerProDj.com.