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The Pioneer DDJ-ERGO Compact Controller Makes It Easy for Consumers to Try Their Hand at Being a DJ

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today unveiled its ultra-compact controller, the DDJ-ERGO, giving any music enthusiast the ability to make their own unique music mixes. 

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today unveiled its ultra-compact controller, the DDJ-ERGO, giving any music enthusiast the ability to make their own unique music mixes.  Bundled with the Virtual DJ Limited Edition software by Atomix Productions, the DDJ-ERGO controller enables consumers to be creative with their music collection as soon as they take the unit out of the box.  The new controller also incorporates MIDI functionality, making it possible to be used with other MIDI compatible DJ software.¹

The stylish controller is designed using contoured edges with black, white and gradient colors and a large 115 mm platter for increased operability.  The system also features “Pulse Control” that illuminates various areas of the controller to assist in the mixing process.

“The DDJ-ERGO is the ideal gear for consumers who want to explore the experience of being a DJ,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “It’s compact and lightweight and can be transported virtually anywhere.  Plug it in with a music-filled laptop and off you go, playing your music and mixing like a pro.  It’s easy and extremely fun to use, ideal for all skill levels from the absolute beginner to the more experienced home DJ.”

Creative Features of DDJ-ERGO

Other features

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Main specifications

Bundled software

Virtual DJ Limited Edition

Input terminals

MIC x1 (1/4 inch PHONE) 

AUX x1 (RCA)

Output terminals

MASTER OUT x 2 (1/4 inch PHONE x1, RCA x1)

HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, MiniPin)

Other terminals

USB B terminal x1

Frequency range

20 Hz to 20 kHz

Total harmonic distortion

0.006% or less

S/N ratio

101 dB

External dimensions

21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 4.05 in. (H)

(when removing the feet : 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 2.44 in. (H) )

Weight

6.3 lbs.

 

Virtual DJ Limited Edition system requirement

Compatible OS

(Windows)

Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7

Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ XP or newer

512MB RAM or more

Compatible OS

(Mac)

Mac OS X v10.5/10.6/10.7

Intel® processor platform

1GB RAM or more

Required disk space

50MB or more

Display resolution

1024 x 768 or more

Additional requirements

for video mixing

ATI™ or NVIDIA video chipset

Dedicated 256MB DDR3 Video RAM


The DDJ-ERGO will be available in November 2011 with a suggested retail price of $699.