DJS Simulates Dual CDJ and Single DJ Mixer for .mp3 Users
Long Beach – 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 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:
- Auto mixing
- Waveform display for indicating playing position and cue/loop points
- BPM synchronization and beat synchronization
- Eight effects including Delay, Echo, Auto Pan, Trans, Filter, Flanger, Reverb and Pitch Shifter
- Fader start function for controlling the playback of two players (channel, fader and cross fader)
- Create function for setting four points for cues or loops in a song
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:
- MicrosoftA WindowsA XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional/ Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
- IntelA PentiumAM (or a comparable processor at 1.5 GHz or faster)
- 512 MB RAM or more
- Screen resolution of 1024 X 768 pixels or better
- Built-in or external audio output
- DVD or CD-ROM drive
- 250 MB or more of free hard disk space (excluding the capacity needed for storing .mp3 and other files)
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.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.pioneerelectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, is a leader in optical disc technology and a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video, computer equipment for the home, car and business markets. The company focuses on four core business domains including DVD, display technologies, Digital Network Entertainmenta¢ and components. Founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Pioneer Corporation (NYSE:PIO) employs more than 39,000 people worldwide. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.