Pioneer DJ have launched some new DJ headphones called the HDJ-S7s. The new headphones have been designed to be ultra durable, smaller in form factor and with higher quality sound, all input from the "world-renowned" DJs who helped design them. With a frequency range of 5Hz to 40kHz – the same spectrum as their flagship HDJ-X10s – Pioneer DJ claim you'll "pick up on greater separation of rich bass tones and clear mid-to-high frequencies".
Native Instruments have completely rebuilt their DJ software Traktor from the ground up, as well as doubling the size of their Traktor team. In an email message sent out to tech media, NI’s Director of Products (Traktor) Pedram Faghfouri set to reassure users after a long period of dormancy from the software, explaining that new hardware and software will be coming in 2018.
The NAMM conference may not be on the tip of the tongue of every musician and producer across the world, but it’s likely where the manufacturers and developers of their favourite studio and DJ equipment show off their newest wares. While trade shows might not be the most exciting concept for music fans, what comes out of them often defines the direction in which technology is moving and this year was no exception.
Pioneer DJ have launched a new app to record your DJ mixes directly onto an iOS device via the mixer’s USB send and return port. DJM-REC, which costs £9.99, can remote control the peak limiter on the DJM series meaning the recording will never clip and as it’s recorded via USB, doesn’t require any conversion from analogue to digital so it’s ready to be uploaded, trimmed or streamed live to Facebook, YouTube, Periscope, Instagram or Snapchat directly from the app.
Pioneer DJ have added a new lighting mode to rekrdbox dj, as well as adding a new piece of hardware to support the new DMX output. The RB-DMX1 – priced at £349 – features a single USB input and a DMX out, allowing users to connect DMX-512 compatible lighting fixture.
Pioneer DJ have released a new controller for Rekordbox DJ. The DDJ-1000 is the new flagship in their controller series, completely re-designed to mirror the rekordbox dj software. The DDJ-1000 features four channels, jogs borrowed from the CDJ-2000nxs2 – along with new full-colour circular screens – ten effects from the DJM900nxs2, Magvel faders throughout, dual USB ports, RGB pads for cue points and performance and more.
Pioneer DJ have announced a new performance sampler the DJS-1000. As reported by DJ Mag last week, the new unit has the same form factor as the industry standard CDJ and DJM range, meaning it sits alongside the current format. With many of the same features as the current TORAIZ, the DJS features 16 coloured pads, 16-step sequencer, assignable touch strip and colour screen.
Is this the new Pioneer DJ Toraiz? New photos of what look like a new colourful CDJ-shaped unit have appeared on both Dirtybird’s and Luciano’s Instagram, pictured and embedded below. The new piece of kit, which has the Pioneer DJ logo along the side, look a lot like a CDJ and Toraiz hybrid, with the platter replaced with a selection of coloured buttons.