New Turntables and Controllers Rolling Out at the DJ Expo 2014
3 New Hot Products to be Featured at the DJ Expo!
1) the PLX-1000 Turntable.
Pioneer made a Turntable? What!?!? It’s basically a hybrid of a CDJ and Technique 1200. Looking to get my hands on it at the Expo.
Pioneer DJ has announced the PLX-1000, a new professional turntable offering a user-friendly control layout, high-torque direct drive mechanism, and exceptional playback quality. The model was first teased earlier this year at Frankfurt, Germany’s MusikMesse music fair and acts as an analog counterpart to the company’s popular CDJ digital players.
The PLX-1000 is equipped with a high-torque direct drive mechanism that ensures stable rotation and exceptional control. The turntable is capable of a starting torque of 4.5kg/cm and can reach its fixed rotation speed in 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 RPM). The model also features a familiar, user-friendly control layout, with quick tempo control on the right side of the unit, start/stop button on the left side, and a lighted speed guide for the high torque platter. The PLX-1000 provides users with a range of pitch speeds, with tempo adjustments of ±8% and ±16% to ±50%.
The PLX-1000 was designed with a dedication to exceptional sound quality. Pioneer utilized a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis for the top section of the player and reinforced the bottom section with a 8-mm thick resin in order to prevent vibration. The base of the unit was further reinforced with a 9-mm thick vibration-dampening material, and the tone arm uses rubber insulation to minimize howling effects during audio playback. The RCA jacks feature gold-plated machine-cut parts for low impedance for excellent sound quality output, and the unit is equipped with detachable power and audio cables for increased portability.
The Pioneer PLX-1000 turntable will be available in August, and will be on display at The DJ Expo in at Atlantic City, NJ’s Trump Taj Mahal next month. Watch a demo video below.
2) Reloop RP8000 with Serato DJ: Dual Mode & Slicer.
Now they took this one step further. Hot Cues on the Turntable Itself.
NEXT GENERATION TURNTABLE CONTROLLER
The Reloop RP-8000 combines modern DJ technology in an advanced turntable. This hybrid high torque turntable does the balancing act between approved direct drive technology and a digital control section for your DJ software. The RP-8000 is able to communicate with any midi compatible DJ software – an additional modular controller is not necessary anymore. Serato Scratch Live mappings are also available with which the worldwide most popular and stable DVS system can be controlled. With the Trax encoder it is possible to scroll through your playlists and comfortably load tracks onto the decks.
Check it out.
3) Pioneer DDJ-SX2
Pioneer DJ has announced the Pioneer DDJ-SX2, the successor to its popular DDJ-SX controller.
The DDJ-SX2 is the industry’s first controller to feature DJs native manipulation of Serato’s recently announced Serato Flip expansion, with designated buttons controlling its Record, Start, and Slot functions. The SX2 also features new Performance Pads with multi-colored cue point LEDs designating which modes are in play and which cue points have preset cue points within Serato DJ.
The SX2 also features enhanced jog wheels, with low latency for optimal scratch response and an LED On-Jog display that shows the playback status of tracks. The SX2’s display gains illuminated cue point markers and an accurate countdown for greater scratch and reverse precision. The DDJ-SX2 has four inputs, allowing DJs to connect it to JD players and turntables to use as a four-channel stand-alone mixer.
The unit is Serato DJ DVS upgrade-ready, so DJ can buy the Serato DJ DVS Expansion Pack and scratch with CDJs/analogue turntables using Serato NoizeMap Control CDs/Vinyl. Additionally, two master outputs (XLR and RCA) and a booth output enable connections direct to professional PA equipment, and the two MIC inputs have been improved to eliminate distortion.
The first 10,000 units come bundled with free voucher codes for the Serato Flip and Serato Video expansion packs. Additional features are below.