Pioneer Reviews


Pioneer DDJ-SR2 Review

The Pioneer DDJ-SR2 is an update to the original DDJ-SR which was one of my top-three favorite controllers of all time for Serato DJ.  The DDJ-SR2 has all the good features of the original unit and it adds RGB backlit color pads, XLR Balanced outputs, a Serato DJ club-kit ready soundcard for turntable or CDJ Timecode playback control, and Pitch N Time and Pitch Play controls.  It also comes bundled with the full version of the Serato DJ software as well as the Serato DJ Pitch N Time package to get you started.  Check out our full Video review and see the review summary below to see if the DDJ-SR2 is right for you.


Pioneer DJ Rekordbox Interface 2 Review

The Pioneer DJ Interface 2 is a Digital Vinyl Interface that allows DJ’s with any mixer to use Rekordbox DJ DVS with vinyl or CD timecode.  I knew this was definitely going to come out sooner or later if Pioneer DJ wanted the Rekordbox software to be accessible to all types of users.  Now DJ’s don’t have to shell out massive amounts of money to get a Rekordbox DJ DVS-ready mixer in order to play.
 
The Pioneer DJ Interface 2 costs $300 in the US and the package comes bundled with the full Rekordbox DJ software, Rekordbox DVS, two Rekordbox vinyl, and RCA and USB cables to get you started. There is also a link to burn a CD or wave file for a USB stick for CD Decks.  The Interface 2 can be USB powered or run on the power supply.  Check out the full unboxing and review videos to see our full rundown on the Interface 2.


Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 Review

The new Pioneer DJ TORAIZ AS-1 was created in conjunction with Dave Smith and is a great synthesizer for live performances and studio production. The TORAIZ AS-1 features a 64-Step sequencer, rubber pads for playback, a bright OLED display, USB and MIDI ports, all in a metal chassis.

The TORAIZ AS-1 follows the suit of the first TORAIZ SP-16 Step sequencer where Pioneer DJ is starting to test the waters of the production and live performance realm. This TORAIZ AS-1 reminds me of the older Roland synths and even some of the newer Akai sequencers as well.  Check out our full review video below from DSTAR to see a full breakdown of the TORAIZ AS-1.


Pioneer DJM-450 Mixer Review

Just yesterday we reviewed the Pioneer DJM-250MK2 mixer and today we have the older sibling in the lab for the same review treatment.  The Pioneer DJM-450 is a compact but solid two-channel mixer with Beat FX, Sound Color FX, and Rekordbox DVS compatibility straight out of the box.  The DJM-450 actually has the same footprint as the DJM-250MK2, but it has a lot more features which is also reflected in the price.  Pioneer has packed so many features into the DJM-450 that many are calling it a two-channel version of their mighty DJM club standard mixers.


Pioneer DDJ-RR Review

The New Pioneer DJ DDJ-RR is very similar to the DDJ-SR for Serato, but this one is built specifically for Rekordbox DJ software and it includes RGB backlit pads that the original did not.  The DDJ-RB and DDJ-RR are also the first controllers to support PC Master Out, for playing master output through your computer’s internal speakers or connected desktop speakers, while using the controller for your headphones at the same time.  The DDJ-RR also has a new Sequence feature that allows DJ’s to perform in new ways.


Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 Mixer Review

Pioneer has just updated its Flagship club four-channel DJ mixer and we now have one in the DJbooth.net lab for the full out review treatment.  The Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 now has dual USB ports, a mini-headphone jack, soundcolor effects parameter knob, new beat FX, an OLED display, better sound quality, and an FX Frequency Selector that allows the user to select the EQ range to apply the effect.  Peep our new video review inside.


Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 Review

The Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 is the latest and greatest Pioneer media player which has a new 7-inch touchscreen, higher audio resolution, 8 accessible RGB hotcues, colored waveforms, and all the other goodies that came from the original model.  They can also be paired with the DDJ-SP1 to access all 8 hotcues and better drumming on the pads.  Check out our full in-depth video review inside.


Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2 Headphones Review

The Pioneer HDJ-2000MK2 headphones have been upgraded from the original HDJ-2000 headphones with sleeker styling, better sound quality, and better isolation for Professional DJ’s who need a good monitoring experience in the DJbooth.  The new HDJ-2000MK2 headphones have 50mm drivers for that familiar over-the-ear design that the originals were known for.  They have metal hinges in the construction for durability and protein leather with memory foam in the earcups for comfort.  Watch our full video review after the jump.


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