January 24, 2013
Pioneer knows how to make a quick buck or two – but they also know how to make gear that leaves and impact on the DJ community. Their line of controllers has disseminated from their line of CDJ’s which have something for everyone at virtually any price level. They have been wise enough to give each lower tiered object a taste of what it might be like to own the next level up, and they have also been pretty smart about their styling too. It’s safe to say that they definitely have controllers that are prettier than others – and with their new color options it makes them easier to love.
White is a modern, but classic color that looks clean on any type of gear. Their XDJ-Aero has been repainted in a Macbook white – hopefully to give the unit a bit more edge, how that the DDJ-SSX is …
December 21, 2012
When you finally gather the funds to plop down on a brand spankin’ new Pioneer CDJ-2000, you’d expect that it at least comes with a shiny new box – and it does. It will also come with a mini booklet of cryptic instructions that you may spend hours trying to decipher. But even if you spend a day and read through every part of the manual, it won’t teach you how to DJ; nor will it teach you how to be a DJ. There are just some things that cannot be taught in a book. Odds are, you’ll spend countless hours watching Youtube videos of other DJs in an attempt to learn the art.
Fortunately, there are some good tutorials out there. Some of them are free; produced by DJs as help guide, and some can actually be purchased. Qbet’s “How To Scratch” is actually not a bad primer …