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Pioneer MEP-7000 Professional Media Player
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The MEP-7000 Media Player is a compact, easy-to-transport professional multi-entertainment player for DJs. It includes the basic functions and such a...Read More
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The MEP-7000 Media Player is a compact, easy-to-transport professional multi-entertainment player for DJs. It includes the basic functions and such as pitch control, auto BPM control, seamless loops, and more. It supports playback from CD/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, and MP3/AAC/WAV/AIFF files stored on USB memory devices, hard disc drives.
The 4.3 inch color LCD panel, dual-area color Organic Electroluminescence (OEL) displays, intelligent GUI, and rotary selector make it possible to efficiently search through large collections of music for the tracks you need and perform in all kinds of lighting situations.
The MEP-7000 player also includes Pioneer's DJS software, an all-in-one Windows application for playback that enables mouse- and keyboard-free navigation and performance support. It has scratch jog effects including traditional, bubble, and trans, as well as digital jog effects—Jet, Roll, Wah—for more interesting live sets. It also supports control of other software, such as SERATO Scratch LIVE without the need of the control discs, works as a full MIDI controller for any MIDI-compatible PC application, and can even be used for karaoke.
The MEP-7000 dual media player is extremely convenient for DJs performing in any environment where space is limited and flexible media handling is a must
Flexible audio format playback for the laptop DJ.
- Flexible audio format playback: Supports traditional audio compact discs, MP31/AAC/WAV/AIFF stored in USB memory devices, hard disc drive (HDD), and CD-R/RW and DVD±R/RW
- High-resolution 4.3" color LCD panel
- Intelligent GUI and rotary selector enables rapid track search through large collections of digital audio files
- Play list function also speeds the track selection process for recalling frequently played songs
- Includes Pioneer's DJS all-in-one DJ software application for playback from a Windows based computer which makes it so no mouse or keyboard is required for navigation and DJ performance
- Supports control of other software, such as SERATO Scratch LIVE without the need of the control discs
- Can act as a full MIDI controller for any MIDI-compatible PC application
- In addition to traditional scratching, also features two patterns of Scratch Jog Effects — BUBBLE and TRANS
- Three patterns of Digital Jog Break effects freely control the audio effects according to the rotation of the jog dial - JET/ROLL/WAH - broadening the scope of any DJ performance
- Auto Mix Function automatically mixes playback of the tracks registered on the play list in four modes, such as ECHO or ZIP
- Audio is seamlessly beat matched and mixed on the fly
- Area-Color Organic Electroluminescence (OEL) Display: Two high-visibility area-color OEL displays provide outstanding visibility for the pitch, playback time, and position information which combined with the main 4.3-inch color LCD, ensures smooth DJ play regardless of lighting conditions
- Karaoke Mode: Full support for CD+G playback for karaoke performance
- Library Function: Allows selection of tracks from various categories like genre, artist, etc.
- Tempo Control Range: The user can choose among four pitch ranges available for the tempo slider: ±6 , ±10 , ±16 , and WIDE
- Pitch Bend Button: Enables fine adjustment of the track speed by simply pressing a button
- Seamless Loop: A loop can be set from as small as one frame up to an entire CD's length and repeated without interruption
- Hot Loop: Restarts the loop seamlessly from its entry without interruption of the music
- Memory Cue/Loop: Allows the user to store any CUE/LOOP point to the player's internal memory
- Auto BPM Counter: Measures and digitally displays a track's tempo
- Digital Output Terminal: A digital audio output is available for the highest quality connection
- Monitor Out Terminal: Provides a composite video output for karaoke display or larger view of the main display
- Keyboard Support: Users can select tracks rapidly by using an external USB keyboard (sold separately)
- Legato Link Conversion: Reproduces richer and more natural sound by up-sampling the audio information lost in CD format
- Vibration Proof Construction: Shock-proof memory plus the same floating mechanism used in Pioneer's mobile entertainment audio components to prevent skipping and resist vibration
MEP-7000 Professional Media Player
- Control Unit:
- USB Terminal: USB B terminal x 1
- Video output terminal: Monitor Out (RCA)
- Dimensions: 19.01"W x 5.23"H x 3.30"D
- Weight: 3.74 lbs.
- Required System
- CPU: Pentium-M 1.5 GHz or better
- Memory: 512 MB or more (Windows Vista: 1GB or more)
- HDD: 250MB or more
- Disc Drive: CD-ROM/CD-DA playable
- Display: 1024 pixel x 768 pixel (XGA) or more, and High Color (16-bit or more
- Sound Card: Sound card with 2 or more terminals or external sound device
- Drive Unit:
- Compatible Media: Music CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R-DL, USB storage device (USB memory, etc.)
- Compatible Files: MP3, AAC, WAV (44.1kHz/16-bit), AIFF (44.1kHz/16-bit)
- File System responding to USB storage: FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, HFS+
- Frequency response: 4Hz - 20kHz
- Signal-to-Noise ratio: 115dB or more (JEITA)
- Total harmonic distortion: 0.006% orless (JEITA)
- USB terminal: USB A terminal x 2, USB B terminal x 1
- Audio output terminal: Audio Out x 2 (RCA), Digital Out x 2 (RCA)
- Other terminals: CONTROL x 2 (3.5mm mini plug), remote control
- Audio output voltage: 2V RMS
- Power requirements: AC 120V 60Hz
- Power consumption: 32W
- Dimensions: 19.01W x 3.58"H x 12.79"D
- Weight: 13.44 lbs.
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Comments about Pioneer MEP-7000 Professional Media Player:
Pioneer's MEP 7000 is about the closest thing to a true plug and play iPod "friendly" DJ device I have found. It works with some but not all iPods and does a good job of allowing the user to pull up songs and play them as you would a track from a CD, computer or any other source without having to further process or reconfigure your library. It recognizes a large variety of formats such as WAV, AAC, MP3 and AIFF. Loops, tempo changes and sound effects work perfectly. Even creating an internal playlist on the fly is a snap.Here's the catch: The MEP is limited to recognizing no more than 100 iTunes playlists. And they seem to appear in no particular order. Any DJ worth their salt has way more playlists than this low minimum and needs to be able to access them in some orderly fashion. While Pioneer's marketing department will tout their MEP 7000 as compatible with iPod in order to garner more sales, Pioneer's support department sneers at the thought of their $1,500.00 player being interfaced with such a "toy". When asked about iPod compatibility and limitations, the mantra of "We don't support the iPod" and a referral to one of their repair centers or their online support forum is standard policy.Indeed, a large part of the DJ community looks down upon the iPod as a music storage source even though it's reliability and ability to categorize and store a large amount of music in a small space remains unchallenged. I guess once you've spent hundreds on a nice laptop computer and Serato or other DJ software, you don't want someone with "only" an iPod beat mixing songs just as well as you. Just as owning the most expensive components does not a great DJ make, using an iPod does not make one any less skillful. For the record, I have both Serato and a late model Macbook Pro but still find the simplicity of using an iPod appealing.The MEP's limited ability to pull up iTunes created playlists is a frustrating fly in an otherwise radiant ointment. Well, that and the MEP's lack of a basic echo effect. A workaround here is that Pioneer saw fit to let users search by Artist, Song, Album and GENRE. In my opinion, "Genre" is probably the most unused way to search for songs. This all but useless search category can be changed into a powerful playlist search tool.In iTunes, if you change the Genre of every tune in a particular playlist, you can then find the all songs in one place on the MEP. For example, if you have an iTunes playlist called "Classic Rock", you can go to that playlist, highlight ALL songs then go to FILE, then GET INFO. A MULTIPLE ITEM INFORMATION window will pop up. At the bottom is the GENRE box. Just type in "Classic Rock" and click OK. Now when you update your iPod and plug it into the MEP you can choose GENRE and then CLASSIC ROCK. All your songs from that iTunes playlist will be there, albeit not necessarily in the order you had them in the original playlist. They will be listed alphabetically by artist. While not a perfect solution, it adds to the ability to use iTunes playlists with the iPod.
Comments about Pioneer MEP-7000 Professional Media Player:
When I first saw the price tag on this bad boy comparing to the Denon HD-2500 I thought no way. I currently own 5 of the HD2500's but after giving in, I purchased the MEP just to compare. The Denons were good, but MEP-7000 was even better. The problem with the Denon HD2500 when in MIDI mode, if your computer goes down, you have to restart the unit to jump to CD mode or just trying reboot your computer system really fast and prey that it works upon program restart. Lots dead air! But with the Pioneer MEP-7000 you have multiple sources (CD, USB) for backups. The cool part is at the push of a button you won't have to wait 20-60 for a system reboot, its instant. Also the color display is amazing and easy navigation on the MEP. They also include some cool effects to enhance your show. The jog wheels react and respond the same if not better then my Pioneer CDJ-1000's and the layout of the head unit is the same as the 1000's. Of course the CDJ1000 are amazing in their own way. If you are going to use the units in stand alone mode with software, both work great. However, it take me over 25 minutes to scan my drive with the Denon's Music Manager software, the same drive will only take me under 5 minutes to create a directory with the Pioneer MEP. If your on a gig and your file directory on your external hard drive somehow get corrupted (meaning you cant access your music, this has happen to me with our Denon systems). You are in big trouble. No problems with the MEP. You can switch over your utility setting to folder view (normal mode) and still have access to all your music folders on your external hard drive without having to create a database music directory file to get through your gig. Oh yeah, you can also play CD+G Karaoke discs and audio dvd mp3 discs. Don't get me wrong both are great products. But being a professional in the industry, I will have to side with Pioneer on this one. So if you are a serious mobile DJ I would highly recommend the Pioneer MEP-7000! Remember never compare price to quality!