It's no secret that Pioneer is among the top companies at the forefront of modern DJing. Nowadays, it's virtually impossible to step into a DJ booth at a night club without seeing Pioneer equipment. Whether it's a DJM-900NXS2 at the heart of a dance club's sound system, a DJM-S9 mixer at the center of a DJ battle, or an array of CDJ-2000NXS2 media players taking over an electronic music festival's main stage, Pioneer DJ gear is ubiquitous in today's DJ scene.
While professional media players, such as the Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2, have largely pushed traditional analog turntables out of DJ booths around the world, CDJs have themselves faced growing competition in recent years. All-in-one DJ controllers are surging in popularity, and Pioneer is among the manufacturers leading the charge into the future of DJing. Due in large part to their portability and plug-and-play convenience, controllers like the cutting-edge Pioneer DDJ-1000 and the DDJ-SZ2 are becoming more popular among casual and professional DJs alike. While the DDJ-1000 offers dedicated integration with Pioneer's proprietary rekordbox dj software, the DDJ-SZ2 is Pioneer's flagship Serato controller, offering deep integration with Serato DJ, including dedicated buttons for cue points, FX and sampling.
Despite the digital trend and push toward convenience and portability, a large percentage of DJs and audiophiles still prefer the classic look and feel of vinyl for their music playback. That's why Pioneer created the PLX-1000 turntable, with its high-torque, direct-drive motor and solid build quality. Boasting a heavy-mass zinc, die-cast chassis and a reinforced bottom section with a thick vibration-damping material, the PLX-1000 provides a stable platform for outstanding playback quality, and ruggedness for demanding professional use. Best of all, the PLX-1000 is compatible with modern Digital Vinyl Systems (DVS) such as Pioneer's own rekordbox dj, Serato DJ and Native Instruments' Traktor Scratch A6. All of these systems allow DJs who want a more tactile experience to spin new digital tracks from their laptop using traditional analog turntables and specially coded vinyl, such as Serato's Performance Series 12" Control Vinyl. The DVS medium is especially popular among hip-hop purists who work hard perfecting their turntablism and battle techniques that are impossible to fully emulate or appreciate with all-in-one digital controllers or CDJs.
If you're a professional DJ, you know there's a sea of headphone options to choose from. Pioneer headphones have consistently been among the top choices, with models ranging from top-of-the-line offerings to value-minded, economical models. DJs are notoriously hard on their gear, especially headphones. They get tossed into the gear bag, dropped on the floor, squished by other gear, and their cords get stretched across the DJ booth in the heat of battle. That's why Pioneer puts so much effort into making sure their products are robust enough to go the distance. Whether you spend $150 or $350 on a pair of high-end cans, you want to know those headphones are going to be around for the long haul. Take the flagship model, the Pioneer HDJ-X10, for example. These rugged headphones meet the U.S. military's high standards for shock resistance, thanks in large part to tough metal components and over-engineered swivels. The fact that the HDJ-X10 is the first set of DJ headphones in the world to reproduce frequencies from 5Hz–40kHz is just the icing on the cake. Their long-wearing comfort and durability will win you over, gig after gig.
Whether you're looking for a new pair of powered PA speakers—such as the Pioneer XPRX12s—or your first DJ controller, Pioneer has you covered with a wide range of products and cutting-edge technology to help you unleash your creativity and sound your best.