|[August 29, 2013]
Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Ready for Turning Consumers into DJs
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division
today announced its next generation DDJ-WeGO2
ultra-compact DJ controller that makes it easy to learn DJing essentials
by providing users with a simple means of creating cool and unique mixes
with their own music collections. Like its predecessor, the DDJ-WeGO2
offers advanced but easy to use functions and features that make the art
of DJing fun and simple including Jog FX, Pulse (News - Alert) Control, multi-color LED
illumination, Virtual DJ™ Limited Edition DJ software for Windows® and
Mac, and additional support for other DJ software such as Algoriddim's
djay®. The DDJ-WeGO2 adds quick connection with iPhone (News - Alert) 5 and iPad using
only the included Pioneer cable with Lightning connector1,
and a Multi-purpose Grip that makes the controller easy to carry as well
as providing a convenient stand for compatible iOS devices.
Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 (Photo: Business Wire)
The DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in white, black and red to complement
the user's taste, with each color option now covering the entire
controller body. The DDJ-WeGO2 colors also match the popular line of
HDJ-500 DJ headphones. The controller features multi-color LED
backlighting for the Jog wheel, and a color-customizable user interface
for the included software.
"For everyone who has daydreamed about being a DJ, the new DDJ-WeGO2
offers a cost effective solution to make their dreams a reality until
they get more experience and are ready to invest in more professional
Pioneer DJ equipment," said David Arevalo, director of marketing,
Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
DJ Performance Made Easy
The DDJ-WeGO2 utilizes visual prompts and audio cues, built-in effects
and other features, and includes accessories to make DJ performances
iPhone and iPad Cable (included) - The Pioneer cable with
Lightning connector enables quick connection of the unit to an iPhone
5 or iPad, while the "djay 22" application provides
instantaneous access and playback of music stored in compatible iOS
Jog FX - Allows users to combine multiple effects and control
them simultaneously using the Jog wheel.
Pulse Control - Provides uses with visual prompts with a
variety of colored lights on the Jog platters:
Mix Pulse - Lights around the
Jog wheel show the beat of the tracks in play. The intensity of
the lights is reduced as the beats go out of sync, giving novices
a visual aid to beat matching.
Launch Pulse - Triggers a red
light on the Jog wheel to signify that music has been loaded
FX Pulse - The effect being
applied to the currently playing song will be heard and
represented visually via the light movements on the Jog wheel.
DJ Software - The DDJ-WeGO2 is bundled with the "Virtual DJ
Limited Edition" software by Atomix Productions (for Windows or Mac)
that offers a broad range of functions for mixing songs, including
making loops and creating samples, and mixing up to four channels for
unlimited user creativity and mixes. The DDJ-WeGO2 has the ability to
support other DJ software including Algoriddim djay and djay LE.3
USB Power - The DDJ-WeGO uses power from USB connections found
on most computers, eliminating the need for an external power supply.
Multi-purpose Grip - The controller features a convenient dual
purpose grip for transporting the unit as well as functioning as a
stand for a connected iPhone 5 or iPad device.
Built-in audio ports for high quality sound input and output.
Built-in sound card for expanded music storage and portability.
Compact (14.9" x 8.2" x 2.5") and weighs less than four pounds
(without stand) for easy transportation.
The ultra compact DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in October 2013 with
a suggested retail price of $429.
The ultra-compact DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in October 2013 with a
suggested retail price of $429.
1 Devices supporting the included Pioneer cable include iPad
(4th generation), iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation).
The djay 2 software is available from the iTunes App Store ($9.99).
Please visit http://www.pioneerdjusa.com/gear.aspx?product=DDJ-WeGO2
for information about other supported DJ software.
Pioneer and Pioneer DJ are registered trademarks of Pioneer
Djay, djay2 and Algoriddim are trademarks or
registered trademarks of algoriddim GmbH.
Windows is a
registered trademark of Microsoft (News - Alert) Corporation in the United States and
Virtual DJ is a trademark of Atomix
Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry
standards at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world,
known for their high quality sound and reliability. For more
information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.,
and its U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/.
Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938,
is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and
computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.
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