|[September 02, 2014]
Pioneer Creates Music Magic with the Latest DDJ-WeGO Controller
LONG BEACH, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division
today launched the DDJ-WeGO3,
its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller that makes it possible
for any consumer to take on the art of DJing. The entry level controller
starts with a completely new look utilizing an aluminum top panel and
new JOG wheels that illuminate with red and blue LEDs. For increased
versatility, the DDJ-WeGO3 is compatible with a variety of software
including djay 2 for iPad and iPhone (News - Alert), djay1 for Mac, Serato®
DJ Intro, TRAKTOR® PRO 2, and VirtualDJ™ Limited Edition. For
extra convenience, the controller also charges compatible iOS devices2
with the included Lightning cable.
Pioneer DDJ-WeGO3 Controller (Photo: Business Wire)
"The DDJ-WeGO3 is the ideal controller for the beginner DJ because it's
so simple and easy to use," said David Arevalo, director of marketing,
Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA)
Inc. "We've also integrated advanced features such as auto loop, JOG
effects, hot cue and sampler, which help users advance their DJ skills
and techniques faster."
Functionality and Performance
The DDJ-WeGO3 features a highly futuristic cosmetic design utilizing a
brushed aluminum finish throughout the entire control panel. Its flat
profile and compact size make the DDJ-WeGO3 very portable. An easy to
use button and knob layout around the JOG wheels allows for quick access
to their functions.
DJ Software -The DDJ-WeGO3 supports multiple DJ software3
for increased versatility.
VirtualDJ 8 Limited Edition (Download free of charge, keycode
djay for Mac (Download free of charge, keycode included)
Serato DJ Intro (Download free of charge, no keycode required)
TRAKTOR PRO 2 (Available for purchase)
djay2 for iPad and iPhone (Available for purchase on the iTunes
vjay for iPad and iPhone (Available for purchase on the iTunes App
iPhone and iPad Charging - When connected to a computer, the
DDJ-WeGO3 uses power from the USB connections, eliminating the need
for an external power supply. If using a connected iPad or iPhone as a
source, th DDJ-WeGO3 is powered by the included AC adapter, which
will also charge the device, ensuring battery power never runs out
while in use.
Jog FX - Allows users to combine multiple effects and control
them simultaneously using the JOG wheel.
Pulse Control - Provides users with visual prompts with red and
blue LED illumination around the JOG platters:
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.
Beat Pulse - The LED lights on
the JOG wheel illuminate in different sizes to match the beat and
Multi-Purpose Slot - The controller features a convenient slot
to accommodate an iPad or iPhone, making it easy to see and access
displays for choosing songs.
Built-in audio ports for high quality sound output.
Built-in sound card.
Compact (14.96" x 9.45" x 2.32") and weighs less than four pounds for
DJC-WeCAi30 cable (sold separately) will be available October 2014 to
connect iPad and iPhone devices with 30-pin dock connectors.
The ultra compact DDJ-WeGO3 will be available in October with a
suggested retail price of $349.
3 Demo Video Link
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 (News - Alert), established in Tokyo in 1938,
is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and
computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.
For more information follow us on:
Twitter (News - Alert) at twitter.com/PioneerDJ
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1 The djay 2 software is available from the iTunes App Store
2 Supported devices: iPad Air, iPad Mini with
Retina Display, iPad (4th generation), iPad Mini, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C,
iPhone 5, iPod Touch (5th generation)
3 Please visit http://www.pioneerdjusa.com/gear.aspx?product=DDJ-WeGO3
for information about other supported DJ software.
Pioneer and Pioneer DJ are registered trademarks of Pioneer
djay, djay2, vjay and Algoriddim are trademarks
or registered trademarks of algoriddim GmbH.
Serato is a
registered trademark of Serato Audio Research Ltd.
DJ is a trademark of Atomix Productions Inc.
TRAKTOR is a
registered trademark of Native Instruments GmbH
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