Monday, November 11, 2013

NEW: Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Digital DJ Controller goes iOS 2013 [ Available now ]

NEW: Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Digital DJ Controller goes iOS 2013 [ Available now ]


Just one year ago, Pioneer surprised the DJ world with a daring design departure in the decidedly wedge-shaped DDJ-WeGO. And now coming up to the BPM Show 2013, they’ve done a bit of a remix, shifted focus, and bring you the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2, a refreshed controller aimed at embracing iOS with an eye on laptop DJs too.

First the always detailed PR, followed by some opinion:

Supported Software Information

DDJ-WeGO2 users can download djay LE free of charge from Algorridim’s website
djay2/vjay (full version) can be purchased at the App Store
Virtual DJ LE software is included in the DDJ-WeGO2 box
Traktor pro2, Serato DJ, Virtual DJ Pro and djay for iPhone/iPad can be purchased from the App Store

KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-WeGO2

Intuitive, hands-on control of a variety of DJ software for iPhone/iPod touch/iPad or PC/Mac

The DDJ-WeGO2 puts the fun into learning to mix, liberating DJs from the trackpad to give a more realistic experience. Dedicated buttons and dials give DJs intuitive control of scratching, and triggering samples, effects and loops.

DJs simply use the Lightning to USB cable provided to connect the DDJ-WeGO2 to an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad running Algoriddim’s djay 2 app, and use its ergonomic controls to mix and mash up tracks straight from iTunes. Or they can connect to a PC/Mac and use the included Virtual DJ Limited Edition software, or another software package of their choice.

NEW! Grip doubles as an iPhone/iPod touch/iPad stand for even better portability and ease of use

The light and compact DDJ-WeGO2 now has a grip to make transporting the console and setting it up even easier. Plus the grip can also be used as a sturdy iphone/iPod touch/iPad stand, putting the screen in constant view during a set.

Pulse Control lights add a visual element to learning to mix

Inherited from Pioneer’s popular Digital DJ-ERGO (DDJ-ERGO) controller, the Pulse Control lights add an exciting visual element to DJing.

Mix Pulse: lights around the jog wheel show the beat of tracks in play. The lights lose intensely as the beats go out of sync, giving novices a visual aid to beat matching.

Launch Pulse: a red light travels from the Load button to the jog wheel when a track has loaded successfully so DJs know when a track is ready to play.

FX Pulse: LED light patterns ­around the jog wheel show which effects and filters are engaged.

Three colour options and customisable LEDs for a personalised controller

The DDJ-WeGO2 is available in black, white or red so there’s a console to suit every personality. And the jog wheel LEDs can be customised, with nine stunning colour options to choose from.

Multiple power options for ultimate flexibility to play out

The DDJ-WeGO2 is compatible with USB battery packs for DJing outside or when out of reach of the mains. As well as mains power, the DDJ-WeGO2 can also be powered via a USB connection to a PC/Mac.

Other features

Built-in sound card
High quality sound design for clear sound reproduction

MAIN SPECIFICATIONS

Bundled software Virtual DJ Limited Edition
Input ports MIC X 1 (1/4 inch jack)
Output ports Master OUT x 1 (RCA)
Headphone monitor OUT x 2 (1/4 inch phone, mini jack)
Other ports USB B port x 1
Frequency response 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Total harmonic distortion Max. 0.006%
S/N ratio 101 dB
External dimensions (without stand)(W x D x H) 380 mm x 208.5 mm x 65 mm
Weight(without stand) 1.6 kg
Accessories included iPhone/iPod touch/iPad connection cable (Lightning), USB cable, stand for iPhone//iPod touch/iPad

VIRTUAL DJ LIMITED EDITION SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Supported OS (Windows) Windows 8/7/Vista/XP (SP3)Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ XP512MB RAM or more
Supported OS (Mac) Mac OS X v10.8/10.7/10.6/10.5Intel® processor platform1024MB RAM or more
Required disk space 50MB free space or more
Display resolution 1024 x 768 or more
Additional system requirements when mixing video ATI™ or NVIDIA® video chipsetWith dedicated 256MB of DDR3 RAM video memory

iOS DEVICES COMPATIBLE WITH THE DIGITAL DJ-WeGO2

iOS iOS 6.0
Devices supporting included cable (Lightning) iPad 4th generation, iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation

* VirtualDJ is a registered trademark of Atomix Productions, Inc.
* Windows®, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista® and Windows XP are registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the US and other countries
* Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries
* iPhone, iPad, Mac OS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the US and other countries
* iOS is a trademark containing Cisco trademark signs in the US and other countries
* Other stated company names, product names, technology names, etc. are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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