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Pioneer’s latest CDJ controversy

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Pioneer DJ have finally released the Rolls Royce of a DJ setup they had teased earlier in the year to a curious crowd at NAMM 2016. While most fixated on the five large screens attached to the top, a few were asking the questions about the other new features included in and around each device. Guest contributor Dan D-Squared shares some insight on what Pioneer DJ was thinking behind this over-the-top design of a product line.

The big question everyone is asking themselves is “Who is this system for?” and the blunt answer is “probably not you.” At least not yet.

This system is really for the most popular “big name” DJs of the world, who are playing on the biggest stages and sound systems week after week. This TOUR-1 system is for:artists whose booking costs are in the tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands for a 1-2 hour set artists who have a full crew they tour with, including a FOH engineer, lighting technician and visual team DJs who have specific requests for equipment on their artist riders which if not met by the show provider means a breach of contract and a cancellation of their performance on the spot. These DJs all exist, and we all have many opinions about their talent, the music they play, and if they deserve to be where they are. Playing On Multi-Million Dollar Soundsystems

So why is this new rig a big deal to you if it’s not something most DJs will get a chance to even touch? The TOUR-1 appears to be made to give the crowds of people at these huge shows the absolute best experience possible. When paying upwards of $500 a ticket to go to a festival, your level Continue Reading →