Pioneer has long been associated with innovation and world firsts in the DJ'ing sphere, with over 25 years of expertise in the field they keep looking for new and smarter ways to connect DJ's to music. The DDJ-200 is something of a departure for a company that has been producing professional-level DJ gear often out of the reach of the beginner. The Pioneer DDJ-200 is aimed specifically at the novice DJ looking at their first foray into the world of DJ'ing.
Control a world of music
The Pioneer DDJ-200 is a smart controller, created specifically to work with Pioneers WeDJ app (available on Ios and coming for Android). The Pioneer DDJ-200 connects via Bluetooth to your mobile device and through midi transfer controls music either streamed or locally through your phone. The Pioneer DDJ-200 works in conjunction with a number of streaming services including Algoridim's Djay App which connects premium Spotify accounts, Beatport link and edjing which connects to Deezer. You can also use music stored locally to your mobile device.
A world of effects
The Pioneer DDJ-200 Smart controller used in conjunction with the WeDJ app has a host of control and effect options. The physical controls include three-band EQ, an assignable filter/effect control, two jog wheels with scratch/nudge effects, play/pause & cue buttons. There are also crossfaders. tempo faders, a mixer fader, sync buttons and backlit performance pads with a host of in-app effects. There is also an assignable transition fader. The Pioneer DDJ-200 comes with a speaker headphone splitter for use with a mobile device, however, if you are using a more recent Apple product you will need an adapter. You will also need a USB style charger like a phone charger to power the device
The Pioneer DDJ-200 is a stripped down version of Pioneers mid-level DJ products and is aimed at the beginner or someone simply wanting to try out the world of Dj'ing without spending too much. There are a host of effects both via the controller and via the WeDJ app and new users can access millions of songs via various streaming platforms. The DDJ 200 is a well-constructed unit and will provide endless hours of fun to the novice. It is the ideal present for a young person looking to get into music.
Manufacturer Pioneer Model DDJ 200 Power Requirements USB 2.0 Performance Pads 2 x 8 Backlit multifunction pads System requirements Apple ioS Connectivity Bluetooth Accessories USB Cable
Headphone/Speaker Splitter Cable
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