Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Pioneer DJ DJM-S9 Official Introduction
This is definitely one of the best mixers on the market today... The teasers Just came out and already the one to get! Pioneer DJ revealed its new mixer, the DJM-S9. The two-channel ‘battle ready’ unit is designed with scratch DJs as its primary target, and will be available from late October 2015 with a hefty retail price of $1699.00. Personally I think it would be nice if they kept it just below $1500
The unveiling is accompanied by a five-minute video featuring quotes and routines from several leading DJs, including DJ Q-Bert, DJ Babu and a huge glowing endorsement from Jazzy Jeff saying: “The DJM-S9 is probably the best mixer I’ve ever seen.” Which makes sense since he, DJ Craze and I all love the DJM-909 and this is definitely the next level of that mixer!
The DJM-S9 is a plug-and-play companion to Serato DJ’s four decks while also natively supporting DVS. It features large color-coded Performance Pads giving “instant access to loops, cues, samples and rolls,” two onboard soundcards and a “proprietary magnetic crossfader” with customizable Fader Bumpers and fully customizable Crossfader tension and settings that DJ Qbert showcases in the promo video. While the unit is available in black, Pioneer is also releasing individually numbered limited edition gold models of the DJM-S9 and the PLX-1000 turntable.
The promo video, which you can watch here, also features the likes of DJ Kentaro, The World Famous Beat Junkies and Red Bull Thre3Style World Champion DJ Shintaro. Then there’s Jazzy Jeff, who was heard in the mysterious teaser, waxing lyrical throughout. “It’s everything you love from every favorite mixer, and more,” he says. “It’s everybody’s party rocking mixer.” This mixer and the Rane TTM 62 are the two best mixers on the market for DJs that love being creative and for turntablists that are working with Serato Scratch or serato DJ software. Hopefully the two mixers now having direct competition with each other will drive the prices f both mixers down just a little bit and make it more accessible to more DJS.
Find out more at the Pioneer DJ website.