Today, Pioneer DJ announced a remarkably new product that will attract many looking to learn the beginning skills to DJ. The new DDJ-200, is designed to be both affordable and easy to learn for those at the entry level. Its new features focus on the most difficult aspects those face when learning the craft of DJing. Even better, the controllers are set to be released this May, perfect for those looking for summer plans.
This new DJ controller has all the new features one would expect in this day and age. First, the equipment is able to connect with smartphones via Bluetooth 4.2. We’ll explain why this is one of the best features implemented. Additionally, the controller is USB powered with a single USB-B port, compatible with WeDJ, djay and several other apps for learning purposes. Most importantly, the controller optimizes its ability to work with tutorials via WeDJ. This way, one can learn the basics of mixing, along with all of the knobs and buttons.
Going back to the smartphone compatibility, the DDJ-200 can plug directly to your phone. If you add the WeDJ app to your phone, you can mix songs directly from iTunes or from your favorite streaming platforms. One of the hardest parts of learning the craft is having access to your favorite music. Now, beginners may stream tracks right from their Spotify library with the help of Algoriddim’s djay iOS/Android app. Be advised, you will need to have Spotify Premium to take advantage of this feature.
With all of these premium and state of the art features, you may think it will cost thousands of dollars. Luckily, Pioneer DJ recognizes that those at the beginner level may not have a ton of money to shell out on a piece of DJ equipment. With this in mind, they set the cost to an affordable $149. Their hope is that this lower price tag, will attract those who have been on the edge to learn mixing, due to the price. Lastly, let us know what you think of the DDJ-200’s features and if you’ll be purchasing one this May!