Pioneer are planning to sell off their DJ division, according to the Reuters news agency. Pioneer better known for their car stereos until the late 80s, who then took over the DJ booth with the invention of the CDJ are reportedly selling for a staggering $570m. The reason for this is, so they can get back to their core and, focus more on the automotive electronics business. Pioneer has hired Bank of America Merrill Lynch to handle the sale, said sources, asking not to be named because the process has not been made public yet.
Pioneer have announced the launch of the new DDJ-SZ pro DJ/club-oriented DJ controller specially designed for "Serato DJ" Taking a lead from technology and know-how cultivated through development of professional DJ equipment, the DDJ-SZ is a DJ controller with the same level of operability as Pioneer’s professional DJ equipment. Authentic DJ performances can be given as though playing with a component DJ system combining multi-player and mixer.
Pioneer have today announced the release of their new DJ controller, the DDJ-SB, for Serato intro and boasts the same operability as the DDJ-SX/SR. The controller uses a larger body than other models in the same price range, and has been designed with distinctive DJ styling including the jog plate made of the same aluminum material as other premium models, and a hairline finish applied to the top surface.
We have always allowed our members to submit their own mixes and productions to be featured on the site, and this is still the case. However some found this to be quite difficult, and couldn’t understand the form or how it worked. We have therefore slimed everything down and made things much simpler. In place of the old multi-page form, a one page form now stands, only showing the parts you need to fill out, to be featured on deejayportal.