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    Pioneer DDJ ERGO

    2011 - 09.29

    Today Pioneer have released details of their new entry level digital DJ controller, however looking at the spec it seems that it is a fairly capable unit. It comes with virtual DJ, with promises of full Midi mapping with Traktor. Below there are some of the specs and a couple of Pioneer issued snaps.


    Main specifications

    Bundled software Virtual DJ Limited Edition
    Input terminals MIC x1 (1/4 inch PHONE) AUX x1 (RCA) Output terminals MASTER OUT x 2 (1/4 inch PHONE x1, RCA x1) HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, MiniPin) Other terminals USB B terminal x1
    Frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz Total harmonic distortion 0.006% or less S/N ratio 101 dB

    External dimensions 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 4.05 in. (H) (when removing the feet : 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 2.44 in. (H) ) Weight 6.3 lbs.
    Virtual DJ Limited Edition system requirement Compatible OS (Windows) Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7 Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ XP or newer 512MB RAM or more Compatible OS

    (Mac) Mac OS X v10.5/10.6/10.7 Intel® processor platform 1GB RAM or more Required disk space 50MB or more Display resolution 1024 x 768 or more Additional requirements for video mixing ATI™ or NVIDIA video chipset Dedicated 256MB DDR3 Video RAM

    BPM Show 2011

    2011 - 09.25

    Those of you in the UK that like their Techy DJ stuff will for sure have noticed that the BPM 2011 show is just around the corner. The show is open 1st, 2nd & 3rd of October. On to either make sure you take / don’t take your credit card with you… I’ll let you delete where appropriate…. Here’s the link to the website


    Avicii vs Kristine Blonde – BroShy (eSQUIRE Bootleg)

    2011 - 09.25

    Not a new tune, but a Rather nice mashup of Avicii Bromance and Kristine Blonde – Love Shy….. Giving us the imanginitive Avicii vs Kristine Blonde – BroShy (eSQUIRE Bootleg) and I gotta say I’m kinda liking it, so I’m gonna pop this in the tune of the week category. Enjoy…

    Tom De Neef – White Isle Memories (Original Mix)

    2011 - 09.15

    My tune of the week……….

    Yet another banger from the Defected label… This one starts bouncy with a breakdown to send the spine tingling and take you back to some great nights in Ibiza……. Let your mind fill in the rest……….

    New CDJ2000 Firmware Upgrade V V.05

    2011 - 09.14

    As posted earlier in the week, we have been awaiting the release of new Firmware for the CDJ-2000 with a couple of niggly bug fixes….

    See below…..

    Ver.4.04 -> Ver.4.05 (13 September, 2011 Update)

    * Bug Fix – The loop sound would pose 1 frame loop by specific operation.
    * Bug Fix – It rarely misaligned the beat grid about 50msec on the sound with MASTER TEMPO.
    * Bug Fix – Click noise generated on the sound for the specific MP3 file.

    Europe: http://www.pioneer.eu/eur/support/software/CDJ-2000/index.html

    Summer Shots – Phil Andrews

    2011 - 09.09

    Have a listen or download the latest mix from Phil “The Major” Andrews

    A Message from Pioneer RE: CDJ2000 & 900 Firmware Issue

    2011 - 09.09

    Originally posted August 25th 2011

    Dear CDJ-2000 & CDJ-900 users:

    Please stay tuned for an announcement regarding the new firmware release date. We thank you for your patience as well as your valuable feedback and support of our products and the Pioneer DJ forum.

    Pioneer DJ is developing a firmware update to address all three, which we expect will be available in coming weeks.

    The instances are rare and will not occur under most usage conditions.

    We have received some reports of issues with the loop function on the CDJ-2000, and with the Master Tempo function and interference in playback of certain MP3 files on both the CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900.

    Soul Purpose – This is House Music EP

    2011 - 09.09

    Loving the sample on “I can feel it” bouncy floor filler for sure…

    Tune of the week – Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April – Take Me Back (Sandy Rivera’s Original Mix)

    2011 - 09.09

    One of the best tunes I’ve heard in a while, available on Defected records at all good DJ stores now……….