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PIONEER'S NEWEST DIGITAL MIXER FEATURES SOFTWARE FOR DJS

DJM-T1 Combines Hardware and TRAKTOR SCRATCH 2 Software Into One Powerful Package

LONG BEACH, CA (April 6, 2011) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division answers the growing demand for combining the power of dedicated DJ software with professional quality hardware controls and sound performance with the introduction of its new DJM-T1, a high performance digital mixer featuring the TRAKTOR™ SCRATCH 2 DJ software. The DJM-T1 features the TRAKTOR software, high quality audio, improved fader durability and an internal USB soundcard*1 that eliminates the need to connect an external controller or soundcard.

"The DJM-T1 offers the same high sound quality design elements developed and featured throughout Pioneer's existing DJM-series mixers. By combining Pioneer's hardware know-how with the TRAKTOR SCRATCH 2 software, DJs can be confident that they're getting the best user experience and performance quality for their investment," said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

TRAKTOR Series Control
The DJM-T1 is equipped with a controller function for the TRAKTOR series, allowing users to directly access TRAKTOR's software features without the need for an additional external controller or soundcard. To find tracks and mix smoothly without ever having to leave the mixer's control panel, controls for Browse (song selection) and Transport (play, fast forward, rewind, etc.) are conveniently located on the upper section of the mixer. Performance controls such as Effect, Loop, Hot, Cue, Sampler are conveniently located on the left and right side of the mixer, providing the same look of TRAKTOR's popular graphical user interface (GUI) for quick and accurate software operation. Each button on the mixer is designed to illuminate in sync with TRAKTOR, allowing the user to view the status of the software directly on the mixer and reducing the need to look up at the PC/Mac.

Scratch Control Capability
The DJM-T1 is a TRAKTOR SCRATCH CERTIFIED mixer allowing connectivity and operation with the TRAKTOR SCRATCH 2 software for ease of use. For DJs who prefer to use their own DJ turntables, the mixer comes with a CONTROL CD or CONTROL VINYL*2 option, enabling it to be used as a TRAKTOR SCRATCH controller for scratching functions on their own equipment. In addition, the included TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 software let DJs start using the product right out of the box.

High Quality Faders
Pioneer integrated new channel faders and crossfaders that feature a slide construction supported by two metal shafts for the fader knobs. The new faders provide a smooth, consistent operation, with nearly three times the durability of previous generations of Pioneer mixers. The design also better protects the faders from the harmful effects of accidental liquid spills and/or dust that might otherwise collect inside these controls. The DJM-T1's crossfader utilizes a magnetic construction, exclusive to Pioneer, that offers extremely high durability, enabling it to withstand more than 10 million operations. The operational load, fader curve*3, and cut lag*4 can also be adjusted to the user's personal preference.

Clean and Powerful Audio Outputs
The DJM-T1 inherits the high sound quality design features found in all of Pioneer's DJM series of products. The mixer features separated analog and digital circuitry to reduce noise. Analog signals are converted to digital in the shortest possible distance to reduce the chance of induced noise. To achieve clear and powerful audio outputs, Pioneer employed a high quality digital/analog converter for both the Master and Booth outputs.

Internal USB Soundcard
The DJM-T1 is equipped with an internal USB soundcard that enables the user to connect directly to a PC/Mac with a single USB cable. DJs can use the configuration utility tool installed on a PC/Mac to change the output signal from six points of the mixer based on the user's individual preference including DJing, recording, or production*5. The included TRAKTOR SCRATCH DUO 2 software enables them to easily record their performances from various output points with the ability to apply additional effects (i.e. Effect, Loop, etc.) to the original arrangements.

Additional Features Include:

  • Microphone and auxiliary inputs located on the front of the mixer
  • Improved grip with rubber knobs for ISOLATOR/EFFECT/LOOP volume controls
  • Multi-input selector for switching between CD/PHONO/USB inputs
  • Three-band isolator type equalizer for a wide range of level control from +6 dB to -infinity (cut) for HI/MID/LOW ranges individually
  • MIDI*6 signal output enable fader/isolator operation data for transmitting to external devices
  • LFO CONTROL outputs MIDI signal that changes at beat-by-beat intervals for precision control
  • "P-LOCK Fader Cap" locking mechanism on channel fader and crossfader knobs designed to prevent fader caps from slipping.
  • Auto Standby automatically recognizes the current state of operation and input signal, switching the power to standby mode when no activity or input is detected for a period of time
  • Booth output volume control
The DJM-T1 will be available in July with a suggested retail price of $1,899.

*1 An expansion card for adding or improving sound signal input/output to a PC/Mac
*2 CD/vinyl containing timecodes for controlling DJ software.
*3 Rate of volume balance change for the left and right players based on adjustment of the crossfader knob position.
*4 The dead zones on both sides of the fader where there is no change in volume.
*5 Requires installation of driver software and configuration utility software to your PC from the included CD-ROM.
*6 Industry specifications for controlling electronic musical instruments.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit www.PioneerDJusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. Web address is www.PioneerElectronics.com. Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

Contacts:
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451 or jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
Katie Gerber
AtomicPR for Pioneer DJ
323-648-5427
Katie.Gerber@atomicpr.com