New Pioneer DDJ-200 Smart DJ Controller Makes Mixing Easy for All

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The name Pioneer has been strongly (and rightly) associated with DJ gear and music-production equipment for decades, making it well regarded by music makers across the world. Knowing that taking your first step into DJ'ing can be a daunting one, Pioneer DJ has released the DDJ-200, an affordable smart DJ controller that puts creative mixing power at your fingertips, no matter if you're just starting or already know the ropes.

If you're concerned about having to amass a lot of stuff for your DJ setup, worry not. Since the DDJ-200 is compatible with iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as Mac and Windows computers, you can use what you have—well, unless you're running a machine that belongs in a museum. Simply connect the DDJ-200 to your device via USB, then load up a compatible app such as Algoriddim djay (to use tunes from Spotify Premium), MWM edjing Mix (to mix tracks from SoundCloud and Deezer), or Pioneer DJ's WeDJ or rekordbox dj. Since the DDJ-200 includes a rekordbox dongle and access to WeDJ/rekordbox features that normally require in-app purchases, you'll be free to use WeDJ or rekordbox DJ to mix songs from iTunes, Beatport LINK, or SoundCloud Go+. Additionally, WeDJ's tutorial features can guide you on the path to fun and glory.

To ensure user-friendly operation and allow easy transitions to larger controllers, the DDJ-200 sports the layout of a traditional DJ controller. There are two decks, each with a large jog wheel, a tempo slider, play/pause and cue buttons, beat sync, and eight performance pads that provide quick triggering of hot cues, pad FX, samples, and more. Between the decks resides a 2-channel mixer, also arranged in the style of traditional DJ gear. Both channels boast 3-band EQ, CFX (color FX), fader-based level control. As you might expect, a crossfader is centered at the bottom of the top panel. Once you acclimate to the DDJ-200, graduating to high-end controllers will be a breeze.

Get a DDJ-200, then get ready to mix tracks from your own library or via powerful streaming services in no time! If you want to learn more about the DDJ-200 and other DJ equipment, stop by the B&H SuperStore or visit our website!

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