Pioneer DJ Unveils Next Generation Mixer, DJM-A9, With Expanded Toolkit
Pioneer DJ's DJM-A9 is an upgrade to its industry-standard predecessor, the DJM-900NXS2.
Pioneer DJ has raised the bar for professional DJs yet again.
The company's new flagship product comes packed with a slew of features to improve performance and efficiency while DJing. They've added spacing around the EQ knobs, and the DJM-A9 also locks the Sound Color FX to include the first Center Lock feature so artists don't accidentally cross over between hi and low parameters.
The Beat FX are more prominent and the X-Pad has been revamped, arranged horizontally for simple finger sliding. Additionally, the Beat FX channel selector has its own dedicated button to enable quicker effect routing.
One of the most notable features is the ability for DJs to connect their own mobile device using Bluetooth technology. Once connected, the audio can be routed to any channel and leverage the DJM-A9's onboard effects. The mixer also has built-in WiFi connectivity so front-of-house teams can use Pioneer DJ's upcoming iPad app, Stagehand, to monitor and control the mixer.
The possibilities for MCing have been expanded. Thanks to onboard phantom power supply, artists are able to connect a condenser microphone directly into the DJM-A9 to achieve the best quality sound. Once connected, they can use various microphone effects, including a dedicated reverb function.
Pioneer DJ is releasing a new version of rekordbox this month. If you want to use Serato DJ Pro, you'll need to purchase a license or subscription. The DJM-A9 supports DVS control through rekordbox and Serato DJ Pro.
The Pioneer DJ DJM-A9 mixer will be available in early March at your local dealer for $2,699, excluding tax. For more information, head to Pioneer DJ's website.[embed]https://youtube.com/watch?v=05AgTCmWDt8[/embed]