• Price: USD 1999 (ShowKontrol Live)
  • Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ/TCSupply
  • More Info: TCSupply product page for ShowKontrol
  • Availability: ShowKontrol available October 19th 2017, Pioneer DJ licensing deal starts Q1 2018

Pioneer DJ has announced a network system that will allow suppliers of light & (video) effects synchronization systems to sync up with Pioneer DJ’s flagship products, the CDJ-2000NXS2, DJM-900NXS2, CDJ-TOUR1 and the DJM-TOUR1 over PRO-LINK using Rekordbox track data.

This is a great move by Pioneer DJ and good news for high-profile DJ’s too, as it will allow much more freedom when performing. Why? Because today, in order to have a light & pyrotechnics show synced to perfection, the DJ needs to stick to a strick scenario. With this system, a DJ can improvise on the fly and still have lighting and pyrotechnic effects be executed in perfect sync.

Other manufacturers have launched similar systems, Soundswitch for Serato comes to mind and Stagelinq by Denon DJ, although the latter is still in development stage.

To me, this is a cool solution, but out of reach for regular mobile/club DJ’s. It would be interesting to see if Pioneer DJ comes up with a more affordable integration, to match what is available from Soundswitch on Serato DJ, which ships for USD 500.

A few words from Pioneer DJ.

To bring DJ performances alive with visual effects, we’ve collaborated with TC Supply – a company with extensive expertise in using visual control equipment at music events – to co-develop a network system that uses rekordbox information to coordinate sound and visuals.

The new network system will enable DJs, event producers, lighting designers, LJs, video creators, and VJs to make the synergy of sound and visuals more effective, enhancing the overall quality of performances and creating a more engaging show for audiences. For example, the timing of lights, lasers and videos can be matched with particular sounds from a DJ’s performance. The brightness, colours, and directions that lights point can be synchronised with the beat, and smoke and pyrotechnics can be triggered precisely when the music hits a peak.

We plan to further extend the use of rekordbox information to help enhance the cohesion of visual effects and DJ performances to create more impactful shows for audiences. Using our products with a system that allows the use of rekordbox information will enable more immersive experiences not only at music festivals and events now, but also at clubs and other kinds of shows in the future.

Key Features

There are two versions, ShowKontrol Live at USD 1.999, and ShowKontrol PRO that is lease only.

ShowKontrol Live

  • Generates realtime SMPTE (LTC/MTC/TCNet) on 3 layers (A/B/Master), matrixed to the 4 connected Pioneer DJ CDJ’s
  • Generate Show lists that keep track of SMPTE offsets and triggers
  • Realtime BPM data sync (MidiClock, Clicktrack)
  • Fully controllable from ArtNet devices
  • Realtime waveforms and overview waveforms of tracks being played
  • Realtime metadata view such as; track names, artist names and artwork
  • Realtime fader positions and audio level monitoring and output (Midi)
  • Export of playlist history information
  • Monitors your DJ setup network and warnes in case of any problems ahead
  • Fully integrated with Pioneer DJ’s PRO DJ LINK, ArtNet, TCNet and Midi

ShowKontrol Pro

  • Supports up to 4 PRO DJ LINK enabled DJ setups and unlimited ShowKontrol slaves for monitoring or daisy chaining
  • Fully programmable CUE lists that can trigger ArtNet, TCNet, Midi or any other supported IO and visible/spoken cues
  • Generates realtime SMPTE (LTC/MTC/TCNet) from all connected devices (1:1 Direct Output)
  • Generates realtime SMPTE (LTC/MTC/TCNet) on 3 layers (A/B/Master), matrixed to the 4 connected Pioneer DJ CDJ’s
  • Realtime metadata output (Stream via HTTP/TCNet) for monitoring or live feeds
  • Generate Show Lists that keep track of SMPTE offsets and triggers
  • Realtime BPM data sync (MidiClock, Clicktrack)
  • Fully controllable from ArtNet devices
  • Realtime waveforms and overview waveforms of tracks being played
  • Realtime metadata view such as; track names, artist names and artwork
  • Realtime fader positions and audio level monitoring and output (Midi)
  • Export of playlist history information
  • ArtNet tools for monitoring ArtNet networks
  • Monitors your DJ setup network and warnes in case of any problems ahead
  • Fully integrated with Pioneer DJ’s PRO DJ LINK, ArtNet, TCNet and Midi
  • ShowKontrol PRO users receive custom made and dedicated support

Pricing and Availability

ShowKontrol available October 19th 2017, Pioneer DJ licensing deal starts Q1 2018

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