Pioneer DJ just unveiled a new top of the line DJM mixer to the masses at NAMM 2020: The DJM-V10.
For those that have been expecting for Pioneer DJ to release a new CDJ media player at NAMM 2020, this might come as a disappointment. But for all the rest, this a very interesting new product from Pioneer DJ.
The DJM-V10 is a huge beast, with 6 channels, 4 channel EQ’s, a compressor on every channel, extensive FX send & return features, and a lot, lot more.
A few years ago, Allen & Heath & PlayDifferently (featuring Richie Hawtin launched the Model One mixer, a 6 channel high-end mixer for the advanced DJ/live performer. The idea was back then to deliver ultimate control over output sound from a very diversified amount of audio sources.
The DJM-V10 seems to be playing in the same field. This is not the mixer you will find at the mainstage of Tomorrowland, but it will be the mixer of choice for DJ’s and producers that bring a complicated and advanced setup to a live stage and a mixer that can cope with those requirements.
The features are many, and below you can dive into the details provided by Pioneer DJ. Note that the DJM-V10 is Traktor Pro 3 ready, which is a smart move as many of the target audience of this mixer is working in the Traktor Pro/Maschine universe.
ELITE SOUND QUALITY
Feel the warmth of the mixer’s natural sound and hear every detail in the music. We’ve adopted studio-quality 96-kHz/64-bit mixing and dithering processing within the DSP, as well as 32-bit high-quality A/D and D/A converters. All of this, plus the low-jitter clock circuit, helps produce a full low-end that’s complemented by vibrant mids and precise highs.
Choose your ideal setup and plugin everything from CDJs and turntables to samplers, synths, and drum machines. To make setup easy, the analog input terminals line up with each channel on the top panel, so you’ll always know where to connect your cables when you’re in the booth.
Sculpt your sound just the way you like with the newly developed 4-band EQ. The frequencies, curves, and boost and cut amounts on each band have all been specially designed to give you total flexibility. Completely isolate the high and/or low and tweak the two midranges – which have their own custom curves – to fine-tune your mix.
NEW FILTER WITH DEDICATED KNOB ON EACH CHANNEL
Drastically change the sound of a track or make tiny adjustments using the newly developed filter with resonance control. Switch on a high or low pass by pressing either button, then turn the knob from all the way to the left (no filter applied) to the furthest position on the right (maximum filter applied). Because the high and low pass are separated, the entire range of the knob is dedicated to the option you choose, giving you twice the resolution to play with compared to the filter on the DJM-900NXS2. This means you can make much more nuanced adjustments to the effect.
Send audio to one of four built-in FX and up to two pieces of external equipment to create unique sounds and even live remixes. You can connect a variety of units to the TRS jack send/return terminals such as guitar pedals, FX units, and more.
The built-in send/return FX are Short Delay, Long Delay, Dub Echo, and Reverb. With parameter knobs at your fingertips, you can further tweak the FX as follows:
Whether you’re using external equipment or the built-in FX, you decide where you want to return the audio to. Route it to an empty channel and make further changes to the effected sound using the EQ and filter. You can even drop it straight into your mix by turning on the Master Mix to route it to the master output.
3-BAND MASTER ISOLATOR
Effortlessly control the tone of your entire mix using the 3-band master isolator, which features new boost/cut curves and adjustments to the crossover frequencies and other parameters. Grab the large dials and hype up the crowd by drastically changing the sound.
COMPRESSOR KNOB ON EACH CHANNEL
If you want to play old or unmastered tracks but you’re worried they’ll be overwhelmed by the loudness of music made with modern production techniques, the DJM-V10 has the solution. Turn the compressor knob on the relevant channel and the mixer will “beef up” the audio in real-time. The quieter the track, the more pressure is added, boosting the sound of “weaker” tracks and having a minimal effect on mastered music.
DUAL HEADPHONES OUTPUT AND BOOTH EQ
Plugin your headphones at the same time as another DJ and enjoy independent monitoring. Each headphone output has its own Cue/Master Mix control and level adjustment knob so you can choose what you want to hear as you prepare to take over the decks, or during back-to-back sets. And, with booth EQ, you can tweak the sound from the monitor speakers to prevent ear fatigue during long sets.
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Pricing and Availability
Approx USD 3600, available in Q1 2020