Pioneer DJ develops lighting and effects network

by Ronnie Dungan • in
  • MMR Global
• Created: October 12, 2017

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Pioneer DJ has co-developed a network system with TC Supply, enhancing DJ performances with coordinated lighting and visual effects.

Flagship products – the CDJ-TOUR1, CDJ-2000NXS2, DJM-TOUR1, and DJM-900NXS2 – are used by DJs around the world, often in conjunction with visual effects such as lighting, video displays and pyrotechnics.
The firm has collaborated with TC Supply – specialist in using visual control equipment at music events – to co-develop a network system that uses rekordboxTM1 information to coordinate sound and visuals.
The new network system will enable DJs, event producers, lighting designers, LJs2, video creators, and VJs3 to make the synergy of sound and visuals more effective, with improved timing of lights, lasers and videos that can be matched with particular sounds from a DJ’s performance. The brightness, colours, and directions of lights can be synchronised with the beat, and smoke and pyrotechnics can be triggered precisely when the music hits a peak.
Pioneer will 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. 
Pioneer will start licensing the use of rekordbox information to partner companies for use with show control software over PRO DJ LINK in spring 2018. TC Supply’s ShowKontrol will be the first official software available. To use the CDJ-TOUR1, CDJ-2000NXS2, DJM-TOUR, and DJM-900NXS2 with ShowKontrol, users will need to update the firmware to the latest version.

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