Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Ready for Turning Consumers into DJs

  Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Ready for Turning Consumers into DJs

             Pioneer Mixes Music with Latest DDJ-WeGO2 Controller

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- August 29, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today
announced its next generation DDJ-WeGO2 ultra-compact DJ controller that makes
it easy to learn DJing essentials by providing users with a simple means of
creating cool and unique mixes with their own music collections. Like its
predecessor, the DDJ-WeGO2 offers advanced but easy to use functions and
features that make the art of DJing fun and simple including Jog FX, Pulse
Control, multi-color LED illumination, Virtual DJ™ Limited Edition DJ software
for Windows® and Mac, and additional support for other DJ software such as
Algoriddim’s djay®. The DDJ-WeGO2 adds quick connection with iPhone 5 and iPad
using only the included Pioneer cable with Lightning connector^1, and a
Multi-purpose Grip that makes the controller easy to carry as well as
providing a convenient stand for compatible iOS devices.

Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 (Photo: Business Wire)

The DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in white, black and red to complement the
user’s taste, with each color option now covering the entire controller body.
The DDJ-WeGO2 colors also match the popular line of HDJ-500 DJ headphones. The
controller features multi-color LED backlighting for the Jog wheel, and a
color-customizable user interface for the included software.

“For everyone who has daydreamed about being a DJ, the new DDJ-WeGO2 offers a
cost effective solution to make their dreams a reality until they get more
experience and are ready to invest in more professional Pioneer DJ equipment,”
said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual
Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

DJ Performance Made Easy

The DDJ-WeGO2 utilizes visual prompts and audio cues, built-in effects and
other features, and includes accessories to make DJ performances effortless.

  *iPhone and iPad Cable (included) – The Pioneer cable with Lightning
    connector enables quick connection of the unit to an iPhone 5 or iPad,
    while the “djay 2^2” application provides instantaneous access and
    playback of music stored in compatible iOS devices.
  *Jog FX – Allows users to combine multiple effects and control them
    simultaneously using the Jog wheel.
  *Pulse Control – Provides users with visual prompts with a variety of
    colored lights on the Jog platters:

       *Mix Pulse – Lights around the Jog wheel show the beat of the tracks
         in play. The intensity of the lights is reduced as the beats go out
         of sync, giving novices a visual aid to beat matching.
       *Launch Pulse – Triggers a red light on the Jog wheel to signify that
         music has been loaded successfully.
       *FX Pulse – The effect being applied to the currently playing song
         will be heard and represented visually via the light movements on the
         Jog wheel.

  *DJ Software – The DDJ-WeGO2 is bundled with the “Virtual DJ Limited
    Edition” software by Atomix Productions (for Windows or Mac) that offers a
    broad range of functions for mixing songs, including making loops and
    creating samples, and mixing up to four channels for unlimited user
    creativity and mixes. The DDJ-WeGO2 has the ability to support other DJ
    software including Algoriddim djay and djay LE.^3
  *USB Power – The DDJ-WeGO uses power from USB connections found on most
    computers, eliminating the need for an external power supply.
  *Multi-purpose Grip - The controller features a convenient dual purpose
    grip for transporting the unit as well as functioning as a stand for a
    connected iPhone 5 or iPad device.
  *Other features

       *Built-in audio ports for high quality sound input and output.
       *Built-in sound card for expanded music storage and portability.
       *Compact (14.9” x 8.2” x 2.5”) and weighs less than four pounds
         (without stand) for easy transportation.
       *The ultra compact DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in October 2013 with a
         suggested retail price of $429.

The ultra-compact DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in October 2013 with a suggested
retail price of $429.

DDJ-WeGO2 Demo Link

^1 Devices supporting the included Pioneer cable include iPad (4th
generation), iPad mini, iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation).
^2 The djay 2 software is available from the iTunes App Store ($9.99).
^3 Please visit http://www.pioneerdjusa.com/gear.aspx?product=DDJ-WeGO2 for
information about other supported DJ software.

Pioneer and Pioneer DJ are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation.
Djay, djay2 and Algoriddim are trademarks or registered trademarks of
algoriddim GmbH.
Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United
States and other countries.
Virtual DJ is a trademark of Atomix Productions Inc.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry standards
at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their
high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit
www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its
U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/. Its parent company,
Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent
manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the
home, car and business markets.

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Contact:

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Cara Smith, 310-496-4454
cara@allisonpr.com
 
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