Pioneer Offers DJs Another Tool for Enhancing Their Music Performances with the New REMIX-STATION 500

  Pioneer Offers DJs Another Tool for Enhancing Their Music Performances with
  the New REMIX-STATION 500

2014 NAMM Show

Business Wire

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- January 22, 2014

NAMM Booth #5810 Hall B – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound
and Visual Division today launched the REMIX-STATION 500, which enhances DJ
performances with its ability to generate a range of sound effects with a
variety of buttons and controls, all accessible at the user’s fingertips. The
REMIX-STATION 500 offers three effect sections, Rhythm FX, Scene FX and
Release FX, for simple musical arrangements and features the industry’s first
“Pressure Controller” knobs, which further alter and vary the effects of the
arrangements. In addition, the system can also act as a USB controller when
used with the included VST^1/AU^2/RTAS^3 RMX-500 Plug-in software.

Pioneer DJ REMIX-STATION 500 (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer DJ REMIX-STATION 500 (Photo: Business Wire)

“The Pioneer REMIX-STATION 500 can be added to virtually any DJ rig to give
you the ability to insert a multitude of audio effects to the tracks you’re
playing,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and
Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Another cool feature on
this device, the ‘Pressure Controller,’ further enhances the effects giving
you more creativity on the fly, so every performance with it is unique.”

  *Rhythm FX
    The Rhythm FX section of the REMIX-STATION 500 offers five audio effects,
    ROLL, TRANS, ADD, REV DELAY and OFFSET, which cuts up and manipulates
    parts of the music playing to produce new rhythms. The effects can be
    increased and decreased with a turn of the large knob as well as altered
    when the knob is pushed down, activating the pressure controller.

    The Rhythm FX section also incorporates five Instrument buttons (KICK,
    SNARE, CLAP, HI HAT and CYMBAL), each offering six different patterns of
    sound that can be added with a simple touch. The unit also features a
    4-Beat Sequencer with an OVER DUB button, and when activated, enables
    users to record one bar of each instrument button for more unique sound
    effects playback. The OVER DUB can also be deactivated after the recording
    process and while playback occurs, to then give users the ability to tap
    each button for additional instrument sounds.

  *Scene FX
    In the Scene FX section, users can choose from five Build Up effects and
    five Break Down effects. The Build Up effects, consisting of MOD, ECHO,
    NOISE, SPIRAL UP and REVERB UP, add sounds, while Break Down effects,
    consisting of HPF, LPF, ZIP, SPIRAL DOWN and REVERB DOWN, cut sounds. The
    large knob increases or decreases the parameters of the chosen effect with
    a simple turn as well as changes the effects with a push of the knob. Two
    sub-parameters knobs are also available for additional changes to the
    effects being produced.

  *Release FX
    The system also includes a Release FX button that eliminates the current
    music playing and leaves only the sound effects when activated. Release FX
    can also be used to create the opposite effect: When the button is
    disengaged, all section effects are eliminated while the original music
    continues to play. Three types of Release FX are available, Vinyl Brake,
    Echo, and Back Spin.

Plug-in Software

Using the included REMIX-STATION 500 VST/AU/RTAS plug-in software, users can
create the same types of music production and effects while producing on a
computer. In addition, connecting the device to a computer enables it to act
as a controller for music production.

Additional Features

  *QUANTIZE function enables real-time music analysis and synchronization of
    effects along with the beat of the music
  *AUTO BPM function automatically measures and follows the tempo of music
  *Compact design for easy portability and convenience
  *USB-MIDI for use as a MIDI controller
  *Mountable on Pioneer’s T-U101 (X-Stand)

The REMIX-STATION 500 will be available in February with a suggested retail
price of $499.For a video demonstration of the product click here.


Main specifications
Inputs                       RCA × 1
Outputs                      RCA × 1, Stereo phones jack (1/4”)
Other ports                  USB B port×1
Sampling rate                48 kHz
A/D and D/A converter        24 bit
Frequency response           20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
Total harmonic distortion    0.006 % or less
S/N ratio                    96 dB
External dimensions          12” (W) × 2.6” (H) × 5.2” (D)
Weight                       2 lbs

^1Virtual Studio Technology is a format that enables the addition of new
effects and instruments to applications for the production of music. Audio
Units is a format that enables the addition of new effects and instruments to
applications for the production of music.

^2 Audio Units is a format enabling the addition of new effects and
instruments to applications for the production of music.

^3 Real Time Audio Suite is a format of audio plug-in developed by Avid
Technology.

PIONEER is a registered trademark of Pioneer Corporation.
VST is a trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
The Audio Units logo is a trademark of Apple Inc.
Pro Tools and RTAS are registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its
subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries.

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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an
industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world,
known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit
www.pioneerdjusa.com.

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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