When it comes to professional DJ equipment, no other name bares as much weight as Pioneer. Their CDJ’s and XDJ’s have been a firm favourite for DJ’s across the globe. We had the opportunity to demo their latest bit of kit at our campus, the CDJ-TOUR1 and the DJM-TOUR1 mixer. So we decided to invite some of the biggest names in the local DJ scene to spend an evening testing out the new gear and to see what they thought of Pioneer’s latest addition.
The new TOUR1 system has been designed to allow artists to perform at the highest level. The CDJ-TOUR1 is designed to work together with the new DJM-TOUR1 mixer and delivers the warm high-resolution sound that you would expect from a professional Pioneer product. With the same familiar layout and features as the CDJ-2000NXS2 , DJs will have no issues adapting to the TOUR1 system. Embracing technology, Pioneer has gone for a large fold-out touchscreen so that you can effortless control the new CDJ-TOUR1.
The event was hosted by the Cape Audio College Pioneer DJ Academy in collaboration with Pioneer Dj South Africa. The Pioneer DJ Academy is run by our very own Bernard Knight and renowned local DJ Grimehouse, and teaches aspiring DJ’s the fundamentals of DJing, ensuring that the next generation of DJs are ready for whatever the scene can throw at them. Some of our guests in attendance were DJ Ready D, DJ Eazy, Grimehouse, Hyphen, HAEZER, DINO MORAN, Craig De Sousa, Erefaan Pearce aka The Late Nite Cancerian, DJ Juice, DJ Hamza to name a few. It was great to see the city’s biggest DJs giving the brand new Pioneer DJ TOUR1 system a full once over and letting us know what they liked and disliked about the new gear.
Working closely with Pioneer over the last few years has meant that we have been able to allow our students to work with some of the best gear on the market. With some of the best DJs giving the new system their seals of approval, it is safe to say that we will be adding the new TOUR1 system to our collection. This system will be joining our collection of XDJs and CDJs that we currently have on offer for our students to use.