As we start to approach the summer, with festival season so close you can smell that mix of sweat, beer, and weed in the air, Pioneer is rolling out the big guns with their CDJ-TOUR1 multiplayer and DJM-TOUR1 mixer. These bad boys are not for hobbyists or the faint of heart; they’re the kind of tools you take along with you if you’re rocking an arena-size stage or some similarly epic blowout. And Pioneer has put them together with exactly the sort of specs that are demanded for that kind of outsized undertaking.
Both the CDJ and the DJM sport an ESS 32-bit D/A converter to give you a big, crystal-clear sound. The DJM is the first mixer ever to offer the pro quality AES/EBU digital output for connecting straight to the FOH without sacrificing your sound. Throw in 13-inch full color touch screens, two independent headphone sections for separate monitoring and cuing, and a separate power supply circuit board to insure reduced noise, and you’re looking at a couple of powerful pieces of technology. So if you’re banging out beats big enough to move a massive crowd, you’ve got a new go-to setup. The CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1 will be available in July 2016 at SRPs of €4,999 ($5,589) and €5,999 ($6,705).