Pioneer DJ has announced an October release for the DDJ-WeGO2 controller, which is aimed at turning consumers into DJs with its range of simple-to-use features and portable design. Made with the beginner in mind, the controller features a Jog FX wheel and illuminated buttons, as well as bundled DJ software and native iPhone/iPad connectivity. The controller is also designed with portability in mind, weighing in at less than 4 pounds and only requiring a USB connection for power.
An Apple lightning connector is packaged with the product, which allows for use with iOS DJ software, including the popular djay app from Algoriddim. Virtual DJ Limited Edition is natively bundled, allowing PC and Mac users to begin making their own mixes immediately.
Full product information is below. The Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 will be released in October for $429. For more information, head to PioneerDJUSA.com
Pioneer DDJ-WeGO2 Product Features
- 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” 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.