Pioneer DJ hasn’t forgotten its roots with the DJM-V10, maintaining the signature layout and effects section that us resident deck spinners have become all too familiar with. There are major additions to this mixer, though. Most obvious is with six-channel layout and an extra pot in the EQ section to offer more versatility in the shaping of mid-frequencies. But what else could Pioneer DJ have in store for us in 2020?
To be clear, this new mixer is not for the average DJ who relies on two CDJ players – this is for the true nerds in the mix, with scope to incorporate external effects and sends while juggling the beat between at least four tracks. With resolution improvements across the DJM-V10, no expense has been spared in the creation of this beastly centrepiece. Cherry-picking the most versatile aspects of its DJM range, Pioneer DJ wants you to stretch the limits of the art of DJing, with filters on each channel that can be either low-pass or high-pass, plus a resonance knob to peak the frequencies that will create tension and drama in the club.
Beyond the usual effects section present on Pioneer DJ’s flagship mixers, the DJM-V10 features a send/return option located on each channel. This allows you to route audio to one of the four built-in effects, plus two pieces of external gear, which could comprise synths, sequencers or effects.
So what else can we expect? Though the Pioneer representative that we spoke to let on very little, with Denon DJ releasing a host of new DJ gear equipped with wifi streaming, we would be surprised if Pioneer DJ miss the memo on the new playback opportunities available in 2020 and beyond. Will there be a CDJ3000, or will we see the demise of the CDJ series for a brand new media player?