We've got some fresh kit from Pioneer - the just-launched DJM-A9 mixer - and its time to put it through its paces!
Graham from Lee Mvtthews is in the mix on George Drive to show off a few of the new features on the mixer while taking us on a journey across a bunch of different genres.
Watch the mix above!
More about the DJM-A9
The 4-channel DJM-A9 raises the bar for club standard mixers – boasting huge upgrades compared to its predecessor, the DJM-900NXS2 – with stunningly clear sound quality, enhanced playability and connectivity, and a host of new features to help you take your performances to the next level.
Increased spacing around the EQ knobs gives you the room to twist your fingers and high-grade, bright LEDs in the channel section make it easier than ever to get a visual grasp on sound levels.
For Beat FX, new color display helps you to quickly and accurately understand the status of the selected effect, and it features lighting that corresponds with the X-Pad’s horizontal arrangement, enabling more intuitive control with a simple finger slide. Within the 14 total Beat FX, there are 3 new ones (Mobius, Triplet Filter, and Triplet Roll) you can use to add extra variation to your performances.
You can also connect 2 different PC/Mac systems at the same time thanks to the dual USB Type-B and USB Type-C ports (there are 2 of each). And, thanks to a Bluetooth® input which you can route to any channel on the DJM-A9, you can wirelessly drop audio tracks into your sets from other devices such as smartphones and use all the mixer’s features and effects to change the sound.
You can also plug in your headphones at the same time as another DJ and enjoy the freedom to monitor the channels you want to. With separate cue buttons, volume knobs, and mix balance knobs for each set of headphones, it’s easy for 2 DJs to cue up tracks during changeovers and back-to-back sets.