Today comes the latest from Pioneer’s DJ popular DJ brand of performance mixers, the DJM-S7. This new 2-channel battle mixer offers the freedom of a customizable setup, empowering artists to integrate their unique style into every performance.
One of its newest features is that artists can now wirelessly play audio from mobile devices with the DJM-S7’s Bluetooth connectivity. This means artists can play loops to scratch over or even trigger one-shots from another device and route them to the master output. The mixer also features the Pioneer DJ exclusive Loop MIDI function. Loop MIDI enables the use of effect levers to send MIDI messages to Serato DJ Pro and rekordbox, providing artists with an exciting way to rhythmically control performance features.
Bluetooth Input: Wirelessly Add Audio From Your Phone to Your Performance
Artists can now pair their phone with the DJM-S7 via Bluetooth to drop sounds directly into the set, play loops to scratch over, trigger sounds from instrument apps or use a music app to play an audience requested track. In the case of a rare and untimely laptop failure, a secondary Bluetooth connected mobile device allows for a quick backup until you get things up and running. Artists can directly play sounds through the master output or either of the channels and use the dedicated knob and fader on the front of the mixer to adjust the level.
Automated Control DJ Software Functions with the Effect Levers
The brand-new Loop MIDI controls various functions in DJ software by repeatedly sending a
MIDI signal to the software in a set beat cycle. For example, artists can create a buildup by
gradually shortening the beat cycle of a snare sample that is playing in a loop.
After using the mixer’s beat buttons to set the length of the loop, artists can switch on the effect lever to trigger the relevant feature. Functions including Hot Cue, sampler, and key shift-up are preassigned to the FX Select buttons allowing Loop MIDI use without first assigning features.
Built-in USB Hub:
Directly Connect Your External Devices
Streamline your setup with the DJM-S7. During back-to-back sets, artists can plug in two CDJs to use HID mode and connect two laptops via the dual USB-B ports to smoothly transition to another DJ. (Serato DJ Pro will soon introduce official support for the CDJ-3000.)
Large Performance Pads:
The DJM-S7 features eight large, easy-to-hit performance pads on each channel making it easy to rapidly trigger Hot Cues and samples. Aside from performance pads, the mixer also includes independent pad modes, allowing the simultaneous use of two different features on each channel’s pad sets.
Large Effect Levers:
Now, artists can twist sounds on the fly by adding effects with the large levers. The DJM-S7
features all 22 built-in Beat FX from the DJM-S11 to spark software effects creativity in Serato
DJ Pro and rekordbox. The new mixer’s OLED display makes it easy for artists to change
assigned effects and quickly glance over the effect name and beat the value.
The DJM-S7 is available now at $1,399.00
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