Large screens and stadium-quality sound make these a natural choice for kitting out a festival booth
Pioneer has announced details of its new TOUR1 line-up, which consists of a CD deck/digital controller and mixer that have been specifically designed for use at festivals and other large events.
The most obvious new feature on the CDJ-TOUR1 and DJM-TOUR1 is the 13-inch, fold-out, full-colour touchscreen sitting at the top of each model, which is designed to make track browsing and selection easier while also enabling the DJ to keep one eye on the crowd at all times. The screens can be tilted to give you the optimum viewing angle in bright, sunlit conditions, and a detachable display shade is supplied as standard.
The other big improvements come in the use of a 32-bit ES9018 D/A convertor, support for 96kHz/24-bit DSP and, on the DJM-TOUR1 mixer, an AES/EBU digital output, all of which should add up to better sound quality when playing on large, unforgiving soundsystems and when sending audio information down long cable runs. Other installation-friendly features include lockable LAN ports and a world clock input for syncing with front-of-house systems.
The DJM-TOUR1 also offers a twin-cue system, designed to make DJ handovers and B2B sets less stressful. Otherwise, the feature sets and control layouts are very similar to the CDJ-2000NX2 and DJM-900MX2, but the new machines will set you back a little more, with price tags of $5K for the CD deck and $6K for the mixer.
For full details, see Pioneerdj.com.