After sharing a cryptic teaser earlier this week, Pioneer DJ has now revealed its new mixer, the DJM-S9. The two-channel ‘battle ready’ unit is designed with scratch DJs as its primary target, and will be available from late October 2015 with a hefty retail price of $1699.00.
The unveiling is accompanied by a five-minute video featuring quotes and routines from several leading DJs, including this glowing endorsement from Jazzy Jeff: “The DJM-S9 is probably the best mixer I’ve ever seen.”
The DJM-S9 is a plug-and-play companion to Serato DJ’s four decks while also natively supporting DVS. Its features include color-coded Performance Pads Performance Pads giving “instant access to loops, cues, samples and rolls,” two onboard soundcards and a “proprietary magnetic crossfader” with customizable Fader Bumpers that DJ Qbert showcases in the promo video. While the unit is available in black, Pioneer is also releasing limited edition gold models of the DJM-S9 and the PLX-1000 turntable.
The promo video, which you can watch below, also features the likes of DJ Kentaro, The World Famous Beat Junkies and Red Bull Thre3Style World Champion DJ Shintaro. Then there’s Jazzy Jeff, who was heard in the mysterious teaser, waxing lyrical throughout. “It’s everything you love from every favorite mixer, and more,” he says. “It’s everybody’s party rocking mixer.”
Find out more at the Pioneer DJ website.