Consumers Can 'Mix It Up' With Pioneer's Stylish DJ Controller

DDJ-ERGO Compact Controller Makes It Easy for Consumers to Try Their Hand at Being a DJ

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today unveiled its ultra-compact controller, the DDJ-ERGO, giving any music enthusiast the ability to make their own unique music mixes. Bundled with the Virtual DJ Limited Edition software by Atomix Productions, the DDJ-ERGO controller enables consumers to be creative with their music collection as soon as they take the unit out of the box. The new controller also incorporates MIDI functionality, making it possible to be used with other MIDI compatible DJ software.1

The stylish controller is designed using contoured edges with black, white and gradient colors and a large 115 mm platter for increased operability. The system also features “Pulse Control” that illuminates various areas of the controller to assist in the mixing process.

“The DDJ-ERGO is the ideal gear for consumers who want to explore the experience of being a DJ,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “It’s compact and lightweight and can be transported virtually anywhere. Plug it in with a music-filled laptop and off you go, playing your music and mixing like a pro. It’s easy and extremely fun to use, ideal for all skill levels from the absolute beginner to the more experienced home DJ.”

Creative Features of DDJ-ERGO

The DDJ-ERGO will be available in November 2011 with a suggested retail price of $699.

(DDJ-ERGO Video Demonstration Link)

Bundled software Virtual DJ Limited Edition
Input terminals MIC x1 (1/4 inch PHONE)
AUX x1 (RCA)
Output terminals MASTER OUT x 2 (1/4 inch PHONE x1, RCA x1)
HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 2 (front 1/4 inch PHONE, MiniPin)
Other terminals USB B terminal x1
Frequency range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Total harmonic distortion 0.006% or less
S/N ratio 101 dB
External dimensions 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 4.05 in. (H)
(when removing the feet : 21.85 in. (W) x 11.02 in. (D) x 2.44 in. (H) )
Weight 6.3 lbs
【Virtual DJ Limited Edition system requirement】
Compatible OS
Windows XP(SP3)/Vista/7
Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon™ XP or newer
512MB RAM or more
Compatible OS
Mac OS X v10.5/10.6/10.7
Intel® processor platform
1GB RAM or more
Required disk space  50MB or more
Display resolution 1024 x 768 or more
Additional requirements
for video mixing
ATI™ or NVIDIA video chipset
Dedicated 256MB DDR3 Video RAM

1Planned to be compatible with a variety of other software including Native Instruments “TRAKTOR.”

Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Intel is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Mac OS is a trademark of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The other names of companies, products, and technologies mentioned herein are the registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.
TRAKTOR is a trademark of Native Instruments GmbH.
Virtual DJ is a trademark of Atomix Productions Inc.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJM series of mixers has become an industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for its high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its U.S. web address is Its parent company, Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the home, car and business markets.

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