Pioneer Awarded Best Manufacturer Six Years in a Row
Pioneer DJ Honored in Four Categories at the 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards
The Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division (Pioneer DJ) made a strong showing at this year’s 2013 Winter Music Conference (WMC) International Dance Music Awards held on March 21st, winning four awards, the prestigious Best Manufacturer of the Year award for 2012, the Best New Product award for its RMX-1000 Remix Station, Best DJ Mixer/Controller (DJM-2000nexus) and Best CD Player (CDJ-2000). The awards highlight Pioneer’s technological contributions to the DJ industry and its commitment to bringing the best product offerings and entertainment experiences to the DJ community.
“These awards honor our team of product planners and engineers who continuously turn out technologically advanced DJ products every year,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We’re extremely proud to see that Pioneer gear is highly used by DJs of every skill level, and the IDMA honors we receive each year are the ultimate stamp of approval by enthusiasts, personalities, and the industry.”
WMC is considered to be one of the most popular music gatherings in the world, attracting thousands of DJs, producers and music industry professionals from over 70 countries. More than 100,000 attendees take part in the week-long annual music event held in Miami, Fla. WMC’s International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) is the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the electronic and dance music industry. IDMA highlights innovative artists, products and technologies from the previous year.
More than two million votes were cast from music enthusiasts to recognize the most innovative and elite artists, DJs, producers, equipment, manufacturers and labels in the business in 56 award categories. Pioneer was honored in the following categories at the 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards:
- Best Manufacturer of the Year: Pioneer DJ – Pioneer was honored for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the industry, winning IDMA’s coveted Best Manufacturer of the Year award for the sixth year in a row.
- Best New Product: RMX-1000 – First available in March 2012, the RMX-1000 Remix Station is a technologically advanced device designed to give users the ability to create and add a variety of new and unique remix effects, as well as rhythmic sampling capabilities to enhance overall DJ performances. The RMX-1000 incorporates four remixing functions: Isolate FX, Scene FX, X-Pad FX and Release FX for simple musical arrangements with intuitive control. The device includes Pioneer's remixbox™ editing software to enable users to customize almost every function and feature of the unit. Using the included RMX-1000Plugin VST™/AU1 plug-in software, users can create the same type of music production and effects while DJing on a computer. In addition, connecting the device to a computer enables it to act as a controller for music production.
- Best DJ Mixer/Controller: DJM-2000nexus – The high performance digital mixer is designed for today’s professional DJ and is an ideal complement to Pioneer’s latest CDJ line of players. The DJM-2000nexus offers a multitude of features including more music mixing functions (Beat Slice and Sync Master), evolved Beat Effects, Pro DJ Link, MIDI control capability and excellent sound quality.
- Best CD Player: CDJ-2000 – The highly esteemed CDJ-2000 multi-format digital media player has won IDMA’s Best CD Player award four years in a row and features the highest level of mixing and scratching capabilities through proprietary technologies such as rekordbox™ music management and Pro DJ Link, as well as a 6.1” full color LCD panel, Needle Search, and USB and SD card connectivity.
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Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry standards at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, and known for their high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.