Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today launched the DDJ-WeGO3 its next generation ultra-compact DJ controller that makes it possible for any consumer to take on the art of DJing. The entry level controller starts with a completely new look utilizing an aluminum top panel and new JOG wheels that illuminate with red and blue LEDs. For increased versatility, the DDJ-WeGO3 is compatible with a variety of software including djay 2 for iPad and iPhone, djay1 for Mac, Serato® DJ Intro, TRAKTOR® PRO 2, and VirtualDJ™ Limited Edition. For extra convenience, the controller also charges compatible iOS devices2with the included Lightning cable.
“The DDJ-WeGO3 is the ideal controller for the beginner DJ because it’s so simple and easy to use,” said David Arevalo, director of marketing, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “We’ve also integrated advanced features such as auto loop, JOG effects, hot cue and sampler, which help users advance their DJ skills and techniques faster.”
Built-in audio ports for high quality sound output.
Built-in sound card.
Compact (14.96” x 9.45” x 2.32”) and weighs less than four pounds for easy transportation.
DJC-WeCAi30 cable (sold separately) will be available October 2014 to connect iPad and iPhone devices with 30-pin dock connectors
FUNCTIONALITY AND PERFORMANCE
The DDJ-WeGO3 features a highly futuristic cosmetic design utilizing a brushed aluminum finish throughout the entire control panel. Its flat profile and compact size make the DDJ-WeGO3 very portable. An easy to use button and knob layout around the JOG wheels allows for quick access to their functions
DJ Software –The DDJ-WeGO3 supports multiple DJ software3 for increased versatility.
VirtualDJ 8 Limited Edition (Download free of charge, keycode included)
djay for Mac (Download free of charge, keycode included)
Serato DJ Intro (Download free of charge, no keycode required)
TRAKTOR PRO 2 (Available for purchase)
djay2 for iPad and iPhone (Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store)
vjay for iPad and iPhone (Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store)
iPhone and iPad Charging – When connected to a computer, the DDJ-WeGO3 uses power from the USB connections, eliminating the need for an external power supply. If using a connected iPad or iPhone as a source, the DDJ-WeGO3 is powered by the included AC adapter, which will also charge the device, ensuring battery power never runs out while in use.
Jog FX – Allows users to combine multiple effects and control them simultaneously using the JOG wheel.
Pulse Control – Provides users with visual prompts with red and blue LED illumination around the JOG platters
Launch Pulse – Triggers a red light on the JOG wheel to signify that music has been loaded successfully
FX Pulse – The effect being applied to the currently playing song will be heard and represented visually via the light movements on the JOG wheel.
Beat Pulse – The LED lights on the JOG wheel illuminate in different sizes to match the beat and volume intensity.
Multi-Purpose Slot – The controller features a convenient slot to accommodate an iPad or iPhone, making it easy to see and access displays for choosing songs.