Not to be outdone by Denon announcing the MC2000, Pioneer today announced the DDJ-WeGO as it continues to expand its controller line up. This controller is aimed at the beginner DJ market who want a fun but affordable controller.
Aspiring DJs playing their favourite music through DJ software on their laptops can now use the WeGO’s buttons and knobs to control the sound and get a hands-on DJing experience. VirtualDJ LE is packaged with the controller and means the controller can be used straight out of the box with no messing around. WeGO users will even be eligible for a free upgrade to VirtualDJ 8 LE1 when it is released. But for DJs who prefer other software the WeGO will also be compatible with most of the big named software out there including Algoriddim’s djay.
The WeGO has been designed to be simple and help aspiring DJs to learn the ropes quickly and easily with ergonomic controls and a user friendly interface. The main feature is the controllers Pulse control lights which guide beginners through their performances by showing when beats are match, which effects have been activated and which decks are in use.
But more experienced DJs haven’t been forgotten, theres a range of advanced features inherited from Pioneer’s professional, industry-leading products – such as Beat Sync, sound effects and loops – waiting to be discovered. For the more intrepid DJ, the WeGO even boasts the capacity for four-deck mixing.
With five striking colours to choose from, aspiring DJs can pick a WeGO that really reflects their personality. And they can customise the console’s jog wheel lights for an even more personalised set-up. Light weight and compact whilst featuring Pioneers fantastic build quality this will even fit into a rucksack.
The DDJ-WeGO will be available from October 2012 at an SRP of $399 / £249 / €299, including VAT.