Monday, April 16, 2012

Pioneer DJ Wins 5 Awards at WMC 2012

The Pioneer DJ Division won a total of five awards the 27th annual International Dance Music Awards held at the recent 2012 Winter Music Conference, including Manufacturer of the Year and Best New Product award for the DDJ-T1 DJ controller. Pioneer DJ also won awards for Best Headphones (HDJ-2000), Best CD player (CDJ-2000) and Best Mixer (DJM-900nexus). Check below for more information and for the full press release.


Pioneer Honored in Five Categories at the 27th Annual International Dance
Music Awards
LONG BEACH, Calif. - (March 30, 2012) – The Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

Professional Sound and Visual Division (Pioneer DJ) won five awards at the
2012 Winter Music Conference (WMC)  held on March 22,  including the
prestigious Manufacturer of the Year for 2011 and Best New Product award
for its new DDJ-T1 DJ controller.  Pioneer DJ was honored for three other
award categories including Best Headphone (HDJ-2000), Best CD player (
CDJ-2000)  and Best Mixer (DJM-900nexus).  These awards highlight Pioneer’s
technological contributions to the industry and commitment to bringing the
very best product offerings and experiences to the DJ community.

Celebrating its 27th consecutive year.

Celebrating its 27th consecutive year, the WMC’s week-long gathering in
Miami,  Fla.  is considered as 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 annual music event that incorporates over 400 mini events,
seminars,  workshops,  parties and over 1,400 artists and DJ performances.
The International Dance Music Awards (IDMA)  put on by WMC is the only
longstanding awards event dedicated to the electronic and dance music
industry.  The   awards   highlight   innovative artists,  products and
technologies from the previous year.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers in the DJ and music industry,”
said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional Sound and Visual
Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.  “We want to continue to bring
the most innovative and technologically advanced products to market so DJs
around the world,  from aspiring DJs to professionals and everyone in
between, can perform to their utmost potential.”
Pioneer won the following coveted IDMA industry awards:
27th Annual International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) – 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 57 award categories.
  ·  Best Manufacturer:  Winner –  Pioneer DJ – Pioneer was honored for
    outstanding   contributions to the advancement of the industry.
    Pioneer has won IDMA’s coveted Best Manufacturer award five years in
    a row, since the award category was first introduced on the ballot in
  ·  Best New Product: Winner – DDJ-T1 – First available in February 2011,
    the DDJ-T1 is a DJ controller dedicated for use with Native
    Instrument’s   TRAKTOR®  DJ software and designed for the next
    generation of home and casual DJs who leverage digital music files.
    When the controller is combined with a computer, DJs of all levels
    have   access   to the same operability and functionality of a
    professional player and mixer setup along with excellent audio
  ·  Best Mixer:  Winner –  DJM-900nexus – The high performance digital
    mixer is designed for today’s DJ performers and is an ideal
    complement to Pioneer’s latest CDJ line of players.  The DJM-900nexus
    offers a multitude of features including a variety of onboard
    effects,  increased sound quality, and direct PC connection to enable
    any DJ to perform to their utmost potential.
  ·  Best CD Player:  Winner – CDJ-2000 – The highly regarded CDJ-2000
    multi-format digital media player has features that DJs of all
    experience levels can use to enhance their mixing and scratching
    capabilities.  The player includes proprietary technologies such as
    rekordbox™  music management, 6.1” Full color LCD panel, Pro DJ Link,
    Needle Search and USB and SD card connectivity, which help reduce the
    DJ’s reliance on his or her laptop to access music files.
  ·  Best Headphones:  Winner - HDJ-2000 – HDJ-2000 is Pioneer’s highest
    performance headphone and provides exceptional sound that clearly and
    accurately reproduces audio,  a comfortable fit to minimize fatigue
    from long periods of use,  and high durability that withstands
    demanding conditions.  It is ideal for use in DJ environments and