Four channels good, six channels better…
New from Pioneer comes the DJM-V10, a six-channel mixer aimed at the installation market, with a host of high-end features and an asking price of $3,199.
Key to the DJM-V10's intended appeal are its generous channel allowance and correspondingly wide array of inputs, with 6x digital coax, 6x line/4x phono RCA, 3x Return on 3/4-inch jacks and 2x mic (XLR/jack) inputs, plus 2x USB-A, 1x USB-B, 1x LAN and 1x MIDI DIN, giving you plenty of scope to plug in external hardware.
In terms of EQ, you get four-way rotary EQ per channel, with the bass and tops going to full kill; each channel strip is also equipped with its own Compressor, which Pioneer says is there to give older records the sonic boost they need to fit in alongside modern productions. There's also the standard trim control on each channel, plus a master Isolator (EQ) section and a separate Booth EQ, a feature that leading DJs have already been commenting favourably upon.
The Send/Return section features four built-in FX (short delay, long delay, reverb and dub echo) plus the ability to connect up to two external FX units, while there's also a separate Beat FX section. There's also a built-in filter with resonance control, and an individual filter knob on each channel.
For smoother DJ handovers, you get two separate headphone sockets, each with individual cue/master mix and volume control, while VJs, sound techs, stage managers and the like will be delighted with the mixer's compatability with PRO DJ LINK's ShowKontrol protocol, allowing lighting and other production FX to be synched automatically to the audio.
Still on the software front but back in more humble DJ territory, the DJM-V10 is compatible with rekordbox and Traktor Pro out of the box, with Serato DJ Pro support coming soon. It also support's Pioneer's iPad FX/samples app RMX-1000, as well as the DJM-REC recording app.
Inside the unit you'll find 64-bit DSP and 32-bit AD/DA converters, and the whole thing weighs in at 11.9kg and measures 438x477x100mm. It'll be available from February.
For more information, see Pioneer's own website.