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Pioneer in acronym frenzy
Pioneer in acronym frenzy
Posted by Gizmo on December 19, 2005 :

DVJ-X1 gets MP3, PAL and NTSC OK? Now I could spell that lot out in full but to be honest, I have no idea what they all mean in long hand - But I think you get the message. Pioneer have joined the rest of the bright young things in the DJ scene and given their flagship player MP3 capability as well as being able to play PAL and NTSC disks.

The update - available to registered users - gives the DVJ MP3 capability and also allows NTSC and PAL DVDs to be used. There are other numerous small updates as well so get along to this Pioneer page for more info.

To see what the DVJ-X1s are capable of, DJ Roonie G has released a couple of movies of him in action with the DVJs. Check Roonie's video page. And also DJ 2ndNature has some awesome footage on his own website.

I think it's very early days in the DVJ scene. Thinking back to the start of the turntablist scene, the baby scratch and basic spinbacks were the hot new techniques to master. At first I worried that the DVJ DJ scratch technique would soon wear a little thin but I guess like regular turntablism, it'll find it's own techniques and styles. I really don't think you can easily migrate current scratch techniques into the DVJ arena.

What I would love to see is a DVJ battle - supremacy style. Roonie vs 2nd Nature - BRING IT ON!

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20 comments to this story

On December 19, 2005, colossal said this:
second first post in a row (keep up! :P ) ,
why aren't there more cd decks that use the ttm-1 mad.gif

On December 19, 2005, said this:
foreal i got the ttm its the shit, way better then any of the cd players on the market

On December 20, 2005, said this:
btw, i like 2nd nature better

On December 20, 2005, pauly the wop said this:
dude, the dvj is the dvd cdj, it plays mp3s as well as ntsc and pal means that it plays both the european and american broadcast standards. normally if you try to play a european dvd or video game , it wont work on an american system, the picture will be all wackey but this will decode both systems so if you have some really cool dance dvds from europe that are not sold in the states and you want to be a dj/vj in one, BOOOM there you go. now you got the hotness at your fingertips. Understand?

On December 20, 2005, Gizmo said this:
WTF LMAO LOL etc etc. I was being I.R.O.N.I.C.

I meant what MP3, NTSC and PAL actually stood for. So I looked it up.

Moving Picture Experts Group Layer-3 Audio (audio file format/extension)
National Television System Committee
Phase Alternation Line (European TV format)

On December 20, 2005, weaksauce said this:
this just in, the next "first poster" gets a lifetime ban

On December 20, 2005, GoldenGroove said this:

Now, if I only I had pockets deep enough to shell out about $2500 for one.

On December 20, 2005, DrewDJ said this:
It's really interesting that 2 video standards evolved.

On December 20, 2005, colossal said this:
sorry about the first post thing, i can't help myself. :cry: :embarrest

On December 20, 2005, DJ Pulse said this:
This isn't the first time 2 standards evolved... you think everyone would have learned after the VHS / BETA wars, now we've got HD-DVD / Blu-Ray DVD.

Ferkrissakes, agree on one for CONSUMERS' sake! idea.gif

PS: First posters are lahew-sahers.

On December 20, 2005, JJ said this:
J Red from Australia showcased a set in the World ITF Championships Experimental class, last weekend in Prague.
He won the battle. He had included some ninja/kung-fu video samples in the set along with some 80s graffitti and breakdance film-samples. It was great!!
I hope Pioneer takes 4 times less to include DivX and Xvid codecs in the machines, as they lasted some 4 to 5 years to accept mp3 as a legal/native format to their systems (square heads...).

On December 20, 2005, JJ said this:
... I meant he used the Pioneer DVJs.
ITF is evoluting to better.
Fuck DMC =]

On December 21, 2005, kaa said this:
Nice to see Pioneer still supporting the people who bought this deck, all 5 of them! (and yes, that includes Roonie G & 2ndNature)

Out of curiosity, when do you think Pioneer is going to realease some new gear? A new CD deck would be nice (although the CDJ1000 is pretty much perfect as it is). Either way, hope they don't release anything too soon, I've only had my CDXs for 6 months, wouldn't want to get the urge to dump them anytime soon :P

On December 21, 2005, DrewDJ said this:
I wonder if it will spin. hahahaha. Lets see if they conform.

On December 21, 2005, DJ Pulse said this:
I have a feeling it won't ... they seem to be doing really well without!

I always get excited around show time because I usually don't find out 'till the week before the show if there actually is new gear being announced.

NAMM is just around the corner!

On December 21, 2005, Worzel said this:
Funny that the DVD player gets mp3 format but the cd players dont weird.gif

And slightly off subject, does anyone know of any cd player that plays wma or ogg vorbis files from a cd? It seems most players now recognise mp3 (to differing levels) but very few, if any, play any of the other options.

On December 21, 2005, markski said this:
"It's really interesting that 2 video standards evolved."

The PAL/NTSC standards were orginally derived from each regions power frequencies(PAL=50Hz/NTSC=60Hz).

On December 22, 2005, kaa said this:
"And slightly off subject, does anyone know of any cd player that plays wma or ogg vorbis files from a cd? It seems most players now recognise mp3 (to differing levels) but very few, if any, play any of the other options."

None of them do, which is a shame as ogg is a nice format. MP3 isn't such a bad format if you encode your stuff correctly (granted, it isn't open source, but everybody pretty much knows the format inside out now anyway, it doesn't really matter :P)

"I wonder if it will spin. hahahaha. Lets see if they conform."

As long as they can create the illusion of it spinning I'll be happy. Like, have the display the size of the entire platter instead of that little circle in the middle, that would rock. And a larger platter would be nice too, the size of the SL-DZ platter is actually perfect for digital decks imo. Moving platter looks pretty cool (always seems to impress people when I get on my CDX's) it's probably not the best interface wise (lopping and stuff means that your markers won't be right).

On January 20, 2006, DJ Camo said this:
Your opinion

a car


a cd player :P

Choose your destiny 8)

On February 17, 2006, kayla said this:
i agree wit all of u :D

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