Pioneer has introduced this new “DDJ-200” a smart DJ controller to give DJs the freedom to mix the tune straight from their smartphones. That means DJs don’t have to carry laptop at a party venue to mix musical notes. But this new device left raw of controversy among Pro DJs who believe that this new device is an asset for beginners or novice djs and has no real value for PROs. They believe this device is more suitable for in-house parties or camp-fire gigs, and not for big parties. While few DJs envisage this device as a threat to their business, as anybody can mix and match songs from smartphone to play DJ beats.
Some DJS posted on YouTube channel expressing their wrath saying – Djing isnt djing no more / this is a controller for new DJ / This would be nice for my 8year old to learn on before moving on to dj equipment / is this for snow flake millennials?/ The value of a dj is going down. I'll tell you what. These companies want EVERYBODY to be a dj / So you are saying that pretty much anyone can dj?/ .
These were comments on YouTube, but beyond little disagreement the product is awesome. However, the mixed feeling from the DJ community definitely raises the question on overall application and its effectiveness. The individual can play tracks via their smartphone or PC/Mac using a variety of DJ apps and software including Pioneer’s dedicated, free app WeDJ for iPhone, as well as djay and edjing Mix. Depending on device and the program they choose they can mix music stored in their iTunes or rekordbox library, or stream songs from Beatport LINK, SoundCloud Go+, Deezer or even Spotify.