Pioneer DDJ ERGO Compact DJ Controller
The Pioneer DDJ ERGO Compact DJ Controller gives any music enthusiast the ability to make their own unique music mixes. Bundled with the Virtual DJ Limited Edition software by Atomix Productions, the DDJ ERGO controller enables DJ’s to be creative with their music collection as soon as they take the unit out of the box. This portable controller also incorporates MIDI functionality, making it possible to be used with other MIDI compatible DJ software.
Pioneer DDJ ERGO Compact DJ Controller Features
- P-LOCK Fader Cap locking mechanism to prevent the channel fader knobs and crossfader knob from slipping
- Built-in audio interface for high quality sound input and output
- Included Virtual DJ LE software allows you to make loops, add effects, create sampler, mix up to 4 channels and even perform video playback
- Pulse Control provides users with visual prompts via various types of illuminations on its buttons and platters
- Allows for placement of a laptop below the unit to help save room and bring the screen closer to you
- Compatible with various MIDI compatible DJ software
- Utilizes power from the USB connection
The DDJ ERGO controller is designed using contoured edges with black, white and gradient colors and a large 115 mm platter for increased operability. The system also features ‘Pulse Control’ that illuminates various areas of the controller to assist in the mixing process.
The DDJ ERGO includes a copy of the Virtual DJ LE software by Atomix Productions that offers a broad range of functions for mixing songs, such as making loops, adding effects and creating samples, as well as the ability to mix up to 4-channels and even perform video playback.
l The integrated Pulse Control of the Pioneer DDJ ERGO provides users with visual prompts via various types of illuminations on its buttons and platters. The controller utilizes a ‘Pure Platter’ jog wheel that helps guide the user during performance with the movement of lights in accordance with the pitch, beat, and effects of the music as well as when a song is being loaded.
The mix pulse mode shows the difference in pitch of songs currently playing through the light of the jog wheel. As the pitch of songs begin to match, the intensity of the light increases. In conjunction with the music, the pulse of lights increases beat matching skills.
The embedded LEDs in the channel faders of the DDJ ERGO illuminate along with the beat of the current song playing. The illumination intensifies and weakens based on the output sound level.
Triggers a red light to illuminate on the jog wheel to signify a press of the track load button.
The effect being applied to the currently playing song will be represented not only audibly but also via the light movements on the Jog wheel of the DDJ ERGO controller.
Laptop Dock Design
Like Pioneer's other DDJ controllers, the DDJ ERGO is designed to accommodate the placement of a laptop computer below the unit to help save room and bring the screen closer to the user. The controller also features removable legs, enabling it be used in angled or horizontal positions.
The DDJ ERGO is compatible with MIDI, allowing up to four-deck control and use of the controller's dedicated sampler button. The unit is also compatible with various MIDI compatible DJ software such as Native Instruments' Traktor.
The Pioneer DDJ ERGO utilizes power from USB connections found on most computers, eliminating the need for an external power supply.
High Quality Audio
The unit employs the same audio technology used in Pioneer's professional DJ mixers for clear, powerful audio output.