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Pioneer DDJ-ERGO-V DJ Controller
- Take anywhere with USB power and plug-and-play connectivity
- Sleek, stylish ergonomic design
- Included Virtual DJ LE software
- High quality built-in audio interface
- Pulse Control provides visual prompts via various types of illuminations directly on the unit
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This ultra-compact 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 consumers to be creative with their music collection as soon as they take the unit out of the box. The new controller also incorporates MIDI functionality, making it possible to be used with other MIDI compatible DJ software. The stylish 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.
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Some people say this device is for beginners. I say, the only thing that makes this device a "beginner quality" device is the Virtual DJ LE software that comes with it. Do yourself a favor after you buy this thing (and are 100% certain you want to DJ on your laptop), and buy the pro version. With your license code, you get 50% off the Virtual DJ Pro software, and will have unlocked the full functionality. With that said, I will say that the majority of club DJ's I know use Serato and as of the time of this writing, this product is not compatible with Serato, only Virtual DJ and Traktor. So if you're a Serato kind of DJ, you will want to look else where.
I use a Mac, and installation of this product was a breeze. I hooked up the product to my laptop, plugged in a pair of powered speakers, and was jamming in no time. I did take the time to update Virtual DJ and update the firmware, which I highly recommend before getting started. This product is a lot of fun to use, and will take your DJ skills to the next level. You can do so many effects, samples, and other fun stuff that it makes DJing more fun for me again after doing it for 10 years. It has pretty much all the features that real CDJ players have (minus the CDs). The sound card quality, I haven't used this with a live gig, so I can't yet vouch for that, but it sounds good on my speakers at home. I heard they put a pretty good sound card in this thing.
So what don't I like about it? Well, for one, it doesn't work with every program, so if I want to switch to Serato I'm not going to be able to. Second, I wish it had real volume meters on it like the Pioneer mixers do, this product is intended to replace your mixer and your cd players to lighten your load as a mobile DJ, but without being able to see my volume levels when I'm mixing, I'm going to have to go back to the old school way of using my ear, which can be a bit difficult if you don't have an extra set of monitor speakers. Third, sometimes, I notice that the trim knobs don't stay in sync with the software, i.e. when you load the next track if you don't reset your trim on the board, your trim will be up but in Virtual DJ the trim is reset to 0. I am waiting on a response back from support on the trim issue. This could be a serious annoyance if your a DJ who prides yourself in sound quality. Lastly, the whole putting your laptop under it is pretty much worthless. It cuts off the bottom half of your screen so when you're scrolling through a list of tracks in virtual dj you can't see the bottom half of the list. In addition, you have zero access to the keyboard or track pad on your laptop so if you need to switch out of virtual dj and go to itunes or google or something while a song is playing, you're not able to. I recommend you use a wireless keyboard and mouse with your laptop, OR, get a quality laptop stand and put the DDJ Ergo UNDER your laptop rather then putting the DDJ ergo over the laptop. :)
Now if I could just find a backpack that fit the Ergo and my laptop together I'd be on cloud nine. Another thing that would be nice would be a booth monitor output and volume in case I do want to bring monitor speakers and monitor in between mixes, but I guess this is more for house parties and small scale gigs rather then ones where you need a booth monitor. :)
I think for the price, this product can't be beat. Think about it, 2 CDJ-350's will set you back at least 800-1000 bucks, then add another 400-600 bucks for your mixer, and you've got a lot of cash just to get started as a DJ. I'll come back and update this review after I do a few gigs with it.
Two tips: update the firmware (you get it from the Pioneer site), and start with the application called "djay" - it's simple, but you'll probably end up being a better DJ if you start with a simple program than something more complex and frustrating. I like the Virtual DJ program that comes with the device, but it's interface is way too complex for beginners.
It is called the Ergo for a good reason, it is exactly the right size, with all of the controls well spaced out and exactly where they should be. Being used to CDJs I much prefer the large jog wheels and traditional two decks and a mixer layout to many of the more cramped and fiddly DJ controllers that are out there.
The build quality is slightly plasticky compared to Pioneer's Pro DJ range, but it is well made and all of the controls work just as well as they do on the more expensive Pioneer models. Considering that this is a Pioneer product which works with Virtual DJ, Serato Intro or Traktor Pro it is hard to see how you could make a better purchase at this price point, or even for considerably more money.
It's a bit lighter weight than I'd prefer though build quality wise.... the sliders are not as smooth as I'm used to with Pioneer gear, the Jog wheel is not as precise, the knobs are not quite as solid.
But with that said, it IS well made, it DOES work very well and it IS very easy to use once set up.
I definitely would recommend this to a beginning dj or as a back up unit.
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I ordered the ergo about a month before the DDJ-SB came out. I should've waited.Read more