Pioneer DJM-A9 4-channel DJ mixer – improved sound, new layout, and a lot more for DJs to play with
Pioneer released some image teasers of a new four channel mixer Last week. Well, that 4-channel DJ mixer is here, and it’s called the DJM-A9.
Pioneer has announced the launch of the new DJM-A9 4-channel DJ mixer. The new mixer gives you a variety of new features such as a huge upgrade in audio quality, a new layout that offers a better workflow while you’re mixing, two headphone inputs for B2B DJ mixes, and a whole lot more.
What’s new with the DJM-A9?
The DJM-A9 mixer gives you improved sound with new brand-new 32-bit A/D and D/A convertors. Coupled with the interface redesign, the DJM-A9 is set to take clubs and bedrooms everywhere by storm.
The EQ knobs are now surrounded by more space, and the faders and crossfader – notorious for breaking after years of use – are now made of sturdier material and have a more solid feel.
Furthermore, a new ‘Centre Lock’ feature prevents knobs from moving past the center when using Sound Colour FX. And the mixer offers a color display for Beat FX with 14 different effects, including three new ones such as Mobius, Triplet Filter, and Triplet Roll.
As with other Pioneer DJ mixers and controllers, B2B DJ mixes are made easier by the new DJM-A9 gives you two headphone inputs with mix and level controls. Meanwhile, the 4-channel mixer has an improved microphone input that now offers phantom power for condenser microphones. And even the microphone input has new effects, including Echo, Pitch, and Megaphone.
Moreover, you can even drop tracks onto the mixer from other devices with Bluetooth connectivity, and you can connect two computers at once with USB!
Pioneer DJ’s Stagehand App
Pioneer has also announced their new Stagehand app. The app allows front-of-house teams to remotely monitor performance and tweak settings on a DJM-A9 and CDJ-3000 setup, in addition to a neat sound check feature for ease of setup at an event.
More specifically, the Stagehand app lets you monitor volume levels and settings, and you can use BPM, beat grid, and time details to help coordinate lighting setups too!
Meanwhile, the features a Live mode that disables many of the features available in the app as to avoid accidentally pausing a track while the DJ is playing, and other safeguards.
The DJM-A9 is expected to be available in early March for $2,699.
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