Pioneer DJ‘s latest entry-level controller is the most affordable option yet! (Note: Pioneer DJ is still around for now.)
The DDJ-200 is not only priced at $149/£139 — it links with streaming services including SoundCloud Go+ and Beatport LINK. So, beginner DJs can save money on music, too.
The new controller is designed to run straight from your smartphone using Pioneer DJ’s WeDJ app. However, the DDJ-200 can also adapt to a more traditional setup with a laptop and music files.
The DDJ-200 is one of the first controllers to push streaming and app-driven operations. Pioneer has partnered with Serato, Native Instruments, Virtual DJ and Mixvibes to making streaming options readily available for up-and-coming DJs.
Streaming is the future — and this may be a sure sign of where the industry is headed. Still, it will probably be long before DJs give up their trusty USBs altogether.
DDJ-200 and WeDJ for iPhone