The all-new DigitalDJ-WeGO – the fun and affordable DJ console for beginners
30 August, 2012
Mixing music just got easier, and a lot more fun, with the DigitalDJ-WeGO. Anyone with a passion for dance music can play tracks and mix tunes with Pioneer's compact, easy-to-use DJ console.
Aspiring DJs playing their favourite music through DJ software on their laptops can now use the WeGO's buttons and knobs to control the sound and get a hands-on DJing experience. The popular DJ software package VirtualDJ LE is included so the controller can be used straight out of the box, and WeGO customers will also be eligible for a free upgrade to VirtualDJ 8 LE1 upon release. The WeGO will be compatible with a variety of popular DJ software packages to suit any style including Algoriddim's djay.
Setting up is simple: just plug the WeGo into a laptop and start up the software. And the WeGO's ergonomic controls and user-friendly interface make it easy for aspiring to learn the ropes. The console's Pulse Control lights guide beginners through their performances by showing when beats are matched, which effects have been activated, and which decks are in use. So it won't be long before anyone new to DJing picks up the skills to perform and share their sets with friends.
Once beginners have gained confidence, there's a range of advanced features inherited from Pioneer's professional, industry-leading products – such as Beat Sync, sound effects and loops – waiting to be discovered. For the more intrepid DJ, the WeGO even boasts the capacity for four-deck mixing.
With five striking colours to choose from, aspiring DJs can pick a WeGO that really reflects their personality. And they can customise the console's jog wheel lights for an even more personalised set-up.
Lightweight and compact, the portable console can even be carried in an ordinary rucksack.
DigitalDJ-WeGO: Mix it up.
Key features of the DigitalDJ-WeGO
Pulse Control lights add a visual element to learning to mix
Inherited from Pioneer's popular DigitalDJ-ERGO controller, the Pulse Control lights add an exciting visual element to DJing. LEDs on the jog wheel show which features have been activated, and how accurate the mixing is, for an even more engaging experience. Plus, music lovers can customise the colour of the LEDs so they can put their personality into every performance.
LED channel faders
Red LEDs in the WeGO's channel faders show the beat of the track playing to help aspiring DJs keep time. And the intensity of the light reflects the sound output levels, so they'll know if they've left a track playing after the mix.
Mix Pulse helps beginner DJs quickly master the art of beat matching. Lights around the jog wheel show the beat of all the tracks in play. The lights shine more intensely the closer the match, so novice DJs can easily see how their skills are progressing.
A red light travels from the Load button to the jog wheel when a track has loaded successfully so DJs know when a track is ready to play.
LED light patterns around the jog wheel show which effects and filters they've engaged. And the lights get brighter as the effects and filters are applied more intensely.
The WeGO's effects can be further manipulated by scratching and spinning the jog wheel to add another layer of richness to the sound.
Hands-on mixing with VirtualDJ LE DJ software
The WeGO makes using DJ software simple and fun. Beginner DJs can use the console's tactile, ergonomic controls to manipulate the software's features and functions for a truly interactive experience.
The WeGO comes with VirtualDJ LE, and the console's interface conveniently mirrors the software's layout so beginners can easily see which features they've engaged. When they press a button, twist a dial or turn the jog wheel on the console, their actions are reflected on-screen. VirtualDJ LE also comes with coloured skins designed specially to match the WeGO.
Aspiring DJs can instantly access four pre-loaded samples. The hot cue function lets them start tracks from pre-selected points. Once DJs master the basic functions they can get to grips with advanced features such as beat sync, sound effects and loops. And the console's four-deck control allows them to mix up to four tracks at once, with the capability of recording mixes within VirtualDJ LE.
The WeGO is also compatible with other software packages so aspiring DJs can work with the software that suits their style best.
Five colour options and customisable lights for a personalised controller
Available in black, green, red, violet and white, there's a WeGO model to suit every personality. And the console's jog wheel LEDs can be customised, with seven stunning colour options to choose from. Further personalisation of the WeGO is possible as users can blend their own colour combinations on the jog wheel LEDs.
Portable, compact design for easy transport and simple set up
No bigger than a laptop, the WeGO is compact, lightweight and portable. Its layout and design are modeled on Pioneer's popular DigitalDJ-ERGO controller, with the added bonus of a user-friendly jog wheel. The console also boasts rubber pots on its dials for a more tactile DJing experience.
Set up is simple too as the WeGO is completely powered by USB. Just one cable connecting the console to a laptop is all that is needed to get going. Plus, the strategically positioned side panel connections allow cables to be hooked up to the sides of the controller rather than the back, so DJs won't have to worry about cables snaking across their laptop keyboards.
· High-quality design for clear sound reproduction
· Built-in sound card
The DigitalDJ-WeGO will be available from October 2012 at an SRP of 249 GBP/299 EUR, including VAT.