Canadian Music Trade - October/ November 2017 - Page 73

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP1 Add-On Controller Pioneer DJ has launched the DDJ-XP1, an add-on controller with 32 performance pads that is designed to get the most out of Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS. Along with the new hardware, Pioneer DJ also released version 5.0 of its Rekordbox music management and DJ performance app. The layout is divided into an upper section controlling key and beat sync status, while the lower section triggers the 32 Performance Pads. Effects are controlled by touching the Slide FX strips. The DDJ-XP1 has 16 pads for each Rekordbox DJ deck, which are fully assignable via the Pad Editor in Rekordbox 5.0. The keyboard lets users improvise with sounds and create musical phrases similar to synths or other instruments. The key shift function allows users to automatically change the key of their next track to match the master deck and shift keys up or down to mix any combination of tracks in harmony. For more information, contact SFM: 514-780-2070, FAX 514-780-2111, info@sfm.ca, www.sfm.ca. TC-Helicon Perform-VG Vocal & Guitar Effects Processor TC-Helicon has released the Perform-VG, a microphone stand-mounted vocal and acoustic guitar effects processor. The Perform-VG is designed with solo art- ists and performing duos in mind. It is meant to keep operation simple by including just the most important guitar and vocals effects. It adds two voices of NaturalPlay Harmony that are controlled by the guitar. It also features adaptive tone, compression, de-essing, and gating. For vocals, it features harmony, echo, and reverb, and for guitar, it features chorus, reverb, and echo. For more information, contact Intellimix: 514-457-9663, FAX 514-457-0575, salesinfo@intellimix.com, www.intellimix.com. CANADIAN MUSIC TRADE 73