In what can only be interpreted as excellent news for the future of the entertainment industry, Pioneer DJ has reported a major spike in entry-level DJ controller sales during lockdown.
Both the Pioneer DDJ-200 and DDJ-400 have been selling in record numbers, suggesting aspiring DJs across the UK have been doing what they can to make the best of a bad situation.
Compared to the same time last year, sales of the DDJ-200 and DDJ-400 are both way higher and have outperformed all reasonable projections.
Pioneer’s Ultra-Popular Entry-Level Controllers
Both available at bargain prices, the DDJ-200 and DDJ-400 combine pretty much everything needed to learn the basics of DJing at home. Cheap they may be, but they are also packed with enough top-shelf features and functionalities to put on an impressive live performance.
At least, in the sense of turning your lounge or bedroom into your own private nightclub.
The Pioneer DDJ-200 has been a popular choice since its debut, enabling aspiring DJs to play and mix tracks directly from laptops and smartphones. Taking things a step further, the DDJ-400 has a familiar layout and set-up to Pioneer’s club-standard hardware, with more advanced features and plenty of onboard effects to play with.
Prices start from as little as £140 for the DDJ-200 and £250 for the DDJ-400, so taking that first big step toward becoming an accomplished DJ has never been so affordable.
The Next Generation of DJs
Two periods of lockdown within the same year could very well breed a new generation of DJs for the entertainment industry – many of whom may never have set their sights on the sector otherwise.
In a recent interview with Mixmag, Pioneer DJ stated that its DDJ-200 and DDJ-400 are the perfect starting points for those with big dreams but no existing frame of reference to go by.
“Entry level DJ equipment is a great starting point for so many DJs. Picking the right equipment when you don’t know where to start can be really daunting. To help make it easier we have equipment like the DDJ-200 and DDJ-400 on the market. These products are the perfect pieces of gear to start your hobby/career, especially when you have little to know experience of being in front of decks or a controller,” said Pioneer DJ when contacted by Mixmag.
Mixmag went a step further by asking Pioneer DJ directly for its advice for aspiring DJs, regarding what today’s back-bedroom amateurs can do to become the stars of the future.
“Figure out what type of user you are. Are you more of a hobbyist who wants to play around with music and mix occasionally? Do you want to connect it to your phone, or are you seriously considering getting in to DJing as a hobby and would like to use professional DJ software and hardware? If it’s the former the DDJ-200 is perfect for you,” commented Pioneer DJ.
Both the Pioneer DDJ-200 and DDJ-400 are available from djkit at a guaranteed UK-low price and with free shipping to any mainland UK address. Check out the official product pages of both controllers using the following links: Pioneer DDJ-200 and Pioneer DDJ-400.