Shortly before winter NAMM 2020, there was a bang from PioneerDJ had launched a new flagship DJ mixer, the DJM-V10. The Pioneer DJ controller breaks the common Pioneer 4-channel layout and beams the manufacturer’s mixer line-up into a new era. The desk comes with a full 6 channels, new FX, double send/return, and multi I/Os and now uses a 4-band EQ as standard. There are also revised filters, compressors, and a number of technical innovations. A DIN MIDI socket is also on board again.
As some DJs are known to never use the crossfader, Pioneer has omitted this on the DJM-V10-LF and instead extended the channel faders from 45 mm to 60 mm, which allows more space and more precise volume control. There are also brand new fader curve settings, the faders have been weighted accordingly. Otherwise, the DJM-V10-LF corresponds to the original model, which was introduced in January.
Pioneer DJ DJM-V10-LF support CDJs, turntables, and other devices with line signals can also be connected to the 6-channels. With the help of the specially developed 4-band EQs, the sound can be adapted to your own wishes. Treble and bass can be completely hidden to build a mix, for example, only with the two middle bands – with their own curve. The brand new filter works as a high or low pass filter and can be perfectly controlled via a controller in the respective channel. If you turn the control from left to right, the sound changes and gives every track that special kick.
Audio signals can be sent to one of the four integrated FX and also to two external effects devices. If you connect effect devices, guitar effect pedals, or other devices to the mixer, a very individual setup is created in no time, which opens up completely new performance possibilities. The effect signals can either be fed back directly into the respective channel or into the master output. If the effect signal is fed back to a separate channel, it can be further processed with EQ and filter. If you connect a smartphone via MULTI I/O, you can even integrate selected smartphone apps into your performance.