Pioneer today unveiled the latest addition to its family of DJ compact disc players, the MEP-7000 Professional Multi-Entertainment Player and the SEP-C1 Professional Software Entertainment Controller.
"Both the MEP-7000 and SEP-C1 correspond to the trend of laptops being utilized by professional DJs," said Matt Dever, vice president for Pioneer?s Professional Sound and Visual Division.
The MEP-7000 is a compact Professional Multi-Entertainment Player inheriting the basic functions and operability of the Pioneer CDJ series turntables. In addition to playback of conventional music from CD/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs, the MEP-7000 enables users to play MP3/AAC files stored on various memory media formats. The dual-player is convenient for DJs performing in an environment where space dedicated for the jock is limited and flexible media playback is a must.
The SEP-C1 Professional Software Entertainment Controller is a dual MP3 music controller which allows the user to manage and control playback of audio files stored on a PC. It emulates the full-scale DJ performance of the CDJ series operability without the need of a mouse or keyboard.
The MEP-7000 and SEP-C1 will be available in June with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $2,299 and $1,199, respectively.