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Pioneer DJ revolutionizes Vinyl DJing with new PLX-CRSS12 Direct Drive Turntable

Pioneer DJ has just announced the PLX-CRSS12, a groundbreaking new direct drive turntable that combines analog vinyl playback with digital vinyl system (DVS) control in one deck. As the world’s first turntable to offer both technologies, the PLX-CRSS12 is set to change the game for DJs who want the creative freedom of vinyl with the convenience of digital.


The key innovation that sets the PLX-CRSS12 apart is its tone-arm-free DVS control system. Using Pioneer DJ’s new MAGVEL CLAMP to hold records firmly in place, the platter can directly control digital audio files without the need for a tonearm and stylus. This eliminates skipping that can occur when scratching with DVS, providing a true vinyl feel. When playing regular records, the PLX-CRSS12 functions just like Pioneer’s popular PLX-1000 turntable.


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DJs can quickly adjust the virtual “weight” of a record using a dial on the MAGVEL CLAMP, allowing effortless transitions between different feel preferences without changing slipmats. There is also customizable torque control for dialing in platter startup speed, as well as adjustable stopping speed for everything from sharp cuts to gradual fade-outs.


The PLX-CRSS12 inherits the premium build quality and sound reproduction of the PLX-1000 but adds new features for digital DJing, including 4 performance pads below the platter for triggering cues, loops, and samples. An OLED display provides key information like BPM and deck number when connected via USB to DJ software.


With its hybrid analog/digital design, customizable controls, and integration with leading DJ software like Serato DJ Pro and Rekordbox, the PLX-CRSS12 unlocks new levels of performance and creativity for progressive DJs. Pioneer DJ has once again driven innovation in DJ technology, this time bridging the gap between vinyl purists and digital enthusiasts. For DJs who want the best of both worlds, the PLX-CRSS12 is the new gold standard.



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Hemant has been actively involved in the dance music industry with over 3 years of experience. Currently working as a Project Manager and heading the We Rave You Tech division. Get in touch via email.