The art of sound: introducing the Pioneer DJ Opus-Quad
Today, Pioneer DJ have released a brand new all-in-one 4 channel DJ controller, the PioneerDJ Opus Quad.
The OPUS-QUAD is a all-in-one DJ system designed for professionals, allowing them to take full control of their music just like an orchestra conductor. With a perfect blend of stunning aesthetics and functionality, it boasts many advanced features such as independent 4-deck playback, delivering an exceptional DJing experience that can captivate audiences in any setting. This unit is a must-have for DJs who take their kit on the road, and venues seeking a professional, elegant looking and sophisticated setup that can elevate the audience’s engagement will love this all-in-one unit.
Right away, you’ll notice the OPUS-QUAD has a unique look. With a radiating shape that features a sloping top plate and curved edge at the front, it’s designed to not only look sophisticated, but also to enable comfortable and intuitive operation. And, with a matte black finish and earth-colored slits on the front and sides, the unit can enhance the aesthetics of any environment. For the first time ever on a Pioneer DJ all-in-one DJ system, the OPUS-QUAD offers standalone 4-deck playback
to enable versatile DJ performances. And with support for various media types, it gives you total flexibility to adapt to each scenario and play the way you like.
Got an urgent song request? You can find tracks in even the biggest music libraries faster than ever, thanks to the large touch display and new rotary selector on the OPUS-QUAD, which enable you to select songs that fit the occasion. The layout of the deck sections is designed to make performing comfortable and easy too, and each one has a display so you can keep an eye on the track information for each deck without needing to switch your gaze. And with zone output, you even have the option to output sound that’s separate from the master audio, giving you the choice of playing different music genres in different rooms of a venue from just one unit. This, combined with all the evolved features and effects on the unit, gives you more flexibility and greater control of the music.
Key Features of the PioneerDJ Opus-Quad:
Harmony between brand-new beautiful design and playability
The OPUS-QUAD introduces a completely fresh approach to DJ equipment that harmonizes design and playability. Raising the level of elegance in musical direction and the space the music fills, it helps create a special experience for your audience. With a matte black finish and earth-colored slits on the front and sides, the unit can enhance the aesthetics of any environment. The product is sloped at a 5-degree angle and the front edge is rounded, making it more comfortable to rest your hands on, and the dimples and textured finish on the outer and top parts of the jogs add to the aesthetics while giving you a perfect grip. The colors of the lights on the jog rings match the customizable colours you’ve assigned to the decks so you always know which is playing. All this combines to help you play comfortably, deliver your best performances, and inspire your audience.
Standalone 4-deck playback for versatile DJ performances
The OPUS-QUAD offers standalone 4-deck playback for versatile DJ performances. This means you can play 4 tracks on 4 different decks simultaneously, cue up tracks in advance, or leave a deck free for dropping requests into your set at a moment’s notice – all with just one unit. You can also assign a different color to each deck, which is matched by the jog ring illumination, so you’ll always know which deck you’re playing with.
Easy-to-use professional effects
The evolved effects on the OPUS-QUAD make it easy to add texture and tension to the music so you can hype up the crowd and personalize your sound with Beat FX. The XY-Pad makes it easy to control features such as FX Bank and channel select, as Beat FX parameters and the cut-off frequency of the filter are controlled by movement on the X and Y-axis respectively, so you can blend both effects with a single finger. With the popular Smooth Echo feature, you can easily trigger an echo sound by moving a fader or knob you’ve pre-assigned to apply the effect when it’s turned on. Each channel also has Sound Color FX, giving you even more possibilities when creating different sounds to wow your audience.
Support for multiple media sources to match different playing styles
How do you like to play? From USB thumb drives or huge SSD drives? By plugging in your PC/Mac that’s running DJ software? By connecting via Wi-Fi ® to wirelessly play tracks from your smartphone using rekordbox (from April 2023), or by using rekordbox Cloud Direct Play , you can draw from various music libraries with just 1 OPUS-QUAD and you can even pair a mobile device via Bluetooth ®/MD wireless technology – perfect if you want to quickly drop a request into your set. The unit features 4 USB inputs in total: 1 x USB Type-C port for connecting the latest devices, a PC/Mac, or, in some cases, a mobile device; 1 x USB Type-A (3.2) port on the rear panel for rapid communication with an SSD drive or similar device; and 2 x standard USB Type-A ports on the top panel.
Rapid and accurate track search – even from the biggest collections
Find your tracks faster and more accurately than ever before with the freshly designed user interface with an electrostatic touch module. No matter how big your music library is, you can use the 10.1″ touch screen to quickly search for songs via the keyboard or use Playlist Bank for quick navigation between playlists. With Touch Preview, you can even preview tracks while browsing. The new Smart Rotary Selector offers a joystick-like experience with left/right, up/down, rotation, and push control. And the other browsing controls are neatly arranged around the selector so you can scour your music collection and preview and load tracks without moving your hand.
Optimized deck configuration and new Smart Cue
Take control of the music with a slick deck layout that includes a deck display and 8 Hot Cue buttons above each full-size jog wheel. With this arrangement, you don’t need to switch your gaze when manipulating tracks or checking things such as the track information, parameter, and status of each function. And with the new Smart Cue feature, you can automatically overwrite the current cue position with recalled Hot Cues. This makes it much quicker and more intuitive than ever before to use Hot Cues with one touch.
High-quality comfortable sound
Designed to meet the needs of the increasingly diverse DJ scene, the OPUS-QUAD produces high-quality sound that’s comfortable to listen to for long periods of time. The configuration of the unit eliminates transmission loss and AD-DA conversion loss and it’s loaded with a high-quality 32-bit D/A converter from ESS Technology. As a result, wherever you play on the OPUS-QUAD, the entire venue is gently enveloped by a comfortable sound that enhances the spatial experience.
Zone output for playing different music in different spaces
Thanks to the zone output – which can output sound that’s separate from the master – you can play different music in different rooms from just 1 OPUS-QUAD. For example, you could connect a phone to the unit via Bluetooth and set a playlist of background music to play quietly in a bar area or second room where people are socializing while you mix tracks from a USB device in the main room.
rekordbox and Serato compatibility
Plug-and-play compatibility for rekordbox Performance mode and Serato DJ Pro (Serato support coming in summer 2023) is included with the OPUS-QUAD. You can simply plug in your PC/Mac running either application to get started – there’s no need for a license or subscription. If you use rekordbox, you can connect to the rekordbox for iOS/Android mobile app (from April 2023) too. To use the system with rekordbox for free, click here to install the PC/Mac version of the software.