The MEP-7000, which is the latest new equipment release from Pioneer is now available from online retailers and shops across the UK and is aimed squarely at professional mobile DJs. MEP stands for ‘Multi Entertainment Player’, with the new unit supporting playback from traditional discs, USB storage devices and also control over software based DJ applications.
Offering a flexible high quality solution specifically with digital music in mind, the MEP-7000 is compact and easy to transport, yet inherits the basic functions and features from the popular CDJ series of CD Decks. The unit enables users to play MP3/AAC files stored on various memory formats, along with playback of music from conventional media such as CD/CD-ROM/DVD-ROM discs. The system can also be setup to playback and mix music automatically using playlists, which is perfect for the early evening and buffet break segments of a mobile DJ’s working night.
A key new feature is the 4.3-inch colour LCD screen that gives clear accurate information, allowing intuitive and easy menu navigation. The MEP-7000 also transforms into a Karaoke playback device when a CD-G disc is inserted, the video content is displayed on the LCD screen, but can also be fed to external monitors using the composite video output terminal.
The MEP-7000 comprises of two separate rack mount units, a control interface (also available separately as the SEP-C1) and a twin disc / USB drive. The SEP-C1 works as a software controller when used in conjunction with compatible software such as the bundled “DJS” from Pioneer. This allows the user to manage and control playback of audio files stored on their computer, to give full scale DJ performance without the need for a mouse or keyboard.
Look out for a full review in a future issue of Pro Mobile.