Introducing the 6-channel DJM-V10; a new breed of professional DJ mixer, built to enable DJs to craft new soundscapes from multiple audio sources.
When we started developing the DJM-V10, we challenged ourselves to create a versatile sound that would bring out the best in all genres of music. The audio had to be delicately balanced, offering both warmth and clarity. While building numerous prototypes we tried out various components and performed test after test, making refinements every time until we achieved something special. Every detail in the music can be heard and, because the sound is deep and warm, you can listen for hours without getting ear fatigue – no matter what kind of music you play.
For the first time ever, we built in a 4-band EQ to enable you to independently control distinct elements of the music, e.g. kick drums and bass. We setup a club-style sound system for testing the audio as we built each frequency band from scratch, using a variety of music styles for reference. Listening to feedback from DJs, we carefully adjusted the curve of each band and created highs and lows that you can fully kill, and two sharpened mid ranges.
To help DJs assemble custom setups and get creative with external hardware during their sets, we built an expanded send/return section. The design is tailored to work seamlessly with instruments and guitar pedals as well as FX units. We also added built-in Send/Return FX which are perfect for making nuanced adjustments to the audio, so you can create sounds that naturally blend with the music. After much research and testing, we decided on a selection of FX that work well for live remixing, enhancing sounds from external equipment without overpowering them or feeling unnatural.
Once you’ve carefully sculpted your mix using the fader and 4-band EQ on each channel, you can drastically change or make fine adjustments to the whole sound using the new master isolator. During in-depth analysis we examined not only the finished sound when you settle on your final mix, but also how the sound changes as you tweak each range. The oversized dials express the dynamism of the feature, so you can grab them and hype up the crowd with dramatic changes to the music.
We built a prototype channel fader, tested it, and went back to the drawing board more than 40 times. We wanted the finished part to be perfect and we believe the work paid off. The channel faders on the DJM-V10 feel just right in your fingertips; comfortable to grasp, nicely weighted, and smooth to move. You can make tiny adjustments to the sound by moving the faders in 1mm increments, or you can quickly flick them all the way from top to bottom, knowing their sturdy construction will stand up to the most energetic performance.
The DJM-V10 is packed with professional features, but we wanted it to be easy to use. So, we adjusted the thickness of the printed lines by 0.1mm, and we grouped many of the controls into clear sections to make the features intuitive to use. Our aim was to create a “blank canvas” that gives you creative freedom by providing a variety of features in a clean, lean layout. Despite its simple look, we were obsessive about every tiny detail of the design because we wanted the mixer to embody the warm audio it produces. Finally, we achieved this by unifying its look with warm colors.