Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 Quick Overview

Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000
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The Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 is a new professional controller with full-sized jog wheels, a standalone 4 channel mixer with sound effects and beat effects. It works with Rekordbox DJ and it’s quite compact, just a little bit bigger than a DDJ-RX!

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IN SHORT
  • Price range*: $$$$(check current price)
  • Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ
  • More info: Pioneer DJ product page
  • Bottomline: A game changer from Pioneer, DJ briging top professional features to an affordable price range.
*Price Ranges in USD: 300:$  300-500:$$  500-1000:$$$  1000-2000:$$$$  2000+:$$$$$

The Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 is a game changer. It’s the first controller from Pioneer DJ to feature high-resolution LCD screens in the middle of the jog wheel. The idea is not new, Denon and Numark have come out with controllers and the Denon DJ SC5000 media player that have similar LCD screens built into the jog wheel. But Pioneer DJ goes a bit further and includes waveforms shown on the screens.

The jog wheels are same size and type as on the CDJ-2000NX2. The mixer is a true mini DJM-750 MK2, with 4 channels, sound color effects and even on board beat effects.

Overall, the DJM-1000 makes the transition from DJ controller to professional club DJ gear much easier. As such, it’s the ideal controller to train on, if you can accept it still needs a computer to work.

PROS CONS
  • Big sized jog wheel with LCD screens
  • 4 channel hardware mixer, with sound-color effects and beat effects
  • Compact size
  • Affordable price
  • None

Features & Specifications

  • Portable DJ controller with club-style layout: All the buttons and knobs on the DDJ-1000 are arranged in the same layout as those on our club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 set-up. The jog wheels are inherited directly from the CDJ-2000NXS2, so they look and feel familiar to use. As a result, using rekordbox DJ with the DDJ-1000 creates the same experience as playing from USB drives with an NXS2 set-up. The DJ controller is compact and portable, too, so you can easily take it wherever you go.
  • Color On Jog Display for quick reference and accurate performances: A high-definition LCD screen in the center of each jog wheel displays information such as playback time, BPM, waveform, playback position and Hot Cue and Loop points. You can customise the information you want to see, so there’s no need to look at your laptop during a mix or scratch routine.
  • 14 Beat FX including new additions: The DDJ-1000 is loaded with all ten popular Beat FX from our DJM mixer series plus four new FX for adding creative flair and texture to your sets. You can instantly reference BPM and the name of the selected FX without looking at your laptop thanks to the dedicated Beat FX display.
    • New FX:
      • Enigma Jet, Mobius Saw, Mobius Triangle – FX that add sound with a feeling of infinite rising or descending
      • Low Cut Echo – echo-derived effect that cuts low frequencies of the echo sound
  • Improved MAGVEL FADER: The DDJ-1000 features a new MAGVEL FADER crossfader, which inherits the design architecture of the renowned MAGVEL FADER PRO from the DJM-S9 professional battle mixer. Highly durable for more than 10 million movements, the new MAGVEL FADER enables complicated, intricate performances with a smooth feel. Plus, we’ve refined the software processing for jog wheel and crossfader operation to significantly reduce latency, so scratching feels more intuitive than ever.
  • Multiple input/outputs enable different set-ups: DJ changeovers are a breeze for rekordbox DJ users thanks to the two USB ports for PC/Mac. The DDJ-1000 has four external input terminals for DJ players and analog turntables, plus two Mic inputs. You can also use the DDJ-1000 as a stand-alone DJ mixer without connecting a PC/Mac.
  • Other features:
      • Multicolored Performance Pads – tactile illuminated rubber pads trigger Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Keyboard Mode and more
      • Feeling adjust – customise the feeling of the jog wheel
      • Advanced Super-Fast Search – quickly reach any playback position
    • Page – switch between Hot Cues 1-8 and 9-16
    • Key Shift and Key Sync buttons – direct control of rekordbox DJ key-related features
    • Sound Color FX – enhance your sets with the four popular FX from the DJM mixers
    • Aluminum/acrylic-finished top panel – for a quality look and feel
    • Lightweight and portable
    • rekordbox DVS ready – requires the rekordbox DVS Plus Pack license key and dedicated Control Vinyl (both available separately)

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IN SHORT
  • Price range*: $$$$(check current price)
  • Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ
  • More info: Pioneer DJ product page
  • Bottomline: A game changer from Pioneer, DJ briging top professional features to an affordable price range.
*Price Ranges in USD: 300:$  300-500:$$  500-1000:$$$  1000-2000:$$$$  2000+:$$$$$

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