A new rival for A& H ? PIONEER INTRODUCES PROFESSIONAL DJ MIXER LONG BEACH (January 17, 2005) â€“ Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. introduced today the DJM-1000 professional DJ mixer, which incorporates suggestions from world-renowned DJs resulting in a mixer with high quality audio, improved functionality and increased user-friendliness. The DJM-1000 uses Pioneerâ€™s expertise in audio technology to create a high-end unit that is easily connected to other equipment like samplers, effectors and digital turntables, enabling professional DJs to put on the best show possible. â€œWe continue to see the growth in the DJ market and the need for creating professional products as well as innovative products,â€ said Karl Detken, director of product planning for professional audio products at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. â€œPioneer remains committed to offering the high quality equipment demanded by professional DJs and clubs around the world. The DJM-1000 is an example of that commitment.â€ Pioneer utilized its long heritage in audio technology to create a high quality sound design for the DJM-1000. This mixer has 24-bit/96kHz digital sampling and a 32-bit/96kHz digital sound processor. Analog signals from LP turntables are digitized with the high quality audio-to-digital converter and mixed without deterioration of the sound quality. The unit has a rigid chassis to minimize unwanted vibrations and a strong power supply to create clear, powerful sound. The DJM-1000 has digital input-output terminals, making it compatible with Pioneerâ€™s CDJ-1000Mk2 and DVJ series of digital turntables. It is also easily connected to a DJ effector or sampler to give greater variety to a DJâ€™s performance. It also can be used for studio recording where high quality sound is required. Its three-band isolator allows the user to control the levels from +6dB to -8dB in each band. It also can be used to attenuate and accent partial bands. A 17 phase fader curve allows the user to adjust not only the curves of the cross fader but also the curves of the channel fader. -more- Pioneer Introduces Professional DJ Mixer / pg. 2 The DJM-1000 incorporates several industry firsts: - A new Sound Link / EFX Link function is used to control other Pioneer equipment via a link cable. - A BPM Synchronize Function, which synchronizes the BPMs of all attached equipment such as CDJs and EFX. - A Visual Link Button that allows the user to control the visual effects and fades of other visual equipment (such as an Edirol V4) with the Pioneer cross fader. The main fader volume control knob can be changed to a rotary knob for delicate sound volume control when mixing. An optional part (DJC-1000RV) is required to make this change, which can be completed in any of Pioneerâ€™s authorized service centers. Other features of the DJM-1000 include: - MIDI Out for operation of external equipment - Two Band Booth EQ for equalizing the booth monitor - Fader Start Play for CD player control on all six channels - Three Band Equalizer with Hi, Mid and Low settings in each channel to obtain dynamics of instrumental sound - Talk-Over Function, which will automatically turn down the volume level of the music when the microphone is in use - Peak Level Meter for all six channels to check source input levels The DJM-1000 will be available in Spring for a manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price: TBA Pioneer offers a complete line of Pro DJ Equipment through its Pro Audio Group. Pioneer offers a limited one-year warranty for Pro Audio products purchased from authorized dealers.