Pioneer DJM 1000

The Phonographist Jan 18, 2005

  1. The Phonographist

    The Phonographist www.lucidoxford.com

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    A new rival for A& H ?


    PIONEER INTRODUCES PROFESSIONAL DJ MIXER



    LONG BEACH (January 17, 2005) – 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 Pioneer’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.

    “We continue to see the growth in the DJ market and the need for creating professional products as well as innovative products,†said Karl Detken, director of product planning for professional audio products at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Pioneer 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 Pioneer’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 DJ’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 Pioneer’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 manufacturer’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.
     
  2. Crispy

    Crispy Fried for too long

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    Jon Kenobi So uncivilised

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    I'm sold......how much?
     
  4. The Phonographist

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    I dont think its been annouced yet.

    I guess about a grand though
     
  5. Fushion Julz

    Fushion Julz Sound Bod

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    Until Pioneer sort out their build quality and their output gains/indicators, then this is not a A&H competitor...more, perhaps, a Vestax type thing...

    To my mind I have only found a few DJ mixers up to the job of use on a large system or in a club:

    A&H Xone32, Xone62, Xone92 and Xone 464
    Formula Sound FSM400, FSM600 and the PM90/PM100
    Behringer DX1000 (now deceased)
    Eclar HAK models (for scratch DJs)
    and the new Denon DX1500 looks the part (and is a lot cheaper than this)
     
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    Rorymonster Jaberwookie

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    I like the sound of the midi out though, so all your fx, samplers, synths or whatever are in time automatically. That would be lots of fun.
     
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    :cooljump: :Grin:
     
  8. norty303

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    Thats a very strong opinion about a product you haven't seen/used (or have you?) It looks like Pioneer have addressed a few of the things people didn't like about the 500/600 such as x-fade assigns and it certainly has the look/layout of a more traditional install mixer. I'm reserving judgement, but then i didn't have too many issues with the 500/600 anyway.
     
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    Fushion Julz Sound Bod

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    well, it is fair to say I haven't used or seen *this* Pioneer item...But I have experienced loads of others including the 300, 500 and 600 mixers...all are shite, really, compared to A&H anyway....

    I know you like the 600....fair enough...You'll learn when you have to have it fixed what the pitfalls of Pioneer are....You might get lucky and it might never need parts or a new crossfader....

    But I find Pioneer's service truly disgraceful in comparison to almost anyone elses...

    As for judging the product in advance:
    If you buy a car, say a KIA, you know, even if the car is new, what the overall standard is like on the basis of all their past models...On the other hand, buy a Mercedes and you know that it will be good and if it isn't, Mercedes will be keen to sort it out [/analogy]
     
  10. The Phonographist

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    What that you say Julz ? You dont like Pioneer ? :Grin:
     
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    Fushion Julz Sound Bod

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    Pioneer "the company" are truly shite.....can't think of another pro-sound company that is as bad on service or price of service/parts...

    The product is acceptable, though PROVIDED it never fails....
    Sure there are better (and worse) on the market, but a poor product isn't a cause for slagging...Plenty of people bought 1970/80s Skodas! At least they fixed them cheaply and they were cheap to start with!
     
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    Plank! The Sound Faery

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    Hmmmm... I see a HUGE problem with this thing. It's digital!
    DJ's the world over are renowned for abusing levels when mixing - Digital sounds SHITE when clipped.
    For anyone at Glade, the sound problems in the break beat tent on the Friday (searing mids/tops and fuck all bass) were down to the DJ's pushing the digital Denon mixer too hard.
    Until a universal cure for DJ's is developed this mixer will NEVER be connected to one of my rigs.
     
  13. The Phonographist

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    To be fair though. Thats the fault of the DJs not the mixer. But I definately see where you're coming from. Think I'd be the same if I had a quality sound system. :Smile3:
     
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    Ruskin will smack you one

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    (sorry, :offtopic: )

    Will someone in the know please reccomend what, in your view, is the best 2/3 channel mixer for up to £200 at the moment... for a beginner (with a view to take it seriously).
     
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    on topic: i just saw the djm 1000 listed on decks.co.uk as available soon for £2000. thats a bit crazy isnt it?! when news of this mixer hit, i didnt think it would be significantly more than A&H Xone 92. probably less or about the same to be competitive. but this is just insane.

    off topic: recommendations from the peeps in the dj booth on tranceaddict.com forums (they really like vestax mixers down there...i wonder when they'll start making mixers that are built to operate upside down, on axis or in mid air...)

    vestax PCV180 (£199. cut down version of PCV275)
    vestax vmc004 (£199. bare bones. built like a tank though)
    numark DXM06 (£175. FX, kills. not built as well as the above 2)
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    Of course, it could be a blessing in disguise... maybe aversion therapy is the only thing to get DJ's to leave the sodding gain knob alone! :Wink3:

    J.
     
  17. ChrisCabbage

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    Being in the red is bad, bad, bad, bad!

    I've been using a digital mixer for a few years now (Red-Sound Infader).

    If you *tell* the DJ that the red clipping light is really, really *BAD*, he/she actually seems to take notice.

    It's the only thing that's every stopped our techno resident (RAW) from pushing the levels. I made him totally paranoid about the clipping light!

    :Grin:
     
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    Actually - the gain knobs are usually the best (sometimes only) way to get a visual *level* since on most mixers, the level indicators are PFL.
     
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    JPsychodelicacy Studio Elf

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    True - problem is that 99% of DJs abuse it... :no:

    J.
     
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