Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000
The Pioneer DDJ-1000 is a professional 4-channel USB DJ controller that utilises rekordbox and has been designed to work with the latest features of rekordbox (version 5.1) including automix for smooth and natural automatic mixing and advanced related tracks which is the upgraded popular related tracks feature of rekordbox. The DDJ-1000 also features new fx for you to use (Enigma Jet, Mobius Saw, Mobius Triangle and Low Cut Echo) when mixing along with an improved magvel crossfader.
The DDJ-1000 offers the ideal solution if you want to play at events and party venues other than clubs thanks to its easy portability and brand-new user interface, which is similar to the familiar multi player/DJM club-standard set-up. Its professional features include full size jog wheels inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS2 with added On Jog Display so you can keep an eye on important track information without looking at your laptop. Bring creative flair to your mixes with 14 Beat FX and use the 16 multicoloured Performance Pads (8 per deck) to trigger various features including Hot Cues, Pad FX and Keyboard Mode, which enables you to play a Hot Cue in different semitones. This allows you to improvise with sounds and create musical phrases as if you were playing on the keyboard of a synthesiser or other instrument.
The significantly updated version of rekordbox includes enhancements to the Related Tracks feature, adding more options for quickly finding tracks that are well matched with the one youre playing. And the improved rekordbox dj Plus Pack brings new additions such as Automix, which uses the softwares upgraded track analysis to automatically and seamlessly mix tracks.
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 a NXS2 set-up. The DJ controller is compact and portable, too, so you can easily take it wherever you go.
Colour On Jog Display for quick reference and accurate performances
A high-definition LCD screen in the centre 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 theres 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.
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, weve 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.
Pioneer DDJ-1000 Features:
- Multicoloured 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
- Aluminium/acrylic-finished top panel for a quality look and feel
- Lightweight and portable
- rekordbox dvs ready requires the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack licence key and dedicated Control Vinyl (both available separately)
Key Features of Rekordbox Ver 5.1:
- Automix for smooth and natural automatic mixing
Drop tracks into an Automix playlist and rekordbox dj will mix them accurately and smoothly. Phrases in a track are now detected by the newly developed phrase analysis algorithm in the track analysis section of rekordboxs KORETECH engine. In addition to the phrase information, Automix uses track information such as beat position, BPM and key to make mixes sound natural. You can scratch, apply FX and change the order of tracks during Automix.
- Advanced Related Tracks feature brings more detailed search criteria
The popular Related Tracks feature which displays tracks that are well matched with the one youre currently playing has been significantly upgraded. You can easily find even more relevant tracks using increased search criteria such as artists, comments and file formats, and you can save your custom criteria and call it up at any time. This feature is highly useful for creating unique sets from tracks you might not have otherwise thought to mix together.
Pioneer DDJ-1000 Specifications:
- Frequency Characteristic: 20 Hz to 20 kHz (LINE)
- S/N Ratio: 114 dB (USB)
- Inputs: LINE/PHONO Χ 2 (RCA), LINE Χ 2(RCA), MIC Χ 2(1x XLR & 1/4-inch TRS jack, 1x 1/4-inch TRS jack)
- Outputs: MASTER Χ 2 (XLR Χ 1, RCA x 1), BOOTH OUT Χ 1(1/4-inch TRS jack), PHONES Χ 2 (1/4-inch stereo jack Χ 1, 3.5-mm stereo mini-jack Χ 1)
- USB: USB (Type B) x 2
- Included: AC adaptor, Power cord, USB cable, Quick Start Guide, rekordbox dj licence key card
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 708.0 Χ 361.4 Χ 73.4 mm
- Weight: 6kg
- Compatible OS MAC: acOS High Sierra 10.13 (updated to the latest version), macOS Sierra 10.12 (updated to the latest version), OS X 10.11, 10.10 (updated to the latest version)
- Compatible OS Windows: Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (the latest service pack)
- CPU: Intel processor Core i7, i5, i3 / Intel processor Core 2 Duo: 2.0GHz or above
- Memory: 4 GB or more of RAM
I've not been disappointed at all with anything, and I'm pretty sure everyone would approve of the sampler and ability to pull out loops and then reuse at any point, just like a track loop as its so easy to use. Only downside is copyright prevents you doing even the smallest sample directly from Beatport tracks. and yes, although when I wrote this, its only possible in the beta of Rekordbox DJ you can play stream tracks straight from Beatport just the same as if they were your tracks. The controller itself is well built not quite the same standard as the classic club layouts DJM and 2000 NXS's but far behind and perfectly fine for regular gig or bedroom Dj's. I was looking at the Denon Prime 4 but went for this mainly due to its wide spread support and use. The mixer alone is excellent aside from players, Unless you were downgrading from some very high end kit I can't see too many people being disappointed with this. Overall impression as my title " Typical Pioneer" it does what you expect of it perfectly no unnecessary bells or whistle and nothing missing that you'd normally need. 5 stars
This was the toss up between the XDJ-RX2 or The DDJ-1000 and after watching hours of reviews and reading about the two. The DDJ-1000 win me over. Once received I updated the firmware and download the drivers. Works a dream on Rekord Box DJ and VDJ2018 and the feel of the jog wheels are just like the Nexus CDJ2000. Amazing functionality and brilliant to use.