BEACH-Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., the world leader in
professional DJ equipment, today introduced Pioneer's first
Pro DJ rack mount mixer, the DJM-3000.
To ensure the widest possible
music-making flexibility, the DJM-3000 is equipped with an
industry-first Effect Mix Mode that
easily and accurately effects phrases in a
BPM-linked operation along with an improved auto beat
effector. Pioneer developed an industry first
effect that does a mix while doing a drum roll to
the beat of the music. Named ROLL, this effect joins ECHO
and ZIP as industry firsts for DJ equipment that
allow the DJ/Remixer to take his or her music to a unique new level.
For Remixers, Pioneer added
two digital outputs, each with a 20 bit/44.1kHz A/D converter for
clean digital transfers. For those Clubland Purists, Pioneer
also provides rotary dials sold separately for smooth club mixing.
the most accurate internal Beat Per Minute counter
in the industry. The Auto BPM Counter automatically
measures and digitally displays a track BPM (measurement
range: 70-139 / 91-180 / 70-180 / Manual) allowing the
user to merge one song into another smoothly.
Tapping on the TAP button enables the user to manually input BPMs of
tracks that are difficult to measure. DJs can now
see the music beat, making it faster and easier to mix tracks with
DJM-3000 incorporates all the effects of the DJM-600, including
Delay, Echo, Auto Pan, Flanger, Pitch
Shifter, Reverb, Auto-Transform, and Auto-Frequency
Filter. All of these unique features are auto BPM
effectable. Linked to BPM, the DJM-3000
can add effects to each input
(Chanel, Mic, and Master) independently.
The user can produce music that makes full use of high-level DJ
techniques by performing quick setting
with the Beat Unit Switch Button, adjusting
the precise time parameters, or controlling the balance
between the effect sounds and original sounds by varying the mix
ratio. Moreover, even when using the fader, it is
possible to leave just the effect sounds without linking to the BPM.
Connected to the CDJ and
CMX Series CD Players, the DJM-3000 can begin playback of
a tracking using the sliding cross fader or the channel
fader. It can mix tracks without creating
spaces by setting the stand-by track $B!G (Bs cue point and
performing a single-action cut-in. Since it
returns to the cue point via the back fader alone, sampler-style
playback is also possible. The cross fader also has a
selectable fader curve to fit all DJ styles.
The DJM-3000 is equipped
with a separate 3-band equalizer (HI/MID/LOW) for each
channel. This arrangement allows
the stress of the instrument sounds to be adjusted within
the range of 26dB to +12dB. The equalizer knobs are
durable and easy to adjust to fit any mixing needs.
will be available at the end of February for a
manufacturer suggested retail price of $1,099.
Other New Functions
Pioneer offers a complete
line of Pro DJ Equipment through its Pro Audio Group. Pro
Audio products have a one-year warranty
and are distributed nationally through distributors and retailers.
For more information: www.PioneerProDj.com