Pioneer Launch New DJM-2000 Mixer
The art of DJing is now in the digital age, and the next generation of DJ mixers needs to keep pace. The brand new DJM-2000 is Pioneer’s most powerful performance mixer and is the perfect match for the brand’s flagship CDJ-2000 digital decks.
With an innovative touch screen and arsenal of remixing FX, the DJM-2000 offers no less than six individual effects processors that lay the foundation for hundreds of music manipulation combinations, so a DJ can always create their own unique sound. The new mixer takes advanced features – thought only possible in software – and reinvents them in the physical world, while maintaining an intuitive layout that will feel natural to existing Pioneer DJM users.
The top of the range new mixer has been developed with the help of a number of international DJs. James Zabiela, Roger Sanchez, Eddie Halliwell, Tom Middleton, the Swedish House Mafia, Paul Woolford, John ‘00’ Fleming and Radio 1’s hard dance darling Kutski have all tested out the DJM-2000 at various stages of development – giving it the ultimate stamp of approval. The DJM-2000 mixer, in conjunction with the CDJ-2000, offers a new performance orientated platform for the increasingly futuristic artform as the next ten years unfold.
Taking the best DNA from Pioneer’s other top end mixers and with other major enhancements, the DJM-2000 represents a new approach to mixing never seen before. It has effectively built in the technology of the EFX-1000, removing the need for an external effects unit along with touch screen technology from the SVM-1000.
"The DJM-2000 integrates seamlessly with the new CDJ-2000 / CDJ-900 and takes the pleasure and power of creative mixing up to new levels with less stress and better sound compared with previous offerings", comments Jason Pook, Product Development Manager, Pioneer Europe.
While inheriting the basic layout of their DJM series, Pioneer have come up with a larger interface positioned perfectly in the middle of the mixer. The very first 5.8” large LCD multi-touch panel allows the DJ to use touch panel effects whilst checking them visually. It also comes with beat effect and INST FX functions, which means the DJ can alter the sound spontaneously without having to connect to multiple devices – allowing for a more flexible and unique performance.
Another highlight of the INST effects is that they are available individually on each of the four channels. They offer more accurate control of filters, and the Hi Mid and Low EQ on each channel can be switched to make them Isolators – giving the DJ more choice.
The ProDJ Link function provides the DJM-2000 with a new level of connectivity, allowing up to four CDJ-2000s / CDJ-900s to be connected to the mixer via LAN cable and two laptops running rekordbox to be connected via USB. Music libraries from all of the devices can then be shared across all decks giving DJs maximum access to their music. The CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900’s HID control of DJ software allows virtual decks to be manipulated without time-code vinyl, and now the DJM-2000 further simplifies connectivity directly to a DJ’s Mac or PC by having a soundcard built in.
‘The DJM-2000 really is the final component of the ultimate professional DJ booth setup, complimenting the CDJ-2000 just perfectly. With the ProDJ link, touch screen and components such as Inst FX, the artform of DJing has been reinvigorated”, commented Mark Grotefeld, Head of Marketing, Pioneer Europe.