Pioneer Adds to DJM Pro Mixer Line

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Long Beach, Calif. - Pioneer Electronics' professional sound and visual division introduced the latest addition to its line of DJM mixers.

The DJM-2000 professional mixer is billed as being compatible with any digital media player, as well as the first to feature 5.8-inch multi-touch screen effects.

It features a sectioned layout. The top center section has its EFX capabilities, and located on each side of the middle section is its audio mixing controls for connection of up to four digital or USB sources. Across the middle section, Pioneer added new INST FX (Instant Instrument FX) functions that allow DJs to further alter and create more sound effects, the company said. Finally, the bottom center of the mixer has a large LCD touch display that provides DJs a window for remixing beats and adding effects.

Three different performance modes are available, including Frequency mix, which reportedly enables more precise mixing within seven frequency ranges; Sidechain remix, which lets DJs create seven different dynamic audio effects with touches and movements on the screen; and MIDI mode, which lets users assign various controls displayed on the LCD screen to control DJ software via MIDI. Four types of MIDI modes are available for more performance flexibility.

Other features include Evolved Beat Effects, effect frequency knobs, INST FX with six additional audio effects, Pro DJ Link, and a Live Sampler capability that allows the sound from a microphone or from the master output to be recorded directly into the mixer. The "sampled" sound can instantly be transferred via LAN cable to a CDJ-2000/900 for scratching, Pioneer said.

It will be available in June for a $2,999 suggested retail.


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