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New Pioneer Clubmixer DJM 2000

Discussion in 'General DJ Discussion' started by DjStrategy, Mar 10, 2010.

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  1. DjStrategy

    DjStrategy NI Product Owner

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    A new clubmixer by pioneer, the DJM-2000:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pyTM9xg0-s&feature=sub"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pyTM9xg0-s&feature=sub[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbRVxOQB8BY&feature=player_embedded"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbRVxOQB8BY&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

    more info, taken from Skratchworx:

    http://www.skratchworx.com/news3/comments.php?id=1445

    "US press release :

    PIONEER IS IN THE MIX WITH LATEST DJM MIXER
    Revolutionary DJM-2000 Features 5.8-inch Multi-Touch Screen, Advanced EFX and MIDI Control


    LONG BEACH, CA (March 10, 2010) – Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division, is again front and center of the DJ scene as a technology leader with the introduction of the DJM-2000 professional mixer providing new generation digital DJs the ability to creatively produce outstanding performances at an entirely new level. A perfect companion to Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 digital media players and compatible with any player in the market, the DJM-2000 is marked to be the pinnacle of mixers with technological advances that include the industry’s first 5.8-inch multi-touch1 screen effects, Evolved Beat Effects, Pro DJ Link and MIDI controls.

    “At the heart of DJing is the mixer and it’s absolutely essential to have the best product in your arsenal when you’re entertaining hundreds and even thousands of club goers. I’m confident that the DJM-2000 will be marked as the ‘go to’ audio mixer in the industry,” said Matt Dever, vice president of professional sound and visual division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

    Performance Driven
    For those DJs looking for a serious mixer that can greatly enhance their performance capabilities, Pioneer’s DJM-2000 will deliver incredible audio features and audio effects.

    Mixer Layout
    The DJM-2000 inherits a larger foot print than its predecessors to accommodate a sectioned layout of features as well as cosmetically match the latest Pioneer CDJ series of digital media players. On the top center section of the mixer resides its EFX capabilities to give DJs a bounty of digital effects. 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 which allow DJs to further alter and create more sound effects. And, at the bottom center of the mixer is a large LCD touch display that provides DJs a window for remixing beats and adding effects with the ease of a simple touch of the screen.

    Industry First Multi-Touch Panel
    A first in the industry for audio mixers(*1), the DJM-2000 incorporates a full-color 5.8-inch LCD multi-touch panel for adding audio effects. Users can simultaneously manipulate the displayed controls on the panel by touching different areas of the screen. Three different performance modes are available including;

    * Frequency mix - Enables more precise mixing within seven frequency ranges. For example, users can enhance the bass region within the music they’re mixing.

    * Sidechain remix – DJs can create seven different dynamic audio effects with touches and movements on the screen.

    * MIDI mode – Allows the user to 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.


    Evolved Beat Effects
    A section of the mixer resides an Evolved Beat Effects adopted from earlier versions of the DJM series of mixers to generate a multitude of sound effects. Numerous buttons were added for selecting multiple effects and beat parameters for additional performance capabilities. Further manipulation of the sound effects can be made using the Effect Frequency knobs that changes the low, mid and high frequency bands of the music. Turns of the knobs enhances the effects to each frequency band, i.e., an echo added specifically to the vocals of the music or a doubling of the hi-hat rhythm, providing incredible performance options.

    Instant Instrument FX
    The INST FX (Instant Instrument FX) provides six additional audio effects that include Noise, HPF, LPF, Jet, Zip and Crush. Each of the effects can be induced into the channel with a turn of the Filter knob. Additionally, the Parameter knob allows the effects to be fine tuned.

    Live Sampler
    A cool feature of the mixer is its Live Sampler capability which allows the sound from a microphone or from the MASTER(*2) 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.

    Pro DJ Link
    When used specifically with Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 or CDJ-900 turntables via Pro DJ Link, the DJM-2000 becomes an even more powerful musical tool. The mixer incorporates four Ethernet ports in the back of the unit allowing up to four of the most recent CDJ turntables to be connected (via LAN cables) while sharing only one music-filled SD card(*3) or USB storage device. In addition, up to two laptop computers pre-installed with Pioneer’s music management software rekordbox™ can be interfaced with the DJM-2000 via LAN cables, in cases that two DJs are transitioning for their individual performances.

    Link Monitor
    When linked with the CDJ-2000 player, the mixer informs the DJ of its connected status. The JOG rings of the turntable changes in color based on the current on-air(*4) status or channel number connection, providing quick visual indications to the DJ

    USB interface
    The DJM-2000 features a USB audio interface(*5) that allows direct computer connection without the need for an external sound card. Up to four audio sources can be assigned to each channel providing even more flexibility. For additional convenience, the MASTER output can be connected directly to a computer for recording(*6) of performances.

    Sound Quality
    Continuing the prestigious reputation of Pioneer mixers, the DJM-2000 provides excellent sound quality. By utilizing balanced hybrid op-amp and a perfectly balanced output circuit in the analog processing stage, Pioneer managed to significantly decrease induced noise resulting in a dynamic range of 107dB with 0.004% THD for an extremely clean and powerful sound.

    Additional features of the DJM-2000 includes:

    * Switching 3-Band EQ/Isolator - Equipped with a switching 3-band EQ (+6dB to -26dB) and 3-band Isolator (+6dB to -∞dB) on each channel

    * Digital In - Permits audio signal of each channel with no deterioration in sound quality

    * Fader Start Play - Connection with CDJ player(s) with PRO DJ LINK or control cable allows the mixer to start the turntable by switching faders

    * Talk Over - Lowers the volume of the music when a connected microphone is used

    * Peak Level Meter – Displays input levels at a glance

    * Cross fader Assign function - Allows the flexible assignment of the input on each channel to the cross fader

    * Fader Curve Adjust function - Allows changes to cross fader and channel fader curves


    Specifications

    No. of Channels
    • Audio: 4-channels
    • Mic: 1-channel

    Input Terminals
    • CD/LINE×6(RCA)
    • PHONO×2(RCA)
    • DIGITAL IN×4(COAXIAL)
    • MIC × 1 (On top, XLR & 1/4-inch general-purpose phone×1) 

    Output Terminals
    • MASTER OUT×2(RCA×1、XLR×1)
    • BOOTH OUT×1(1/4 inch PHONE)
    • HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT×1(On top, 1/4 inch PHONE)
    • REC OUT×1(RCA)
    • DIGITAL OUT×1(COAXIAL)

    Other Terminals
    • SEND×1(1/4 inch PHONE)
    • RETURN×1(1/4 inch PHONE)
    • MIDI OUT×1(5-pin DIN)
    • CONTROL×2(φ3.5MINI JACK)
    • USB-B Port × 1
    • LINK Terminal × 6

    Sampling Rate 96 kHz
    D/A Converter 32 bit
    A/D Converter 24 bit
    Frequency Performance 20 Hz ~20 kHz
    Total Harmonic Distortion 0.004% or less
    Signal/Noise Ratio 107 dB (LINE)
    Headroom 19 dB
    Power Source AC 120 V (60 Hz )
    Power Consumption 42 W
    Max External Dimensions 16.9 in (W)×16.1 in (D) ×4.3 in (H)
    Weight 18.7 lb

    The DJM-2000 will be available in June 2010 with a suggested retail price (MSRP) of $2,999.

    *1 - Current as of March 10, 2010, according to Pioneer research.
    *2 - Final sound from mixing.
    *3 - SD cards are only compatible with the CDJ-2000.
    *4 - Only the CDJ-2000 can indicate on-air status.
    *5 - Compatible with Windows or Mac. When using Windows, three sources or more can be assigned only when using ASIO compliant software.
    *6 - CD-ROM included. The USB audio interface function can be used after software is installed on the computer.

    The DJM-2000 will be on show for the first time at the MixMove Show in Paris (www.discom-expo.com/) on 14th March and at Musikmesse, Frankfurt on 24th March.

    The DJM-2000 is available from June 2010. The suggested retail price is £1749 Inc, VAT."
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    More info:

    http://forums.pioneerdj.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8091012904/m/993108625

    More Videos:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj4jF-LAx2g"]DJM-2000: Instant Instrument FX[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcdcWgDi9cE"]DJM-2000: Frequency Mix Mode[/ame]
  2. zathej

    zathej Forum Member

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    It looks HUGE! I take it this in not a replacement for the DJM-800, more likely to replace the DJM-1000.
  3. Wyley

    Wyley NI Product Owner

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    That's a nice mixer, I hope it could take me to the moon ;)

    Will it be tsp certified?
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010
  4. Ves

    Ves NI Product Owner

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    Nice technology, making blending even easier. But sadly not my cup of tea.
  5. nohiphop

    nohiphop NI Product Owner

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    great ...
    if NI will make it scratch certified this could be big boost for Traktor
    Turntables and DJM on location, so you just bring your laptop with you
  6. Wyley

    Wyley NI Product Owner

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    It's not going to be TSP certified, I asked already.

    Also I asked them about the mixers soundcard capabilities. So far, with the available info, the soundcard does not have the in's and out's needed for timecode
  7. Brittje

    Brittje Forum Member

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    That's so dumb! Pioneer have to make some adjusments, because otherwise nobody is going to use or buy it!
    because it's going to cost €1999,-
  8. djquartz

    djquartz NI Product Owner

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    @ Wyley

    Why on earth would they do that other than to lock people into the CDJ units.
  9. pepehouse

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    ^^Right.

    The frecuency mixing mode is an amazing tool.
  10. djquartz

    djquartz NI Product Owner

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    I'm just going to grab another 56 for my road set and be done for now. I don't like the 56S layout and the original 56's are coming in cheaper and cheaper.

    I'll just keep my eye out until there is another contender on the market.
  11. GRiNSER00

    GRiNSER00 NI Product Owner

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    dang, this thing only has 4 outs but no ins except of master recording.
    looks like they want to kill all arguments for DVS systems :(
    what interests me is how to connect 2 cdj 2000 and a djm 2000 to traktor?
    Do I really need to connect 3 usb plugs to my computer in order to use the CDJs HID mode and the audio interface which the mixer provides? Couldn't be more annoying...
    besides, midi looks like only through midi plug and not via usb?
    anyways - nice mixing stuff and efx but connections are a bit lacking IMO...
  12. ---> jAylOw

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    u cant do dvs with it !

    u can assign 4 stereo channels to the channels of the djm 2000 and from mixer to cpu only master can be sent.

    no passthrough of the inputs to the cpu is possible !

    sad but true :(
  13. a.jin

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  14. dmenace

    dmenace NI Product Owner

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    And i guess thats the same as using the eq on both channels in any other mixer. :lol:
  15. pepehouse

    pepehouse Account Suspended

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    No, it's not the same, [Edited by Karlos], to start you have more frecuencys to play with and you fade one channel at the same time you bring in the other, so it acts as a crossfader which it's smoother than an EQ.
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  16. Rasmuffin

    Rasmuffin NI Product Owner

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    :eek:

    For those who find a use for this, great. Everyone mixes with different styles and tools. Maybe I'm missing out, but I just do what was stated above. Turn down one EQ and turn up the other EQ. (the transition can be quite smooth and gives you a lot of control. Kind of like using channel faders versus the crossfader for mixing.)

    Sometimes I wish I had a third hand to also move up the channel fader at the same time, but then I'd look weird... erm weirder.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2010
  17. dmenace

    dmenace NI Product Owner

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    and in case 7 bands is not enough for you, there is always the opportunity to connect a 32 band parametric EQ between each deck and you mixer! :p

    Imho 3 bands is just fine, specially when it kills the band.
  18. russellventilla

    russellventilla New Member

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    Why would you need a third hand to fade up a channel and EQ when mixing?
  19. Rasmuffin

    Rasmuffin NI Product Owner

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    Turning one EQ up and the other down (two hands) at the same time the channel fader is brought up (my soon to be surgically attached third hand.) ...Or fidling with the filter or other effects knob, or scratching my bum picking my nose. Give me another hand and I'll find a use for it.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2010
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