Pioneer DJS-1000 is a stand-alone DJ sampler
Check out this newly announced Pioneer DJS-1000 stand-alone DJ sampler!
It looks like a CDJ deck, but it’s not, it’s an actual sampler deck!
The Pioneer DJS-1000 looks like a mixture between what Native Instruments are doing with their Kontrol S5/S8 controllers – the sampler/stems section and a Kaoss pad.
“We’ve created a new stand-alone DJ sampler that enables you to create unique sounds and phrases using an intuitive DJ-friendly interface: the DJS-1000,“ say Pioneer.
This sampler deck sports 16 multicoloured step input keys, 16 multicoloured Performance Pads, a host of inputs and outputs, plus various other performance features,combined with an ‘easy-to-use‘ interface.
Using the the Beat Sync,1 tempo slider and nudge features you can easily sequence and loop unique sounds and phrases and trigger these on the fly when linked up to the Pioneer DJ Nexus2 CDJ decks.
The7-inch full-colour touch screen uses eaily recognisable sequence patterns and instrument icons assigned to the Performance Pads and you can also sample input sounds live from a track playing or a live performer and then use these as indepdendent tracks or on the mix.
Pioneer DJS-1000 Features
- Intuitive user interface
Easily create a new groove by tapping the 16 large, multicoloured step input keys. You can keep an eye on sequence information on each track thanks to the keys’ changing colours.
Multicoloured Performance Pads
Use the 16 large rubber pads to trigger the tracks you’ve assigned samples and loops to. Each one is equipped with multicoloured illumination and highly accurate velocity detection, so you can increase or decrease volume with the amount of pressure you apply.
By simply touching the strip, you can quickly change the pitch when using the pitch bend feature, or play a drum roll by using the note repeat feature. Customise parameters for even more creative options.
- 7-inch full-colour touch screen
Tap the LCD display to instantly access the screen of your choice:
- Home screen: View information on the sample assigned to each track thanks to the instrument icons and colours, which are linked to the pads
- Sequence screen: View the sequence pattern currently playing
- Mixer screen: Adjust the volume balance of each track
- Accurate syncing with various external devices and systems
In addition to clock synchronisation with MIDI devices, the DJS-1000 includes the Beat Sync function, which can synchronise a performance by beat/bar with a track playing on a CDJ-2000NXS2 or XDJ-1000MK2 set-up using PRO DJ LINK. Use the tempo slider and the nudge buttons to quickly adjust tempo and beat position manually, just like you would on a turntable.
- Powerful performance features
Easily sample input sounds and immediately use them as individual tracks. The sampled sounds are automatically synchronised with the current sequence to play in a loop, so they can be dropped straight into a live remix. You can sample any input source, including audio from a turntable, via your mixer.
Add various FX to tracks with ease, changing the tone on the fly. You can apply FX such as echo, reverb and filter to individual tracks, a group of tracks or all tracks.
- Perfect fit in the DJ booth
The DJS-1000 is designed to fit perfectly alongside the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2, creating effortless unity in the DJ booth.
- Other features
- Support for USB devices – manage your projects and samples easily
- Over 2,500 on-board Loopmasters samples – start performing with the DJS-1000 straight out of the box
- Support for DJS-TSP Project Creator2 – easily create projects and SCENE3 files on a PC/Mac
- Support for project files created on the TORAIZ SP-16
The Pioneer DJS-1000 will ship in the next few weeks.
Expect to pay: €1299 (R 22,000)
Watch the promo video: