Pioneer DJ says that you can arness a higher level of creative power with their brand-new flagship multi player, the CDJ-3000. They tell us that, driven by a new MPU (micro-processing unit) and boasting specially developed high-quality components, it's a robust unit packed with innovative features to help your creativity flourish like never before. Here's the story in their own words...
Since 1994's debut of the CDJ-500 – the world's first flat-top CD DJ player – each new flagship CDJ model has become a favorite to many of the most respected DJs and clubs around the globe. The ground-breaking CDJ-1000 enabled more performance techniques, such as scratches that were previously only possible on analog turntables. Then, the CDJ-2000 ushered in rekordbox and Pro DJ Link. For the first time, DJs could manage music before exporting it to USB drives to use with the multi players. Subsequent features such as Wave Display (for better understanding the musical development of tracks) and Beat Sync have made mixing more intuitive. In 2016, the CDJ-2000NXS2 became the first choice for clubs, festivals, and DJs all over the world who perform with digital music files, thanks to its improved feature set and outstanding sound quality.
The CDJ has evolved significantly since the 1990s. And, while the CDJ-3000 is in many ways unrecognizable from the early units, it retains the ambition and purpose that have always driven the CDJ range: to provide you with an intuitive, great-feeling interface that gives you the power to manipulate the music any way you can think of (and in some ways you might not have imagined).
The most advanced player we've ever made when you're performing, you need to know the decks can make your creative vision a reality and handle everything you throw at them. We've designed the CDJ-3000 to do that and more. The new MPU in the unit is the first we've ever put in a CDJ. It drives the unit, delivering stable performance and enabling advanced new features, and it works with the other parts of the player to create a smoother DJ experience. For example, you'll notice that tracks and Hot Cues load faster than ever thanks to the capabilities of the MPU and Gigabit Ethernet connection. The CDJ-3000 is a rekordbox Hardware Unlock device too. So, to use Performance mode, all you need to do is to update to the latest version of the software, even if you're using the Free subscription plan.
You pour your heart into your DJ sets, so all your hard work and creativity deserves to be felt by your audience. The crowd will hear your tracks, and every nuance of your performance, in rich detail thanks to the brand-new audio design in the CDJ-3000.
You won't just hear the improvements in the CDJ-3000 – you'll see them too. You can choose the information you want to view in laser-sharp detail on the 9-inch touch screen, which is bigger and a higher resolution than the one on the CDJ-2000NXS2. We've kept the intuitive user interface so you'll feel at home, but we've added handy new controls such as shortcuts to make it easier to jump between different categories in your music collection. New functions such as Touch Preview enable effortless and rapid track selection, and, with a host of other fresh features including Touch Cue, Stacked Waveform, and 3Band Waveform, you'll always know where the perfect mix points are on the cued track and the one that's currently playing.
Want to show what you can do and make new music on the fly? Perform on the CDJ-3000's enhanced layout as if you're using a musical instrument. Eight Hot Cue buttons – twice as many as the CDJ-2000NXS2 – are arranged from left to right underneath the waveform display for more intuitive triggering. Operate Beat Jump via the new hardware buttons and hit Key Sync to mix harmonically. You can also create a wider range of loops with the new 8-Beat Loop button which comes in addition to the classic 4-Beat control.
Feel is so important when you're DJing – whether you're making a tiny adjustment to a track's pitch or performing the most intricate scratch technique. We've redesigned the jog wheel for the CDJ-3000 to create the smoothest action on any multi player we've ever made. Touch latency is also better than ever, and you can use the LCD screen in the center of the jog to keep an eye on the playhead position and reference album artwork.
Pricing and Availability:
The CDJ-3000 is available now at an SRP of £2169, including VAT
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