Pioneer CDJ-1000

Powering down, scratching, or doing a backspin : the art of turntablism in the digital domain.

Through research and close communication withprofessional DJs, Pioneer has been provided with thechallenge of developing this digital turntableto feature such integrally analog features in a digital environment.
Just like vinyl, you can stop the digital sound with your fingers and cue up in exactly the same way.
Even bending the sound or scratching with no sound latencyis possible.

1000 feature touch sensitive jog dial designed to emulate the control characteristics of a Vinyl Turntable. The added options of Vinyl or CDJ mode allows the DJ to work the jog dial with or without touch sensitivity.

A new memory allows to storeWave data "groove contrast" as well as Cue and Loop points. The information can be stored ona multimedia memory card (MMC) or on the internal memory. So once you've stored your favorite cue or loop points they're there for life (or until you want to change them).

The CDJ-1000 is designed For the Next Generationof DJs with the world's first:

Vinyl Emulation &endash; Touch Sensitive Jog Dial, Brake and Release

Wave Display &endash; Reads Each Track On The CD and Displays The

Sound Level Graphically

Internal or Removable Memory Card (MMC) for storing Cue, Loop,

Wave and CD information

Loop In and Out Adjust

Performance Control

Hot Cue (sampler)- Memorizes up to 3 cue point's per CD. These points can then be recalled by hitting either of the A, B or C buttons. This function can also be used like a mini sampler for vocals, stabs, or breaks.

Reverse- Instant reverse is controlled by using a flickable switch. With no loss of tempo or pitch, it can be used immediately within any track without having to stop or start. Reverse can also be used with the Hot Cue and the Loop Sampler providing endless combinations and effects.

Real Time Seamless Loop- A quick and simple way to set a loop while a track is playing. Once the loop is set, it can then be looped continuously or until the ReLoop / Exit button is pressed. When released, the track continues playing without any pause. The loop can be retrigged at any time by hitting the ReLoop button

Loop In / Out Adjust- (another world first from Pioneer) is the ability to adjust both the In and Out points of a loop stored in memory. Loop-In adjust is only available on the CDJ-1000.

Reloop- Hitting the Reloop button instantly takes you back to the beginning of the loop stored in the CDJ-1000's memory. This can be done either while the loop is playing or at any time while the current track is playing.Clever use of Reloop can create some sample like effects. The same loop is always stored in memory until replaced with a new loop.


MMC - MultiMediaCard. The CDJ-1000 has a memory feature that let's you store Wave Data as well as Cue and Loop points. The data can be stored on a removable memory card (MMC) or the players internal memory. The removable MMC card can also be used in any CDJ-1000, so once you've stored your favorite cue and loop points they're there for life. The CDJ-1000 also has a feature that allows you to duplicate MMC cards. (Multimedia Card MMC is not supplied with the CDJ-1000).

Wave Data: CD Wave data is always saved on to the MMC when inserted and then appears instantly.

Cue / Loop Memory: Once you set a cue or loop point you can save it to either the internal memory or MMC card by hitting this button.

Delete: Gets rid of those Cue or Loop points that you shouldn't have bothered saving in the first place.

Call: A quick and easy way to scroll through saved cue and loop points.

CD Control

CD Control Buttons: High Quality Aluminium buttons &endash; Track Search, Search, Cue and Play / Pause.

Jog Dial: Cue your CD's with the large touch sensitive jog dial (7" / 206mm diameter) designed to emulate the control characteristics of a Vinyl Turntable.

Pitch Bend: Is used to either speed up or slow down the tempo of the music depending the direction the jog dial is rotated &endash; either forward or reverse

Jog Mode: The CDJ-1000 can be set in either Vinyl or CDJ mode. In CDJ mode, the jog dial functions just like a Pioneer CDJ player, but without the touch sensitivity.

Scratch Play / Cue: When the CDJ-1000 is in vinyl mode, the top of the jog dial functions just like a Vinyl Turntable. Pressing down stops the music and allows you to scratch or cue your track by rotating the jog dial in either direction.

Vinyl Speed Adjust Touch/Brake: This allows adjustment in the speed at which the CD slows down until it stops.

Vinyl Speed Adjust Release/Start: This allows adjustment of the speed at which the CD returns to normal playback speed.


Master Tempo: Pioneer's Master Tempo locks the pitch of the track even when you change the speed. You can speed up or slow down the beat without any noticeable difference in how the vocal and instruments sound.

Tempo Control: A new 100mm linear high precision slider connected to a 0.02% (at +/- 6%) adjustment indication on the display panel.

Tempo Control Range: Ranges of +/- 6%, +/-10%, +/-16% and +/-24% can be assigned to the Tempo Control slider to offer a greater range of adjustment than on any of the previous Pioneer CDJ's.

Tempo Control Reset: Resets the tempo to 0% or original tempo of the track regardless of the slider position. The button has been recessed to prevent accidental selection.

Cue Functions

Auto Cue: This is the fastest way to find the beginning of a track. The sound level can also be changed to suit your style of music (-36db to &endash;78db). There is also an option to turn it off if you prefer to cue up your CD tracks manually.

Manual Cue: Cue points can be set anywhere on the CD using either the Vinyl or CDJ mode. Adjustment is made by using either the jog dial or manual search buttons. The cue point is automatically stored in the internal memory (If MMC is inserted in CDJ-1000, the cue point is automatically stored in the MMC.) until it is overwritten with a new cue point. (Jog resolution for both Vinyl and CDJ modes - 135 frames per revolution / 75 frames = 1 second)

If a Multimediacard (MMC) is inserted into the CDJ-1000, the cue point is automatically stored in the cards memory.

Real Time Cue: A cue point can be set on the fly and stored into the internal memory by just simply hitting the In / Real-time cue button.

Eject Button & CD Lock

The CDJ-1000 does have a guard to prevent you from accidentally pressing it the eject button. The CD is locked until the track is stopped. This can be deactivated as well if you are looking to do quick mixes.

Multi-Read Format

The CDJ-1000 can read CD, CD-R and CD-RW disks.

Front Loading

Loading CD's without having to open doors or trays makes swapping discs and selecting tracks that much faster.

Equipped with Pioneer's wide range technology&endash; Legato Link Conversion. The CDJ-1000 is capable of reproducing sound frequencies above 20kHz, which are lost during normal CD-format playback. This gives sounds closer to the original recording and more analog like vinyl. Fader Start / Back Cue Start

When the CDJ-1000 is used with the DJM-600, DJM-500, DJM-300 or DJM-300S mixer, you can start the music by sliding the cross fader. By sliding the fader back, it will return the CDJ-1000 back to the previously selected cue point.

Built For The Professional DJ

To prevent accidental CD ejection or loss of mains power, the CDJ-1000 has safety guards around the power and eject buttons together with a locking feature.

Relay Play

Connecting two CDJ-1000's with a standard 3.5mm mini-plug cable allows one unit to be put on standby whilst the other plays. Relay Play automatically starts the second player enabling them to play 'back to back' to give you endless music play.


Shock-Proof Memory and Anti-Vibration Construction

Sound jumps or skipping is prevented by using a 16 second shock-proof memory for normal CD play (minimum of 10 seconds if scratching and reading wave data at the same time in Vinyl mode).


Oil-dampened floating suspension prevents sound skipping, even when the player is subjected to impact during use or vibrations generated from high volume music and low frequency bass.

Digital Output

The CDJ-1000 is equipped with a switchable on/off digital output (phono) which can be utilized for studio use.

Specifications (US)

System: Compact Disc Digital Audio System

Disc Format: CD,CD-R and CD-RW

Frequency Response: 4 Hz-20kHz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115 dB or more (EIAJ)

Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.006% (EIAJ)

Audio Output: 2.0 V

Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60 Hz

Power Consumption: 33 W

Net Weight:16 lbs 9 oz

Dimensions: 12-5/8"(W) x 14-9/16"(D) x 4-1/8"(H)

Price: US dollars 1,299





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