CDJ3000 - MPU POWERED by PIONEER
by Adrian Cosmin on Sep 28, 2020
Love it or hate it, the CDJ or PIONEER name has become an icon of the modern music industry.
While there are many (agreeably better value) adversaries, only one model range has become the “industry standard”. And we all can agree with that, a Pioneer CDJ is a predominant equipment of DJ’ing at every nightclub, bar, even some fancy shops got one pair of these, my point? They just lunched the new CDJ3000 and i want to dive deep a little bit.
I'm gonna start with the thing that impressed me the most, the new MPU processor, which can handle 96kHz/32-bit running in all playable audio formats. The MPU delivers fast loading of tracks and hot cues, quality key shifting and some new features, Touch Cue, Touch Preview and Stacked Waveforms. Pioneer have also pumped up the DAC (digital-to-analogue converter) and reduced digital noise in the signal by testing numerous different components to find the best possible design for key parts.
They also added a new touch screen that's bigger and clearer than the one on the CDJ-2000NXS2, it features more brightness, 720p resolution, new shortcuts and buttons. You can swipe screen (yes, i know we all waited this) to navigate and use the sort function to rearrange the track list by touching the display. All this makes for an improved workflow and helps you to browse tracks more instinctively.
Pioneer DJ have expanded the number of Hot Cue buttons to eight and moved them to precisely below the screen.They added customizable Beat Jump buttons and the jog wheel has now reduced touch latency and each jog wheel has a centre LCD screen for displaying playhead position and artwork for the loaded track.
Connections arestandard left and right RCA ports, SPDIF, and an ethernet port for connecting up to six players to a single USB device.
The CDJ-3000 retails for $2,299. Check out Pioneer DJ’s site for more.