Pioneer DJ has intoduced the DJS-1000 stand-alone DJ sampler.
It features 16 multicolored step input keys, 16 multicolored Performance Pads, a wide range of inputs and outputs and a variety of live performance features. The DJS-1000 also offers Live Sampling, which lets you sample input sounds and immediately use them as independent tracks or as FX to add to your mix.
- Step sequencer – create a new groove by tapping the 16 large, multicolored step input keys.
- Multicolored Performance Pads – 16 large rubber pads to trigger the tracks you’ve assigned samples and loops to. Each one is equipped with multicolored illumination and highly accurate velocity detection, so you can increase or decrease volume with the amount of pressure you apply.
- Touch strip – By 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.
7″ full-color touchscreen display
- Sync options – In addition to clock synchronization with MIDI devices, the DJS-1000 includes the Beat Sync function which can synchronize 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.
- Live Sampling – sample input sounds and immediately use them as individual tracks. The sampled sounds are automatically synchronized 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.
- FX – You can apply FX such as echo, reverb and filter to individual tracks, a group of tracks, or all tracks.
- 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 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
Here’s the official DJS-1000 DJ Sampler intro:
Pricing and Availability
The DJS-1000 will be available from mid-October 2017, with a street price of about $1200.