In the last few days, after the first teaser about the alleged PioneerDJ CDJ-3000, there has been a lot of rumors about the groundbreaking features of the new flagship of Pioneer Audio might bring with it to put the Denon DJ Prime squad in their place. Almost after 25 years the release of the first CDJ-500, the latest milestone from Pioneer, the High-Resolution CDJ-3000, comes onto the market and wants to proclaim nothing less than a new dimension in DJing.
So the cat is out of the bag and Pioneer has introduced the feature list and a product video, which should also help the Pioneer CDJ-3000 to become a fixture in the club set up and on the technical riders.
New processors, 9-inch High res touchscreen, Gigabit Ethernet, improved audio design, compatibility with rekordbox DJ PC/MAC at no additional cost, plug & play compatibility with rekordbox iOS, these are some of the items on the list.
The large touchscreen and the two new CPUs, in particular, should boost performance significantly: 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A53, plus a 1.5 GHz DUAL Core Cortex A57 processors. One of the main points of criticism is that the CDJ2000NXS2 would not be powerful enough and the old-school screen is now a thing of the past. But the layout has also been redesigned, for example, with 8 hot cues under the display, a new loop section, a key sync button, etc.
Curious? Here are the new features of the flagship multiplayer and then the video and the original text about the new functions of the Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000.
No question about it, the CDJ-3000 has a lot more to offer than the CDJ-2000NXS. We are really curious how the CDJ-3000 feels and the direct comparison with the competitor will of course be interesting.
Pioneer DJ CDJ-3000 Features:
- Advanced MPU (1x Quad Core Cortex Arm 1.2 GHz, 1x Dual Core Cortex Arm 1.5 GHz)
- Pro DJ-Link with Gigabit Ethernet
- 96 kHz / 32 bit audio processing
- Better screen visibility
- High-resolution 9-inch touchscreen
- Touch preview function
- Touch cue feature
- Stacked waveform
- Support for 3-band waveform
- Key sync and key shift
- New jog wheel, better than ever
- Re-designed performance interface
- 8 Hotcue buttons
- Dedicated beat jump buttons
- Expanded auto beat loop section
Price and availability
PioneerDJ CDJ-3000 High Resolution Pro DJ Multiplayer has been priced at $2,399 and is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com online store.
Pioneer DJ, recently also introduced new DJ headphones: HDJ-CUE1 BT is not only in reference to DJs, for a party, outdoor, and club use, but also as a companion for listening to music in everyday life.