This unit is a standalone hardware sampler and sequencer that allows
you to intuitively compose music with a varied range of expression. It
functions as a new kind of musical instrument that can also be used
for live performances and DJ performances, and since a wide range of
musical expression is possible with this one unit, you can use it any-
where from a home studio to a stage.
Large multicolored step input keys that can be tapped while looking at
the sequence information on each track and the track colors combined
with six rotary encoders linked to various parameters on the display
screen allow you to modify the target sound for each step and create a
new groove without stopping the sound.
7-inch large touch display
The display unit is equipped with a full-color LCD touch display. The
HOME screen to view the information on the sample sound source
assigned to each track with colors linked to the pads, the TRACK MENU
screen to quickly grasp how to play a sound source on each track and
quickly access the parameters, and the BROWSE screen to quickly
browse through sample sound sources allow you to access the desired
sound without hesitation by the shortest route based on the production
The performance pad technology and know-how acquired through the
development of Pioneer DJ's DDJ series controllers, coupled with the
multicolored LEDs that can be tapped while looking at the track colors,
and highly accurate velocity detection that transfers the feeling of finger-
tips to the sounds, have helped to refine the expression of playing as an
illuminating musical instrument.
Real-time processing engine and large
A time stretch engine that runs for all 16 tracks in real-time, an ampli-
fier envelope, effects, etc. are available, and sample sound sources can
be assigned to tracks to suit applications such as loop, one shot, and
SFX (effect sounds) and can easily be synchronized to the sequencer
and played with high sound quality. In addition, 8 GB of flash memory
is installed in the unit to allow you to create a library which allows for
reliable use as a standalone device.
Analog filter in collaboration with Dave
Collaboration with a legend in the synthesizer world, Dave Smith, has
been realized. A discrete analog filter circuit used in the Dave Smith
Prophet-6 is employed to create a rich sound expression like real musi-
Accurate synchronized play function with
external devices and systems
Clock synchronization with MIDI-compliant devices, as well as a BEAT
(can be used if the firmware of the unit is updated to the
latest version) in conjunction with PRO DJ LINK-compliant DJ systems,
such as CDJ-2000NXS2 and XDJ-1000, enable synchronized play of tunes
played by DJs with the unit at the beat and bar level.
1 Operates when tracks for which the beat has been analyzed with
rekordbox TM are played by a compatible DJ system.
! Support for USB storage devices which are useful for adding sound
sources and taking out projects
! Pitch bend and note repeat functions, as well as "touch strip" which
allows you to customize the operation parameters
! 2 GB worth of sample sound sources (from Loopmasters) that
allow you to produce and play music right away after purchase are
What's in the box
! AC adapter
! Power cord
! USB cable
! LAN cable
! Warranty (for some regions)
! Operating Instructions (Quick Start Guide)
! Software license notice
1 The warranty is included for European region only.
— For the Japanese region, the corresponding information is pro-
vided on the back cover of the "Operating Instructions (Quick
— For the North American region, the corresponding information is
provided on the last page of both the English and French versions
of the "Operating Instructions (Quick Start Guide)".
This unit is compatible with USB mass storage class USB devices such
as mobile flash memory and digital audio player.
! Sample sound sources (wav and aiff with a sampling frequency of
44 kHz) on a USB device can be used with this unit.
! Depending on the USB device you are using, you may not achieve
the expected performance.
! There is no guarantee that all USB devices will operate on this unit.
For more information, please refer to the Operating Instructions of this
product published on the Pioneer DJ website.