Pioneer’s DJM-2000 DJ Mixer Busts A Serious Move With A Multitouch 5.8-inch Touchscreen (video)
It’s a pretty bold statement when a company says they’ve produced the most advanced product of its type in the company’s history, but if anything is gonna qualify for that label it is the DJM-2000.
At first blush it looks like your standard 4 channel DJ mixer. But take a closer look and you’ll notice a multitouch 5.8-inch touchscreen. Now I’m no DJ, but the DJM-2000 looks like it’s a game changer as far as mixing tracks on the fly goes. Sure, the touchscreen can let you control MIDI sequences and other MIDI gear, as well as apply effects to sounds, but what is really neat is the Frequency Mix Mode. Traditionally, DJs would just mix in a channel using a slider, but in Frequency Mix Mode DJs can select a specific frequency from the accompanying track or channel and mix only that frequency into the main track that is playing. Cool, huh?
Anyway, all you DJs wll be glad to here that it will go on sale this June. The downside is that it will cost $3000.