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10 September 2020 10:31

CDJ Pioneer DJ Pioneer Corporation

Touch Preview and Touch Cue are among the new features of the flagship device. Pioneer DJ has announced a new CDJ.The industry standard media player centres on a new micro-processor, improved audio and software performance plus upgraded touchscreen functions. The new Touch Preview feature allows you to preview tracks while browsing by touching the waveform display, while Touch Cue lets you preview any part of a track in your headphones even while the track is playing. Key Shift gives you control over a track's key without changing the playback speed, while Key Sync automatically analyses and matches the pitch of the incoming track to the master deck.Link functionality has been upgraded, allowing you to play tracks from a single storage device across six CDJs. The screen brightness is 150 percent brighter than its predecessor and the jog wheel has half the latency. All media formats are supported (except CDs, which have now been removed), with a reduced noise floor and 96kHz/32-bit fidelity.

There are also eight Hot Cue buttons positioned directly under the nine-inch touchscreen.The decks are available to pre-order at the cost of $2,299 each.Watch a promo video for the CDJ-3000. Pioneer DJ has revealed details of the latest model in its CDJ range, the CDJ-3000. The CDJ-3000 is equipped with an MPU, with the DJ brand saying: "The new MPU in the unit is the first we've ever put in a CDJ. The MPU's processing power has enabled us to bring exciting new functions that weren't possible before and gives us scope to introduce more features via future updates." The MPU ensures stable performance and allows for a smoother experience, such as faster-loading tracks and Hot Cues. Priced at €2,399, another feature of the CDJ-3000 includes a Gigabit Ethernet connection for Pro DJ Link, meaning audio files can be shared and played via USBs and SD cards on up to six CDJ-3000s when combined with the DJM-V10.

The touchscreen on the CDJ-3000 is an improvement on the CDJ-2000NXS2, measuring at nine inches and coming at a higher resolution. Screen brightness has also been increased by 150 per cent. Read this next: 10 reasons why you need to pay attention to Pioneer DJ's DJM-V10