On this page you will find all of Pioneer ProDJ products that they have ever released. This information is gathered by me (Lead) directly from Pioneer so it's as accurate as their computer system. This topic willl be maintained as soon as new products are added or older products ae discontinued and taken out of production.
Pioneer has quit some history with their DJ products. In the following overview you'll see the time-table in which new Pioneer Pro-DJ products are released. At this moment (accept for the CDJ-500) all products are still available in stores. Many of the features that Pioneer included in their DJ-products are copied by or imitated by other brands. In many of these features Pioneer was the first to set the industry standards (marked ).
Here is a short list with links to the right position on the timetable below. From the timetable you can click on 'Read More' to go to the site topic of that certain product.
The first DJ product from Pioneer. This was the world first DJ CD Player with Master Temp and a Jog Dial to control the pitch bend. Master Tempo is a feature that never left the range of Pioneer CDJ and CMX CD players. And with most new players comes a next generation because quality is never good enough.
The jogdial is the Pioneer Concept of the best possible control over your player. That lots of other manufacturers copied Pioneer's design is a prove to me of the originality of the design.
The basic concept was build around a DJ's point of view so Easy Operation, Quick Response from all features and Flat Level Control (no menu's or double/triple functions for buttons)
Master Tempo is a digital correction that holds the key of the music to the key that is was originally meant (at 0% pitch). This means that you can use the tempo (pitch) control without you hearing that the key of the music changes qualitative to the pitch correction you make. Also when you use the Pitch Bend function you'll hear no noticeable change in the music accept the change of speed (not the change of the music).
The Loop Function was limited to a few minutes, but never before DJ's could use an Seamless Loop with so much ease. The CUE also sets the Loop In point, with a separate button the Loop Out point could be set.
Pioneer DJM-500 Mixer(April 1996, discontinued April 2006)
The first mixer that is still being sold to this day (early 2004). Unique for this time because this 4 channel mixer brought the DJ a new instrument to use during his performances : EFFECTS that are linked to the BPM of the track that he is playing at that moment.
Effect Section of the DJM-500 is linked to the BPM and includes 7 effects: Auto BPM counter, Delay, Echo, Reverb, Pitch Shifter, flanger and Send/Return (This enables the use of your own effect-toy-box.)
This was the very first Headphones that Pioneer has designed for DJ-purposes. Although the SE-450 had became a standard in the industry that solid model was not designed for it.
The SE-DJ5000 features a removable shoulderpad, mono/stereo switch, curl cord with a length of 3 meters. And at the end of it is a dual-connector so this headphones can also be used on your personal audio (ie. walkman or I-pod).
Pioneer CDJ-500s/CDJ-700 CD Player(December 1997, discontinued Februari 2005)
Oil-dampened floating suspension. These 'shock absorbers' became a standard for ALL future CD player that Pioneer introduces in the DJ business.
The CDJ-500s had a small Footprint for easy installation (width=1/2 19" . This hardware shock-resistors handle the heaviest shocks. The maximum Loop time is 10 minutes. With the brackets 2 CDJ-500s' can be fit on 1 stand with a small footprint to fit behind/under a turntable.
In Amerika the type is name : Pioneer CDJ-700, while in Europe it's called the CDJ-500s.
This player has become a legend: Reliable, Strong and Compact. Allthoug it was never designed for, lots of people used the CDJ-100s for drive-in and (semi) professional jobs. I was probablt the first real shock-proof CD player around.
This was the first Digital Effect processor that was designed by and for DJ's. Featuring Midi sync possibility, a combination of effect from DJM-500/CDJ-100s with the highest possible user friendly interface. Now you can also use effects simultaneously.
After the introduction some DJ's embraced this products, others rejected it. I think it's DJ dependant if this is a product that you are willing to use. The ones that are using it don't want to perform without it, because you get so used to using the effects, that your set doesn't feel complete without it.
Pioneer DJM-600 Mixer(August 1998, discontinued April 2009)
This was the result of re-developing the DJM-500 and adding lots of features and effects. Using the effect section on the crossfader gives you real control over the situation.
Among the new features of the DJM-600 are : -26db EQ (almost kill), record outputs, crossfader curve adjustment, crossfader assign for each channel, Headphones Split and 8 seconds Sampler and 9 Effects (also linked to the BPM).
In USA the DJM-600 is introduced in silver and they have never had the possibility to order this model in black. In Europe first came the black version as DJM-600 and much later came the silver DJM-600-s.
Pioneer CMX-5000 Twin Cd Player (March 2000, discontinued Februari 2005)
The first twin CD player from Pioneer with lot's of features you're used to from previous products (Pitch Bend, Master Tempo, Loop, Jog Dial) and also the new Auto Beat Mix which gives you a system to play tracks from 2 different CD's in a programmable order with automated crossings between 2 tracks.
Endless Loop which virtually would mean a maximum length of 74:59 minutes
Pioneer CDJ-1000 CD Player(July 2001, discontinued july 2003)
This was definitely the breakthrough product for Pioneer Pro-DJ. Never before came the control of a CD player this close to the controls of the regular vinyl AND offers you so much extra's.
Vinyl Emulation Waveform Display (audio curves stored on MMC) Hot-CUE's (stored on MMC) Jog Display
And also Reverse Play, Slot-In Loading System (also reads CD-RW), Shock Resist Memory and Endless Loop. To be able to merge multiple MMC's a MMC reader and independent software (like THIS TOPIC) is needed.
After the CMX-5000 lots of feedback from the market was retrieved and in combination with new technology the CMX-3000 was born. The Jog Dial is 11cm in diameter with separate glass (non-rotating). Buttons are from rubber instead of the usual hard-surface that Pioneer is used to use.
Waveform Display Emergency Loop to press once to start a 4-beat loop Data Memory holds 20 CUE's/LOOPS per CD for 1000 CD's. Smart overwrites your least used CUE point
Pioneer DMP-555 MultiMedia Player(April 2002, discontinued december 2004)
Multi Media Player, the first Pioneer DJ-product that plays MP3 music and includes some neat features. Connect the DMP-555 to your computer and play music from your MP3 collection on your hard disk or copy this on the SD card.
Use the included software DJ-Booth software to control you DMP or manage your music files. You can also use the DJS software, release in 2005.
Pioneer CDJ-800 CD Player (November 2002, discontinued Februari 2006)
The follow-up player of the CDJ-1000, misses some of this top-models features, but includes some new features as well. Because of a lower price than the CDJ-1000(MK2) this is a player that is achievable to more people.
Quick Return to use the jog as some sort of drum-pad Auto Loop Cutter for easy cut'n devide loops Wide Pitch gives you 100% control Digital Out with all DJ functions
Pioneer CDJ-1000 MK2 CD Player(July 2003, discontinued Februari 2006)
After 2 year the CDJ-1000 is ready for it's successor. Small things are improved and some features from the CDJ-800 are mixed with the existing features of the CDJ-1000 and assembled together the CDJ-1000 MK2. It is basically the next step in development after the MK1.
Improvements in comparison to the CDJ-1000 are : 100% pitch, Digital Out with all DJ functions, Brighter illumination, More accurate pitch (16%), Faster reaction after track-search or CUE.
After a long period of time the DJM-909 is the first mixer of Pioneer's Next Generation Mixers. Improved quality and durability, neat design, effects ON/OFF switch, easy replaceable faders, rotateable transform switches.
Foot Switch to set effect ON/OFF Touch Sensitive Screen to control Effects and Curves Fader Curve Adjustments for channel faders AND crossfader Crossfader 'Feel' is adjustable Optical Crossfader so distortion is hardly possible Session IN/OUT to link multiple mixers in a battle setup
Pioneer DVJ-X1 DVD Player(August 2004, discontinued March 2007)
Combine a DJ with the VJ and the result is the DVJ The artist to perform with audio and video at the same time, and he needs a DVJ=X1. Imagine all the things that you can do on the CDJ-1000mk2... and that with a DVD. This might be the shortest description you'll ever
Cue, Scratch, Loop, Re-Loop, Hot Cue's, Pitch (-100% ~ +70%) and all with synced DVD Video Manipulation with the ease, speed and accuracy of CD.
Actually everything on this machine is a Industry First !
Pioneers reply to the demand of Top Quality Audio mixers. Designed to bring the best possible audio quality into the club. Doing no consessions to any feature the leading Top DJs or Installation companies would want to have on this mixer.
Internal processing 24-bit / 96 kHz 6 Digital Inputs Digital Output switchable 48kHz or 96 kHz. 105dB S/R on line input @ full scale Midi output on the Cross Fadder Digital Link (Pioneer new connection standard) 2 EQ's on the Booth Monitor Output
The EFX-500-r has the same technical specifications as the Rregular EFX-500-R and was brought to the market when the EFX-1000 was launched and is intented to put some extra attention to the EFX-500 when the EFX-1000 is introduced.
Excellent sound quality with the same digital technologies as the DJM-1000. Introducing Sound Color FX: 4 filters, assignable to each channel. Each Channel has it's own adjustable parameter that has 2 different function for each filter.
4 Digtal Inputs and a Digital Output 24 bit / 96 kHz D-A and A-D converters Bright Dot-Matrix Display Sound Colour FX 61 Midi Channels 13 Beat Synchronizable Effects Fader Curve Adjust
A small mixer with good sound quality because it features the digital DNA of the DJM-1000 by using practicaly the same digital circuitry. Combining some familiar effects with some new ones and adding 5 In-Loop banks.
24 bit / 96 kHz D-A and A-D converters 5 Auto Beatloop Sample Banks 7 Beat Synchronizable Effects
Welcome to the Future, this is the worlds first 4 Channel Audio Video mixer.
Mixes Audio and Video at the same time, Stack max 4 Layers on top of each other Touch Screen Effect controll 12 BPM Synced Beat Effects (Audio & Video) 48 Touch Effects (12 Effects with 4 variations Audio & Video) 14 Video Inputs Crossfader also used as T-Bar video Fader with 5 effects