Announced in September 2004 and probably in stores at the end of 2004 (Christmas Time) : The all-new Pioneer EFX-1000 is a significant edition to Pioneer's ProDJ Series and has been designed and developed together with some of the worlds leading DJs and club installers.
Most importantly the EFX-1000 provides DJs with the best audio quality possible, using a 24-bit/96kHz digital-sampling system and 32-bit digital sound processing. When the EFX-1000's bypass function is enable there is no change what so ever to the original audio and the output of the EFX-1000 is identical to the sound quality at the input. Any serious club or studio DJ will immediately hear the impact of the increased processing power, which results in better audio quality in their mix. Pioneer’s EFX-1000 also builds on the unique features of earlier models by including a wide range of sound effects in an easy-to-manipulate system.
The Pioneer EFX-1000 offers more than the usual range of Beat Effects, including: Delay, Echo, Pitch Echo, Trans, Flanger, Filter and Phaser. For the first time in the industry, the EFX-1000 enables DJs to beat match in sync with a pre-programmed rhythm. Additionally the EFX-1000 will measure beats per minute and beat match in sync with the tempo of the music. DJs can select multiple frequency ranges (High, Mid, Low), vastly improving the musical expression compared with existing full-range effectors.
The large, easy-to-manipulate Digital Jog wheel enables control of Jog Effects including: Jet, Wah, Phase, Shifter Ring, Zip, Humanizer and Vocoder. And a new “hold switch” can be used to maintain a sound effect, freeing up a hand. The Jog Memory Play memorizes and reproduces the dial’s movements either once or in a continuous loop. The balance of the effects as well as the depth of the original sound can also be modified.
When compared with the Pioneer EFX-500 you'll notice some things are different when you look at : There is no EQ-section on the EFX-1000, the color is black with an aluminum bar, more effect are added and more flexibility is given to the user although the basic layout stayed the same : on the left there's the BEAT EFFECTS section, and on the right you have full and real time control over the parameters with the JOG EFFECTS.
Each of the sections (BPM Effects and Jog Filter Effects) have their own activation lever. The use of a smart switch give you full flexibility to switch the effects on and off. This lever switch has a Momentary On and a locked On Switch to make applying the effects as easy and quick as possible.
When pulling this lever to activate the effect as long as you pull the lever, when released the effect dies out. When you push the lever it will stick to it's position and the effects are activated untill you set the lever in the neutral position
New are the setting switches at the top left of the EFX-1000. With these new features it just gives that finishing touch to the machine, adding more flexibility in the use this effector.
For both the Beat Effect and the Jog Effects there are 3 rotary knobs to make a preference. But you could also change these settings while using an effect. These knobs are separate for both sections of the Pioneer EFX-1000. So each section (Jog- and Beat-Section) can have it's own setting.
The Depth is like the thickness or power of the effect, something like the parameter or strength of the effect. The precise function of this depends on the selected effect. When using the Echo for example this know determines the volume descend of the echo.
NEW is the Character adjustment that is referring to the 'shape' or parameter of the effect. This would be describe best like the Q-factor of the effect. Change between thin and sharp to fat and wide. As with much audio, a sound is very hard to describe.
The Mix parameter will give you control over the mix between the original signal and the effects. Halfway open there is an equal mix between both, this is identical to a traditional Dry/Wet control.
The Beat Effects section on the left side of the EFX-1000 holds 7 different effects for you, 5 are already know when you're used to the EFX-500. The timeing or length of each effect is determined by the rhythm button that has been selected (1/4, 1/8, etc. of a beat). You can switch between these beat measurements whenever you want so you can make neat combinations.
This will repeat the played signal one time with a certain delay and a certain declined volume (depending on Depth knob). Internally the delay is mixed to the output after the Effects section so the delay itself will not be applied to the delayed signal.
Echo will repeat the played audio over and over again, each rehearsal has a slightly lower volume than the previous one, this depends on the Depth setting.
With the Depth opened all the way the loop will be played endlessly because there is no declining of the volume.
The difference between a Delay (single repetition) and the Echo (continious repetation untill sound dies out) is caused by the fact that de Echo is internally mixed BEFORE the Effects section so the delayed signal gets effected by the Echo, so it repeats itself.
Combines a Pitch Shifter with an Echo where the pitch is shifting for the echo-ed sound.
A rhythmical electronical transform switch, like if you quickly open and close the fader.
A wave or a jet-like sound in a rhythmic movement.
Automated, beat synced Frequency cutt-off filter.
Like a flanger, but more present.
The Beat Effects have only influence on the selected Range, you can choose Low, Mid and High or any combination.
This determines the time-base for the Beat Effects. It is illuminated when selected, the little LEDs in between those buttons indicate non-synced settings.
Switches measurement method between: Tap, Auto (works almost anytime) and MIDI.
When auto BPM mode fails you can tap the tempo manually to set it.
Rotate to manually change the time, hold shift and rotate to change the BPM.
On the right side you have the Jog Effect Section, these are the filter-like effects and they are not related to the tempo of the music you're playing. Instead you control the parameter with a large Jog Dial. These effects can be used simultaneously with the Beat Effects.
At the top if this section is the Digital Jog Break Display that resembles the value or parameter of the effect, right below you have the Effect selection buttons.
A wave of a jet-like sound controlled by the Jog Dial by adding a time shifted version of the audio to the mix. The jog changes the frequency range that is effected by the Jet effect.
Frequency filter (low-cut to full for high-cut), the jog changes the filters Cut-Off frequency.
A phase-shifted version of the audio is added to the mix, the jog changes the frequency range tat is effected.
Adds a ringing sound, the jog controls the frequency of the sine tone of the Ring.
Real Time key-shifter, you can simulate a Turntable stop with the Jog Dial or use it to key something up or down. The jog controls the pitch.
The sound is modified in such a way that it resembles the vowel sounds of the human voice and applies that to the audio.
The signal is transpoed with an internally generated sound which produces a mechanical sound. The jog is used to change the frequency of the internally generated sound.
The movement that you make with the Effect Jog Dial can be recorded in the memory of the EFX-1000. Just hold the M button while you make your move to record it. Recording stops when M button is released or when the memory is full. These movements can now be re-done once by pressing SINGLE or could repeatedly be done when LOOP is pressed.
This is the master control of the effects. Rotate both way to alter the parameters of the selected effect.
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