Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000

Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000

The Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 offers the ideal solution if you want to play at events and party venues other than clubs thanks to its easy portability and brand-new user interface, which is similar to the familiar multi player/DJM club-standard set-up. Its professional features include full size jog wheels inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS2 with added On Jog Display so you can keep an eye on important track information without looking at your laptop. Bring creative flair to your mixes with 14 Beat FX and use the 16 multicolored Performance Pads (8 per deck) to trigger various features including Hot Cues, Pad FX and Keyboard Mode, which enables you to play a Hot Cue in different semitones. This allows you to improvise with sounds and create musical phrases as if you were playing on the keyboard of a synthesizer or other instrument.

MSRP: $1299.99

  • Magvel Fader: on the crossfader is a magnetic crossfader based on the Magvel Fader Pro that comes on the DJM-S9 battle mixer. This is apparently a “light” version of that fader, but is still rated for millions of movements.
  • Scratching Latency Focus: A talking point on the DDJ-1000 seems to be the latency. In the video, the DJS-1000 is called “[Pioneer DJ’s] lowest latency controller” – and the press release notes “we’ve refined the software processing for jog wheel and crossfader operation to significantly reduce latency.”
  • Four deck control: as with on the DDJ-SX2/RX, you can toggle each deck to a second layer, allowing four deck control. This is coupled with an indication on the jog display to let you know which deck you’re on.
  • Slip Reverse: as first seen on the NXS2 generation of CDJs, “slip reverse” is the default reverse button behavior on the DDJ-1000, meaning that Slip Mode is automatically activated anytime you tap the reverse button. Once you let go of reverse, the track picks back up exactly where it would have been, keeping your phrasing locked.
  • Rekordbox DVS ready: There are phono inputs on the unit, but you’ll need to buy a Rekordbox DJ DVS plus pack and control vinyl to use them


27.87 in


2.89 in


14.23 in


13.23 lb


24 bit/44.1 kHz

Frequency Range

20 – 20000 Hz

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

112 dB


< 0.002 % (USB)