Pioneer launches the new RMX-1000 Remix Station designed to enhance DJ performance. Featuring four remixing functions, Isolate FX, Scene FX, X-Pad FX and Release FX, the Remix Station offers simple musical arrangements with intuitive control, all accessible at the user’s fingertips. Unlike typical effector or sampler, the RMX-1000 allows users to mix in multiple unique remix effects that can be manipulated with whatever music is playing.
Pioneer’s Remix Station features easy-to-control knobs and buttons, and optimized audio circuit design to deliver outstanding sound quality. Its QUANTIZE function enables real-time music analysis and synchronization of effects along with the beat of the music, and the AUTO BPM function automatically measures and follows the tempo of music. Wit USB-MIDI support, the compact Remix Station can be used as a MIDI controller.
Using the Pioneer’s remixbox editing software, you can customize almost every function and feature of the unit. You can also create the same type of music production and effects while DJing on a computer using the included VST/AU RMX-1000 Plug-in software.
The Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station will be released in June for $999.
In the Scene FX section, users can choose between five Build Up effects and five Break Down effects. The Build Up effects, consisting of BPF ECHO, ECHO, NOISE, SPIRAL UP and REVERB UP, add sounds, while Break Down effects, consisting of HPF ECHO, LPF ECHO, CRUSH ECHO, SPIRAL DOWN and REVERB DOWN, cut sounds. A large knob increases or decreases the parameter of effects chosen by simply turning the knob. Two sub-parameters knobs are also available for additional changes to the effects being produced.
The Isolate FX section, consisting of three individual knobs, processes the low, mid and high frequency bands of the music passing through. The section is loaded with three effects in addition to an Isolator, providing rhythm patterns, timbre, etc., letting users freely modify the output for the HI/MID/LOW frequency bands. In addition to the Isolator, three additional effects in the section are available including CUT/ADD, TRANS/ROLL and GATE/DRIVE.
The device features a touchpad section called the X-PAD FX that enables users to develop and add new sounds not found in the original music. In addition to its four built-in audio samples, KICK, SNARE, CLAP and HI HAT, other audio samples edited in Pioneer’s remixbox software can be loaded using an SD card (not included) during DJ play.
The system also includes a Release FX lever that eliminates the current music playing and leaves only the sound effects. Release FX can also be used to create the opposite effect: When the lever is released, all section effects are eliminated while the original music continues to play. Three types of Release FX are available including Vinyl Brake, Echo, and Back Spin.
|Inputs||RCA x 1Phono (1/4”) x 1|
|Outputs||RCA x 1Phono (1/4”) x 1|
|Other ports||USB B port x 1|
|Sampling rate||48 kHz|
|A/D and D/A converter||24 bits|
|Frequency response||20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Total harmonic distortion||Max. 0.005%|
|S/N ratio||When CONNECTION is set to “SEND/RETURN (-10dB)” 102dBWhen CONNECTION is set to “MASTER(+4dB)” 98dB|
|External dimensions||13.14” (W) x 6.18” (D) x 2.24” (H)|