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  The Music Mix Continues with Pioneer’s Latest Premium DJ Mixer

               Pioneer DJM-2000nexus Adds Exciting New Features

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- November 15, 2012

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Professional Sound and Visual Division, is
making the top DJ mixer in its line even better with the announcement of the
new DJM-2000nexus performance mixer. The perfect complement to the recently
released CDJ-2000nexus multi player, the DJM-2000nexus offers more music
mixing functions, including the new Beat Slice and Sync Master, available in
conjunction with Pioneer’s Pro DJ Link. In addition to the newest features,
the mixer incorporates a built-in full-color 5.8-inch LCD multi-touch panel
with screen effects, evolved Beat Effects, Pro DJ Link and MIDI control
capability.

Pioneer DJM-2000nexus Performance Mixer (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer DJM-2000nexus Performance Mixer (Photo: Business Wire)

“The first generation DJM-2000 has become today’s premium professional mixer,
found in the best and hottest venues around the world, and now we’re making
the next edition of the mixer better than ever to enable DJs to perform at the
highest level,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager, Professional
Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.

New Functions of Pro DJ Link

With Pro DJ Link, the DJM-2000nexus can be easily linked together (via LAN
cables) with multiple Pro DJ Link enabled Pioneer CDJ players for the
convenience of sharing a single music-filled SD card^1 or USB storage. In
addition, up to two laptop computers pre-installed with Pioneer’s rekordbox™
music management software can be interfaced with the DJM-2000nexus for times
when two DJs want to transition between performances.

Two additional functions, Beat Slice and Sync Master, were added to the mixer
to take advantage of the Pro DJ Link connection:

  *BEAT SLICE – When Beat Slice is activated, the BPM of music from a player
    is automatically synced, a short sample of the track (slice) is
    temporarily stored in the DJM-2000nexus, and its waveform appears on the
    built-in touch panel display. The waveform is separated and shown in eight
    parts (single, quarter, half, and eighth beats) on the display. A touch of
    each part creates entirely new sound effects that play along with the beat
    of the sampled music.
  *SYNC MASTER – The beats (tempo and beat position) of tracks playing on
    multiple players connected to the mixer via Pro DJ Link are automatically
    synchronized with the master clock of the DJM-2000nexus. The playback
    tempo and beats can also be adjusted using the built-in touch panel
    display, and numerous tracks can be arranged with ease without having to
    synchronize the beats of each player.

High Quality Audio Output

The DJM-2000nexus delivers excellent sound quality, utilizing an audio circuit
clock that features a highly stable crystal oscillator, as well as noise
reduction circuitry in its audio power source. The mixer also features a
balanced hybrid op-amp and balanced output circuit in the analog processing
stage to decrease induced noise significantly, resulting in a dynamic range of
107dB with 0.004% THD.

High Performance and Great Features

A newly integrated peak limiter keeps audio playing at all times, even at
maximum output level, limiting distortion during playback and preventing
damage to the mixer. To increase durability and ensure smooth operation, the
DJM-2000nexus features high-performance channel faders that can withstand
heavy use.

  *Layout – The mixer now utilizes chrome-plated knobs for adjusting effect
    frequencies as well as white LED illumination for the beat button to match
    the look of the CDJ-2000nexus perfectly. The top center section of the
    mixer features EFX capabilities to provide a bounty of digital effects,
    while each side section of the panel offers audio mixing controls for up
    to four digital or USB sources. The middle section contains INST FX
    (Instant Instrument FX) functions for additional sound effects.
  *5.8-inch Multi-Touch Display – The DJM-2000nexus incorporates a full-color
    5.8-inch LCD multi-touch panel for remixing beats and adding audio effects
    with a simple touch of the screen. Users can also simultaneously
    manipulate the displayed controls on the panel by touching different areas
    of the screen at the same time. Four different performance modes are
    available:

       *Beat Slice – Enables a section of a track to be stored for additional
         audio effects
       *Frequency mix – Enables more precise mixing within seven frequency
         ranges. For example, users can enhance just the bass region within
         the music they’re mixing.
       *Sidechain remix – DJs can create seven different dynamic audio
         effects by touching the screen.
       *MIDI mode – Allows the user to assign various controls displayed on
         the LCD screen to external DJ software via MIDI. Four types of MIDI
         modes are available for more performance flexibility.

  *Evolved Beat Effects – Numerous buttons for the evolved Beat Effects were
    added for selecting multiple effects and beat parameters. Manipulation of
    the sound effects can be made using the Effect Frequency knobs that change
    the low, mid and high frequency bands of the music. With the turn of a
    knob, users can enhance the effects of each frequency band, i.e., an echo
    added specifically to the vocals of the music or a doubling of the hi-hat
    rhythm, providing incredible performance options.
  *Instant Instrument FX – The INST FX provides six additional audio effects
    that include Noise, HPF, LPF, Jet, Zip and Crush. Each effect can be
    brought into the channel with a turn of the Filter knob. Additionally, the
    Parameter knob allows the effects to be fine tuned.
  *Live Sampler – A cool feature of the mixer is Live Sampler, which allows
    the sound from a microphone or from the MASTER output to be recorded
    directly into the mixer. The “sampled” sound can instantly be transferred
    via LAN cable to a CDJ-2000nexus or CDJ-900 for scratching or sampling.
  *Link Monitor – When linked with a CDJ-2000nexus player, the mixer informs
    the DJ of its connected status. The JOG rings of the turntable change
    color based on the current on-air status and channel number connection,
    providing quick visual indications to the DJ.
  *USB interface – The DJM-2000nexus features a USB audio interface^2 that
    allows a direct computer connection without the need for an external sound
    card. Up to four audio sources can be assigned to each channel, providing
    even more flexibility. For additional convenience, the MASTER output can
    be connected directly to a computer for recording^3 of performances.

Additional features of the DJM-2000nexus include:

  *Switching 3-Band EQ/Isolator – Equipped with a switching 3-band EQ (+6dB
    to -26dB) and 3-band Isolator (+6dB to -∞dB) on each channel
  *Digital In – Digital audio inputs for each channel with no deterioration
    in sound quality
  *Fader Start Play – Connection with Pioneer CDJ player(s) with PRO DJ LINK
    or control cable allows the mixer to start the turntable by switching
    faders
  *Talk Over – Lowers the volume of the music when a connected microphone is
    used
  *Peak Level Meter – Displays input levels at a glance
  *Cross Fader Assign Function – Allows the flexible assignment of the input
    on each channel to the cross fader
  *Fader Curve Adjust Function – Allows changes to cross fader and channel
    fader curves
  *Auto Standby Function – Switches power to standby mode when no operation
    or input is detected for a certain period of time.

DJM-2000nexus Demo Link

The DJM-2000nexus will be available in November with a suggested retail price
of $2999.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry standards
at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for their
high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit
www.pioneerdjusa.com.

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. is headquartered in Long Beach, Calif., and its
U.S. Web address is http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/. Its parent company,
Pioneer Corporation, established in Tokyo in 1938, is a preeminent
manufacturer of high-performance audio, video and computer equipment for the
home, car and business markets.

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1 SD cards are only compatible with the CDJ-2000 and CDJ-2000nexus.
2 Compatible with Windows or Mac OS. When using Windows, three sources or more
can be assigned only when using ASIO compliant software.
3 CD-ROM included. The USB audio interface function can be used after software
is installed on the computer.

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REKORDBOX is a trademark of Pioneer Corporation

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Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310-952-2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Cara Smith, 310-496-4454
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