10 September, 2020
Harness a higher level of creative power with our brand-new flagship multi player, the CDJ-3000. Driven by a new MPU (micro-processing unit) and boasting specially developed high-quality components, it’s a robust unit packed with innovative features to help your creativity flourish like never before.
Since 1994's debut of the CDJ-500 – the world's first flat-top CD DJ player – each new flagship CDJ model has become a favorite to many of the most respected DJs and clubs around the globe. The ground-breaking CDJ-1000 enabled more performance techniques, such as scratches that were previously only possible on analog turntables. Then, the CDJ-2000 ushered in rekordbox and Pro DJ Link. For the first time, DJs could manage music before exporting it to USB drives to use with the multi players. Subsequent features such as Wave Display (for better understanding the musical development of tracks) and Beat Sync have made mixing more intuitive. In 2016, the CDJ-2000NXS2 became the first choice for clubs, festivals, and DJs all over the world who perform with digital music files, thanks to its improved feature set and outstanding sound quality.
The CDJ has evolved significantly since the 1990s. And, while the CDJ-3000 is in many ways unrecognizable from the early units, it retains the ambition and purpose that have always driven the CDJ range: to provide you with an intuitive, great-feeling interface that gives you the power to manipulate the music any way you can think of (and in some ways you might not have imagined).
When you're performing, you need to know the decks can make your creative vision a reality and handle everything you throw at them. We've designed the CDJ-3000 to do that and more. The new MPU in the unit is the first we’ve ever put in a CDJ. It drives the unit, delivering stable performance and enabling advanced new features, and it works with the other parts of the player to create a smoother DJ experience. For example, you’ll notice that tracks and Hot Cues load faster than ever thanks to the capabilities of the MPU and Gigabit Ethernet connection. The CDJ-3000 is a rekordbox Hardware Unlock device too. So, to use Performance mode, all you need to do is to update to the latest version of the software, even if you’re using the Free subscription plan.
You pour your heart into your DJ sets, so all your hard work and creativity deserves to be felt by your audience. The crowd will hear your tracks, and every nuance of your performance, in rich detail thanks to the brand-new audio design in the CDJ-3000.
You won't just hear the improvements in the CDJ-3000 – you'll see them too. You can choose the information you want to view in laser-sharp detail on the 9-inch touch screen, which is bigger and a higher resolution than the one on the CDJ-2000NXS2. We've kept the intuitive user interface so you'll feel at home, but we've added handy new controls such as shortcuts to make it easier to jump between different categories in your music collection. New functions such as Touch Preview enable effortless and rapid track selection, and, with a host of other fresh features including Touch Cue, Stacked Waveform, and 3Band Waveform, you'll always know where the perfect mix points are on the cued track and the one that's currently playing.
Want to show what you can do and make new music on the fly? Perform on the CDJ-3000's enhanced layout as if you're using a musical instrument. Eight Hot Cue buttons – twice as many as the CDJ-2000NXS2 – are arranged from left to right underneath the waveform display for more intuitive triggering. Operate Beat Jump via the new hardware buttons and hit Key Sync to mix harmonically. You can also create a wider range of loops with the new 8-Beat Loop button which comes in addition to the classic 4-Beat control.
Feel is so important when you're DJing – whether you're making a tiny adjustment to a track's pitch or performing the most intricate scratch technique. We've redesigned the jog wheel for the CDJ-3000 to create the smoothest action on any multi player we've ever made. Touch latency is also better than ever, and you can use the LCD screen in the center of the jog to keep an eye on the playhead position and reference album artwork. Find out about all of this, and more, below.
The CDJ-3000-W and DJM-900NXS2-W are exclusive versions of our new flagship multi player, the CDJ-3000, and the DJM-900NXS2 DJ mixer. Their brilliant white finish is perfect for venues such as restaurants and bars, and each unit is stamped with a distinctive plaque featuring a unique serial number.
As well as expanded creative options, the CDJ-3000 brings even more stability and reliability to your setup.
We've poured more than 25 years' worth of experience into creating the ultimate DJ sound, which faithfully reproduces the audio of each track as the producer intended it to be heard, while also reflecting the most intricate details of your performance.
The CDJ-3000 unifies internal audio calculation processing to 96 kHz/32-bit floating in all playable audio formats. As a result, the unit can capture the subtleties of the original sound source, including its depth and ambience, and even the slight changes in the timbre of the low range. Advanced audio processing technology and improvements to variable speed playback, master tempo, and the new Key Shift function all help to create a more realistic representation of the spatial sound and a more musical bass sound than any other Pioneer DJ multi player produced before.
To get the maximum performance from the DAC (digital-to-analog converter), we've carefully reviewed each part of the circuit that outputs analog audio and made various improvements. We've also tuned the digital audio to achieve optimum sound quality in the player as a whole by testing numerous different components to find the best possible design for key parts. As a result, we've drastically reduced digital noise to create a natural sound that the crowd will want to listen to for long sets – even at high volume.
With a touch screen that's bigger and clearer than the one on the CDJ-2000NXS2, we've been able to add extra information, shortcuts, and buttons for frequently used categories and functions, such as Playlist and Search, so you can access them directly at any time. The GUI (graphic user interface) will feel familiar if you've used the CDJ-2000NXS2 before, plus you can customize the information you want to see and set preferences for aspects such as text size. You can now swipe on the screen to navigate and use the sort function to rearrange the track list by touching the display. All this makes for an improved workflow and helps you to browse tracks more instinctively. And a number of new features help you to choose the perfect track and the right moment to drop it into your mix:
Hit the Key Sync button and the CDJ-3000 will automatically adjust the key of the incoming track to match the one playing on the master deck, helping you craft a smooth and harmonic mix. With Key Shift on the touch screen, you can manually shift the key of a track up or down.
Effortlessly scratch and smoothly bend the pitch of tracks. We've redesigned the mechanism inside the jog wheel so it feels slicker than any unit we've ever made. The LCD screen in the center indicates playhead position and displays artwork for a quick visual reminder of which tracks are loaded on each deck.
Get hands-on with the redesigned controls and new features of the CDJ-3000 – all arranged in a way that lets you play the CDJ like it's a musical instrument.
Play rekordbox-analyzed music from USB drives via Export mode or connect your laptop with USB-HID control to use Link Export or Performance mode. Because the CDJ-3000 is a Hardware Unlock device, you can use Performance mode for free – there's no need for a paid subscription plan – so you can play all the tracks in your rekordbox library, including any from Beatport/Beatsource LINK and SoundCloud Go+ (subscriptions required for streaming services).
You can even connect your iPhone to the CDJ-3000 via a USB cable*2 and mix music directly from the latest iOS version of rekordbox, which supports lossless file types including WAV, FLAC, ALAC, and AIFF as well as MP3 and AAC.
An upcoming release of Serato DJ Pro will introduce official support for the CDJ-3000, so watch out for news on that.
Sync your sounds with lights thanks to compatibility with the new Pro DJ Link Lighting feature. The CDJ-3000 sends phrase analysis information to rekordbox (PC/Mac) so you can control lighting effects via the RB-DMX1 (available separately) and take your show to the next level.
* Find out more about Beatport LINK and see a list of countries where it can be used (as of Sept 10, 2020).
* Find out more about Beatsource LINK and see a list of countries where it can be used (as of Sept 10, 2020).
* Find out more about SoundCloud Go+ and see a list of countries where it can be used (as of Sept 10, 2020).
|Playable media||SD memory card
|Playable files||WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless (Sampling rate: 44.1/48/88.2/96 kHz, Bit depth: 16/24 bit)
MP3 (Sampling rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit depth: 16 bit)
AAC (Sampling rate: 44.1/48 kHz, Bit depth: 16 bit)
|USB storage support||FAT16
|Frequency Response||4 Hz to 40 kHz|
|S/N Ratio||115 dB or more|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.0018% or less|
|Audio output voltage||2.0 Vrms|
|Audio output terminal||Audio Out (RCA) x 1
Digital Out (Coaxial) x 1
|USB ports||USB (Type A) x 1
USB (Type B) x 1
|Other ports||LAN (1000Base-T) x 1|
|Audio output voltage||2.0 Vrms|
|Power requirements||AC 100-240 V 50/60 Hz|
|Power consumption||40 W|
(W ｘ D ｘ H)
|329 x 453 x 118 mm
12.95" x 17.83" x 4.65"
|Weight||5.5 kg / 12.1 lb|
|Accessories||Power cord (V-lock*1)
Digital audio cable
Analog audio cable
Quick Start Guide
Precautions for Use
*1 Not available in some regions.
*2 To use the CDJ-3000 with your iPhone, you'll need a Lightning to USB3 Camera Adapter, available separately.
* Disclaimer: Specifications and price are subject to change.