January 26, 2018  

Sampling and Sequencing with Pioneer DJ’s DJS-1000 – Friday Forum Live

After last week’s brilliant quickfire deconstruction, we’re back with another edition of Friday Forum Live. This week our lead DJ instructor Ben Bristow has got his hands on the latest piece of wizardry from Pioneer DJ – the DJS-1000. Intended for live performance, the DJS-1000 is a sampler and sequencer that’s the same shape and size as Pioneer’s flagship CDJ-2000 Nexus, so it’s perfect for slotting right into your DJ set up. if you fancy learning to DJ yourself – or honing those existing skills on the ones on twos – check out our DJ courses here in London.

This week’s FFL is a short one, but there’s still plenty of time to get a good look at the DJS-1000. Ben starts us off with a brief live demonstration, putting together a pattern using a mic and some pre-loaded sounds. Next, he gets a bit deeper into the unit’s many features including things like its inbuilt sequencer, live recording, syncing with CDJs and the array of effects you can assign to single sounds or the entire rack. While it’s ostensibly a live-performance tool, we’re of the opinion that the DJS-1000 would make a useful addition to a studio set up as well, particularly for those who enjoy being as tactile as possible when making music.

If that’s something you’d like to learn, we would love to welcome you to study with us. You can learn how to make music at our schools in London and LA, as well as online. Or if you’re tempted by the aforementioned DJ courses, something to consider is that all our students here in London have access to our Pioneer DJ room, which is packed out with the latest CDJs, Turntables, Mixers and of course the new DJS-1000. If you have any questions, please give us a call on +44 20 7729 4884 or use our contact form.

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