• David

    I would not recommend this, some other FXs are old school already.
    maybe 1 or 2 features would be useful but paying 700 bucks for those 2 fxs is not worth.

  • DJ KNIX

    A must have piece of equipment PIONEER RMX-1000 for every dj out there! BAD ASS EFFECTS!!!!!

  • Atomisk

    “Raw analogue signal”… out of itunes

  • DJ VIVID

    can i use this with my traktor s4? if so how would i set that up?

  • NENE

    hi guys.. can someone tell me how to connect the rmx1000 without using any laptop pls?? where do i have to connect the input and output terminals of the rmx??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=820375369 Zac Cawdron

    Best bit of kit i have brought this year! well happy 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=820375369 Zac Cawdron

    best bit a kit i have brought this yr 

  • 1000 Cutts

    Nice review and Vid Ean – I watched the Pioneer promo vids and was like eh? but look a solid bit of kit…really like those funky three effect kill switches..

  • Dax

    if your done with the RMX 1000 can you mail it to me?

  • Djcbravo

    This device is amazing. Looks like it’s more than worth the price. I have to get one.

    DJ Bravo
    http://www.deejaybravo.com
    http://www.moltenpros.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223092660 Jovanni Alex Alecio

    native instruments F1 way better then the rmx 1000 in my opinion…

  • Garbitch

    That’s a lot of money for a dsp and some knobs/sliders. Future landfill.

  • @Philosurfer_

    All the promo vids I’ve seen for this make me think of that old cliche of beginner DJ’s hammering away at the FX and essentially butchering a well produced track. I’m sure this piece of kit is great (if you’re ballin’) but none of the vids has shown me a MUSICAL use- it mainly sounds like crappy gated and glitchy ish… Just my .02. If I were pioneer I’d pay Ean cash TODAY to make a vid that shows how a controller freak would use it.

  • Soulnessuk

    I bought one of these last week and must say I’ve no hesitation in recommending this to anyone that can afford it. The quality of the built in effects sound vastly superior to anything than I seem to be able to generate from Traktor and to be honest I wouldn’t be interested in spending the time and effort to try and replicate these effects with custom mappings. I was in the market to buy an isolator so I guess the purchase made even more sense to me than it would to many on this forum.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

      How is the isolator? As someone if the same scenario this (if the isolator compares with the higher end ones) will make the purchase an easy decision. 

      • Soulnessuk

        The isolator sounds good to me but I don’t have a clear reference point. My friend has the Bozak Iso-x with an EFX 500 so I’ll take round the RMX some time soon and then we can do a comparison on his set up for both the isolator and FX.

    • Drhiggens

      Where did you find one a month before the street release? I talke the pioneer rep the other day and he was saying production version had not even shipped yet.

      • Soulnessuk

        It came out here in the UK at the end of last week but there was only a  small number that came into the country and it seems like everywhere is out of stock now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/djlukestein Luke Stein

    Im sorry laidback luke but what was that? that was very poor and makes me not want this product.

  • Pewpew

    I know everyone keeps saying traktor or ableton can do this all. And yes it certainly can, but it needs to be delivered in a way that can be easily useable. I mean how many iteration of controller, and set up do people need to replicate the sounds? I mean people have their s4s, then an x1, and a f1. Or a VCI -400 and tons of other controllers on top. Pioneer is just trying to package the most favored and useful effects onto one unit with easy work flow. 

    Sure ableton and traktor can probably do all the things, with tons more on top, but is not to many have made it into a controller that is easily used.

    That being said 800 is bananas lol.

  • http://byanth3m.tumblr.com/ BYANTH3M

    it makes a ton of sense for the cdj dj’s (not the guys using a-hid to control a laptop software)…. but not for us guys using traktor or serato.

    it’s meant to be a live sampling and soundfx unit in addition to the djm series of mixers.

    now, hearing these buildups/breakdowns, seeing the layout and tactile response, and the intuitive performance, I am seriously thinking of getting this for my live sets.  I love the idea of on the fly buildups and breakdowns (and not letting stupid traktor cue up 2 bars of audio before i can hit a turntable fx-style stop!).  you pay for the nice and complete convenient package… now if you want to go spend your time using a bunch of vst’s, midi controllers, and fx sends… basically everything i’m too lazy to do, SICK (i wish i had your patience).  I’m going with the ready made solutionn when it drops in price!

  • Terry

     so this rmx 1000. it can be used with a digital software? right?
    but i still wonder how… if can somebody explain it to me i would appreciate.
    cause i only have traktor as digital software and no other equipment.
    Can i use it only with traktor?

    • Funkall

      No it can’t, or in every case not for live mixing, the only thing you got more is a digital copy as a plugin of the unit that you can use into productions software that support VST/AU plugin (Ableton, Logic pro…). It means you will be able to apply the same effect you’d have done with the rmx 1000 (without software) in your production steps, it’s like a virtual effect unit just like the real one. So to answer your question, you can’t use it with any software as Traktor, Serato, etc… For now!

      • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

        What in the world are you talking about? Of course it can be used with software. 

    • Funkall

      And finally, if it could have worked with traktor, you would have lost some of the best new functions that are one of the particularity of the rmx, such as the eq/isolator, etc…

      • Pewpew

        thats not entirely true, Its like how ean has it in the video he can just have the master to though the rmx. So all effects on the rmx will effect the master of traktro.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

      Of course it can be used with software. Why wouldn’t you be able to use it with software? It doesn’t matter where you music is (vinyl, CDs, or on a computer being played via software) this, and ANY outboard effects unit, can still be used with it.

  • dax

    how can i get pioneer to send me one for free?

    • Funkall

      If you get how, just tell me, I’ll do the same!

  • Phasma

    Ean, you aren’t quite accurate with your video. You can add on beats on top of each other with the unit as shown in this video here.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

       I was wondering why Ean said that in the video myself…

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      you cant mix sounds with the buttons and the FX pad. You can mix sounds on the buttons but you can’t play a rhythm with the pads and then drum on top of that with the buttons. 

  • Anonymous

    I think Ean missed the mark on explaining the sample section, which to me is the thing that really sets the RMX-1000 apart from past DJ FX solutions. 

    In the Pioneer demos you clearly see guys building up sample patterns with some type of looping and quantize. I assume that’s what the “overdub/delete” button is for. Also what does the “hold/mute” button do actually? There’s also a dedicated “bank” button. How many samples can it hold?

    If you look at the RMX-1000 as a DJ-oriented sampling drum machine with performance FX, the price tag starts to make more sense. If only it had a dedicated looper for the input, a way to sample/assign to the pads on-the-fly, and some slightly larger rubberized buttons to mash, it would be the perfect standalone remix machine.  

    • Funkall

      the mute button is used to mute a particular sample of a loop you’ve created before temporarily, then when releasing it the sound in question come back into the loop, for example you’ve created a loop with a kick, a snare and a hihat, the loop is playing, and you suddenly want to mute the hihat without erasing it definitely, so you hold the mute button, then you press the sample button corresponding to the hihat, then if you want to make the hihat coming back in the loop you just do exactly the same (Holding mute+pressing hihat) and the hihat will come back with the same pattern that you made before.
      It can handle as many samples as the SD memory card you plug in can hold, so it depends of the size of your samples, and the capacity of your memory card

  • Joshuan Spaz

    Is it just me or is the old efx1000 much cooler?

    • Joshuan Spaz

       Also effects over a song isn’t necessarily needed unless it’s electronic music. I never hardly use effects over funk or hip hop. I will keep the $800 and buy a new synth.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

      It’s just you.

  • Cool it down

    This is way too expensive just like the rest of Pioneers gear and not geared towards anyone but the big time dj’s. It’s all about the workflow so if you like what you see in the video’s just reverse engineer it and do it in traktor or ableton. Nothing is new Here but all in one easiness of setting it up. 

  • Chris Rawles

    Pioneer do some of the worst demonstration videos on the net,  They are all cheesy as hell.

    They should get the DJTT guys to make some.  

    • Rapido

      lol – u really think that?

  • Jose Tamoro

    This thing is awesome. I will be getting one to add to my DJM2000 and CDJ2000s amongst all my other Traktor and Serato controllers/gear. I tend to practice on all platforms so I can be versatile but my main rig is still my CDJ2000s/DJM2000.

    • http://www.facebook.com/LeeZerUK Lee Grace

      I hope you own a gold pair of technics 1200′s to go with that blinged up set up also? lol 

      • Jun

        No I just have a pair of normal 1200′s MK2

    • 4321djgear

      DJM2000 already has EFX800 built into it. Why buy this too?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/OXEFSDEMQZIXUEPA6Z4T6F36TI Scott

        I ordered one and I have a the efx 100 and the dim 900. it just has a different work flow and combinations of effects that are difficult to replicate if not impossible with the other gear. 
        that said I’m a hard ware dj I only use the laptop for samples and risers. IM sure all this stuff could be created if you wanted to build the rack and hen map it to controls on something. so it is not for everyone. 

      • Jun

        The DJM2000 has lots of effects on it but the RMX1000 will add much more.

  • http://www.facebook.com/thecrayon Christopher Crayon White

    Ill end up making a fx rack that will do the same thing. maybe need to m4l but still why buy someonthing you dont need

    • Itstrutho.

      I agree This is all super cool and whatnot, But if i take the extra time I can just create all of this myself without spending a single extra dollar. But most people wont take the time to do that so theyll spend money to get it the easy way. gross.

  • Tragik11

    Laidback kinda sucked in that routine a little. But oh well i know the vid was just to show the gadget. Nothing i could not do with traktor effects already so skipping…

  • http://www.djpc3.com/ DJ PC3

    First, I am hip hop DJ (who sometimes plays commercial pop/EDM), so all these additional effects are cool, but completely unneeded for most of my audiences. My audiences know the words to their favorite songs and don’t want your glitch effects messing it up.

    But I can def see the potential for this device, and if I did more EDM, a device like this would def keep me busy, engaged and my sets unique.

    With all that being said thought, $800 is INSANE. Does pioneer realize most of these effects can be replicated in DJ software (like Traktor and maybe even Serato to some extent)? For a hundred more dollars I can get a DJM-T1 (an entire mixer) or for the same price I can get a lot of high quality mixers (with effects) from reputable competitors. 

    Sorry Pioneer, regardless of genres I play, for me to even consider this hardware the price needs to be dropped significantly…

    • http://the72pins.com DaftBot

      I think they’re more than aware but I also think that they’re aware that some DJs still don’t like using software. I know a lot of DJs who prefer CDJs and old school vinly, and for them to be able to have these kinds of tools at their figure tips is maybe worth the price tag.

      That said look at the price point for DJs who don’t use computers. In order to use a computer you have to get that, already over 1k, then software and a controller… looking at a little over 500 bucks there depending plus software… you’ve already doubled your cost.

      That’s why Laid Back Luke is just using CDJs in that demo. He’s showing EXACTLY the purpose of this thing.

      I’ve been hired to spin at clubs that say they’re all set and then I get there and there’s no room for my S2,S4 or even a midi fighter but they would have room for this to allow me to cut up some beats on the fly and really crank it out.

  • Ryan Supak

    In effect (although the user achieves it differently), it reminds me a lot of the EFX-1000. Combining the effects in that unit gets you to a lot of similar places. The 1000 is a very, very deep box and the reverb in it sounds like a Lexicon PCM-60 to boot.

    Personally I wouldn’t go for this one. Most of the music I play won’t be picked up by BPM detection and the Tap button on this seems almost like an afterthought. Also, the design of this box seems to want to point you towards certain uses, but for my part, I prefer more “basic” building blocks.

    I suspect these will be pretty popular though. As others have said, it seems expensive until you really start tallying up what it would really take to replicate this kind of setup with a laptop, software, a soundcard, and controllers.

    And — it must be said — Pioneer stuff seems expensive until you use it for a few gigs. Then you understand why it costs what it does.

    rs

  • Shishdisma

    I’m not really sure people keep complaining about the price or what software can do. This thing comes in at cheaper than an EFX-1000, and will probably sit around the $700 mark soon. Also, all the people saying that Ableton racks are superior to this are insane. Wiring and Ableton FX rig on stage involves a mess of cables and sound cards, a pile of controllers to keep everything usable, and a flipping laptop dedicated to effects. Running an Ableton S/R setup on stage for a regular set is just not realistic. Plugging in a hardware S/R, however, and not having to build a massive FX rack dedicated to doing what this thing does, isn’t exactly arduous.

    I did like Ean’s little guide on how to plug it in, should cover most of those “HOW I USE THIS WITH S4!?” comments that surround this thing. Then again, that comment might resonate with the the bedroom DJs I mentioned above.

  • http://twitter.com/Lylax_Dubs Lylax

     the “kill all” should be the efx off/on button located next to the wet/dry knob on the S4/S2.

    • Emery

      I have been dying for a solution to that with the S4. Builds sound great, but making sure effects and filter are off and bass is up at the drop is not an easy task

      • Stewe

         I did some mapping and found this could be done by inverting button options. Set button interaction mode to /direct/ with value 0 and then switch it to /hold/ and check invert. This way when you press the “kill” nothing happens till you release it.

  • http://twitter.com/Lylax_Dubs Lylax

    Pioneer has some great effects….great package…lil too pricy tho just for efx.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Gavintech Gavin Varitech

      It is expensive (everything Pioneer is) but it A.) costs less than the EFX1000 and B.) is not just effects. It’s effects plus a pro isolator, most of which alone cost more than the entire RMX1000 ($1,000 and up, plus isolator effects, and the sampler X-pad as well. For someone like me that uses a Pioneer EFX and has been wanting to get a pro isolator to add to my gear this thing is a no brainer @ $700-800 retail (if the isolator is as good as I hope it is).

  • A400712

    wow. laidback luke’s routine sounds improvised. maybe he just had to show most of the effects in 3 minutes.

  • Stewe

    We can do all of this effects with mappings in traktor. I can bat omeone will replicate it sooner or later.

    • JWILL LOVA

      Livid CNTRLLR or whatever can easily be mapped to replicate the isolation FX part. WHICH IS WHAT I NEED. IF anyone knows a possible way to do this through a 4trak i’d greatly appreciate it. $600 for isolating just highsmidslows makes no sense though. THe unit is great but I think Numark actually is coming out with something similar to this. NOT SURE and IDK why they would. But the thing is DJ JWILL said something about Numark changing the way people dj and to me that sounds like there’s a cheaper version of this to replicate the isolation fx in tractor without costing so much. Call me stupid or call me hopeful. That’s just what I want to be able to do.

  • G-Unit

    I think it has some pretty sweet features overall. The price tag is a little hard to chew, but honestly who really pays full price for anything pioneer? We all wait for some noob to buy it not know how to use it then buy it used from him for 600 bucks. At least thats my plan. lol.

    • wampaone

      or just price match in general, but still 600-650 (new) is still $$$ for an FX unit.  if you’re the type already shoveling out $1550-1600 for cdj-2000 i guess you are used to it… 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Reynolds/748309866 Grant Reynolds

    great review.. although, because i can copy most of the features on this unit in ableton or traktor im not gonna go forking out $800 for it.   im looking forward to making my own rack in ableton :) 

  • Taahir

    can u use this with an s4

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Grant-Reynolds/748309866 Grant Reynolds

      you can use it with any audio source.. 

  • bigbirdis

    Looks like Pioneer has taken some stuff from Traktor.

  • MPTY

    anyone knows how to replicate any of these effects in Traktor (using FX combo etc.)? that would be greatly appreciated!

    • Matthew Ingram

      Well the Echo Freeze type one is simple enough, and the brake should be covered by Turntable FX (in Traktor) I guess you just need to map the button to also kill all (and reset?) other effects on the second press? Or simpler map another button to kill and reset all effects.

      • Funkall

        In traktorg for the brake there is a another simpler way to do it, just press the third button on the turntable FX, you get a brake effect, and you can adjust the lenght by changing the parameter just above the button.

        • MPTY

          Thanks guys :) actually Ive already know how to map the brake and the echo freeze. also the HPF/LPF Echo should be simple enough using Traktor filter FX + echo in combination with D/W control. I’ve just tested it and it seems good enough (though I’m not sure if it sounds like the Pioneer)
          but how about the Spiral Up/Down, Crush Echo etc.? that’s a whole different problem since I don’t even know how those effects work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1119907452 Taylor Schotter

    wooo

    • Macmiata

      Is it just me or does it look butt ugly?

      • Funkall

        Just a story of taste, personally, i find it pretty well designed