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Reading time: 18 mins . Reading time: 18 mins . We search the internet to bring you the best prices. Click the button below to check now. Over the years, Pioneer DJ has produced numerous controllers of varying qualities. Generally, most are very good, while others are considered amazing. Since its release, many people have argued that the DDJ 1000 goes well beyond just “amazing”, and instead the Pioneer DJ DDJ 1000 borders on near incredible. Regarded as Pioneer’s flagship DJ controller for Rekordbox, the Pioneer DDJ-1000 has garnered a serious reputation with its club-style layout. Many people go as far as to say that it is one of the best Pioneer-made DJ controllers ever made. As we go through this review, we’ll see whether this is true or not, as well as exactly what this remarkable device has in store for its user. The DDJ 1000 is an all-round excellent controller all-round. It pulls a load of features from the DJM 900 NSX2 mixer and CDJ-2000NXS2, offering DJs a 4-channel mixer section. The DDJ 1000 is simply perfect to get familiar with what to expect in a club. If you’re looking for a Pioneer DJ controller for rekordboxDJ (and the Serato version) the DDJ 1000 is certainly one of the best machines on the market. First Impressions – The Physical Build. Taking A Deeper Look – DDJ-1000 Features . Offers a Full “Club-style” Design and Layout. Has An Impressive Selection of Hardware FX Options To Choose From. Holds Full-Size High-Quality Jogwheels & Full-Color Jogwheel Display. Has Numerous Connectivity Options. Straight away the DDJ 1000 reminded me of being a Nightclub DJ booth. All the buttons and knobs on the DDJ 1000 being arranged in the same layout as those on our club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 set-up. Taking a look at the controller’s build, the first thing you’re going to notice is its size. Gone are the days of playing with relatively small and compact controllers. Here, the DDJ 1000 proudly makes itself known to the world, making sure to take up as much space as possible. Yes, it’s still pretty lightweight and portable (almost surprisingly so) but that doesn’t mean you’re going to cart this around as easily as some other smaller controllers. From a physical build perspective, the DDJ 1000 is Pioneer’s pride and joy. The controller is incredibly solid and feels like it can be used day after day without any negative impact. The jogwheels in particular seem particularly durable, with a level of solidity that you don’t come across with most controllers today. This is probably because they are mechanically made rather than using some of the cheaper plastic types. The same sentiment is shared with the various faders and knobs. All of them just have a density to them that feels like they won’t break if you hold them too hard, or pop off if you accidentally use a bit too much force. I’m an aggressive scratch DJ and the Pioneer DDJ 1000 kind of did some therapy on me. Playing with it was like doing that falling exercise where you just “trust” that the person behind you will catch you. After playing with so many controllers where you literally couldn’t, the DDJ 1000 had me doing sighs of relief when it didn’t break the moment I got too into the mixing or scratch routine zone. Length: 14.23 inches (361mm). Width: 27.87 inches (708mm). Depth: 2.89 inches (73mm). Weight: 13.2 lbs. From a design perspective, the DDJ 1000 looks incredible. I mean, just look at it! The thing looks like it was made to appeal to DJs that specifically tore up the club scene. Not only is everything exactly where you expect it to be, but the use of color for the performance pads just adds this sense of excitement while performing. One of the great things about the Pioneer DDJ 1000 is that it comes with a pretty healthy variety of connective options to play with. Starting on the front, there is an option for either a 1/4th-inch or a 1/8th-inch headphone port. This is a pretty solid step up from the majority of other controllers on the market, which generally will only have the 1/8th-inch option or will require an additional adapter. At its back, the DDJ 1000 has the majority of its connection ports. There, you’ll immediately find two Master Output options. The first option is an XLR while the second is an RCA port. There is also a TRS Balanced Booth output option that is available. Generally, this too is a bit unique, as most controllers will have either an XLR connection point or an RCA. Most times they won’t have both, and it’s almost impossible for them to be accompanied by a TRS port as well. Line-In Options. There are 4 RCA channel Line-In options that are also available.