A new firmware update for the Pioneer DJM-2000 mixer has been released today, bringing a wide range of improvements to the company's flagship mixer.
With the addition of the Quantize function, beat effects will be automatically corrected to play on-beat when used on tracks analyzed by and exported from rekordbox.
DJs can obtain beat position and BPM information for songs from any PRO DJ LINK compatible CDJ by connecting the player to a DJM-2000 via LAN cable. Then, even if they miss the input timing for an effect while they are DJing, the effect will be adjusted automatically to the analyzed beat position, allowing DJs to apply effects on-beat with 100% accuracy.
The REVERB BEAT EFFECT has been also updated: besides the length of the reverb, DJs can now also adjust the openness of the simulated space at the same time.
The adjustment range for the NOISE INST FX has been broadened to increase the maximum output volume for this effect. This allows DJs to add sufficient noise, even to songs that are at a high volume. The maximum volume of the OSCILLATOR and SAMPLE in sidechain remix has also been increased as well.
To allow DJs to turn the FILTER effect on and off smoothly, Pioneer has changed the effect so that when they turn the level knob for it all the way to the left, the FILTER function turns off and only the source audio is output.
The new firmware can be downloaded here