Not only is the RMX-1000 an impressive external effects unit, allowing hands-on control of Pioneer’s much-loved DJ effects, but it also marks an interesting step forward for the company by shipping complete with an associated VST - allowing the unit to function as a MIDI controller as part of a more complex, computer-based studio or live set-up.
Fear not though vinyl purists, as even if it never goes within a hundred yards of a laptop the RMX-1000 is still a handy, powerful and above all fun DJing tool. We only have slight reservations over the price.
An honourable mention in this category goes to Korg’s updated handheld effects device, the Mini Kaoss Pad 2. With its new cut-down size, touch slider, microSD support and improved effects, the Mini KP is a great little portable DJ gadget.5 Stars
Full review: Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station
BUY Pioneer RMX-1000 Remix Station currently available from:
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USA: Sweetwater | Full Compass
Also in the running:
Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2