Pioneer Remix-Station RMX-500 Effects Unit Launched

Phil Morse | Read time: < 1 min
Last updated 8 November, 2017


The Pioneer RMX-500 is a stripped-down version of the RMX-1000, but has some innovations of its own to offer as well.

Pioneer has today launched the Remix-Station RMX-500 effects unit, a stripped-down version of its RMX-1000 unit, but with a few tricks up its sleeve of its own.

A DJ-focused standalone unit designed to integrate into a send/return loop from a DJ mixer, the portable Remix-Station 500 has been designed for “easy one-handed control of multiple parameters” – that’s “macro FX” to you and me, folks, and it’s A Good Thing.

The two pressure-sensitive control knobs – one for rhythm, one for drum machine – can be rotated for wet/dry balance, and pressed to modulate sub-parameters.

With ten auto-quantised scene FX, five drum samples, new rhythm and release FX, and customisation for virtual VST/AU/RTAS plug-ins, the unit does maintain some of the wide flexibility of the RMX-1000, but at a lower price.

RMX-500 side
As with the RMX-1000, it’s best used via the send/return loop of a standard DJ mixer.

Watch a video from Origin Sound showing off the unit here, and find out more on Pioneer’s website here.

The unit will retail at €399 / £339. It’s on sale from Feb 2014.

Are you a fan of the original RMX-1000? Do you use a standalone DJ FX unit – and if so, which one? Does this look like a good option to you? Please share your thoughts in the comments.

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