UPDATE: CDJ-3000 confirmed – Click here to read our full review
Pioneer DJ has teased what appears to be a new media player on its Instagram – with the consensus among its followers that we are seeing the next generation media player: The long wished-for CDJ-3000.
With the hashtag #ANewDimension, the short video shows cue and play buttons being tested by machinery, a jogwheel/platter with a different type of surface (grooved, instead of smooth), and a small part of a high-resolution screen, with a new, modern waveform design.
The waveforms teased on the video definitely indicate something high end (and it’s almost certainly not a controller, because another shot shows the familiar Pioneer DJ logo under the platter, as in previous designs, as opposed to performance pads).
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With the weight of expectation on Pioneer DJ, we’d be surprised if it were just another update of the CDJ-2000, to NXS3 perhaps – and so that means we agree with what the majority of people commenting on the post are saying: That more than likely we are looking at the CDJ-3000. Then again, will it even have a CD slot? Would it be an “XDJ-3000”?
When this is to be released, if indeed the speculation is correct, is another question entirely – and Pioneer DJ not surprisingly were staying tight-lipped about it when we asked if they could give us something to print. So take a look at the Instagram post yourself, and let us know what YOU think!
Oh, and finally – it seems that Denon DJ isn’t wanting Pioneer DJ to have all the glory with these “give nothing away” leaks – check out what we just spotted on a Laidback Luke Instagram story… is this a new Denon DJ media player too?
Some reaction from Instagram
“In my opinion: goodbye cd (probably xdj), goodbye old hot cues and welcome to new 8 pads effect (hot cue, slicer, loop, beat jump) on the top of the jog, and I’m not sure about it but there could be 2 version, one with motorized jog. Release date I think in a week! Let’s see?” – doriafederico
“Only fear is that the 3000 nexus is gonna cost about 3000 $$$ ???” – mattley.dj
“??Who just bought Nx2 before watching this ? .. after watching this ?” – rodneygordonmusic
“There better not be a CD player in this one! ? XDJ is the future.” – ewbeats
“Are there new Players incoming? Would be the time…” – _tarikweiss
“Finally!!! ❤️❤️❤️????????” – danmeier86
“CDJ Next gen” – wykidd52
“I’ve already mentally bought these!” – newton040143