Spotlighting an intuitive, great-feeling interface, the flagship CDJ-3000 multi player unleashes your creativity. Designed in a robust unit, the CDJ-3000 is driven by a new MPU (micro-processing unit) and boasting specially developed high-quality components. It’s innovative features
help your individuality flourish like never before.
Want to show what you can do and make new music on the fly? Perform on the CDJ-3000’s enhanced layout as if you’re using a musical instrument. Eight Hot Cue buttons – twice as many as the CDJ-2000NXS2 – are arranged from left to right underneath the waveform display for more intuitive triggering. Operate Beat Jump via the new hardware buttons and hit Key Sync to mix harmonically. You can also create a wider range of loops with the new 8-Beat Loop button which comes in addition to the classic 4-Beat control.
Feel is so important when you’re DJing – whether you’re making a tiny adjustment to a track’s pitch or performing the most intricate scratch technique. We’ve redesigned the jog wheel for the CDJ-3000 to create the smoothest action on any multi player we’ve ever made. Touch latency is also better than ever, and you can use the LCD screen in the center of the jog to keep an eye on the playhead position and reference album artwork. Find out about all of this, and more, below.
CDJ-3000-W and DJM-900NXS2-W are the special color version of our new flagship multi player CDJ-3000 and the DJ mixer DJM-900NXS2. Brilliant white finish is perfect for venues like restaurants and bars. Each unit will be stamped with a distinctive plaque featuring a unique serial number.
To use the CDJ-3000 with rekordbox, update to the latest version of the software (ver. 6.1.0). To play tracks from your iPhone, update to rekordbox ver. 3.0 (iOS).
The evolution of a legend
Since 1994’s debut of the CDJ-500 – the world’s first flat-top CD DJ player – each new flagship
CDJ model has become a favorite to many of the most respected DJs and clubs around the
globe. The ground-breaking CDJ-1000 enabled more performance techniques, such as
scratches that were previously only possible on analog turntables. Then, the CDJ-2000 ushered
in rekordbox and Pro DJ Link. For the first time, DJs could manage music before exporting it to
USB drives to use with the multi players. Subsequent features such as Wave Display (for better
understanding the musical development of tracks) and Beat Sync have made mixing more
intuitive. In 2016, the CDJ-2000NXS2 became the first choice for clubs, festivals, and DJs all
over the world who perform with digital music files, thanks to its improved feature set and
outstanding sound quality.
The CDJ has evolved significantly since the 1990s. And, while the CDJ-3000 is in many ways
unrecognizable from the early units, it retains the ambition and purpose that have always driven
the CDJ range: to provide you with an intuitive, great-feeling interface that gives you the power
to manipulate the music any way you can think of (and in some ways you might not have
The most advanced player Pioneer has ever made
When you’re performing, you need to know the decks can make your creative vision a reality
and handle everything you throw at them. We’ve designed the CDJ-3000 to do that and more.
The MPU in the unit isn’t just the first we’ve ever put in a CDJ – it’s also the most advanced in
any DJ player you can buy. It drives the unit, delivering stable performance and enabling
advanced new features, and it works with the other parts of the player to create a smoother DJ
experience. For example, you’ll notice that tracks and Hot Cues load faster than ever thanks to
the capabilities of the MPU and Gigabit Ethernet connection. The CDJ-3000 is a rekordbox
Hardware Unlock device too. So, to use Performance mode, all you need to do is to update to
the latest version of the software, even if you’re using the Free subscription plan.
You pour your heart into your DJ sets, so all your hard work and creativity deserves to be felt by
your audience. The crowd will hear your tracks, and every nuance of your performance, in rich
detail thanks to the brand-new audio design in the CDJ-3000.
You won’t just hear the improvements in the CDJ-3000 – you’ll see them too. You can choose
the information you want to view in laser-sharp detail on the 9-inch touch screen, which is
bigger and a higher resolution than the one on the CDJ-2000NXS2. We’ve kept the intuitive
user interface so you’ll feel at home, but we’ve added handy new controls such as shortcuts to
make it easier to jump between different categories in your music collection. New functions such
as Touch Preview enable effortless and rapid track selection, and, with a host of other fresh
features including Touch Cue, Stacked Waveform, and 3Band Waveform, you’ll always know
where the perfect mix points are on the cued track and the one that’s currently playing.
Want to show what you can do and make new music on the fly? Perform on the CDJ-3000’s
enhanced layout as if you’re using a musical instrument. Eight Hot Cue buttons – twice as many
as the CDJ-2000NXS2 – are arranged from left to right underneath the waveform display for
more intuitive triggering. Operate Beat Jump via the new hardware buttons and hit Key Sync to
mix harmonically. You can also create a wider range of loops with the new 8-Beat Loop button
which comes in addition to the classic 4-Beat control.
Feel is so important when you’re DJing – whether you’re making a tiny adjustment to a track’s
pitch or performing the most intricate scratch technique. We’ve redesigned the jog wheel for the
CDJ-3000 to create the smoothest action on any multi player we’ve ever made. Touch latency is
also better than ever, and you can use the LCD screen in the center of the jog to keep an eye
on the playhead position and reference album artwork. Find out about all of this, and more,
CDJ-3000-W and DJM-900NXS2-W are the special color version of our new flagship multi player
CDJ-3000 and the DJ mixer DJM-900NXS2. Brilliant white finish is perfect for venues like
restaurants and bars. Each unit will be stamped with a distinctive plaque featuring a unique serial
To use the CDJ-3000 with rekordbox, update to the latest version of the software (ver.
6.1.0). To play tracks from your iPhone, update to rekordbox ver. 3.0 (iOS).
All-new advanced MPU brings enhanced performance and rock-solid stability: Have faith
in the decks
As well as expanded creative options, the CDJ-3000 brings even more stability and reliability to
• Advanced MPU
Enhanced audio design: Let your audience hear the true sound of the music and every
nuance of your performance
With the most advanced MPU in any multi player on the market, we’ve not only revolutionized
the way the CDJ is driven but also made it work in a smoother, more stable way than any of its
predecessors. The MPU’s processing power has enabled us to bring exciting new functions that
weren’t possible before and gives us scope to introduce more features via future updates.
• Pro DJ Link with Gigabit Ethernet
Thanks to the Gigabit Ethernet connection for Pro DJ Link, you can share and play audio files
from USB devices and SD cards on up to six CDJ-3000 units when you combine them with the
6-channel mixer such as the DJM-V10.
• Better screen visibility
The maximum screen brightness has been improved by more than 150% compared to that on
the CDJ-2000NXS2, so you can crank it up depending on the environment you’re playing in and
• Tougher components
The high-quality aluminum top plate and redesigned play, cue, and Hot Cue buttons are
stronger than ever and the lockable V-Lock power cable*1 guards against accidental
disconnections that could interrupt your show. The unit also comes with a high-quality digital
cable that’s easy to handle and perfect for use in clubs and professional setups.
We’ve poured more than 25 years’ worth of experience into creating the ultimate DJ sound,
which faithfully reproduces the audio of each track as the producer intended it to be heard, while
also reflecting the most intricate details of your performance.
The CDJ-3000 unifies internal audio calculation processing to 96 kHz/32-bit floating in all playable
audio formats. As a result, the unit can capture the subtleties of the original sound source,
including its depth and ambience, and even the slight changes in the timbre of the low range.
Advanced audio processing technology such as variable speed playback, master tempo, and the
new Key Shift function all help to create a more realistic representation of the spatial sound and
a more musical bass sound than any other Pioneer DJ multi player has produced.
To get the maximum performance from the DAC (digital-to-analog converter), we’ve carefully
reviewed each part of the circuit that outputs analog audio and made various improvements.
We’ve also tuned the digital audio to achieve optimum sound quality in the player as a whole by
testing numerous different components to find the best possible design for key parts. As a result,
we’ve drastically reduced digital noise to create a natural sound that the crowd will want to listen
to for long sets – even at high volume.
9-inch, high-resolution touch screen with never-seen-before features: Find all the
information you need at a glance
With a touch screen that’s bigger and clearer than the one on the CDJ-2000NXS2, we’ve been
able to add extra information, shortcuts, and buttons for frequently used categories and functions,
such as Playlist and Search, so you can access them directly at any time. The GUI (graphic user
interface) will feel familiar if you’ve used the CDJ-2000NXS2 before, plus you can customize the
information you want to see and set preferences for aspects such as text size. You can now swipe
on the screen to navigate and use the sort function to rearrange the track list by touching the
display. All this makes for an improved workflow and helps you to browse tracks more instinctively.
And a number of new features help you to choose the perfect track and the right moment to drop
it into your mix:
• Touch Preview
Key Sync and Key Shift: Mix in perfect harmony
Listen to any part of a track you want to preview by simply touching its waveform in the
relevant place in the browse section. If you have multiple CDJ-3000 players connected
with the DJM-V10 or DJM-900NXS2 mixer via Pro DJ Link, you can even preview
tracks from another player thanks to Link Cue.
• Touch Cue
Listen to another part of the track that’s currently playing by touching the waveform –
the crowd won’t hear what you’re doing. This comes in handy when you need to
familiarize yourself with the progression of a track to identify a mix point, especially
during DJ handovers and back-to-back sets. Link Cue (see above) even enables you to
listen to different parts of the track that another DJ is playing on a separate player.
• Stacked Waveform
Keep an eye on the enlarged waveform of the track on the master player and the one
you want to cue up, all on one screen. Identify mix points and visually check the
beatgrids are perfectly lined up at a glance.
• Support for 3Band Waveform
Understand how a track sounds without even listening to it. 3Band Waveform uses
different colors to indicate the volume of each frequency band in files analyzed by
rekordbox so you can see the composition of the music just by looking at the waveform.
3Band Waveform comes in addition to the previous RGB and Blue options.
Hit the Key Sync button and the CDJ-3000 will automatically adjust the key of the incoming
track to match the one playing on the master deck, helping you craft a smooth and harmonic mix. With Key Shift on the touch screen, you can manually shift the key of a track up or down.
Pioneer's smoothest-ever jog wheel: Feel the difference
Effortlessly scratch and smoothly bend the pitch of tracks. We’ve redesigned the mechanism
inside the jog wheel so it feels slicker than any unit we’ve ever made, and we’ve reduced the
touch latency by half compared to the CDJ-2000NXS2. The LCD screen in the center indicates
playhead position and displays artwork for a quick visual reminder of which tracks are loaded on
Rebuilt range-leading performance interface: Effortlessly express your creativity
Get hands-on with the redesigned controls and new features of the CDJ-3000 – all arranged in
a way that lets you play the CDJ like it’s a musical instrument.
• Eight Hot Cue buttons
Flexible performance options: DJ the way you want to
Intuitively trigger Hot Cues via the eight buttons that run from left to right underneath the
waveform display. The linear positioning makes it feel more natural to select cue points
according to their position in the track.
• Dedicated Beat Jump buttons
Jump forward or backward from the current playback position in the track by pressing
the dedicated Beat Jump buttons. You can set the quantized number of beats to a value
of 1/2, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, or 64 beats.
• Advanced Auto Beat Loop section
As well as the popular 4-Beat Loop control from the CDJ-2000NXS2, the CDJ-3000
includes an 8-Beat Loop button for further creative possibilities. Want to make
polyrhythmic loops? Use the expanded options for odd-numbered loops to remix
sounds on the fly.
Play rekordbox-analyzed music from USB drives via Export mode or connect your laptop with
USB-HID control to use Link Export or Performance mode. Because the CDJ-3000 is a
Hardware Unlock device, you can use Performance mode for free – there’s no need for a paid
subscription plan – so you can play all the tracks in your rekordbox library, including any from
Beatport/Beatsource LINK and SoundCloud Go+ (subscriptions required for streaming
You can even connect your iPhone to the CDJ-3000 via a USB cable*2 and mix music directly
from the latest iOS version of rekordbox, which supports lossless file types including WAV,
FLAC, ALAC, and AIFF as well as MP3 and AAC.
An upcoming release of Serato DJ Pro will introduce official support for the CDJ-3000, so watch
out for news on that.
Pro DJ Link with enhanced lighting support: Take your show to the next level
Sync your sounds with lights thanks to compatibility with the new Pro DJ Link Lighting feature.
The CDJ-3000 sends phrase analysis information to rekordbox (PC/Mac) so you can control
lighting effects via the RB-DMX1 (available separately) and take your show to the next level.