26 Oct Best DJ Effects units
Best DJ Effects units – A tabletop DJ effects unit is a type of multi-effects device that is manually controlled. Digital effects units are designed for DJs are sold in tabletop models, this is so they can be placed alongside by CD scratching gear, DJ mixer and turntables.
With a DJ effects unit, you can create your own sound effects and change up your tunes. DJ effects unit offer a wide variety of effects and sampling options and its colour touch screen gives the user an interface compatible with a DJ studio or nightclub, making it an essential part of your DJ equipment.
Here are a few of our favourite Effects units available:
Two large, Pressure Controller knobs give DJs access to multi-dimensional manipulation with just one hand. Once an effect or drum sample has been triggered, they can simply twist the knob right/left to manipulate the wet/dry balance, and press it to modulate sub-parameters. Multi-layered FX is made easier and more accessible for unlimited creativity.
The RMX-500 is divided into three easy-to-use areas, with dedicated buttons giving direct access to a host of features
Dedicated buttons and Pressure Controller knobs give DJs the power to intuitively build the music up using Mod, Echo, Noise, Spiral Up and Reverb Up, and break it down with High Pass Filter, Low Pass Filter, Zip, Spiral Down and Reverb Down. Each effect has two possible variations – four for Noise – that can be accessed by hitting the Customise button. And Echo+ adds extra echo for an even bigger sound and smoother mix.
Pioneer DJ presents the RMX-1000: all the potential of software with the hands-on usability of pro-DJ hardware.
Taking a totally new direction to effectors and samplers, the RMX-1000 is a three-in-one system comprising editing software, innovative performance hardware and VST / AU plug-ins.
Technological innovation is in Pioneers DNA. Now you have the ability to bring studio levels of sound manipulation out into the DJ booth and trigger personalised samples on the fly. With the Quantize function driven by a new BPM engine, your effects will always be precisely beat matched.
The RMX-1000 serves up all the possibilities of studio effects and beatboxes, with the added physicality of pro-DJ equipment. Intuitive performance interfaces from Pioneer?s flagship mixers and effectors, such as the DJM-2000?s Isolator FX, the DJM-900nexus’s X-Pad and the EFX-1000?s multiple FX chaining ? have been evolved and brought together into one unit.
Simplifying these concepts even further, the RMX-1000 uses intuitive DJ controls to manipulate several parameters in macro. Each effect has been designed to work in a totally unique way with the interface, for results previously only possible with hours of studio automation or robot-like performance skills.
While the unit is incredibly simple to operate, DJs can still create a totally unique sound with Pioneers remixbox editing software. remixbox allows DJs to completely customise the RMX-1000 hardware to their own performance style and load it up with their own banks of samples.
And, by saving their settings to an SD card, DJs can effectively take their own personalised DJ rig with them wherever they perform. Plus, Pioneer plans to upload internationally renowned DJs? settings and samples to its website so DJs can give themselves a head start.
A powered-up mini kaoss pad 2, the mini kaoss pad 2S (“S” for sampler) is a powerful DJ effect unit that fits in the palm of your hand. It includes the familiar KORG touchpad, which allows you to intuitively control 100 different effects, and a sampler function that makes it easy to load and trigger a variety of sounds. Whether you are playing or performing, you’ll have more fun than ever with the powerful mini kaoss pad 2S.
All-In-One Percussion Instrument
With SamplePad Pro, there’s no limit to your sonic creativity. SamplePad Pro is the all-in-one percussion instrument that knows no bounds. It features 8 fully responsive and velocity sensitive pads with blue LED illumination. There are hundreds of professionally recorded in-demand sounds onboard, and a SD card slot for loading and storing your own custom sounds. In short, SamplePad Pro is everything you’re looking for in a multi-pad-and more.
Expand with Pads, Pedals, and More
Want more pads? No problem. SamplePad Pro has trigger inputs for two additional drum pads. Plus, there are Kick Drum and Hi-Hat pedal inputs. The Kick Drum pedal jack provides both switch and trigger options; the Hi-Hat pedal jack can be set for either switch or variable operation. Adding pads and pedals can transform your SamplePad Pro from a percussion powerhouse into a full-blown electronic drum kit for the on-the-go performer. With an optional module mount, USB MIDI, 5-pin MIDI, and an 1/8″ audio input for playing along to your favorite tracks, the SamplePad Pro integrates seamlessly into your existing acoustic or electronic drum kit setup.
Unlimited Sound Potential
With SamplePad Pro, there’s no limit to your sonic creativity. Over 200 carefully-crafted drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds are built-in-each created by the professional Alesis sound design team. These sounds are arranged into ten onboard preset drum kits for instant access during performance. You can also use an SD card.