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Author Topic: Roland DJ-2000 (1998)  (Read 5382 times)

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Roland DJ-2000 (1998)
« on: December 04, 2015, 08:27:27 AM »


The DJ2000's mixer section features four stereo channels, each with independent gain controls and 2-band EQ. The first channel has two sets of stereo line inputs (for two CD players, for instance) and the fader is switchable between these inputs. The other three channels each have a left and right line input, but also a phono input with a preamp for signals from a record deck. Two mic inputs are available -- one with both unbalanced XLR and quarter-jack options and a simple 2-band EQ, and the other with a single jack socket and gain control. Both inputs are controlled by a single fader, but unfortunately the XLR input isn't phantom powered, which limits the type of microphones you can use.

There's a large green LED, which acts as a simplified VU meter (or Beat Indicator, as Roland call it) at the top of each channel strip, and all four channels are assignable to either the master output directly, or to the horizontal cross-fader. The cross-fader will be familiar to most DJs, and allows signals from channels 1 and 2 to be mixed with those from channels 3 and 4, the centre position allowing equal levels of both signal groups to be heard. The cue section allows you to monitor incoming signals of each channel before they reach the master output stage, and the controls in this section are particularly clear and well laid out. The desk feels very sturdy and creates a real 'pro' feel.