Pioneer DJ New Pearl White CDJ-850 & DJM-850
Pioneer DJ has recently announced a new pearl white version of the popular CDJ-850 digital mulit-player and DJM-850 DJ mixer. We reviewed both the CDJ-850 and the DJM-850 and both are solid performers no matter which color combination they come in. Pioneer DJ has been producing white versions of their other popular DJ gear in the past and it seems to do well enough for them to continue with the trend across their lineup. I wonder if that new Pioneer CDJ-2000Nexus will also come in white? Only time will tell... Check out the press release and links inside for more info.
PIONEER DAZZLES DJS WITH NEW PEARL WHITE COLOR VERSIONS OF POPULAR
CDJ-850 DIGITAL PLAYER AND DJM-850 DJ MIXER
Pioneer DJ announces a new pearl white color version of two of its popular DJ products, the CDJ-850 digital multi-player and DJM-850 DJ mixer, providing another stylish alternative to the current silver and solid black models. Both are designed for the experienced DJ, with the CDJ-850-W and DJM-850-W offering the same enhanced features and excellent audio quality as the current versions for the growing number of DJs that use today’s popular DJ software.
The new pearl white CDJ-850-W and DJM-850-W will be available at the end of September.
A video demonstration of the CDJ-850-W and DJM-850-W can be viewed here.
CDJ-850-W digital player features include:
• Metallic silver jog wheels to enhance the slick pearl white colored body
• Integration of large 206mm jog wheel for continuous free and easy control as well as a rotary selector and browse buttons for added convenience
• Playback from CD and USB storage devices (flash and hard drives). Supports multiple media file formats, including MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF audio files
• rekordboxTM music management software for analysis, management and playback of music files.
• Advanced Auto Beat Loop, editable Tag List functionality, Shock-Proof Memory1 and Floating Architecture for excellent vibration-resistance, four levels of song tempo settings ( available (±6%, ±10%, ±16% and WIDE2) and the ability to play music from where it was left off when removed and later reloaded
• USB MIDI/HID control capability
• Suggested retail price: $999
DJM-850-W mixer features include:
• Built-in 24-Bit/96kHz high performance soundcard enabling up to four outputs/inputs simultaneously3 with no sound quality deterioration
• Multitude of effects, including:
o Beat Color FX function can change effects by linking the input sound from each channel
o Sound Color FX function offers four types of effects (Filter, Crush, Noise and Gate)
o Beat Effect function provides 13 different types of effects that can be combined to produce more than 100 other original effects
• Clear and powerful audio output with the mixer’s built-in high performance 32-bit digital-to-analog output converter, 32-bit digital signal processor, separate analog and digital circuitry, and extremely short audio transmission paths
• Compatibility with the Scratch Control (DVS) in Native Instrument’s TRAKTOR™ SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2 software4
• Operation information of the mixer’s knobs and buttons can be transmitted as a MIDI signal5 for a “Full Ensemble MIDI” function to control other connected devices
• Each mixer channel is equipped with a switchable 3-band EQ (+6dB to -26dB) and 3-band isolator (+6dB to -?dB)
• Additional features include P-LOCK Fader Cap, Auto Standby and MIDI Signal
• Suggested retail price: $1,999
Kareem Julien (AKA DJ Blaze) has been a hip-hop, R&B, Reggae, and Club DJ since 1993. DJ Blaze has reviewed over 100 pieces of DJ Equipment and continues to provide the DJ community with high quality DJ gear reviews and updates related to DJ equipment and DJ culture.
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