Pioneer introduces new DJM-850 mixer

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With two colour choices, four channels, one hundred effect combinations and endless creative possibilities, the new DJM-850 is set to become home and mobile DJs’ most sought-after mixer. The DJM-850 is primed and ready for plug and play, with preconfigured, studio-quality effects accessible at the touch of a button. The mixer rivals software’s creative possibilities liberating DJs from their laptops and allowing for a more natural DJing experience. The DJM-850 is the perfect choice at this price point because it retains its predecessor’s most popular features, inherits the high-end build of Pioneer’s club-standard DJM-900nexus, and adds a few innovative effects of its own. The DJM-850’s Beat Colour Effect, an industry first, uses sidechaining to add another layer of control to Pioneer’s brilliantly simple Colour Effects. The Beat Effect ‘listens’ to the audio input of each channel and connects the changes in volume to other parameters, so DJs can flawlessly blend new sounds and effects into their mixes. And the DJM-850’s integrated four-stereo-channel sound card makes setup incredibly simple, with connection to PCs and laptops requiring just one cable. The glossy black DJM-850-K and sleek silver DJM-850-S will be available from late March 2012 at a SRP of 1,499 EUR/1,299 GBP each, including VAT. 24bit/96kHz Built-in High Performance USB Soundcard An integrated high performance USB soundcard that enables up to four inputs/outputs(*1) simultaneously with no deterioration in sound quality. The soundcard supports three different sampling rates (96kHz/48kHz/44.1kHz) and the ASIO/Core Audio standards that can also be used for music recording and production. The USB port on top of the mixer provides quick connections to use DJ software via laptop. The signal output path from the mixer can be easily modified using its setup utility tool(*2) via a computer.
*1 Windows/Mac OS supported. For Windows, distribution to three or more systems is possible only when using software that supports ASIO. *2 USB soundcard functions can be used by installing the driver software and setup utility software from the CD-ROM that is included. Variety of Advanced Effects The DJM-850 follows Pioneer's traditional mixer layout, featuring a variety of advanced sound effects that provide DJs with virtually limitless possibilities when mixing their music. Pioneer includes a new BEAT COLOR FX function which changes effects by linking the input sound from each channel.
BEAT COLOR FX The SOUND COLOR FX offers four types of effects (Filter, Crush, Noise and Gate) that can be linked to the input sound of each channel. SOUND COLOR FX Users can quickly change between the new BEAT COLOR FX and SOUND COLOR FX to suit each tune for further remixing and sound capabilities. With the industry's first(*3) BEAT COLOR FX activated, users can manipulate the SOUND COLOR FX in new creative ways to the beat of the music. BEAT EFFECT The BEAT EFFECT function presents 13 different types of effects (Delay, Echo, Up Echo , Spiral Reverb, Trans, Filter, Flanger, Phaser, Robot, Slip Roll, Roll and Reverse Roll) that can be combined to produce up to 100 other original effects. *3 As a hardware DJ mixer. Current as of February 23, 2012, based on Pioneer research. High sound quality The use of high quality components such as a 32-bit digital-to-analog output converter and a 32-bit digital signal processor, separate analog and digital circuitry, and extremely short audio transmission paths results in clear and powerful audio output. TRAKTOR SCRATCH 2 Certified Simple connection to Scratch Control (DVS)(*4) with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2(*5) Connect the DJM-850 to a PC to Scratch Control (DVS) with CDJ player and Vinyl using timecode disc bundled in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2.
*4 SCRATCH CONTROL with DJM-850 is planned to be available from the next TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2 version. *5 TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2 is Native Instruments DJ software. Additional Features The DJM-850 is equipped with additional features that add to the versatility of the mixer: MIDI Signal - Operation information of the mixer's knobs and buttons can be transmitted as a MIDI signal for a "Full Ensemble MIDI" function to control other connected devices. Switching 3 - Band EQ/Isolator - Each channel of the mixer is equipped with a switchable 3-band EQ (+6dB to -26dB) and 3-band isolator (+6dB to -∞dB) High Performance Channel Faders - The slide mechanism supports the fader knobs with two metal shafts for both durability and smooth operation. Furthermore, the new mechanism's design minimizes the negative effects of moisture or dust particles on the mixer's performance. P-LOCK Fader Cap - Keeps the fader channel and crossfader knobs (caps) locked, preventing them from physically slipping off during heavy use. Scratch Control - Scratch Control(*6) is possible by using the time code disk attached to DJ software supporting DVS (Digital Vinyl System) from CDJ players and vinyl turntables. Auto Standby - Automatically senses inactive operation and the presence of input signals, switching to standby mode when inputs are not detected for a long period of time. *6 Serato's SCRATCH LIVETM is not supported. Main Specifications No. of channels: Audio : 4, Mic :2 Inputs: CD/LINE x 4 (RCA), LINE x 2 (RCA), PHONO x 2 (RCA), MIC x 2 (XLR & 1/4 inch PHONE combined use x 1, 1/4 inch PHONE x 1)) Outputs: MASTER OUT x 2 (RCA x1, XLR x 1), BOOTH OUT x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE), HEADPHONE MONITOR OUT x 1 (top side 1/4 inch PHONE), REC OUT x 1 (RCA), DIGITAL OUT x 1 (COAXIAL) Other ports: SEND x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE), RETURN x 1 (1/4 inch PHONE), MIDI OUT x 1 (5P DIN), USB x 1 (top side B port), CONTROL x 4 (φ3.5 mm MINI JACK) Sampling rate: 96kHz D/A converter 32 bits (MASTER D/A Converter) A/D converter: 24bit Frequency response 20Hz~20kHz Total harmonic distortion: 0.004% or less S/N ratio: 106 dB (LINE) USB soundcard: INPUT:Stereo 4 channel, OUTPUT:Stereo 4 channel 24 bit,Sampling rate:96 kHz/48 kHz/44.1 kHz Head-room 19dB Power use: Voltage is different for each country. Electricity consumption: 30W Max. external dimensions: 320mm(W) × 381mm(D) × 108mm(H) Weight: 7.7kg *Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. *Mac OS is trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. *Serato's SCRATCH LIVETM is a registered trademark of Serato. *TRAKTOR is a registered trademark of Native Instruments, Inc.