With two colour choices, four channels, one hundred effect combinations and endless creative possibilities, the new DJM-850 could well become the home and mobile DJs’ most sought-after mixer. 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.
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, including Beat Colour Effect, an industry first, uses side-chaining to add another layer of control to Pioneer’s 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. Its 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. For spec and features list, join Pioneer on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pioneerdjglobal. Some Pioneer video action below: