The Pro Audio Group of Pioneer
Electronics (USA) Inc. today announced the launch of the CDJ-800
digital vinyl turntable, making its ground-breaking technology
available to more DJs than ever before. The design of this new Pro DJ
turntable is based on the company's world-renowned jog wheel (first
seen on its flagship CDJ-1000).
It also offers many of the
functions that have made the CDJ line so popular in the industry. The
compact, silver colored CDJ-800 boasts five completely new and unique
features, including Quick Return, Auto Beat Loop, Touch Release Dial,
"Wide" Pitch Control and Digital Out. Even with the
addition of these unique features, the CDJ-800 is as uncomplicated
and easy to use as the simplest analog deck - which many DJs may now
wish to replace.
Best of Both Worlds
DJs can take their skills to new
levels of performance and creativity with the CDJ-800, using
Pioneer's jog wheel technology that has reinvented the art of DJing,
The jog wheel reproduces the touch and feel of an analog deck while
the unit provides an impressive array of innovative digital
functions. In Vinyl mode, the touch-sensitive jog wheel allows DJs to
stop/cue up tracks and bend and scratch sounds. In CDJ mode, the jog
wheel lets DJs speed up or slow down the music, fine-tune cue points
and use all the other acclaimed CDJ functions.
Innovative New Features
When using Vinyl mode the Quick
Return feature enables a track to return instantly again and again to
a cue point just by pressing the surface of the jog wheel.
The Auto Beat Loop feature uses
four timing buttons to instantly create perfect one, two, four or
eight beat loops. When a loop has been produced manually with the
loop in and loop out buttons, this feature allows instant 1/1, 1/2,
1/4, 1/8 beat cuts of the initial loop.
The Touch Release Dial allows CDs
playing in Vinyl mode to be slowed, stopped and relaunched at
different speeds when the jog wheel is touched or released.
Playing out can also be enhanced
with the deck's "Wide" Pitch Control function. DJs can use
the +/- 100 percent pitch control range to create new sound effects
from opposite ends of the sound spectrum and also to BPM match
completely different tracks.
The Digital Out function ensures
that all of the CDJ-800's digital features are carried over to any
connected digital environment.
The CDJ-800 also includes
legendary Pioneer functions such as Master Tempo and Cue/Loop Memory.
Master Tempo locks the pitch of a track even when its speed is
changed, allowing DJs to speed up or slow down the beat, without any
difference to the vocals and instruments. Cue/Loop Memory allows a DJ
to set a cue or loop point and then save it to the deck's internal
memory. The CDJ-800 has enough capacity to save one cue point for up
to 500 CDs, so that DJs can locate their favorite cue points instantly.
The Future - Now
The stunning-looking CDJ-800
unleashes the company's cutting edge technology onto the worldwide
stage and delivers digital power to aspiring and professional DJs
today. The CDJ-800 will be available beginning in November for a
manufacturer's suggested retail price of $999.
Specifications of CDJ-800
- Power Cord
- Stereo Phono Cable
- Control Cord
- Forced Eject Pin