Inheriting many of the same technologies, reliability and operability of Pioneer's industry standard DJM-900nexus
mixer, the DJM-850 also features a built-in high-performance USB sound card, various functions for Laptop-connected DJ performances, and the industry's first1
BEAT COLOR FX function, which changes effects by linking the audio input of each channel.
The design of the DJM-850 combines broad functionality and high quality components to achieve great sound quality:
24bit/96kHz Built-in USB Sound Card - An integrated high performance USB sound card that enables up to four inputs/outputs2 simultaneously with no deterioration in sound quality.
The sound card 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 tool3 via a computer.
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.
Variety of 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.
Sound 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.
Beat 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 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 <new>, 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.
TRAKTOR SCRATCH 2 Certified4
Simple connection to Scratch Control (DVS)5 with TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 26
Connect the DJM-850 to a PC to scratch control (DVS) with CDJ player and Vinyl using timecode disc7 bundled in TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2.
The DJM-850 is equipped with additional features that add to the versatility of the mixer:
- Operation information of the mixer's knobs and buttons can be transmitted as a MIDI
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 control9 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.
1 As a hardware DJ mixer. Current as of February 23, 2012, based on Pioneer research.
2 Windows/MacOS supported. For Windows, distribution to three or more systems is possible only when using software that supports ASIO.
3 USB sound card functions can be used by installing the driver software and setup utility software from the CD-ROM that is included.
4 TRAKTOR SCRATCH can be used without connecting a soundcard.
5 System for playback of music files on PC in combination with playback position/speed of the time code disk.
6 TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2 is Native Instruments DJ software. SCRATCH CONTROL with DJM-850 is planned to be available from the next TRAKTORS SCRATCH PRO 2/DUO 2 version.
7 CD/vinyl record with time code for control of DVS software.
8 Standard for linked performance with electronic music instruments.
9 Serato SCRATCH LIVETM is not supported.
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SCRATCH LIVE is a registered trademark of Serato
TRAKTOR 2 is a registered trademark of Native Instruments, Inc.