Pioneer recently unveiled its latest compact 2-channel DJ performance controller called DDJ-800. Designed to help professional DJs play their music outdoors, the console packs a host of performance features into a lighter body.
Highlights of the DDJ-800:
Lighter and portable
Now smaller than the DDJ-1000 by 22% in volume and 1.3 kg in weight, you can take it wherever and whenever.
Color On Jog Display for quick reference to enable accurate performances
The DDJ-800 is the brand’s first 2-channel controller to feature high-definition LCD screens showing information such as playback time, BPM, and waveforms in the center of each jog wheel. Cue Scope indicates the distance in bars from the current playback position to Hot Cue points and Loop points, enabling you to mix quickly and more accurately. You can choose to display full artwork on the displays, helping you instantly identify the track loaded on a deck by simply looking at the jog wheel.
Feedback Reducer – the first feature on a DJ controller to lessen microphone “howling”
To lessen microphone howling, the DDJ-800 is the first controller that supports the new Feedback Reducer feature in rekordbox dj. The two independent mic inputs give you greater flexibility when you’re juggling DJs, MCs, and guest speakers.
Club-style layout and features
All the buttons, knobs, and faders on the controller are arranged and used in the same way as those on our club-standard CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2 setup. You can instantly reference BPM and the name of the selected FX without looking at your PC/Mac, thanks to the dedicated Beat FX display, making it easy to use the FX whenever inspiration strikes.
Audio mixer feature – control external input volume
Use the DDJ-800 as a mixer to control audio input volume from an external device – even when you’re using it on its own*3 – by adjusting the trims, channel faders, and EQs. When the controller is connected to rekordbox dj, you can use Sound Color FX and Beat FX too.
Other features include:
Performance Pads – use the 16 tactile illuminated rubber pads (8 per deck) to trigger Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Keyboard mode, and more.
Advanced Super Fast Search – quickly reach any playback position.
Page – switch between Hot Cues A-H and I-P.
Dedicated buttons for Key Shift and Key Sync – take direct control of rekordbox dj key-related features