RAND NEW PAIR OF PIONEER CDJ850 DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYER (BLACK) and ONE ALLEN & HEATH XONE DB2 DJ MIXER
ABOUT PIONEER CDJ850 DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYER (BLACK)
Intentionally designed to feel and function like other CDJ models further up the range, the CDJ-850 will give that all important reassurance when turning up to a gig with other CDJ models in the booth.
And just as budding DJs practiced on the CDJ-800 at home in preparation for their club gigs on the CDJ-1000, the CDJ-850 is set to become the new training ground for DJs hoping to break it on the club circuit. Apart from the ProDJ Link connection, the CDJ-850 inherits so many of the most exciting features from the CDJ-2000 and 900, offering major enhancements over the outgoing CDJ-800MK2.
The full-size 206mm jog wheel will be familiar to all existing professional CDJ users, giving the same performance and feel as the top range products. No matter which CDJ you play on, the browsing logic is always the same and all the work put into customising rekordbox collections will be available on every player in the range.
The CDJ-850 features the same large rotary select dial as the CDJ-2000 and is the most affordable product in the range to feature the Wave display to see peaks and drops of the music. An intuitive Tag List feature allows you to think ahead 10, 20 or many more tracks by arranging temporary set lists on the fly. You can save this as a playlist and recall it later in rekordbox or use it again at the next gig. And what's more, it's the only player to feature Tag List editing, so you can add, remove and change the order of tracks in the list.
Adapting to all ways of working, the CDJ-850 plays music from CD, USB and a PC. Despite the price point, it's capable of playing professional 24-bit WAV and AIFF, along with MP3 and AAC music files. It can be used as a Midi controller and 24-bit soundcard for music software, and with HID capability, software companies will be quick to announce Plug&Play; support.
Retains most of the principal functions from the industry club-standard CDJ-2000, such as the 206mm jog dial and large screen for visual information.
Able to play all types of digital files, such as WAV, AIFF, MP3 etc.
Incorporates rekordbox, allowing the creation and editing of playlists pre-gig, and recalling cue and loop settings for more inventive DJing.
On-screen display allows for quick and easy music selection, and the wave display allows greater grasp of the dynamics of a track.
By connecting via the CDJ-850's special interface (USB HID), more complex DJ software can be used without using a control disk.
Tag list allows registering and itemising of tracks at the touch of a button.
Auto beat loop function, tempo variation, CD resume function and vibration-resistance are just some of the other additional features.
ABOUT ALLEN & HEATH XONE DB2 DJ MIXER
The Xone:DB range exploits the potential of digital mixer technology to bring you maximum DJ creativity.
A key element is what we believe to be the highest quality and most sophisticated FX engine in the DJ market. Originally developed for the iLive pro touring system and rated by some of the best ears in the business, the FX algorithms have been painstakingly optimised for DJ use.
The first mixer to get the new FX engine was the Xone:DB4 – an unapologetic monster of a mixer with an FX engine on each channel.
Now the Xone:DB2 captures the essence of DB4 in a stylish, accessible, affordable format.
Twin DSP FX Engines - Features
Massive FX Library: Xone:DB2 has more than 50 FX presets divided into 5 FX types: Delays/loopers, Reverbs, Resonance, Modulation and Damage. These are studio grade FX – in fact several legendary producers already use the DB range FX in their recordings. There are plans to continue building the FX library in future firmware updates
Expression + Wet / Dry: The Expression and W et / Dry controls give intuitive, hands-on control for everything from subtle FX washes to total transformation
Editable FX Parameters: For those who want to drill down further, individual FX variations can be further modified via the rotary controls under the screen
Input Matrix: Each of the DB2’s four input channels has a full input matrix that can select from four analogue (Line or RIAA), four USB, or two digital sources, allowing for a wide variety of audio sources to be connected simultaneously. The same source can also be selected on multiple channels
Trimodal EQ: The Xone:DB2 adopts the fresh approach to creative equalisation introduced on DB4. The EQs can be used in three different modes - standard asymmetric EQ (+6/-25dB), total Kill (+6dB/OFF with a 24dB/octave slope), or High-Pass/Low-Pass filter with adjustable resonance
Mic/Line Input: With 2 band EQ, gain, cue and mix level and with full access to FX
High Visibility OLED Display: Tested for maximum clarity whether playing on a sundrenched Balearic beach or in a Berlin basement, the high contrast display shows FX selection, BPM and menu setup functions
Lightweight chassis: Made for life on the road, Xone:DB2 is robust enough for touring, and its lightweight aluminium chassis helps ease the arm-ache
Integral soundcard: The built-in, multi-channel USB2 soundcard allows replay and recording from computer-based audio software for 4 stereo sends and 4 stereo returns
MIDI control: All controls (except M ic and Phones level) send MIDI data. The mixer can double up as a MIDI controller for DJ software such as Traktor Pro and Ableton via the MIDI shift button, which allows the FX selection controls to send MIDI data without changing the mixer settings
X:LINK: The Xone:DB2 can integrate smoothly with the new Xone:K2 software controller via Allen & Heath’s proprietary X:LINK protocol
Distortion at 1kHz Line in at +0Vu Out: 0.003% (-90dB) un-weighted
Main Mix noise 22Hz - 22kHz un-weighted: -88dBu (104dB Dynamic range)
Residual Mix noise - 22Hz- 22kHz un-weighted: -94dBu
Equalization: +6dB boost/-26dB Total Kill 3 Band or Filter
Weights & Dimensions
The console is fitted with rubber feet for desktop operation. A screw on rack ear kit is available for 19” rack or plinth mounting. Figures quoted are are measured Width x Height x Depth, Weight
Desktop: 320mm (12.6”) x 88mm (3.5”) x 358mm (14”), 5.1 kg (11 lbs)
Rack ears fitted: 483 mm (19”) x 88 mm (3.5”) x 358 mm (14”)
Weight: Packed 530 mm (20.9”) x 470 mm (18.5”) x 260 mm (10.2”), 8.6 kg (19 lbs)