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Pursuing the Pro Audio Trail

In conversation with Caroline Moss and Sue Gould

PT got in touch with the Pro AVL Asia magazine core team of Editor - Caroline Moss and Sales Director - Sue Gould, who between them boast of over three decades of experience in the pro audio industry..... read more

NJSM Marks a Milestone in the Business of Sound

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Tech Savvy Environment for T-Systems

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Conversations with SudeepAudio

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Pioneer Unveils DDJ-800 Controller, Designed For Rekordbox Dj


Pioneer has unveiled the DDJ-800, a new compact 2-channel DJ performance controller for dedicated use with our professional performance application, rekordbox dj. The DDJ-800 is designed to help you get the most from the new features coming to the software with the release of rekordbox™ ver. 5.5.0 today.

Inheriting the layout design of our DJ controller, the DDJ-1000 – which has earned a strong reputation with professional DJs who perform at weddings, parties, and events outside the club environment – the DDJ-800 packs a host of performance features into a lighter body.

The DDJ-800 is the first piece of hardware1 compatible with the brand-new Feedback Reducer feature in rekordbox dj,2 which automatically lessens the “howling” sound of microphone feedback. The DJ controller also features Color On Jog Display, giving you all the information you need for professional performances right in the center of each jog wheel.

Download rekordbox ver. 5.5.0 for free from https://rekordbox.com. If you own a license key for one of the rekordbox Plus Packs (rekordbox dj, video, or dvs), you can upgrade to the new version of the Plus Pack for free.

Key Features of the DDJ-800

Compact, Lighter, Portable Body

Take the DDJ-800 wherever you want thanks to its portable design, which is smaller than the DDJ-1000 by 22% in volume and 1.3 kg in weight.

Colour on Jog display for quick reference and accurate performances

The DDJ-800 is our 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”

Pass the mic around with confidence. The DDJ-800 is the first controller that supports the new Feedback Reducer feature in rekordbox dj, which instantly detects the “howling” frequency of feedback and brings it down. Plus, two independent mic inputs give you greater flexibility when you’re juggling DJs, MCs, and guest speakers.

Club-Style layout and features

Perform with the DDJ-800 as if you’re using our flagship setup. 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.

Use Feeling Adjust to set the resistance on the jog wheels to your preferred weight for scratching and spice up your sets with the popular Sound Color FX and Beat FX from our DJM mixer series. 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

You can use the DDJ-800 as a mixer to control the volume of audio input from an external device – even when you’re using it on its own3 – by adjusting the trims, channel faders and EQs. And, when the controller is connected to rekordbox dj, you can use Sound Color FX and Beat FX too.

Other Features

  • 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
  • rekordbox dvs ready4 – connect multi players or turntables to control rekordbox dj

Key features of Rekordbox Ver 5.5.0

Plug and Play

Simply connect the DDJ-8005 to your PC/Mac to enable rekordbox dj. You don’t need to enter a license key to use the software with the controller.

  • 1. In the DJ controller market with the microphone howling feature (according to the research conducted by Pioneer DJ Corporation, April 8, 2019).
  • 2. To use Feedback Reducer, update rekordbox dj to the latest version (ver. 5.5.0).
  • 3. Beat FX, Sound Color FX, and selected other rekordbox features are not available when rekordbox dj is not connected.
  • 4. Requires the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack license key and dedicated control vinyl (both available separately).
  • 5. To use rekordbox dj on your computer without connecting the DDJ-800, activate the rekordbox dj license (a license key card is included in the box).

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