High Quality Audio
The analog signal from the player passes through the shortest signal
route, first digitized at 96kHz / 24bit through a pro A/D converter
where it reaches the digital mixing stage with the best sound possible.
The mixing is carried out by 32bit DSP with minimal deterioration of
sound quality. A highly rigid chassis minimizes unnecessary vibration,
which could adversely affect sound quality. The mixer also incorporates
a dual-shield structure for eliminating entry of digital noise and a
high performance power supply for noise-free power.
Sound Color Effects For A New Style of DJ Mixing
The world's first DJ mixer with Auto Harmonic Tuning detects the key of
song and automatically corrects it to the closest true key. In music
theory terms, when a DJ raises the pitch of a song in the key of C by
three percent, the song is no longer in the key of C, but somewhere
between C and C sharp. This makes it impossible to perform a perfect
harmonic mix. Pioneer's new Harmonic Tuning feature takes the key of
the source audio and adjusts the pitch until it is that of a standard
Of course a DJ still has to know some basics about music, such as which
keys match, in order to pull off an acoustically perfect harmonic mix.
World class DJs currently spend thousands of hours learning the keys of
their music and re-mastering their library to be in �perfect pitch�.
Now the DJM-800 makes it easier to perform a �Harmonic Mix�. �As the art of DJ mixing becomes more and more sophisticated, Pioneer
raises the level of its equipment to provide the tools needed by
today's professionals,� said Karl Detken, director of product planning
for Pro DJ products at Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
The DJM-800 incorporates a highpass / lowpass filter, notch filter and
bit crusher effect for all channels. In conjunction with the additional
Beat Effects, 50 combinations of effects are possible.
Higher quality effects at 24bits make for a cleaner sounding remix. The
Digital Input/Output terminals
There are a total of 61 assignable controls. The MIDI signal can be
sent from almost all knobs and switches on the surface of the DJM-800
to external midi equipment. Since the mixer can send out many MIDI
signals, it can be used as a flexible interface to music software or
hardware such as Ableton Live or EDIROL V-4 Video Mixer.