Pioneer CDJ850-k (£30)
The CDJ-850 inherits the high-tech control features and layout as its pro-series big brothers. With a 206mm jog dial, browse button, rotary selection and other valuable functions, the CDJ-850 will leave all DJs, from living room disk jockeys, to super club spinners satisfied with their money spent.
The CDJ-850 is equipped with an incredibly rich display, which makes music selection easy when used with GUI. Even the most unpractised DJs can easily grasp GUI track selection, as GUI orders track info by title, artist and BPM. Easy to learn: simple to use.
In addition, the CDJ-850 DJ can now use the WAVE display as a way of gaining perspective of a track, following the dynamics and foreseeing the drops, providing a DJ with an intuitive feel for a set.
Pioneer has fitted the CDJ-850 with rekordbox software. rekordbox is the software that creates links between your devices, pervading a sense of ease and simplicity within your process of set planning and track organisation. Installable on PC, the rekordbox can also analyse track data such as BPM, Beat Grid, Wave and much, much more.
Pioneer CDJ-850 is also compatible with many different formats and media, hence allowing the entry-level DJ to enjoy playing off all manners of different medias, whether that be AAC, MP3, WAV and AIFF recorded on USB or CD-R/RW discs.
For when you don’t want to lug your PC around on a night out, the CDJ-850 has a solution! When files are saved with rekordbox and the exported onto a USB storage device, you can access your tracks via the multiplayer. No need for bulky PCs or extra hassle!