Pioneer Introduce New Entry Level CDJ-350 Digital Multi-Player & DJM-350 DJ Mixer with USB Recording
Today DJ mixing equipment giants Pioneer have announced the addition of two brand new products to their range that will make up the perfect party set-up. The DJM-350 and CDJ-350 bring features found on Pioneer’s ultimate club products, such as powerful creative effects, remix-style looping and rekordbox™ compatibility to the masses.
Offering something completely new and unique at this price point, the DJM-350 enables the DJ to capture every last nuance of their performance to high quality recording on USB. There’s no need for extra kit or wires, it all works inside the box. Simply plug in a USB memory device into the mixer and you’re able to record professional uncompressed audio into WAV format.
This could be anything from a carefully crafted mix to recording vinyl ready to be played back digitally on the CDJ-350. What's more the DJM-350 also has the ability to split the recording during a mix by hitting the ‘Track Mark’ button providing beautifully indexed mixes ready for burning to CD without the need to make a single edit. After recording users can then simply drag and drop their files into Pioneer’s new rekordbox™ music management software so that it can be automatically primed with beat-grids to take advantage of the CDJ-350’s beat-keeping tools.
Being a top performer is often down to serious preparation and the new CDJ-350 comes to life when a DJ plugs in their carefully prepared rekordbox™ digital music library. This means the CDJ-350 is the perfect stepping stone for DJs looking to break the club circuit as all the work put into preparing a killer music library and playlists will all also work on the industry standard CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000 digital decks. If you’re ready to rock the party on the CDJ-350s, you’ll be one step ahead of the rest when it comes to playing in the clubs.
Music enthusiasts and DJs making their way to the top will be glad to find a USB connection on the CDJ-350 allowing MIDI controller functionality with compatible DJ software or for use as an audio interface. Meanwhile the DJM-350 features four subtle yet powerful effects that help DJs build energy into their music without overpowering the mix. Twisting the Gate effect to the left will tighten up the high frequencies of a track, while moving to the right will tighten up the bass. There's also Bitcrushers, a manual Jet effect, and to top it all off gorgeous sounding high and low-pass filters, just like the DJM-800.
The CDJ-350 & DJM-350 will be shown for the first time at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, which starts tomorrow on the 24th of March. The CDJ-350 & DJM-350 will be available in June 2010 and the suggested retail prices are £520 for the CDJ-350 and £439 for the DJM-350 (including VAT).