Pioneer Launch Popular Players In Sleek New Colours
Pioneer’s industry-leading CDJ multi-media player range is about to become even more desirable, with the introduction of new colour versions of the CDJ-850 and CDJ-350. The new solid black CDJ-850-K and the metallic silver CDJ-350-S match any interior, making them ideal for playing at home and out on the road.
The CDJ-850-K and CDJ-350-S offer the operability and stylish design of Pioneer’s high-end models, but at a more accessible price. Both multi-media players function as sound cards and support various media and music formats including CD, MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF, making them incredibly versatile.
The CDJ-850-K and CDJ-350-S also come bundled with Pioneer’s rekordbox™ music management software. rekordbox™ analyses the BPM and beat position of songs from a computer, allowing DJs to categorise music by genre and create playlists before a gig. DJs can easily transfer songs and playlists to the player via USB. For maximum flexibility DJs can edit playlists on both the CDJ-850-K and the CDJ-350-S – a feature exclusive to players in this price bracket.
KEY FEATURES OF THE CDJ-850-K
It adopts the solid black colour of Pioneer’s club-standard CDJs.
The CDJ-850, previously only available in silver, now has the same sleek black finish as Pioneer’s high-end models, the CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000.
The auto Beat Loop function for precisely timed loops. When the 1, 2, 4 or 8 Auto Beat Loop buttons are pressed, the player automatically sets a precisely sized loop for accurate performances. It also boasts an advanced Auto-Beat Loop function to make precisely timed loops even easier to achieve.
KEY FEATURES OF THE CDJ-350-S
The new metallic silver colour gives DJs more choice. Previously sold only in black or white, the CDJ-350 now comes in slick silver so DJs can match their player to any environment.
The BEAT Display function enhances scratch and loop performance. It shows both the beat position of the song and the playback point, so users can visually check the beat for better scratching, mixing and looping.
Auto Loop allows DJs to experiment with various loop performances including Beat Loop which matches the beat and repeats a 4-beat loop, Loop Divide which splits the loop into smaller looped chunks providing a new rhythm and Hot Loop, while playing a loop this returns it to the start of the loop and plays it again.
The new colour models will be available from December 2011. The CDJ-350-S has an SRP of £539, while the CDJ-850-K has an SRP of £799.