Pioneer chose last year's BPM event to launch the latest addition to their CDJ range of tabletop DJ CD players. The CDJ-400 is a flexible, affordable and feature packed player ideal for mobile DJs who want the creative potential of the top-end CDJs, but don't have the budget.
With a design inspired by the CDJ-1000, the CDJ-400 features a 115mm illuminated platter. Users can choose from six different patterns of Jog Wheel illumination and even personalise their own CDJ 'slip mats' or jog sheets. The CDJ-400 allows DJs to play their MP3 collection from CD-R/RW discs as well as music from mass storage USB devices, such as USB keys, external hard drives and portable media devices. The deck also features the world's first Scratch Jog Effects, with three creative scratch effects and an innovative new Loop Divide function. Virtually all of the button and slider functions can send MIDI data via USB output, making it also possible for the decks to control DJ software. Look out for a review in a forthcoming issue of Pro Mobile.