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Thursday, November 08, 2007
 Pioneer Unveils New Digital Deck For DJs
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Message Text: Pioneer introduced the new CDJ-400 deck, a feature-packed performance player for the club DJ to use at home.

The CDJ-400 allows users to play you MP3 collection off 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 three scratch effects and a new Loop Divide function.

Virtually all of the button and slider functions can send MIDI data via USB output, making it possible for the decks to control DJ software and other applications, such as our DJS or Serato Scratch LIVE on a PC or MAC.

Due to retail throughout Europe in December, the CDJ-400 will be available with a price of around €550 (excluding VAT).

The CDJ-400 deck is a perfect partner for the DJM-400 mixer and together they provide the ultimate home party set-up.

The CDJ-400 handles CD Audio and MP3 files from CD, while USB connectivity lets DJs draw upon sound libraries on external storage devices. Through the new push-selection Rotary Scroll Wheel and Back Button, users can navigate files and folders simply and quickly.

The CDJ-400 can control DJ and music application software. This is achieved by simply selecting the PC Source Select button, so that virtually all of the deck's buttons and slider can send MIDI control data via the PC USB connection.

With a design inspired by the club standard CDJ-1000 Jog Wheel comes the CDJ-400?s 115mm illuminated platter.

In addition to the Digital Jog Break Effects (JET, WAH and ROLL) found in CDJ Mode, Pioneer has included the world first Scratch Jog Effects, BUBBLE, TRANS and WAH, in vinyl mode. BUBBLE simulates a scratch technique and is great for spin backs, while TRANS is like rhythmically transforming with a mixer?s cross fader and WAH resembles the guitar Wah pedal.



The featured Beat Loop Divide facility rhythmically dices loops to fashion beats with drama, intrigue or whatever desired effect.

Besides the Beat Loop Divide, the CDJ-400 allows users to create four-beat Beat Loops and Hot Loops. For the latter hit the Hot Loop (In/Out point) buttons during a loop to retrigger the loop. Up to 10 Cue/Loop points per disc, for up to 920 discs, can be stored in memory and transferred by usb key between CDJ-400s.

Other features include:

- Tempo range settings available:: 6%, 10%, 16% and WIDE
- Resume function ? restarts playback of a disc from the point at which it was most recently ejected
- Digital Output ? connect to Pioneer?s range of digital DJM mixers or other studio equipment
- Text Mode ? displays CD-TEXT and ID3 tag information
- Reverse play ? instant reverse play
- hock-Proof Memory and Pioneer Oil Damper Float construction
- 7x5 dot matrix display

Specifications

Model Name: CDJ-400
Disc Type: AUDIO CD, CD-R / RW & MP3 CD-ROM (MP3 files)
Compatible Media: USB memory (FAT32 format, MP3 file)
Frequency Response: 4 Hz-20 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 115 dB or more (JEITA)
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.006 % (JEITA)
Output Terminals: AUDIO OUT (RCA), DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL)
Other Terminals: CONTROL (3.5 mm mini plug)
Audio Output Voltage: 2.0 V
Power Requirements: AC 220-240V (50 Hz/60 Hz)
Power Consumption: 19 W
Dimensions (without package): 217.9 mm (W) ? 296.3 mm (D) ? 107.5 mm (H)
Weight: 2.7 kg
 
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