A Guide to DJing With a Pioneer DJM 850
A four-channel mixing unit, the Pioneer DJM 850 was made available by the Japanese electronics manufacturer in three finishes: black, silver, and white. Because they were built for use in professional DJing environments, they were designed with a durable outer casing that protects the internal circuitry. As such, this digital mixer is often found on eBay in very good condition, and buying a second-hand unit is often as good as a brand new mixer from the point of view of its audio output quality.What are the main features of a DJM 850 mixer?
A mixing unit that really allows DJs to perform, the DJM 850 K is quite capable of being used conventionally, as a way to switch between audio sources – perhaps from one vinyl turntable to another, for instance. As well as this, you are able to take advantage of its plug and play digital interface that allows you to hook one up to your laptop or PC. This unlocks a number of professional features that synchronise the sounds on your computer with other audio sources. Other features include:
- 96 kHz, 24-bit sampler.
- 13 enhanced beat effects.
- Scratching effects from a CDJ or PC.
- Choice of sampling rates.
Yes, this is entirely possible. In fact, Pioneer set the DJM mixer up with the ability to interface with MIDI devices in a myriad of ways, each of them fully assignable. All that you need to connect one to a mixer is to plug in a 5-pin DIN cable to its MIDI out port.What sound effects does a DJM-850 come with as standard?
You can use a number of sound colour effects such as crush, filter, and jet using your DJM mixer, without needing any outboard processing. Other beat sound effects include reverb, echo, delay, flange, reverse roll, spiral, and phase, to name but a few.How much space does a DJM 850 take up?
If you’re mobile and space is an issue for you, then you will want to know that this mixing console is a reasonable 320mm wide and only 381mm deep. It stands 108mm high and has a weight of 7.7 kilograms. See the manufacturer’s site for details.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Pioneer.