We’ve been playing about with the Pioneer DDJ-1000 over the past few months and have really enjoyed its controls and interface. That is why we are pleased to see that Pioneer have just launched a cheaper, more portable version, the DDJ-800.
If you weren’t paying attention to the number of channels, you’d probably mistake this for its bigger brother, the 1000, as it is more or less the same, just with a few features stripped back for portability.
Pioneer DJ state on the product page that: “The DDJ-800 2-channel DJ controller is a pro DJ setup that’s made to go wherever you do.
“This portable unit inherits the club-style layout and popular features of the DDJ-1000, including Color On Jog Displays, and packs it all into a lighter body.
“The result is a professional performance controller that you’ll have no trouble transporting between gigs at weddings, parties and anywhere else you play.
“The system will automatically bring down the ‘howling’ sound from the mic – extra handy when you have 2 microphones plugged in at once.
“Use the DDJ-800 to mix audio from external sources, and apply Sound Color FX, Beat FX, EQs and Trim to make all of your shows unique.”
As of yet, there is no release date, but the DDJ-800 will cost $899.