September 26, 2012

Pioneer DJM-850 Mixer

Head to any club that houses a 4-channel “house” mixer and the odds are high that it will be a Pioneer product.  In the old analog mixer days, the DJM-600 was the staple mixer that most DJs felt comfortable spinning behind.  It was quickly updated to the newer DJM-800 digital mixer which shared the same respect.  But now the DJM-850 is on the market, but can we be sure it’s worth the upgrade?

The main selling point of this revision, are the beat effects.   The addition of the “beat” button on each fader clues you into all that has been changed on the 850.  Effects have been updated, including the new “echo” effect, and can be controlled independently of each other on each channel. …