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Pioneer CDJ-400

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Pioneer CDJ-400

The Pioneer CDJ-400 is digital CD deck with MP3 and USB audio capability. It has a slot media loading type, Legato link conversion, anti-vibration and 1 stereo RCA analogue output. It also has digital output and plays 8 and 12 cm CDs. The unit supports CD/CD-R/CD-RW/MP3 CD disk format with MPEG-1 32Kbps - 320 Kbps / MPEG-2 16 Kbps - 160 Kbps MP3 recording and allows for MP3 Folder Search. It comes with a power cord, manual, stereo phono cable, Control Cable (3.5 mini jack), mini scre…

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Pioneer CDJ-400

The Pioneer CDJ-400 is digital CD deck with MP3 and USB audio capability. It has a slot media loading type, Legato link conversion, anti-vibration and 1 stereo RCA analogue output. It also has digital output and plays 8 and 12 cm CDs. The unit supports CD/CD-R/CD-RW/MP3 CD disk format with MPEG-1 32Kbps - 320 Kbps / MPEG-2 16 Kbps - 160 Kbps MP3 recording and allows for MP3 Folder Search. It comes with a power cord, manual, stereo phono cable, Control Cable (3.5 mini jack), mini screw driver, jogdial graphic inserts and Forced Eject Pin. This unit has a frequency response of 4 - 20 kHz and signal-to-noise ratio of 115 dB with 0.006% distortion. The unit has a power consumption of 17W and measures 8.5 x 11.6 x 4.2 inches and weighs 6.0 lbs. The unit has a cd loading design and oil damper floating structure.

Features

The Pioneer CDJ-400 features anti-vibration buffer with internal cue point memory. A USB port found on the face of the player allows DJs to play their MP3 music collection from thumb drives, MP3 players or external hard drives. Locating and accessing of files is done with a multi-function selector knob/button and its bright, dot-matrix LCD display, and with a turn and press of the control knob. The CDJ-400 is a native controller for software such as Pioneer DJS computer software and SERATO® Scratch LIVE, where for example movement of the pitch slider on the CDJ-400 can control the pitch slider on the computer software and no timecode The player can also act as a MIDI controller where the user can assign every button on the player to trigger functions of various DJ software programs. The CDJ-400 also features, in addition to vinyl mode scratching, three highlighted buttons assigned to a special effect, Bubble, Trans and Wah. A “hold” button retain the different effects throughout the session or until its release, which can also be triggered at any point of play. This unit also features Digital Loop functions where a variety of loops can be created for additional audio effects, Beat Loop, that automatically creates a four beat loop based on the tempo of the music (BPM) being played, Loop Divide, which rhythmically divides the loop to create different patterns, Hot Loop, which restarts the loop from its entry without interruption of the music. It also features Digital Jog Break where in CD mode the CDJ-400 contains three effects, Jet, Roll and Wah, which further enhances the audio by rotating the jog dial. The same buttons for the Scratch Jog Effect are assigned to the Digital Jog Break which are accessible at any point of play, Tempo Control with four tempo modes, ±6%, ±10%, ±16% and WIDE, provide additional speed control with a resolution of 0.02% in the 6% range, Cue/Loop Points with up to 10 cue/loop points per disc, for up to 920 discs, can be stored to player’s memory, Jog Indicator where a red halo illumination around the jog provides visual feedback to the DJ, Customizable Jog Wheel where users can create their own customized image to insert under the removable jog wheel top, Digital Output for a direct connection to a connected mixer, and Resume Function where the function takes effect if a CD is ejected accidentally. Once the DJ re-inserts the disc, it automatically starts playing from exactly the point where it stopped.

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