- Pioneer DDJ-800
The Go Anywhere Pro DJ Controller
Pioneer DJ have a strange way of delivering perfection, especially when you least expect it. DJ controllers have been evolving over the past five years. But the question has been where has there been a stand up professional controller you can take on the go - that actually delivers for the advanced user?
Let's welcome the DDJ 800 with large velocity- sensitive pads, the DDJ-800 is capable of triggering even the most subtle nuances of your digital tracks. A total of 8 pads are provided, including 4 on each deck, and allow you to add colour to your performances by using different sounds assigned to each pad or simply trigger popular performance functions such as Hot Cue Points or Pad FX. In addition to these features, the controller utilises an improved Pad Scratch algorithm that allows you scratch with more accuracy than ever before. As well as this, a Sound Colour FX function lets you create unique mixes with different effects applied across all 8 channels at once - a pioneer first!
The DDJ-800 boasts HID connectivity as well as MIDI. The controller can be made to work with the latest versions of Serato DJ Intro, DJ Lite and also pioneer's new rekordbox software via a dedicated licence key. The DDJ-800 features 8 channels that can all have their own effects applied simultaneously - this pioneer first offers you unprecedented control over your sets! Choose from Master EQ 2 or built-in sound effects such as Delay, Echo, Spiral and Filter for each channel individually. A separate dedicated knob on the mixer allows you to adjust the depth level of each selected effect and also has a Wet/Dry mix function which lets you turn it into an On/Off switch. You can use Sound Color FX when mixing tracks on 2 channels simultaneously or apply it to the main mix for a full sound.
With its robust aluminium jog wheel and responsive rubber touch performance pads, the DDJ-800 looks as professional as it performs. A small screen above each jog wheel gives you detailed information about your tracks; such as BPM and remaining time, so that you can keep track of your performances at all times without having to look away from the crowd. The Jog Display Sync button brings the BPM counter display in sync with the master deck's current tempo - a great feature if you're playing with another DJ using external players!
The DDJ-800 controller comes with 2 sets of looping buttons; Loop In and Loop Out. Each set can be used to record separate loops of up to 4 beats in length, or can be combined into a total 8 beat long loop. If you were looking for a DJ controller that delivers professional features you can take anywhere then the Pioneer DDJ 800 is your pick.
- Compact, lighter, portable body.
- Color On Jog Display.
- Club-style layout and features.
- Performance Pads.
- Plug and play – rekordbox dj.
- Feedback Reducer.
macOS Mojave 10.14 (Updated to the latest version)
macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version)
macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version)
Windows® 10/ 8.1/ 7 (latest service pack)
- AC adapter
- Power Cord
- USB cable
- Quick Start Guide
- rekordbox dj licence key card
- Multi Tap Delay
- Slip Roll
- ENIGMA JET
- MOBIUS (SAW)
- MOBIUS (TRIANGLE)
- LOW CUT ECHO
This controller has been great for our workshops and is still going strong today!
Fantastic service at Synthetic Pro. I have recently started my journey as a DJ and after using an entry level controller I went to Synthetic Pro looking to upgrade to an intermediate system. The guys were Uber helpful and keen to share some knowledge and have offered advice in the future. The product is great too and I have grown in confidence to further my career since using it. The interface is very simple and the colour effects are more or less the same as those used on higher end systems. Will definitely be going back to Synthetic Pro when the time to upgrade comes around again
I had the pleasure of buying this excellent bit of Pioneer DJ kit from Synthetic Pro Audio and despite there being serious issues with logistics at the time they kept me in the loop, even offered me their own loan gear in the mean time and brought it to me directly as added value.
The DDJ800 has allowed me to do many radio, podcast and studio mixes from home to the standard of Pioneer DJ club set ups and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to do the same.