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Pioneer's new mixer the Pioneer DJM-700 is an all round basic club/home mixer with a lot of the features and functions of it's bigger brother the DJM-800. The DJM-700 is a lot like other mixers in the current Pioneer DJM series and brings a lot of tricks for a mid-level mixer. Here is the official press release that was send out by Pioneer.
The Pioneer DJM-700 offers a very good effect- and overall sound quality as it is build around the same 24-bit/96kHz technology of it's bigger brothers the DJM-800 and DJM-1000. The effects and filter sound equal to the ones on the DJM-800.
Also see the : Ultimate DJM Comparison Chart. This will show you an overview of all the current Pioneer DJM models with their features clearly stated.
The DJM-700 is available in 2 color : Black and Silver. The black model is DJM-700 and the silver model add an s : DJM-700-S. So keep this in mind when you're discussing about this mixer. Besides the color there is NO DIFFERENCE AT ALL between the DJM-700 and the DJM-700-S.
Added to the toolbox is a Manual Filter to control a low and high pass filter. The Manual Filter has a double function, it can also control the effected frequency for the regular Beat Effects section. There is also a new effect 'Crush' added to the regular content of the Beat Effects section. The sound of this effect is like the Crush on the DJM-800, only difference is that the effect is now linked to the BPM counter.
This knob has a double function, it work as a frequency range selector for the Beat Effects and controls the Low and High Pass filter.
When the blue Filter indicator LED is continuously lit the knob controls the frequency range of the sound that is send into the Beat Effects. Sound is first routed through the Frequency Filter before it is processed with other effects, with the Frequency Filter you select desired frequency ranged to which you apply the Beat Effects.
When the Frequency Filter is activated the LED is flashing.Now you control a Low Pass/High Pass filter with the knob. The filter works for the channel that is selected in the Beat Effect section with the Channel Select switch.
This means that you can only use the Frequency Filter to the channel as selected with the Channel Select switch in the Beat Effects section. With this switch you can assign the Frequency Filter to Channel 1 through 4, Mic input, Cross Fader A and B side and the Master. It is not possible to use the Filter to a different channel than the Beat Effects.
You can see all routing and effect settings in the bright dot-matrix display. The information in the display is organized like the position of the controls of the Beat Effects. At the top you see the name of the effect that is selected with the Channel Selector rotary switch. Below that is an icon of the selected channel for the effect.
The Tempo is displayed in BPM (Beats Per Minute) and the duration of the effect is shown in mS (mili seconds, a thousands of a second). Just below the display are the Beat Up and down buttons, by pressing these button you sync the effect to a certain measure (1/4, 1/2, 1/1, etc). The measures are also shown in the display by an orange row of blocks at the bottom of the display.
To sync the effects with the BPM always make sure to press one of the Beat Increase (> or Decrease (< buttons at least once before turning the effect in. This will real time sync the effect so it matches the latest reading.
On the left of the BPM reading is an indicator weather you have selected the Auto BPM counter or went for the Manual Mode by pressing the TAP button. To get back to the Automatic mode just hit the little black Auto Button on the left of the TAP button.
The DJM700 is equipped with full Midi output of a lot of the faders and knobs. In total 49 Midi channels can be controlled by the DJM-700. The DJM-700 is NOT able to receive MIDI, in other words, you cannot control any of the functions of the DJM-700 by MIDI.
You can assign almost all knobs, faders and buttons to a certain Midi function in computer based setups with for example: Ableton Live or Traktor DJ. Together with Abletons sequencer you control it all. Just setup the software the receive Midi through the right channel and assign it to a function in the software application.
The DJM-700's BPM counter can be used to sync the MIDI chain. In other words, the sequencer follows the tempo of the tracks you're playing or creating.
MIDI means 'Musical Instrument Digital Interface' and is a protocol used to exchange data between electronic musical instruments and computers. This protocol enables instruments to communicate with each other.
To connect electronic instruments to computers you use commercial available MIDI cables, which have 5-pin male DIN connectors on each side. Each instruments or sequencer should be set to Slave so it receives the speed-pulse from the mixer. The range of the BPM that can be transmitted is from 40 to 250 BPM, lower or higher rates will be limited to these maximum values.
The quality of the effects is 96kHz/24-bit, which is the same technology as used in the DJM-800. Meaning that there are 24-bit A/D converters used and all internal processing is done at 32-bits. There are 9 different effects and 4 Roll Sampler effects possible, off course you can also connect any other effect units via the Send/Return option.
The effects and the Roll Sampler are linked to the tempo of the tracks you're playing by the build in BPM counter. Use the Beat (< and Beat (> buttons toe select the right measure to apply effects to.
You can assign the effect section to any audio channel there is : Channels 1~4, Microphone Cross Fader side A, Cross Fader Side B and the Master.
Changes the time parameter of the effect manually for even more creativity.
Although the exact functionality varies a little bit, this is the amount of effect you add to the original signal.
With an illuminated button the Effects section can instantly be toggled on and off. Use this on the beat for lots of cool combinations.
Switch between Line, Phono input. In total you can hook up to 3 Phono's, 5 lines and 2 Mic's to the Pioneer DJM-700. The DJM-700 does NOT have digital inputs.
The Gain Trim has a range from infinite (silent) to +9db. The most optimal setting of the Trim is around 12 O'clock (0dB).
|Channel EQ Range|
|Treble||-26 ~ +6 dB (@ 13 kHz)|
|Mid||-26 ~ +6 dB (@ 1 kHz)|
|Bass||-26 ~ +6 dB (@ 70 Hz)|
In horizontal position to the left, the EQ is cut down to about -12dB. When you rotate further down than horizontal to the left, the frequency of the EQ 'killed' to a level of -26 dB. The last part is in a logarithmical scale.
If you want to gently fade in a track you might want to start with the EQ at about 'a-quarter-to' (pointing to the left)
These control the level of the microphones you've connected. You can connect a microphone with an XLR-type connector on the top left of the mixer. At the backside you will also find the 6.3mm Jack-type connector for the second microphone.
you have a little bit of control over the sound adjustments for the Microphone inputs with these two knobs.
|Bass||-12 ~ +12 dB (100 Hz)|
|Treble||-12 ~ +12 dB (10 kHz)|
And off course there are these obvious controls available :
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Deze mixer heeft dan weer een functie om de frequentie van je effect te veranderen d.m.v. de filter knop.
En je hebt een (nieuw) effect: Crush, deze had je op de djm-800 ook al, maar nu is hij gelinkt aan de BPM.
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