Pioneer DJM-800  4 Channel Digital Effects Mixer with Filters

Submitted by Lead  Flag on 19-01-2006 @ 17:01
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The Pioneer DJM-800 brings pure audio fidelity by the hi-end 96kHz/24 bit A/D converter that’s complemented by 61 assignable MIDI control channels and a landmark innovation, ‘Harmonic Mixing’ capability – that detects a track’s key and automatically aligns it to the closest true key, removing inaccuracies created when adjusting the pitch.

The DJM800 mixer inherits the high fidelity technology of its big brother the DJM-1000. The analogue signal from the player is immediately digitized (through the shortest possible route) by a pro A/D converter at 96kHz/24bit, reaching the ultra-powerful (32bit) Digital Signal Processor without deterioration of quality.

Another key feature is the fully assignable MIDI function. This means that MIDI signals can be sent from almost all knobs and switches on the surface of the DJM-800 (a total of 61 assignable controls) to external midi equipment.

Like the DJM-1000, the DJM800 also has the same high rigid chassis for minimizing unnecessary vibration that could adversely affect sound quality. It is based on the same layout and footprint as the DJM-600, providing the natural and familiar feel known to DJs across the world. It also incorporates a dual-shield structure for eliminating entry of digital noise and a high performance power supply.

Download Pioneer DJM-800 Demonstration Video
EFX-1000 Product Angle View


Sampling Rate
96 kHz
A/D, D/A Converters
24 bits
Internal Processing
32 bits
Cross talk
82 dB
Frequency Response
20Hz ~ 20kHz
0.005 %
Signal to Noise Ratio line
105 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio phono
88 dB
Power Supply
AC 220-240V, 50/60Hz
Power Consumption
30 W
320 x 381 x 108 ( WxDxH )
Net Weight
8 kg

Input Specs & Terminals
4 x (RCA) / Coaxial
4 + 1 (RCA)
3 x (RCA)
Mic / Sub Mic
1 x(Combi Phone/XLR)
2 x(Phone Jack 6.3)
4 x (mono mini JACK)
2 x mono (Phone Jack 6.3mm)

Output Specs & Terminals
1 x (RCA) Coaxial @ 48kHz or 96 kHz
Master Out 1
1 x (XLR) +2 dBu / 600 Ohm
Master Out 2
1 x (RCA) +2 dBu / 10k
1 x (Phone Jack TSR Balanced)
1 x (RCA) -8dBu / 10k
2 x mono (Phone Jack 6.3mm)
Midi Out
1 x (5 pin DIN )
Headphone Monitor Out
1 x (Jack 6.3mm) +8.5 dBu / 32 Ohm

Channel Equalizers


Low Frequency
-26 ~ +6 dB @ 70Hz
Mid frequency
-26 ~ +6 dB @ 1kHz
high Frequency
-26 ~ +6 dB @ 13kHz

Microphone Equalizers


Low Frequency
-12 ~ +6 dB @ 100Hz
high Frequency
-12 ~ +6 dB @ 10kHz

Click to ENLARGE ! Pioneer DJM800 Backside

Full Digital Connectivity
To get the best possible audio quality you should use the digital inputs and output when possible. When you do you will keep the audio in CD quality (16-bit @ 44.1kHz). The DJM-800 internallyMost Pioneer CDJ and other CD players have a digital output : CDJ-200, CDJ-800, CDJ-800MK2, CDJ-1000MK2, CDJ-1000MK3, CMX-3000, DVJ=X1, DVJ-1000. From other models and brands you might be able to get a digital output signal, but sometimes the CD player looses some features and/or functinality when this output is activated. This is a limitation of the CD Player.

Brand New Feature, World First 4 Filters, assignable to each Channel

Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section
This fabulous section gives you ultimate control over 4 different filters, each can be activated on each channel of the DJM-800. You first press one of the blue buttons to select a filter type. Rotate the knob of the channel where you want to apply the effect. The parameter you change differs per effect. Because sound effects are very hard to describe I've used some graphics to explain.

Brand New Feature, World First Harmonic Mix Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section
Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section
The Pioneer DJM800 will automatically get the key of your track and set this to normal height at the center position of the parameter knob. When rotating the parameter knob you can change the actual key of the track to get it in harmonic order with the other one.

The green LED light indicates that the key you've set with the rotary is set at a full note (C, D, etc). When the LED is RED, you've set it in between 2 notes. You'll always want the LED to light up GREEN.

(1 red marker in the image). So when a track is originally in D, the first step up is D# and the first step down is C#. There is no easy way to find out what the key of a track is other than listen to it carefully and practice a lot with a small keyboard. Only exercising a lot will get you normal to it. Once you got it, there is no way back.

Brand New Feature, World First Sweep Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section

This is an all new Pioneer effect. The parameter knob has a double function. When rotated left, it reacts as a Band Pass Filter. When rotated right it reacts like a Notch Filter. The filtering is based at 1 kHz frequency, this is the frequency where vocals are most powerful present (generally speaking).

Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section

When using the filter on 2 channels at the same time you get an all new way of mixing your tracks. Track B comes in with a notch (rotated all right), when starting your mix, gently rotate the parameter knob of track B to the center position and at the same time rotating the parameter knob of track A to the left (activating the BPF).

Brand New Feature, World First Bit Crusher Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section

Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section
To some this might sound like a heavy distortion, but in fact this filter crushes the sound. It actually creates a sound like it moderates the sample rate. This gives a very heavy sound.

When the parameter knob is rotated left the Bit Crushers parameter is changed. When rotated right, besides this parameter, also a LFO.

This sound is used in almost al dance tracks that are released at this moment (2008) to make smooth strings just a little bit more 'dirty'. Those roughed edges sometime just finishes it off.

Brand New Feature, World First Filter Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section

Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects Section
The second filter function is a Low Pass Filter and a High Pass Filter in one function. When the parameter knob is in center position the filter is in neutral position. The sound is not filtered at this point. When the knob is rotated left it's a LPF, when rotated right it's a HPF.

And since each channel has it's own filter you can easily use this filter to create a Filter Mix, making the actual transition very fluid if rotated on both channels at the same time.

CLICK TO ENLARGEBrand New Feature, World First Full MIDI Control

The DJM800 is equipped with full Midi output of nearly all of the faders and knobs. In total 62 Midi channels can be controlled by the DJM-800.

To give you maximum possibilities when you hook up the DJM-800 in a Midi chain you can assign almost all knobs to a certain Midi function in computer based setups with for example: Ableton Live.

Together with Abletons sequencer you control it all. Just setup the software the receive Midi through a certain channel and assign it to a function.

Also a lot of DJ Mix software like DJS, Traktor, Serato etc can also handle inputs via MIDI from a mixer to control the internal mixer. MIDI is the language, you decide who you're talking to.

Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects SectionBrand New Feature, World First Display

New on a Pioneer mixer is the bright Display showing you all necessary information:

Effect Name: The name of the selected effect, which channel the effect is active on and the time parameter that's calculated with the BPM.

Selected Channel: surrounded by a red square you get a very clear indication which channel is routed through the Effect Section.

BPM Parameter: The top number is the current tempo of the current tracks. After calculating the BPM (BPM is flashing) the BPM indication is fully lit and an accurate BPM is measured.
Below the BPM reading you see the calculated time parameter that is related to the current BPM.

Beat < and >
The time (BPM related) parameter Effect Section can be changed instantly by pressing any of the Beat < or > button. After a press, the time parameter is divided or multiplied by 2.

Auto / Tap
When Auto is pressed the automatic BPM counter of the DJM800 is activated. When you start tapping the TAP button and sequentially hit it a few times, the DJM-800's effect section gets linked to the tempo you've just tapped.

Brand New Feature, World First Midi Start/Stop
Sends out a Midi start of stop pulse to the Midi Output.

Pioneer DJM-800 Filter Effects SectionCue
Activate it to pre-listen your effects with the headphones.

Beat Effects
The quality of the effects is 96kHz/24-bit, which is the same technology as used in the EFX-1000. There are 13 different build in effects onboard, each linked to the beat by a accurate BPM counter. This makes it possible for you to focus on other things. Just use the arrow keys just under the display to get the parameters calculated automatically.

When you doubt that the BPM counter is wrong you can easily Tap along with the beat and the Effects are linked to the tempo you've just set. My experience is that the BPM counter can be trusted, it is seldom off.
  1. Delay
  2. Echo
  3. Reverse DelayBrand New Feature, World First
  4. Pan
  5. Trans
  6. Filter
  7. Flanger
  8. PhaserBrand New Feature, World First
  9. Reverb
  10. Robot (Pitch/Vocoder)Brand New Feature, World First
  11. ChorusBrand New Feature, World First
  12. Roll (simple sampler)Brand New Feature, World First
  13. Reverse Roll (reverse sampler)Brand New Feature, World First
  14. Off course it is possible to set the effect section on Send/Return so you can use any external effects unit you would like.

Effects Routing

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 ...

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.

Toggle On/Off
With an illuminated button the Effects section can instantly be toggled on and off. Use this on the beat for lots of cool combinations.

Pioneer DJM-800 EQInput Selector
Switch between Line, digital and Phono input

Gain Trim
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)

This is something that is already integrated to the EQ rotaries in the DJM-600/DJM-707/DJM-909/DJM-1000 :

Pioneer DJM-1000 EQ rangingIn 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 not all the way down, but around horizontal to the left. The kill is in most case to much for gentle mixing...

Channel Faders
Are made by Alps and.... With a 3-step switch you can set the envelope of the faders from linear to logarithmical and right in between.

Cross Fader A/B Selector
Use to route a channel to the designated site of the Cross Fader. When THRU is selected, the Cross Fader is bypassed.

Optional Rotary Panel

There is an optional kit available to replace the standard line-faders by rotaries. This is something you must get used to and for the louder music types not very useable. But when Trance and the more relaxed music is what you do: you'll Love it !

Pioneer DJM-800 Master SectionBrand New Feature, World First Master Rotary
Instead of a fader, the DJM800 has a rotary control for the master level. This will prevent you from making accidental mistakes due to your sleeves or other miss-grabbing.

Sets the positions of the sound from left to right, when centered you feel a click.

VU Meters & Master Level
Do yourselves (and all sound engineers) a favor and keep the master VU-meter reading out of the red. This is the way to gain maximum benefits out of the sound quality of a mixer ( Maximizes Signal-to-Noise level).

This is not only for Pioneer mixers, but is is valid to all DJ mixers.

When activated you can pre-listen the master. Also used to send the master signal to the left headphones output when split function is enabled.

Mic Cut
Mutes the signal that is coming in through the microphones.

Booth Monitor
Control the Monitor Output for your monitor speakers. You can use this to connect to a monitor speaker system. This will enable you to use different levels for both outputs. Now you can turn down your booth volume without changing the master output, not noticeable for the the audience.

Pioneer DJM-800 Microphone Section Mic
The Primary Microphone Input features a combi connector that makes it possible to insert a microphone with a Jack or and XLR type connector. Most professional microphones have an XLR type connector, that give a more reliable connection than with a Jack Phone type connector. Phantom power is not supplied so you can only use dynamic microphones, but that is main type of microphone that is available.

There is also a second Microphone Input with a Jack type connector, this channel has a separate Input Trim but uses the same EQ setting as the Combi input.

Microphone Level
You can set the level of both microphones in the range from infinite (not hearable/muted) to 0dB. Both microphones can be used at the same time and on a different level but the EQ setting for both is the same.

Microphone EQ
Bass -6 ~ +6 dB (100 Hz)
Treble -6 ~ +6 dB (10 kHz)

Microphone Selector
With this switch in the most left position (OFF) the microphone signal is muted and not hearable on the master. The same effect as if the Mic Level is set to infinite.

When set to the center position (ON) that microphone signal is mixed with the Master, the level is set by the Mic Level rotary.

The most right position (TALK OVER) activates an input controlled mute, also called Talk Over. When a sound is detected on the Microphone Input higher than -15dB all channels will be attenuated with -20dB.

Brand New Feature, World First This indicates the new and improved features of the DJM800 when compared to the DJM-600 mixer.
Pioneer DJM800 demo video

What do you think about Pioneer DJM-800 ??

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There are 37 Comments

  Flag Marz-L wrote on 19-01-2006 @ 15:59
Kan niet wachten om hem eens te vergelijken met mijn DJM600s.......
1 member likes this  
  Flag Nvie wrote on 19-01-2006 @ 16:01
1 member likes this  
  Flag HannuZ wrote on 19-01-2006 @ 17:01
k begin alvast met sparen......
1 member likes this  
  Flag Laidback wrote on 19-01-2006 @ 20:37
kan niet wachten om hem zelf eens te testen :P
  Flag Cyrille wrote on 19-01-2006 @ 21:35
Ziet er wel HEEEL erg stoer uit
  Flag Mimoza wrote on 19-01-2006 @ 21:58
ziet er erg mooi uit, alleen best een beetje jammer dat ze een matrix input vergeten zijn (of kijk ik er over?) en de crossfader vd 707/909 had hier ook best mooi ingepast (al iemand een idee welke (cross)fader(s) er in gaan zitten?
Zou hem helemaal te gek maken, nu alleen nog testen!
  Flag Nvie wrote on 20-01-2006 @ 07:42
Faders zijn Alps Winking my eye
  Flag W.i.M wrote on 22-01-2006 @ 01:35
Ziet er uit om snel eventjes uit te proberen hoe hij werkt
  Flag MadSteven wrote on 24-01-2006 @ 12:20
Nou nog horen hoe die klinkt Winking my eye
  Flag antwan wrote on 28-01-2006 @ 21:36
hij staat er 11 febr!!!
  Flag Lead wrote on 31-01-2006 @ 00:17
dan hoop ik dat hij er is Winking my eye
  Flag _Ivan_ wrote on 10-02-2006 @ 20:15
Slijm.... ziet er geweldig uit:D:D
  Flag dion wrote on 13-02-2006 @ 12:23
dit is gewoon een tof ding k heb er een demo van gezien
  Flag Camino wrote on 13-02-2006 @ 23:10
heeft iemand hem ondertussen al kunnen uittesten? ik heb de eer nog niet gehad...
  Flag Nvie wrote on 17-02-2006 @ 09:06
Ik ook nog niet Unhappy volgens mij zwerft ie nog niet eens in Nederland rond...
  Flag Lead wrote on 18-02-2006 @ 11:50
Vanaf gisteren zwerft er wel een rond... Zie ook hier een kleine review.
  Flag Jizzy wrote on 19-02-2006 @ 12:07
Input Specs & Terminals
Digital 4 x (RCA) / Coaxial
CD/Line 4 x (RCA) (switchable with analoge input)
Phono 4 x (RCA)


Hier wordt geschreven dat er 4x phone en 4x CD/Line zijn. Op de foto (achterkant) zie ik echter 3 phone, 2 CD, 3 line (waarvan 2 als extra optie digitaal). Mis ik iets?

  Flag Lead wrote on 21-02-2006 @ 11:26
Dit moet inderdaad zijn : 3x Phone, 4x CD/line/digital, 1x line inputs.
  Flag mousehard wrote on 04-03-2006 @ 20:22
Ik ben benieuwt hoe duur hij is en waneer ik hem kan testen ziet er echt strak uit


  Flag Day-One wrote on 22-06-2006 @ 01:19
Blijft een onwijs een superbak ik heb er gewoon geen woorden voor hoe compleet dat ding is.
  Flag Freeman wrote on 13-09-2006 @ 02:00
???? ?????? ??????????? !!!!
  Flag D_J_M_ wrote on 24-05-2007 @ 22:55
wat zeik je nou.. uber goeie mixer dit!!:D(Y)
  Flag Vibemaster-D wrote on 21-06-2007 @ 13:05
zo een ontzettend vet apparaat heb hem sinds gister. zo über
  Flag LaMalediction wrote on 21-07-2007 @ 17:43
in een discotheek waar ik draai, werken we der wel mee
het is echt een super chill ding, als der een nieuwe komt,
mag ik hem overnemen
  Flag D-wan wrote on 20-08-2007 @ 23:14
Heb hem nu een half jaartje... Wat een geweldenaar ! Raak er niet op uitgekeken !
  Flag Jer-X wrote on 11-09-2007 @ 13:32
heb die ook en die is idd pr8ig...
  Flag Sunnes wrote on 13-10-2007 @ 10:44
lekker dingetje hoor! Cry
  Flag DieudeDance wrote on 18-12-2007 @ 14:50
CryMeest sexy en aantrekkelijke mixertje I ever saw! Cry
  Flag Vibemaster-D wrote on 31-12-2007 @ 13:22
na een halfjaar in het bezit te zijn

echt dank u pioneer Cry

geweldig apparaatje is dat zeg
ik heb nog nooit zulke mooie strakke sets kunnen maken.
en hij heeft met nog nooit in de steek gelaten
  Flag freddiejay wrote on 03-01-2008 @ 20:10
binnenkort zal ik hier ook de trotse eigenaar van worden Winking my eye
  Flag MissSalem wrote on 12-01-2008 @ 17:12

Dit is iets om op te kwijlen. Happy, laughing Wil hem graag eens testen!

  Flag Mifex wrote on 14-01-2008 @ 18:22
Wat is het verschil tussen de Japanse DJM800 en e normale :S? Sprak een dealer die alleen Japanse op voorraad had maar het zei mij niets!
  Flag Lead wrote on 21-08-2008 @ 11:11
Alle DJM's zijn japans Winking my eye

(Japan heeft een andere stekker/voeding dan europese)
  Flag tiesko6 wrote on 15-01-2009 @ 14:04
Ik droom hiervan...Cool
  Flag LilQuint wrote on 27-09-2009 @ 14:43
  Flag pieterb wrote on 29-08-2010 @ 15:23
als ik het geld had...
maarjah, niemand van 14 zal ooit een baantje vinden om dit te kunnen betalen dusszz...
  Flag kuituhh wrote on 04-11-2010 @ 21:30
ach jawel joh. komt vanzelf en anders sowieso 2e hands kijken ?
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