The new unit borrows many of its features from the company's flagship DJM-900NXS2
Pioneer has launched a new two-channel mixer, bringing may of the features of the company's top-end DJM-900NXS2 console to a more affordable price point.
Undoubtedly the most important of those features is the mixer's 64-bit DSP, which should ensure the kind of sound quality that justifies the DJM-450's relatively hefty (for a two-channel mixer) price tag. But the DJM-450's no slouch when it comes to bells and whistles either!
There are 12 onboard FX: four Sound Colour FX (Dub Echo, Sweep, Noise and Filter) and eight Beat FX (Delay, Echo, Spiral, Reverb, Transform, Flanger, Pitch and Roll), as well as an Aux send/return so you can hook up external FX units or use an FX app on your phone or tablet. There's three-band EQ with full kill on each channel, EQ and crossfader curve control, full headphone cue control, and a dedicated mic channel with its own level and tone controls.
On the ins and outs front, the DJM-450 offers 3x line, 2x phono and 1x mic inputs (the latter on a 1/4-inch jack), while there are both RCA and XLR master outputs, two USB ports (1x Type A, 1x Type B) and twin front-panel headphone outs, one on a 1/4-inch and one on an 1/8-inch (3.5mm) jack.
The DJM-450 is available now, priced £589. For more details, see the Pioneer website.