Pioneer CDJ-400 Pro CD/MP3 Player is designed by DJs for DJs and drawing inspiration from Pioneer’s industry standard CDJ-1000 series, this latest member of the CDJ family is fully geared up to serve the next generation of digital artists.
Never before has a digital turntable been more multi-purpose, multi-faceted, multi-featured or more fun. The new CDJ-400 gives DJs everywhere the power to scratch, effect and play music from multiple sources, including CDs, MP3 files from USB drives, even controlling computer-based DJ software right from the player. Welcome to a new world.
The CDJ400 allows you to play your MP3 collection off CD-R/RW discs as well as music from mass storage USB devices, such as USB keys, external hard drives and portable media devices. The deck also features the world’s first Scratch Jog Effects , with three creative scratch effects and an amazing new Loop Divide function.
Virtually all of the button and slider functions can send MIDI data via USB output, making it possible for the decks to control DJ software and other applications, such as our DJS or Serato Scratch LIVE on a PC or MAC.
Digital media playback
The CDJ400 handles CD Audio and MP3 files from CD, while USB connectivity lets you draw upon sound libraries on external storage devices. Through the new push-selection Rotary Scroll Wheel and Back Button, you can navigate files and folders as simply and quickly as on many of the leading portable media players available today.
MIDI control via USB
As you'd expect, the CDJ400 can control DJ and music application software. This is achieved by simply selecting the PC Source Select button, so that virtually all of the deck's buttons and slider can send MIDI control data via the PC USB connection.
So when MIDI is the message, the CDJ400 definitely delivers. For example, a DJ can connect the CDJ400 to a PC or MAC and play and manipulate files from their favorite DJ application software - such as Pioneer DJS or Serato Scratch - and this doesn’t even require a time-code disc to be used in the deck.
New illuminated Jog Wheel
With a design inspired by the club standard CDJ-1000 Jog Wheel comes the CDJ400’s 115mm illuminated platter. You can choose from six different patterns of Jog Wheel illumination and even personalize your own CDJ ‘slip mats’ or jog sheets.
New Scratch Jog Effects
In addition to the Digital Jog Break Effects (JET, WAH and ROLL) found in CDJ Mode, we’ve included our world first Scratch Jog Effects, BUBBLE, TRANS and WAH, in vinyl mode.
BUBBLE simulates a scratch technique and is great for spin backs, while TRANS is like rhythmically transforming with a mixer’s cross fader and WAH resembles the guitar Wah pedal.
New Beat Loop Divide
Making the magic of live mash-up even more manageable, the new Beat Loop Divide facility rhythmically dices loops to fashion beats with drama, intrigue or whatever your desired effect. It is easily adjustable during loop playback, thereby creating loops with mind-melting, dance floor-destroying twists.
Hot Loop and Beat Loop
Besides the Beat Loop Divide, the CDJ400 lets you create flawless four-beat Beat Loops and Hot Loops. For the latter hit the Hot Loop (In/Out point) buttons during a loop to retrigger the loop. Up to 10 Cue/Loop points per disc, for up to 920 discs, can be stored in memory and transferred by USB key between CDJ400s.