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Pioneer DJM-450 Mixer Review

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Overview

Just yesterday we reviewed the Pioneer DJM-250MK2 mixer and today we have the older sibling in the lab for the same review treatment. The Pioneer DJM-450 is a compact but solid two-channel mixer with Beat FX, Sound Color FX, and Rekordbox DVS compatibility straight out of the box. The DJM-450 actually has the same footprint as the DJM-250MK2, but it has a lot more features which is also reflected in the price. Pioneer has packed so many features into the DJM-450 that many are calling it a two-channel version of their mighty DJM club standard mixers.

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Review Video & Demo

Unboxing Video

Setup & First Impressions

Just yesterday we reviewed the Pioneer DJM-250MK2 mixer and today we have the older sibling in the lab for the same review treatment. The Pioneer DJM-450 is a compact but solid two-channel mixer with Beat FX, Sound Color FX, and Rekordbox DVS compatibility straight out of the box. The DJM-450 actually has the same footprint as the DJM-250MK2, but it has a lot more features which is also reflected in the price. Pioneer has packed so many features into the DJM-450 that many are calling it a two-channel version of their mighty DJM club standard mixers. This mixer packs a mean punch, so check out the unboxing video below and the full review video above for a detailed look at the DJM-450. Then head down to the summary below so you can see a quick Pro and Con list to see what we liked and what we didn't...

Pros

  • Great Build Quality
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Great Magvel Crossfader
  • Internal Rekordbox USB Soundcard for DVS Playback
  • Rekordbox DJ & DVS Software Included
  • Extensive Sound Color & Beat Effects

Cons

  • No Midi Controls
  • No Control Vinyl Included
  • No Booth Output

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Pioneer DJM-250MK2 Mixer [Video]

Today Pioneer DJ announced a brand new iteration of their small two-channel mixer called the Pioneer DJM-250MK2. This new mixer takes on a similar compact footprint of the original we reviewed years ago with a Magvel Crossfader, Color FX Filter knobs, and a built in DVS Rekordbox ready soundcard. This mixer also comes packed with the full featured Rekordbox DJ software.