Pioneer CDJ-400 deck launches for aspiring DJs

Pioneer has announced its new CDJ-400 deck for the aspiring club DJ to use at home.

"Designed by DJs for DJs" and drawing inspiration from Pioneer's industry standard products, this allows DJs to play their MP3 collection off CD-R/RW discs as well as music from USB sources.

Through the new push-selection Rotary Scroll Wheel and Back Button, users can navigate files and folders as they would on PMPs.

The deck also features "Scratch Jog Effects" with three creative scratch effects.

Thanks to the ability to send MIDI data via USB output, it's possible for the decks to control DJ software and other applications, on a PC or Mac.

The CDJ-400 will be available from December with a price of around £449.