Roland Four-channel, Two-Deck Serato DJ Controller (DJ-808)
|Product Dimensions||26.3"W x 3.3"H|
|Unit Count||1.0 Count|
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- Exclusive design collaborated with authentic Hendrix featuring the original Crossfade 2 Wireless Headphones
- Featuring custom designed Hendrix inspired imagery on the ear piece shields
- Equipped with both bluetooth wireless and analog wired connections
- 50mm dual-diaphragm drivers provides a clean, deep bass, vivid mids and a wide 3d soundstage
- Crossfader's award-winning signature sound (50+ editors' choice awards) both in wireless mode via bluetooth and wired mode for pure analog and zero latency. essential for gamers and DJs.
- Up to 14 or more hours of continuous music, entertainment and calls; recharge it to 100% in 100 minutes thanks to the included elegant v-micro usb cable
- The cushions and steel flex headband adapt to your head and ears to create perfect natural noise isolation, optimal bass, and immersive 3D soundstage.
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The Instrument Of Choice For The Producer DJ
The DJ-808 is a state-of-the-art DJ controller with a 4-channel mixer, built-in drum sequencing, vocal processing, and the deepest Serato DJ Pro integration available. Going way beyond a typical DJ controller, the DJ-808 is an instrument, with a Roland “TR-S” drum machine that contains the world’s most iconic drum sounds and can even control the Serato Sampler within Serato DJ Pro. The VT Voice Transformer can pitch your voice to match the key of your Serato DJ Pro tracks, while two AIRA Link ports let you connect compatible synths and electronic gadgets, and produce a live remix, with just a simple USB cable. Sound quality is high-end and the hardware is built tough yet easy to carry—ready for inspired sets that push the boundaries of what it means to DJ.
- Built-in Roland TR drum machine with 606, 707, 808, 909 kicks, snares, claps and hi-hats
- Control the Serato Sampler with the TR-S sequencer
- Large ultra-low-latency platters with integrated displays
- Four high-quality integrated Channel FX
- Control two decks simultaneously with dual deck mode
World-class software meets world-class hardware
With the DJ-808, Serato and Roland bring the best of software and hardware together into a single instrument that ushers in a new era of DJ’ing. It melds the supreme power of Serato DJ Pro software with the genre-defining sound and precise engineering of Roland hardware. Decades of combined expertise give today’s producers and DJs state-of-the-art tools and innovative features that open up a new world of creative options, both on stage and in the studio.
Legendary TR drum sounds and sequencing
From the TR-909's unmistakable hi-hats to the wall-shaking boom of the TR-808, Roland TR drum machines have defined the sound of entire genres of dance music. Customize your beats on the fly and in the moment using the DJ-808’s built-in TR drum machine with its iconic sounds and 16-step sequencer that stays in perfect sync with Serato DJ Pro.
Cut, scratch and cue with the high-performance platters
The large, high-quality platters feel great and have the lowest latency of any DJ controller available. You get incredibly tight control over your music with super-fast scratches and cuts. The durable and responsive platters have integrated displays that clearly show playback status so you’re always in control. You can even control two decks simultaneously from a single platter with dual deck mode.
Deep Serato DJ Pro control
Careful design considerations in the Roland DJ-808 take full advantage of everything Serato DJ Pro has to offer. Built-in DVS support (with the purchase of a Serato DVS license), dedicated loop control buttons, controls for Serato Flip, HOT CUE, FX, even Key Sync—it is all there. Key Sync and Loop functions get dedicated sections so you can quickly adjust the key or shift the loop for a particular deck. The design of every pad, slider and button is with performance in mind. This workflow feels familiar and yet new and exciting, all at the same time.
|Roland DJ-202||Roland DJ-505||Roland DJ-808|
|Product Type||DJ Controller||DJ Controller||DJ Controller|
|Signal Processing||Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz||Sampling Frequency: 48 kHz||Sampling Frequency = 96 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz|
|Nominal Input Level||MIC IN (1/4-inch phone type): -60 dBu||INPUT (1–4) (RCA phono type, LINE): -12 dBu INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type, PHONO): -39 dBu MIC IN (1/4-inch phone type): -60 dBu||INPUT (1–4) (RCA phono type, LINE): -12 dBu; INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type, PHONO): -39 dBu; MIC IN (Combo type): -60 dBu|
|Nominal Output Level||MASTER OUT: 2.0 Vrms||MASTER OUT 1: +6 dBu (balanced); MASTER OUT 2: +0 dBu; BOOTH OUT: +6 dBu (balanced)||MASTER OUT 1: +6 dBu (balanced); MASTER OUT 2: +0 dBu; BOOTH OUT: +6 dBu (balanced)|
|Frequency Response||48.0 kHz: 20 Hz–22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)||48.0 kHz: 20 Hz–22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)||48.0 kHz: 20 Hz–22 kHz (+0/-2 dB)|
|Input Connectors||MIC IN jack: ¼ -inch phone type; MASTER OUT jacks: RCA phono type; PHONES jacks: stereo ¼ -inch phone type; PC port: USB type B; MIDI OUT connector; DC IN jack||INPUT (1–4) (RCA phono type, LINE): -12 dBu; INPUT (1, 2) (RCA phono type, PHONO): -39 dBu; MIC IN (1/4-inch phone type): -60 dBu||INPUT (1–4) jacks: RCA phono type; MIC IN jack: Combo type (XLR, ¼-inch TRS phone (balanced); PHONES jacks: stereo ¼-inch phone type, miniature phone type; USB Host ports: USB type A; PC port: USB type B; DC IN jack; PHONO GROUND terminal|
|Output Connectors||USB bus power||MASTER OUT 1 connectors: XLR type (balanced); MASTER OUT 2 jacks: RCA phono type; BOOTH OUT jacks: TRS phone type (balanced); MIDI OUT connector||MASTER OUT 1: +6 dBu (balanced); MASTER OUT 2: +0 dBu; BOOTH OUT: +6 dBu (balanced); MASTER OUT 1 jacks: XLR type (balanced); MASTER OUT 2 jacks: RCA phono type; BOOTH OUT jacks: TRS phone type (balanced); MIDI OUT connector|
|Power Supply||USB bus power||AC adaptor||AC adapter|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||2.5" x 18.87" x 11.75" (6.35 cm x 47.93 cm x 29.85 cm)||15.8" x 20.9" x 2.9" (530 mm x 402 mm s 73 mm)||26.3" x 16.8" x 3.3" (668 mm x 427 mm x 84 mm)|
|Weight||4 lbs. 11 oz. (2.1 kg)||7.2 lbs. (3.5 kg)||15 lbs. (96.8 kg)|
Roland DJ-808 DJ Controller
Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2022
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I’ve owned a few DJ Controllers and set ups. Numark NS7 1 and 3 were my last. Yes, the turntables rotate but the power can effect your synch. I didn’t use the synch button but Music did not maintain consistent speed like the Technics 1200s.
I did not want to lug around record crates and a Road Case with turntables and mixer. I did that from 1985 to 1991. In 1986 I founded my “band”, Will to Power and the intro to the show was a live mega mix.
When I first saw the Roland DJ 808, I was leery. I thought “more FX and gimmicks”. Also, the Roland TR 808 is now a legendary collectors item. There are DJs and producers out there that believe that the TR 808 produces hits. I was always comparing the new DJ controllers.
I decided to buy the Roland DJ 808 from Amazon. I paid $1,300 but I’ve seen them for less at music stores. First thing was the size and weight. I could carry it around and create beats, mash-ups, and full music production almost anywhere even while in a supine position in bed.
I never really got into Beat Gridding or other Serato Serato features in the past. The main synch engine on the DJ 808 is the built in TR-S Drum Machine. I know that Roland will be doing an update which will include classic sounds such as the 808 Cowbell. I was determined to use the DJ 808 to its fullest potential which included edit functions with the the Flip Expansion.
I approach the DJ 808 with “Shoshin”. Japanese for “Beginners Mind”. There are tons of tutorials on YouTube for the DJ 808 and Serato Pro. I am relearning things I’ve known for years using the newer terminology and technology.
The built in TR-S Drum Machine alone makes this my favorite DJ controller. So cool at a live show when you bring up the 808 Long Bass to different genres of music like 70s rock. The Drum machine function is separate from the turntables and can be used free standing without a computer.
In order to fully utilize the TR-S functions you must beat grid much of your older music. It takes practice just like learning analog editing. There are lots of FX and expansion packs to keep things new and interesting.
I still have the original Roland Juno 106 keyboard, Roland TR 808 and TR 909 as well as my favorite Drum Machine, The Oberheim DMX. The TR 808 and DMX were released before the advent of Midi. I will be checking out the new Roland machines. They are a fraction of the price of the originals and are perfect accessories for the DJ 808.
1. Size and Weight: 15 pounds
2. Low Latency Turn Table / Jog Wheels
3. Professional quality and sturdiness like the old school Roland products.
4. Over output sound is great.
5. Built in Drum Machine / Rhythm Controller which includes TR 909, TR 808, 707 and 606. You can use different machines within a drum pattern.
6. Turn Tables/Jog Wheels which I now view as the best even though the vinyl does not physically rotate. The surfaces are vinyl.
7. 16 touch sensitive Multi Function Pads that feel as good as Numark NS7/Akai.
8. Inputs for more The DJ 808 has inputs for more instruments and can be used as the main controller for music production.
9. For standard mixing and beat matching, other Controllers can get the job done for club and Mobile DJs. For music production the Roland DJ 808 is in a league by itself. This is the ideal Controller for professional Producer/DJs.
1. I really wish that there were more than bass drum, snare, closed hat and open hat. Some classic sounds like the 808 Cowbell are missing but promised as an update. I still stink there should have been at least 8 sounds per drum machine.
2. I miss the separate LCD screens on the Numark NS 7 III. You will need to look at your Serato screen on computer a lot. Having the built in Drum Machine requires more offline set ups of the tracks.
3. If you don’t plan on using the TR-S Drum Machine function you may want to choose a different mixer. The Drum Machine is fun and can grow on you so never say never.
By angela pedrosa on May 31, 2022
By Mackenzie on September 2, 2021
By Chemagov on December 11, 2019
The drum machine opens up tons of possibilities!
Its worth the price tag
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Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on August 7, 2020