Pioneer Announces DJM-750MK2 Mixer With FX Frequency + Send/Return

A brand new 4-channel mixer has just been added to the Pioneer DJ mixer line: the DJM-750MK2. Pioneer DJ is framing it it as an “at home” equal to the DJM-900NXS2 club standard – with features, design elements, and build quality that reflect the top-of-line model. Keep reading to learn about this new mixer and if it might be right for you.

DJM-750MK2 Mixer

Key Features

Straight from the Pioneer DJ press release, here’s what’s interesting about this mixer:

  • Professional layout – Mixing on the DJM-750MK2 feels instinctive thanks to the layout design, which inherits traits from the DJM-900NXS2 professional mixer. You can practice at home, then feel comfortable and ready to perform when you arrive at the club.
  • Smooth EQs, channel faders and Magvel crossfader –The EQs and channel faders on the DJM-750MK2 feature curves equivalent to those on the DJM- 900NXS2 […] You can eliminate each of the high, mid and low EQ bands when you turn their knobs all the way to the left thanks to the isolator feature, and the channel fader curves give accuracy over long mixes.The Magvel crossfader– also inherited from the DJM-900NXS2 – is smooth, accurate and durable for more than 10 million movements and its cut lag has been improved for more assured and responsive performance compared to that of the mixer’s predecessor. If you own a DJM-TOUR1, DJM-900NXS2, DJM-450 or DJM-250MK2, you can update your mixer’s firmware to shorten the crossfader cut lag. The update will be available from our support page soon, along with firmware updates.
  • Professional FX with detailed control –  Add texture and flair to your mixes with professional FX inherited from the DJM-900NXS2:
    • Sound Color FX: Simply turn the knob to apply Dub Echo, Sweep, Noise and Filter. Parameter
      control lets you get even more creative.
    • Beat FX: Add Delay, Echo, Ping Pong, Spiral, Reverb, Trans, Flanger, Pitch, Roll, Vinyl Brake
      and Helix in sync with the BPM.
    • FX Frequency: Choose which EQ bands you want to apply FX to; low/mid/high.
    • Independent send/return: Insert send/return replaces the original sound with the effected sound from the external hardware. Aux send/return gives you the option to route the effected
      sound to a separate channel and mix it with the original sound. Connect an iOS device and use apps such as effectors, synthesizers and samplers in combination with the DJM-750MK2’s internal FX.
  • Professional sound quality: […]w ith digital or analogue sound sources, high-quality sound is created by the 64-bit digital signal processor, dithering technology, 32-bit A/D converter and 32-bit D/A converter.
  • Bundled licences for rekordbox dj + rekordbox dvs: [this mixer] comes with free license keys for [..]rekordbox dj and the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack, so you can play digital tracks from your PC/Mac using multi players or via turntables and the dedicated control vinyl (available separately). The mixer’s built-in sound card means you can connect to your computer using a single USB cable.
  • XLR terminals for high-quality audio output
  • Two headphone outputs – ¼” stereo jack and 3.5 mm mini jack
  • Signal GND terminal – easily attach ground wires from analogue turntables
  • Gold-plated RCAs – premium sound quality on all connections
  • Independent Mic section

A Club DJ’s Home Rig?

All the marketing around this launch is very focused on the DJM-750MK2 being the perfect choice for DJs looking for a way to practice on a similar mixer as the 900NXS2 without the associated price tag. The video above shows the mixer alongside the equivalent on the media player side – XDJ-1000MK2s – and is full of phrases like “step into the booth with confidence”.

We’re pretty convinced – for about $1,000 cheaper than the 900NXS2, you get a very similar feature set. Sure, you’re missing two Sound Color FX, a second USB port, a touchstrip for Beat FX, and a few other things, but for the most part, you’re still getting a very equivalent version of the mixer. Check out a side-by-side view of the two mixers below:

DJM-750MK2 (left) vs the DJM-900NXS2 (right) – click to zoom

Not every DJ who plays on complete club setups needs one in their home studio – and Pioneer DJ seems to understand this with this new launch. Having price levels in a lineup that have equivalent features is great – and well worth considering for any DJ eyeing a full Pioneer rig.