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ROLAND DJ 707M
Topic: ROLAND DJ 707M
For starters, it has two large platters with color-coded buttons for quick deck selection, so you’ll always know what deck you’re controlling at a glance. Below each platter, you’ll find eight RGB performance pads and Serato DJ Pro controls for efficient triggering of hot cues, loops, effects, drum patterns, and samples. Apply Serato FX via dedicated FX select buttons per deck, or use the onboard channel FX to initiate a different effect on each channel. For stand-alone mixing with sources such as CDJs, turntables, mics, and media players, the mixer—complete with trim, EQ, filter, FX, TR drum patterns, and more—is at your disposal, and it’s Serato DVS upgrade ready.
With seven inputs and three assignable output sections, the DJ-707M is packed with capable connectivity. Two USB inputs ensure that you can transition seamlessly between multiple Serato sessions on separate computers. The ability to use one USB input for an iOS device is a welcome function for emergency music playback. Channels 1-2 have stereo RCA line/phono inputs, while channels 3-4 sport stereo RCA line inputs. Each of the four channels features 3-band EQ, filter/FX, input trim, a level fader, and a 7-segment meter. Two 3-pin XLR jacks accommodate balanced microphones, and each can be enhanced with 3-band EQ, noise gating, anti-feedback, and vocal effects like reverb, echo, auto pitch, and automatic ducking. You also get an aux input with two 1/4" jacks, a 3.5mm mini jack, and a mic/mono/stereo selector.
There are plenty of outputs, too—all stereo and all fed by 24-bit / 48 kHz converters. Master outs on balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA connectors, balanced 1/4" stereo booth outputs, and a zone out on RCA sockets are provided for maximum routing flexibility. Tweak EQ, multi-band compression, and limiting for each output section to ensure that your sound reaches its full potential, then save your settings for easy recall later. Plus, a 5-pin MIDI output is there on the rear panel for anyone who wants to synchronize a synth, drum machine, keyboard, or DAW with their Serato DJ Pro software.
Posted Tue 13 Aug 19 @ 6:54 pm
Posted Tue 13 Aug 19 @ 6:57 pm
Posted Tue 13 Aug 19 @ 6:59 pm
Don't be put off by all the Serato mentions - it will apparently be fully VDJ compatible soon. We were told September, but of course there may be a few minor bugs to iron out as with ANY new hardware.
Key things that stood out for me with this:
1. Very compact, just over 19".
2. "Turntable" style layout, so both sides of the controller feel the same instead of that mirrored style.
3. Dual XLR mic inputs.
4. Adjustable zone AND booth out. Great for us wedding or corporate mobile guys that are often putting remote speakers in different spaces other than the dance/dining area.
5. Priced competitively.
I can't wait to get mine!
Nick in NZ
Posted Wed 14 Aug 19 @ 3:49 am
Posted Wed 14 Aug 19 @ 8:09 pm
Posted Thu 15 Aug 19 @ 5:34 pm
Posted Thu 15 Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm
Effects on the mic channels include key based auto pitching (AutoTune in other words).
There are also TR Drums available on deck 3.
So lots of stuff that this can do which isn't visible.
[oops, I just noticed that some of this was mentioned in the first post]
Posted Thu 15 Aug 19 @ 6:24 pm
I like it a lot.
May buy one as a backup controller. My MCX8000 was away for 2 months getting repaired with multiple faults and I'm not convinced it will stay in good working order for long.
Posted Thu 15 Aug 19 @ 7:22 pm
Posted Thu 05 Sep 19 @ 7:20 pm