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.

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  • Clayton Clayfighter

    Well now I know what mixer I’m buying. 🙂

  • Linz&Mars

    What’s up with every other mixer since the 900nxs2 (which is their ‘flagship’) shipping with RBDJ software?
    Especially considering the comparable likeness of this unit, it feels like an extra kick in the teeth for 900nxs2 owners from Pio.

  • Luiz Zen

    No REC outs?

    • Federico Morozzo Della Rocca

      Don’t need, you record via USB using rekordbox dj software.

      • Luiz Zen

        This only works if one is djing using rekordbox DJ, right?
        How about all other people using either CDs or flash drives or Traktor/Serato with their own soundcards, etc?

        • Konix

          Then you would USB record out to another computer with Audacity, Adobe Audition, Soundforge, whatever recording program you use.

          • Luiz Zen

            I record in Traktor itself. I wonder if it would be possible for traktor to record from a second soundcard.
            Anyway, the point is: still on standard Rec Out, which I guess is found in all standard mixers. Wonder if that decision was just for cutting the final price.

      • John Rodriguez

        I use my mixer for parties and requiring a computer to record at an event is a no go.

  • Aaron Rangel

    So this should be able to be used as a soundcard for either Traktor or Serato but not the DVS correct?

    • Johnny Vasiliadis

      seems like, but 900nexus2 was not certified for neither Traktor or Serato in the beginning, they opened it later, but I suppose you can use it as soundcard with any software. Is that right Dan?

    • Gavin Varitech

      Yes. For Traktor anyways. Not sure about Serato but I would assume so.

      Until NI and Serato get together with Pioneer to certify this mixer it won’t be compatible with plus and play Traktor Scratch or Serato DJ DVS, you’d still need a separate interface.

      If you’re not using DVS the soundcard in the 750MK2 should work fine with any audio software.

  • Kyler Killips

    does anyone use the two Sound Color FX, a second USB port, or touchstrip for Beat FX anyways?

    • Gavin Varitech

      Yes. Especially the 2nd USB port and touchstrip.

  • eddiefunky

    it is traktor certified?

  • Josh Christensen

    sigh. just got the mk1 2 months ago. WELP TIME TO SELL

  • Greg L

    Bummer for anyone that recently purchased the mk1, just called pioneer support to see if they would offer anyone with the mk1 the rekordbox dvs license and it looks like you are SOL on that one.

    • James

      Solution: Buy the 250 mk2 — register said DVS software to your name. Return 250 mk2 back to store. Problem solved.

      • Mark J

        hahaha SAVAGE!! But great idea.

      • Jacob Lantana

        You are the shit for this idea. I just saved $240 thank you!!!

  • Be

    > for about $1,000 cheaper than the 900NXS2, you get a very similar feature set

    … or you could get a Kontrol S8 for that cost or a DDJ-SX2 for $300 less and get way more features.

  • Anthony Alonso

    Im so happy to see this release. The DJM850 was my favorite of the pioneer line, and this seems to be the closest new product to match it.

    • Gavin Varitech

      It is! I would sell my 850 today if this thing was Traktor Scratch certified. Only because I want that new Send-Receive section from the 900nxs2 for my RMX1000 and other outboard effects. That’s the only thing I on the newer mixers I feel is missing from my 850, this has it and one costs even less!

      • Jyve

        Honestly the Traktor Scratch certification on Pioneer mixers is very unreliable – I’ve had so many issues with the latency and crashing that I ended up buying a Traktor A6 Soundcard to use with my DJM-850

        • Gavin Varitech

          I’ve never had one issue with a DJM850 or 900. Such a simple plug and play thing. I also have an A6 and that stays in the bag at all times (unless the gig has an older Pioneer mixer or a Xone).

          • Jyve

            Interesting – are you using timecode vinyl and scratching a lot? I only have the issue when I’m heavily using the timecode

  • Mark Smith

    I understand why however find it goofy that they mention “Home” as to who they are marketing this to. This is the perfect alternative to the 900 NXS2 for people who play out live and don’t need the full feature set of that more expensive and higher featured mixer. I would totally play with this at a gig live.

    • Cobra

      They have to maintain that image with venue owners. For the working DJ, if you can do what you need to do with a piece of equipment, usually we don’t care about “target audience”. This mixer with a pair of XDJ-1000 MK2s is going to be brilliant.

      • Alex Rehberg

        I’d have to bring in a 900 every show if the venue only had this because the 900 is what’s on 99% of artist’s tech riders.

        • Cobra

          Well of course. Artists are going to have the flagship stuff in their riders and that honestly is the way it should be for standardization purposes. For DJs not playing at clubs, you get majority of the features you seek at a very reasonable price. No Pioneer tax here if you will.

    • Wesley Weslochan

      I agree. I don’t see a reason why you would not use this mixer live.

    • AuralCandy.Net

      Yeah, it’s weird how Pioneer almost trash-talks their own product by emphasizing how it’s supposedly intended for home use. As far as quality and feature set goes, 99% of DJs would manage just fine with this mixer. We all know it and so does Pioneer.

    • Cobra

      Agree with you there. I will be upgrading for sure though.

  • Johnny Vasiliadis

    Today is a beautiful day, Pioneer, was about time…

  • AuralCandy.Net

    My only complaint is that there’s no SPDIF inputs per channel.

    OK…to be fair, most of the mixers in this price range don’t have them either. However, since Pioneer is pairing the DJM-750MK2 with the XDJ-1000MK2 in their marketing materials, it’s somewhat disappointing to find that one won’t be able to use the SPDIF output in the XDJ-1000MK2.

    Even DJM-3000 had two SPDIF inputs and it was a cheaper mixer than the DJM-750MK2.

    • Kevin Basher

      That was my concern, too.
      Probably, no one would buy the NXS2 anymore if the 750mkII had digital ins.
      Aside from that. it has a great value – especially if you use rekordbox DJ.

      I don’t see other software beeing certified, though.
      Pioneer will try again to force DJs into rekordbox DJ – this time with a more sophisticated approach:
      Instead of trying to “convince” mature club DJs who already have a working ecosystem (Traktor, Serato) they approach bedroom DJs and beginners who are probably not tied to a specific software, yet. Good long term strategy for Pioneer – bad for the whole DJ industry.

      I’m curious what Rane have up their sleeves for DJ Expo.

      • AuralCandy.Net

        “Probably, no one would buy the NXS2 anymore if the 750mkII had digital ins.”

        My thoughts exactly 😀

        • Gavin Varitech

          I highly doubt that is a big issue for most people.

          • AuralCandy.Net

            True. Considering that about 95% of all the DJM-900 + CDJ-2000 (OG/NXS/NXS2) sets I have ever seen have been wired using RCA cables, I’ve come to the conclusion that most DJs don’t understand enough about technology to care about these things.

            That, however, is a poor excuse for not spending a couple bucks more on components that could’ve made this into a better product.

      • Oddie O'Phyle

        When I saw the article this morning, I can say that with my first thought I almost wanted it due to the upgraded ADC/DAC. The second thought that I had was… why would I get rid of my 850 (which is certified to run both Traktor and Serato) for a mixer that will only support RBDJ?

        • Gavin Varitech

          This is the only reason I’m considering it.

          But the lack of Traktor Scratch certification is probably going to see me stick with my 850. It’s just laziness but I love being able to leave the Audio 6 in my bag, to use as needed at gigs, and just plug one Chroma Cable into the 850 and be up and running on Traktor in 20 seconds.

          • Oddie O'Phyle

            I run a show at one of the local University stations and get a bunch of locals that I used to throw parties with… it’s always been a social thing. I grabbed mine because it shares well with others and it’s fairly close to the 900NXS that my friends are used to. I have an A10 for any gigs where a mixer is supplied, but not Traktor supported. I feel that Pio is almost shooting itself in the foot using the closed ecosystem approach that they’ve adopted lately.

    • Be

      With an integrated USB sound card this doesn’t matter much.

      • AuralCandy.Net

        That applies only in the scenario where one uses a computer as an audio source – which is somewhat against the point of having a CDJ/XDJ style media player in the first place.

        • Be

          Oh, yeah. Good point 🙂