Pioneer again led the way with a host of industry first features in this pro CD player
Large, Quick-Response Jog Dial
Flat-Top Design with Top-Mounted Controls
Master Tempo control
For a Closer-To-Vinyl Feel! : This large, quick-response dial makes frame-by-frame search and cue point selection easy and accurate while providing a closer-to-vinyl turntable feel.
The CDJ-500II's top-mounted controls are easy to use, for DJs used to working with turntables. The controls are situated on a position that DJs are used to.
When you hit the Play button, the CDJ-500II starts the music instantly so you can match rhythms with pinpoint accuracy. There is absolutely no delay noticeable !
A light bar provides an at-a-glance graphic indication of elapsed playing time, this feature makes it possible to keep an eye on the remaining time in just a blink. Also it's possible to switch the displayed information from played/remaining time.
A DJ-standard long-stroke slide allows quick response control over pitch and speed within the range +/-10%.
An industry first, this new Master Tempo control locks in the music's pitch even when the tempo changes. Now you can vary the beat with no change in vocal or instrument tone. Or more important : corrections in tempo are almost not hearable....
Any sequence can be sampled and seamlessly looped as many times as desired (max length of the loop is 10 minutes).
Real Time Loop
This function lets you set a phrase start point in real time during a live performance. The end point is also set in real time. The CUE points is the same as the LOOP-IN point, so for the most accurate in-point you should just set the CUE point in the right position and the only thing you have to bother about is the LOOP-OUT point, but after some practice nothings is in your way for perfect loops.
Loop Out Adjust
During a loop, use this function to enter the Loop-Out Point correction. Then, after the adjustment is made, the jog dial enables easy re-setting.