Kasakde loves using CDJ-2000s in his live DJ sets, especially with the convenience of Pioneer's Rekordbox software. He says: "[The CDJ-2000s] have been a staple in my set for a long time. The 2000s are what I've been performing on. Now with the 2000s it's great because with Rekordbox, I'm traveling so much and I'm always on my laptop. Rekordbox has been really huge for me, to organize my music and kind of setup DJ playlists and be able to categorize my music really well. So when I'm doing shows its easy for me to find stuff."more
Actually my DJ sets are mainly based on the standard system: CDJ 2000 (or Nexus) + and Pioneer DJM 900 Nexus + Pioneer Remix 1000.
Industry standard, Professional Multi Players. These were the CDJ’s that changed the game for me. The ability to organize you’re music and use USB Flash drives made things much easier through the rekordbox software.
She talks about her use of the Pioneer CDJ's in this interview with Daniel Sterner for Elektronauts: Please explain the beauty of CDJ and how they compare to the SL-1200! Well I can just turn up with a USB stick with every version of everything I've ever made on and feel fairly confident that the equipment will work as planned. Also you have the ability to use it like a sampler. Just trigger different bits of audio. It feels quite robust and light weight and easy to update with new material. Also I have my USB sticks attached to my clothes so they can't really go missing. In theory. Well that and the fact that vinyl doesn't sound as good!more
Here you can see Bryan using the Pioneer CDJ-2000 cd players. This photo was taken at Cream Amnesia on June 2014. Bryan said: "I am not a fan of the CDJ 2000's. Unpredictable, not precise and unsteady. Much prefer the 1000's." but most of the time, this cd players are part of the backline and are pretty useful when various artist are part of the line upmore
So much more than just a CD player. I use these with Serato SSL and DJ in Advanced HID mode giving me the tightest control possible as well as feedback about the current and lined up tracks directly to the players screen. For audio only sets, the Rekordbox integration makes turning up to a venue with just a USB stick and a pair of headphones a breeze.
These things are unforgettable when playing live. You become one with them and ofcourse, Pioneer really gives the best quality if you ask me. They are amazingly light, which makes it easy to take them with you if you have to.
I am never going to use a different deck. This has all the goodies and more. The jog wheel is very sensitive (in a good way) and is very comfortable to scratch on.