Pioneer's flagship multi-media player gets numerous enhancements.
The CDJ-2000nexus, offers exciting features and technologies including Wi-Fi connectivity, compatibility with Pioneer's new rekordbox App for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, Android ta...
"My current setup is a [Pioneer] DJM-2000 mixer with four CDJ-2000 nexus players. As I said, we use the nexus players because we have the specific software written for those CDJs, so my team can see which tracks I’m playing and what visuals they can sync up. So, no matter how big or small the system, we can always work with the visuals."more
Sebasian Ingrosso uses Pioneer CDJ-2000s to DJ live. This is what he has to say about the product: "One of my favorite features is the whole screen… you can really browse easily with the menu, your tags (you can tag tracks that you maybe want to play later in the DJ set), then you can change colors of the screens, so if for example we're playing the three of us, like we do sometimes in Swedish House Mafia - me, Steve Angello and Axwell - we can have different colors so we know what's going on. You can search for artists… to be honest I think I can still be drunk and navigate this, and thats the best thing with it!"more
Bassnectar uses a CDJ in his live show purely for backup purposes. In an Instagram post he explains, "the CDJ is for ultimate bombproof triple degree backup. Like at Summer Camp years ago when I jumped around so hard my table collapsed. CDJ saved the day. I had 'Seek&Destroy' cued up on it @ Ultra ;)"more
In this photo from Moby's Instagram, we see three (of, likely, four) CDJs flanking his mixer in a live performance. The number of buttons along the left side of each unit, as well as the alignment of the top-most buttons across the interface, would suggest that these are the Nexus model of CDJ 2000s.more
Simply the best CD players you can get. So many cool features.
In this Instagram photo posted by DJ Mike Hawkins captioned "Morning Workout", Hawkins is using his Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus player. It can be inferred that this is what he uses in his studio for practicing his DJing and mixing. The song currently playing on the CDJ is his own remix of "Wizard" by Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway.more
In this photo of Henry Fong performing at a rave, you can see he is using a CDJ 2000 nexus. How can I tell? look at the color of the player itself and the large screen. This cannot be a NXS2 because it has three hot cues, not two banks of four. If you want more proof than that, take a look at the logo on the bottom right of the CDJ.more
In this live photo from a Beetroots set, posted to their official Tumblr page, you can see a Pioneer CDJ-2000 Nexus. You can tell that it is the Nexus by the buttons on the right side of the deck (left side of the picture) just above the fader, as well as the length of the branding text along the bottom (upside-down in this photo).more
In this Facebook photo, Nitro Fun has taken a picture of the gear he'll be using to perform. On the right-hand CDJ, one can see five distinct horizontal light reflections vertically aligned on the left-hand side of its interface. These five buttons are often indicative of the Nexus model of the ubiquitous CDJ-2000.more
Pioneer's flagship multi-media player gets numerous enhancements.
The CDJ-2000nexus, offers exciting features and technologies including Wi-Fi connectivity, compatibility with Pioneer's new rekordbox App for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, Android tablets and smartphones and new functions such as Beat Sync, Wave Zoom and Slip. Newly enhanced features inherited by the CDJ-2000nexus include a selection screen interface for a more intuitive music search experience, increased visibility of the needle search pad, and improved master tempo sound quality.
Wireless Source Capability
The CDJ-2000nexus can utilize different music sources, from a hard drive to USB thumb drive and/or SD memory card, and now for the first time, an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android devices and a computer via Wi-Fi. Using Pioneer's rekordbox App to create playlists, cue/loop points, beat location settings, waveform analysis and more, users can temporarily transfer the content wirelessly through Wi-Fi to the CDJ-2000nexus. Users can also perform the same wireless function with a Mac/PC utilizing the rekordbox music management software.
rekordbox Software Functions
With the included rekordbox music management software installed on a computer, users can organize and catalog their entire music libraries. Newly added features available when rekordbox is used with the CDJ-2000nexus include music file analysis functions such as Wave Form Zoom (wave form expansion) and Key, as well as additional settings such as Active Loop and Hot Cue Auto Load.
When music files are imported to rekordbox, the software analyzes each file and prepares it for use specifically for the CDJ player. Key elements of Pioneer's rekordbox software:
¢ Data Analysis - Wave Zoom, Key, Wave, Beat Grid, BPM, ID3 Tag and more
¢ Track Settings - Active Loop, Hot Cue Auto Load, Cue, Loop
¢ Creation and editing of Playlists
¢ Saving of playback log information
Full-Color LCD Display
The CDJ-2000nexus features a large full-color WQVGA 6.1-inch (480 x 234) LCD panel for displaying song titles and album art as well as detailed track information. The Wave data of each song is also illustrated on screen and the new Wave Zoom function provides five different levels of magnification of the wave data which are color-coded according to bandwidth.
Pro DJ Link
Pioneer's Pro DJ Link feature enables up to four CDJ-2000nexus players to connect via the Link Port and share a single music source. Additional functions added to the CDJ-2000nexus that can be accessed when other players are connected using the Pro DJ Link are:
¢ Beat Sync - Tempo and beat location of music currently playing on one of the device can be matched with the push of a button.
¢ Traffic Light - Shows the keys of music being played by any players connected via Pro DJ Link, making key-compatible music easier to find by a different color indicator.
¢ Beat Count and Phase Meter - The Beat Count, which is the number of beats until a set point (memory cue), and the Phase Meter, which shows the beat/bar of the music, can also be displayed simultaneously by other players.
Pioneer added Slip Mode and Quantize functions to the CDJ-2000nexus for added performance and reliability.
¢ Slip Mode - When activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and continues audible playback at the exact time when the loop, reverse or scratch is ended, resulting in smoother transitions.
¢ Quantize - Utilizing a Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set perfectly on-beat. The Quantize feature ensures cue points are set accurately and automatically, correcting and synching beats during manual looping or real-time cueing to reduce off-beat mistakes.
¢ My Settings - The function settings of a player can be saved to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, USB storage device, SD memory card, or other device. For additional convenience, the settings can also be can be made ahead of time on the rekordbox App or software allowing users switch to their settings when a connection is made to the CDJ-2000nexus.
¢ Wolfson Processor - To achieve excellent sound quality, the player is equipped with the audio industry's highly respected Wolfson DAC processor, delivering a very transparent, accurate audio signal with a highly improved signal-to-noise ratio and increased headroom.
¢ DJ software MIDI/HID control - Up to 35 controls on the surface of each player can be used to trigger other devices, such as DJ effectors and software by way of HID and/or MIDI.
¢ Active Loop - Automatically starts loops when playback begins from a specified point.
¢ Needle Search - the touch pad lets the DJ "place the needle" and jump quickly to a specific part of a music track.
¢ Load Previous Track - Playback of prior music that has been loaded to the player.
¢ Rating on the Go - Users can rate tracks during play for easy reference or sorting.
The rekordbox App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch.
For my sets I use three CDJ-2000 Nexus players. What I love about the Nexus is that I have access to the waveforms and my cue's and loops. The ability to hub the players into a network and connect to recordbox is a must for podcasting and studio work.
Pioneer isn't going anywhere. If you don't have some type of CDJ in your club then you need to step away from the 80's. These are solid and reliable - I personally have never had an issue that I couldn't fix on the fly with no interruptions.
the pioneer cdj 2000 nexus is hands down the best media player i have ever used. it is really easy to use once you get the hang of it and redbox is the awesome. it is the industry standard and is used at all clubs and major music festivals for a reason
The next step on from the CDJ 2000. Whilst it caused controversy for a few with the addition of a sync button, the powerful technology within this player opens up a world of creative opportunity when used in an innovated and experimental way.