Oct 24, 2017

Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus Unveiled!

Published Sep 6, 2012
Pioneer 2000nexus

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.’s Professional  Sound  and  Visual  Division,  the  leader in Professional DJ products,  today  unveiled  its  next  generation  flagship CDJ player, the CDJ-2000nexus, offering exciting features and technologies including Wi-Fi® connectivity,  a  first  in  the industry, compatibility with Pioneer’s new rekordbox™  App  for  iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, 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.

“Our CDJ players are the established de-facto equipment in the professional DJ  community  and  we’re  making  sure they stay that way by continuing to improve their functions and features,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager,  Professional  Sound  and  Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA)  Inc.   “The  CDJ-2000nexus is the first player that will also enable users  to  prepare  their  music on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch  and then wirelessly transfer it to the unit for playback.”

Our CDJ players are the established de-facto equipment in the professional DJ  community

Industry’s First DJ Player with 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  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 utilizing the rekordbox music management software.

New 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.

Performance Functions

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.

More Features

  • 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.
  • 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  CDJ-2000nexus  will  be available in September with a suggested retail price of $2,399.

The  rekordbox  App  is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/.

Pioneer  offers  a  complete  line of professional DJ Equipment through its Professional  Sound  &  Visual  Division.   Its  DJ  products  are industry standards  at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, known for  their high quality sound and reliability.  For more information, visit www.pioneerdjusa.com.

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