Pioneer unveils the CDJ-2000nexus, a multiplayer compatible with rekordbox software on iPhone, iPodtouch and iPad, Android smartphones and tablets.
DJs can prepare sets and playlists using the included Pioneer rekordbox software or download the new rekordbox app to access the same features on their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Android smartphones or tablets. Music can then be loaded onto the CDJ-2000nexus via USB or, new for the CDJ-2000nexus, Wi-Fi*.
The CDJ-2000nexus includes the addition of four-deck rekordbox Beat Sync. Dedicated controls for Master and Sync let you choose which new songs are automatically beat-matched to the master deck.
The Slip Mode is a performance tool designed to take the risk out of using remix functions such as loop, scratch and reverse. DJs can create live edits while Slip Mode keeps the music playing muted in the background, bringing it back in when the edit is finished. Another new feature is Active Loop; DJs can use rekordbox to set automatic loops in any track. So DJs can extend part of a track, never miss a trick, or prolong the end of a song so the music does not run out unexpectedly.
Pioneer has also added new Quantize functions. As well as snapping all cue and loop points to the rekordbox beat grid, Hot Cues and Hot Loops can now be triggered in time with the music. A dedicated Quantize button lets you switch between ‘free’ or ‘quantized’ playback. Automatic recall of Hot Cues and Hot Loops is designed to make the creative process more fluid.
Tracks are analysed by rekordbox and the CDJ-2000nexus browser incorporates a traffic light system that shows you which songs will mix well with the master deck. This works with Master Tempo, which changes the music speed without altering its pitch.
The full-colour screen now features rekordbox Wave Display and Wave Zoom to provide view of the music, and lets DJs edit beat grids on the players. Browsing music features the option to view tracks in list, artwork or customisable formats. The screen shows mixing tools that can be pre-set in rekordbox, such as Beat Countdown and Phase Meter.
The CDJ-2000nexus retains features of the CDJ-2000, such as the 206mm jog wheel and the ability to edit playlists on the fly.
Pricing & Availability:
The CDJ-2000nexus is available from late September 2012, at an SRP of 1,899 EUR / 1,599 GBP including VAT.
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