For a long while, Pioneer CDJ-2000′s have been the bog standard choice of equipment for world renown DJ’s and wanna-be bedroom superstars alike. We’ve all seen the flashing green play buttons, and we’ve all seen DJ’s twisting and turning knobs aimlessly like there is no tomorrow. Now, however, Pioneer have given us something new to add to our christmas list this year!
The Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus edition looks somewhat similar to the older model. Although it’s sleek black interior is somewhat sexy, its nothing outrageously new. The older version also came in matte white, which was breathtakingly beautiful to look at from afar. However, on the outside these decks are nothing special. It’s what Pioneer have been able to create on the inside thats what matters most.
The biggest additions to the new CDJ revolve around the transferring and organizing of ones music. Whereas on the old CDJ’s the artist used to plug in a USB or CD to pull up their list of tunes, the new rekordbox app is geared toward synchronization for iOS, and lets DJs prepare playlists, cues, and view waveforms on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and then wirelessly transfer content to the device. Pretty cool, huh?
Another feature is the Pro DJ Link, which will daisy-chain four CDJ-2000nexus units together to share a single music source. This means that one track can be shared over 4 decks, allowing for a wider variety of available effects and sounds, simple scratching methods, and more refined mixing. This functionality also enables Beat Sync, which can automatically beat match multiple tracks.
Watch below as Laid-back Luke shows us how its done and gives a mind blowing demo on what actually can be accomplished when using these things in the right way. There is no doubt that these new decks are a very, very cool piece of kit!
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