Pioneer’s CDJ players have become the standard for club DJs over the past couple of years. You’ll even see now that many die hard Serato DJs are making the move in order to avoid the potential issues with beat up club turntables. Now Pioneer have unveiled a new multiplayer that takes things a step further away from the analog world, the CDJ-2000nexus. Although inheriting most of the DNA from the beloved CDJ-2000, the 2000nexus introduces the same Wi-Fi capabilities showcased in the XDJ-AERO DJ system introduced last month. Tracks can now also be loaded via CD, DVD, USB, SD, and other networked computers. That being said, it’s not just a CD player anymore.
With so many buttons and knobs to play with, it’s a bit overwhelming. For the savvy DJ, the CDJ-2000nexus is a dream. Not surprisingly, a feature that has already getting the DJ community talking is ‘Beat Sync.’ In addition to being able to zoom in on the wave forms to set queue points, loops, and assist in the beat matching process, the new decks allow for a seamless way to blend tunes. Always a tough pill to swallow for some. For me, it’s the sticker price for these bad boys which is the sticky point. You’re looking at roughly a $2,400 investment per. Not accessible for most but surely these things will begin showing up in clubs as DJs begin to demand them in their technical riders.
There are a ton of other new bells and whistles to play with as you’ll see from the demonstration videos below. Eats Everything, Laidback Luke, and Kissy Sell Out give the new decks a spin.