If you have ever been in a DJ booth at a club chances are you would have seen a DJM-900NXS and some CDJ-2000NXS’s. This mixer and CDJs respectively have become industry standards and have rocked numerous clubs and some of the largest musical festivals in the world. This year Pioneer has launched at NAMM 2016, the remastered version of their flagship products with the CDJ-2000NXS2 Professional Multi Player & DJM-900NXS2 profession mixer.

When most people envision a DJ at a club rocking the house they have a set picture in their mind, usually two turntables and a microphone. However the vinyl DJ has become a rare sight these days as records are heavy and the top end turntables are very expensive(although vinyl as a whole is making a huge comeback). As the industry moved forward turntables were replaced with CDJs, these are designed to offer a similar experience to DJs so they could take their vinyl skills and easily transition to CDs. Over time these CDJs were also expanded to take in more formats than just audio CDs, such as MP3 CDs and now with many modern models you can just plug in your USB key, with gigabytes of digital music and play all night long.

Pioneer is now launching a completely remastered version of their amazing CDJ-2000NXS, with the CDJ-2000NXS2. It will not only feature software that is capable of playing CDs but it will also support multiple digital music formats such as MP3,MP4, FLAC and ALAC on USB or SD card and supports many DJ software platforms as well(such as Rekordbox). Large full colour touch screens will help DJs search and select tracks with ease along with, displaying all needed information right there at your fingertips. The CDJs will also feature a 96kHz/24-bit soundcard and are Pro DJ Link ready which will let multiple CDJs communicate to one another or your computer and mobile devices, over a lan cable or Wi-Fi.The Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 is set to release mid-February and is expected to become the new industry standard for professional DJs and artists. For more information check out the video below.

Regardless of your DJ media format, you still need one very important piece of equipment and that is a mixer. Low end mixers are usually two channel and don’t offer any extra features like FX, filters and so on. The industry standard in many clubs and venues around the world has been the DJM-900NXS, it offers 4 channels, numerous FX, filters and more. Through a mixer like this, a skilled DJ can take you on a journey like no other. Pioneer is now releasing a completely remastered version of this amazing mixer, as the DJM-900NXS2.  This remastered model will once again be a profession club grade 4 channel DJ mixer, with a high quality audio 64-bit mixing processor for a natural and warm analog sound. The mixer will also have support for connecting upward of 4 turntables at once and will also support the Pro DJ Link for enhanced functionality just like the CDJ-2000NXS2. As with all high end Pioneer mixers it will also be equipped with their signature and durable MAGVEL cross fader. For more information check out the video below.

Both the CDJ-2000NX2 and DJM-900NXS2 will be available for purchase in mid-February. Now both these high end professional DJ pieces of equipment will not be cheap, but if you are looking for an easy way to start your career as a DJ, Pioneer has many other choices available, like the DDJ-WeGO3 Digital DJ Controller. It has everything you need to get started as DJ with you iPhone or iPad, right out of the box. Truth be told, I got my start as a DJ on a device just like it!

Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 Official Introduction

Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2 Official Introduction

 

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Being a child of the 80s Brad grew up playing any and all video games he could get his hands on from the 8 and 16 bit era. As he grew older, video games turned into a life passion. He now works as the QA Lead for one of Toronto’s leading mobile developers. Aside from playing any and all video games he can fit into his hectic schedule, Brad is also a DJ. He enjoys playing some of today’s latest and greatest electronic dance music at clubs here in the city.

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