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The New Pioneer CDJ-2000

Brede

September 17th, 2009

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CDJ 2000

The New Pioneer CDJ-2000

I like where Pioneer is going with this.  I like that you can share tracks across up to 4 players.   I’d like to see more on the Rekord Box software, but I’d have to assume its an itunes/serato/traktor design.  The large 6.1″ screen is great but having used both Serato and Trackor, I’d much rather use my mouse to navigate and search for tracks, but maybe after I use it, I’d get use to it.  I also love searching Serato by keywords/tags which I don’t see being done as easily via the CDJ-2000.  Its a huge step forward for CD players, but given the high cost, I’d say only mega clubs will be using these for the next few years. Even the big jocks won’t be able to count on having these at every gig unless you are Tiesto or something close to him.  I think most people will continue to use CDJ-1000s for normal everyday club use.  I love the native support for Traktor and Serato. Pioneer is the first company to offer plug-and-play compatibility with Serato, Traktor and MixVibes Cross and  I hope this is going to be a standard for all controllers in the near future.  The deck can also be used as as a MIDI controller, making it ideal for MP3 DJs who can program its 35 buttons to do anything they like. Samples, loops, effects: they can all be triggered by the control keys.  Look below for a video of James Zabiela using a CDJ-2000 to control his Ableton setup, very interesting stuff.

The Huge 6.1" CDJ-2000 LCD Screen

The Huge 6.1" CDJ-2000 LCD Screen

Looks like the CDJ-2000 will be available on December 12th for a retail price of $1,700.  Check Pioneer’s Youtube channel for more videos on the CDJ-2000. Here’s the pioneer forum where a ton of great questions about the decks have been answered. Follow Director of Product Planning,  Karl, on twitter for tons of news and info.

Features

  • Multi Format Playback – The CDJ-2000 enables playback of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF audio files on CD,DVD-ROM, SD card and USB memory devices.
  • Pro DJ Link – New Pioneer Pro DJ Link that enables up to four CDJ-2000/900s to beconnected and share a single music source.
  • 6.1” Full Color LCD panel and Graphic User Interface – For displaying song titles, jacket art as well as detailed track information and wave form display of each song so DJs can find informatio nneeded to select a song at a glance.
  • Needle Search – Helps DJs instantaneously get to a specific part of a song with a simple touch of the Needle Search pad.
  • MIDI – Users can assign various buttons of the CDJ-2000 to trigger other devices, such as DJ effecters and software with MIDI mapping capability.
  • Free Rekordbox Music Management Software Included – Both the CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 turntables include rekordbox, Pioneer’s proprietary music management software that organizes and catalogs a DJ’s entire music library. When music files are imported to rekordbox, the software analyzes each file and prepares them for use specifically with thenew CDJ turntables.

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