17 September 2009

Pioneer CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900

Pioneer announces the release of their two new players and they are REALLY advanced!
Both players are shipped with the Rekordbox software from Pioneer, which is really Pioneers own DJ-software paralell to Traktor or Serato. And as a DJ dedicated to Traktor I can say that the palyers also work really nicely on their own.

Digital media:
Both players have an easy to reach USB input on the top of the player and RJ-45 (LAN) connection on the back called "LINK" for working with other players and both players can read from one source! The link also works when connecting CDJ-2000 to CDJ-900. It reads MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF.

Both players also has a USB connector for connecting to a computer on the back, so they both can be used as midi-controllers.

This player is basicly a CDJ-1000, but a massive update.
To quickly sum up the new features:

  • USB/SD-card reader (With accordinly a super-neat browsing feature)
  • 6,1" color-screen (Sweeeeet!)
  • 4 Beat-loop cutter (Auto-loops 4 beats based on BPM)
  • Needlesearch (A touch-bar for searching through the track)
  • Slip mode (Continues the track as you play around with loop, reverse or scratching)

CDJ-900 is an upgrade of the CDJ-800.

Pioneer has alot of media on their pages, so go check it out!
CDJ-2000: http://www.pioneerprodj.com/gear.aspx?product=CDJ-2000&cp=2
CDJ-900: http://www.pioneerprodj.com/gear.aspx?product=CDJ-900&cp=2

CDJ 2000 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ-S9Xf3waY
CDJ 900 video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4LjQSyTr9U