Pioneer has just announced the CDJ-900NXS digital player. Their latest player builds on the success of its predecessor, the CDJ-900, and includes new technology like a full colour LCD screen, Beat Divide, and four-deck Beat Sync.
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The CDJ-900NXS comes with Pioneer rekordbox™ music management software for PC/Mac and a free download of rekordbox app for smartphones and tablets. DJs can then prepare sets and playlists wherever they are, and load them onto the CDJ-900NXS via USB or Wi-Fi*1. The Pro DJ Link enables DJs to share one source with up to four decks via LAN cable.
The CDJ-900NXS has highest resolution screen yet, giving DJs a quick and instant view of the Wave Display and Wave Zoom and the ability to view and edit rekordbox beatgrids. Like the top-flight CDJ-2000NXS, the CDJ-900NXS features even more intuitive browsing with the option to see tracks in list, artwork and custom views. Plus mixing tools such as Beat Countdown and Phase Meter can be pre-set in rekordbox for easy viewing during performance.
The old Auto Beat Loop section has been replaced by the more intuitive Beat Divide buttons, which enable DJs to slice up the beat and roll it around in a loop. Beat Divide can be incorporated with Slip Mode to enter Slip Loop – so the track instantly comes back in at the right place when DJs release the Beat Divide button.
Other features inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS include a four-deck Beat Sync, to automatically sync the BPM of tracks to the master deck, and a dedicated Quantize button, for instant access to Quantized loops, cue and effects. Add to that Active Loop, My Settings, harmonic Key Analysis Indicator, and the stylish, robust build expected of Pioneer pro-DJ products, and the CDJ-900NXS is a performance force of nature.
KEY FEATURES OF THE CDJ-900NXS
1. Full color LCD screen with improved browsing and track information
The CDJ-900NXS has a large screen with the highest resolution of any CDJs, which displays a host of track information and features inherited from the CDJ-2000NXS.
Improved browsing: DJs can choose how they view tracks – list, artwork, or custom view – and scroll through using the large rotary dial.
Wave Zoom: in addition to Wave Display, Wave Zoom enables even more precision on loops and cues.
Beat Countdown: DJs can use rekordbox to mark key points on a track, and the CDJ-900NXS counts down to them from up to 64 bars away.
Phase Meter: shows the position of the beat in the bar, enabling DJs to compare the phase of each player with the master deck at a glance.
Key Analysis Indicator: a traffic light system shows which rekordbox tracks are in a compatible musical key with the master deck for harmonised mixes every time.
2. Highly evolved features to make every performance unique
The CDJ-900NXS retains all the CDJ-900’s most popular features plus exciting additions from the CDJ-2000NXS, to breathe new life into performance.
• Beat Divide: instantly slices up each beat to a pre-set timing and loops it until the button is released.
• Slip Mode: silently continues track playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and brings the music back at the right point when the DJ exits the performance.
• Improved Quantize: a dedicated ON/OFF button puts Quantized loops and cues at DJs’ fingertips.
• Beat Sync: looks at the rekordbox beat grids of music, on up to four connected players, and snaps them to the beat of the master deck.
• Active Loop: DJs can use rekordbox to set an Active Loop at the end of tracks to ensure they’re never caught unprepared again.
3. Compatible with rekordbox tracks loaded via USB or Wi-Fi connection
The CDJ-900NXS comes with rekordbox music management software in the box, with its indispensible features such as BPM analysis, beat grid, Hot Cues, Loops and Quantize. DJs can also download the rekordbox app, for free, to access all the software’s features on their smartphones and tablets. The player is Wi-Fi compatible, so – in addition to USB – DJs can connect wirelessly from their laptop, PC, smartphones and tablets when the player is hard wired to a wireless router.
4. My Settings function for immediate access to personal preferences
DJs can access their personal preferences on any CDJ-900NXS thanks to My Settings. The player automatically detects settings that have been selected in rekordbox – including Quantize ON/OFF – for a customised DJ booth in seconds.
5. High-quality audio circuitry for a faithful reproduction of sound
The CDJ-900NXS boasts professional quality audio circuitry and an onboard sound card, for a clear, powerful sound even at club volumes. A precision engineered Wolfson DAC reduces jitter, while the player’s signal-to-noise ratio of 115dB ensures incredibly accurate sound reproduction.
6. Supports multiple media and formats
In addition to smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs, music files can be played from USB storage devices, audio CDs and CD-R/RW. The CDJ-900NXS supports MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF file formats.
Control various DJ software via MIDI control
Pro DJ Link enables sharing source with up to four players connected by LAN cable
MSRP - $1399