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Gear Reviews, News, Technology, Videos | Jan 27, 2016   

BPM at NAMM: Pioneer CDJ-2000 NXS2 Player AND DJM-900 NXS2


Pioneer has the secret sauce. We don’t know exactly what it is, but something is clearly working for them. They’ve been at the upper echelon of DJ gear for quite some time now AND with Rekordbox out, they’re clearly showing that they are not messing around.

If you’ve been to NAMM in the past few years, then you know that the Pioneer DJ booth is usually the one that’s one of the biggest and most active. So naturally it was one of the first booths we visited this year. A Pioneer representative gladly hopped on the decks to show us what changed, what’s new, and show off one of the most talked about mixer/CDJ combos out in the market.

The S9 is already a highly regarded mixer, but now with their new releases of the CDJ-2000 NXS2 and DJM-900 NSX2, you can really see Pioneer DJ flexing their muscles.

Check out what’s new with the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900 NXS2 on Pioneer DJ’s website.

If you watched the video above, here are some highlights:

On the CDJ-2000NXS2



  • Recording Hot Cues is different
  • Full 7 inch touch screen
  • Needle countdown is really cool – what you can do – while track is playing without affecting playback drag the green cursor – then you’ll get a countdown to how long it will take to where you dropped the cursor
  • Brought back 4 beat – loop cutter button
  • Full QWERTY keyboard search. One of the best features. Search entire stick – BPM KEY RATING COLOR. Shows all tracks which are tagged that way in Rekordbox
  • Show all tracks tagged with Synth Sub Bass Peak Time


On the DJM-900 Nexus2


  • Added an 8 inch jack. For people who lose the quarter inch adapter or use two headphones at one time
  • Beat Effects lights!
  • Sound color Effect Knob increased in size
  • Low knob has been lowered – only cuts the bass – will not cut out as much mid like it has done in the past



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