The Pioneer CDJ-900nexus (CDJ-900NXS) is a professional CDJ player/controller, and is the latest release in the CDJ family. Pioneer added a full color screen, music management with their Rekordbox software, the ability to play files from a smart phone, tablet or computer sitting on a wireless network. 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.
The Pioneer CDJ-900nexus at a Glance...
• Full color LCD screen with improved browsing and track information
• Compatible with rekordbox™ music management software
• DJ Play using music stored inside smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi/USB connection
• Highly evolved features including a new Beat Divide function
• Beat Sync available when players are connected via Pro DJ Link
• Features Slip Mode for smooth transitions
• Supports multiple media and formats -Smart Phone / Tablet, USB, and CDs
• High Quality audio circuitry for a faithful reproduction of sound
• MIDI and HID Control for use with DJ software
Window of Functionalities
The CDJ-900NXS utilizes a large full-color LCD panel to display a window of music information including track title, artist name, track number, time, tempo, beats per minute, and wave form.
Browse Screen – Displays album art, song name and artist for quick access
Wave/Wave Zoom – In addition to displaying the entire wave form of current music playing, the player offers five levels of Wave Zoom to show the details of the wave form
Beat Count – Accurately displays the number of beats until a set point
Phase Meter – Displays the beats/bars of the music, which can also be seen on other connected players via Pro DJ Link2.
The CDJ-900NXS includes 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 it for use specifically with the new CDJ players. An iOS version for use with iPhone®, iPad® and iPod® touch devices and Android™ OS version of rekordbox are also available for preparation of music while on the go. Key elements of Pioneer’s rekordbox software:
Beats Per Minute (BPM) Data – BPM and tempo information for each song is identified and processed into rekordbox for preparing and performing a set
Waveform Data – The waveform of each song is identified and then displayed on screen for quick data visualization and for use with the needle search function
Tag Info & Artwork – Edit and customize the file information to individual performance needs
Cue Points, and Loops – Prepare and customize cues and loops
Playlists – Create, edit, and manage customized playlists for various performances
Beatgrid – Utilizing the new Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set perfectly on-beat
Users can then transfer the analyzed music files to their preferred storage media and play them directly from the new CDJ-900NXS. The software offers song information that can be viewed easily during performances on the player’s large display for quick search and access of content by genre, title, BPM, and more. In addition, as analyzed tracks are played, the unit automatically creates and saves a play history for review of past performances.
Adapting to today’s variety of media formats, the CDJ-900NXS enables playback of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF audio files from CDs and USB memory devices. A USB port located on top of the player enables users to switch out external storage devices quickly to minimize the need for connecting to laptop computers.
Smart Device Connectivity
The CDJ-900NXS is equipped for conventional and wireless connectivity. The player enable users to utilize iPhone, iPad and iPad touch devices or Android OS devices as the source for music content and can be connected via USB or Wi-Fi. When used, the touchscreen of the connected devices becomes the navigation tool for content. For additional convenience, the included Mac version of rekordbox enables the CDJ-900NXS to connect to a home network and retrieve music content wirelessly from a network connected computer.
New Performance Features
The CDJ-900NXS is built with numerous DJ functions for increased performance capabilities.
Beat Divide – A newly integrated function of the CDJ-900NXS, the Beat Divide enables a single beat of sound to be divided in ¾, 1/3, ½, ¼, and 1/8 increments and played for a specified number of beats without breaking the rhythm of the music.
Beat Sync – The feature let users instantly match tempo and beat location of songs when CDJ players are connected to a mixer using PRO DJ LINK.
Quantize – Utilizing a Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set perfectly on beat. The Quantize feature ensures cue points are set accurately and automatically, correcting and synching beats during manual looping or real-time cueing to reduce off-beat mistakes.
Slip Mode – When activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback during a loop, reverse or scratch and continues audible playback at the exact time when the loop, reverse or scratch is ended, resulting in smoother transitions.
Wolfson Processor – To achieve excellent sound quality, the player is equipped with the audio industry’s highly respected Wolfson® DAC processor, delivering a very transparent, accurate audio signal with a highly improved signal-to-noise ratio and increased headroom.
DJ software MIDI/HID control – Each player can be used to trigger other devices, such as DJ effectors and software by way of HID and/or MIDI
My Settings – The function settings of a player can be saved to an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch or USB storage device. For additional convenience, the settings can also be made on the rekordbox App or software, giving users the ability to switch to their settings when connecting to a CDJ-900NXS or CDJ-2000NXS
Traffic Light – Utilizing a multi-player PRO DJ LINK connection, a green light indicates that music will sound harmonious with the key of the music being played
Active Loop – Automatically starts loops when playback begins from a specified point
Beat Loop – Enables construction of precise 4-beat loops simply by pressing a button
rekordbox™ SYSYEM REQUIREMENTS
Mac OS®X v10.8, 10.7, 10.6, or 10.5.8
Windows®8 / Pro
Windows®7 Home Premium/Professional/Ultimate
Windows Vista® Home Basic / Home Premium / Ultimate / Business (SP2 and above)
Windows® XP Home Edition / Professional (SP3 and above)
*Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition is not supported
* Visit http://rekordbox.com/ for latest supported OS information
Playable Files MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF
Playable Media: iPhone / iPad / iPod touch, Android phone / Android Tablet etc, USB storage devices (flash memory / HDD etc), Computers (Mac / Windows PC), Audio CD, CD-R / RW
Playable File: MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF (iOS version of "rekordbox™" enable to playback only MP3 and AAC)
USB Storage Support File Systems: FAT, FAT32, HFS+
Frequency Response: 4 Hz ～ 20 kHz
S/N Ratio: 115 dB or more
Total Harmonic Distortion Ratio: 0.003 % or less
USB Ports: USB A port x 1, USB B port x 1
Audio Output Ports: AUDIO OUT (RCA) x 1, DIGITAL OUT (COAXIAL) x 1
Other Ports: LAN (100Base-TX) x 1, CONTROL (3.5 mm mini plug) x 1
Audio Output Voltage: 2.0 Vrms
Power: AC 100-240V (50 Hz / 60 Hz)
Electricity Consumption: 33 W
Maximum External Dimensions: 12.6" (W) x 15.8" (D) x 4.15" (H)
Weight: 9.5 lbs