Pioneer introduces CDJ-2000nexus, companion rekordbox app for iOS
Pioneer’s CDJ-2000 has pretty much solidified its place on nearly every mega DJ’s tour rider, but today the model is being upgraded to the CDJ-2000nexus. The units look similar enough on the outside, but there are some major changes under the hood. The biggest additions to the new CDJ surround the transferring and organizing of music; the new rekordbox app for iOS lets DJs can prepare playlists, cues, and view waveforms on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and then wirelessly transfer content to the device. (Of course, you can still use USB sticks, hard drives, or any other form of physical media as well.)
Another feature is the Pro DJ Link, which can daisy-chain four CDJ-2000nexus units together to share a single music source. This functionality also enables Beat Sync, which can automatically beat match multiple tracks — though this feature has already generated some controversy, most notably from A-Trak on Twitter.
Technology gives us tools. Sometimes it expands what we can do. Up to us to use what we want and be creative with it.
— A-Trak (@atrak) September 6, 2012
There’s no word on whether it’ll ever be offered in white, but check out an awesome video of Laidback Luke showing off some of the new functionality below.