Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today unveiled the new CDJ-900NXS player, sharing the operability and highest performance functions of the industry standard CDJ-2000NXS. The CDJ-900NXS features a large full-color LCD screen, rekordbox™1 music management, Wi-Fi® and USB connectivity with smart devices, and a variety of performance functions including Beat Sync, Quantize and the newly developed Beat Divide.
“With digital music so portable now, DJs have the ability to store their collections or sets of music in virtually any device, whether it’s on a USB drive, smartphone or tablet,” said David Arevalo, director, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The CDJ-900NXS accepts different types of devices and allows users to play music from their devices wirelessly. Plus with the rekordbox software now available for iOS and Android devices, DJs can prepare their music on the go.”
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.
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:
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.