The hugely popular slip mode is an essential performance tool that takes the risk out of using remix functions such as loop, scratch and reverse. DJs can create live edits while slip mode keeps the music playing muted in the background, bringing it back in when the edit is finished. Another new feature is active loop; DJs can use Rekordbox to set automatic loops in any track. So DJs can extend part of a track, never miss a trick, or prolong the end of a song so the music never runs out unexpectedly.
Pioneer have also added new quantize functions. So as well as snapping all cue and loop points to the Rekordbox beat grid, hot cues and hot loops can now be triggered in perfect time with the music. A dedicated quantize button makes it easy to switch between free or quantized playback, giving DJs the choice to express themselves in the best way for each performance. Automatic recall of hot cues and hot loops makes the whole creative process even more fluid.
The CDJ-2000nexus makes mixing in-key effortless. Tracks are analysed by Rekordbox and the CDJ-2000nexus browser incorporates a simple traffic light system that shows you which songs will mix well with the master deck. This works hand in hand with master tempo, which changes the music speed without altering its pitch. DJs will notice a significant improvement in quality.
The large, full-colour screen now features Rekordbox wave display and wave zoom to provide a much better view of the music, and lets DJs edit beat grids directly on the players. Browsing music is even more intuitive, with the option to view tracks in list, artwork or customisable formats. The screen shows a host of mixing tools that can be pre-set in rekordbox, such as beat countdown and phase meter.
The CDJ-2000nexus retains all the popular features of the CDJ-2000, such as the 206mm jog wheel and the ability to edit playlists on the fly. And, naturally for Pioneer professional products, the highest possible sound quality and robust build come as standard.