A few hours ago Pioneer have officially announced the CDJ-2000 nexus on their homepage, following up the successful CDJ-2000 which has become worldwide club standard. A detailed overview of new (and old) features can be found here, but the really groundbreaking key features obviously are these:
Obviously Pioneer has caused quite some discussion by the decision to implement a sync button, which they say allows DJs to focus more on track selection, loops, cues and effects but is already being criticized for allowing pretty much everyone with minimal knowledge to DJ without having to worry about proper transitions and beatmatching. To be honest it’s rather a logical next step than a big surprise, but still it fuels the discussion about DJing once again, keeping in mind that in one or two years the worldwide club standard will be CD players with sync buttons. What’s your opinion?
To see these beasts in action, here’s a video of Laidback Luke having fun with four of them, demonstrating the new features and giving you a vast idea of what you can actually do with these.
The CDJ-2000nexus will be available from late September 2012, at a suggested retail price of 1,899â‚¬ including VAT.