Traktor Kontrol Z2 ready for pre-order

We deliberated, assumed, discussed, guessed, dribbled, criticized and developed a mild case of hysteria when Native Instruments teased us with their sneak preview of the yet to be named DJ Mixer.  The name trickled out through various tweets and discussions that followed, but now the official news is here. The Z2 is available for pre-order over at Native Instruments for a price not too far away from many peoples’ guesses at $899.00. Ean Golden of DJ Tech Tools fame has stepped once again into the limelight with this new video, this time, with a much more listenable array of samples and music. … Continue reading Traktor Kontrol Z2 ready for pre-order

The New Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus is here!

At $2399 – It’s not cheap but it’s here. In recent years, the DJ/club market has seen the music file style of DJing become the mainstream, with increasing demand for music management and DJ play using smartphones and tablets, as well as browsing music on large tablet screens. In order to meet these needs, Pioneer will launch the pro DJ/club oriented “CDJ-2000nexus” Professional Multi Player, which is the Industry first*1 player to enable DJ play using music stored inside smartphones and tablets via Wi-Fi*2 or USB connections. By installing the newly developed mobile version of the “rekordbox™” music management software, music can … Continue reading The New Pioneer CDJ 2000 Nexus is here!

Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus?

We all know something new is coming from Pioneer, DJ Tech Tools is touting a leaked photograph of the new Pioneer CDJ 2000-NXS. Could this be what pioneer will be delivering to us tomorrow? A DJ leaks Blog, has some specs uploaded and did have since May this year. It’s a strong chance that we will all be treated to a new CDJ in the next 24 hours, so will these be the specs below? New specifications of the CDJ-2000 NEXUS / NXS and CDJ-900 NEXUS / NXS will probably be: – Wireless PRO DJ LINK modus which allows linking … Continue reading Pioneer CDJ2000 Nexus?

Pioneer CDJ integration with Traktor – Plug & Play

Since the new release of Traktor 2.5.1 DJ’s have been able to connect their CDJ 900’s or CDJ 2000’s directly to Traktor without the need for an Audio Interface. The video below from Pioneer is doing the rounds right now in DJ land, creating a buzz for the two main players in the DJ world. I think this could be the final nail in the coffin for Serato. Raine carried Serato for some time there and still does to a very large extent, but this integration with CDJ’s is a blessing for many. The hassle of cable switching and hovering … Continue reading Pioneer CDJ integration with Traktor – Plug & Play

DDJ ERGO-K Controller from Pioneer for Traktor

From my viewpoint, I see Pioneer as the world leaders for CDJ manufacturing, they have always been the industry standard for CDJ’s and from my experienced coined the name CDJ.  Similarly to how people call their mp3 players iPods even if it’s not an iPod; many people now call their DJ CD players, CDJ’s.  1994 saw the first real CDJ product, the CDJ-500. From this point onwards Pioneer went from strength to strength and produced the most commonplace CDJ’s the CDJ1000.  Most clubs will be sporting the CDJ 1000s alongside a pair of ‘Technics’ Vinyl turntables.  These particular products have … Continue reading DDJ ERGO-K Controller from Pioneer for Traktor