Earlier this week we looked at how Traktor DJs can have a plug and play setup with Pioneer CDJs in HID mode. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show Serato DJ and Scratch Live DJs how they can use CDJs in HID mode. The control is quite similar between Traktor and Serato but there are some notable differences in the models that are supported and the hardware required.
Looking at major clubs and festivals around the world, the setup most often found in the DJ booth or on stage are Pioneer CDJ 2000s and a Pioneer DJM 900. This is paradise for Rekordbox DJs, they show up, plug in their USB sticks and they're good to go. Imagine being a Traktor DJ and having the ability to show up at a club and get the same setup convenience. Today Ryan Dejaegher is going to show you how by using the CDJ 2000s in HID mode with Traktor. No more soundcards or timecode CDs, just USB cables.
Kutski, a former BBC Radio 1 presenter and DJ, is known for being a bit of a Pioneer-gear aficionado, so it's not surprise to see CDJ-related tutorials and videos coming from him. In this video he's tackling the recent addition of Slip Mode to the CDJ line, something that he notes in the video stays relatively unused in many DJ sets.
Pioneer has built a reputation recently for launching brand-new colors for their products – and NAMM week is set to be no exception! The industry giant is announcing brand new limited runs of chrome-finished CDJ-2000Nexus (4,000 units), RMX-1000s (1,000 units), and DJM-900 Nexus (2,000 units). Check out everyone’s favorite Pioneer effects master James Zabiela tearing it […]
Pioneer innovated and struck gold with its CDJ line of CD players more than 10 years ago. Since that time they have dominated the CD DJ industry and achieved the elusive goal of becoming an “industry standard.” Today, CDJ sales are declining, laptops are in every club and controllers are blowing up. Pioneer needs to […]