Dawn of a New Species
Today Pioneer have released two new CDJs which are set to be the new industry standard.
The CDJ-2000 fizzes with fresh DNA and can play music from multiple sources, including CD, DVD, USB storage devices and SD memory cards.
Available in December
This has the four-beat Emergency Loop and the three CDJ-900 exclusives: the Auto Beat Loop, Quick Return scratch feature and a Slip mode that enables DJs to perform tricks and return to their original flow in an uninterrupted fashion and you have the perfect tool for maximum performance.
Released with both of these is Pioneers Rekordbox. Rekordbox allows DJs to prepare before their performance on their computer and opens a door to tools such as Hot Cue Banks and Quantize, for perfectly synced loops every time. DJs can then export data to a USB or SD device to access vast libraries of music files and perform live. Demonstrated in the Laidback Luke video below.
Videos of DJs using new CDJs