Pioneer cdj-2000nxs2 Operating Instructions Manual

Pioneer cdj-2000nxs2 Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    MULTI PLAYER CDJ-2000NXS2 The Pioneer DJ site shown above offers FAQs, information on software, and various other types of information and services to allow you to use your product in greater comfort. For various types of information and services regarding rekordbox™, see the Pioneer DJ website above.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    About the liquid crystal display ............... 40 — The [UTILITY] screen is displayed. Cleaning the touch display ..............40 — Click [All Programs] > [Pioneer] > [rekordbox 3.x.x] > [rekordbox Error messages ..................40 3.x.x] from the Windows [Start] menu.
  • Page 3: Before Start

    (analysis, set- Title:Pro DJ Music, tings, creation, history storage) of music files on mobile devices. Using Artist: Pioneer DJ music files managed with rekordbox (iOS/Android) in combination with this unit makes it possible to achieve outstanding DJ performances.
  • Page 4 DJ performances. HIGH SOUND QUALITY The CDJ-2000NXS2 is designed for thorough improvement of the sound quality, for both the digital and analog outputs. For the digital circuitry, playback and transfer of the 96 kHz/24 bit high resolution audio is supported.
  • Page 5: Before You Start

     Discs that cannot be played Before you start ! DTS-CD ! Photo CDs ! Video CDs ! CD Graphics (CD-G) discs ! Unfinalized CDs Supported sources ! DVD-Video discs ! DVD-Audio discs This unit supports the sources listed below. ! DVD-RAM discs ! Disc (p.
  • Page 6  USB devices that cannot be used be used. Re-format the card on a computer, etc., before using it. ! Pioneer DJ does not guarantee that all SD memory cards will operate ! Optical disc type devices such as external DVD/CD drives, etc., are on this unit.
  • Page 7: Playable Music File Formats

    Playable music file formats ! This unit supports music files in the formats shown below. ! WAV (88.2 kHz, 96 kHz), AIFF (88.2 kHz, 96 kHz), Apple Lossless and FLAC files on discs cannot be played. ! Some files cannot be played with this unit even if the files are in the formats supported by this unit. Encoding Type File extension...
  • Page 8: Preparing The Software

    3 Click the icon of the driver software to download the driver software from the download page. rekordbox from the download page. ! For information on installing the driver software, see the Pioneer For inquiries on rekordbox (Mac/Windows), see the support site indi- cated above.
  • Page 9: Connections

    Connections ! Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord from the power outlet whenever making or changing connections. ! Refer to the operating instructions for the component to be connected. ! Connect the power cord after all the connections between devices have been completed. ! When using a LAN cable for connection, be sure to use either the LAN cable included with this product or an STP (shielded twisted pair) cable.
  • Page 10 ! This product supports iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPad Pro, iPad mini4, iPad Air2, iPad mini3, iPad Air, iPad mini2, iPad mini, iPad (3rd and 4th generation), iPad2 and iPod touch (5th and 6th generation). ! For the latest supported devices, see the Pioneer DJ website (
  • Page 11  Using a switching hub LAN connections Computer Computer Mobile device on which rekordbox rekordbox rekordbox is installed LAN cable × 2 Switching hub STOP LAN cable × 3 LAN cable Audio cable Audio cable HOT CUE × 3 AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT LINK AC IN...
  • Page 12: Using The Dj Software

     Using a wireless router and access points Computer Computer Mobile device on which rekordbox is installed rekordbox rekordbox Wireless router and access points LAN cable × 3 LAN cable Audio cable Audio cable × 3 AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT LINK AC IN Rear panel...
  • Page 13: Part Names And Functions

    TEMPO RESET PLAY / PAUSE TEMPO MULTI PLAYER CDJ-2000NXS2 1 PLAY/PAUSE f button 6 DIRECTION FWD/REV/SLIP REV lever This lights when playing tracks and flashes when in the pause mode. Use this to turn reverse playback on and off. = Pausing (p. 21 ) = Playing in reverse (p.
  • Page 14: Main Unit Display

    c HOT CUE (A to H, CALL/DELETE) buttons q rekordbox button Use this to set, delete, play and call out hot cues. Press this to play music files in rekordbox. = Setting Hot Cue (p. 24 ) = Playing the rekordbox library on a computer or mobile device (p. 21 ) d HOT CUE BANK button r Main unit display Use this to switch between HOT CUE(A, B, C, D) and...
  • Page 15 G DELETE button Use this to delete cue and loop points. = Deleting points individually (p. 26 ) H MEMORY button Use this to store cue and loop points in the memory. = Storing cue or loop points (p. 26 ) I JOG MODE button, VINYL mode indicator and CDJ mode indicator The mode switches between VINYL and CDJ each time this is...
  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    Rear panel AUDIO OUT DIGITAL OUT LINK AC IN For the terminals used for connections, see Descriptions of terminals 1 u switch on page 9 . Press to turn the power on and off. 2 Kensington security slot Front panel 1 Disc insertion slot 3 Disc insertion slot indicator 2 Disc force eject pin insertion hole...
  • Page 17: Main Unit Display

    Main unit display Normal playback screen (display/touch keys) 1 QUANTIZE BEAT VALUE d PHASE METER This indicates the QUANTIZE beat size. This indicates the amount of divergence of the bars and beats with the master player when using the beat sync function. 2 QUANTIZE Touch this to switch the [PHASE METER] display.
  • Page 18: Jog Dial Display Section

    ! The BPM measured by this unit may differ from the BPM indi- The track is displayed as a bar graph. The current playback posi- cated on the disc or that of a Pioneer DJ’s DJ mixer, etc.This is tion is displayed as a white vertical line. When the elapsed time is due to the different methods used for measuring the BPM, and is displayed, the left edge of the graph lights.
  • Page 19: Basic Operation

    = For details on auto cue, see Setting auto cue on page 23 . ! If a disc is inserted when a storage device (SD, USB) that has previ- ously been connected to this unit or another Pioneer DJ’s DJ player is connected, the number of discs including the disc information is displayed on the main unit display for a few seconds.
  • Page 20: Connecting And Disconnecting Usb Devices

    2 Press the corresponding medium button ([DISC], [SD] Inserting SD memory cards or [USB]). The tracks or folders are displayed on a list. 1 Press the [u] switch to turn this unit’s power on. The medium whose contents are displayed on the main unit display can be switched.
  • Page 21 3 Turn the rotary selector. Pausing Move the cursor and select the item. During playback, press the [PLAY/PAUSE f] button. The [PLAY/PAUSEf] and [CUE] buttons flash. When the [PLAY/PAUSEf] button is pressed again, playback resumes. ! When tracks have been loaded from a disc, the disc automatically stops spinning if no operation is performed for 100 minutes while in the pause mode.
  • Page 22: Operating The Jog Dial

    3 Spin the jog dial in the desired direction and at the Playing in reverse desired speed. The sound is played according to the direction and speed at which the ! When the quantize function is on, there may be a slight delay in jog dial is spun by spinning the top of the jog dial while pressing it.
  • Page 23: Advanced Operation

    Setting loops Advanced Operation This function can be used to play specific sections repeatedly. ! Loops that include sections in different tracks can only be set for tracks recorded on music CDs (CD-DA). Setting Cue ! When the quantize function is on, there may be a slight delay in operation of this function in order to synchronize the beat.
  • Page 24: Setting Hot Cue

    2 Touch the beat you want to set. Canceling Loop playback (Loop Exit) The touched number of beats lights and loop playback starts with the selected number of beats. During loop playback, press the [RELOOP/EXIT] button. 3 Touch [LOOP MODE]. Playback continues beyond the Loop Out Point without returning to the The beat number selection screen turns off.
  • Page 25  Call-out procedure (storage device (SD, USB)) Playing hot cues 1 Connect a storage device (SD, USB) to this unit. During playback or pause, press one of the [HOT CUE] 2 Load the track whose hot cue you want to call out. (A to H) buttons.
  • Page 26: Storing Cue Or Loop Points

    Deleting points in units of discs Storing cue or loop points 1 Load a disc in this unit. 1 Connect a storage device (SD, USB) to this unit. When tracks from a medium other than a disc are loaded, load any track 2 Set Cue Point or Loop Point.
  • Page 27: Using The Slip Mode

    Slip looping Using the slip mode When the slip mode is turned on, normal playback with the original 1 Press the [SLIP] button. rhythm continues in the background while in the pause (vinyl mode), The mode switches to the slip mode. scratch play, loop play, hot cue play and reverse play modes.
  • Page 28: Playing From The Touched Position On The Waveform Display

    2 Press the [BEAT SYNC] button. Slip hot cue The BPM and beat position of the currently playing track are synchro- nized to the sync master. ! During synchronization, tempo control with the tempo slider is 1 Press the [SLIP] button. disabled and the playing speed display switches to the tempo slider The mode switches to the slip mode.
  • Page 29: Operating The Cdj-2000Nxs2 In Combination With Other Devices

     Description of the screen Operating the CDJ-2000NXS2 in combination with other devices When connected by a LAN cable to a Pioneer DJ’s DJ mixer, operations such as starting playback on this unit can be controlled with the DJ mixer’s fader.
  • Page 30: Other Browsing Operations

     Moving back up to a higher layer 2 Use the rotary selector to select and enter the [SEARCH] category. The keyboard is displayed on the touch display. Press the [BACK] button while the browser screen is The [SEARCH] screen can be started by the following methods. displayed.
  • Page 31: Using Hot Cue Banks

     In the page jump mode Storing the playing history 1 Display a list not sorted in alphabetical order. Display a list that is not sorted in alphabetical order, such as the tracks 1 Connect a storage device (SD, USB) to this unit. on a music CD, folders on a storage device (SD, USB) or a disc, etc.
  • Page 32  Adding tracks from playlists All the tracks on a selected playlist can be added to the tag list. 1 Switch to the browse screen and select and enter the [PLAYLIST] category. A list of the playlists is displayed, and a list of the tracks is displayed on the right half of the information display screen.
  • Page 33: Displaying The Details Of The Currently Loaded Track

     Removing all the tracks Displaying the details of the currently loaded track 1 Press the [TAG LIST] button. The tag list is displayed. The details of the currently loaded track can be checked. 2 Use the rotary selector to select and enter the storage device (SD, USB).
  • Page 34: Changing The Settings

    Changing the color set in a storage Changing the device (SD, USB) settings The SD memory card/USB indicator color displayed when the storage media (SD, USB) is connected to this unit and a part of the display color on the screen can be changed. 1 Connect a storage device (SD, USB) to this unit.
  • Page 35: Setting Preferences

    Options Setting preferences Setting ranges Descriptions settings When set to [ON], the screensaver Options Setting ranges Descriptions starts up in the following cases: settings When no track is loaded in this Changes the way the tracks loaded unit for over 5 minutes in this unit are played.
  • Page 36: Duplicating The Settings Onto Dj Players Connected By Pro Dj Link

    Setting the playing history list name Duplicating the settings onto DJ players connected by PRO DJ LINK The name of the playing history list stored on storage devices (SD, USB) can be preset. The [UTILITY] settings and other settings can be duplicated onto DJ play- 1 Display the [UTILITY] screen.
  • Page 37: Using The Dj Software

    Using the DJ software Operating the DJ software This unit outputs the operation information of buttons and controls, etc. in universal MIDI or HID format. When connected by a USB cable to a computer on which a MIDI- or HID-compatible DJ software program is installed, the DJ software can be operated from this unit.
  • Page 38: List Of Midi Messages

    MIDI Messages List of MIDI Messages SW Name Notes Type MIDI Messages JOG TOUCH OFF=0, ON=127 SW Name Notes Type REVERSE OFF=0, ON=127 BEAT LOOP A linear value corresponding GUI button OFF=0, ON=127 to the speed, from stop to 4X: 64 for stop, 65 (0.06X) –...
  • Page 39: Additional Information

    Sometimes the problem may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the problem cannot be rectified, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. ! This unit may not operate properly due to static electricity or other external influences. In this case, proper operation may be restored by turning the power off, waiting 1 minute, then turning the power back on.
  • Page 40: About The Liquid Crystal Display

    Problem Check Remedy When buttons are pressed to call out Is the quantize function on? When the quantize function is on, the operation starts from the nearest beat the hot cue storing mode or to reloop, position from where buttons are pressed or the lever is moved. To start the or when the lever is moved to set operation immediately when buttons are pressed or the lever is moved, turn the reverse playback, the operation does...
  • Page 41: List Of Icons Displayed On The Main Unit Display Section

    ! This product has been developed and tested based on the iPod/iPhone/iPad software versions indicated on the Pioneer DJ support site. (http://pio- ! Compatibility with this product may be lost if software of a version other than the one indicated on the Pioneer DJ support site is installed on your iPod/iPhone/iPad.
  • Page 42: Cautions On Use

    The player’s lens should not become dirty in normal use, but if for some reason it should malfunction due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer authorized service center. Although lens cleaners for players are commercially available, we advise against using them since some may damage the lens.
  • Page 43: About Trademarks And Registered Trademarks

    Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. You may obtain a copy ! Pioneer DJ is a trademark of the PIONEER CORPORATION and is of the License at used under license. rekordbox and KUVO are trademarks or regis- tered trademarks of the Pioneer DJ Corporation.

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