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Pioneer CDJ-900NXS Operating Instructions Manual

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The Pioneer DJ support 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 website above.

Operating Instructions


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  Summary of Contents for Pioneer CDJ-900NXS

  • Page 1: Operating Instructions

    CDJ-900NXS CDJ-900nexus The Pioneer DJ support 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 website above.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    How to read this manual Changing the settings ................32 Duplicating the settings onto DJ players ! Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. connected by PRO DJ LINK ..............34 Be sure to read both this leaflet and Read Before Use (Important)/ About the driver software (Windows) .............
  • Page 3: Before Start

    Before start rekordbox Features This unit is a DJ player carrying over the technology of the Pioneer CDJ Add music files to collections and analyze them. series, the world standard for club players. It is not only equipped with Make the preparations on rekordbox.
  • Page 4  BEAT COUNTDOWN At home or in a studio The precise number of beats from the currently playing point to saved cue points can be grasped instantaneously. rekordbox BEAT SYNC Based on the GRID information of tracks analyzed with rekordbox, the Add music files to collections and analyze them.
  • Page 5: Before You Start

    (iOS/Android) is installed 2 Titles, album names and artist names recorded in the CD-Text data are dis- via USB. For supported devices, see the Pioneer DJ website (http://pio- played. When multiple text data are recorded on the disc, the information for the
  • Page 6: Playable Music File Formats

    ! Some USB devices may not operate properly. Please note that not restored using the method above (if communications cannot be Pioneer will accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss of data established), turn this unit’s power off then back on.
  • Page 7: Functions Usable In Combination With A Computer

    The included CD-ROM contains the following two software programs. Program, except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law, and then only after You have notified Pioneer in writing of  rekordbox (Mac/Windows) music management Your intended activities.
  • Page 8: Cautions On Copyrights

    ! The included CD-ROM contains installation programs and operating 8 GENERAL TERMS instructions in the following 12 languages: 1 Limitation of Liability. In no event will Pioneer or its subsidiaries English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, be liable in connection with this Agreement or its subject matter,...
  • Page 9 — Your personal information is kept confidential corresponding to 3 When the language selection screen appears, select the privacy policy set forth by our company. — Pioneer’s privacy policy can be viewed on the rekordbox online [English] and click [OK]. support site.
  • Page 10: 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 11 ! This products supports iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini, iPad (3rd generation), iPad 2, iPad and iPod touch (3rd, 4th, and 5th generation). ! Visit the Pioneer webpage ( for the latest compatibility information.
  • Page 12  Using a switching hub Computer Computer Mobile device on which rekordbox is installed rekordbox rekordbox LAN cable × 2 Switching hub LAN cable × 3 LAN cable STOP BEAT DIVIDE Audio cable Audio cable × 3 CONTROL AUDIO OUT CONTROL DIGITAL OUT AC IN DJ player ×...
  • Page 13: Using Other Brands Of Dj Software

    To power outlet Connections for relay play When this unit and a Pioneer DJ player are interconnected with their [CONTROL] terminals using a mini phone plug cable (Ø 3.5 mm), relay playback between the two DJ players is possible (page 27).
  • Page 14: Part Names And Functions

  • Page 15: Memory Button

    The [UTILITY] screen is displayed when this is pressed for over 1 c BEAT DIVIDE button second. This turns the beat divide function on and off. = Displaying the [UTILITY] screen (p.32) = Using the beat divide function (p.25) r BACK button d USB STOP button Press this once to return to the previous screen.
  • Page 16: Rear Panel

    Rear panel CONTROL AUDIO OUT CONTROL DIGITAL OUT AC IN For the terminals used for connections, see Descriptions of terminals 1 u switch on page 10. Turns this unit’s power on and off. 2 Kensington security slot Front panel 1 Disc insertion slot 2 Disc force eject pin insertion hole About ejecting discs by force ! If the disc cannot be ejected by pressing the [DISC EJECTh] button, the disc can be forcibly ejected by inserting the disc force eject pin into the disc...
  • Page 17: Main Unit Display

    ! The BPM measured by this unit may differ from the BPM indi- This indicates the track number (01 – 99). cated on the disc or that of a Pioneer DJ mixer, etc. This is due to 6 REMAIN the different methods used for measuring the BPM, and is not a This lights when the time display is set to the remaining time.
  • Page 18: Jog Dial Display Section

    flashes slowly when there are less than 30 seconds remaining in l Playing address display/scale display (1-minute the track, then begins flashing rapidly when less than 15 seconds intervals) remain. The track is displayed as a bar graph. The current playback posi- tion is displayed as a white vertical line.
  • Page 19: Basic Operation

    1 Press the [u] switch to turn this unit’s power on. ! When a USB device that has previously been connected to this unit or a to Pioneer DJ player is connected and a disc is inserted, the 2 Connect the USB device to the USB device insertion number of discs for which disc information is stored is displayed for slot.
  • Page 20: Playback

    ! When a track has been loaded while pausing, press the Disconnecting USB devices [PLAY/PAUSEf] button to start playback. ! When auto cue is turned on, the disc pauses at the audio start posi- tion. In this case, press the [PLAY/PAUSEf] to start playback. 1 Press the [USB STOP] button until the USB indicator = For details on auto cue, see Setting auto cue on page 23.
  • Page 21: Operating The Jog Dial

    2 Turn the rotary selector. The [WIDE] adjustment range is ±100 %. When set to –100 %, playback stops. Move the cursor and select the item. ! The adjustment range is set to ±10 % when the power is turned on. 3 Select the track and press the rotary selector.
  • Page 22 Scratch When the jog mode is set to the VINYL mode, tracks can be played according to the direction and speed at which the jog dial is spun by spinning the top of the jog dial while pressing it. 1 Press the [JOG MODE VINYL] button. Set the jog mode to VINYL.
  • 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: Storing Cue Or Loop Points

    2 Load a track for which an active loop has been set Returning to Loop playback (Reloop) with rekordbox. One loop stored in rekordbox can be set as the active loop. After canceling loop playback, press the [RELOOP/EXIT] The set active loop point is indicated with a red line on the waveform display, as shown below.
  • Page 25: Setting The Cue Point For Auto Cueing

    3 Press the [CUE/LOOP CALL c(LOOP 1/2X)] or Using the [MENU (UTILITY)]button [CUE/LOOP CALL d(LOOP 2X)] button to call out the point to be deleted. 1 Press the [MENU (UTILITY) ] button for over 1 second. The track cues to the called out point and pauses. ! When multiple points are stored, a different point is called out each The [UTILITY] screen is displayed.
  • Page 26: Using The Beat Sync Function

    background is indicated by a white line on the main unit display’s Normal playback continues in the background even during loop waveform display (overall waveform). playback. ! It is also displayed on the jog dial’s slip play display. The [SLIP] button flashes in beat with the sound playing in the background.
  • Page 27: Operating The Cdj-900Nexus In Combination With Other Devices

    For instructions on connecting, see Basic style on page 10. screen opens. ! If the Pioneer DJ mixer does not have a LAN port, connect a mini phone plug cable (Ø 3.5 mm) to the CONTROL terminal.  Description of the screen 2 Turn on the DJ mixer’s fader start function.
  • Page 28: Other Browsing Operations

    — When there is rekordbox library information on the USB device: Part of the artwork registered in rekordbox is displayed That medium’s free space and used space, as well as the num- here. ber of tracks, number of playlists and last modified dates in the When the [INFO (LINK INFO) ] button is pressed, the jacket photo turns off and the track names are dis- library information...
  • Page 29: Checking The Playing History (History)

    Searching using the jump function Checking the playing history (HISTORY) The jump function can be used to instantaneously move to the track, category or folder you want to play. The track playing history is stored and displayed at the [HISTORY] cat- The jump function includes the two modes below.
  • Page 30: Editing Tag Lists

     Adding entire categories or folders Editing tag lists All the tracks in a selected category or folder can be added to the tag list. Tracks to be played next or tracks selected according to DJ situations 1 Switch to the browse screen and select a category or can be marked and collected on lists.
  • Page 31: Displaying The Details Of The Currently Loaded Track

     Removing one track at a time 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 medium.
  • Page 32: Changing The Settings

    Description of the screen Changing the settings Storing settings on USB devices The [UTILITY] settings and other settings can be stored on USB devices. The stored settings can be exported to rekordbox. It is also possible to store this unit’s settings on USB devices after mak- ing them with rekordbox then load these settings onto another player.
  • Page 33 Selects whether or not to display LIBRARY*/FOLDER ! When this unit is operated, the standby mode is canceled. CREATOR Pioneer MEP-7000 libraries. ! This unit is shipped with the auto standby function turned on. If you HISTORY For details, see Setting the playing —...
  • Page 34: Duplicating The Settings Onto Dj Players Connected By Pro Dj Link

    ! If the CD-ROM menu does not appear when the CD-ROM is inserted, Duplicating the settings onto DJ open the optical drive from [Computer (or My Computer)] in the [Start] menu, then double-click the [CD_menu.exe] icon. players connected by PRO DJ LINK 5 When the CD-ROM’s menu is displayed, select [Install The [UTILITY] settings and other settings can be duplicated onto DJ play- Driver Software], then click [Start].
  • Page 35: Default Settings

    Click the Windows [Start] menu>[All Programs]>[Pioneer]>[Pioneer CDJ]>[Pioneer CDJ ASIO Settings Utility]. ! If the buffer size is made large, drops in audio data (breaks in the sound) occur less easily, but the time lag due to the delay in the transfer of the audio data (latency) increases.
  • Page 36: Operating Dj Software By Midi Interface

    MIDI Messages SW Name SW Type Notes Using other brands of 0 – 127, 0 (min.) on the left TOUCH/ side, 127 (max.) on the right RELEASE side DJ software A linear value correspond- ing to the speed from 0.5X to 4X: 64 when stopped (under JOG RING —...
  • Page 37: Additional Information

    Sometimes the trouble may lie in another component. Inspect the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified after checking the items below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work.
  • Page 38: About The Liquid Crystal Display

    ! This product has been developed and tested based on the iPod/iPhone/iPad software versions indicated on the Pioneer website (http://pioneerdj. com/support/). ! Compatibility with this product may be lost if a version other than one indicated on the Pioneer website is installed on your iPod/iPhone/iPad. ! Note that Pioneer does not offer any guarantee regarding operation of iPods/iPhones/iPads.
  • Page 39: List Of Icons Displayed On The Main Unit Display Section

    (doing so will lead to damage or accidents). reason it should malfunction due to dust or dirt, consult your nearest Pioneer authorized service center. Although lens cleaners for players are Specially shaped discs (heart-shaped, hexagonal, etc.) cannot be played commercially available, we advise against using them since some may on this unit.
  • Page 40: Trademarks, Licenses, Etc

    Trademarks, licenses, etc. ! Pioneer and rekordbox are trademarks or registered trademarks of the PIONEER CORPORATION. ! Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and Internet Explorer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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