The DJM-900nexus mixer features a variety of advanced sound effects that allow DJs to have more creative expressions while mixing their music. Three new Sound Color FX (space, dub echo and gate/comp), two Beat Effects (Spiral and Melodic) and an X-Pad control were added to the mixer to enhance the user''s performance.
Pioneer developed an onboard USB soundcard that can simultaneously handle input and output audio signals from up to four stereo sources through a single USB port. The soundcard supports 24-bit/96kHz high-resolution signal processing, and can input and output all audio signals with no degradation of sound quality. Once connected to a PC or Mac, the settings utility tool can be used to customize the mixer's output signal path to suit various purposes, such as DJ play, song recording or production. Smooth transfers between DJs are possible with the easily accessible USB port on the top surface of the mixer.
The 32-bit D/A converter supports all outputs of the mixer, including the master audio outputs, booth outputs and headphones. The built-in, high-performance 32-bit digital signal processor suppresses any digital and analog circuit noise by way of high-quality balanced hybrid operation amps and full balanced output circuits.
Via an Ethernet (LAN) cable, the mixer can quickly link to the latest Pioneer PRO DJ LINK–compatible CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 players (with firmware Version 4. or later) or a personal computer running Pioneer''s rekordbox™ software. The built-in Quantize mode compensates for Beat Effect operation timing errors automatically. Using a USB connection with a PC or Mac, the four decks (players) inside Traktor can be connected simultaneously with the mixer. The mixer is also Traktor Scratch certified for Traktor Scratch Pro/Duo 2, allowing scratch control functionality when using a timecode disc. Through its USB port, the mixer can output timecode disc signals for DVS (Digital Vinyl System) software when used with a Pioneer CDJ player or analog record player.
Other features include high-performance channel faders, integrated input selector, MIDI signal output, assignable MIDI functionality, switching 3-band EQ/isolator, P-LOCK Fader Cap and auto-standby.
The DJM-900nexus will be available in March with a suggested retail price of $2,399.