The new Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 mixer

Pioneer introduces the new DJM-900NXS2

Alexandre Trochut  - Editor in Chief
6 Min Read
The new Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 mixer. 2015 - Credits : Pioneer DJ

As expected, Pioneer just refresh his products’ collection with “a giant leap into the future”. Unveiling today the CDJ-2000NXS2 and DJM-900NXS2. The result of years of feedback from DJs of every genre, the latest additions deliver the highest possible sound quality, finely tuned features and unprecedented levels of control. 

While DJM-900NXS has become the gold standard in club and festival, The new DJM-900NXS2 takes mixing to another level with the first ever 64-bit mixing processor for a more natural, warm and detailed sound. The controls are even more responsive, with a new gain structure, improved EQ and fader curves. The Sound Colour FX section now has a parameter knob for even more nuanced manipulation.

The new Pioneer DJM-900NXS2 mixer. 2015 – Credits : Pioneer DJ

I played a couple of tracks on the DJM-900NXS2 and I was quite astounded, it sounds like no other Pioneer DJ mixer I’ve heard, going up from 32-bit to 64-bit, the sound is so much more accurate and natural, you can hear it’s much warmer. ” – Andy Kayla, sound engineer at DC10

Pioneer also add an independent Send/Return means DJs no longer have to choose between Beat FX and external FX: they can connect a choice of external FX controllers, including apps on iPad, and layer it on top of the on-board FX. Add to that four phono inputs, DVS support and 2 USB ports for easy connection to PC/Mac – and the DJM-900NXS2 is a crucial tool versatile enough for any professional booth.


NEW FEATURES OF THE DJM-900NXS2

  1. High quality audio components for a warm, detailed sound

The DJM-900NXS2 has undergone a complete overhaul under the bonnet to deliver clear sound with more depth and colour:

  • Improved digital sound processing: 64-bit mixing processing, enhanced dithering technology and a low-jitter clock – all deliver a warm, natural analogue sound.
  • 96 kHz/24-bit sound card and direct digital connection: accurately reproduces high-res audio.
  • Newly developed power supply: eliminates unwanted noise and delivers a warmer sound.
  • Improved analogue input: a new phono amp circuit, plus a new signal GND terminal to easily attach ground wires from analogue turntables.

 

  1. Improved EQ, fader and clip controls for smoother mixes

The DJM-900NXS2 has more nuanced frequency and volume controls for smoother, more dynamic mixing:

  • Improved channel fader curves: the three curves have been fine-tuned for more precision and control.
  • New EQ curves: even more precision across the highs, mids and lows.
  • More accurate clip indicator: a redesigned gain structure ensures meters don’t go into the red too early.
  • Peak limiter: minimises distortion even at high volumes.

 

  1. More detailed control of a wealth of FX plus an independent Send/Return

The DJM-900NXS2’s FX and their controls have been completely redesigned to deliver detailed levels of manipulation:

  • 6 Sound Colour FX:
    • New Sweep: replaces Gate/Comp
    • New parameter knob: alters different parameters for each effect.
    • Bigger knobs: for more nuanced control of all sound colour FX.
  • 14 Beat FX:
    • New FX: Ping Pong, Vinyl Brake, Helix, Pitch, improved Reverb.
    • Bigger X-Pad with OLED screen: more easily see and toggle FX and change parameters.
    • FX Frequency: choose which frequency range to apply effects to.
    • Channel selection LED: know at a glance which channels you’re applying Beat FX to.
  • Independent Send/Return: connect external hardware and software to use alongside the internal FX. InterApp support means you can use FX/Instrument apps on your iPad – for example the virtual RMX-1000 app.

 

  1. Two USB ports, 4 Phono Inputs and DVS support for total flexibility and seamless DJ handovers

The DJM-900NXS2 has a multitude of inputs to give you total freedom to mix with the source of your choice:

  • 2 USB ports and a top-loaded input switcher: for seamless DJ handovers between different PCs/Macs.
  • DVS control: use turntables/players to control rekordbox DJ performance software via the rekordbox dj DVS Plus Pack (coming soon).
  • 4 Phono Inputs: connect up to 4 turntables to channels 1, 2, 3 or 4.

 

  1. Pro DJ Link via LAN or USB for even more scope and flexibility

Use Pro DJ Link to connect up to 4 players and share one source, see detailed rekordbox information and unlock a number of advanced features including Quantize. You can also connect a PC/Mac with just one USB cable to control rekordbox dj and other DJ software with all 4 players.

 

  1. High quality, rugged build for professional use

The DJM-900NXS2 is built for the rigours of professional use.

  • Magvel Fader: highly responsive magnetic crossfader designed for smooth operation and superb durability.
  • 2 headphone plugs: ¼-inch stereo jack and 3.5mm MiniPin

Gold-plated RCAs: for premium sound quality on all connections

The DJM-900NXS will be available from February 2016 at the indecent price of 2.299€, including VAT.

By Alexandre Trochut Editor in Chief
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BPM Mag CEO & Editor in Chief, Alexandre Trochut is an electronic music advisor with more than 20 years of services in the electronic music industry, he has worked as content writer, digital marketer, artistic director, Label A&R, photographer & DJ.
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