Pioneer Takes the Next Step in DJing with the New CDJ-900NXS

  Pioneer Takes the Next Step in DJing with the New CDJ-900NXS

 Wi-Fi Connectivity, rekordbox and a Full Color Screen All Encompassed in New
                                  CDJ Player

Business Wire

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- November 22, 2013

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today
unveiled the new CDJ-900NXS player, sharing the operability and highest
performance functions of the industry standard CDJ-2000NXS. The CDJ-900NXS
features a large full-color LCD screen, rekordbox®^1 music management, Wi-Fi®
and USB connectivity with smart devices, and a variety of performance
functions including Beat Sync, Quantize and the newly developed Beat Divide.

Pioneer CDJ-900NXS Professional Multi-player (Photo: Business Wire)

Pioneer CDJ-900NXS Professional Multi-player (Photo: Business Wire)

“With digital music so portable now, DJs have the ability to store their
collections or sets of music in virtually any device, whether it’s on a USB
drive, smartphone or tablet,” said David Arevalo, director, Professional Sound
and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “The CDJ-900NXS accepts
different types of devices and allows users to play music from their devices
wirelessly. Plus with the rekordbox software now available for iOS and Android
devices, DJs can prepare their music on the go.”

Window of Functionalities

The CDJ-900NXS utilizes a large full-color LCD panel to display a window of
music information including track title, artist name, track number, time,
tempo, beats per minute, and wave form.

  *Browse Screen – Displays album art, song name and artist for quick access
  *Wave/Wave Zoom – In addition to displaying the entire wave form of current
    music playing, the player offers five levels of Wave Zoom to show the
    details of the wave form
  *Beat Count – Accurately displays the number of beats until a set point
  *Phase Meter – Displays the beats/bars of the music, which can also be seen
    on other connected players via Pro DJ Link^2

rekordbox Software

The CDJ-900NXS includes rekordbox, Pioneer’s proprietary music management
software that organizes and catalogs a DJ’s entire music library. When music
files are imported to rekordbox, the software analyzes each file and prepares
it for use specifically with the new CDJ players. An iOS version for use with
iPhone, iPad and iPad touch devices and Android™ OS version of rekordbox are
also available for preparation of music while on the go.

Key elements of Pioneer’s rekordbox software:

  *Analyze:

       *Beats Per Minute (BPM) Data – BPM and tempo information for each song
         is identified and processed into rekordbox for preparing and
         performing a set
       *Waveform Data – The waveform of each song is identified and then
         displayed on screen for quick data visualization and for use with the
         needle search function

  *Customize:

       *Tag Info & Artwork – Edit and customize the file information to
         individual performance needs
       *Cue Points, and Loops – Prepare and customize cues and loops
       *Playlists – Create, edit, and manage customized playlists for various
         performances
       *Beatgrid – Utilizing the new Quantizing feature, cue points and loops
         can be set perfectly on-beat

Users can then transfer the analyzed music files to their preferred storage
media and play them directly from the new CDJ-900NXS. The software offers song
information that can be viewed easily during performances on the player’s
large display for quick search and access of content by genre, title, BPM, and
more. In addition, as analyzed tracks are played, the unit automatically
creates and saves a play history for review of past performances.

Adapting to today’s variety of media formats, the CDJ-900NXS enables playback
of MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF audio files from CDs and USB memory devices. A USB
port located on top of the player enables users to switch out external storage
devices quickly to minimize the need for connecting to laptop computers.

Smart Device Connectivity

The CDJ-900NXS is equipped for conventional and wireless connectivity. The
player enable users to utilize iPhone, iPad and iPad touch devices or Android
OS devices as the source for music content and can be connected via USB or
Wi-Fi. When used, the touchscreen of the connected devices becomes the
navigation tool for content. For additional convenience, the included Mac
version of rekordbox enables the CDJ-900NXS to connect to a home network and
retrieve music content wirelessly from a network connected computer.

New Performance Features

The CDJ-900NXS is built with numerous DJ functions for increased performance
capabilities.

  *Beat Divide – A newly integrated function of the CDJ-900NXS, the Beat
    Divide enables a single beat of sound to be divided in ¾, 1/3, ½, ¼, and
    1/8 increments and played for a specified number of beats without breaking
    the rhythm of the music.
  *Beat Sync – The feature let users instantly match tempo and beat location
    of songs when CDJ players are connected to a mixer using PRO DJ LINK.
  *Quantize – Utilizing a Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set
    perfectly on beat. The Quantize feature ensures cue points are set
    accurately and automatically, correcting and synching beats during manual
    looping or real-time cueing to reduce off-beat mistakes.
  *Slip Mode – When activated, Slip Mode silently continues song playback
    during a loop, reverse or scratch and continues audible playback at the
    exact time when the loop, reverse or scratch is ended, resulting in
    smoother transitions.
  *Wolfson Processor – To achieve excellent sound quality, the player is
    equipped with the audio industry’s highly respected Wolfson® DAC
    processor, delivering a very transparent, accurate audio signal with a
    highly improved signal-to-noise ratio and increased headroom.

Additional Features

  *DJ software MIDI/HID control – Each player can be used to trigger other
    devices, such as DJ effectors and software by way of HID and/or MIDI
  *My Settings – The function settings of a player can be saved to an iPhone,
    iPad or iPod touch or USB storage device. For additional convenience, the
    settings can also be made on the rekordbox App or software, giving users
    the ability to switch to their settings when connecting to a CDJ-900NXS or
    CDJ-2000NXS
  *Traffic Light – Utilizing a multi-player PRO DJ LINK connection, a green
    light indicates that music will sound harmonious with the key of the music
    being played
  *Active Loop – Automatically starts loops when playback begins from a
    specified point
  *Beat Loop – Enables construction of precise 4-beat loops simply by
    pressing a button

The CDJ-900NXS will be available in January 2014 with a suggested retail price
of $1699.

A video overview of the product can be seen here.

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ Equipment through its
Professional Sound & Visual Division. Its DJ products are industry standards
at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world, and known for their
high quality sound and reliability. For more information, visit
www.pioneerdjusa.com.

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1 rekordbox is music file management software developed by Pioneer in
cooperation with MixVibes for use in combination with Pioneer products.
2 Pro DJ Link enables up to four CDJ-900NXS or CDJ-2000NXS to be connected via
the Link Port to share a single music source, whether it is a hard drive, USB
and/or SD memory card.

PIONEER and REKORDBOX are registered trademarks of Pioneer Corporation
WOLFSON is a registered trademark of Wolfson Microelectronics.
WI-FI is a certification mark of Wi-Fi Alliance Corporation.
ANDROID is a trademark of Google Inc.

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Contact:

Pioneer Electronics
Jaed Arzadon, 310-952-2451
jaed.arzadon@pioneer-usa.com
or
Katherine Harbeston, 310.952.2388
katherine.harbeston@pioneer-usa.com
or
Cara Smith, 310.496.4454
cara@allisonpr.com
 
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