Multitude of Effects
The DJM-900nexus follows Pioneer’s traditional control layout enabling an easy
transition to the mixer. As with other Pioneer mixers, the DJM-900nexus features
a variety of advanced sound effects that allow DJs to have more creative
expressions while mixing their music. Three new Sound Color FX, two Beat Effects
and an X-Pad control were added to the mixer to enhance the user’s performance.
Sound Color FX –
The DJM-900nexus includes Space, Dub Echo and Gate/Comp in addition to Filter,
Crush and Noise for its Sound Color FX. At any time with a simple twist of the
knobs, DJs can quickly add their choice of audio effects bringing numerous
combinations and arrangements to currently played music.
Beat Effect –
A total of 13 effects, including two new ones called Spiral and Melodic, can be
added by the user at any time to the beat effects is accomplished through a
selectable knob located on the right side of the mixer.
A touch screen control bar that enables quick access, control, and manipulation
of the thirteen built-in beat effects. With a touch and/or slide of the X-Pad
control, the user can change the parameters of each effect for further
creativity in performances.
Part of the DJM-900nexus’s design attribute is combining functionality with
great sound quality. The mixer utilizes high quality components that ensure the
best possible audio output when connected to other components.
Built-in 24bit/96kHz High Performance USB Sound
card – Pioneer developed an
onboard USB sound card that can simultaneously handle input and output audio
signals from up to four (4) stereo sources through a single USB port1.
The sound card 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 production2.
Furthermore, smooth transfers between DJs are possible with the easily
accessible USB ports on the top surface of the mixer.
Sound Quality Design –The
DJM-900nexus is equipped with the same audio input and output circuits as
Pioneer's flagship DJM-2000 to achieve the most accurate audio reproduction from
connected sources. The 32-bit digital to analog converter supports all outputs
of the mixer, including the master audio outputs, booth outputs as well as
headphones. Additionally, the built-in high performance 32-bit digital signal
processor (DSP) suppresses any digital and analog circuit noise by way of high
quality balanced hybrid operation amps and full balanced output circuits.
With more DJs continuing to use their personal computers as part of their rig,
the new DJM-900nexus is ready for a direct connection to a laptop PC or Mac,
increasing its convenience and functionality.
PRO DJ LINK –
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 4.00
or later3) or a personal computer
running Pioneer’s rekordbox™ software, giving users fast access to a song’s
beats per minute (BPM) and beat location information, resulting in a precise
beat matching capability. Furthermore, the built-in quantize mode compensates
for Beat Effect operation timing errors automatically, so effects are matched
TRAKTOR™ Functionality –
Using a USB connection with a PC or Mac, the four decks (players) inside TRAKTOR
can be connected simultaneously with the mixer, enabling enhanced flexibility
with the software. In addition, the mixer is also TRAKTOR SCRATCH4 certified
for TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO / DUO 2, allowing scratch control functionality when
using a time code disc5.
Time Code Output –
Through its USB port, the mixer can output time code disc signals for DVS
(Digital Vinyl System) software6 when
used with a Pioneer CDJ player or analog record player. DJ play using DVS
software can be done without difficult and complicated connections7.
The DJM-900nexus is equipped with additional features that add to the user’s DJ
High performance channel faders –
The slide mechanism supports the fader knobs with two metal shafts for both
longevity and smooth operability Furthermore, the new mechanism’s design
minimizes the effects of moisture or dust particles on the mixer’s performance
Integrated input selector –
Enables users to simultaneously switch all channel inputs.
The DJM-900nexus is equipped with a “USB connection indicator” to display the
status of sound card and PC or Mac communications as well as a "USB audio input
indicator" to display audio inputs from a PC or Mac.
Industry’s First MIDI Signal Output8 –
The DJM-900nexus features the industry's first musical instrument digital
interface (MIDI) signal output that changes at beat-by-beat intervals. The mixer
also includes a "MIDI LFO function" to control external devices such as
Assignable MIDI Functionality –
Nearly all knobs and buttons operation information can be assigned to control
other devices. The mixer can also be used as a MIDI controller.
Switching 3-Band EQ/Isolator –
Each channel of the mixer is equipped with a switchable 3-band EQ (+6dB to
-26dB) and 3-band Isolator (+6dB to -∞dB).
P-LOCK Fader Cap –
Keeps the fader channel and crossfader knobs (caps) locked preventing them from
physically slipping off during use.
Auto Standby –
Automatically senses the presence of active operation and input signals and
switches to standby mode when inputs are not detected for a long period of time.