Pioneer DJM-2000Nexus DJ Mixer Announced

Sometimes it’s lonely at the top. Pioneer’s premium flagship DJ mixer, the DJM-2000, has been out of the news this year as Pioneer’s other flagship products (namely the CDJ-2000Nexus, RMX-1000, and the DJM-900Nexus) have all been the center of attention. Today, Pioneer has announced that the hardware’s getting an upgrade to a second edition – the DJM2000Nexus.

Cosmetically, the unit looks very similar to the DJM-2000 first edition, only with silver isolator knobs, white LEDs, and nicer fader caps. The unit also sports a networked switching hub, that allows multiple versions of Pioneer’s Rekordbox library software to connect to the mixer using Pioneer’s Pro DJ Link. This hub also allows music plugged into a connected CDJ to be shared across any of the players.

One of the most interesting new features in this launch are four new modes for the touchscreen integrated into the mixer that allow touchscreen control of beatslicing, sidechaining, frequency mixing, and even a MIDI-output mode for controlling DJ software on a computer:

Touchscreen Performance Modes

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Pioneer mixer launch without a cool video – check out MONSTA chopping up live vocals using the new touchscreen modes in the video below:

The Pioneer DJM-2000Nexus will be in stores within the month, coming in at an expected premium MSRP of €2,299 / £1,989 / $2999. However, there’s good news for all of the DJM-2000 owners already out there- it looks like Pioneer has confirmed that all of the firmware-based changes will be available for the older unit as well, in an update due out at the end of November.

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  • chekrah

    Did anyone else find that video awkward? The guy on the left just doesn’t know where to put his hands. I’ve never understood how 2 or more DJs can play together on CDJs. Fair enough if it’s a live setup but that video just reinforces my view that it really only takes one person to mix.

    • Collide

      Maybe they needed the two heads in stead of the two pair of hands? When i mix with a friend of my, we really flow together and the set is different then when i spin alone!

      Or maybe it is just because they produce together…

  • Ravin mad Mel Gibson

    Yet another video with truly hideous music…

  • Enyix

    Nasty expensive… I’m a former DJM-2000/CDJ-2000 owner and I can’t say anything which may justify that price. The worst: The DJM-2000 touchpad is very small, so when you use it for triggering you need either to be a kid or to have too small fingers for sure; there are solutions like Korg padKontrol which is better suitable for that use; DJM-2000 has only 1 no phantom-powered MIC input, while another models like the DJM-5000 (My current mixer) has 3 (no phantom-powered yet) MIC inputs; DJM-5000 has integrated dynamics and 1 ZONE output, while DJM-2000 has no that options (considering price, DJM-2000 should be integrated with at least the same dynamics and 2 ZONE options); the best is for sure the integrated effects, and I had a lot of fun with using the LPF (hot effects) and with using the ECHO and DELAY effects, but that behavior can be easily replaced with another mixer by chaining one EFX-500 and one RMX-1000 (As I have right now) attached to the send/return channels at the mixer. Basically I replaced my very expensive gear with 2xDJM-900 + 1xDJM-5000 + 1xDDJ-SX (it was one Traktor Kontrol S4 but right now I got the DDJ-SX this week) + 1xEFX-500 + 1xRMX-1000 + 1x HP Touchsmart 320 computer. The only of that stuff which I buyed since new were the DDJ-SX and the RMX-1000, all the others were at second hand (and in excellent conditions, was almost-new gear) and the final investment was at least 2/3 the budget I invested by buying the DJM-2000 and two CDJ-2000. So far a better combination for me. DDJ-SX is far a better investment this moment than buying any DJM-2000nexus.

    • Enyix

      Sorry, where wrote DJM-900 I mean CDJ-900. A little mistake.

  • Jim Jones

    kiddies with expensive toys. is endless Stutter / Glitch still “in fashion”? Singer is talented though, nice voice.

  • DJ Rob Ticho,Club mU

    3k for that? No thanks, I’ll stick with my S4 or any Rane mixer. I used the 2000 two months ago and thought the build quality sucked.

    • jv

      Plastic toy Traktor S4 (quality way more suck), ur kidding right? lol

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  • Hedgehog

    After a few ups and downs today Pioneer confirmed that the old DJM-2000 will get ALL features of the new DJM-2000Nexus including Beat Slice Remix.


    EDIT: Whoops, didn’t read the post thoroughly enough. Dan already included that information.

    • Spacecamp

      Cheers Hedgehog! It’s already in the end of the post. I’m sure loads of DJM-2000 users will be ecstatic about this.

      • Hedgehog

        Yeah, just noticed that too. I’m VERY ecstatic about this. Maybe its because Pioneer tries to make up for the almost a year overdue bugfix all DJM2000-users have been waiting for.