DJTechTools Sep 27, 2016

Pioneer DJ’s top-of-the-line CDJ-2000NXS2s have been missing a critical feature from the previous model: HID support. Serato and Traktor users have been mostly out of luck in terms of getting this high-end new kit to work with their software. In a new Facebook post, Pioneer DJ is hinting at HID Traktor support, and maybe something to do with Stems as well?

CDJ-2000NXS2 HID Traktor Support?

In the below Facebook post made on the official Pioneer DJ page early Friday, there’s a CDJ-2000NXS2 pictured, as well as a laptop with Traktor on the screen. The caption reads “Coming soon!” – which is a bit of a slap in the face for early adopters who have had NXS2s for months and not been able to use their multi-thousand dollar gear with leading DJ softwares Traktor and Serato.

Coming soon!

Posted by Pioneer DJ onFriday, September 16, 2016

Despite the delays, it’s great to see that Pioneer DJ is making advances here that make the flagshipCDJ unit once again a ubiquitous DJ tool. We’re hoping that the HID experience is even more seamless than in the past – and that being able to use a pair of CDJs as the audio output has been even more simplified (the old CDJ Aggregator tool was always a bit unreliable).

CDJ Stems Support?

Perhaps the most interesting element of this post from Pioneer DJ is what’s displayed on the screen of the laptop running Traktor.Both decks are playing Stems files instead of normal Track Decks.

This could be accidental, but it seems unlikely. We’re not entirely sure what functionality could be added by a CDJ. It’s likely still just standard deck control – maybe with the ability to turn on and off different Stems files using the four colored cue point buttons on the left side of the CDJ?

Stay tuned for news as Pioneer and Native Instruments release this new update.
What do you want to see included as a feature?

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