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NXS2 Series by Pioneer Now Works with Traktor

Pioneer had already set the club standard with the CDJ-2000NXS2 and the DJM-900NXS2. There was just one little thing: you could only use Pioneer's own Rekordbox with it. But now, that's all changed. The mixer is now fully compatible with Native Instrument's Traktor Scratch Pro 2, enabling seamless integration with your DVS. What's more, you can operate your tabletops via the USB-HID with Traktor Pro 2, including loops, waveforms and track info.

Old-school scratching

The fact that Pioneer initiated the collaboration with Native Instruments is a good sign. Even though the DJM-900NXS2 was DVS-ready, that was only with Rekordbox. Now, DJs can integrate their Traktor Scratch Pro 2 with their club mixer. All you need to do is connect your laptop to the mixing console via the control media (by means of a timecode record or CD) and you've got your entire music library at your fingertips! Back-to-back spinning is a breeze, as there's still a USB input, but now, you can switch over to your program in a flash without the need for an external audio interface.

Good luck comes in threes

You don't usually see a DJM-900NXS on its own. Indeed, it's often sandwiched in between two CDJ-2000NXS2 units. Native's Traktor Pro 2 is now also compatible with those tabletops; again, it's simply a matter of hooking up your computer and you're off. You can use the screen on the CDJ to navigate through your tracks, and set your cues and tempos. Basically, all the basic information you need is available at a single glance, and without the need for an external audio interface.

Are you the lucky (future) owner of a CDJ-2000NXS2 or DJM-900NXS2 and do you work with Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2? If you'd like to combine them, update your Traktor with version 2.11 or higher and make sure your DJM is running on firmware version 1.2 and your CDJ on 1.5. Firmware updates are available on the Pioneer website.

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