After a long wait since the launch of the NXS2 system Traktor Pro users can now finally use the CDJ-2000NXS2 and the DJM-900NXS2 with Traktor Pro 2 and Traktor Scratch Pro 2.
This is very good news for everyone, from club owner, festival organiser to the DJ community as Traktor Pro DJs simply couldn’t use their preferred software in a venue that upgraded to a NXS2 system.
It’s interesting to see Pioneer DJ supporting other DJ software besides their own Rekordbox suite, since it looked like their initial strategy when Rekordbox DJ launched last year was to close the Pioneer DJ ecosystem and support exclusively their own software.
But not everyone wants to switch software packages, and with Traktor Pro still enjoying massive support from a very loyal DJ community, it was just a question of time before Pioneer had to certify their top end gear.
The DJM-900NXS2 is supported through its DVS feature, the CDJ-2000NXS2 adds USB HID support. See all the details below, from the Pioneer DJ Press release.
KEY FEATURES OF USING THE DJM-900NXS2 WITH TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2
- Intuitive DVS and scratch control
Plug your PC/Mac into the DJM-900NXS2 and use the TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 control media (control vinyl or CDs) to intuitively control and scratch with digital audio files stored on your computer. If you’re using a CDJ-2000NXS2, you don’t need a timecode disc.
- Seamless DJ changeovers
Taking over from the DJ before you and handing over to someone else at the end of your set is seamless thanks to the DJM-900NXS2’s dual built-in sound cards. Two top-loaded USB ports and input selector switches let you and another DJ connect your computers to the mixer at the same time, so there’s no complicated connection process.
- Use the DJM-900NXS2 as an audio output device for TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2
Thanks to the DJM-900NXS2’s built-in sound cards, you can output audio signals from TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 without needing an external audio interface. The USB sound cards enable 96 kHz/24-bit high-quality sample processing and you can input/output each audio signal and maintain sound quality just by connecting the mixer to your PC/Mac. Use the settings on your computer to configure the audio routing from the mixer to your preferred mode, such as DJ performance, track recording or track creation.
KEY FEATURES OF USING THE CDJ-2000NXS2 WITH TRAKTOR PRO 2
- Intuitive control
Simply plug your PC/Mac into the CDJ-2000NXS2 and control TRAKTOR PRO 2 without the need for a control disc. Intuitively scratch and use performance features including loops, tempo adjustment, and play/cue, which are all linked to the software.
- Track information on CDJ-2000NXS2’s screen
You’ll see text information, artwork images and wave form from your tracks in TRAKTOR PRO 2 displayed on the CDJ-2000NXS2’s high-resolution screen, so you can quickly find and select tracks by using the rotary selector on the deck.
- Use the CDJ-2000NXS2 as an audio output device for TRAKTOR PRO 2
Thanks to the CDJ-2000NXS2’s built-in sound card, you can use it to output audio signals from TRAKTOR PRO 2 without the need for an external audio interface.
With the same support for Serato DJ around the corner, the NXS2 system is about to finally be what it should have been from the get go: a high-end professional DJ system that works with the top professional DJ software packages.
You will need the latest version of Traktor Pro 2, version 2.11, and you will also need to upgrade your player & mixers firmware. All details here.