posted this on July 18, 2011 08:59
I recently bought cdj 2000's and a djm 900, and I was wonderding, how do I get that red light when it's on pause mode?
What red light when it's in pause mode? Are you talking about the red ring around the platter for "on air" during playback?
Yes BriChi, the red ring!! Sorry, I don't know really how to describe it, i'm from holland sooo.. hehe, but yeah the on air during playback.
How do I get it?
ok cool, I do not own the 900 but I research everything and from what I remember (and someone please correct me if I am wrong), this is what you need to do
1. Players and mixer music be all connected via cat 5 (ethernet cable) through a switch like a linksys or netgear
2. once that is all connected make sure your decks are numbered based on your mixer channels you are using, so if you are using channel 1 for left deck and 4 for right deck, then the decks must be set in their menus to the corresponding number
3. I believe too in the cdj menu you have to enable "on air"
once that is all done then the platter should be white when the volumes are down and red if the volumes are up and playing.
no you dont, it's irrelevant what ports you plug the cables into on switches such as a linksys/cisco one.
@Arwelthemonk > On a switch it doesn't matter which port you're connected to (number-wise).
@oliver bob > So long as you've got the latest firmware and have the audio connected to the same channel as the player is numbered, your CDJ will show a red jog instead of white when you have the channel fader open (and cross-fader in the correct position, plus no other effects or EQs which would mute that channel 100%).
Yes I did it thanks everybody. I found an old router en I connected al the cables. It works perfectly now!
I really love it!
When it comes up to Pioneer products this would be exclusive for djm 2000 owners right?
Hi!On my decks (pair of cdj 2000) the "on air" function is on.And the players are connected to each other with a LAN cable.And newer change the color of the jog wheel (ring) from white to red.Why is it so?How can I made it to change the colors.Both of the players has 4.01 firmware.Thank you in addition
first off, you need to own a DJM900 or DJM2000 mixer in order for "on air" to work, do you?
is it possible to have the on air lights working while using my 2000's and the djm 900 runnining serato in hid mode?
not as is now, Maybe a Pio rep can respond to whether or not that is being worked on between them and serato, I would believe it would need to be an update from both ends
^^ Uh. . Yes you can
"""^^ Uh. . Yes you can"""
You Sure about that? Have you used/tested it. As far as we were told from people who use it, In HID/MIDI mode (no control signal used), The red "On Air" does not light because Serato and Pioneer do not have it programmed in yet, It will obviously work with serato if you just use a control signal or take serato totally out of the mix but if you use serato in HID Advanced mode, "On Air" will not work yet (Unless they implemented in a very recent release).
I am not going by personal experience being that I do not own the DJM900/2000, I own just the CDJ2000's, But I have read all about this in other threads and forums
Re-tested it just now to confirm; no, you do not get "On Air" status with the CDJ when you are using HID mode.
thx Pulse, I had a feeling anaru was wrong, thanks for confirming so people don't think on air works in HID yet
My bad guys, just tested it then myself as well. I must be smoking too much crack :P
I was sure it happened before but must of got mixed up; when you could have the red light on HID mode befor it got nerfed/patched.
Any chance of suggesting putting the 'on air' lights on a future update to the powers to be for HID mode pulse?
"""My bad guys, just tested it then myself as well. I must be smoking too much crack :P"""
hahahahaha, you were seeing all sorts of lights!!
I recently bought cdj 2000 along with DJM 800. Red ring around the platter for "on air" during playback is possible or not. can anybody help me out in solving my problem...?
not possible with the 800
Only the DJM2000 and DJM900 support "on air" status indicators on the CDJ2000 and CDJ900 at this time.
To confirm, the white to red color change will not occur unless your CDJ-2000's are connected via cat 5 (ethernet cable) through a switch like a Linksys or Netgear and it will not function when two CDJ-2000's are linked together directly through the provided LAN cable? Thank you.
Correct; the jog colour is used to indicate the on-air status. Linking the players directly only allows sharing of media (USB / SD), but there's no fader status being sent to the player to tell it that "hey, you're currently playing live to the public!"
@Pulse - didn't think on-air status was possible on the CDJ900? I'm running a pair of those, with a DJM900nexus, and fully linked via ethernet etc etc. But never achieved the on-air status rings?!
Looking at the decks themselves, they don't seem to have the transparent ring around them as the CDJ2000 does. Hope you're not getting me over-excited for this......! Lol
The on-air indicator on the CDJ900 is on the display itself; not a LED-illuminated jog dial.
Ahhhh, right, thought as much.....
i bought a set of cdj2000's and a 900 nexus mixer, only one of the players turns red when on-air, thay are both the same firm wear and are set up exactly the same???????
double check the "on air" is set to on in the mud of the cdj's
let em try that again (still no edit button?!?!)
double check the "on air" is set to "on" in the menu of the cdj's
lol - no, sorry, still no edit button. We wait!
It Works With DJM 700 ??
no, it works only with djm 2000 from what i know.
It only works with the DJM-2000 and DJM-900.
I've got exactly the same problem as jimmy o brien above, I've connected 2 CDJ-2000s and DJM-900 and have LINK on both. Both have On-Air enabled in their menus, both running 4.10 firmware. But for some reason only the 2nd deck (PLAYER 2) has the platter turning red when in use.
Any ideas why?
make sure the player numbers on the screen match the channel you are using on the mixer
Thanks! That worked fine when I changed the players to 2 + 3 seeing I use those channels 2+3 for the decks on the DJM-900. Slightly counter-intuitive, I would have though the bright white would be "on air" rather than the dim red colour. Still, cool functionality to have :)
Red = stop, this CDJ is in use.
What if you were using another Pioneer mixer (like the DJM-5000) and CDJ-2000 with the control cable (3.5mm mini plug) from the CDJ-200 to DJM-5000 with the Fader Start enabled on the DJM-5000? Would that make the On-Air Status ring on the CDJ change colors?
@PS > BriChi is correct; because the mixer doesn't send "on air" status information over the fader-start cable, it won't change the status.
That would be a great enhancment since the Fader Start control is already sending a signal to the CDJ-2000 that it understands (to start playing).
I understand your desire to have this function however the mixer only sends a voltage change over the faderstart cable when the channel fader or crossfader is moved when faderstart is enabled, whereas a LINK-capable mixer sends the info for the player to go to "on air" mode when the CF is open to the active channel, the channel fader is up or the EQs aren't in 100% isolation.
In short, it will not be supported.
Another simpler enhancement with this would be when the CDJ-2000 is in Play mode the Ring Light changes color.
Also unlikely as that would confuse DJs who are using it linked with a mixer capable of on-air.
It could be a simple setup option that could be enabled/disabled.
@PS > There comes a point when you can't have every feature as an Enable / Disable option. Pioneer tries to keep harmonized as much as possible so that the DJ practicing on his CDJs at home doesn't have to (or expect to) change any features on the clubs CDJs before they start playing.
Or anyone else that can tech me out on this topic. My gear 2/CDJ 2000 and 1/DJM900Nexus I followed instructions from JG.
"To confirm, the white to red color change will not occur unless your CDJ-2000's are connected via cat 5 (ethernet cable) through a switch like a Linksys or Netgear and it will not function when two CDJ-2000's are linked together directly through the provided LAN cable?"
I bought a Netgear 5port desktop switch along with 3 "5cat" ethernet cables. Hooked everything up and CDJ 2000 player reads Player 3(left) and Player 4(right) correspond to CH 3 and CH 4 with cables corresponding to the ethernet ports as well. The 3rd 5cat ethernet cable I connected DJM 900 Link port to Netgear. Platter is not lighting up RED. Everything else works fine player 4(right) is picking up the link from USB stick i have on Player 3. Running Ver. 4.11. Any help is greatly appreciated. Maybe someone can tell me exactly how to install like a step by step?? Do i need to have a laptop with rekordbox on connected to the mixer via usb? I'm so confused when it should be something simple....I think.
@Hubert > Ok, lets just get things straightened out.
You have two CDJ2000 + DJM900nexus. All firmware has been updated.
You have connected CDJ one to Netgear port one.
You have connected CDJ two to Netgear port two.
You have connected DJM to Netgear port three.
You have tracks cued up, channel fader down. Once you raise the channel fader, the colour changes. All correct so far?
i have the 2 cdj nexus players hooked up with a switch. everything is correct but in my menu on my cdj the player number function just says auto and will not let me scroll to a number.
@Brandon > Yes, they set automatically in the order they are connected.
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