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DJM 900 nexus + CDJ 2000

Abdullateef
asked this on December 07, 2011 15:43

Hi there,

I just got my kit DJM 900 nexus and CDJ 2000,I've never used pioneer in my life. I want to know if i can hook them all together and have the entire kit as MIDI working in VDJ. if yes How is that possible. Im no expert in djing could please could you explain step by step how? What extra cables, hubs, whatever it takes to get it work with vdj. I have updated CDJ 2000 to 4.05 and my DJM to 1.21, Im also using mac OS X and Vdj Pro. I would really appreciate your help.

 

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Foster
Pioneer DJ

@Abdullateef > I would never recommend anyone MIDI map a Pioneer DJM mixer because the mixer hardware is superior in quality to the software capabilities.

That being said, the only thing you should really look into doing, is connecting your CDJ's with VDJ.

Overall, Rekordbox is the free software that came with the CDJ-2000's and is also available online for free from Pioneer. Rekordbox allows the CDJ-2000's to be used to their full potential and I would highly recommend trying Rekordbox and seeing it's capabilities before using a DJ software application.

If you still feel the need to get VDJ running with your CDJ-2000's, you will need to first set up an "aggregate device" on your Mac, then make sure you connect your CDJ's to your computer via USB cable, and have your other audio cables connected from your CDJ's to your mixer. You will then need to configure your CDJ's in Virtual DJ and make sure you select the aggregate device you created earlier, as well as the proper sound card, and the proper inputs/outputs within VDJ.

An easier method for creating an aggregate device with your Mac, you should download the "Mac OS Tool" from Pioneer on this page: http://pioneer.jp/support/download/dj-e/cdj-2000/

Personally, I think you should use Rekordbox and not bother with another type of software at this time. But if you feel it's really necessary, then feel free to set it up with VDJ Pro.

Don't forget to search these forums first for similar issues if you run into problems in the future. ;) If you can't find what you're looking for or not sure if the issues are related, just start  a new thread. You could also continue posting in this thread if you would like. :)

December 09, 2011 23:32
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Abdullateef

I just followed procedure and hooked my cdj to vdj it works perfect. The reason why i wanna map my nexus is because I broadcast music through VDJ software, is there a way to over come this ?

December 10, 2011 02:57
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Pulse
Pioneer DJ

@Abdullateef > You could map it and keep all the audio internal, but then you've just spent a fortune on high quality DJ gear to do what a $100 controller can do.

December 10, 2011 07:11
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Foster
Pioneer DJ

@Abdullateef > Yupp, +1 for what @Pulse said. You'll have more functions if you use the DJM-900 as it's intended purpose. Then you can record a set directly to 3rd part software such as Audacity, and it will be top quality if you use the built in DJM-900 sound card. If you want to broadcast/stream it, you can simply export your saved recording, then play it in VLC Media player, set up a visualizer, then stream to a network. ;)

December 10, 2011 08:00
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Abdullateef

I solved the problem, I could broadcast by going to vdj advanced settings and having record loop back as built in input, then by an audio jack from the mixer to the laptop.. It works perfect without having my nexus mapped. Thank you so much guys :)

December 10, 2011 08:06
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Pulse
Pioneer DJ

You don't need to MIDI map your mixer in order to have the audio come back to the software for recording or broadcast... using the analog connection which you have now is a lower quality.  Use the recording options instead.

December 10, 2011 08:20
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Abdullateef

will test that too, thank u guys, ur really helpful

December 10, 2011 08:28
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Eddy Nassar

I have the same setup and the reason i really need to use VDJ as i project Video as well and Rekordbox doesn't have that capability as far as i know or am i wrong ?

 I use Rekordbox for the Audio stuff i have , and really think its Ace...

December 20, 2011 12:25
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Gavin
Pioneer DJ

No, Rekordbox does not support video.

December 25, 2011 07:01
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adrian palmioli

hola estoy en la misma situacion,tengo 2 cdj 2000 y una djm 900 nexus si alguien me podria ayudar con la confguracion en virtual dj pro es para poder usar la mixer como midi para usarla con videos.gracias

July 22, 2012 13:39
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Gavin
Pioneer DJ

@Adrian > As Foster says up there ^^, I'd just map the CDJs and leave the mixer as is.

July 24, 2012 04:38
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dj shahar

@Abdullateef

hey,

i've read this topic, and actually, the staff at virtual also don't want us to midi map mixers.. anyways..

go to settings, go to mappers, select the mapper midi wrapper.. or something along that line. click on 'learn' then slide the slider you want to assign. type up the appropriate command and there you go. repeat for all buttons, knobs, and slider as you want.

again, virtualdj staff and pioneer dj staff all do not recommend this.. so don't expect their help on this.

September 23, 2012 17:35
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Gavin
Pioneer DJ

@Shahar > Why don't we recommend it?

September 25, 2012 10:42
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dj shahar

from this page alone..

according to foster@pioneer dj: "I would never recommend anyone MIDI map a Pioneer DJM mixer because the mixer hardware is superior in quality to the software capabilities."

according to pulse@pioneer dj: "You could map it and keep all the audio internal, but then you've just spent a fortune on high quality DJ gear to do what a $100 controller can do."

September 25, 2012 11:34
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Gavin
Pioneer DJ

@Shahar > Correct, I thought you might have been making commentary on some other aspect of the setup. Thanks.

October 11, 2012 07:30