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CDJ2000 and DJM900nxs - timecode setup, pros and conts

Hi all,

I am using 2 CDJ2000's and one DJM900Nxs mixer. Currently, I use that setup as a system independent of any computer, supplying the CDJ's with music from a USB stick. I have to say that I certainly love the system as it is - super responsive, pretty much immune from any kinds of crashes and very flexible. However, sometimes, I'd like to have some tasks automated for me, so that I can devote all my concentration to things like effects, or have the ability to set and jump to more cue points. So, I had the idea of possibly using my gear with timecode disks and VDJ (I know the DJM900nxs is Traktor Scratch certified, but I'm blind and unable to use Traktor as it's inaccessible). However, I'm currently stuck with some questions, as I've never really used timecode disks before:

With this setup, what can I still do with the CDJ2000's? Can I still set and jump to hot cue points, or is that not supported by the timecode signal? Can I still set and control loops with the CDJ's, or would I need to use a Midi controller for that? And last but not least, how would everything have to be connected to my Mac so I can still use the CDJ's and mixer properly?

Thanks for any help!

Robin

Robin Kipp

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The CDJ 2000 have full HID support in VDJ PRO FULL there is no need for time code disks at all. Have a look here and you will find all that you need 

 

virtualdj.com

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@Robin > As @Taff notes, with VDJ you can use the CDJs as HID controllers for the software, thus eliminating the need for the timecode (either on CD or USB).  The audio can be output from the software directly to the DJM900 as well.

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@ Robin Kipp > Taff and Pulse are spot on. As for the set-up, yes you can still jump to hot cue points and you can use loops, as long as you connect the CDJ-2000's in HID mode. You will have to connect your CDJ's to your Mac via USB cables, and set them up to control the separate channels in VDJ. You can then choose to send the audio through the CDJ's into your mixer, or you can send the audio directly to your DJM-900 as long as you connect your DJM-900 via USB and set the channels and MIDI settings appropriately. 

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