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Beatmatching on Pioneer.

Hi there, I just had a general question before purchasing the latest Pioneer gear.

So say I've got a tracks playing on a CDJ 2000 which is coming to an end and I want to start beatmatching the next song, which is in the same key and same tempo, when I press play on the next track and my timiming is slightly wrong and the tracks aren't playing at exactly the same beats, will quantize fiw this for me ? I mean will it get the 2nd song to play to the closest beat on the first song or would I have to fix it manually ?

 

I hope I'm clear enough !

Cheers ! :)

Thomas

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No.  Quantize does not affect the timing of your manually activated Cue.  Quantize is keeping loops in sync, if I understand correctly.

You will need to make a quick correction on the jog wheel to fix your mistimed Cue.

 

I do think this would be a brilliant addition to the CDJ-2000 functionality, however.  Perhaps the mods can pass along to the engineers for either a future firmware update, or a future model improvement?

John Kiser 0 voti
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Do we really need to keep on asking manufacturers to design their kit to do more (read: all) of the work for us?  How about they refine and get 100% working what they already offer?

Actually, I'd like the next gen of players to decide on and select the next track for me...

Mark90 0 voti
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Haha, that's actually a good idea, maybe have a list of suggested tracks that are melodically compatible... Just kiddin'.

I was just curious in knowing what they actually do though I don't think Fuse is wrong in saying it would be a good addition. Maybe it could be a feature that you could activate or disactivate so that DJ's that want to stayoldschool can do so but those who want the addition and find it helpfull can use it.

Thomas 0 voti
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@Thomas > Say you want to create a 4 beat loop. Doing so manually, you might create it a few frames shorter or longer than exactly 4 beats (accidentally) and then have to edit the loop to get it just right. Quantize snaps the out point right to where it should be at exactly 4 beats so that you have a perfect loop.

@Thomas & @Fuse > Having a 'Quantize' that would beatmatch for you is called 'Sync' - thats available on our controllers ;)

Gavin 0 voti
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Cheers gavin. Could you use sync say with 2 CDJ 2000's a DJM 900 nexus for instance ?

Thomas 0 voti
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no ,  the cdjs won't sync...

You need to use software like traktor or virtual dj when you want to use the sync function

TheOne 0 voti
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I wouldn't fork out all that cash for a pair of CDJ2000s if you're asking those questions. It's like buying a Ferrari before you learnt to drive or even sat in a car. I respect everyone has to start some where but knowing what kit does is the most basic start point.

Si BooGie 0 voti
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@ Gavin  -  I pointed out the correct answer to this thread.  No, that Quantize is simply for loops.

 

And I wasn't really suggesting a full Sync function, just perhaps a quantized Cue start.  If the loops can be quantized then I can't imagine its a huge leap to apply that to the start button.   I'm not saying it syncs everything after you hit start, but it would be a useful feature.

I'm not like lobbying for this or anything... by now I think people on this forum should not I'm a pretty staunch defender of the CDJ-2000s in their current form.....   just saying it would be useful.

John Kiser 0 voti
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I've been using the 1000's  for a while now, and I was just wondering wheather the feature had been added with the link feature. Not saying I want it or need it, just to be clear here ;).

Thomas 0 voti
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@Fuse > Yup, thanks! We'll put it forward as a suggestion (think it has been suggested before but no harm in a little reminder!).

Gavin 0 voti
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The cdj's are so easy to use there really is no need for a sync button, i personally would be quite pee'ed off if a sync button was implemented, i like the fact that ive spent 15 years perfecting and improving my mixing, after all the thousands, of hours ive spent learning the skill i certainly dont want people sneering and saying im ''cheating'' by using a sync button, 

i can understand the use of quantised effects and loops, but theres certainly no need for a sync button on cdj's.  next they'l be wanting to swap dj's for a 6 disc autochange cd player :/

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I pretty much behind Aaron comming to this...

im behind those decks since i'm 8 or so i started with a controller but the sync still does not make the beatgrid correct and such.

just learn to press play on a kick... that's it owyeah dont forget to count 1-2-3-4

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Tbh no dj really ever presses play exactly on a kick (maby sometimes it happens) but with practice one swipe on the jogwheel should be enough to correct it

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well actually for me it is like cue-cue-cue-cue new pattern begins play swipe the jog abit and it's fine.

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