New Pioneer CDJ 200 and Free Software
Dolphin Music on Jul 20, 2010
New CDJ-2000 and CDJ-900 firmware that adds support for rekordbox Link and Scratch Live 2.1. Featuring enhanced HID Technology for DJ software, along with even more player features, like 8-Beat Auto Loop on the CDJ-2000 and increased BPM display accuracy.
Firmware v3.10 is free download from Pioneer’s new global homepage. The free Scratch Live v2.1 software update is planned for release in Quarter 3 of 2010 from Serato Audio Research.
First up, rekordbox Link bridges the gap between our hardware and rekordbox software to become the easiest way of playing digital music. With rekordbox installed, wherever you find the new CDJ-2000s, you can perform instantly with just one standard network cable. The major advantage is that music is played on the CDJs, not in the software, so there’s no need to export.
Since the launch of the CDJ-2000, Pioneer has worked with the leading software companies to deliver the ultimate digital media player and controller experience. Unlike existing Midi controllers, the CDJs feature HID control that enables enhanced, two-way, low-latency data communication.
Developed together with Serato Audio Research, Pioneer’s new CDJ-2000 firmware v3.10 enables software to use the built-in color displays. Detailed track information, text, album artwork, track overviews, cue/loop points and other track information for quicker visual feedback and enhanced DJ performance.
In addition, checking playback status and selecting tracks can all be done directly on the CDJ players, minimizing the need to browse through a computer screen.
Serato Audio Research have implemented advanced HID technology to offer the best experience for Scratch Live users. CDJ-2000 players (updated with firmware v3.10) will work in perfect sync with the Scratch Live software Version 2.1, which delivers the best integration of our club-standard hardware and software to date.
The CDJ-2000 will now enable DJs to operate Scratch Live version 2.1, together with official Rane hardware, without the need for timecode control discs. Scratch Live’s functions will automatically link to the corresponding controls of the CDJ-2000 players when a computer running the software is connected through the players’ USB connection. In addition, functions such as tempo adjustment, play/cue and loop can be made without a computer keyboard or mouse.
Scratch Live 2.1 and other new firmware features