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Atomisk
04-03-2012, 02:28 AM
Title says it all. The club I play at is getting one and a pair of CDJ 2000s. Just wondering what you guys think.

Andrew B
04-03-2012, 02:32 AM
Nope. I prefer the 900. And the 800, for that matter.

I suppose if a lot of touring DJs that list one on their rider come though, then it would be worth it.

Hygro
04-03-2012, 02:35 AM
The CDJ 2000s are worth it, for sure.

The DJM 2000? Not sure, but whatever Ruby Skye had, I liked that one. It might have been a 900, though.

Andrew B
04-03-2012, 02:37 AM
The CDJ 2000s are worth it, for sure.

The DJM 2000? Not sure, but whatever Ruby Skye had, I liked that one. It might have been a 900, though.

The 2000 is the one with the stupid touchscreen and (basically) an EFX-1000 between channels 2 and 3.

DJNR
04-03-2012, 02:47 AM
The 2000 is the one with the stupid touchscreen and (basically) an EFX-1000 between channels 2 and 3.

Which according to Laidback Luke is too damn complicated anyways.

oliosky
04-03-2012, 02:53 AM
the 2000 is a ridiculous mixer. Complex and flashy just for the sake of it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw6HSUhboTI

Claude Von stroke wasn't exactly supportive of it

Hygro
04-03-2012, 03:35 AM
Ugh, give me a 900.

I would love a touch screen mixer that was visually advanced, but it would have to be redesigned from the ground up, not trying to emulate an analog mixer but maybe have visuals of the actual EQ wave as it plays, with graphic EQs with adjustable band sizes and EQ points, and other cool things like that.

Liam
04-03-2012, 04:26 AM
I think i am one of the only people who prefer the 2000 over the 800/850/900. I really enjoy using it but it really is complicated to use.

Adzm00
04-03-2012, 06:27 AM
The touchscreen is shit.

900 Nexus if you want a Pio.

Cryder
04-05-2012, 11:24 PM
I'll take reliable simplicity over pointless complexity every time, unless I have some very specific tricks I wanna play...

mantis
04-06-2012, 12:50 AM
clubs here all have djm2000's now (or are getting them) and they are awesome. I dont know how to use most of the functions yet, but i can see how, with a little bit of playing around, one can get used to this mixer quickly.

DJNR
04-06-2012, 01:34 AM
clubs here all have djm2000's now (or are getting them) and they are awesome. I dont know how to use most of the functions yet, but i can see how, with a little bit of playing around, one can get used to this mixer quickly.

Why are they awesome? I'm honestly curious because all I keep hearing is that they are trash for the price.

mantis
04-06-2012, 10:02 AM
Why are they awesome? I'm honestly curious because all I keep hearing is that they are trash for the price.

I cant afford them so im not sure how they compare with the price, but if i did have some money, i wouldnt mind having my own mixer like that. I like the layout and feel of the mixer, feels more dynamic than the 800 and looks much cooler too

Hygro
04-06-2012, 12:35 PM
Why are they awesome? I'm honestly curious because all I keep hearing is that they are trash for the price.

The new screen is SO nice. The BPM algorithm is scary accurate, now down to the 0.1% level. I try not to use those but still it can help in a gig. It's pretty fast. The new scrolling capabilities are real cool. I didn't see the point until I used them, it's hard to describe and I wouldn't shell out for home use but damn I enjoy em.

DJNR
04-06-2012, 03:04 PM
The new screen is SO nice. The BPM algorithm is scary accurate, now down to the 0.1% level. I try not to use those but still it can help in a gig. It's pretty fast. The new scrolling capabilities are real cool. I didn't see the point until I used them, it's hard to describe and I wouldn't shell out for home use but damn I enjoy em.

Did they upgrade them? Because I keep hearing they aren't very responsive. I would love to comment on it, but I haven't had enough time using one myself.

Andrew B
04-06-2012, 03:08 PM
Did they upgrade them? Because I keep hearing they aren't very responsive. I would love to comment on it, but I haven't had enough time using one myself.

I think he's talking about CDJ-2000s for some reason. :P

DJNR
04-06-2012, 03:09 PM
I think he's talking about CDJ-2000s.

That would make a lot more sense, however we're talking about the DJM not the CDJ :lol:

Hygro
04-06-2012, 08:20 PM
goddammit I thought someone had changed the subject halfway through. The DJM-2000 looks lame.

Era 7
04-07-2012, 06:35 AM
Did they upgrade them? Because I keep hearing they aren't very responsive. I would love to comment on it, but I haven't had enough time using one myself.

i had a little hands on at the store. it is true that it is not the most responsive screen (in comparision to like a smartphone screen) and you have to apply a little bit of pressure but no unreasponable amount in my opinion. once you do that it works fine.

Manu
04-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Why pay extra for what is a 4 channel mixer with an onboard fx unit. Better off buying a better quality mixer with a separate fx, with a cherry on top: it will cost you less.

Hygro
04-07-2012, 01:07 PM
nobody wants the hassle of routing through a designated effects board this days though :P

Manu
04-07-2012, 02:22 PM
Djing is such a hassle, especially having to plug 2 extra cables. Saving money while acquiring better gear becomes almost irrelevant at that point :P

DJNR
04-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Why pay extra for what is a 4 channel mixer with an onboard fx unit. Better off buying a better quality mixer with a separate fx, with a cherry on top: it will cost you less.

More to plug in and such. I don't know. I like my DJM900 :shrug:

VjQue
04-07-2012, 11:03 PM
that mixer is awful big. but sound is not as good.

Minksy
04-08-2012, 12:57 AM
that mixer is awful big. but sound is not as good.

Badass review. Thanks.

Manu
04-08-2012, 01:00 AM
More to plug in and such. I don't know. I like my DJM900 :shrug:

Never said it was bad by any means. My main grief about pioneer is the extortionate amount of money you have to pay for their products.

DJNR
04-08-2012, 05:53 AM
Badass review. Thanks.

:lol:


Never said it was bad by any means. My main grief about pioneer is the extortionate amount of money you have to pay for their products.

I know where you're coming from, and I agree.

DJWyKeD
04-08-2012, 06:58 AM
It is an incredible mixer, the standard equipment top end DJ's use at big production shows, big clubs, ect. However I believe it is a bit overpriced... If you are going to be DJn at a club, most clubs already have their own set up and I would not want to be carrying around a DJM-2000 and CDJ-2000's if thats what you plan on getting. One thing is that they will hold their value more than other companies like Behringer, Numark, ect. If its gonna be for a club, it will be the last mixer you will ever have to buy.

DJNR
04-08-2012, 02:34 PM
Or save the money and get a 900.

Blueprint
04-08-2012, 09:18 PM
djm 800 or 900 hands down, I think Pioneer thinks they can change something that never needed to be changed, just improved. Having the touchscreen and eq slider things is just, quite frankly, unnecessary.

Adzm00
04-12-2012, 06:27 AM
I just bought the DJM850.

I was wanting the DB4, but it is 2000 and no club will have them so I thought I may aswel get familiar and comfortable on a DJM. Didn't get the 900 as it is 300 more than the 850, and the 850 is only 150 more than the 800.

Will review it when I have had chance to have a proper play with it.

DJNR
04-12-2012, 12:15 PM
I was thinking about doing a DJM900NXS review, so the two would fit perfectly together.

RDRCK
04-12-2012, 12:24 PM
I've never used one, but having crossfaders assigned to several frequency bands (like the 2000 does with the touchscreen) seems like a fun and interesting new way to mix :shrug: If a club can afford it, I definitely think it isn't too much :tup:

bflat
04-12-2012, 04:26 PM
I just bought the DJM850.

I was wanting the DB4, but it is 2000 and no club will have them so I thought I may aswel get familiar and comfortable on a DJM. Didn't get the 900 as it is 300 more than the 850, and the 850 is only 150 more than the 800.

Will review it when I have had chance to have a proper play with it.

I'm about to pick this up, too. What's your impression so far?

Hygro
04-13-2012, 01:21 AM
I've never used one, but having crossfaders assigned to several frequency bands (like the 2000 does with the touchscreen) seems like a fun and interesting new way to mix :shrug: If a club can afford it, I definitely think it isn't too much :tup:

oooh that's what those mixers do? That's what I've been wanting for a while. I love how I judge it without even researching it :P

Adzm00
04-13-2012, 09:57 AM
I'm about to pick this up, too. What's your impression so far?

Nice solid build, sounds pretty good too, intuitive layout (as are most pios), quite a few features FX wise etc. I haven't had a proper chance to play with the beat colour fx yet but its an interesting concept.

I think if you want something a bit more than the 800, but don't want to pay the for the 900 its a good buy. Like I said above, I did fancy the DB4, but not only have I been informed the sound quality is not as brilliant as its made to be (by MoS sound engineer) but its unlikely you will come across it in a club and if you are a club DJ, the more comfotable you are with the club mixer the more confident you are, regardless of how simple the thing is to use.

frandomeda
04-13-2012, 12:11 PM
Buy a 900 and if you still want more gizmos get that new Pioneer RMX

migito888
04-15-2012, 12:02 AM
Not worth it. The DJM900 is a better value.

DJ STU-C
04-15-2012, 07:53 AM
i had a quick go on one in my local dj store and the layout isnt too bad, but to be fair my djm800 does the job for me. i actually want an old efx500 cos the isolator on it is class and also the echo function that can be assigned to each frequency individually is mint too