14 July, 2013
Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus Support
With Scratch Live 2.5 you can put your Control CDs back in your bag and connect your CDJ-2000nexus directly to your laptop. This will give you control of your Scratch Live library direct from the CDJ along with low latency control over performance features.
Here are some some basic connection tips to get you up and running. But before you jump right in, make sure you have the latest version of Scratch Live 2.5 installed on your laptop. You'll also need to update the firmware of your CDJ which you can find here.
The Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus is a class compliant USB plug-and-play device for Mac, however requires drivers for Windows. You will find these on the installation CD that is provided with your CDJ-2000nexus, or as a download from the Pioneer website.
To use a pair of CDJs with Scratch Live, you will need at least 3 available USB ports. If you don’t have 3 ports available you may be able to connect your CDJs to a powered USB hub. It is however, important to always connect your Scratch Live hardware directly to your computer.
1. Connect your Scratch Live hardware as per normal into an available USB port on your computer.
2. Connect the CDJ to your computer via USB cable or USB hub.
3. Open Scratch Live 2.5.
4. Press the LINK button on the CDJ-2000nexus.
5. Press the Scroll Knob to connect to the computer.
6. Use the Scroll Knob to choose which virtual deck you wish the CDJ-2000nexus to control.
7. Set the virtual deck in Scratch Live to Internal mode (INT).
Once your CDJ-2000nexus is connected, the Serato music library and track information is instantly browsable on the CDJ’s color screen and dedicated hardware controls. Including tracks, crates, full color album artwork, track overviews and cue/loop points.
Your CDJ-2000nexus can also be used to play regular CDs. To do this just connect the CDJs audio outs (RCA) to your Scratch Live hardware as you would your regular CD players.
If you want to know more then have a read of the official Quickstart Guide.
Sorry mate! That issue still exists unfortunately at this stage.
You will still require Rane hardware to activate Scratch Live. The CDJ-2000nexus now function as additional HID controllers via USB.
Thanks for letting me know. That's a bummer, but probably a difficult problem to solve. Oh, and I'm sorry for the double post. I was getting an error & my post wasn't showing up before. Please feel free to delete the extra one.
Any idea if a fix is being worked on?
I don't know/can't say exactly when this will result in fixes for release at this point thought I am afraid.
This is a pretty good walk thru go step by step... Lastly make sure scratch live is open when you set the link on the cdj's... If you link before its open it won't download the drivers correctly and nothing will happen.
Just finished my setup last night the cdj response is tight and the control is 10 x better plus no disks to worry about anymore!
Would be G R E A T!!! (now i have to use other software if i have a gig on teh Pioneers ...)
Macbook Pro with OSX 10.7
CDJ2000 Nexus Firmware 1.20
CDJs connected via a powered hub
Rane 62 connected directly to mac's USB
Any ideas? Thanks!
Does it have to show for hid mode?
Macbook Pro with OSX 10.7
CDJ2000 Nexus Firmware 1.21
Here in Europe every club/festival/event has a 'normal' djm900nexus...
I want to pay for The use of The software! (Im using vdj now for video gigs) i have a DDJ-sx but that's only for practice use (And small gigs)
Startech Hub Usb 3.0, 2 Ports, 5000 Mbit/s , ???
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