Quick Start: Pioneer DJ

Get up and running quickly with Pioneer DJ.


XDJ-XZ

XDJ-XZ in Standalone mode (one or more computers)
  1. Connect your XDJ-XZ to your router using an ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-XZ and wait for it to fully boot up.
  3. Install Now Playing on any computer.
  4. Make sure Rekordbox is not running and start Now Playing (It will use ProDJ-Link mode)
XDJ-XZ in Link Export mode (one computer)
  1. Connect your XDJ-XZ to your router using an ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-XZ and wait for it to fully boot up.
  3. Start Rekordbox and click on the Link button to connect Rekordbox to your XDJ-XZ
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox Mode)
XDJ-XZ in Link Export mode (more than one computer)
  1. Connect your XDJ-XZ to your router using an ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-XZ and wait for it to fully boot up.
  3. Install Now Playing on any computer that isn't running Rekordbox.
  4. Start Now Playing. (It will use ProDJ-Link mode)
XDJ-XZ with Rekordbox in Performance mode (more than one computer)
  1. Connect your XDJ-XZ to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-XZ and wait for it to fully boot up
  3. Install Now Playing on the same computer as Rekordbox.
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox mode)

XDJ-RX, XDJ-RX2, XDJ-RX3

XDJ-RX in Link Export mode (one or more computers)
  1. Connect your XDJ-RX to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-RX and wait for it to fully boot up
  3. Install Now Playing on the same computer as Rekordbox.
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox mode)
XDJ-RX with Rekordbox in Performance mode (one or more computers)
  1. Connect your XDJ-RX to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-RX and wait for it to fully boot up
  3. Install Now Playing on the same computer as Rekordbox.
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox mode)
XDJ-RX in Standalone mode
  • Now Playing is not compatible with XDJ-RX in standalone mode.

CDJ-700, CDJ-900NXS, CDJ-1000MK2, CDJ-2000, CDJ-2000NXS2, CDJ-3000

CDJ in Standalone mode (one or more computers)
  1. Connect your CDJ to your router using an ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your CDJs one at a time and let them fully boot up.
  3. Install Now Playing on any computer.
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use ProDJ-link mode)
CDJ with Rekordbox in Link Export mode (one computer)
  1. Connect your CDJ to your router using an ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your CDJ and wait for it to fully boot up.
  3. Start Rekordbox and click on the Link button to connect Rekordbox to your CDJ
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox Mode)
CDJ with Rekordbox in Link Export mode (more than one computer)
  1. Connect your XDJ-XZ to your router using an ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on your XDJ-XZ and wait for it to fully boot up.
  3. Install Now Playing on any computer that isn't running Rekordbox.
  4. Start Now Playing. (It will use ProDJ-Link mode)
CDJ in HID mode with Rekordbox in Performance mode (one or more computers)
  1. Connect your CDJ to your computer using an USB cable.
  2. Install Now Playing on the same computer as Rekordbox.
  3. Start Rekordbox
  4. Press the Rekordbox button on your CDJ and select which deck (1-4) you want the CDJ to appear in Rekordbox.
  5. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox mode)

Pioneer DDJ Controllers

(Example models: DDJ-800, DDJ-400, DDJ-1000)

DDJ Controller with Rekordbox in Performance mode (one or more computers)
  1. Connect your DDJ to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Turn on your DDJ and wait for it to fully boot up
  3. Install Now Playing on the same computer as Rekordbox.
  4. Start Now Playing (It will use Rekordbox mode)