Pioneer DJM900 Nexus vs DJM900 Serato
Which Pioneer mixer is better?
If you are familiar with the Pioneer Djm900 Nexus then you will be pleased to hear that Pioneer hasn’t changed too much, on the Djm900 Srt with the basic layout and features remaining largely the same. Up until now Rane mixers have dominated the “Plug+Play” Serato market. Apart from Rane mixers the Pioneer Djm900 SRT is the only mixer specifically designed for use with Serato DJ.
The first and most important difference is that the Djm900 Nexus supports all Traktor software(pro+scratch) and the Djm900 Srt supports Serato software.Although the SRT will support Traktor pro (no dvs) but not Traktor scratch using timecode Cd’s or vinyl. They are almost identical in look except the SRT version has blue backlit Cue and FX toggle buttons as opposed to amber on the Nexus. The 900 SRT also has phono inputs on every channel(4) while the Nexus only has 2. The source selection switches are also laid out differently on the SRT.
Differences between Pioneer Nexus and Serato
Instead of all the channel numbers and deck numbers matching up, Pioneer have left Usb decks three and four on the outside program channels(one and four),with Usb decks one and two on the inside channels(two and three). The Djm900 SRT inherits all the high performance features such as 6 sound colour fx,13 beat fx and xpad control from the original Nexus and comes with both Cd and vinyl control disks.
Both the Djm900 Nexus and Djm900 SRT are high end professional mixers packed with features and sound amazing so it really depends on your software choice Traktor or Serato which best suits your needs.