[NAMM 2016] Gemini SDJ-2000 Standalone DJ Console


The Gemini SDJ-200 is a "no laptop required" DJ controller, with a built-in 7" screen for waveforms and library browsing.

Gemini has today announced the Gemini SDJ-2000 here at NAMM 2016, a completely standalone DJ controller / media player with a built-in 7" screen. All that's necessary is to add music via a single USB to turn the unit into a complete DJ set-up for laptop-free DJing.

While clearly influenced by the Pioneer XDJ-RX, the Gemini SDJ-2000 nonetheless has some cool features of its own: You can add additional decks (up to two Gemini MDJ-1000 media players can be plugged in via Ethernet to share library and sync with the SDJ-2000), and there are also six analogue inputs for connecting traditional, analogue DJ gear. It also has eight hardware effects that work across all inputs, and has both XLR and RCA master outputs, as well as booth output.

Gemini is also providing library management software called VCase, which allows you to pre-analyse your music collection on your Mac or PC. Finally, the SDJ-2000 also works as a standard Midi controller for DJ software.

• The unit will retail at US$799. We don't have a release date as yet.

What do you think of this unit? Do you think it's good that laptop-free DJ systems appear to be coming from all sides right now? Let us know your thoughts in the comments...

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  1. A lot of great new products already in this year!
    Can't wait to see al those 'gamechangers' perform!

  2. Nice nice nice
    that's the direction
    Standalone with ONE screen

  3. Seems like NAMM 2016 is about eliminating laptops and even tablets.

  4. Kenny Schachat says:

    $800 seems like a very decent price point for the features offered. OTOH, it's Gemini and I'll admit that I have a bias against them based on poor build quality in years past (my mates and I used to say "Gemini is the devil" ).

    Perhaps they've upped their game in recent years but I'd have to wait and hear several positive long term reports before I'd buy anything from Gemini again.

  5. I like the way things are panning out in dj land.

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