Pioneer DJ Firmware Update Button Combinations  Which buttons to press to boot in Update Mode

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When you buy a piece of kit it has a certain set of features and functions. Sometimes the manufactorer adds functionality or improves functions it allready has. These functions are added by updating the firmware. It's the users responsibility to check his gear every now and then to see if it is still up to date.

What is Firmware ? To Overview

Firmware.... Always perform the update !!

Firmware is the software that runs on the machine to control all the functions and to translates the pressing of a button or the sliding of a fader to something that can be used to perform the requested action.

Without the proper firmware certain features might not work or improvements to the general performance are not applied, so it is important to always run the latest version of the firmware available for your machine.

It is always best to update your gear so it runs the latest firmware.

What to do ?

First check the firmware of your equipment to see if you need to apply the update. If you allready have the latest version there is no need to try to update and you can stop reading this Topic

Downloading the Update

Only if you are runbning an older version firmware than the latest, you should download the latest version and proceed.

On the download page on the PioneerDJ website you will also find the instructions how to check your version and how to apply it.

There are roughly 2 option, depanding on the piece of gear you need to update. It's either downloading the update and put it on a USB device or run an update application on your computer.

  1. USB Update
    You will need to download a .zip or .upd file, this needs to be put in the root of an empty FAT32 formatted USB.
    Then the gear needs to be started in Update-Mode by holding down 2 buttons on the hardware. The update will start when you insert the USB and then WAIT.
    Be patience, sometimes it can take up to 20 seconds before the update start !

  2. Software Update
    For some equipment the update is done by connecting your hardware with USB to a computer and then you run the Updater application. The update that you download is the Updater tool and also has the firmware version build in. This application will check the firmware version and if needed it will install the new firmware.

Where to download the proper version ?

You should always and only obtain firmware from the website of the manufactorer.
For Pioneer DJ equipment you can find all firmware on the official website : http://www.pioneerdj.com.

 

  NEVER EVER DO THIS when updating

  • Disconnect the Power
  • Remove the USB

  ALWAYS FIRST  before updating

  • Eject the CD and Remove USB and SD devices
  • Disconnect all USB cables
  • Disconnect all Network (RJ45) connections
Keys to press for Update Mode

The following overview shows you the buttons you need to press to start the update. You can find all this information in all the individual update notes and instructions. But I've read them all so here are all the update boot combinations for all Pioneer DJ gear at this moment in time. New gear will be added if made available.

In this overview (between brackets) is a hint where you can find the firmware version.

This listing is last update August 2018.

DJM Mixers

DJM-250MK2 (Updater)CUE 1 + FILTER
DJM-350 (Utility)FADERSTART 1 + FADERSTART 2
DJM-450 (Boot display)TAP BPM + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-750MK2 (Boot Display)MID FX + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-850 (Boot Display)CUE BEAT FX + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-900NXS (Cue FX+Beat FX)CUE BEAT FX + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-900SRT (Utility)CUE BEAT FX + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-900NXS2 (Boot Display)MID FX + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-2000 (Utility)TOUCH FX ON/OFF + BEAT FX ON/OFF
DJM-2000NXS (Utility)TOUCH ON/OFF + BEAT ON/OFF
DJM-TOUR1 (Utility)MID FX + BEAT FX ON/OFF

DJM-S3 (Updater)CUE 1 + FILTER
DJM-S9 (Updater)PARAMETER 1 < + BACK
DJM-T1 (Updater)FX2 ON + DECK B/D SELECT

All in One

XDJ-AERO (Utility)TRANS 2 + ROLL 2
XDJ-R1 (Utility)USB SOURCE 1 + SHIFT 1
XDJ-RX (Utility)USB1 STOP + RELOOP/EXIT
XDJ-RX2 (Utility)USB1 STOP + RELOOP/EXIT

Music Creation & Effectors

AS-1 (Utility)nothing + nothing
SP-16 (Utility)MODE + HOLD
DJS-1000 (Utility)SAMPLING + FX

RMX-500 (Updater)RELEASE FX + TAP

CDJ/XDJ Players

CDJ-350 (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-400 (Reloop/Exit)TIME/A.CUE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-850 (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-900NXS (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-2000 (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-2000NXS (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-2000NXS2 (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT
CDJ-TOUR1 (Utility)USB SOURCE + RELOOP/EXIT

XDJ-700 (Utility)LOOP IN + RELOOP/EXIT
XDJ-1000 (Utility)LOOP IN + RELOOP/EXIT
XDJ-1000MK2 (Utility)LOOP IN + RELOOP/EXIT

Controllers

DDJ-1000 (Updater)nothing + nothing
DDJ-RB (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-RR (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-RX (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-RZ (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-RZX (Updater)nothing + nothing

DDJ-S1 (Updater)nothing + nothing
DDJ-SB (Updater)nothing + nothing
DDJ-SB2 (Updater)nothing + nothing
DDJ-SB3 (Updater)nothing + nothing
DDJ-SR (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-SX (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-SX2 (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-SX3 (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-SZ (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1
DDJ-SZ2 (Updater)SYNC 1 + SHIFT 1

DDJ-ERGO (Updater)nothing + nothing
DDJ-WeGO (Updater)CUE 1 + CUE 2
DDJ-WeGO2 (Updater)CUE 1 + CUE 2
DDJ-WeGO3 (Updater)nothing + nothing

DDJ-SP1 (Updater)FX SELECT1 2 + BEATS TAP 2
SEP-C1 (Updater)nothing + nothing

If you do not see you gear in the listing below it's either:

  • To new and it might not be added to this list
  • To old, back then you could not update yourself
  • To old, I skipped all gear that is updated by disc
  • There are no updates available for it

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