We knew it was only a matter of time, and it's happened: Pioneer has launched a digitally focused, USB-only media player, or "multi player" as the company is calling this new class of device. The XDJ-1000 features a 7" full-colour touchscreen, full integration with the company's rekordboxplatform, an on-screen Qwerty keyboard for browsing, plus wave zoom, beat counter, phase meter, key analysis, quantised beat-jump and loop move, the ability to load tracks over USB or WiFi, and full Midi compatibility including Serato DJ HID integration.
It will retail from late November 2014 at an SRP of $999/€999/£829. Find out more about it over on Pioneer's website, and read on for our early analysis of the unit. First, here's a hero video from DJ Pedestrian:
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Article by Phil Morse.