Pioneer announces XDJ-1000: first USB-only player
Pioneer has made a concerted leap into the digital world with their latest line of equipment. The freshly unveiled XDJ-1000 is the first Pioneer machine to leave out CD compatibility in favor of a USB-only format, and apparently, it’s only the beginning. Pioneer described the machine as: “the first in a new line-up of digitally focused, USB-only, rekordbox™-ready players.”
It’s a move that makes total sense in today’s world, where more often than not DJs are relying on USB sticks and computers for playback. The XDJ-1000 is also the first machine to introduce an LCD touchscreen. The new interactive display allows for better search functionality as well as new performance options. It’s also borrowed some of the features from Pioneer’s top-shelf CDJ-2000 Nexus line, such as Slip Mode and Beat Sync.
The lack of CD compatibility has resulted in a much lower price, making the XDJ-1000 a more affordable option for DJs looking to step into the professional club world without breaking the bank. The new player will retail for $1,199.99 and will be available later this month. Check out the video above to see Pedestrian’s routine on the new XDJ-1000s.