After years of asking, and an equally lengthy period of Pioneer DJ doing the “lalala-we’re-not-listening” thing, they’ve finally unveiled the rekordbox-centric CD-less XDJ-1000 multi player. Andrew Unsworth returns to the DJWORX fold, dusts off his Pioneer reviewing trousers, and takes the XDJ-1000 for a turn around the reviews room.
DJing now takes many shapes and sizes. And the JD Sound PDJ adds yet another handheld format into the mix. And it’s actually better than I expected.
Lucky me – stumbled into a DJ shop just as Pioneer were demoing their yet to be announced XDJ-AERO controller. I got pics and a video.
We all get where Gemini are coming from with the CDJ-700. But does it make a valiant attempt and flatter the one it mimics?
Natural selection has seen the old Pioneer CDJs left in the primordial slime of the last decade and the new species is walking upright in the digital age. We trapped a fresh CDJ-900 and dissected it in the name of DJ science.