Forget those splitter cables – the latest update to djay 2 for Android was released today, and it lets you use the onboard sound cards of supported DJ controllers, meaning you can finally connect your headphones and speakers straight to your controller for full stereo headphone cueing and master output.
Well, it finally happened. We thought Native Instruments might do this first, but Pioneer has finally made what a lot of us felt was an inevitable leap in DJ technology, by releasing a fully digital media player, ie that doesn’t take CDs and is designed for digital DJs solely. It’s called the XDJ-1000, and today we take a detailed look at it.
Pioneer has launched a digitally focused, USB-only media player. The XDJ-1000 features a 7″ full-colour touchscreen, full integration with the company’s rekordbox platform, plus wave zoom, beat counter, phase meter, key analysis, quantised beat-jump / loop move, the ability to load tracks over USB or WiFi, and more.
Pioneer has officially announced Kuvo, a bold initiative to get the world’s DJ booths online. Information about every track DJs play in clubs can be fed into the cloud, to be accessed by everyone from clubbers using Kuvo apps on their smartphones, to performing rights societies to better calculate royalty payments to producers.