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.
Today we review the new flagship controller in Pioneer’s range, the DDJ-SZ. It is bigger and better specified than any Serato controller out there, with dual laptop control, built-in DVS support, standalone mixer, two different Pioneer hardware FX sections, and CDJ-sized jogwheels. But is it worth the extra over the DDJ-SX?