Pioneer DJ just announced the XDJ-1000MK2 multi player. It builds on the original XDJ-1000 released last year by including library browsing features like Track Filter and Track Matching, both of which are inherited from the flagship CDJ-2000NXS2 media player. It sports the same touchscreen as the CDJ-2000NXS2, and comes with support for high resolution FLAC and ALAC lossless music files. It also supports the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SP1 controller, letting you control loops and up to eight cue points per deck using the SP1’s performance pads. You can even connect the upcoming Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 sampler / sequencer.
It’s an incremental update to the XDJ-1000 with most of the changes being under the hood improvements. Improved library browsing and track search features make finding your next song less of a chore, especially if you’re going through a larger playlist. The ability to spin music files up to 48kHz/24-bit, along with hi-res FLAC and ALAC formats, is a welcome addition. Compatibility with the Pioneer DJ DDJ-SP1 is also a boon to controller DJs who rely on cue points and pad control in their DJ sets. Like the original XDJ-1000, it’s also compatible with Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox and Rekordbox DJ software.
Check the promo video and photo gallery below.
• The Pioneer DJ XDJ-1000MK2 will be available from September 2016 for US$1299. Check the Pioneer DJ website for more details.
What are your thoughts on this controller? Do you own the original XDJ-1000? Does hi-res file support entice you to upgrade? Share your thoughts below.