The geniuses over at Pioneer DJ equipment have again been steadily at work and have brought forth a brand new DJ player\deck that features a high quality touch screen with a GUI replacing a lot of their physical components often seen in their DJ gear. It’s specifically wired and more importantly advertised to us to work seamlessly with (the relatively unknown) rekordbox DJ software (best for performing), so if you’re looking for a program to use it is plus, but this thing also works with the DJ software we’ve all come to love (Serato, Traktor, etc). Whether the touch screen features are worth it depends on how you like spinning, as I’ve heard individuals use the physical components of their mixers\decks\DJ controllers for memorization so they can feel around without looking while performing to focus on more important DJ tasks. Let’s review the Pioneer XDJ-1000.
As a DJ, the obvious centerpiece of your setup is the mixer. You can have the best turntables, well-practiced set and great-quality records or CD’s out there, but without a slick and full-functioning mixer, you will definitely not be able to reach your prime any time soon. Today we review the top 10 best DJ mixers out there to help you fully complete or upgrade the most important part of your scratch-lab. Which is the best however depends on a few of your personal preferences we will analyze below.