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XDJ-700: Pioneer’s $699 Touchscreen Compact Player We speculated that Pioneer would release a new media player in their XDJ line soon. But instead of an XDJ-2000, the DJ manufacturer is going the opposite direction and making a lower-cost digital player for the masses, the XDJ-700. See the full announcement and features inside, as well as how it sizes up along other similar players. Introducing The XDJ-700 The truth is that much of the XDJ-700’s features appear to be right in line with the XDJ-1000 – which makes a lot of sense as many of the 1000’s features were touchscreen/onboard software-based. 7-inch full color touch screen: View waveforms, browse tracks, search with a QWERTY keyboard and more. Pro DJ performance features: Autoloops, hot cues, quantize, beat sync, and Slip mode Rekordbox compatible: All the analysis done in Rekordbox will mean your tracks can show waveforms in full, beat countdown to cue, phase meter, and key-analysis traffic light coloring. Pro DJ Link: Connect to any other player to share tracks across them – up to four other players or laptops. USB HID control of Rekordbox DJ: We haven’t heard about HID control for any other software – but we’re not surprised now that Rekordbox DJ is out. XDJ-700 Size Comparison XDJ-700 (left) compared to XDJ-1000 (center) and CDJ-2000nexus (right) – roughly to scale One of the biggest differences in the XDJ-700 is its size. The jogwheel particularly has been knocked down to a smaller size, without an onboard display. There’s also the question of height – and Pioneer has helped bring the XDJ-700 up to a standard mixer height by including a removable stand. That being said, the 700 is Pioneer’s slimmest player yet – so the unit seems more ideal for smaller spaces, home studios, and DJ booths without a lot of space. What’s missing on XDJ-700 vs XDJ-1000? Aside from a full-sized platter, you’ll also notice that there’s no Reverse/Track Direction button on the player, as well as no Vinyl Speed Adjust. Neither of the XDJ players have Digital Out on the back – just RCA and Pro Link. To get Digital Out, it’s necessary for now to get a CDJ-2000nexus, but we expect we might see an XDJ replacement before too long. The XDJ-700 will be in stores December 2015 with a retail price of $699. The post XDJ-700: Pioneer’s $699 Touchscreen Compact Player appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Pioneer DJ is releasing a new ultra-slim media player, the XDJ-700, which comes in at just $699. Read about it and how it stacks up against other players.

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