Pioneer Introduces The XDJ-AERO
Pioneer has announced the release of the XDJ-AERO, the industry’s first Wi-Fi enabled all-in-one DJ system and the first native player for rekordbox music management software. The XDJ-AERO allows DJs to load music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs. and function as a standalone mixer or as a MIDI and HID controller.
The XDJ-AERO creates its own private Wi-Fi network, allowing DJs to connect to up to four wireless devices at once. The audience can even get involved by sending tracks from their own smartphones or tablets to the XDJ-AERO for a more interactive experience. As the first native player for Pioneer’s rekordbox music management software, the XDJ-AERO puts all of the software’s features and functions right at DJs’ fingertips. rekordbox allows DJs to create and edit playlists on the fly; view beat grids; analyse BPM; and load wave forms during their sets.
Compatible with Pioneer’s new mobile application for smartphones and tablets (available late August), the XDJ-AERO makes DJing truly mobile. DJs can manage their music on the road via their hand held device and then wirelessly load their tracks and playlists to the XDJ-AERO. DJs can switch between the XDJ-AERO’s mobile and USB inputs at the touch of a button. And the DJ system boasts all of their favourite features, including sample banks, Sound Colour Filters and rekordbox quantized beat sync.
The XDJ-AERO also functions as a 24-bit audio interface, MIDI controller for Traktor and HID controller for Virtual DJ software. And it can be used as a stand-alone mixer when connected to CDJs and turntables. The unit also has a stylish appearance, with its classic black finish and sleek aluminium faceplate. And, at just 45 mm thick, the portable, lightweight XDJ-AERO is the world’s thinnest combined player and mixer.
The XDJ-AERO will be available from August 2012 at an SRP of £869 including VAT.