Pioneer DJ Goes Wireless with XDJ-Aero

August 10, 2012 by Mobile Beat

Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. Professional Sound and Visual Division today introduced  the  XDJ-AERO,  the industry’s first1 Wi-Fi® DJ system that can wirelessly  play  music  tracks  from  smart  devices  such as smartphones, tablets  and  laptop  computers2.  The  XDJ-AERO  enables  users to mix and arrange  their  favorite  music  tracks  stored  on their smart devices via Wi-Fi,  as  well  as  on  USB  memory devices and computers via included DJ software.   As  an  added  benefit  and  convenience, the XDJ-AERO can also create  its  own wireless access point when Wi-Fi isn’t available or not in range,  further  enabling  quick  and convenient connectivity with portable smart devices.

“Smartphones  and  tablets  have  become  many  consumers’ main devices for storing music and information and we wanted to take advantage of using them as  sources  for  our  new  XDJ-AERO DJ system,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing  manager,  Professional  Sound  and  Visual  Division for Pioneer Electronics   (USA)   Inc.    “And  with  the  XDJ-AERO’s  unique  wireless capability, setup is a breeze.”

Pioneer created a special mobile application for various smart devices that enables  wireless  connection and transmission of music to the XDJ-AERO via Wi-Fi.   The  XDJ-AERO can identify up to four devices as sources for music playback.   The  system  can  also  access  audio tracks on a computer (PC) through  the  use  of  the  included  Pioneer  rekordbox®  music management software.

For  added convenience and expandability, the system is equipped with audio ports  for  connecting  other  sources such as Pioneer CDJ players, and can even  be used as a standalone 2-channel mixer.  For creative music playback and  unique  mixing  capabilities,  the  system  offers  a new built-in jog control, audio effects and more.
Jog  Drum  – Launch, scratch and manipulate samples by simply turning or
tapping the jog platter.
Sample  Launch – Includes four built-in sounds: Scratch, Horn, Siren and
Beat Effect – Four additional effects including Trans, Flanger, Echo and
Roll can be added to currently playing music.
Sound  Color  Filter  –  Each  channel  of  the mixer includes Pioneer’s
popular Sound Color Filter which can be added to music at any time.

The XDJ-AERO also features two automatic mix functions, Beat Sync3 and Auto Mix.   With  Beat Sync, a press of the “Sync” button synchronizes the music loaded in each player on beat with matching beats per minute (BPM).  In the Auto Mix mode, playlists created on a smart device using the special mobile application,  computer  or  USB  memory  device  are  linked  together with cross-fade4 or fade-in/fade-out effects.  For added convenience, the system also  lets  users  record their mixes directly onto a USB storage device in WAV format.

The  XDJ-AERO  combines  two digital players and a mixer into a single slim and  stylish unit, taking similar design cues from Pioneer’s highly popular professional  CDJ digital players and DJM mixers.  The unit also features a smoke-colored   acrylic   panel,   blue  and  white  LED  illumination  and low-profile jog platter and control buttons.

The  XDJ-AERO  will be available in August with a suggested retail price of $1,399.

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