Pioneer’s XDJ-AERO, the industry’s first Wi-Fi® DJ system that can wirelessly play music tracks from smart devices, can also now be remotely controlled by a smartphone or tablet device on iOS or Android operating systems using the latest firmware update (ver. 3.00) and rekordbox® (ver. 1.2.0) music management application. Utilizing Pioneer’s rekordbox, available for iPhone (ver. 1.2.0 and above) and Android™ OS (ver. 2.1 and above) devices1, users can take their smartphones or tablets and remotely control many of the XDJ-AERO’s functionalities, features and music via Wi-Fi. The versatile system features Wireless Direct, to enable reliable wireless connectivity, giving users the ability to continue their music mixing performances even when they move away from the XDJ-AERO and access effects and loops through the touch panel of a smart device being used.
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.
The rekordbox™ DJ music management app for the extremely popular Apple iPhone® and iPod® Touch. The rekordbox app enables users to prepare and manage music stored on their portable devices as well as the ability to create playlists, cue/loop point and beat location settings, waveform analysis and more. The organized music in the device can also be wirelessly synced with a computer utilizing the Pioneer rekordbox music management PC software, providing additional convenience of preparing music for playback on a Pioneer DJ system.
The XDJ-AERO DJ system takes full advantage of the rekordbox app, enabling the iPhone or iPod touch to become an additional source for music content. The XDJ-AERO also creates its own access point, eliminating the need for hard-wired connections and allowing an iPhone or iPod touch with the rekordbox app to send content wirelessly to the DJ system.
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.
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.