Tonight Pioneer’s showing off a brand new piece of kit, and no, it’s not another color variation on a piece of already released gear! The XDJ-R1 not only packs a pair of CDJs for playback, but also is being touted an “all-in-one wireless DJ system” – meaning it can be controlled over WiFi by a new controller app for iOS, RemoteBox. The intended workflow here seems to be that you’re free to run around the room, meaning if you’re too busy Aoki-ing it on top of the audience, you’ll be able to choose and mix in the next track.
The controller seems to be a next-level of the XDJ-AERO launched last summer – adding not only CDJs, but also some of Pioneer’s coveted Color Effects. Check out the feature set in the launch video below – the key points are just beyond that!
Here’s the key points of the announcement from Pioneer themselves:
- Availability: Late June
- MSRP: $1099
- The XDJ-R1 is the first-ever all-in-one DJ system that can be controlled wirelessly with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Made possible with built-in WLAN/Wireless Direct and Pioneer’s exclusive “remotebox” app, available free of charge on the App store beginning [May] 30th, 2013
- Emphasis on “all-in-one”, the XDJ-R1 features dual CD players, USB port, and mixing features including Beat Sync, Hot Cue, Sampler, Beat FX, Sound Color FX and Quantize Function.
- rekordbox CD is included in-the-box and the system is also compatible with Virtual DJ Limited Edition software, available for download in June, 2013
If you’re not into running it as an all in one, it of course has a bit of MIDI functionality as well.
Learn more about Pioneer’s XDJ-R1 on the official product page.
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