For those expecting all manner of new gubbins from Pioneer at NAMM, you’re completely out of luck. Instead, you’re getting new paint jobs. The top end got chrome plated this morning, and this evening the all in one gets a white wash. The XDJ-AERO now comes in gleaming pearly white as well as the regulation black. I’m on a train posting this so no new stormtrooper image I’m afraid.
The obligatory press release follows:
The wireless revolution now comes in a choice of colours: Pioneer’s XDJ-AERO wireless DJ system and native rekordboxTM player available in pearl white
22nd January 2013: Pioneer’s XDJ-AERO, the world’s first Wi-Fi enabled all-in-one DJ system and native rekordboxTM player, now comes in two stylish colours: new cool pearl white (XDJ-AERO-W) or classic black (XDJ-AERO).
Launched in 2012, the XDJ-AERO series ignited the wireless DJing revolution. The controller allows DJs to load music wirelessly from smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs.1 An all-in- one DJ system, the XDJ-AERO-W works with rekordbox, Pioneer’s DJ music management software, and the rekordbox app (downloadable from the App Store), functions as a standalone mixer, and can be used as a MIDI and HID controller.
The XDJ-AERO-W 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 using rekordbox, making Djing truly mobile.
As the first native player for Pioneer’s rekordbox music management software, the XDJ- AERO-W puts all 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.
DJs can switch between the XDJ-AERO-W’s mobile and USB inputs at the touch of a button. And the DJ system boasts all their favourite features, including Sound Colour Filters and rekordbox quantized beat sync. DJs can trigger four pre-loaded samples or choose to upload their own.
The XDJ-AERO-W 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 standalone mixer when connected to CDJs and turntables.
A premium piece of kit both inside and out, the XDJ-AERO series has the look and feel of a pro-DJ product with its pearl white or classic black finish, and a sleek aluminium faceplate. And, at just 65 mm thick, the portable, lightweight XDJ-AERO-W is the world’s thinnest combined player and mixer.
The XDJ-AERO: the world’s first wireless all-in-one DJ player, mixer and MIDI controller.
The XDJ-AERO-W will be available from February 2013 at an SRP of 869 GBP/999 EUR, including VAT.
That’s all – move along. Nothing to see but a white XDJ-AERO here. I bet that looks hawt under UV lights though.