The subject of standalones has been a hot topic for a while now. And with rekordbox being an almost fully formed piece of DJ software, it was just a matter of time before they wrapped their considerable hardware arsenal around a unit that looked like real Pioneer. The XDJ-RX is that unit.
Pioneer has always been about its own products. In recent years, it has snuggled up to NI and Serato, but has still developed its own library management software in partnership with Mixvibes, called Rekordbox. With version 3, all development is in the hands of Pioneer, and Rob Anderson was on hand to give a whistle-stop tour at BPM 2014.
Pioneer’s rekordbox 3 gets is a huge upgrade that adds a heap of enhancements, including a second deck. Does this indicate future directions?
2 different DJ music libraries, and one piece of software to break down the wall — Rekord Buddy gets Traktor and Rekordbox playing nice.
Pioneer’s flagship CDJ-2000nexus is here, and with it comes a heap of performance features as well as a clear no laptop message.
Natural selection has seen the old Pioneer CDJs left in the primordial slime of the last decade and the new species is walking upright in the digital age. We trapped a fresh CDJ-900 and dissected it in the name of DJ science.