Pioneer’s new WiFi-enabled XDJ-AERO controller says goodbye wires, hello dancefloor (video)

Pioneer's new WiFi-enabled XDJ-AERO controller says goodbye wires, hello dancefloor (video)

The advent of digital DJing removed the jumps and skips of vinyl, while introducing a bad case of cable spaghetti, as spinners bring their own kit to the party. Pioneer saw that, and has finally cut them free with the new XDJ-AERO. The WiFi-enabled DJ controller lets you load up the next Moombahcore banger direct from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC — with support for four connected devices at once. This also means that the audience can get involved in the track selection — a la Nexus Q — but you might want to keep that fact quiet. The XDJ-AERO is designed to work with Pioneer’s own rekordbox application, but can also be use as a MIDI controller for other popular software. On the actual hardware-side of things, there’s a built-in 24-bit audio interface, two-channel mixer (which can be used standalone) plus the usual array of cue-point triggers, FX and filters we’ve come to expect. What price does the cutting of cables command? £869 (about $1,399), and the beat can begin some time later this month. Can’t wait ’til then? Drop past the break for the ridiculously cool video.

Source: engadget