Unless you’re incredibly organised, it’s highly likely that you have different music tracks dotted around different devices, which can turn digital deejaying from a celebration of music to a mess of jumbled cables. Pioneer’s new digital decks, however, swap wires for Wi-Fi.
The new XDJ-AERO, you see, can directly suck music from up to four different devices — smartphones, tablets, laptops, whatever — via Wi-Fi. You can also create chunks of playlists on a device before the big event, then drag them to the decks already cued up so that you can spend time thinking about what should come next.
Elsewhere, it works pretty much like any other set of digital decks: it has a built-in 24-bit audio interface, a two-channel mixer, and all manner of cue-point triggers, FX and filters that you’ll probably never know how to use properly.
The XDJ-AERO is going to be available later this month for the princely sum of $US1400. Whether that’s worth it probably depends on how disorganised you are and how little you like wires. [Pioneer]