Digital DJs Can Say Goodbye To Wires Forever

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]

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    wonder what exploits you could use on it :P
    its an awesome idea but for $1,400? i don't think so.

    would like to have a play on it though.

    1.4k isn't too bad
    But I'm sticking with my traktor s4 for now

      Silly me, kontrol s4

        I outgrew my xponents. Spent at least 200 hours on the things and sorta got over DJing.

    1400 is not such a bad pricepoint- each of their cd players (cdj1000mk2) were retailing for 1600 (EACH) 4 years ago- the mixer (DJM800) was going for just under 2k....

    so, around 5k versus 1400?



      thankyou! i can see it retailing in Aus for probably 2.5k but import that puppy for that price and thats a pretty damn good deal..

      So shutup andTake my money too pioneer!!

    I'll stick with my Tonium Pacemaker, thanks. Its the size of a PSP, has 120Gb of storage on-board and works as well as any of these other devices. And you can pick them up brand new for under $500 on eBay.

    Hope it buffers a few songs ahead. Hate to see if the router went down or your phone went flat during a session.

    Shame its only two channels. With the extra freedom you could devote more time to 3+ track/loop blending

    Who the hell needs DJ's anymore anyway? Just whack an MP3 player on- no idiot talking sh1t and messing up songs.

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