Pioneer today unveiled the XDJ-R1, an all-in-one DJ system that features wireless control functionality through an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch via Pioneer's remotebox" app.
The system features Wireless Direct, to enable reliable wireless connectivity with an iOS device even when a WiFi network is not available, Auto Beat Loop, Beat Sync, USB device connectivity, built-in CD players and MIDI control.
By utilizing the "remotebox" app with an iOS device such as iPhone or iPad, the XDJ-R1 can be remotely controlled wirelessly, giving DJs the ability to continue their music mixing performances even when they move away from the system. The remotebox app provides access to many of the system?s functions directly on the display of a compatible smart device including controlling volume levels, choosing and changing songs, as well as the ability to mix songs from a USB device plugged into the system. Users can also apply the "Auto Beat Loop" function that automatically loops music at a specified tempo as well as intuitively control various effects using the X-Y pads from a smart device.
The XDJ-R1 is equipped with dual CD players in addition to a USB port for media playback. The system supports a variety of different music formats including conventional compact discs and MP3, AAC4, WAV and AIFF files stored on CD-R/RW and USB storage devices. The unit also offers MIDI support for operation of various DJ software.
The XDJ-R1 offers a multitude of features for creating mixes including:
- Beat Sync - With a touch of the Sync button, the system automatically synchronizes the beats of songs analyzed through Pioneer?s rekordbox music management software
- Hot Cue - The unit features three points of Hot Cues to enable playback of music from specified points
- Sampler - For added effects, the system?s Sampler function enables recorded sampling sounds to be added with the press of a button. Sound sources can be recorded from songs on a USB storage device or a compact disc
- Beat FX - Four different effects including Trans, Flanger, Echo and Roll are available to combine with songs currently playing
- Sound Color FX - The unit offers four additional effects (Filter, Crush, Noise and Jet) for more creative mixing options
- Quantize Function - Automatically corrects synchronization of effects when using Auto Beat Loop or Beat Effect.
- Noise Reduction - To reduce noise, internal analog and digital circuits were separated, and the distance for digital conversion of analog input signals was shortened.
- Independent 3-band isolator
- Internal sound card (Audio Interface)
- Complete with Master Out (XLR), Booth Out, AUX and MIC ports
The Virtual DJ Limited Edition DJ software by Atomix is included with the purchase of a XDJ-R1.
The XDJ-R1 will be available in June with a suggested retail price of $1,099.