Pioneer DJ has just announced the XDJ-R1 which is an all-in-one multi-media playback device that can be completely controlled by a wireless connection to an iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone via Pioneer's specially designed remotebox app. DJ's can now control the mixing, volume, fading and other functions of the XDJ-R1 from way across the room. The XDJ-R1 is very versatile with CD slots, USB ports (both for MIDI software control or for Flash/Hard Drive playback), and dual screens for a true standalone capability.
The XDJ-R1 also has a healthy number of inputs and outputs so users can plug in additional CD decks or turntables for additional mixing playback possibilities. There are controls for hot cues, loops, samples, and the popular Beat & Sound Color FX that are pulled directly from the new Pioneer DJM series Mixers. The XDJ-R1 will come with a Free version of Virtual DJ LE for those who want to use the 4-channel mixing capabilities while attached to a computer and in MIDI mode.
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The XDJ-R1 will be available in June with the retail price of $1100. We'll be sure to get one in the lab as soon as we can for a full HD-Video review. Check out the full press release for additional details below.