Pioneer announces laptop-less XDJ-RX controller
While Pioneer’s flagship CDJs still dominate the world’s nightclubs and the largest festival stages, the Japanese electronics company has announced its next controller. A hybrid between a laptop-MIDI system and a computer-less rig using CDJs and a mixer, the XDJ-RX combines the best of both worlds. A basic DJM mixer makes up the middle of the controller, while two CDJ-style platforms will let users perform a host of functions.
The XDJ-RX is Pioneer’s first piece of DJ equipment to feature a single LCD screen that displays information from both players simultaneously, including the waveform display, a song’s playback position, BPM, and the beat grids. Rekordbox will be built in when the system is released in late February, with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price landing at $1,799.