Pioneer Electronics just announced the unveiling of an upcoming DJ system that features remote control capabilities through the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The specially designed “Remotebox” combined with the XDJ-R1 music player lets you spin your virtual records from anywhere in the room, even if you don’t have Wi-Fi nearby.
Deejays around the globe are free from the confines of the turntable with the XDJ-R1. Thanks to Pioneer’s full-featured sound system combined with the iOS-compatible Remotebox app, digital record spinners can work the dance floor while working their beats.
“Pioneer continues its efforts to build innovative DJ products that match today’s consumer lifestyle with the introduction of the XDJ-R1,” said David Arevalo, marketing director, Professional Sound and Visual Division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. “Expanding on Pioneer’s latest connectivity philosophy, with the XDJ-R1, iPhone and iPad devices can be used as additional control devices so the DJ is free to move around the room he/she is performing in while still having complete control over the music playing.”
The Remotebox app lets users remotely control the XDJ-R1 with access to many of the system’s functions directly on the display of the iPhone or iPad, including volume controls, song selection, and the ability to mix songs from a USB drive plugged into the system. Pioneer’s signature Auto Beat Loop function is also compatible with the app, which allows the user to automatically loop music at a specific tempo.
In addition to compatibility with typical digital music files, like MP3, AAC, WAV and AIFF files, users can take advantage of the traditional compact disc player, which plays files stored on CD-R/RW and USB storage devices. The XDJ-R1 also includes MIDI support for external deejay software.
The XDJ-R1 will be available in June for $1,099. Visit the company’s website for more information.
The video below shows a detailed demonstration of what Pioneer’s XDJ-R1 has to offer. Click here for a direct link to YouTube if you can’t see the clip.