Pioneer’s XDJ-R1 complete DJ system is the all-in-one dream. It’s the perfect package for DJs who demand flexibility without the fuss, enabling instant switching between multiple sources—twin CD, USB, and MIDI. DJs can analyze tracks in the included rekordbox DJ software and load via USB media to access a host of exciting features, including Beat Sync and Quantized Beat FX. They can also choose MIDI to control any DJ software, such as the included Virtual DJ LE. The XDJ-R1’s controls deliver limitless possibilities, with two touch-sensitive jog wheels for precision scratching, a two-channel mixer, and dedicated buttons for loops, Hot Cues, samples, and studio-quality sound color effects. With the added capability for wireless control through an iPad, iPhone, or iPod, the XDJ-R1 crams Pioneer DJ’s extensive capabilities into one portable, rekordbox-ready, affordable unit. All DJs need to add is creativity.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, August 2013