Pioneer XDJ-AERO Now Controllable From Smart Devices with Use of New Firmware Update

Pioneer’s XDJ-AERO, the industry’s first Wi-Fi® DJ system that can wirelessly play music tracks from smart devices, can also now be remotely controlled by a smartphone or tablet device on iOS or Android operating systems using the latest firmware update (ver. 3.00) and rekordbox® (ver. 1.2.0) music management application. Utilizing Pioneer’s rekordbox, available for iPhone (ver. 1.2.0 and above) and Android™ OS (ver. 2.1 and above) devices1, users can take their smartphones or tablets and remotely control many of the XDJ-AERO’s functionalities, features and music via Wi-Fi. The versatile system features Wireless Direct, to enable reliable wireless connectivity, giving users the ability to continue their music mixing performances even when they move away from the XDJ-AERO and access effects and loops through the touch panel of a smart device being used.

The latest firmware for the XDJ-AERO (ver. 3.00) can be downloaded from the Pioneer website (

System requirements – rekordbox mobile application
iOS iOS 5/iOS 6/iOS 7 installed on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C /iPod touch(3rd, 4th, 5th generation) / iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display, or iPad(1st, 2nd , 3rd, and 4th generation)
Android Android 2.1/2.2/2.3/3.1/3.2/4.0/4.1 installed on smartphone/tablet

XDJ-AERO Demo Link

XDJ-AERO Functionalities
Pioneer created a special mobile application for various smart devices that enables wireless connection and control and transmission of music to the XDJ-AERO via Wi-Fi. The XDJ-AERO can identify up to four devices as sources for music playback. The system can also access audio tracks on a computer (PC and Mac) through the use of the included Pioneer rekordbox music management software.

For added convenience and expandability, the system is equipped with audio ports for connecting other sources such as Pioneer CDJ players, and can even be used as a standalone 2-channel mixer. For creative music playback and unique mixing capabilities, the system offers a new built-in jog control, audio effects and more.

  • Jog Drum – Launch, scratch and manipulate samples by simply turning or tapping the jog platter.
  • Sample Launch – Includes four built-in sounds: Scratch, Horn, Siren and Laser.
  • Beat Effect – Four additional effects including Trans, Flanger, Echo and Roll can be added to currently playing music.
  • Sound Color Filter – Each channel of the mixer includes Pioneer’s popular Sound Color Filter which can be added to music at any time.

The XDJ-AERO also features two automatic mix functions, Beat Sync and Auto Mix. With Beat Sync, a press of the “Sync” button synchronizes the music loaded in each player on beat with matching beats per minute (BPM). In the Auto Mix mode, playlists created on a smart device using the special mobile application, computer or USB memory device are linked together with cross-fade or fade-in/fade-out effects. For added convenience, the system also lets users record their mixes directly onto a USB storage device in WAV format.

The XDJ-AERO combines two digital players and a mixer into a single slim and stylish unit, taking similar design cues from Pioneer’s highly popular professional CDJ digital players and DJM mixers. The unit also features a smoke-colored acrylic panel, blue and white LED illumination and low-profile jog platter and control buttons.

The XDJ-AERO is currently available with a suggested retail price of $999.

For additional information and product specifications on the XDJ-AERO, visit

1rekordbox (ver.1.2.0) - Users of iPhone/iPad/iPod touch can immediately download the latest version of rekordbox free of charge from the iTunes App Store. The Android version of rekordbox will be available as a free download on Google Play in mid-January 2014.

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