The new wireless DJ system allows users to load music to the unit via smartphones, tablets and laptops.
The XDJ-AERO represents an ambitious move from Pioneer. The crux of the system is that it allows DJs to load and stream music to the hardware from a mobile device (up to four mobile devices in fact) over its own private Wi-Fi network. As the below video illustrates, the AERO's compatibility with Pioneer's mobile app means you can fix up your set on the road if you so desire. The XDJ-AERO is also the first native player for Pioneer's rekordbox technology, their music management software for features like playlists and in-depth track information.
In terms of the hardware, the XDJ-AERO is closely in keeping with other DJ players in the Pioneer range. The two-channel unit has features like beat effects, sound color effects (carried over from the DJM mixer range), sample banks and auto loops, in addition to the usual sync options. However, a unique new feature comes in the form of Jog Drum which allows DJs to trigger and scratch samples by drumming directly on the jog wheel. Among many other features (head to the Pioneer site via the below link for full details) it's also worth noting that the XDJ-AERO is a 24-bit audio interface, MIDI controller for Traktor, HID controller for Virtual DJ software, and can be used as a standard mixer along with turntables and CDJS.
The XDJ-AERO will be available as of August 2012 at a suggested retail price of 999 Euro.