We’ve got a world-first detailed talkthrough of the features of the brand-new XDJ-RX controller from Pioneer, here at NAMM 2015. We’ve concentrated on the way the unit works with Rekordbox, and what you can do on that big, central screen.
We’ll bring you more thoughts on this unit in good time, but our impressions today were that for many DJs, this is going to be a total game-changer, because they can DJ on a controller like this at home, and use the same preparation in Rekordbox (and the same USB drive) to DJ in clubs too.
It truly blurs the boundary between laptop and USB DJing: Not only does that screen can contain an awful lot of information but, we found out that you can actually plug your laptop in and DJ with Rekordbox using the laptop as a bigger screen should you want to. We don’t think you’d want to though: The screen size makes this something that for the first time, we think laptop DJs could easily switch to.
Anyway, here’s the video…
What are your latest thoughts on this having seen the video talkthrough here? Can you see yourself “ditching the laptop” in favour of Pioneer’s Rekordbox route? Or do things like only two channels, no CD slots etc. mean that this isn’t, for you, the dream all-in-one you’ve been thinking of? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.