PIONEER DJ DDJ-XP1 CONTROLLER
Pioneer DJ have created a new DJ Controller for Rekordbox DJ and Rekordbox DVS: the DDJ-XP1. With 32 multicoloured Performance Pads, the latest controller is designed to help you craft unique sets and get the most out of the latest features in the updated versions of the rekordbox DJ and rekordbox DVS Plus Packs following the release of the brand-new version of rekordbox (ver 5.0, available to download now). The significantly updated software features a more intuitive GUI and improved overall design, while the rekordbox dj performance application includes new additions such as Key Shift and Keyboard mode.
Adding the DDJ-XP1 to your set-up brings a whole new sphere of creative possibilities to your DJ performances, whether you use multiplayers or DVS via turntables to control your digital music. Create your own customised interface with intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes.
The rekordbox ver 5.0 update also welcomes our performance mixer, the DJM-S9, to the rekordbox family. Now, you can connect the popular mixer to your PC/Mac via a single USB cable and use it with rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs for DJ performances and battles, and you can combine the mixer with the DDJ-XP1 to add limitless new ways to show your flair.
KEY FEATURES OF THE DDJ-XP1 AND REKORDBOX VER 5.0
Interface designed for rekordbox dj/dvs
Surrounded by a robust structure and non-slip rubber surface, the intuitive layout of the DDJ-XP1 allows you to maximise your use of the features in the updated versions of rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs. Use the upper section to control key and beat sync status, and to select tracks. Use the lower section to trigger the 32 tactile multicoloured Performance Pads (16 on each rekordbox dj deck) which boast the lowest latency on any DJ controller,1 even after repeated hard hitting. Dynamically control your chosen combination of FX by touching the Slide FX strips and moving your finger up and down, without needing to switch the selected FX on or off.
Get the most from new features in rekordbox dj/dvs
To help you get to grips with the features in rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, the design and layout of buttons and knobs have been refreshed in the rekordbox ver 5.0 update. Also, you can now customise the font size on the track browse screen to help you find tracks faster. The next-generation KORETECH engine, with its significantly updated audio/graphic/video signal processing algorithm, makes rekordbox highly stable and responsive, enabling you to search through tracks easily and perform intuitively.
Use the DDJ-XP1 to intuitively control all the features in the rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs Plus Packs, including:
Key Shift – Mix any combination of tracks in perfect harmony by shifting their keys up or down. Key Sync automatically changes the key of your next track to match the master deck. You can reset keys at any time by pressing Key Reset.
Keyboard – Select a Hot Cue or create a new one, then use the 15 other pads on the corresponding deck to trigger it in different semitones. You can use this feature to improvise with sounds and create musical phrases as if you were playing on the keyboard of a synthesiser or other instrument.
Pad Editor – Customise the arrangement of the 32 Performance Pads by assigning not only your favourite pad modes but also features to each pad. For example, you could assign the top eight DDJ-XP1 pads to each deck in rekordbox dj for Hot Cues, using the rest for the Sampler feature.
Silent Cue – When using rekordbox dvs with turntables, switch on Silent Cue and the music will restart instantly and at the correct BPM when you press play on a stopped deck. This avoids the sound of the music speeding up as the turntable starts to revolve. You can choose a Hot Cue then hit play on the deck and it will sound the same as hitting a Cue on a multiplayer.
DJM-S9 now supports rekordbox dj/dvs
Our club-standard 2-channel performance mixer, the DJM-S9, is now compatible with rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs. Its popular Magvel Fader Pro and effect levers are ideal for scratch performances and battles, and adding the DDJ-XP1 to your set-up expands the creative possibilities even further.
Bundled licences for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs
Play tracks from your PC/Mac as soon as you unbox the DDJ-XP1. The DDJ-XP1 comes with free licence keys for our professional dj performance application rekordbox dj and the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack, worth a combined €248, so you can control your digital music using multiplayers or via turntables and the dedicated control vinyl (available separately). If you already own rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs, download the latest version of rekordbox to use with the DDJ-XP1.
A new series of coloured control vinyl for rekordbox DVS is now available from DJKit.com. Choose from transparent, white, blue, red and black versions to match the colour of your gear or your style.
A new DJ stand, the DJC-STS1, will be available at the beginning of December. It’s sturdy and perfect for holding the DDJ-XP1, or a laptop, at an ideal height during performances.
To help protect your DDJ-XP1 on the road, the DJC-XP1-BAG is available separately at an SRP of €55. The high-quality bag features a tough EVA Durashock moulded body, soft egg shell foam and a fleeced lining to keep the DJ controller safe from bumps and knocks.