Pioneer launch DDJ-XP1 pad controller for RekordBox DJ
Today Pioneer DJ released the latest update to their increasingly popular RekordBox DJ software.
Along side it, they’ve launched the new Pioneer DDJ-XP1 to get the best out of the new features, mainly Key Shift and awesome Keyboard.
The DDJ-XP1 has a total of 32 multi coloured performance pads (16 for each deck) as well as 2 touch strips for FX control along with standard controls for track browsing and loading.
The pads can be used for hot cues, loops, pad fx, beat jump or the sampler as well as the new keyboard and Key shift modes. The new pad editor lets you assign different pads to different modes so you can have one row to trigger hot cues and another to play samples.
With the Key Shift mode mix nearly any two tracks in harmony by shifting the key to match or use Key Sync to change to Key to match the master track.
Keyboard mode lets you take a cue point on one pad and use the other 15 to play it in different semi tones to add an amazing new dimension to your sets which would normally require a separate synthesizer.
Obviously the Pioneer DDJ-XP1 is great for users of RekordBox DVS too, working perfectly along side any mixer and the RekordBox Interface 2 or with the Pioneer DJM-250 mk2 or DJM-450 mixers.
At £229 the Pioneer DDJ-XP1 offers great value on features alone, when you find out it includes a full license for RekordBox DJ and the DVS expansion pack its even better value.