The Pioneer XDJ-AERO is a new DJ mixstation that can be used in many different ways and in different combinations all on the fly. The Pioneer XDJ-AERO is a two-deck digital DJ MIDI/HID controller that can work with almost any DJ software of your choice, it can also function as a true standalone two channel DJ mixer, it can playback audio files directly from on-board USB flash/hard drives, and it can even transfer audio files wirelessly between up to four different Wi-Fi enabled devices that are running the Rekordbox Pioneer DJ library software. All of these functions can be performed on each deck individually meaning the DJ has to choice of using the XDJ-AERO in hybrid mode to mix between different tracks in different modes.
The overall impressions of the Pioneer XDJ-AERO build quality is very satisfactory. I personally feel that the Pioneer XDJ-AERO has a nice and sturdy feel to it and it even feels better than the older DDJ-S1 and DDJ-T1 models that came out a couple of years ago. The silver and black styling scheme will please most DJ’s as everything really feels and looks like other Pioneer CDJ and DJM model gear. It’s a bit thinner than the DDJ-S1 and DDJ-T1 and fits a bit better on a desk too. Most of the LED’s around the jog wheel and on the big LCD info-screens above each deck are blue to give off a nice futuristic effect while still providing very bright and clear indicators for DJ-ing in low light conditions. The unit is made up of mostly plastic but the top faceplate of the mixer portion is actually black brushed metal. The unit as a whole is rather big and it won’t fit inside of any laptop bags, but the plastic weight does end up saving a few pounds when moving it from place to place.