The next generation Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 has officially touched down in the UK. The ultimate crowd-pleaser with universal appeal, this thing is designed to deliver the goods on a whole new level. From novice DJs to home recording artists, the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 packs everything you could ever need into its desirable frame.
The apple definitely does not fall far from the tree; this is a worthy successor to the XDJ-RX2 offering everything the XDJ-RX2 brought to the table and much more. The XDJ-RX3 has a larger screen, faster loading of songs and offers much easier and functional browsing. The interface has also been overhauled to further enhance its user friendliness, with the option of playing songs via Rekordbox, from USB drives or by connecting it to a laptop.
Inside and out, everything about the XDJ-RX3 oozes appeal for DJs, performers and recording artists at all levels.
Loud and proud
One of the most significant changes to the XDJ-RX3 DJ controller, compared to previous models, is the new touchscreen. Its 10.1 inch size makes it the largest Pioneer DJ has ever fitted to an all-in-one system; this is a full 3 inches bigger than its predecessor. Not only is it larger, but it also boasts a higher resolution and a higher number of frames per second.
All of which adds up to easier navigation and simplified library browsing, with the ability to tap any icon located on the left side of the screen to instantly view the relevant information for each track. This product produces style and substance in perfect harmony, courtesy of one of the largest touchscreen on any comparable device on the market.
Additional features and functionalities of the Pioneer DJ XDJ-RX3 include:
- Increased Number of Displayed Songs and Category Icons
- Touch Preview
- Playlist Bank
- 3Band Waveform
- Pad status display
- Touchscreen enabled Beat FX and X-Pad control
- Remain Timer
- Colour on Jog Display
A Decadent Dose of Energy
If you are all about bringing the energy and putting on a serious FX-filled live show, you will be in your element with the XDJ-RX3. Thanks to the intuitive Performance Pads in Release FX mode, the energy of your mix can be changed in an instant. Choose from one of the eight on-board effects to step things up at the touch of a button: Backspin (short / long), Build Up, Ducking, Echo Out, Mute, and Vinyl Brake (short / long).
Along with all of the effects found in the XDJ-RX2, the XDJ-RX3 also brings a whole bunch of new FX into the mix. Specifically, 6 new Beat FX and 2 additional Sound Colour FX, adding to the 14-strong Beat FX library including Ping Pong, Filter, Phaser, Slip Roll, Vinyl Brake and Helix, and 6 Sound Colour FX including Space and Crush.
XDJ-RX3 is the Future of All-in-One DJ Hardware
When considering how much you get for your money, the XDJ-RX3 is a bargain at £1,699. It is worth bearing in mind that this gorgeous piece of hardware is basically a series of top-shelf Pioneer devices merged into one, selling for a much lower price than their combined separate costs. This fantastic piece of gear is the only thing you will need to showcase your talents indefinitely.