Pioneer set a new reference with the XDJ-RX3

Alexandre Trochut  - Editor in Chief
5 Min Read

The Pioneer XDJ-RX3 brings significant upgrades including now club-standard CDJ-3000 multi player & DJM-900NXS2 mixer plus a big 10.1-inch touch screen.

The Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ system
The Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ system, London – UK. 2021 – Credits : Pioneer DJ

The advent of streaming and the pandemic have allowed the mix to be developed even further at home and this product is perfect for fans of electronic music who want to play on a portable and relatively affordable setup. That’s why Pioneer DJ is back with a highly anticipated but not surprising product with the new Pioneer XDJ-RX3, which is basically an upgraded all-in-one DJ system which include the best product flagship of the brand packed in a host of new features that come straight from the club-standard CDJ-3000 multi player and DJM-900NXS2 mixer, plus a brand-new 10.1-inch touch screen.

The best of the club at home

If you need an easily portable setup you can take to perform on at parties & events, or even install in a bar or small venue, the XDJ-RX3 has all bases covered as as it’s made for those kind of use, it’s also the best tool to practice at home, it’s a seamless CDJ+DJM setup. You can also choose from several way to play from rekordbox-analyzed tracks from USB drives, connected-laptop to unlock rekordbox Performance mode or Serato DJ Pro (coming in early 2022). 

The killer-feature : A 10.1-inch touch screen

Since the CDJ 3000, which saw Pioneer introducing a 10.1-inch touch screen on the player, it’s now included into the XDJ-RX3 with a higher resolution & frame rate than the one on the previous model and featured a brand-new interface that makes it quicker and easier to browse your music & control effects for intuitive navigation through playlists.

The 10.1-inch touch screen of Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ system
The 10.1-inch touch screen of Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ system, London – UK. 2021 – Credits : Pioneer DJ

With the new Playlist Bank feature, you can rapidly access your 4 favorite playlists at a single touch, while Touch Preview gives you the option to listen to any part of a track without even loading it to the deck. You can switch between viewing the pad status or Beat FX and the X-Pad with one tap on the screen, and with support for the 3Band Waveform feature – also from the CDJ-3000 – you can see the volume levels of different frequency ranges in rekordbox-analyzed tracks to give you a clear visual representation of how they sound. 

It’s easy to keep tabs on what’s loaded to the decks of the XDJ-RX3 thanks to Color On Jog Display, which shows important track information or artwork on the LCD screen in the center of each jog wheel. You can customize the “weight” of the jogs too, by tweaking the Feeling Adjust dial for each one. You can get even more creative by using the 14 Beat FX and 6 Sound Color FX from the DJM-900NXS2 & explore fresh ways to dynamically manipulate your music with the Performance Pads and the newly added Release FX on the XDJ-RX3.

The new all-in-one DJ system reference

The Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ system
The Pioneer XDJ-RX3 all-in-one DJ system, London – UK. 2021 – Credits : Pioneer DJ

With a new audio design which eliminates unwanted external noise, the XDJ-RX3 has been finely tuned to produce clear while the design is directly inherited from club-standard Pioneer DJ equipment too, making this product a must-have for all the people who want to play music from home or on-the-move. The product is now on sale at €1,999 including VAT. You can go walthrough the product in a complete video here.

By Alexandre Trochut Editor in Chief
BPM Mag CEO & Editor in Chief, Alexandre Trochut is an electronic music advisor with more than 20 years of services in the electronic music industry, he has worked as content writer, digital marketer, artistic director, Label A&R, photographer & DJ.