Pioneer DJ have launched a new pad-based controller for use with both rekordbox DJ and Serato DJ. Featuring 32 backlit coloured LED pads, the DDJ-XP2 can control everything from cue points to sample triggering and loops, as well as FX using the Slide FX strip that activates as soon as it’s touched.

Transport options can also be assigned to the pads so you can play, stop and cue directly from the unit. There’s also a new option where you can instantly mute a deck and reload from a hot cue, right from the pads. Find out more in the video below. The new unit will cost £299.

The DDJ-XP2 is designed to be used alongside CDJ or DVS setup to offer more performance options without having to carry your whole setup to the booth, and