Rekordbox 5

Rekordbox makes DJing creative and hassle-free, helping you manage your music, prepare sets, edit playlists on the fly, and review your performances. rekordbox dj performance software gives you the flexibility to perform whether you prefer to play with controllers, CDJs or XDJs.

The new version of Rekordbox is based on the next-generation KORETECH engine, with its significantly updated audio/graphic/video signal processing algorithm, makes rekordbox highly stable and responsive, enabling you to search through tracks easily and perform intuitively.

One of the best features iis the ability to plug in external USB/SD cards in a rekordbox DJ setup and play from it. This was a major downer when using the software before, particularly since you could see all the USB drive’s collection in the EXPORT side of the software, but it was not visible on the PERFORM side.

DJs can also now restore their library from a USB drive with two-way sync. If you lose your laptop, starting fresh is a huge pain – but now Rekordbox can import libraries from previously exported drives.

The GUI has also been updated and it’s now much flatter design, cleaner in terms of fonts, player status, and deck meta data.

Rekordbox 5 is available to download now.

Pioneer DJ DDJ-XP1

With 32 multicoloured Performance Pads, the DDJ-XP1 is designed to help you craft unique sets and get the most out of the latest features in the updated versions of the rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs Plus Packs following the release of the brand-new version of rekordbox 5.

Adding the DDJ-XP1 to your set-up brings a whole new sphere of creative possibilities to your DJ performances, whether you use multiplayers or DVS via turntables to control your digital music. Create your own customised interface with intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes.

Use the DDJ-XP1 to intuitively control all the features in the rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs Plus Packs, including:

  • Key Shift

Mix any combination of tracks in perfect harmony by shifting their keys up or down. Key Sync automatically changes the key of your next track to match the master deck. You can reset keys at any time by pressing Key Reset.

  • Keyboard

Select a Hot Cue or create a new one, then use the 15 other pads on the corresponding deck to trigger it in different semitones. You can use this feature to improvise with sounds and create musical phrases as if you were playing on the keyboard of a synthesiser or other instrument.

  • Pad Editor

Customise the arrangement of the 32 Performance Pads by assigning not only your favourite pad modes but also features to each pad. For example, you could assign the top eight DDJ-XP1 pads to each deck in rekordbox dj for Hot Cues, using the rest for the Sampler feature.

  • Silent Cue

When using rekordbox dvs with turntables, switch on Silent Cue and the music will restart instantly and at the correct BPM when you press play on a stopped deck. This avoids the sound of the music speeding up as the turntable starts to revolve. You can choose a Hot Cue then hit play on the deck and it will sound the same as hitting a Cue on a multiplayer.

The DDJ-XP1 will be available from September 2017 at an SRP of €259 including VAT.

Find out more here.


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