rekordbox™ professional DJ management software to be free to all DJs.
rekordbox™, our digital music management software collaboration with MixVibes – the iTunes© for DJs - is now being made a free download to all DJs after the successful launch of their new club standard CDJs.
Up until now, rekordbox™ software was only available with a purchase of either the
CDJ-900 or CDJ-2000, enabling a host of important functionalities, but from 17th May 2010, it will be available for anyone. Even without the players at home, DJs can utilise the software to prepare tracks in advance, ready for the CDJ-900s or CDJ-2000s at the club.
Prepare and manage all your tracks
rekordbox™ is the best way of preparing and managing your tracks, be it at home, in the studio, or even on the plane. It allows you to import music from iTunes© using the Bridge function or by simply adding them into the software for management. rekordbox™ will work out the BPM and allow you to:
- set hot cue and loop points into the track, utilising a full beat grid view in advance
- colour code your music and add all the ID3 information so it appears automatically later on any CDJ-2000 or 900
- load waveforms instantly on the the CDJ-900 or CDJ-2000 when you export tracks to a USB key or SD card
The database layout within the software can be customised to suit individual DJ style which enables personalised layouts when browsing on your CDJ-900 / CDJ-2000s.
The software’s unique reverse functionality enables the new CDJs to record your cue, loop & set history during your set which can be recalled in rekordbox™ later.
If you enable the Quantize feature within the CDJ-2000 / CDJ-900, then rekordbox™ makes loop and cue points snap to the beat (1ms accurate), ensuring beat-perfect loops and cues.
Compatible with future products
More than being the central music preparation software for the CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000, rekordbox™ will also be fully compatible with future Pioneer DJ products across the range.
As clubs begin to upgrade to the CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000 from the CDJ-1000MK3, the ability to travel and arrive at the club with your music prepared on a single USB or SD card (such as a USB flash memory key) is now a reality.
Planned future software updates will bring more even more functionality.
rekordbox™ will be freely available from 17th May 2010 on www.prodjnet.com/rekordbox/support.
Published: 19 March 2010
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