Pioneer DJ Release Rekordbox 5.0 and Announce The DDJ-XP1 Controller

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After a period of public beta testing, Pioneer DJ today released Rekordbox 5.0, the latest version of their track preparation and performance software.

This introduces their new KORETECH engine, which promises to allow advanced track analysis, faster track loading and scrolling, and offer improved performance under the hood for both audio and video.

It also brings with it a redesigned graphical interface, and a number of new features, including:

Support for the DJM-S9 mixer
16 cue points
New key shift, key sync, and keyboard mode
Ability to import files and metadata from USB devices

DDJ-XP1

The company also announced a new add-on controller designed to work alongside the new software, the DDJ-XP1. This takes advantage of the new features in Rekordbox 5.0, with 32 performance pads to control Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes. It also features touch strips for FX control, and can be powered by the USB connection alone. The interface can also be customised by the user, and it includes licences for the Rekordbox DJ performance software and the DVS plugin for vinyl control.

To accompany the DDJ-XP1, Pioneer DJ are also set to release a stand, the DJC-STS1, in November, designed to hold the controller or a laptop. And new colour variations of their Rekordbox control vinyl will now be available, with white, red, blue and clear alongside the standard black.

Rekordbox 5 can be downloaded now from the Rekordbox website, and the DDJ-XP1 will be available in late September, priced at $249.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s introduction video for the DDJ-XP1 below.