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Pioneer DJ Releases rekordbox 6.0.1 With Beatsource LINK Integration

After weeks in beta, Pioneer DJ has released the official version of rekordbox 6.0.1. The latest update to their popular DJing software includes support for the open-format music streaming service Beatsource LINK.

When using rekordbox’s Performance Mode, DJs can access Beatsource LINK’s music library, including curated playlists and charts, and mix them with the songs in their rekordbox library. Beatsource LINK PRO subscribers can store up to 50 tracks in an offline locker within rekordbox, and Beatsource LINK PRO+ subscribers are able to store up to 100 tracks.

Version 6.0.1 also includes such upgrades as an enhanced music analysis algorithm and Cloud Library Sync, which allows rekordbox users who subscribe to its Creative Plan to sync playlists across devices.

Download rekordbox 6.0.1 here and sign up for Beatsource LINK here.

Related Post: First Look: Beatsource LINK Public Beta for Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox 6.0.1.

First Look: Beatsource LINK Public Beta for Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox 6.0.1.

Earlier today, Beatsource announced the public beta of its music streaming service for open-format DJs, Beatsource LINK. On this episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at Beatsource LINK which is now available in beta in Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox 6.0.1.

The public beta of Beatsource LINK is now open to everyone. Sign up for a 30-day free trial here.

Download rekordbox 6.0.1 for free here.

Watch Mojaxx’s first look above.

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Beatsource Launches Beta of Beatsource LINK DJ Streaming Service

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Beatsource, a joint venture between DJcity and Beatport, has launched the public beta of its music streaming service for open-format DJs, Beatsource LINK.

The service makes Beatsource’s extensive catalog of tracks and curated playlists available to stream directly into DJ performance software. Beatsource’s patented offline mode is available in premium subscriptions, which enable DJs to perform without an internet connection.

Beatsource LINK’s first performance software integration is with Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox 6.0.1. More integrations will be rolled out this year.

The service is available in three tiers: LINK at $9.99 a month, LINK Pro at $19.99 a month, and LINK Pro+ at $29.99 a month. Pro and Pro+ include offline mode, in which DJs can store up to 50 or 100 tracks in a locker, respectively.

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Beatsource LINK in Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox 6.0.1 desktop app. (Source: Beatsource)

Beatsource LINK has already been trialed by several top DJs such as A-Trak, White Shadow, and MistaJam.

MistaJam says:

“I’m very excited to be able to play with Beatsource LINK! This will be an awesome tool for any DJ’s arsenal, no matter what your skill level. Being able to play nearly any track I can think of directly from rekordbox is a huge benefit, making it faster than ever before to access this huge library of music.”

The public beta of Beatsource LINK is now open to everyone. Sign up for a 30-day free trial here.

Download rekordbox 6.0.1 for free here.

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Serato’s Latest DJ Pro 2.3.3 Upgrade Integrates With Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-XZ System


Serato’s 2.3.3 integrated with Pioneer DJ’s XDJ-XZ (Source: Serato)

Serato‘s continued push into supporting the mobile and club DJ industry continues via its launch of the latest edition of Serato DJ Pro 2.3.3. With this update, Serato can officially integrate with Pioneer DJ‘s four-month-old all-in-one DJ system: the XDJ-XZ. The DJ software’s colored waveforms now appear on Pioneer’s seven-inch screen and CDJ-sized jog wheel displays. Furthermore, Serato DJ Pro support for the XDJ-XZ allows for four-deck mixing capabilities and other Serato specific software features to be enabled.

Serato Chief Strategy Officer Nick Maclaren says, “It’s super exciting to deliver official Serato support for the XDJ-XZ. This powerhouse has already proven to be immensely popular – the versatility of this all-in-one system means it could take center stage at house parties, mobile gigs, and professional club setups. We’re really looking forward to seeing what DJs can do with the XDJ-XZ when used with Serato DJ Pro.”

Download Serato 2.3.3 here and watch Mojaxx‘s full review below.

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Using Beat Jump Feature for Track Preparation

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On this week’s Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx explains how to use Serato DJ Pro’s Beat Jump feature, not for performance, but for track preparation. The feature is also found in Traktor Pro and rekordbox DJ.

Watch above.

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First Look: Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.6.1 Public Beta

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Pioneer DJ has released the latest upgrade to their flagship DJ software, the public beta of rekordbox 5.6.1. In addition to the standard performance enhancements, this version introduces two streaming services to the program: Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+.

On this week’s episode of Tips and Tricks, Mojaxx takes a first look at the rekordbox 5.6.1 public beta. Watch above and download the beta here.

Note: Only the Mac version of the public beta is currently available, with the Windows version coming soon.

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Pioneer DJ Debuts DDJ-1000 rekordbox Controller

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Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000 (Photo source: Pioneer DJ)

Pioneer DJ announced the DDJ-1000 on Tuesday, the latest controller for their rekordbox DJ software.

A four-channel device, the DDJ-1000 features CDJ size jog wheels which contain full color central displays. They can be customized to display various types of information, including BPM, waveforms, and cue points.

The controller’s mixer section includes a lot of familiar effects from the DJM mixer range, as well as some new effects like Enigma Jet, Mobius Saw, Mobius Triangle, and Low Cut Echo.

The DDJ-1000 also features two USB ports for DJ switching, 16 performance pads, and a license for the rekordbox DJ performance software.

It will be available mid-January at a price of $1,199. Check out Pioneer DJ’s website for more information and watch the introduction video below, which features Red Bull 3Style world finalist, Deejay Irie.

Related: Pioneer DJ DJS-1000 Walkthrough

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.

Pioneer DJ Releases Public Beta of Rekordbox 5

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Rekordbox 5’s new GUI. (Photo credit: Mojaxx)

Pioneer DJ has released the public beta of Rekordbox 5. The version includes support for the company’s DJM-S9 mixer, a renewed GUI, and other new features and improvements.

The announcement was made on Thursday on Pioneer’s official forums.

Below is the full list of changes. You can download the beta here.

New features

– DJM-S9 support
– Renewed GUI
– Key shift and key sync
– 16 hot cues and pad FX support
– Keyboard mode (key-shifted hot cue play)
– Beat Loop mode
– Play hot cue before reaching the next beat
– Set quantize beat value for each function

Improvements

– Display 16 or 8 slots of the sampler
– Set beat grid even for short or no beat sampling sound
– Quantize hot cue to the closest beat while playing
– Display remaining and elapsed time at the same time
– Sync with a track which has a BPM double or half of a master deck
– More choices for font size and line spacing
– Display original BPM on decks

Related: Pioneer DJ Announces Rekordbox Audio Interface

Pioneer DJ Announces Rekordbox Audio Interface

Interface 2

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Pioneer DJ Interface 2 (Photo source: Pioneer DJ

Pioneer DJ has announced the Interface 2, the missing piece of the Rekordbox DJ puzzle.

Until now, the company’s Rekordbox DJ software and DVS plugin only worked with some of its mixers and controllers. Older Pioneer models and those from other manufacturers were not supported.

However, the Interface 2 enables DJs with any setup to use Rekordbox DJ in a DVS system with control vinyl (a pair is included with the interface), CDs, and USB drives.

As its name implies, the Interface 2 has two stereo channels, which limits it to two decks. Many DJs will find that to be enough, although the product’s name has already sparked speculation about future models with more channels.

The Interface 2 is due to be released in early July with a price tag of $299. It appears to be a great value, considering it includes a license for Rekordbox DJ and the DVS plugin.

Watch Pioneer’s promo video below and stay tuned for a review on DJcityTV’s Tips and Tricks.

Key features:

– Club-standard sound quality
– Compact, robust aluminium chassis
– LEDs to indicate signal flow and problems with signal/connection
– Includes Rekordbox DJ and DVS licenses, plus two timecoded control vinyl records
– Mains or USB power options
– Works as a stand-alone audio interface
– Large signal GND terminal
– Supports DVS via control vinyl and turntables or multi players and custom WAV file

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