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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+.
Note: Only the Mac version of the public beta is currently available, with the Windows version coming soon.
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Pioneer DJ has announced a new controller, the DDJ-800. Designed to be used with the company’s rekordbox DJ software, the DDJ-800 takes cues from the popular DDJ-1000. However, the DDJ-800 is smaller and more affordable.
The device offers two channels, switchable between four virtual decks, with a wide selection of Sound Color and Beat FX.
Its five-inch jog wheels feature full-color screens in the center, providing real-time display of waveforms, BPM, time, and more. They also have tension adjustments, enabling DJs to personalize the resistance.
Several pad modes are found on the DDJ-800, including hot cues, keyboard mode, beat loop and jump, Pad FX, and pitch shift. It’s also the first rekordbox DJ controller to support the software’s new Feedback Reducer feature, which is designed to instantly detect and remove the howling sound of feedback when using the unit’s two microphone inputs.
The DDJ-800 will be available worldwide in mid-April for $899. Get more details here, and stay tuned for Mojaxx’s first look this week.
Pioneer DJ has announced the XDJ-RR, its latest all-in-one DJ system for rekordbox.
The device is intended to help DJs “make the transition from playing at home to performing at parties, bars and eventually clubs.” As such, it inherits a number of features from the company’s professional NXS2 range.
Like the XDJ-RX2, which was recently reviewed on DJcityTV, the XDJ-RR can be used standalone with USB drives or with a laptop that’s equipped with the rekordbox dj software.
Its features include:
– Dual USB ports for playback and mix recording
– Seven-inch color screen
– Performance controls including hot cue, beat loop, slip loop, and beat jump
– Three beat FX: echo, reverb, and flanger
– Four sound color FX: filter, noise, dub echo, and pitch
– Comes with rekordbox DJ software
The XDJ-RR will be available in early September at a suggested price of $1,099. Find out more on Pioneer DJ’s website and watch the promo video below.
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.
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After a period of public beta testing, Pioneer DJ released rekordbox 5.0 on Tuesday, the latest version of its track preparation and performance software.
5.0 introduces the company’s new KORETECH engine, which promises advanced track analysis, faster track loading and scrolling, and improved performance under the hood for both audio and video.
It also brings with it a redesigned graphical interface, and some new features, including:
– Support for Pioneer’s DJM-S9 mixer
– 16 cue points
– New key shift, key sync, and keyboard modes
– Ability to import files and metadata from USB devices
Pioneer also announced a new add-on controller, the DDJ-XP1, which is designed to work alongside the rekordbox 5.0. It takes advantage of the software’s new features, 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 be customized by the user, and it includes licenses for the rekordbox DJ performance software and DVS plugin for vinyl control.
In November, the company will release a stand, the DJC-STS1, which will also be suitable for laptops. New color variations of the rekordbox control vinyl will be available as well, with white, red, blue, and clear in addition to the standard black.
Rekordbox 5.0 can be downloaded now from the rekordbox website, and the DDJ-XP1 will be available in late September, priced at $249.
Watch Pioneer’s introduction video for the DDJ-XP1 below.
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