Beatsource Launches Beta of Beatsource LINK DJ Streaming Service

Beatsource LINK

Beatsource LINK
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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.

Beatsource LINK
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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Pioneer DJ Announces rekordbox 6.0 & rekordbox for iOS 3.0

Pioneer DJ‘s rekordbox 6.0 and rekordbox for iOS 3.0 are now available. These updates now allow DJs to sync their entire music libraries to multiple devices, including Beatport LINK access, via cloud-based application Dropbox.

Export mode users can prepare sets free of charge with the performance mode’s virtual DJing environment. Among other things, this update ensures that if your computer goes missing or gets damaged, the music and metadata in your DJ library will be up to date and safely stored in the cloud.

Watch Pioneer DJ’s rekordbox 6.0 preview video above and download the update 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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rekordbox dj Adds Streaming Support for Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+

rekordbox dj

Pioneer DJ has released rekordbox dj 5.6.1, an update that introduces support for music streaming services Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+. DJs can now play tracks from those services along with music in their rekordbox library when using rekordbox dj.

Users can either search for tracks or browse charts or playlists on Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+ directly from rekordbox dj.

Both Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+ require subscriptions. All Pioneer DJ products that support rekordbox dj are compatible with Beatport LINK and SoundCloud Go+ upon subscription.

Download rekordbox 5.6.1 here.

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Using Beat Jump Feature for Track Preparation

Tips and Tricks

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

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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