Free Rekordbox from Pioneer
Rekordbox™, the digital music management software collaboration with MixVibes aka ‘the iTunes for DJs’ – has now been launched as a free download to all DJs.
Before the successful launch of their new club standard CDJs, rekordbox™ software was only available with a purchase of either the CDJ-900 or CDJ-2000, 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, enabling a host of important functionalities.
rekordbox™ offers a means of preparing and managing your tracks, be it at home, the studio or out and about. 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, and even 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.
rekordbox™ will be freely available from 17th May 2010 on www.prodjnet.com/rekordbox/support.