AlphaTheta Corporation today announced a major new firmware update (ver. 3.0) for the CDJ-3000 multiplayer from its Pioneer DJ brand, which introduces StreamingDirectPlay. This new feature enables you to browse and play tracks live from the full Beatport Streaming catalogue if you subscribe to its Professional or Advanced plan, and you can mix Beatport Streaming tracks with those from rekordbox CloudDirectPlay for a seamless DJ workflow.
Directly play Beatport Streaming tracks from the CDJ-3000
Simply log in to your Beatport Streaming Professional or Advanced plan1 from a CDJ-3000 and you can browse the platform’s massive 11+ Million song catalogue of electronic music and play tracks on up to 4 CDJ-3000 units connected to the PRO DJ LINK Network. Choose from the latest releases, browse different genres, and access playlists previously saved to your personal Beatport account. When loading a track, the CDJ-3000 automatically analyzes its grid so you can easily understand its progression via the waveform display and use features such as Quantize and Beat Sync for accurate beat matching and mixing. And if you’re using a mixer that supports Touch Preview in the PRO DJ LINK network, such as the DJM-A9, DJM-V10, or DJM-900NXS2, you can listen to Beatport Streaming tracks before even loading them to the CDJ-3000, making track selection much quicker and smoother.
For more information about Beatport Streaming, and to sign up for a free 30-day trial, click here.
Seamless workflow with cloud integration
For an even smoother workflow, Beatport Streaming combines seamlessly with rekordbox CloudDirectPlay, the feature that enables users to access tracks straight from the cloud. BPM and key information, as well as waveforms analyzed by rekordbox, are transferred to the player when loading a track. Any Hot Cues or Memory Cues that you edit will be uploaded to the cloud too, so you’ll always have access to your latest rekordbox library from anywhere in the world, whether logged in via PC/Mac, or a CDJ-3000. Moreover, all browsing and track selection can be done from the screen of the CDJ-3000. This means you can mix tracks directly from Beatport Streaming with those from playlists previously uploaded to the cloud via rekordbox2,3, giving you ultimate flexibility when it comes to track selection – all without needing to connect a PC/Mac to the DJ setup.