Pioneer DJ launches its hotly awaited rekordbox DJ software. Will you be changing from Traktor?

Pioneer DJ is heralding a new era of choice for rekordbox users with the release of the rekordbox dj Plus Pack. Available as an in-software purchase from inside rekordbox 4.0, rekordbox dj means DJs can do all their set preparation in rekordbox – adding cues, loops and tags – then just plug their laptop into a controller and play. There’s no need to transfer their library into other software, and they use that same library to perform on CDJs or XDJs too.

KEY FEATURES OF REKORDBOX DJ

Super fast software with the industry’s lowest latency
Prepare sets and perform from the same rekordbox library
GUI exactly mirrors the layout of Pioneer DJ controllers
Multi-screen and enhanced browsing
4 decks with vertical/horizontal view
NEW Pad FX
Hot Cues, Loops, Slicer and 16-slot sampler
Customisable Sound Colour FX
15 Beat FX
Release FX
Slip Mode
Quantized Beat Jump
HID support
Supported hardware: DDJ-RZ, DDJ-RX, DDJ-SB, DDJ-SR, DDJ-SX, DDJ-SX2, DDJ-SZ, CDJ-2000/CDJ-2000NXS CDJ-900/CDJ-900NXS, CDJ-850, CDJ-350, XDJ-1000, DDJ-WeGO3

How to get rekordbox dj

From 1st October 2015, DJs can download rekordbox 4.0 (free of charge). From inside rekordbox they can download the 30-day free trial of rekordbox dj or buy the rekordbox dj Plus Pack for €139, including VAT.

From December 2015, they can also choose to subscribe to rekordbox DJ for €10.90 a month, including VAT. rekordbox dj will be bundled with the DDJ-RZ or DDJ-RX controllers for rekordbox dj, available at SRPs of €2,099and €1,049 respectively, including 21% VAT.

rekordbox 4.0 (free of charge) has the same familiar layout and indispensable functionality DJs have come to rely on. But now in-software purchasing gives DJs the option to buy the rekordbox dj Plus Pack – with more Plus Packs to come in the future, including DVS, FX and video packs.

rekordbox dj tour

From 20th October 2015, Pioneer DJ is teaming up with authorised dealers across Europe, Middle East and Africa to help DJs get to know rekordbox DJ. Dealers will host free training sessions where they’ll introduce the new software and give DJs a chance to explore it for themselves. Find out more and register. Find out more and register from 22nd September at: http://www.pioneerdj.com/rekordboxdjtour


Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.