Pioneer announced today that rekordbox™, the digital music management software developed in partnership with MixVibes, is now available for free to all DJ’s seeking to enhance their club performance.
Rekordbox™ allows DJ’s to organize and catalog their entire music library as it automatically analyzes the track data and prepares them for use with its new flagship Pioneer CDJ turntables from the moment they are imported. Following the successful launch of rekordbox™ as part of Pioneer’s benchmark CDJ series (CDJ-900/CDJ-2000), the software will be available as a free download on May 17 at the Pioneer website: http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/PUSA/Products/ProDJ/AccessoriesSoftware/Software/rekordbox
“The rekordbox™ software is a powerful tool that will enable DJs to organize their music library which will ultimately enhance their performances. Our goal is to make rekordbox™ the standard music management software in the DJ community as iTunes is to music fans,” said David Arevalo, senior marketing manager of DJ division for Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc.
This comes as welcome news to club DJ’s who might not currently own the players, but can maximize the software to prepare their mix ahead of their gig, and be ready to play on the CDJ-900s or CDJ-2000s at the event.
rekordbox™ Professional DJ Management promotes quick analysis and customization features including:
o Beats Per Minute (BPM) Data – BPM / Tempo information for each song is identified and processed into rekordbox™ for use by the DJ in preparing and performing a set.
o Waveform Data – The waveform of each song is identified and then displayed on the bottom screen for quick data visualization and for use with the needle search function on the CDJ-2000 turntable.
o Tag Info & Artwork – Edit and customize the file information to performance needs.
o Hot Cues, Cue Points, and Loops – Prepare and customize cues and loops as well as create and manage hot cue banks.
o Playlists – Create, edit and manage customized playlists for various performances.
o Beatgrid – Utilizing the new Quantizing feature, cue points and loops can be set perfectly on-beat. The Quantize feature ensures cue points are set accurately and automatically, correcting and synching beats during manual looping or a real-time cueing, preventing off beat mistakes.
rekordbox™ will also be included with the June 2010 availability of the new professional CDJ-350 model aimed at aspiring DJ’s.