What are Track Matches in Rekordbox? A Track match (or matching tracks) is a way store a relationship between two tracks. You can register the match in Rekordbox.These relationships will be stored on your USB flashdrive when exporting the track to your USB. On a CDJ or XDJ you can view a list of the […]
What are Related Tracks? With Related Tracks you can find tracks in your library similar to the current track.You can define criteria of what is regarded as similar.This can be key, tempo, artist, genre and much more. You can regard Related Tracks as track suggestions that Rekordbox gives you as a DJ.You define Related Tracks
What is My Tag in Rekordbox? Rekordbox allows you to define so called “My Tags” for tracks.This is basically an extra piece of information you can attach to a track. What these tags are, represent or how they are named, is completely up to you.You can define your own custom tags. For convenience, Rekordbox has
Rekordbox supports intelligent playlists, they were previously called: smart playlists.This is the Rekordbox equivalent of Smart Crates in Serato. What is an Intelligent Playlist in Rekordbox? An intelligent playlist (or smart playlist), is playlist that is automatically compiled by Rekordbox.You define rules once and tracks are automatically added or removed from the playlist according to
In this article I’m talking about this Windows error message regarding to Rekordbox: “This device is currently in use. Close any programs or windows that might be using the device and then try again.” Rekordbox is a little bit of a weird program in the sense that it takes USB-drives ‘hostage’ on your computer.When it
As a DJ you might want to adjust the size of your waveform to get either more detail, or a better overviews. The Zoom-buttons are a bit hidden, but here you can find them. Export mode 1. On the left side of the waveform is a greater-than icon (>).It is really small, and really hard
Meaning of the colors of waveforms The examples below are from the same song at the same position at the same zoom-level. Blue This is the old “classic” look of Rekordbox.Like any waveform, the loudest parts have the the biggest peaks. Frequency separation is hard to distinguish.Low frequencies: blue.High frequencies: white. RGB With the RGB
Generally speaking, both platforms can do the same thing.You won’t be limited by either one or the other when it comes to functionality. Mac OS operating system is generally speaking easier to operate for the technologically challenged.Simply because there are less knobs and switches to operate (you can be more in control with Windows). Audio
I’ve used Rekordbox over the years on both on my Apple Macbook pro and later switched to Windows. Although Pioneer claims that the Rekordbox the same is on both Mac and Windows, I have a different experience. When it comes to functionality and User Interface, the software is identical.However… My experience I ran into multiple
First of all, Rekordbox is the most used DJ software in the world.Most DJs in the world use it (or know how to use it).Second, it is the software developed by the market leader for DJ equipment: Pioneer DJ (Alphatheta nowadays). When you go to a club or a festival, you will most definitely run
Cue VS Cue confusion Your DJ player (DJ controller or DJ software) has a cue button on the mixer and a cue button on the player.The cue button gives you a preview of a track in both cases, but in a completely different way.Both buttons have nothing to do with the other when it comes
In short Technically you always need a license, because you need a Pioneer account to activate Rekordbox.But there are free licenses for the most important features. Some advanced features require a paid license.A paid license is recurring on a yearly basis.A paid license limits the number of devices you can use Rekordbox on (depends on
Technically speaking, you don’t have to use Rekordbox to use USB drives on a CDJ, however … I wouldn’t rely on it to work.You might run into some unexpected problems! You see, CDJs are basically glorified “MP3” players that support a variety of file formats.The CDJ analyzes the music file, but this slow and often
Rekordbox stops automatically playing a track in a playlist when a song is finished.When you want Rekordbox to automatically play the next song in the playlist, here is how to do it. Export mode In the export mode, enable the “Simple player” The player will automatically start playing the next song once the previous one
Rekordbox “remembers” the track you’ve played in the past.This can be with via the Rekordbox Performance-mode or on a CDJ or DJ controller. You can find the history in the left column under the playlists. The track history is basically an automatically maintained playlist that is named by the date that the track is played.You
Hot Cues and Cue Points in Rekordbox have to do with starting a track at a certain point.
With a Hot Cue you jump in a song while playing.
With a Cue Point you cue a track.
In this Rekordbox beat grid tutorial I’m going to take a look at the Rekordbox beat grid and how you can solve problems with the beat grid.
What is an Active Loop? With an active loop (sometimes called auto loop) a loop is automatically triggered when playing a track without the DJ having to look at it.This can be handy to make an outro longer, so you can fluently mix over to another song. This automatically triggered loop needs to be programmed
What are the best choices for DJ’s file formats when it comes to DJ equipment?
A complete overview with the up-and downsides of all formats.