Pioneer DJ just announced the latest in rekordbox software, version 5.0, as well as the DDJ-XP1 add-on controller, designed to help you get the most out of rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs. For dedicated rekordbox users, these new additions promise to bring a whole new sphere of creative possibilities to DJ performances.
Rekordbox version 5.0 got some notable improvements and promises a more stable and responsive performance, plus evolved library management and USB/SD export. Using the next-generation KORETECH engine, version 5.0 lets you perform intuitively with faster track loading and scrolling speed when browsing. An improved algorithm that analyses the characteristics of tracks and a fresh GUI with logical layout allows you to easily manage your music collection.
With the DDJ-XP1 DJ controller, Pioneer guarantees you’ll add new creative possibilities to your DJ performances and get the most out of the latest features in rekordbox 5.0. With a customizable interface and intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes, the DDJ-XP1 was designed to help you craft unique sets. Take a look at some of the key features below or check out the full specs here.
- Intuitive layout with 32 low latency, durable Performance Pads
- Slide FX strips to dynamically control your chosen combination of FX
- Key shift to automatically change the key of your next track or mix any combination of tracks in perfect harmony
- Keyboard lets you improvise sounds and create musical phrases
- Silent cue helps you avoid speeding up music as your turntable starts to revolve
- rekordbox dj license key bundled with controller upon activation
- rekordbox dvs license key for highly responsive scratch control with music from a rekordbox library
The DDJ-XP1 will be available later this month for $249. You can download rekordbox 5.0 for free here and if you own a license key for one of the rekordbox Plus Packs (rekordbox dj, video, or dvs) you can upgrade to new version for free.
Just last week, Pioneer released their Serato-dedicated mixer and controller, as well asnew headphones that are as durable as they are affordable. What do you think of these new products hitting the market? Do you have any favorites or is there another brand you’re loyal to? Leave your comments below.