18 January, 2018
Easily sync lights with music via RB-DMX1, a new dedicated DMX interface
Following the release of rekordbox ver 5.1 on 18th January 2018, the next version of our music management application, rekordbox, will be available on 20th February 2018. The updated software will bring new features to rekordbox dj including Lighting mode, which enables you to easily sync lights with your music during a performance.
Using the advanced phrase analysis algorithm in rekordbox (ver 5.1), Lighting mode automatically creates exciting lighting sequences in sync with the tracks in your rekordbox library, drastically reducing pre-performance preparation time. The information generated in Lighting mode can be sent to any lighting fixture that supports DMX512* via the RB-DMX1, a new dedicated DMX interface.
To control DMX512-supported lighting fixtures using rekordbox dj, you need the dedicated DMX interface, RB-DMX1.
The RB-DMX1 will be available from mid-February 2018. It comes with a bundled licence key for our professional DJ performance application rekordbox dj.
*DMX512 is a communication protocol used for controlling stage lighting equipment.
The newly developed phrase analysis algorithm in rekordbox detects characteristics of each phrase in a track. Effective lighting patterns are then automatically created in perfect sync with the phrase information, minimising the time you need to prepare for a DJ and lighting performance.
Easily customise lighting patterns by simply selecting your favourite sequences from a wealth of pre-sets. Select patterns intuitively from thumbnail images that visualise the lighting fixture movement as well as the colours and tones of lighting patterns. You can quickly edit your lighting performance to match the atmosphere of the party and track requests.
Fine-tune lighting patterns by checking track analysis information such as waveforms and beatgrid. While listening to the music, you can edit patterns manually using the intuitive GUI.
Using the lighting fixture library from AtlaBase Ltd, Lighting mode supports DMX fixtures from a wide variety of manufacturers. Create and save multiple lighting fixture configurations using fixtures you’ve assigned in the rekordbox Fixture Library. Lighting patterns are automatically recreated for each fixture configuration, so you can easily change the configuration you want to use according to the size and purpose of the event and venue. The AtlaBase fixture library comprises more than 13,000 unique fixtures. In the unlikely event that you can’t find your fixture, simply post a request in the Pioneer DJ forum and the fixture will be added within a few working days.
AtlaBase is the most complete database of lighting fixtures and other products in the entertainment industry.
The team behind AtlaBase comprises a group of professionals who’ve carefully added data on thousands of items from almost every manufacturer around the world. The company’s mission is Dedicated Library Development & Support.
When connected to a PC/Mac using a USB cable, the RB-DMX1 can control a set of DMX512-supported lighting fixtures by converting information set in Lighting mode to DMX512 protocol.
Take the RB-DMX1 out on the road with confidence. The unit is compact, portable and its seamless aluminium casing makes it highly robust, while the extended edges protect the terminals.
The RB-DMX1 comes with a bundled licence key for our professional DJ performance application rekordbox dj, so you can control digital tracks stored on your computer. Combining the RB-DMX1 and rekordbox dj’s Lighting mode, you can create lighting performances in perfect sync with your DJ performances.
|DMX channels||1universe (512 ch)|
|DMX output terminal||XLR connector (3 pin) x 1|
|USB terminal||B type x 1|
|Power Supply||DC 5 V|
|Rated current||500 mA|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||90.0 × 90.00 × 41.5 mm|
|Unit Weight||0.3 kg|
|Accessories||USB cable x 1
Operating instructions (Warranty) x 1
Licence key card (rekordbox dj) x 1
|Mac||macOS High Sierra 10.13 (Updated to the latest version)
macOS Sierra 10.12 (Updated to the latest version)
OS X 10.11, 10.10 (Updated to the latest version)
|Windows||Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 (latest service pack)|
|CPU||Intel® processor Core™ i7, i5 and i3
Intel® processor Core™ 2 Duo: 2.0 GHz or above
|Memory||4 GB or more of RAM|