September 10, 2015

New horizons: rekordbox DJ Performance Software

Introducing a new level of flexibility for rekordbox users with the release of the rekordbox dj plus pack; the DJ performance software that gives you the flexibility to use a single music library whether you’re playing with a controller, CDJs or XDJs.

rekordbox dj delivers DJ software that provides a stable performance whatever spec laptop is used. The software’s GUI precisely mirrors the layout of our controllers, to give you instinctive, effortless control of rekordbox dj’s features. The software’s packed with all the usual performance tools – Hot Cues, Sampler, Slicer, Sound Colour FX, Beat FX – plus Beat Jump and the industry’s first Pad FX.

Is rekordbox changing?

No. rekordbox 4.0 (free of charge) is still the music management software you’ve come to rely on, with the same familiar layout and indispensable functionality. But now rekordbox gives you the option subscribe (€10.90/month, including VAT) to rekordbox dj or buy the Plus Pack (€139, including VAT). You can even try before you buy with a 30-day free trial.

What’s new?

Unlocking rekordbox dj’s performance features means you can do all your set preparation in rekordbox – adding cues, loops and tags – then just plug your laptop into a controller and play. There’s no need to transfer your library into other software, and you can use that same library to play on CDJs or XDJs too.

Which Pioneer DJ products are supported?

Our products supported from launch are:

Details of more supported products will follow.

What’s next for rekordbox?

rekordbox dj is the dawn of a new era for rekordbox DJs. Further enhancements, including DVS control, are expected soon. New Plus Packs, including video support and additional FX, will also be available – each featuring tight integration with our products for seamless performances of every kind.

How to get rekordbox dj

  • From 1st October 2015, you can download rekordbox 4.0 (free of charge) from From inside rekordbox you can try rekordbox dj for 30 days for free, or go to the purchase page where you can buy the rekordbox dj Plus Pack (€139, including VAT)
  • From December 2015, you can also subscribe to rekordbox dj (€10.90/month, including VAT)
  • rekordbox dj will be bundled with the DDJ-RZ and DDJ-RX controllers

We'll continue to work with Serato and other software companies to deliver a choice of hardware that supports the whole DJ community. The first of which is the new DJM-S9 Mixer collaboration with Serato which will launch in October.


  1. Industry’s lowest latency and excellent sound quality
    We have poured more than 20 years’ experience of making DJ hardware and software into the development of rekordbox dj. The result is an incredibly fast piece of software with the industry’s lowest latency, to give you natural, reliable control.
  2. Prepare and play from a single rekordbox library
    You can use rekordbox to manage your music and prepare sets, then perform from that same rekordbox library on a variety of controllers and CDJs. HID support means you can also play from the laptop using a CDJ or XDJ set-up.
  3. GUI mirrors the layout of Pioneer DJ hardware for intuitive performances
    rekordbox dj’s GUI is perfectly matched with the layout of hardware including the DDJ-RX and DDJ-RZ (announced today), to give the most effortless, intuitive software performances yet. The FX, waveform, players, sampler and browser exactly mirror the hardware, and you can choose from a 2/4-deck horizontal or vertical view to suit your preference.
  4. A host of performance features including new Pad FX
    You can perform with 2 or 4 decks and choose from a variety of our controllers to get plug-and-play access to Hot Cues, Slicer and a 16-slot Sampler. Plus:
    • New Pad FX: you can create multiple FX chains using all 16 pads
    • Sound Colour FX: customisable sound colour FX
    • Sampler: 16-slot Sampler plus 4 decks means you can play with up to 20 tracks at once
    • Quantized Beat FX
    • Release FX: exit complex FX patterns using a vinyl brake, echo or back spin
    • Slip Mode: silently continues playback during a loop, reverse or scratch, then brings the music back at the right point afterwards
    • Quantized Beat Jump: lets you jump backwards or forwards from the current playback position
    • Record: straight to the laptop during performance


Compatible OS (Windows) Windows 10 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro (latest service pack) Windows® 7 Home Premium / Professional / Ultimate (latest service pack) Intel® Processer Dual Core 2.0Ghz or higher 4 GB or more of RAM
Compatible OS (Mac) Mac OS X 10.10, 10.9, 10.8 (updated to the latest version) Intel® Processer Dual Core 2.0Ghz or higher 4 GB or more of RAM
Hard Drive 250MB or more of free space (not including space for storing music files, etc.)
Sound Audio output to speakers, headphones, etc. (internal or external audio device)
USB port A USB port is used to connect a controller or a mixer, and export track files to a USB storage device such as a flash drive and a hard disk drive
Playable music file MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC, FLAC
Internet connection An internet connection is needed to create a rekordbox user account and to download and activate the software
Display resolution 1280 × 768 or greater


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