June 27, 2023
CDJ-3000 update introduces StreamingDirectPlay support for Beatport Streaming DJs can play tracks live from the streaming service via the flagship multi player
AlphaTheta Corporation today announced a major new firmware update (ver. 3.00) for the CDJ-3000 multi player, which introduces StreamingDirectPlay. This new feature enables you to browse and play tracks live from the full Beatport Streaming catalog if you subscribe to its Professional or Advanced plan, and you can mix Beatport Streaming tracks with those from rekordbox CloudDirectPlay for a seamless DJ workflow.
Simply log in to your Beatport Streaming Professional or Advanced plan1 from a CDJ-3000 and you can browse the platform’s massive catalog and play tracks on up to 4 CDJ-3000 units connected to the PRO DJ LINK Network. Choose from the latest releases, browse different genres, and access playlists previously saved to your personal Beatport account. When loading a track, the CDJ-3000 automatically analyzes its grid so you can easily understand its progression via the waveform display and use features such as Quantize and Beat Sync for accurate beat matching and mixing. And if you’re using a mixer that supports Touch Preview in the PRO DJ LINK network, such as the DJM-A9, DJM-V10, or DJM-900NXS2, you can listen to Beatport Streaming tracks before even loading them to the CDJ-3000, making track selection much quicker and smoother.
For more information about Beatport Streaming, click here.
1Audio performance varies depending on the Beatport Streaming subscription plan:
Professional plan – AAC 256kbp/s; Advanced plan – AAC 128kbp/s
For an even smoother workflow, Beatport Streaming combines seamlessly with rekordbox CloudDirectPlay, the feature that enables you to access tracks straight from the cloud. BPM and key information, as well as waveforms analyzed by rekordbox, are transferred to the player when you load a track. Any Hot Cues or Memory Cues that you edit will be uploaded to the cloud too, so you’ll always have access to your latest rekordbox library from anywhere in the world, whether logged in via PC/Mac, or a CDJ-3000. Moreover, all browsing and track selection can be done from the screen of the CDJ-3000. This means you can mix tracks directly from Beatport Streaming with those from playlists previously uploaded to the cloud via rekordbox2,3, giving you ultimate flexibility when it comes to track selection – all without needing to connect a PC/Mac to the DJ setup.
2Users need to upload analyzed track information to the cloud from rekordbox in advance.
3The rekordbox Free and Core plans have limitations on the amount of playlists/tracks users can sync with the cloud. The Creative and Professional plans offer unlimited syncing.
To log in to Beatport Streaming on the CDJ-3000, update the CDJ-3000’s firmware to the latest version (ver. 3.0), available now.
To see how StreamingDirectPlay works on the CDJ-3000, watch the tutorial video.
For more information about rekordbox and its specifications, visit rekordbox.com.
* Disclaimer: Specifications and price are subject to change.
* rekordbox™ is a trademark or registered trademark of AlphaTheta Corporation.
* Beatport Streaming and its logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Beatport, LLC.
* Mac is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
* Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.