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Pioneer DJ rebuilds rekordbox and promises the most powerful and stable version yet

Pioneer DJ has released the latest version of its music management and performance software rekordbox, and it promises to be a biggy.

To coincide the release of rekordbox version 5, a new controller has also been announced in the form of the DDJ-XP1, which you can read more about in another story. [link here]

The main news on rekordbox is that it has been rebuilt on a new Koretech engine, with improved performance at the heart of the update.

Version 5 promises to be more stable, far more responsive and feature advanced track analysis. While this may sound like it’ll be a drain on resources, Pioneer DJ is confident that there is in fact a saving on CPU power.

The library management system has evolved, too, with faster track loading and scrolling both added, and the export feature has been improved, allowing you to perform with your entire music library, or restore it to your computer, using only a USB/SD device.

The latest version is available now for free and can be downloaded via the rekordbox store.

rekordbox 5 features 

  • Koretech next-generation engine with re-examined audio/graphic/video signal processing program
  • Light and stable performance
  • Advanced track analysis
  • Evolved library management
  • Improved USB/SD export features
  • New GUI for easy use
Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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