About this manual

About this manual
Be sure to read this manual before using. This manual includes important information that
you must understand before using rekordbox.
• In this manual, name of buttons and menus displayed on rekordbox are indicated with
brackets. (e.g. [BPM], [Collection] window)
• Please note that depending on the operating system version, web browser settings, etc.,
operation may differ from the procedures described in this manual.
• Please note that the language on the rekordbox screen described in this manual may differ
from the language on your screens.
• Please note that the specification, design, etc. of rekordbox may be modified without
notice and may differ from the descriptions in this manual.
The contents of this manual are as follows:
“Introduction” (page 6)
This explains information on preparing and installing rekordbox, getting started, and using
rekordbox.
“[Collection]” (page 25)
This explains how to import music files and how to create playlists to be used for DJ
performances.
“EXPORT mode” (page 54)
This explains how to operate the EXPORT mode.
“PERFORMANCE mode” (page 111)
This explains how to operate the PERFORMANCE mode.
* The activation of the rekordbox dj license is required.
“Others” (page 183)
This has notes and disclaimers on using rekordbox, and legal information such as the
software license agreement.
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How to use this manual
Refer to this manual in the following situations:
| When exporting music files to a device for DJ performances with CDJ/
XDJ series, etc., or using the PRO DJ LINK feature with a device
connected via LAN for DJ performances
See “EXPORT mode” (page 54).
| When using DJ application features for DJ performances with a
controller or CDJ/XDJ series, etc.
See “PERFORMANCE mode” (page 111).
| When using features of Plus Pack in PERFORMANCE mode
• DJ performance with DVS
• Video performance
Refer to each Operation Guide on the rekordbox website.
rekordbox.com/en/support/manual.php
| When you want information on a specific topic or feature
Use the search feature in PDF to see what you want to know.
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Contents
About this manual....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 6
Features of rekordbox................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7
Preparing rekordbox ................................................................................................................................................................................................11
About the EXPORT mode and PERFORMANCE mode ..................................................................................................................................19
[Collection] .............................................................................................................................. 25
About the [Collection] window ............................................................................................................................................................................25
Adding a track (music file) ......................................................................................................................................................................................29
Editing track information........................................................................................................................................................................................34
Searching for a track .................................................................................................................................................................................................36
Using a Playlist ............................................................................................................................................................................................................42
EXPORT mode .......................................................................................................................... 54
About the EXPORT mode screen..........................................................................................................................................................................54
Preparing for DJ performance...............................................................................................................................................................................70
Using with DJ equipment (PRO DJ LINK)...........................................................................................................................................................72
Playing tracks ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................76
Using the LAN connection......................................................................................................................................................................................96
Mixing ([2 PLAYER] mode) ................................................................................................................................................................................... 101
Recording .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 104
Management ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 108
PERFORMANCE mode ............................................................................................................ 111
About the PERFORMANCE mode screen........................................................................................................................................................ 111
Preparing for DJ performance............................................................................................................................................................................ 133
Using with DJ equipment .................................................................................................................................................................................... 134
Playing tracks ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 138
Recording .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 155
Using effect features.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 157
Using the sampler deck ........................................................................................................................................................................................ 165
Using a sequencer .................................................................................................................................................................................................. 170
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Using a slicer............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 174
Extracting a section from a track (CAPTURE) ................................................................................................................................................ 177
Using ACTIVE CENSOR .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 180
Management ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 182
Others .................................................................................................................................... 183
[Preferences] window ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 183
Menu list..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 196
System requirements ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 200
Communications environment on the computer ...................................................................................................................................... 202
Music files that can be loaded and played (file formats).......................................................................................................................... 203
Supported media (file system)........................................................................................................................................................................... 205
Online support site................................................................................................................................................................................................. 206
Disclaimer .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 207
Copyright warning ................................................................................................................................................................................................. 208
Software end user license agreement............................................................................................................................................................. 209
Trademarks and licenses...................................................................................................................................................................................... 213
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rekordbox can manage music files, and allows you to play music files by using the features of
Pioneer DJ products or a DJ application.
• Create playlists for different scenes, by classifying and searching for music files stored on
your computer.
• Analyze tracks - detect the key, edit beats and tempo (BPM), and collect other important
information about your music files prior to your performance.
• Set and store point information (for cueing, looping, hot cueing, etc.) prior to your
performance.
• Enjoy your DJ performance by using effect functions and samplers.
• Record your DJ performance or analog sound input through the connected device.
rekordbox allows you to use created playlists and various point information for your DJ
performance. Also, you can record your DJ performance including improvised cue and loop
points information to review and make use of your DJ performance history for next DJ
performance.
You can use advanced features, such as Digital Vinyl System, video performance, additional
effects, optionally.
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Features of rekordbox
Analysis of music files for your DJ performance
| Music File Analysis
Load tracks from your computer into rekordbox for analysis and create a Collection. That will
give you the waveform, beats, tempo (BPM), key, and other useful information for your DJ
performance. It helps you to create a high-level DJ performance when you use Pioneer DJ
products and the DJ application feature.
| Quantize
When the Quantize function is set, cue and loop points are automatically set to the nearest
beat position.
| Beat Sync
By analyzing music files on rekordbox, the beat positions and tempos (BPMs) can be
automatically synchronized on multiple DJ players or decks.
| Key Shift
You can change track keys. Use this feature for mixing tracks with different keys and the DJ
performance.
Enhanced browser for speedy and easy track
selection
| Playlist
Before your DJ performance, create playlists with your favorite music files according to the
various DJ scenes you want to build. Also, you can select a track quickly by importing
prepared playlists created on iTunes, etc., during your DJ performance.
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| Intelligent Playlist
Lists of music files are automatically created by the search using filters.
| MY TAG
Set tags to each music file in your library with your choice of text such as genre,
characteristics, etc. Use the Track Filter function to refine searches on tagged items.
| Track Filter
Refine track search by [BPM], [KEY], [RATING], [COLOR], or [MY TAG].
| RELATED TRACKS
Display RELATED TRACKS whose have BPM, key, color, rating, and MY TAG information are
similar to the selected track on the list or player.
| Split Screen
The browser screen is displayed as a separated window.
Displaying a greater number of tracks makes DJ performances easier.
Consolidate management of music files and data
by linking Pioneer DJ products
| SYNC MANAGER
Music files can be exported to devices easily in an updated status by synchronizing rekordbox
with iTunes and a USB device.
| DJ performance with storage media (SD & USB EXPORT)
Tracks and playlists can be exported/imported to/from Pioneer DJ products using a USB
device (flash memory drive or hard disc drive) or SD memory card. This means you do not
need to bring your computer to the DJ booth.
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| DJ performance with multiple DJ equipment connected via LAN (LINK
EXPORT)
By connecting to Pioneer DJ products which support the PRO DJ LILNK feature with a LAN
cable, music files and data on the USB device can be shared with up to four Pioneer DJ
products.
Also, if you connect a computer to the DJ equipment with a LAN cable, music files and data
can be loaded onto as many as four DJ players at the same time.
| Obtain performance history
Storing your DJ performance activity history for each scene with different DJ equipment
connected to rekordbox, increases the level of your DJ performances.
| Prepare for DJ performance using a mobile device
Analyzed music files, created playlists, and information such as My Settings, can be
transferred to rekordbox (iOS/Android).
Also, data edited on rekordbox (iOS/Android) can be transferred back to rekordbox.
DJ performance using DJ application features
| DJ performance by connecting to a DJ controller
If you connect a computer to the Pioneer DJ products with a USB cable, you can enjoy DJ
performances using rekordbox controlled by the DJ equipment.
| Effect
Various effects of BEAT FX, SOUND COLOR FX and RELEASE FX, which are quite popular in
Pioneer DJ mixer “DJM series,” remix station “RMX series,” etc. are installed in rekordbox. These
effects can be incorporated when using DJ equipment.
The PAD FX pads can be used to operate these effects.
You can use these effects to produce various DJ performances.
| Sampler
The sampler deck has 16 sampler slots (20 including OSC samplers) that can be played
simultaneously. You can perform One-Shot playback of a sampler sound and loop playback
when synchronized (SYNC) with a track deck.
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| Sequencer
You can record, play, and store the sequences you played at the sampler deck.
| Slicer
A specified range is divided into 8 equal sections, and these 8 sections are assigned to
respective performance pads. While clicking and holding one of the performance pads, the
selected sound is played in a loop.
Recording feature for adding analog sound easily
and intuitively
| Record analog sound using a simple interface
You can record analog sound through connected external devices with a simple interface
and an easy operation without any presetting. Recorded audio sources are stored
automatically and you can manage these sources easily using playlists, etc.
| Detect input audio to start / stop recording automatically
When you play analog sound, rekordbox detects input audio and start / stop recording
automatically. You do not need to delete a silent part from a recorded file or click to stop
recording.
| Separate tracks automatically
When you play analog sound, rekordbox detects each silent part between tracks and creates
a new file from that point.
| Optimize the audio level of tracks automatically (Normalize function)
rekordbox has a normalize function to adjust the volume of analog sources automatically and
save tracks at a common volume. During playback you don't need to adjust the volume of
each track.
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Preparing rekordbox
Before using rekordbox, you need to install it and make settings.
Installing rekordbox
Before installing rekordbox, make sure to read “Software end user license agreement”
(page 209).
If you are installing rekordbox, use the following procedures.
To install or uninstall rekordbox, you need to log on as the administrator of your computer.
Have the administrator name and password ready in advance.
1
Launch a web browser on your computer, access rekordbox.com and then open the
rekordbox downloading page.
Information about how to install rekordbox and how to use rekordbox features is
displayed.
2
Click the button to download.
3
Read the terms of software license agreement carefully, and then mark the [Agree]
check box to continue.
4
Click [Download].
Downloading rekordbox will start.
5
Double-click the downloaded file to unzip it.
6
Double-click the unzipped file to launch the installer.
7
Follow the instructions on the screen to install rekordbox.
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Launching rekordbox
Before starting rekordbox, log on as the computer’s administrator.
To use rekordbox for the first time, or if you have not already set up a user account for another
version of rekordbox, the windows for setting up an account will be displayed. Then with your
computer connected to the internet, launch rekordbox and follow the instructions on the
screen to do the following.
1
“Setting up the account” (page 13)
2
“Choosing the method” (page 16)
3
“Setting up KUVO” (page 17)
4
“Installing the audio driver” (page 17)
5
“Entering administrator’s password (Mac) / Allowing user account control
(Windows)” (page 18)
Hint
• With your computer connected to the internet, you can access the online manual and support site from
the [Help] menu on rekordbox.
For Mac
Select [Application] on the Finder, click the [rekordbox 5*] folder, and then double-click
[rekordbox.app].
* This number stands for a version number.
For Windows
Double-click the [rekordbox] icon (shortcut) on the desktop.
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Setting up the account
1
Launch rekordbox.
The account setup window is displayed.
If you have already set up your account for rekordbox 3 or rekordbox 4, this window is
not displayed. You can use rekordbox without procedures on this section.
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2
Click [Create an account].
3
Enter your name, email address, password, and country.
If you want to accept email from Pioneer DJ, mark the checkbox.
4
Read the terms of service and privacy policy, and then mark the checkbox if you
agree with the terms.
If you disagree with terms, you cannot use rekordbox.
5
Click [Join Pioneer DJ].
An email with further account setup information will be sent to the email address you
entered.
6
Complete the setup by following the information in the email.
7
Go back to rekordbox, enter the account name and password, and then click [Setup].
rekordbox is available to be used by clicking [OK].
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| If the computer is not connected to the internet
1
Log into the KUVO website (http://kuvo.com/) on another computer connected to
the internet using your account, and then select [DJ] on the [MY KUVO] screen.
2
Download the account file (djprofile.nxs) from the [EDIT PROFILE] screen, and then
save it in the computer where rekordbox is installed.
3
On the account setup window in Step 1 of “Setting up the account” (page 13), click
[You are not connected to the Internet?], and then specify the account key file saved
on the computer.
When the account setup is completed, rekordbox will be available for use.
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Choosing the method
After setting up the account, the method selection window appears. Select your preferred
method.
[Music management]
Select this method, if you use rekordbox to prepare for your DJ performances via PRO DJ LINK
with your CDJ/XDJ series, etc. For preparing, you can analyze a track's tempo, waveform, beat
position, key, etc., and set hot cues and cue point, playlist, track information, etc. (EXPORT
mode).
If you select [Music management], the KUVO setting screen will be displayed. See “Setting up
KUVO” (page 17).
[DJ performance]
Select this method, if you;
• use rekordbox in the PERFORMANCE mode to give a DJ performance with your DJ
controller or DJ system. (You can also use music management features.)
• use features of Plus Pack
The rekordbox dj license key is required. (You can also use the PERFORMANCE mode as a trial.)
If you select [DJ performance], you will be offered the choice to activate it, or to use it in the
trial mode. See “PERFORMANCE mode” (page 111).
Hint
• After selecting [Music management] (EXPORT mode), you can upgrade to the PERFORMANCE mode later.
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Setting up KUVO
After choosing the method, you can set your DJ performance information to be public or not.
This setting can be changed later. To change this setting later, select [Privacy Settings] from
the [KUVO] menu on the upper screen.
| To use KUVO
Refer to the configuration guide.
http://kuvo.com/kuvoweb/docs/configulation_guide/ConfigurationGuide.pdf
Installing the audio driver
After setting up KUVO, the [Audio Driver Install] window is displayed. You may need to install
the audio driver to output audio from rekordbox to Pioneer DJ equipment.
Select your equipment to install the audio driver.
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Entering administrator’s password (Mac) /
Allowing user account control (Windows)
If using a Mac computer, you will be asked to input a password. Enter the administrator’s
password of your Mac. If using a Windows computer, you will be asked if you allow rbinit.exe
to make changes on your computer. Confirm the publisher, and then click [Yes].
If you do not enter your Mac administrator’s password or allow rbinit.exe to make changes on
your computer, additional features such as rekordbox dj cannot be activated.
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About the EXPORT mode and
PERFORMANCE mode
rekordbox provides two modes for your DJ set preparation and DJ performance.
About the EXPORT mode
In DJ performance using CDJ/XDJ series etc., rekordbox supports various functions such as
playlists, cues, loops, etc. by analyzing music files on rekordbox in advance.
You can enjoy various DJ performances using PRO DJ LINK by adding music files, which are
stored in your computer and USB device, to [Collection] of rekordbox and managing them.
PRO DJ LINK has two export functions. Use USB EXPORT to export a managed library of music
files or playlists to a USB device or SD card. The USB device or SD card are inserted into a DJ
player. Use LINK EXPORT to connect the computer to the DJ player. In both functions, you can
share music files, playlists, etc. with DJ equipment on the same network. For details of PRO DJ
LINK, see “Using with DJ equipment (PRO DJ LINK)” (page 72).
* LINK EXPORT is available only in the EXPORT mode.
You can enjoy simple DJ mix with [2 PLAYER] mode.
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About the PERFORMANCE mode
Use the PERFORMANCE mode for DJ mix performance on rekordbox. You can enjoy
professional DJ performances with up to 4 decks, 16 samplers, and various features including
the effect function.
You can use the PERFORMANCE mode as a trial for 30 days before purchasing a license key of
rekordbox dj* and activating (authenticating) it.
* Depending on the Pioneer DJ product such as DDJ-R series, the license key is supplied with it.
| To use the PERFORMANCE mode
To use the PERFORMANCE mode (for DJ performance features), activation (authentication by
the license key) of rekordbox dj is required.
License key
For the activation, a rekordbox dj license key is necessary. You can get the license key as
follows:
• Purchase a Pioneer DJ product (e.g., DDJ-R series) which is supplied with a rekordbox dj
license key. For products supplied with the license key, see rekordbox.com and
pioneerdj.com.*1
• Purchase a rekordbox dj license key at rekordbox.com.*2
• Subscribe for rekordbox dj (with monthly payment) at rekordbox.com.
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*1 When you have purchased a Pioneer DJ product (e.g., DDJ-R series), you will see a sheet printed with the
license key in the box. Keep the sheet stored safely even after activation. It will be needed if you submit
an inquiry on activation to our support team.
rekordbox dj license key
*2 When you purchase a rekordbox dj license key at rekordbox.com, the license key is sent via email.
Activation
Before activating rekordbox dj, check that your rekordbox-installed computer is connected
to the internet.
The activation window is automatically displayed when you launch the rekordbox for the first
time, and will start from Step 1. If it is not the first time to launch rekordbox and the activation
window is not displayed, start from Step 2.
1
When the following window is displayed, click [Activate a license key].
Go to Step 3.
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2
Select [Activate] from the [Help] menu on the upper screen.
The window to enter your email address and password is displayed.
[XXXX] is displayed as the account name.
3
Enter the email address and password you used to set up the account, and then click
[OK].
If you have forgotten your password, click [Forgot your password?]. Then reset your
password by following the screen instructions.
The window to enter the license key is displayed.
4
Enter the license key, and then click [OK].
• The license key contains 25 letters and numbers (29 characters including
hyphens “-”). Enter the license key in capital letters and include the hyphens.
• If you are asked for the administrator’s password, enter it.
• If you are asked to run rbinit.exe, click [Yes].
When [The license has been activated successfully] appears, activation is completed.
Hint
• Activation with the license key is allowed for up to 2 computers with the same account.
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Note
• If [License key is wrong] appears, enter the license key again.
• If [Not connected to the internet] appears, check your computer’s internet connection.
Download and install Sampler Plus Pack
After the activation, you can download “Sampler Plus Pack” audio files which can be used for
the rekordbox sampler. Select [Import] > [Download Sampler Plus Pack] from the [File] menu
on the upper screen. Downloading will start. After downloading, select [Import Sampler Plus
Pack], and then select the downloaded file. The downloaded file will be imported to
rekordbox. After the import, you can use the audio files for the sampler.
Notes on the activation of the license
The activation of the license is associated with your computer. If you change settings of your
computer such as partitioning a startup disk, the activation may become invalid. Before you
make changes to your computer, deactivate (deauthorize) the license.
Use the license key for another computer (Deactivation)
Activation is allowed on up to 2 computers with the same license key, if you use the same
account. If you want to relocate the license to another computer (for example, when
replacing your computer), you need to deactivate (deauthorize) the license on the activated
computer first.
To deactivate the license, the computer must be connected to the internet.
1
Launch rekordbox on the old computer.
2
Click
on the upper-right screen.
The [Preferences] window is displayed.
3
Click the [License] tab.
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4
Write down and keep the license key displayed in [License Key] of [rekordbox dj].
This license key is the same as you entered to activate. After the deactivation, the license
key is not displayed.
5
Click [Deactivate].
The window to enter your email address and password of your account is displayed.
6
Enter your email address and password, and then click [OK].
[Deactivation has been successfully completed] appears when the deactivation is
completed.
If the message does not appear, check that your computer is connected to the internet.
7
Launch rekordbox on the new computer.
8
Activate rekordbox dj using the license key you wrote down in Step 4.
For instructions on activation, see “Activation” (page 21).
| To use the PERFORMANCE mode as a trial
Although the PERFORMANCE mode becomes available by activating “rekordbox dj” with a
license key, you can use the PERFORMANCE mode for 30 days even if you do not have a
license key.
Start the trial
1
Select [Activate] from the [Help] menu on the upper screen.
2
Click [Try rekordbox dj for 30 days], and then click [Yes].
• If you are asked for the administrator’s password, enter it.
• If you are asked to run rbinit.exe, click [Yes].
The trial is available for 30 days.
• The PERFORMANCE mode will be not available after 30 days.
• After the trial period has expired, you cannot use the trial again even if you reinstall
rekordbox.
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[Collection]
[Collection] is a list of all tracks organized by rekordbox.
Music files on your computer will be analyzed and stored in [Collection].
[Collection] can be used in the EXPORT mode and PERFORMANCE mode.
About the [Collection] window
1
2
3
4
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1. Shortcuts (page 27)
2. Tree View (page 29)
3. Menu
4. Column (page 26)
5. Artwork (page 35)
6. Category filter (page 37)
7. Track filter (page 39)
8. Search filter (page 36)
9. My Tag configuration window (page 38)
10. RELATED TRACKS window (page 40)
11. SYNC MANAGER (EXPORT mode) (page 44)
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6 7
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[Collection]
12. Track List (page 29)
13. Sub Browser (page 28)
14. Track information window (page 34)
Changing columns shown in the track list and their
ordering
For the columns shown on the upper side of the track list, you can customize the column
display. Also, after selecting a column, the order of the columns in the track list will be
changed.
1
Right-click the column on the header.
The column list is displayed.
2
Click the column to display on the header.
The header is changed.
3
Drag and drop the column on the header to move to the left or right.
The order of columns is changed.
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[Collection]
Creating a shortcut
Shortcuts can be created for a folder or playlist in the tree view. Click a shortcut to select a
folder or playlist.
• Up to 8 shortcuts can be created.
1
Click in the tree view.
The shortcut window is displayed.
2
Drag and drop the folder or playlist in the tree view to the empty field in the shortcut
window.
The shortcut for the folder or playlist is created.
If you drag and drop the folder or playlist to a field with an existing shortcut, that
shortcut is overwritten.
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[Collection]
3
Click the shortcut you have just created.
The folder or playlist is selected and highlighted.
| To delete a shortcut
Right-click the shortcut, and then select [Delete Shortcut]. (When a shortcut is deleted, its
corresponding folder or playlist is not deleted.)
Hint
• Drag and drop the shortcut upward or downward to change its position.
• Drag and drop a track to the playlist shortcut to add the track to the playlist (page 42).
Displaying Sub Browser
While using the browser, you can open Sub Browser that shows another tree view to display
[Collection] and playlists.
In Sub Browser, tree view items excluding Explorer can be displayed.
In Sub Browser, you can drag and drop a track or playlist easily. To open Sub Browser, click
on the right of the browser window.
To close Sub Browser, click
again.
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[Collection]
Adding a track (music file)
To use rekordbox for playing tracks saved on the computer, add them to [Collection]. Also,
you can use tracks in iTunes and tracks in a library saved in the rekordbox xml format.
Note
• When a WAVE file is added to [Collection], its tag information may not be displayed. Displayable tag
information of music files are ID 3 tag (v1, v1.1, v2.2.0, v2.3.0, and v2.4.0) of MP3 and AIFF files, the meta tag
of M4A files, RIFF INFO of WAVE files, and Vorbis Comment of FLAC files.
1
Click [Collection] in the tree view.
The list of music files in [Collection] is displayed as a track list.
2
Open the Finder or Windows Explorer, and then drag and drop music files or a folder
of music files to the track list.
Music files are added to [Collection], and their tag information is loaded and displayed.
Analysis of music files
For settings on analysis, see page 187.
• There are two modes of this analysis, [Normal] and [Dynamic]. If you select [Normal], specify
the BPM range to be analyzed.
• When the [Preferences] window > [Analysis] tab > [Track Analysis] > [Auto Analysis] is set
to [Enable], analysis of the music file starts after adding the file to [Collection]. The progress
status is displayed on the left of the music file name. If [Auto Analysis] is set to [Disable],
select a track to be analyzed, and then select [Analyze Track] by clicking [Track] menu or
right-clicking the track (page 81). In addition, you can analyze a track which has already
been analyzed.
When analysis is completed, the waveform information is displayed on [Preview] of the
browser panel (page 67) (page 132).
• To specify the information to be analyzed, open the [Preferences] window > [Analysis] tab
> [Track Analysis] > [Track Analysis Setting], and select [BPM / Grid] and/or [KEY].
• Cues are automatically set at the first beat of each track, and saves them. Open the
[Preferences] window > [Analysis] tab > [Track Analysis], and select [Set Memory Cue at the
first beat of track when analyzing]. Cues are set automatically when importing and reanalyzing.
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[Collection]
Adding files or folders
1
Select [Import] from the [File] menu on the upper screen.
2
Select [Import Track] to select a music file, or [Import Folder] to select a folder.
3
Select a music file or folder.
A track is added to [Collection], then its tag information is loaded and displayed.
If Auto Analysis is turned on, analysis starts. For Auto Analysis, see “Analysis of music files”
(page 29).
Using the iTunes library
If iTunes is installed on your computer, the iTunes library can be used on rekordbox.
: Update the iTunes library for its latest status.
If the iTunes library is not displayed
Set up the following.
• Click , [View] tab > [Layout] and select [iTunes].
• Click , [Advanced] tab > [Database] tab > [iTunes] and set up [iTunes Library File].
| To add a track from the iTunes library
Music files can be added to rekordbox from the iTunes library.
1
Double-click [iTunes] in the tree view, and then click [All Tracks].
iTunes music files are displayed in the track list.
2
Drag and drop an iTunes music file to [Collection].
Hint
• In the [iTunes] track list,
is shown on the track added to [Collection]. Also, waveforms, artworks, BPM,
and keys analyzed by rekordbox are shown. For Auto Analysis, see “Analysis of music files” (page 29).
• To import a playlist from the iTunes library, see “Importing a playlist from iTunes” (page 43).
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| To update information of the iTunes library
Right-click the track, and then select [Get info from iTunes]. The iTunes library information is
updated.
Hint
• When the iTunes library information is updated, all information which has been changed in the
[Information] window is replaced (page 43).
Using a folder or tracks on the computer or USB
device
You can upload a folder or tracks from the computer to [Collection].
1
Double-click [Explorer] in the tree view.
Folders on the computer are displayed in the tree view.
2
Select a folder in [Explorer].
Tracks in the folder are displayed in a track list.
Note
• If [Explorer] is not displayed in Step 1, click
, [View] tab > [Layout] and select [Explorer].
| To add a music file from the computer
1
Select a folder in [Explorer].
Tracks in the folder are displayed in a track list.
2
Drag & drop a track from the track list to [Collection].
Hint
• In the track list of [Explorer], the track added to [Collection] is displayed with
. The waveform, artwork,
and analysis information such as BPM, key by rekordbox are also displayed. For Auto Analysis, see “Analysis
of music files” (page 29).
• Folders in the computer or USB device can be used as a playlist. For details, see “Using a folder in the
computer or USB device” (page 43).
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Using rekordbox xml
After importing files in the rekordbox xml format, they are displayed in the rekordbox xml
library.
: Update the rekordbox xml library for its latest status.
If the rekordbox xml library is not displayed
Set up the following.
• Click , [View] tab > [Layout] and select [rekordbox xml].
• Click , [Advanced] tab > [Database] tab > [rekordbox xml] and set up [Imported Library].
| To add a track from the rekordbox xml library
Music files can be added to rekordbox from the rekordbox xml library.
1
Double-click [rekordbox xml] in the tree view, and then click [All Tracks].
rekordbox xml music files are displayed in the track list.
2
Drag and drop the music file in the track list to [Collection].
Hint
• To import a playlist from the rekordbox xml library, see “Importing from rekordbox xml” (page 44).
Using [Histories]
Double-click [Histories] in the tree view to display a list of tracks which can be played for 1
minute or more in the PERFORMANCE mode or LINK EXPORT as a history file.
• PERFORMANCE mode: [HISTORY yyyy-mm-dd]
• LINK EXPORT: [LINK HISTORY yyyy-mm-dd]
Right-click a history file to copy to the playlist, or to store files.
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Removing a track from [Collection]
When a track is removed from [Collection], the music file is not deleted from the computer.
1
Select a track to be removed in [Collection].
2
Press the [Delete] key on the computer keyboard.
3
Click [OK].
The music file is removed from [Collection].
Hint
• A track can be also removed by right-clicking the track and selecting [Remove from Collection].
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Editing track information
You can edit track information, add an artwork image, and reload updated tag information.
1
Click [Collection] in the tree view.
Tracks in [Collection] are displayed in the track list.
2
Select a track to be edited, and then click
.
The track information window is displayed on the right side of the track list.
3
Click the [Info] tab.
4
Edit information from your computer keyboard.
5
Click
to close the track information window.
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Adding an artwork image
A JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) or PNG (.png) format file can be added as an artwork image.
1
Click the [Artwork] tab on the track information window.
2
Drag and drop an image from the Finder or Windows Explorer.
The artwork image is added to the track.
Reloading tag information
To update tag information which has been changed using another application, you need to
reload tag information. Click
on the right side of the track information window.
Hint
• Tag information can be also reloaded by right-clicking the track and selecting [Reload Tag].
Note
• After reloading tag information, edited track information is replaced with the reloaded information.
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Searching for a track
You can search for a track by following procedures.
• “Using the search filter” (page 36)
• “Using the category filter” (page 37)
• “Sorting track information” (page 37)
• “Using My Tag” (page 38)
• “Using RELATED TRACKS” (page 40)
Using playlists, you can organize tracks and select a track easily. For more information, see
“Using a Playlist” (page 42).
Using the search filter
1
Click [Collection] in the tree view.
Tracks in [Collection] are displayed in the track list.
2
Click
in the search filter.
Searchable columns are displayed.
3
Select a column.
4
Enter characters in the search filter from your computer keyboard.
To return to the previous view, delete the characters you have entered or click
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Using the category filter
1
Click [Collection] in the tree view.
Tracks in [Collection] are displayed in the track list.
2
Click
on the upper side of the track list.
Category columns ([Genre], [Artist], [Album]) are displayed.
3
Select a category.
Tracks, which are under the conditions selected in respective category columns, are
displayed.
Sorting track information
1
Click [Collection] in the tree view.
Tracks in [Collection] are displayed in the track list.
2
Click a column to be sorted.
The track order is changed.
Each time you click the column, the ascending / descending orders are switched.
3
Enter characters from your computer keyboard (Alphabet Search).
Tracks, whose names start with the characters entered, are highlighted and selected.
You can enter multiple characters.
Note
• In the PERFORMANCE mode, Alphabet Search cannot be used. Instead, use the keyboard shortcut
function. The keyboard shortcut function can be set on the [Preferences] window (page 192).
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Using My Tag
You can refine your search by creating tags on tracks.
Browsing can be customized by creating tags to define the tracks’ features that will enhance
on your DJ performance.
• The My Tag attached to the track is displayed in the My Tag column.
• You can refine your search using a My Tag filter by setting My Tag as the search criteria.
Click
on the right side of the screen to display the My Tag configuration window.
1
2
3
4
1. Category name: You can change to a category name of your choice.
2. My Tag checkbox: Attach or remove the track’s tag.
3. My Tag: A tag to attach to the track and can be changed to a name of your choice.
4. Adding My Tag: Click this to create a new tag to My Tag.
| To change a category name
Click the category name, enter new category name from your computer keyboard, and then
press the [Enter] key.
| To change a My Tag name
Select My Tag, enter new tag name from your computer keyboard, and then press the [Enter]
key.
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| To attach My Tag to a track
Select a track, and then click My Tag checkboxes. You can attach multiple My Tags at once.
To show My Tag in [Comments] of the track list, click , [Advanced] tab > [Browse] tab > [My
Tag] and select [Add “My Tag” to the “Comments”].
| To delete a My Tag
Right-click a tag in a My Tag, and then select [Delete].
| To search for a track using My Tag (Track Filter)
1
Click
on the left side of the search filter.
The track filter is displayed. In addition to My Tag, you can refine your search by [BPM],
[KEY], [RATING], and [COLOR].
2
Click the required category checkboxes, and then select values, a tag, etc.
When selecting [BPM] or [KEY], click [MASTER PLAYER] to turn it on. The value is set at
the [BPM] or [KEY] of the track loaded on the Master Player.
Hint
• Multiple My Tags can be selected. Select [AND] and [OR] for your desired search conditions.
• When multiple My Tags are selected, tracks containing all selected My Tags are displayed in the track list.
• To cancel conditions set by My Tag filters, click [RST].
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Using RELATED TRACKS
You can display a list of tracks related to a selected track. This helps you to select a track easily.
The relation can be set with [BPM], [KEY], [COLOR], [RATING], My Tag, etc.
1
Click .
The [RELATED TRACKS] window is displayed.
2
Click
.
The [Customize the criteria] window is displayed.
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3
Set the criteria.
• [Current Track]: Select a track, which is based for RELATED TRACKS to be displayed.
Select the track from [Deck1] to [Deck4], master deck, or track list.
• [Search Target]: Select a target for RELATED TRACKS from [Collection] or the displayed
playlist.
• [Criteria]: Select the criteria to display tracks as RELATED TRACKS from [BPM / Key etc],
[History], or [Matching].
4
Click [OK].
Hint
• After registering two tracks in a good match, you can set these tracks to be displayed as RELATED TRACKS
in the [2 PLAYER] mode of the EXPORT mode, or deck mode of the PERFORMANCE mode.
• In the PERFORMANCE mode, click
on the right side of the horizontal waveform or
on the bottom
side of the vertical waveform, and then click
to set the track as related.
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Using a Playlist
You can organize tracks on rekordbox by creating playlists.
Creating a new playlist
1
Click
on the right side of the playlist or playlist folder in the tree view.
A new playlist ([Untitled Playlist]) is added under [Playlists].
2
Enter the playlist name from your computer keyboard, and then press the [Enter]
key.
3
Click [Collection] in the tree view.
Tracks in [Collection] are displayed in the track list.
4
Drag and drop a track to the playlist.
The track is added to the playlist.
Hint
• You can add tracks to the playlist from [iTunes], [Tag List], or other playlists.
• To delete a playlist, right-click the playlist, and then select [Delete Playlist]. Alternatively, you can delete a
playlist by selecting the playlist, and then pressing the [Delete] key on the computer keyboard.
• To remove a track from the playlist, right-click the track in the playlist, and then select [Remove from
Playlist]. Alternatively, you can remove a track from the playlist by selecting the track in the playlist, and
then pressing the [Delete] key on the computer keyboard.
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Importing a playlist file
Playlist file formats M3U (.m3u) and M3u8 (.m3u8) can be imported.
1
From the [File] menu on the upper screen, select [Import] > [Import Playlist].
2
Select a file name from a folder stored with playlist files, and then click [Open].
The selected playlist is added to [Playlists].
Tag information of the music files, which are contained in the playlist, is displayed.
If [Auto Analysis] is set to [Enabled], analysis of the music files begins. For details see
“Analysis of music files” (page 29).
Importing a playlist from iTunes
You can import playlists from an iTunes library to rekordbox.
1
Double-click [iTunes] in the tree view, and then double-click [Playlists].
iTunes playlists are displayed in the tree view.
2
Drag and drop an iTunes playlist under [Playlists].
The iTunes playlist is added to rekordbox, and tracks in the playlist are also added to
[Collection].
Using a folder in the computer or USB device
Drag and drop a folder on [Explorer] in the tree view to [Playlists]. A playlist is created with the
dropped folder name.
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Importing from rekordbox xml
You can import a playlist from the rekordbox xml library to rekordbox.
1
Double-click [rekordbox xml] in the tree view, and then double-click [Playlists].
rekordbox xml playlists are displayed in the tree view.
2
Drag and drop a rekordbox xml playlist under [Playlists].
The rekordbox xml playlist is added into [Playlists].
Using SYNC MANAGER (EXPORT mode)
SYNC MANAGER can bring your iTunes playlists to the latest status and easily export iTunes
or rekordbox playlists to a USB device in the updated status.
Synchronize with iTunes library
After synchronizing with the iTunes library, you can use iTunes library information on
rekordbox seamlessly.
The synchronized iTunes playlist is always displayed on [iTunes] in the tree view with the
latest status.
Analysis of tracks in the synchronized playlist automatically begins. The artwork and
waveform are displayed.
Synchronize with a device (USB device or SD memory card)
After synchronizing with a device, the selected playlist is exported to the device in the latest
status.
Also, you can get Cues, beat positions, and ratings updated from a DJ player back to
rekordbox.
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| To synchronize with an iTunes playlist
1
Click [SYNC MANAGER] at the bottom of the tree view.
2
Click the [Synchronize iTunes playlists] checkbox.
3
Select an iTunes playlist to synchronize with rekordbox.
4
Click the arrow on the right side of iTunes playlists.
The playlist with the check mark is synchronized.
When the synchronizing is completed, the playlist is displayed in the tree view of [SYNC
MANAGER].
Hint
• If iTunes playlists are synchronized with rekordbox, iTunes playlists with check marks are updated
automatically when starting rekordbox.
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| To synchronize a playlist on a device
1
Insert a USB device or an SD memory card to the computer.
2
Click [SYNC MANAGER] at the bottom of the tree view.
3
Double-click [Device], and then select the device.
Playlists in the selected device are displayed.
4
Click the [Synchronize playlists with a device] checkbox.
5
Select a playlist in rekordbox to be synchronized with the device.
6
Click the arrow on the left side of [Device].
The playlists with check marks are synchronized with the device.
If the device is synchronized, selected playlists are exported to the device in the latest
status.
Track information in playlists is also updated to the latest status.
Hint
• If a device is synchronized, playlists with check marks are exported to the device automatically when
starting rekordbox and clicking the device in the tree view.
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| To return Cue, beat positions, and ratings updated by a DJ player
1
Insert a USB device or an SD memory card synchronized with rekordbox to the
computer.
2
Click [SYNC MANAGER] at the bottom of the tree view.
3
Double-click [Device], and then select the device.
4
Click the arrow on the left side of [Device].
Information of tracks on the device is sent back to rekordbox.
The same results are expected if you select a device in the tree view and select [Update
Collection].
Note
• You cannot send information of tracks, which have been exported from another computer or deleted from
[Collection], back to rekordbox.
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Using a folder
When creating or importing multiple playlists, you can organize playlists for each folder.
1
Right-click [Playlists] in the tree view, and then select [Create New Folder].
[Untitled Folder] is created under [Playlists].
2
From your computer keyboard, enter a folder name, and then press the [Enter] key.
3
Drag and drop a playlist to the created folder.
The playlist is moved into the created folder.
Hint
• To delete a folder, right-click the folder, and then select [Delete Folder]. Or, you can delete a folder by
pressing the [Delete] key on the computer keyboard. The folder and playlists contained in that folder are
deleted.
Adding an artwork image
The supported formats for artwork image files are JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) and PNG (.png).
1
Right-click a playlist, and then select [Add Artwork].
2
Select an image file, and then click [Open].
The artwork image is added to the playlist.
Hint
• The added artwork image can be displayed by right-clicking the playlist.
Using Playlist Palette
With Playlist Palette, you can easily refine your search and select tracks.
After assigning playlists to Playlist Palette, you can display up to 4 playlists and edit them.
Assigning playlists can be saved even after exiting rekordbox.
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| About Playlist Palette
Click
to display the playlist palette, and then click
palette.
1
2
to display up to 4 playlists in the
3
4
1. TAG LIST palette
2. Track lists in the palette
3. Menu window (page 50)
4. Playlist Palette
Hint
• Click a playlist name in the palette to be selected and highlighted in the tree view.
| To assign a playlist to a palette
Drag and drop a playlist from the tree view to a palette. If another playlist has been already
assigned to the palette, it is overwritten with the new playlist.
| To add a track to a list in a palette
Drag and drop a track from the track list to a list in the palette.
When adding a track to the [blank list] palette, [Untitled Playlist] is created as a new playlist.
Enter the playlist name from your computer keyboard.
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Hint
• You can change a playlist name by double-clicking the list name in the palette.
| To add a track in the palette to another palette
Drag and drop a track from the palette to another palette.
Hint
• You can add a track to the playlist by dragging and dropping a track in the palette to another playlist.
| To load a track in the palette
Drag and drop a track from the palette to the player or deck.
| To sort a track in the palette
1
Click
2
Select [Sort], and then select [Track Order].
The track order is changed.
While sorting, is displayed on the right side of the playlist name.
3
Click .
The track order is changed to ascending or descending.
on the right side of the list name.
| To change the track order in the palette
You can change the track order by dragging and dropping a track up or down the palette.
Note
• The track order can be changed only if tracks are sorted by track number.
| To remove a playlist from the palette
1
Click
on the right side of the list name.
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2
Click [Remove from Palette].
The playlist is removed from the palette.
| To change the order of playlists in the palette
Drag and drop a playlist from the palette to another playlist in the palette. The order of 4
playlists can be changed.
Using Intelligent Playlists
You can create a list to be added with tracks which pass filters.
| To create an Intelligent Playlist
1
Right-click [Playlists] in the tree view, and then select [Create New Intelligent
Playlist].
The condition setup window is displayed.
2
Select a filter to refine the search.
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3
Set the filter.
• [=]: List music files having information such as an album name, which fully matches
the text or value you enter.
• [≠]: List music files having information such as an album name, which does not match
the text or value you enter.
• [>]: List music files having information such as a BPM value, which is larger than the
value you enter.
• [<]: List music files having information such as a BPM value, which is smaller than the
value you enter.
• [contains]: List music files having information such as an album name, which contains
the text you enter.
• [does not contain]: List music files having information such as an album name, which
does not contain the text you enter.
• [starts with]: List music files having information such as an album name, which starts
with the text you enter.
• [ends with]: List music files having information such as an album name, which ends
with the text you enter.
• [is in the range]: List music files having information such as a BPM value, which is in
the range of the 2 values you enter.
• [is in the last]: List music files having information such as a release date, which is within
the last days or months from the current date you enter.
• [is not in the last]: List music files having information such as a release date, which is
not within the last days or months from the current date you enter.
4
Specify the condition for the filter you have selected.
Enter a text or a value from your computer keyboard if the drop-down menu is not
shown.
5
Click [+] to add another filter.
A new filter is added to the one you set.
Select [Match all of the following conditions] or [Match any of the following conditions]
filters.
6
Enter the Intelligent Playlist name from your computer keyboard.
7
Click [OK].
The Intelligent Playlist is added under [Playlists] in the tree view by the condition, and
then
is displayed.
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Delete a filter
Right-click an Intelligent Playlist in the tree view, and then select [Delete Playlist].
Alternatively, you can delete an Intelligent Playlist by pressing the [Delete] key on the
computer keyboard.
Hint
• You can edit the filter by right-clicking an Intelligent Playlist in the tree view and then selecting [Edit the
Intelligent Playlist] to display the Intelligent Playlist setting window.
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EXPORT mode
When [EXPORT] is selected on the upper-left of the screen, you can use rekordbox in the
EXPORT mode.
About the EXPORT mode screen
[1 PLAYER] mode
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2
1
2
[2 PLAYER] mode
1. Player panel (page 56)
2. Browser panel (page 67)
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[SIMPLE PLAYER] mode
[FULL BROWSER] mode
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Player panel
[1 PLAYER] mode
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[2 PLAYER] mode
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1. Operation panel (page 57)
2. Switch between the EXPORT mode and PERFORMANCE mode.
3. Switch between screen modes.
4. Check to display the recording panel. (page 66)
5. Playback track information panel (page 58)
6. Setting panel (page 59)
7. Function panel ([1 PLAYER] mode) (page 63)
8. Enlarged waveform panel (page 63)
9. Playback track sub-information panel (page 59)
10. Function panel ([2 PLAYER] mode) (page 66)
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| Operation panel
[1 PLAYER] mode
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3
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5
[2 PLAYER] mode
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4
5
1. Move to the beginning of the track (track search). ([1 PLAYER] mode)
• : Move to the next track.
• : Move to the beginning of the track currently playing. Click twice to move to the
previous track.
2. Jump to a different playback position. ([1 PLAYER] mode)
• : Jump forward from the current playback position.
• : Jump backward from the current playback position.
3. Set the beat count or bar to jump from the current playback position when  or  is
clicked. ([1 PLAYER] mode)
4. Set the Cue position. (page 82)
5. Start or pause playback.
6. Adjust the audio mix balance of outputs from Players A and B (crossfader). ([2 PLAYER]
mode)
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| Playback track information panel
[1 PLAYER] mode
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[2 PLAYER] mode
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1. The artwork image of the track is displayed.
2. The title and artist of the track is displayed.
3. The remaining time of the current track is displayed.
4. The elapsed time of the current track is displayed.
5. The key of the track is displayed.
6. The BPM of the track is displayed.
7. The current play position is indicated with vertical lines and a horizontal bar (Playing
address and full waveform)
• When the horizontal bar lights up from the left, the elapsed time is indicated.
• When the horizontal bar light turns off from the left, the remaining time is indicated.
8. Turn on/off the Beat Sync function. ([2 PLAYER] mode)
9. Set the track to the Master Player for the Beat Sync function to light up. ([2 PLAYER] mode)
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| Setting panel
1
2
3
4
5
1. Display the [Preferences] window.
2. Adjust the volume level.
3. Display the volume level.
4. Audio skip occurs if the highlight reaches 100% of the bar. (Audio dropout meter)
5. The current time of your computer is displayed.
| Playback track sub-information panel
Information of tracks loaded in the player panel, comments for [MEMORY] and [HOT CUE],
etc. are displayed.
Click an item to display its panel on the playback track sub-information panel.
1
2
1. [MEMORY] (page 60)
2. [HOT CUE] (page 61)
3. [INFO] (page 62)
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[MEMORY] panel
Saved cue and loop points are displayed. To save a cue, see “To save a cue point” (page 83).
To save a loop point, see “To save a loop point” (page 85).
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4
5
1. Change the color of the cue marker shown on the upper side of the waveform display.
Depending on the DJ player, the changed color can be displayed.
2. Shows the time of a cue or loop point (minute/second/millisecond).
Click it to move the playback point to the cue or loop point.
3. Enter a comment for a cue or loop point to display.
Depending on the DJ player, the edited comment can be displayed.
4. Shows when a loop point is saved. Click it to set to an active loop. Its color then changes
to red.
5. Delete a cue or loop point.
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[HOT CUE] panel
Hot Cues are displayed. For information about Hot Cues, see “Using a Hot Cue” (page 86).
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2
3
4
5
1. Hot Cues are saved. If its color is green, a Cue is saved. If its color is orange, a loop is saved.
You can change the color of the Cue marker by right-clicking it.
2. Shows time of a Hot Cue point (minute/second/millisecond).
Click it to jump to the saved Hot Cue point.
If it is empty, click it to save the Hot Cue point.
3. Enter a comment for a Hot Cue to display.
4. Shows when a loop point is saved.
5. Delete a Hot Cue.
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[INFO] panel
Information of a track loaded to the player is displayed.
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1. Rating
2. Color
3. Comment
4. File type
5. File size
6. Sample rate
7. Bit rate
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| Enlarged waveform panel
[1 PLAYER] mode
1
2
[2 PLAYER] mode
1
2
3
1. Change a zoom range of the enlarged waveform.
• : Hide the icons.
• [RST]: Reset the zoom range.
2. Drag the waveform to the right or left to move the playback point forward or backward.
(page 77)
Beat positions detected by analyzing the track are displayed as vertical lines.
3. Set two tracks in Players A and B as a good match combination. ([2 PLAYER] mode)
| Function panel ([1 PLAYER] mode)
Switch the display to [CUE/LOOP] or [GRID].
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2
1. [CUE/LOOP] (page 64)
2. [GRID] (page 65)
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[CUE/LOOP] panel
Set and save a Hot Cue, loop, and cue.
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7
1. Save Hot Cues. To delete a Hot Cue, point on it with the mouse curser, and then click [X].
(page 86)
2. Save the cue and loop point which you set. (page 83) (page 85)
3. Move to a cue or loop point.
: Move to the next cue or loop point.
: Move to the previous cue or loop point.
4. Delete a cue or loop position.
5. Click the lower bar to switch the buttons.
•
: Specify a beat length from the current position, and start the loop play.
(Auto Beat Loop)
•
: Set real-time cues and loop in/out points, and cancel/resume a loop
playback. (Manual Loop) (page 82)
6. Turn on/off the quantize. (page 81)
7. Display a menu screen to set the color of the enlarged waveform, analyze the currently
playing track, export tracks, etc.
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[GRID] panel
Adjust the beat grid. For more details, see “Adjust the beat grid” (page 79).
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1. Shift the playback position (a red vertical line at the center of the waveform) to the first
beat of bar.
2. Display the distance of beat grid at the playback position (a red vertical line at the center
of the waveform) as BPM. You can also enter BPM manually to change the distance of
beat grid.
3. Change the beat grid according to BPM determined by the click interval of [TAP].
4. Move the beat grid to the left by 1 msec.
5. Move the beat grid to the right by 1 msec.
6. Widen the beat grid distance by 1 msec when
7. Narrow the beat grid distance by 1 msec when
is turned on.
is turned on.
8. Double the BPM. The length of each beat grid distance is halved.
9. Halve the BPM. The length of each beat grid distance is doubled.
10. Select the whole track as an adjustment range of the beat grid.
When switching to the [GRID] panel, the whole track is already selected and this button
is not available. The adjustment range is changed to the whole track when
is turned
on and the range is set to the current position or later.
11. Re-set the beat grid from the current position (a red vertical line at the center of the
waveform) according to the BPM determined.
12. Undo your last action in the [GRID] panel.
13. Redo the action you undid in the [GRID] panel.
14. Turn the metronome sound on/off.
Metronome sound starts with the playback track, synchronized with the beat grid.
15. Change the metronome volume to one of three levels.
16. Enable/disable re-analysis and Grid edit. (page 80)
If you set it to disable, is displayed on the track list.
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| Function panel ([2 PLAYER] mode)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1. Adjust the beat grid.
2. Save the cue and loop point which you have set.
3. Click the lower bar to switch the buttons.
•
: Set the loop length by the specified number of beats. (Auto Beat Loop)
•
: Set real-time cues and loop in/out points, and cancel/resume a loop
playback. (Manual Loop) (page 82)
4. Turn MASTER TEMPO on/off.
5. Reset the tempo to the original BPM. (TEMPO RESET)
6. Adjust the track playing speed (tempo).
7. Keep clicking it for pitch bend during the playback.
Hold
to speed up and hold
to slow down.
8. Turn on/off the quantize. (page 81)
| Recording panel
1
2
3
4
5
1. Select a recording source.
2. Adjust the recording level.
3. The recording level is indicated.
4. Start/stop recording.
5. The recording elapsed time and remaining time for continuous recording is displayed.
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Browser panel
For details about operations on the [Collection] screen, see “[Collection]” (page 25)
1
2
12 13 14
3
5
4
6 7
15
8
9
10 11
16 17
1. Display the shortcut screen. Drag a folder or playlist on the tree view to create a shortcut.
2. Display tag lists or playlists.
3 of the 4 palettes on the right are playlist palettes. The left-most palette is used as Tag
List.
3. Sort track information to search for a track. You can display/hide columns and change
their order.
4. Display the playlist path, and select one to display the playlist.
5. Change the display pattern for the artwork.
: Display the upper part of the artwork.
: Display the whole artwork.
6. Search for a track, using a category filter.
7. Search for a track by refining with [BPM], [KEY], [RATING], [COLOR], and [MY TAG]. (Track
filter)
8. Search for a track, using the search filter.
9. Display/hide playlist palettes.
10. Display the My Tag settings screen. (My Tag)
11. Display the RELATED TRACKS screen.
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12. The LINK button is displayed when rekordbox is connected to the DJ equipment
supporting PRO DJ LINK by a LAN cable or wireless LAN. Click the LINK button to start
communication with the DJ equipment. Information on the DJ equipment on the same
network is displayed on the Link status panel. (page 69)
13. Display the [SYNC MANAGER] screen. Set tracks in rekordbox to be synchronized with
external libraries. (page 44)
14. Select to display on the track list. (Tree View)
• [Collection]: Display all tracks in rekordbox.
• [Playlists]: You can organize the music collection on rekordbox by creating a playlist
prior to your DJ performance.
• [Hot Cue Bank Lists]: You can save 8 Hot Cue points with different tracks. Click
[Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Layout] and set to display/hide. (page 87)
• [iTunes]: Refer to the iTunes library. Click [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Layout]
and set to display/hide.
• [rekordbox xml]: Refer to xml with the rekordbox xml format. Click [Preferences]
window > [View] tab > [Layout] and set to display/hide.
• [Explorer]: Display folder layers of your computer and external devices such as a USB
flash drive. Click [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Layout] and set to display/hide.
• [Devices]: Display USB devices, SD cards, and mobile devices.
• [Histories]: Display playback histories on DJ equipment.
• [Recordings]: Display files recorded on rekordbox.
15. Display tracks in a playlist selected from the tree view. (Track List)
16. Display the sub-browser panel. (page 28)
17. Display the track information screen.
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Link status panel
The link status panel is displayed when your computer is connected to DJ equipment
supporting PRO DJ LINK via a LAN cable or wireless LAN. For more details, see “Using the LAN
connection for DJ performance (LINK EXPORT)” (page 74) and “Using the LAN connection”
(page 96).
1
5
2 3 4
1. Start/terminate communication with the DJ equipment connected by a LAN cable or
wireless LAN.
2. Synchronize using the master tempo (BPM) specified by rekordbox when using the beat
sync function on a DJ player. (Sync Master)
3. Load the current master tempo (BPM).
4. Adjust the tempo (BPM) when rekordbox is set as the Sync Master. (Master BPM)
5. Display the status of each DJ equipment connected by a LAN cable or wireless LAN. (Link
Status)
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Preparing for DJ performance
Use rekordbox to prepare for your DJ performance.
1
Add tracks to [Collection] of rekordbox and analyze them.
Analyze and measure the beat, tempo (BPM), and key of tracks.
“Adding a track (music file)” (page 29)
2
Prepare playlists, Hot Cue bank lists, etc. for your DJ performance.
“Using a Playlist” (page 42)
“Using a Hot Cue” (page 86)
3
Set point information (for cue, loop, Hot Cue).
“Using cue points” (page 82)
“Starting loop play” (page 84)
“Using a Hot Cue” (page 86)
4
Play the DJ equipment (PRO DJ LINK) (page 72)
Enjoy your DJ performance on Pioneer DJ equipment using point information and
playlists prepared on rekordbox with a USB device or LAN connection.
Performance history on Pioneer DJ equipment, such as the number of times played and
cue/loop point information, is saved and can be copied to rekordbox.
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Using mobile devices to prepare for DJ
performance
You can export analyzed tracks, created playlists, My Settings, etc. to a mobile device (such as
iPhone and Android™ device). Also, music data that has been edited on the mobile device
can be copied to rekordbox. (page 100)
For functions that can be used with a mobile device, refer to the user’s manual of the mobile
device version of rekordbox.
Wireless LAN
Mobile device
Computer
Note
• rekordbox must be installed on the mobile device. The mobile device version of rekordbox can be
downloaded from websites such as App Store and Google Play™.
• For connecting to a wireless LAN, refer to the operating instructions of your mobile device, computer, and
wireless LAN device.
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Using with DJ equipment (PRO DJ LINK)
Be sure to read “Safety Precautions” and “Connections” in the Operating Instructions for the
Pioneer DJ equipment listed below before connecting the equipment to your computer.
For the compatibility of SD memory cards and USB devices (flash memory or hard disk) with
the Pioneer DJ equipment listed below, refer to the operating instructions for the equipment.
• DJ PLAYER: CDJ-TOUR1, CDJ-2000NXS2, CDJ-2000NXS, CDJ-2000, CDJ-900NXS, CDJ-900,
CDJ-850, XDJ-1000MK2, XDJ-1000, XDJ-700, MEP-4000, etc.
• DJ MIXER: DJM-TOUR1, DJM-2000NXS, DJM-2000, DJM-900NXS2, DJM-900NXS, etc.
• ALL-IN-ONE DJ SYSTEM: XDJ-RX, XDJ-AERO, XDJ-R1, etc.
The latest information on Pioneer DJ equipment supporting rekordbox is available on
pioneerdj.com.
pioneerdj.com/en/
Using a USB device for DJ performance (USB
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If the DJ equipment is not connected to a computer, you can use rekordbox tracks on DJ
equipment from a USB device (such as flash memory and hard disk).
USB device
Computer
DJ player
Hint
• An SD memory card can also be used for some DJ players.
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| To use USB EXPORT with multiple DJ equipment
When connecting a DJ mixer and DJ players supported with PRO DJ LINK by LAN cables,
rekordbox tracks and data stored on a USB device can be used on up to 4 DJ players.
(page 93)
Computer
USB device
LAN cable
DJ player
LAN cable
DJ mixer
DJ player
Hint
• An SD memory card can also be used for some DJ players.
• Instead of a DJ mixer, a switching hub can be used.
• For connection instructions, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ equipment.
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Using the LAN connection for DJ performance
(LINK EXPORT)
When connecting your computer to the DJ player by a LAN cable or wireless LAN, you can
use rekordbox tracks on the DJ player in real time. (page 96)
LAN cable or wireless LAN
Computer
DJ player
Hint
• For connection instructions, refer to the operating instructions of the DJ player and the operating
instructions of your computer.
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| To use LINK EXPORT with multiple DJ equipment
When connecting a computer via PRO DJ LINK using a LAN cable, 4 DJ players can be loaded
with rekordbox tracks in a real time.
Also, when connecting a computer to a DJ mixer supported with PRO DJ LINK by a LAN cable,
rekordbox tracks can be monitored over headphones connected to the DJ mixer.
Computer
Computer
LAN cable
DJ player
LAN cable
DJ mixer
DJ player
Hint
• Instead of a DJ mixer, a switching hub can be used.
• 2 computers can be connected via PRO DJ LINK.
• For connection instructions, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ equipment.
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Playing tracks
Use the player panel to play tracks.
1
Drag and drop a track to the player panel from the track list of the browser panel.
2
Click  on the operation panel.
Playback starts.
| To move the playback position
Click on the enlarged waveform to move the playback position to where you click.
Hint
• In the [1 PLAYER] mode, you can also move the playback position by clicking [<]/[>] on the operation
panel. The position will be moved by the beat count displayed on the operation panel. If clicking [<]/[>]
during the loop play, not only the current playback position but also the LOOP IN and LOOP OUT points
are moved. For the loop play, see “Starting loop play” (page 84).
| To listen to tracks easily using the browser panel
Click the waveform in the [Preview] column of the browser panel to start the preview from
the position you clicked. Click the stop button on the left side of the waveform to stop the
preview.
When the preview starts in the [Preview] column, any other track playing in the player panel
pauses.
Previewing a track from the beginning of the track
Click the artwork in the [Artwork] column of the browser panel.
Move the mouse cursor away from the artwork to stop the preview.
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During the preview, click on the artwork to skip the preview position ahead by 30-second
increments.
When the preview starts in the [Artwork] column, any other track playing in the player panel
pauses.
Displaying Cue Marker in the preview waveform
Cues and Hot Cue Markers can be displayed on the preview waveform in the track list. You
can then check Cue status of the track in the track list without loading the track to the player
panel.
To display Cues and Hot Cue Markers on the preview waveform, open [Preferences] window
> [View] tab and select [Display Cue Markers on Preview].
Click around Cue Marker on the preview waveform, and then the preview play can be started
from the Cue point.
Hint
• For setting Cues, see “Using cue points” (page 82).
Triggering play, pause, and CUE in the enlarged waveform
Using the mouse on the enlarged waveform, triggers the same behavior as clicking ,  and
[CUE].
• Left-click: the same behavior as clicking  and .
• Right-click: the same behavior as clicking [CUE].
To enable/disable this function, open [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Click on the
waveform for PLAY and CUE] and select [On] or [Off ].
Hint
• For setting Cues, see “Using cue points” (page 82).
Changing the color of the waveform
Open [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Waveform] > [Color], and then select [Blue] or
[RGB].
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Changing the beat count display
You can change the beat count displayed in the center of the enlarged waveform.
Open [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Beat Count Display], and then select how to
display the beat count.
• [Current Position (Bars)]: Display the number of bars from the beginning to the current
playback position.
• [Count to the next Memory Cue (Bars)]: Display the number of bars from the current
playback position to the next Memory Cue. If there is no next Memory Cue, no bars are
displayed.
• [Count to the next Memory Cue (Beats)]: Display the number of beats from the current
playback position to the next Memory Cue. If there is no next Memory Cue, no beats are
displayed.
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Checking the beat (beat grid)
1
Drag and drop a track from the track list on the browser panel to a player panel.
2
Click  on the operation panel.
Playback starts.
• The BPM display shows the tempo measured when the track is added.
• The enlarged waveform display shows the beat grid as a white line which is generated
when the track is added (beat grid).
• On the enlarged waveform display, the beats are indicated on the beat grid every 4
beats from the start to the end of the track. The first beat of bar is displayed as red
marks (as a red vertical line on [GRID] panel) on both sides of the beat grid.
Hint
• [?] may appear for tracks analyzed by older version of rekordbox. This means information of the track is
insufficient or old. Right-click the track, and then select [Add New Analysis Data] to update the information.
[?] then disappears.
Adjust the beat grid
The enlarged waveform displays the beat grid with white lines. The beat grid can be adjusted
by the following procedure.
1
Select [1 PLAYER] on the upper-left of the screen.
The player panel is changed to [1 PLAYER] mode.
2
Click  in the operation panel during playback.
Playback pauses.
3
Click [GRID] in the function panel.
The beat grids changed are shown as blue lines instead of white, and can be edited.
4
Adjust the beat position.
For icons to adjust the grid, see “[GRID] panel” (page 65).
Note
• You cannot adjust the beat grid when your computer is connected to DJ equipment supported with PRO
DJ LINK.
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Re-analyzing tracks to detect beat positions and BPM
1
Click
2
Click the [Analysis] tab > [Track Analysis], and then set [Track Analysis Mode].
Select [Normal] or [Dynamic] for analyzing waveform information of tracks.
3
Click the [BPM / Grid] checkbox in [Track Analysis Setting].
4
Close the [Preferences] window.
5
Right-click the track to be analyzed, and then select [Analyze Track].
6
Click [OK].
The waveform information of the track is analyzed. The detected beat position and the
measured BPM are saved on the computer.
to display the [Preferences] window.
Hint
• When tracks are re-analyzed, the beat grid set at “Adjust the beat grid” (page 79) is overwritten by the reanalyzed beat grid.
Setting the Analysis Lock
You can set a track to ignore re-analysis and editing of the beat grid. It prevents grid-adjusted
tracks from being mistakenly overwritten.
In the Analysis Lock mode, the following operations are not active.
• Track Analysis (BPM, Grid, and key)
• Grid editing operations on the [GRID] panel
When tracks (including tracks with the Analysis Lock mode) are selected to be analyzed in a
track list, analysis is skipped on tracks with the Analysis Lock mode.
1
Click in the [GRID] panel of the [1 PLAYER] mode.
is changed to
and the Analysis Lock is turned on.
Hint
• You can also set [Analysis Lock] after right-clicking a track in a track list.
• Alternatively, set [Analysis Lock] from the [Track] menu on the upper screen.
• When setting the track with the Analysis Lock mode,
is displayed in the status column.
| To turn off Analysis Lock
Click
to change to
. The Analysis Lock is turned off.
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Using beat grids (quantize)
When setting cues and loops on the player panel, the cue and loop points can easily be set
on beat.
1
Click [Q] on the function panel.
[Q] lights up in red.
2
Set the cue or loop points.
For instructions on setting, see “Using cue points” (page 82) and “Starting loop play”
(page 84).
| To play on a DJ player or DJ mixer using the quantize function
You can use track beat grids detected and adjusted on rekordbox, and enjoy the quantize
function for your DJ performance using cues and loops on particular DJ equipment.
If a DJ player is connected by LAN cables, you can use beat grids with the quantize function
for special effects.
Hint
• For instructions on using the quantize function on DJ equipment, refer to the operating instructions for
the DJ equipment.
Selecting a track for analyzing
1
Select a track to be analyzed from a track list.
2
Select [Analyze Track] from the [Track] menu on the upper screen.
Hint
• You can select information to be analyzed on the [Preferences] window > [Analysis] tab > [Track Analysis]
> [Track Analysis Setting].
• You can also analyze a track by right-clicking on a track to be analyzed in the track list and selecting
[Analyze Track].
Note
• When a track has
on the track list, you cannot select [Analyze Track] (page 80).
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Using cue points
Set a cue point.
1
During playback, click  on the operation panel.
Playback pauses.
2
Click [CUE] on the operation panel.
The paused point is set as the cue point, and a cue marker is displayed on the lower side
of the waveform.
3
Click  to start playback from the cue point.
Hint
• When a new cue point is set, any previous cue point is deleted.
• When a different track is loaded, the previous cue point is canceled.
• You can save cue points as memory cues or Hot Cues.
| To return to the cue point (Back Cue)
During playback, click [CUE] to return the playback point to the cue point immediately.
Playback pauses.
To resume playback from the cue point, click .
| To check a cue point (Cue Point Sampler)
After returning to the cue point, click and hold [CUE] to start playback from the cue point.
Playback continues while holding [CUE]. When released, playback returns to the cue point,
and pauses.
| To set a cue point during playback (Real-Time Cue)
During playback, click [IN] on the function panel at the point to be set as a cue point.
Hint
• When the quantize is turned on, the cue point is automatically set to the nearest beat grid by clicking [IN].
• For the function panel, see “Function panel ([1 PLAYER] mode)” (page 63) or “Function panel ([2 PLAYER]
mode)” (page 66).
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| To save a cue point
After setting a cue point, click [MEMORY] on the function panel to save the cue point. The
time (minute/second/millisecond) of the saved cue point is shown in the [MEMORY] panel
of the playback track sub-information panel. A cue point marker is displayed on the upper
side of the waveform. Up to 10 cue points can be saved for 1 track.
Hint
• You can use the saved cue points for your DJ performance on the DJ player.
• For the [MEMORY] panel, see “[MEMORY] panel” (page 60).
• For the function panel, see “Function panel ([1 PLAYER] mode)” (page 63) and “Function panel ([2 PLAYER]
mode)” (page 66).
Calling and playing saved cue points
1
Load the track with the saved cue point to the player panel.
The saved cue point time (minute/second/millisecond) is shown in the [MEMORY]
panel of the playback track sub-information panel. A cue point marker is displayed on
the upper side of the waveform.
2
Select a cue point to be used.
The playback point jumps to the cue point, and pauses.
3
Click .
Playback starts.
Hint
• You can select a cue point using the function panel. ([1 PLAYER] mode)
: Select a cue forward from the current playback position.
: Select a cue backward from the current playback position.
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Starting loop play
Set [IN] and [OUT] of the loop point.
1
Display
2
During playback, click [IN] on the function panel at the point to start loop playback.
(Loop In Point)
If using a cue point as the Loop In Point, this operation is not necessary.
3
During playback, click [OUT] on the function panel at the point to end loop
playback. (Loop Out Point)
The loop playback starts from the Loop In Point.
with a scroll bar on the function panel.
Hint
• When a loop point is set, the previous loop point is deleted.
• When a different track is loaded, the previous loop point is canceled. You can save loop points.
• When the quantize is turned on. click [IN] and [OUT] to set a loop point to be matched close to the beat
grid on playback.
| To cancel the loop play (Loop Exit)
During the loop play, click [EXIT] in the function panel to cancel the loop play. When reaching
the loop out point, playback continues without returning to the loop in point.
| To resume the loop play (Reloop)
After cancelling a loop play, click [RELOOP] in the function panel during the playback. Loop
play restarts from the previous loop in point.
| To specify the loop length by the number of beats (Auto Beat Loop)
You can play a loop with a loop length of between 1/64 and 512 beats, according to the BPM
of the track.
When you click the Auto Beat Loop button, the current playback position is changed to the
loop in point, and a loop is set for the selected number of beats.
Hint
• During a loop play, use a scroll bar to display
, and click [<] or [>] to halve/double the loop
length from the loop in point.
• When the quantize is turned on, click [IN] to set a loop in point to be matched to the beat grid position.
• To cancel a loop play, click the Auto Beat Loop button again.
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| To export loops and save them as WAV files
During a loop play, click
in the player panel, and then select [Export Loop As Wav].
• Exported loops are saved as WAV files (48 kHz sampling frequency, 16-bit quantization), and
added to [Collection]. Specify the file name when saving, which will be shown as a title in
[Collection].
• For instructions on using saved loops (WAV files), refer to the operating instructions for the
DJ equipment.
| To save a loop point
During a loop play or shortly after canceling a loop play click [MEMORY] in the function panel
to save a loop point for later. The time (minute/second/millisecond) of saved loop point is
then shown in the [MEMORY] panel of the playback track sub-information panel. Up to 10
loop points (including cue points) can be saved for one track.
Hint
• You can use the saved loop points for your DJ performance on the DJ player.
• For the [MEMORY] panel, see “[MEMORY] panel” (page 60).
Using the saved loop points
1
Load the track with the saved loop point to the player panel.
The loop point time (minute/second/millisecond) is shown in the [MEMORY] panel of
the playback track sub-information panel. A loop point (from loop in to out) is shown in
yellow on the waveform.
2
Select a loop point to be called.
The playback point jumps to the loop point, and pauses.
3
Click .
The loop play starts.
Hint
• You can select a loop point using the function panel. ([1 PLAYER] mode)
: Select a loop point forward from the current playback position.
: Select a loop point backward from the current playback position.
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Setting a saved loop as the active loop
When a loop point is saved,
(in orange) is displayed on the loop point.
To set the loop as an active loop, click
. The loop is set as an active loop, and the icon is
changed to
(in red).
If your player supports the loop function, when you click
in the player panel and set
[Active Loop Playback] to [On], the loop play automatically starts at the point of the active
loop during playback. You can check how active loop is performed on CDJ/XDJ series, etc. on
rekordbox.
Hint
• For instructions on active loops, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ equipment.
Using a Hot Cue
When cue and loop points are saved as Hot Cues, they can be played instantaneously. You
can choose up to 8 Hot Cues per track.
Hint
• Hot Cues can be called out and played on DJ equipment. The number of Hot Cues you can save depends
on the DJ equipment.
| To save Hot Cues
During the play or pause mode, in the [HOT CUE] panel of the sub-information panel, click
the [A] - [H] (Hot Cue point) at the position you wish to save as a Hot Cue. The playing (or
paused) point when the button was clicked is saved as a Hot Cue.
• When a Hot Cue point is clicked during a loop play, the currently playing loop is stored as
a Hot Cue in orange.
Hint
• When the quantize is turned on, set a Hot Cue. When you click the Hot Cue point, it is automatically set to
the nearest beat grid.
• You can save Hot Cues to click the [A] - [H] in the [CUE/LOOP] panel of the function panel. ([1 PLAYER]
mode)
• For the [HOT CUE] panel, see “[HOT CUE] panel” (page 61).
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Calling and playing saved hot cue points
1
Load the track with the saved hot cue point to the player panel.
The saved hot cue point time (minute/second/millisecond) is shown in the [HOT CUE]
panel of the sub-information panel. A hot cue point marker is displayed on the upper
side of the waveform.
2
Select a hot cue point.
Playback starts from the selected hot cue point.
Hint
• You can select a hot cue point using [A] to [H] on the [CUE/LOOP] panel in the function panel. ([1 PLAYER]
mode)
• If the [Preferences] window > [Advanced] tab > [Others] tab > [HOT CUE], and [During Pause, GATE
playback is applied.] is selected, switch to the [GATE] mode. In the [GATE] mode, the playback continues
only when you click and hold a hot cue button during pause. Also, when you release the button, the
playback pauses, and the playback point is returned to a hot cue point.
| To organize Hot Cues by using Hot Cue Bank List
Using Hot Cue Bank Lists, you can call cue/loop points of different tracks on your DJ
performance.
The cue/loop point information for different tracks can be stored in Hot Cue Banks. The
combination of the 8 Hot Cue Banks is called Hot Cue Bank List.
If loading multiple Hot Cue Bank Lists onto a DJ player, you can make a variety of DJ
performances using Hot Cue combinations.
To display [Hot Cue Bank List] in the tree view, open [Preferences] window > [View] tab >
[Layout], and click [Hot Cue Bank List] checkbox.
Note
• The number of Hot Cue Banks depends on the DJ equipment.
• Hot Cue Bank Lists cannot be loaded onto some DJ equipment.
• If the player panel is in the [2 PLAYER] mode, Hot Cue Bank and [X] are not displayed.
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Create a new Hot Cue Bank List
1
Click [+] on the right side of the [Hot Cue Bank Lists] in the tree view of the browser
panel.
[Untitled Hot Cue Bank List] is added under the [Hot Cue Bank Lists] folder.
2
Type the list name using your computer, and then click the [Enter] key.
Hint
• To delete a Hot Cue Bank List, select it, and then click the [Delete] key on your computer keyboard.
Save cue and loop points as Hot Cue Banks
During the play or pause mode, click the [A] - [H] in Hot Cue Bank List at the position you wish
to save. The cue point is stored in a Hot Cue Bank. The saved point is displayed in green.
Hint
• When a Hot Cue Bank is clicked during a loop play, the currently playing loop point is stored and displayed
in orange in a Hot Cue Bank.
Check saved Hot Cue Banks
In the Hot Cue Bank List, click a Hot Cue Bank of a saved cue/loop point to start its playback.
Hint
• To delete a cue/loop point saved in the Hot Cue Bank List, click its [X] on the right side of the Hot Cue Bank.
Call a saved Hot Cue and save it in Hot Cue Bank
1
Open [Preferences] window > [Advanced] tab > [Others] tab > [Hot Cue], and click
the [During Pause, GATE playback is applied.] checkbox.
2
Load a track containing Hot Cue points onto the player panel.
The cue or loop points saved in the track are displayed in the [HOT CUE] panel.
3
In the [HOT CUE] panel, click a point you wish to save in Hot Cue Bank.
The playback position is moved to the selected point, and the play pauses.
4
Click the appropriate [A] - [H] in the Hot Cue Bank List.
The saved point is displayed in the Hot Cue Bank.
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Organize Hot Cue Bank Lists by using folders
1
Right-click the [Hot Cue Bank Lists] folder, and then select [Create New Folder].
[Untitled Folder] is created under the [Hot Cue Bank Lists] folder.
2
Type the folder name using your computer keyboard, and then click the [Enter] key.
3
Drag Hot Cue Bank Lists to the created folder.
Hot Cue Bank Lists are moved under the created folder.
Hint
• To delete a folder, select the folder, and then click the [Delete] key on the computer keyboard. All Hot Cue
Bank lists and folders contained in the folder are deleted.
Add an artwork image to a Hot Cue Bank List
Valid artwork image file formats are JPEG (.jpg or .jpeg) and PNG (.png).
1
Right-click a Hot Cue Bank List, and then select [Add Artwork].
2
Select an image file, and then click [Open].
The artwork image is added to a Hot Cue Bank List.
Hint
• To display the added artwork image, right-click the Hot Cue Bank List.
Checking the play histories
Use [Histories] to check played tracks and track orders.
1
Double-click [Histories] in the tree view.
Play histories are displayed in the year and month folders.
2
Select a play history.
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Using a USB device
You can load tracks and playlists from [Collection] to a USB device (flash memory or hard disk).
Connect the USB device to a DJ player for your DJ performance.
Hint
• For music files (file formats) that can be loaded and played on Pioneer DJ player, refer to the operating
instructions for each DJ player.
• An SD memory card can be used for some DJ players.
• To import music files, connect a USB device which stores a playlist exported from another computer. Rightclick a playlist or folder in [Devices], and then select [Import Playlist] or [Import Folder].
• When using MEP-4000 or XDJ-R1, open the [Preferences] window > [CDJ & Device] tab > [Device] tab >
[Library], and select each device. When the USB device is removed after selecting DJ player, the necessary
data for your DJ performance is loaded to the USB device.
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Connect the USB device to your computer
Insert the USB device into your computer, and then click . USB device settings are displayed
in [Devices].
You can make settings for the USB device to use on a DJ player. Refer also to the operating
instructions for the DJ player.
[General]
[Device Name]
Set the name to display.
[Background Color]
Set the background color to display.
[Waveform Color]
Set the waveform color to display.
[Type of the Overview
Waveform]
Select the display type of the waveform to display.
[Category]
Specify a category and the order to display.
[Sort]
Specify a sort order to display.
[Column]
Specify a user setting category to display on the right side of the title, when
browsing music files on the display window of DJ equipment.
[Color]
Enter or edit a comment on one of the eight colors used for classifying the music
files categories.
[My Settings]
Set to whether all settings of all items are applied automatically.
Hint
• You can change the setting of [My Settings] on the [Preferences] window > [CDJ & Device] tab > [My
Settings] tab. When [Apply settings on devices automatically] is set, the changed settings are applied to a
USB device.
Note
• File systems such as NTFS and exFAT are not supported by DJ equipment, thus they are not displayed on
the screen. Use FAT32 for Windows and a FAT32 or HFS+ formatted device for Mac.
Remove the USB device from your computer
Click  on the right side of to remove before disconnecting the USB device from your
computer.
Note
• The USB device must not be disconnected while the data is transferring. If you want to disconnect the
device while data is being transferred, click [X] on the right of the progress bar to cancel the data transfer.
• When the [Preferences] window > [CDJ & Device] tab > [Device] tab > [Create library exclusively for] , [XDJR1] or [MEP-4000] is selected,
is displayed on the right side of . When you click
, the
creation of a library exclusively for the XDJ-R1 or MEP-4000 starts. Wait until it finishes, and then disconnect
the USB device from the computer.
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| To transfer tracks to a USB device
Drag tracks from [Collection] to in [Devices]. The transfer progress bar is displayed at the
bottom of the screen, and both tracks and track information are transferred to the USB device.
Hint
• Tracks can also be transferred by dragging them from [iTunes] or [Explorer] to in [Devices].
• To delete a track from the USB device, select the track in [Devices], and then click the [Delete] key on the
computer keyboard. (Tracks in the process of being transferred cannot be deleted.)
• Tracks can be transferred to 2 devices at the same time.
• For some DJ equipment, when tracks are transferred to the USB device, an exclusive library ([Collection] or
[Playlist]) is created on the USB device when it is removed.
| To transfer playlists to a USB device
1
Click  on the left of
2
Click  on the left of the [Playlists] folder.
3
Drag a playlist to [Devices].
The playlist and the tracks contained in it are transferred to the USB device.
to transfer the playlist.
Hint
• A playlist can be transferred by dragging it from [iTunes] to [Devices].
• To delete the playlist from the USB device, select the playlist in [Devices], and then click the [Delete] key on
the computer keyboard.
• Depending on the DJ equipment, there may be restrictions on the names of playlists and the folder
structure on the USB device. For details, refer to the operating instructions of the DJ equipment.
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| To transfer Hot Cue Bank Lists to a USB device
You can use combinations of Hot Cues of different tracks on DJ equipment by using a Hot
Cue Bank List created prior to your DJ performance.
The available number of Hot Cue Banks depends on the DJ equipment.
1
Click  on the left of
2
Click  on the left of the [Hot Cue Bank Lists] folder.
3
Drag the Hot Cue Bank List to [Devices].
The Hot Cue Bank List and the tracks contained in it are transferred to the USB device.
to transfer the Hot Cue Bank List.
Hint
• To delete the Hot Cue Bank List from the USB device, select the Hot Cue Bank List in [Devices], and then
click the [Delete] key on the computer keyboard.
| To use a USB device connected to a DJ player for DJ performance (USB
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You can use a USB device (flash memory or hard disk) for your DJ performance. Without using
a computer, you can transfer tracks, playlists, and track information (such as cue points) to the
DJ player. See also “Using a USB device for DJ performance (USB EXPORT)” (page 72).
• An SD memory card can also be used for some DJ equipment.
• Hot Cue Bank Lists cannot be loaded onto some DJ equipment.
• For MEP-4000 and XDJ-R1, the number of tracks displayed in the folders and playlists on the
USB device is limited. In addition, certain kinds of audio format, including AIFF, are not
supported by MEP-4000.
• For instructions on connecting USB devices to DJ equipment and using the USB device for
your DJ performance, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ player.
DJ performance using the quantize function on a DJ player or DJ mixer
The beat grid of tracks detected and adjusted beat grids using rekordbox can be used
through the quantize function of cueing and looping on the DJ player. When the DJ player
and DJ mixer are connected by a LAN cable, you can use detected and adjusted beat grids
through the quantize function for special effects.
• For instructions on using the quantize function on the DJ player or DJ mixer, refer to the
operating instructions for the DJ equipment.
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Using the beat sync function between DJ players for DJ performance
If you detected and adjusted beat grids of tracks using rekordbox, you can synchronize
tempos (BPM) and beats of DJ players connected via PRO DJ LINK (page 72). You can also
synchronize them of the left and right decks of an all-in-one DJ system.
• For instructions on using the beat sync function on the DJ player, refer to the operating
instructions of the DJ player.
Using Hot Cues on a DJ player
Hot Cue ([A] - [H]) information of tracks can be called and used on a DJ player.
• For instructions on using the Hot Cue information on a DJ player, refer to the operating
instructions of the DJ player.
• If [Auto Load Hot Cue] is set on tracks, load these tracks onto the DJ player. Hot Cues saved
in tracks are then automatically loaded onto Hot Cues on the DJ player.
• The number of Hot Cues depends on the DJ player.
Save play histories on rekordbox from DJ equipment
Connect the USB device used for your DJ performance to the computer. A play history of
tracks in the device is automatically saved on rekordbox. The history is displayed in the
[Histories] folder with its saved date.
• The history is deleted from the USB device.
Note
• When the [Preferences] window > [CDJ & Device] tab > [Device] tab > [History] > [Import the play history
automatically] is not set, play histories are not imported automatically.
• When importing manually, open the [Histories] folder in the USB device. Right-click the play history to be
saved, and then select [Import History].
• Tracks in the play histories can only be exported from [Collection] of your rekordbox. Tracks exported from
another rekordbox or tracks deleted from your rekordbox cannot be saved in the play histories. Such tracks
are excluded.
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Load track information updated on a DJ player
The following information is updated.
• Cue Points and Loop Points
• Hot Cues
• Beat Grids
• Other information (colors, ratings, and comments)
1
Connect the USB device used for your DJ performance to the computer.
2
Right-click of the USB device you wish to load track information, and then select
[Update Collection].
The [Update Collection with USB Device] window is opened when the track information
starts updating.
Hint
• If you click [Cancel] while updating, the [Update Collection with USB Device] window is closed.
• Depending on the DJ player, updated information may differ.
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Using the LAN connection
If you connect a computer to a DJ player by a LAN cable or wireless LAN, you can directly load
rekordbox tracks and data, and use them on the DJ player. (page 98)
• For transferring tracks to DJ equipment, it is not necessary to export them to a USB device.
• You can use various rekordbox track-selecting features (e.g. track browsing) during your DJ
performance.
• On rekordbox, you can check the play histories of DJ players (page 89). A play history by
PRO DJ LINK is created in the year’s folder as [LINK HISTORY yyyy-mm-dd].
When your computer is connected to a PRO DJ LINK-compatible DJ mixer by a LAN cable, you
can monitor tracks in rekordbox through headphones connected to the DJ mixer. (page 97))
Establishing the link
Depending on your computer’s security software and operating system settings, it may not
be possible to establish links with DJ equipment. In this case, it is necessary to clear settings
for any programs and communications ports that are blocked.
• For the link status display, see “Link status panel” (page 69).
1
2
Connect the computer and DJ equipment to the network.
When detecting DJ equipment connected to the network,
bottom left of the browser panel.
is displayed at the
Click
.
Communication with DJ equipment connected by a LAN cable or wireless LAN is
enabled.
The link status panel (icons of connected DJ equipment) is displayed at the bottom of
the browser panel, and
is displayed.
Hint
• For connection instructions, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ equipment and computer.
• When connected using a switching hub or a PRO DJ LINK-compatible DJ mixer, rekordbox music files and
data can be shared with up to four pieces of DJ equipment.
• It may take time for the network address to be acquired automatically, depending on the communications
environment.
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• When
is displayed on the left side of the link status panel, there are two computers connected, one
of which has rekordbox installed.
• When
is displayed on the left side of the link status panel, the computer is connected to the network
by a wireless LAN.
• When [MIDI/HID] is displayed on the right side of the DJ equipment icon, DJ equipment is communicating
with another computer by USB control (MIDI or HID).
| To change the displaying order of the DJ equipment icons in the link
status panel
The order in which DJ equipment icons display in the link status panel can be changed by
dragging them left and right.
| To exit the link
Click
to cancel the communication with DJ equipment connected by a LAN cable or
wireless LAN.
Monitoring tracks through headphones connected
to the DJ mixer
To monitor rekordbox tracks through headphones connected to the DJ mixer, open the
[Preferences] window > [Audio] tab > [LINK MONITOR], select [Use “LINK MONITOR” of
Pioneer DJ Mixers], and then start playback.
• For instructions on the DJ mixer, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ mixer.
Hint
• The click sound of the waveform on the [Preview] column or [Artwork] column is also monitored with
headphones from the DJ mixer.
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Using a DJ player
Drag a track from a track list on the browser panel to
loaded onto the DJ player, and playback starts.
in the link status panel. The track is
Note
• When the [EJECT/LOAD LOCK] function of a DJ player is active, tracks cannot be loaded until playback on
the DJ equipment pauses.
• Tracks in [Devices] cannot be loaded onto a DJ player.
| To use the quantize function on a DJ player or DJ mixer
If you have detected and adjusted beat grids of tracks using rekordbox, you can use them
with the quantize function on performing cue operations and playing loops at the DJ player.
Furthermore, if a DJ player and a DJ mixer are connected by a LAN cable, you can use the
quantize function for special effects (FX).
• For instructions on using the quantize function on a DJ player or DJ mixer, refer to the
operating instructions for DJ equipment.
| To use the beat sync function between DJ players or all-in-one DJ
system for DJ performance
If you have detected and adjusted beat grids of tracks using rekordbox, you can synchronize
tempos (BPM) and beats of DJ players connected via PRO DJ LINK. You can also synchronize
them of the left and right controller decks.
• For instructions on using the beat sync function on a DJ player, refer to the operating
instructions of the DJ player.
Hint
• You can synchronize tempos (BPM) and beats of multiple DJ equipment by specifying tempos (BPM) on
rekordbox.
| To use Hot Cues on DJ equipment
The Hot Cue ([A] - [H]) information of music files can be called and used on DJ equipment.
• For instructions on using Hot Cues on DJ equipment, refer to the operating instructions of
DJ equipment.
Hint
• When [Auto Load Hot Cue] is enabled and such tracks are loaded onto a DJ player, Hot Cues saved in tracks
are automatically loaded.
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• The number of Hot Cues depends on the DJ player.
| To load the Hot Cue Bank Lists onto a DJ player
Drag the required Hot Cue Bank List from the [Hot Cue Bank Lists] to
in the link status
panel. The Hot Cue Banks stored in the Hot Cue Bank Lists are loaded into the Hot Cues of the
DJ player.
Hint
• The number of available Hot Cues depends on the DJ player.
| To share tracks by using Tag List
Tag List is a list allowing you to perform real-time browsing from each DJ player displayed in
the link status panel.
When tracks are added from rekordbox to Tag List, the tracks on Tag List can be loaded onto
the DJ player and played by operating the DJ player.
1
Open the [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Layout], and select [Playlist Palette].
2
Click
3
Click [TAG] above the tree view, and then click
4
Drag a track from [Collection] in the browser panel to [Tag List].
The tracks are added to [Tag List].
on the browser panel to display the playlist palette.
on the right side of [TAG].
Hint
• Tracks can also be added by right-clicking a track and selecting [Add to Tag List].
• Tracks and playlists can also be added by dragging them from [Playlists] or [iTunes].
• Up to 100 files can be added.
Change the order of tracks on Tag List
1
Click the heading of the column displaying the track order.
Each time you click, the arrangement switches between ascending and descending
order.
2
Drag a track to change its position in the list.
Note
• If tracks are sorted by any column header other than track order, you cannot change the track order by
dragging a track.
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Play tracks on a DJ player by using Tag List
By operating the DJ player, tracks on Tag List can be loaded and played on each DJ player, and
tag lists actually used during performances can be saved as rekordbox playlists. For
instructions on accessing tag lists from the DJ player, refer to the operating instructions of the
DJ player.
Connecting a mobile device supporting wireless
LAN (Wi-Fi®)
rekordbox music files can be transferred not only to USB devices and SD memory cards, but
also to mobile devices (e.g. iPhone, Android™ devices) that support wireless LAN (Wi-Fi®).
Set the mobile version of rekordbox on the mobile device to the communications standby
mode, and then click
on the right of [Devices]. When a mobile device is detected and a
link is established, the mobile device name is displayed on [Devices].
Hint
• For instructions and details on rekordbox functions on the mobile device, refer to rekordbox.com.
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Mixing ([2 PLAYER] mode)
Preparing for mixing
Mix tracks to find a good match combination or adjust beat grids.
A good match combination of tracks can be saved in the library and can be called as RELATED
TRACKS when selecting the next track to play.
| To mix two tracks in Players A and B
1
Select [2 PLAYER] on the upper-left of the screen.
The player panel is switched to [2 PLAYER] mode.
2
Drag a track from the track list, etc. to Player A.
3
Drag a track from the track list, etc. to Player B.
4
Click  on the operation panels of Player A and Player B.
The tracks in Player A and Player B start playback.
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5
Adjust the mixing audio volume of Player A and Player B.
You can try mixing with a crossfader on the operation panel.
Move the crossfader to A to increase the volume of Player A and to decrease the volume
of Player B. Move the crossfader to B to increase the volume of Player B and to decrease
the volume of Player A.
| To adjust the track playback speed (Tempo Control)
Click the tempo adjustment button to match the playback speed of 2 tracks.
[+]: The playback speed becomes faster.
[-]: The playback speed becomes slower.
[RST]: The playback speed is reset to the original speed.
BPM value: You can enter the BPM by double clicking the number.
| To adjust the playback speed without changing the pitch (Master
Tempo)
1
Click [MT] on the function panel.
The [MT] lights up in red and the master tempo is turned on.
2
Click [+]/[-] to adjust the tempo (BPM).
The pitch of the track does not change even when you change the playback speed.
Note
• The sound quality may change because the sound is digitally reprocessed.
| To adjust the beat positions of two tracks manually using Pitch Bend
Click
to slow down the playback or
during playback.
to speed up the playback on the function panel
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| To synchronize the beat positions and tempo of two tracks using Beat
Sync
1
Play a track on Player A.
The Player which starts the playback first becomes the Sync Master.
2
Play a track on Player B.
3
Click [BEAT SYNC] in the function panel on Player B.
The Tempo (BPM) and beat positions of the track on Player B is synchronized with those
on Player A.
To turn the SYNC function off, click [BEAT SYNC] again.
To get back to the original BPM on each player after turning the SYNC function off, click
[RST].
| To set 2 tracks as a good match combination
If the 2 tracks are a good match to mix in terms of harmony, etc., click
to store such
information in the library. The stored information can be shown as a good match
combination.
• If the 2 tracks are a good match when loading these tracks onto the Player A and Player B,
lights up in blue automatically.
• To display tracks with good match combinations for a particular track, see “Using RELATED
TRACKS” (page 40).
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Recording
You can record sound input through hardware connected via USB. For example, when
connected to a turntable via USB, you can record source music from an analog record. Also,
you can record your DJ performance by connecting your computer to an audio interface,
such as a DJ mixer.
A recording is created as a WAV file.
In the EXPORT mode, only audio input from external equipment can be recorded.
To record from Master Out of rekordbox, use the recording function in the PERFORMANCE
mode. (page 155)
1
Click the [REC] checkbox on the top of the screen.
The recording panel is displayed.
2
Select a recording source.
The recording source shown in the menu depends on the connected hardware.
• When PLX-500 is connected, select [USB REC].
• When DJM-900NXS2 is connected, select [Master Out], [Channel 1], [Channel 2],
[Channel 3], or [Channel 4].
• When DJM-900NXS is connected, select [Channel 1], [Channel 2], [Channel 3], or
[Channel 4].
• Depending on the recording sources and the connected hardware, settings of the
connected hardware may be necessary. For details, refer to the operating instructions
of the connected hardware.
3
Turn the recording level knob to adjust the recording level.
Start playback of some tracks on the connected hardware, check the recording level
indicator, and adjust the recording level accordingly.
If the level is too low, recorded files will contain noise and the volume will be low. If the
level is too high, clipping will occur and the sound will be distorted. The best recording
quality can be obtained by increasing the maximum recording level to the point where
not all the indicators hit the red zone.
4
Click
.
flashes and rekordbox is in the recording standby mode.
5
Play a track to be recorded on the connected hardware.
Recording starts when audio input is received. The
changes to
time and remaining time for recording are shown.
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6
Click
.
Recording stops.
When no sound continues more than 20 seconds, recording stops automatically.
Hint
• To avoid automatic start/stop recording, open the [Preferences] window > [Advanced] tab > [Recordings]
tab, and set [Recording starts when:]/[Recording ends when:] to [Pressing the REC button].
Automatic separation of recorded files
rekordbox has a feature to automatically create another file when it detects a certain length
of silence. If you enable this function, you can create audio files per track when recording an
analog record (if it has multiple tracks and breaks between them).
The length of the silence can be set from 1 to 10 seconds.
Open the [Preferences] window > [Advanced] tab > [Recordings] tab, and adjust the settings
of automatic separation as follows.
• If the file does not separate;
[Silence Level Threshold]: Move the slider to right to increase the threshold.
[When silence continues for]: Decrease the length of silence.
• If the file separates unnecessarily;
[Silence Level Threshold]: Move the slider to left to decrease the threshold.
[When silence continues for]: Increase the length of silence.
See “Other settings for recordings” (page 107) in “EXPORT mode”.
Hint
• When the automatic separation feature is enabled, a screen with [Will you save the separate recording
files?] is displayed after recording. If you click [No], the recording is saved as one file (not separated).
Note
• This feature separates a file by detecting silence. Therefore, if there is no silence between tracks, the
recorded file is not separated. Conversely, if a track has a silent or a low volume-level part, the file may be
separated there. If this feature does not work correctly even after these setting values are adjusted, open
the [Preferences] window > [Advanced] tab > [Recordings] tab, and do not select the [Automatically
separates files when silence continues].
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Enter tag information of a recorded file
You can input tag information such as [Artist], [Album], and [Track Title].
If you prefer to input tag information later, leave the fields blank and click [OK].
Display recorded files
1
Click  on the left of [Recordings] in the tree view of the browser panel.
Folders containing recorded files are shown in the tree view.
2
Select a file in the track list, and then drag and drop it to the player.
To start playback, click  on the operation panel.
Hint
• If you have input tag information, the file is shown in [Album] in [Artist] under [Recordings]. If you have not
input tag information, click [Recordings] to display the recorded files in the track list.
• To delete unwanted recorded files, right-click the file and select [Remove Recorded File].
Note
• Folders in [Recordings] cannot be edited in the tree view. To edit the name of a folder, etc., use the rename
facility in Finder or Windows Explorer.
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Other settings for recordings
See “[Recordings] (EXPORT mode)” (page 194).
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Management
Saving data using the backup function
Regularly backing-up is recommended to prevent data from being lost due to computer
failure or other disasters.
Data in rekordbox such as [Collection], playlists, analysis data and music files can be backed
up. The backup function can also be used for migrating data from the current computer to a
new one. Data backed up for Mac can be restored in Windows and vice versa.
Note
• If a lot of music files exist in [Collection], it may take a long time to back them up, depending on the
computer’s performance.
1
Click [Library] from the [File] menu on the upper screen, and then click [Backup
Library].
2
Click [OK].
[Do you want to back up music files as well?] is displayed.
3
Select [Yes] or [No].
Backing up your music files is recommended when you migrate data from your current
computer to a new one. Music files are backed up in the [rekordbox_bak] folder, to be
restored in the same path as specified in the backed up files.
4
Specify a path to store the backup data, and then click [Save].
The backup starts.
Once the backup is completed, [Collection was backed up.] is shown.
5
Click [OK].
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Using the Restore function
Your data is replaced with the backed up data.
Note
• If the backup data consists a lot of music files, it may take a long time to restore them, depending on the
computer’s performance.
1
Click [Library] from the [File] menu on the upper screen, and then click [Restore
Library].
2
Click [OK].
3
Select the backup data (.zip or .edb), and then click [Open].
Replacement of the present data with the backup data starts.
Once the process is completed, [Collection was restored.] is shown.
4
Click [OK].
Hint
• You can replace the present data with the backup data in .edb files from old rekordbox versions.
• To restore data with music files, the backup music files (rekordbox_bak folder) must be placed at the same
path as the backup data.
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Updating the file paths of missing music files
rekordbox manages information on where music files are stored (file paths). If file and folder
names are changed or if files or folders are moved or deleted, it may no longer be possible to
play the music file. ([!] is displayed to the left of missing music files.)
1
From the [File] menu on the upper screen, select [Display All Missing Files].
A list of missing music files is displayed.
2
Select the track whose file path is to be corrected, and then click [Relocate].
3
Select the folder in which the music file is stored and the file name, then click [Open].
Information on where the music file is stored (file path) is corrected.
Hint
• File paths can also be corrected by right-clicking on a track displaying [!] in [Collection], and then selecting
[Relocate].
• You can select more than one track to correct their file path. When selecting multiple tracks, after the first
track is relocated, the rest will relocate to the same path.
Note
• Be careful not to select the wrong music file at the [Choose a new full path for] screen.
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PERFORMANCE mode
To use the PERFORMANCE mode (for DJ performance features), rekordbox dj activation
(authentication by the license key) of rekordbox dj Plus Pack is required. See “About the
PERFORMANCE mode” (page 20).
About the PERFORMANCE mode screen
1
2
1. Player panel (page 112)
2. Browser panel (page 132)
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Player panel
1 2
5 6
4 1
3
7
8
9
1. Track information panel (page 114)
2. Effect panel (page 126)
3. Global section (page 113)
4. Enlarged waveform panel (page 131)
5. Performance pads (page 116)
6. Headphone panel (page 130)
7. JOG panel (page 115)
8. Sampler deck (page 128)
9. Mixer panel (page 130)
10. Recording panel (page 131)
112
7
10 5
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| Global section
1
2
3
4
5 6
7
8
9 10
1. Switch between the PERFORMANCE mode and EXPORT mode (page 19).
2. Change the layout of the deck and waveform (2 deck/4 deck, horizontal/vertical or
browse screen) (page 154).
3. Display the effect panel ([FX] panel) (page 126), sampler deck (page 128), mixer panel
(page 130), recording panel (page 131).
4. Open the setting window to use MIDI Learn.
Connect to equipment which has the MIDI control function.
For operating MIDI Learn, refer to “MIDI LEARN Operation Guide” on the rekordbox
website.
rekordbox.com/en/support/manual.php
5. Display the [Preferences] window.
6. Adjust the volume level from MASTER OUT.
When connecting to DJ equipment compatible with this feature, buttons and controllers
are shown for setting PC MASTER OUT on or off.
• [ON]: MASTER OUT sound outputs from both the connected DJ equipment and
computer’s internal speaker.
• [OFF]: MASTER OUT sound outputs from the connected DJ equipment only.
For compatible DJ equipment, refer to FAQ on the rekordbox.com.
7. The volume level from MASTER OUT is indicated.
8. The audio dropout meter (audio dropouts that have reached 100%) is displayed.
9. When the computer is unplugged from the mains power supply, the remaining battery
life of the computer is displayed.
10. The current time is displayed.
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| Track information panel
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1. The track’s artwork image is displayed.
Point on the artwork image with the mouse curser to display , and then click  to
unload the track.
2. The track name, artist name, original BPM and key are displayed.
3. Remaining time ( [ - ] ) and elapsed time are displayed.
4. Turn down the key by a semitone. (Semitone Down)
5. Turn on/off the Key Sync function.
6. Turn up the key by a semitone. (Semitone Up)
7. Turn on/off the Beat Sync function (page 148).
8. Display the current cue position.
9. The full waveform, cue point, memory cue point, and hot cue point are displayed.
Click to shift the playback position to the position you clicked.
The waveform color can be changed on the [Preferences] window. (page 77)
10. The key sync function or the current key of the track is displayed.
Double-click to reset the key if you have changed it using semitone up/down function.
11. The difference from the original key is displayed.
12. Set the deck as a Master Player for the Beat Sync function.
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| JOG panel
Click
to display the performance pad and the JOG panel if the [GRID EDIT] panel is
displayed.
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1. Click the lower bar to switch the buttons.
: Set the loop length by the specified number of beats. (Auto Beat Loop)
: Set real-time cues and loop in/out points, and cancel/resume a loop playback. (Manual
Loop) (page 144)
2. When playback is paused, a cue point is set to the current position. Click and hold to
continue playback. (page 142)
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3. You can set information associated with the virtual deck on the [Preferences] window >
[View] tab > [Switch JOG Display].
• [Current Cue / Slip]: A red marker indicates the position of the Cue point. When [SLIP]
is on, the inner ring turns red, and a yellow marker indicates the position of the Cue
point.
• [Hot Cue Countdown]: The distance to Hot Cue within 5 laps is indicated. It changes
the JOG displaying according to the distance to the Hot Cue.
4. Display the current BPM.
5. Adjust the playback speed. (page 138)
6. Perform without breaking the rhythm of the track. (slip mode) (page 147)
7. Set a loop in point, loop out point, Hot Cue, and Cue automatically according to the beat
position. (quantize function) (page 141)
8. Start or pause playback. (page 138)
9. Display the playback speed. The playback speed can be changed by clicking [ + ]/[ - ].
10. The adjustable range for playing speed is displayed. (TEMPO RANGE)
11. Adjust the playback speed without changing the pitch. (Master Tempo) (page 138)
When you shift the key on a track information panel, the display here is changed to [KEY
RESET]. Click to reset the key.
| Performance pads
If the [GRID EDIT] panel is displayed, click
to switch to the performance pad.
By switching the pad, you can use various functions.
In the PAD mode, click the function name displayed in the lower side of the pad. This allows
you to select various functions to be assigned to the performance pad.
[HOT CUE] (page 117) / [PAD FX] (page 118) / [SLICER] (page 119) / [BEAT JUMP] (page 120) /
[BEAT LOOP] (page 120) / [KEYBOARD] (page 121) / [KEY SHIFT] (page 121) / [SEQ. CALL]
(page 122) / [ACT. CENSR] (page 123) / [MEMORY CUE] (page 124)
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[HOT CUE] mode
After saving Hot Cues, you can call the specific playback position quickly and mark on the full
waveform or enlarged waveform.
For details on how to operate, see “Using a Hot Cue” (page 146).
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1. Hot Cues are displayed.
If you click an empty pad, the current playback position is saved as a Hot Cue.
If you click a pad with a Hot Cue, the playback position jumps to the Hot Cue position.
Right-click the Hot Cue pad to enter comments and change the color.
2. Scroll the display.
3. Point at the pad with the mouse cursor, and then click [X] to delete the Hot Cue from the
pad.
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[PAD FX] mode
For details on how to operate, see “Using PAD FX” (page 163).
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1. While holding the click, the effect is applied.
For the RELEASE FX, turn on or off by clicking.
2. Change the FXs and FX parameters assigned to each performance pad.
• There are five parameters; [BEAT], [LEVEL/DEPTH], [ROOM SIZE], [PITCH SHIFT], and
[COLOR] (SOUND COLOR FX).
In a parameter [BEAT], you can change the beat of the FX.
• In the RELEASE FX pad, set [HOLD] to [ON] to turn on by holding, or set [HOLD] to [OFF]
to turn on/off by clicking.
3. Scroll the display.
4. Switch the bank.
You can save effect settings on two banks.
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[SLICER] mode
For details on how to operate, see “Using a slicer” (page 174).
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1. While clicking, roll playback of a sliced and assigned section occurs. (Playback of the
section is repeated only while clicking the pad.)
2. The same sliced section is played.
3. The range of the slicer is shifted and moved.
4. Change the length of the slice.
5. Change the length of the roll.
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[BEAT JUMP] mode
For details on how to operate, see “Using the beat jump function” (page 149).
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2
1. The playback position jumps to the displayed length (beat or bar) and direction.
During the loop play, the loop position moves.
2. Scroll the display.
[BEAT LOOP] mode
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2
1. Specify a beat length for a loop play from the current playback position.
Click again to cancel the specifying.
2. Scroll the display.
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[KEYBOARD] mode
For details on how to operate, see “To use [KEYBOARD]” (page 150).
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1. Shift the key by a semitone when using a HOT CUE.
2. Scroll the display.
3. Switch to the HOT CUE screen to select a HOT CUE.
4. Select a HOT CUE.
[KEY SHIFT] mode
For details on how to operate, see “To use [KEY SHIFT]” (page 150).
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2
1. Shift the key by a semitone.
2. Scroll the display.
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[SEQ. CALL] (SEQUENCE CALL) mode
For details on how to operate, see “Loading a sequence to a deck (SEQUENCE LOAD) ”
(page 172).
1
1. Play the saved sequence.
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[ACT. CENSR] (ACTIVE CENSOR) mode
You can apply an effect to specified sections of a track. When the playback position reaches
a specified section, the effect is automatically applied.
• You can specify multiple sections of a track.
• During reverse playback, the effect is not applied.
For details on how to operate, see “Using ACTIVE CENSOR” (page 180).
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1. Select an effect.
2. Set the beginning point for the effect to be applied.
is shown on the enlarged
waveform.
When the playback position is in the specified range, [IN ADJ] is displayed and you can
change the beginning point.
3. Set the ending point at which the effect will no longer be applied.
When the playback position is in the specified range, [OUT ADJ] is displayed and you can
change the ending point.
4. Clear the specified section. You can click when the playback position reaches to the
specified section.
5. Jump to the beginning of the specified section (IN point).
6. When selecting [TRANS] or [V.BRAKE], change the beat parameter.
7. Turn on/off the active censor mode.
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[MEMORY CUE] mode
For details on how to operate, see “To save a cue point” (page 143) or “To save the loop”
(page 145).
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1. Change the color of the Cue marker.
2. Display the saved cue or loop.
Left-click the time to jump to the point. Playback pauses.
Right-click the time to enter a comment.
3. Save a cue or loop.
4. Point at the pad with the mouse cursor, and then click [X] to delete the saved Cue or loop.
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| [GRID EDIT] panel
Click
to switch to the [GRID EDIT] panel if the performance pad is displayed.
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1. Set the nearest grid position to [1.1Bars].
2. Shift the playback position (a red vertical line at the center of the waveform) to the first
beat of bar. (page 141)
3. Move the beat grid to the left by 1 msec / 3 msec.
4. Move the beat grid to the right by 1 msec / 3 msec.
5. Turn the metronome sound on/off and change its volume to one of three levels.
Metronome sound starts with the playback track, synchronized with the beat grid.
6. Undo your last action in the [GRID EDIT] panel.
7. Redo the action which you undid in the [GRID EDIT] panel.
8. Display and change the Auto Gain value detected by track analysis. (Auto Gain)
When the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Mixer] tab > [Auto Gain] is set to
[Enable], this value is displayed.
9. Start or pause playback.
10. Display the distance of beat grid at the playback position (a red vertical line at the center
of the waveform) as BPM. You can also enter BPM manually to change the distance of
beat grid.
11. Change the beat grid according to BPM determined by the click interval of [TAP].
12. Widen the beat grid distance by 1 msec / 3 msec when
is turned on.
13. Double/halve the BPM. The length of each beat grid distance is halved/doubled.
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14. Select the whole track as an adjustment range of the beat grid.
When switching to the [GRID EDIT] panel, the whole track is already selected and this
button is not available. The adjustment range is changed to the whole track when
is
turned on and the range is set to the current position or later.
15. Re-set the beat grid from the current position (a red vertical line at the center of the
waveform) according to the BPM determined.
16. Narrow the beat grid distance by 1 msec / 3 msec when
is turned on.
17. Enable/disable re-analysis and Grid edit. (page 141)
If you set it to disable, is displayed on the track list.
| Effect panel
Click the [FX] checkbox in the global section (page 113). The following screens are about
[BEAT FX]. For details on how to operate, see “Using effect features” (page 157).
• Single mode: Apply one effect.
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• Multiple mode: Apply multiple effects at the same time.
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1. Select a deck to be applied with an effect.
• [1] through [4]: Apply the effect to decks 1 through 4.
• [S]: Apply the effect to the sampler.
• [M]: Apply the effect to MASTER OUT.
2. Switch between the single mode and multiple mode.
3. Turn on/off the effect.
4. Select an effect.
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5. Save multiple parameter settings that are adjusted in the single mode.
You can call the saved parameter settings when you select the effect.
The position of the [L/D] (LEVEL/DEPTH) is not saved.
6. Turn on/off the RELEASE FX.
7. Select a RELEASE FX.
8. Set BPM.
9. Adjust the volume balance between the original sound and the sound with effects.
10. Change the number of beats of the effect.
11. Adjust the parameter for each effect.
12. Change the effect level.
13. Change the number of beats of the RELEASE FX.
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| Sampler deck
Click the [SAMPLER] checkbox in the global section (page 113).
For details on how to operate, see “Using the sampler deck” (page 165).
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1. Play the sampler.
To stop playback, click this with pressing the [Shift] key on the computer keyboard.
2. Output the sampler deck to your headphones.
3. Adjust the volume of the whole sampler deck.
4. Adjust the output level of the whole sampler deck.
5. Sets of samplers are saved in four banks. (Sampler bank)
6. Select an output channel for the sampler deck during the external mixer mode.
7. Set the quantize to on / off. (Sampler quantize)
8. Set SYNC to the sampler deck.
9. Set the sampler deck as the master in the sync mode.
10. Switch between the sampler and OSC sampler.
11. Adjust BPM for playback of the sampler.
Click [-]/[+] to change the BPM.
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Sequencer panel
When displaying the sampler deck, the sequencer panel is also displayed.
For details on how to operate, see “Using a sequencer” (page 170).
1. Record the sampler sequence.
2. Play the sampler sequence.
3. Save the recorded sampler sequence.
4. Indicate how the sequence is saved. (Sequence slot)
A sequence name in white indicates that the sequence is saved. A grayed out sequence
name indicates that the sequence is not saved. A grayed out sequence name with a red
circle indicates that the sequence is temporarily recorded.
Up to eight sequences can be saved.
5. Change the sequence length.
6. Indicates sequence length and beats. (Beat Counter)
During recording or playback of a sequence, a marker moves to indicate the playback
position.
7. Mute the sampler sequence per sampler slot. ([Sequence MUTE mode])
8. Delete the sampler sequence per sampler slot. ([Sequence ERASE mode])
9. Turn the metronome sound on/off.
Metronome sound starts with the playback track, synchronized with the beat grid.
10. Change the metronome volume to one of three levels.
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| Mixer panel
Click the [MIXER] checkbox in the global section (page 113).
For details on how to operate, see “Using the mixer function” (page 151).
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1. The sound of the respective channels before passing through the channel faders is
indicated. (Channel level indicator)
2. Adjust the audio input level for each channel.
Click to change the controller.
3. Adjust the volume of each frequency band.
Click to change the value to [0].
4. Monitor the clicked channel through your headphones.
5. Adjusts the audio level for each channel. (Channel fader)
The audio is output according to the characteristics of the curve selected on the
[Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Mixer] tab > [Cross Fader Curve].
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6. Adjust the monitor volume of the channel for which the [CUE] button is clicked, and the
sound of the [MASTER] channel.
7. Adjust the volume level of the headphones.
8. Assign the channel output to either the left or right of the crossfader. (Crossfader assign)
9. Audio is output from the crossfader according to the characteristics of the curve selected
on the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Mixer] tab > [Cross Fader Curve].
(Crossfader)
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| Recording panel
Click the [REC] checkbox in the global section (page 113).
For details on how to operate, see “Recording” (page 155).
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1. Select a recording source.
2. Adjust the recording level.
3. The recording level is indicated.
4. Start/stop recording.
5. The recording elapsed time and remaining time for continuous recording are displayed.
| Enlarged waveform panel
When selecting [2Deck Horizontal] in the global section.
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1. Change a zoom range of the enlarged waveform.
• : Hide the icons.
• [RST]: Reset the zoom range.
2. When a memory cue or Hot Cue is set, a marker at each point is displayed.
3. The current playback position and beats to the memory cue are displayed. (Beat count)
Open the [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Beat Count Display], and select [Current
Position (Bars)], [Count to the next Memory Cue (Bars)], or [Count to the next Memory
Cue (Beats)].
4. Set two tracks in Players 1 and 2 as a good match combination.
5. Extract a section of a track. (CAPTURE) (page 177)
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Browser panel
See “Browser panel” (page 67)of “EXPORT mode”.
Split screen
Click
at the bottom right of the screen. Another browser panel is displayed. More tracks
can be displayed in the list, which helps with your DJ performance.
• Click
at the bottom right of the screen to switch the active window.
• Select a track in the split screen, and click a deck at the top of the screen. The track then is
loaded to the deck.
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Preparing for DJ performance
Use rekordbox to prepare for your DJ performance.
1
Add tracks to [Collection] of rekordbox and analyze them.
Analyze and measure the beat, tempo (BPM), and key of tracks.
• “Adding a track (music file)” (page 29)
2
Prepare a track list (playlists) for your DJ performance.
• “Using a Playlist” (page 42)
3
Set point information (for cue, loop, Hot Cue).
• “Using cue points” (page 142)
• “Starting loop play” (page 144)
• “Using a Hot Cue” (page 146)
4
Play the DJ equipment.
Enjoy your DJ performance on Pioneer DJ equipment using point information and
playlists prepared on rekordbox.
Performance history on Pioneer DJ equipment, such as the number of times played and
cue/loop point information, is saved and can be copied to rekordbox.
• “Using with DJ equipment” (page 134)
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Using with DJ equipment
Connect the computer to the DJ equipment (DJ controller or DJ player) with a USB cable to
control rekordbox on the DJ equipment. Refer to the operating instructions of connecting DJ
equipment.
Be sure to read “Safety Precautions” and “Connections” in the Operating Instructions for the
Pioneer DJ equipment before connecting the equipment to your computer.
The latest information on Pioneer DJ equipment supporting rekordbox is available on
rekordbox.com and pioneerdj.com.
Note
• When a DJ player is connected via LAN with PRO DJ LINK, use EXPORT mode. For more details, see “Using
the LAN connection” (page 96).
• You may be unable to properly operate the device depending on the USB connection status. This could
be due to the bandwidth of the USB port and the USB hub on your computer. Changing the USB hub or
port may solve the problem.
• For details, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ equipment.
pioneerdj.com/en/support/documents/
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Using rekordbox with a DJ controller
Standard connection with a DJ controller
Controlling four decks by adding DJ players
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Using rekordbox with DJ players
For information on the connection for each piece of DJ equipment, refer to “Connection
Guide for PERFORMANCE mode (CDJ/XDJ/DJM)” at rekordbox.com
rekordbox.com/en/support/manual.php
Operating rekordbox with DJ players
Note
• A DJ mixer must be connected to the DJ players via audio cables.
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Standard connection of a computer, 4 DJ players, and a DJ mixer
Note
• You do not have to connect the DJ players to a DJ mixer via audio cables.
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Playing tracks
Use the player panel to play tracks.
Hint
• For the JOG panel, see “JOG panel” (page 115).
• For the browser panel, see “Browser panel” (page 132).
1
Drag and drop a track to a deck of the player panel from the track list of the browser
panel.
2
Click  on the JOG panel of the deck.
Playback starts.
| To adjust the playback speed (tempo control)
The tempo increases when you click [ + ] and decreases when you click [ - ] on the JOG panel
during playback.
Hint
• The changed rate (%) is indicated on the JOG panel.
• Double-click the rate (%) to reset the tempo. (tempo reset)
| To change the range of the playback speed
Click [TEMPO RANGE] in the JOG panel to change the playback speed by 0.02% at [±6] /
0.04% at [±10] and [±16] / 0.5% at [WIDE].
Hint
• When [-100%] is set, playback stops.
| To adjust playback speed without changing the pitch (Master Tempo)
Click [MT] on the JOG panel which is being played. The [MT] lights up in red. The pitch of the
track does not change even when you change the playback speed with [+]/[-] on the JOG
panel.
Note
• The sound quality may change because the sound is digitally reprocessed.
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| To listen to tracks easily using the browser panel
See “To listen to tracks easily using the browser panel” (page 76) in “EXPORT mode”.
Checking the beat (beat grid)
1
Drag and drop a track from the track list of the browser panel to the player panel.
2
Click  on the JOG panel.
Playback starts.
• The BPM display shows the tempo measured when the track is added.
• The enlarged waveform display shows the beat grid as a white line which is generated
when the track is added (beat grid).
• On the enlarged waveform display, the beats are indicated on the beat grid as a red
line every four beats, from the start to the end of the track.
Hint
• [?] may appear for tracks analyzed by older versions of rekordbox. This means information of the track is
insufficient or old. Right-click the track, and then select [Add New Analysis Data] to update the information.
[?] then disappears.
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| To adjust the beat grid
The enlarged waveform displays the beat grid with white lines. The beat grid can be adjusted
by the following procedure.
1
Click  on the JOG panel during playback.
Playback pauses.
2
Drag the enlarged waveform display to the left or right.
Adjust the beat to match the vertical white line at the center of the enlarged waveform
display.
3
Click
to display the [GRID EDIT] panel.
The beat grids changed are shown as blue lines instead of white, and can be edited.
4
Click .
The entire beat grid is slid based on the white vertical line which is placed on the center
of the enlarged waveform. The center beat is changed to the beginning of a bar, and is
displayed as a red line.
To slide the beat grid beyond a specific point, click . Beat grid points, passing through
the white center vertical line, are locked, and only beat grid points, coming to the white
center vertical line, are slid.
Hint
• For icons displayed on the [GRID EDIT] panel, see “[GRID EDIT] panel” (page 125).
Re-analyzing tracks to detect beat positions and BPM
See “Re-analyzing tracks to detect beat positions and BPM” (page 80) of “EXPORT mode”.
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Setting the Analysis Lock
You can set a track to ignore re-analysis and editing of the beat grid. It prevents grid-adjusted
tracks from being mistakenly overwritten.
In the Analysis Lock mode, the following operations are not active.
• Track Analysis (BPM, Grid, and key)
• Grid editing operations on the [GRID EDIT] panel
When tracks (including tracks with the Analysis Lock mode) are selected to be analyzed in a
track list, analysis is skipped on tracks with the Analysis Lock mode.
1
Click
to display the [GRID EDIT] panel if the performance pad is displayed on the
deck where the track to be locked is loaded.
For the [GRID EDIT] panel, see “[GRID EDIT] panel” (page 125).
2
Click .
is changed to
and the Analysis Lock is turned on.
Hint
• Right-click the track in the track list, and then set [Analysis lock] to [On]. When analysis is locked,
shown on the status column.
• You can also set [Analysis Lock] from the [Track] menu on the upper screen.
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| To turn off Analysis Lock
Click
to change to
. The Analysis Lock is turned off.
Using beat grids (quantize)
When setting cues and loops on the player panel, the cue and loop points can easily be set
on beat. The quantize can be set independently on decks.
1
Click [Q] on the JOG panel for each deck.
[Q] lights up in red.
2
Set the cue or loop points.
For instructions on setting, see “Using cue points” (page 142) and “Starting loop play”
(page 144).
Hint
• When the beat setting of the quantize is set to a fraction (1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2), beat SYNC of tracks is disabled.
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• When the fraction loop (1/32 to 1/2) is set, beat SYNC of tracks is disabled.
• To set the quantize for the sampler deck, click [Q] on the sampler deck. [Q] lights up in red.
• When turning on beat SYNC (page 148) and the quantize, you can keep the rhythm with the beat position
synchronized even when you play Hot Cues and loop.
• When turning on the quantize, you can set the quantize on all decks to be turned on automatically. Open
the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Others] tab > [Setting], and select [All Decks].
Selecting a track for analyzing
See “Selecting a track for analyzing” (page 81) of “EXPORT mode”.
Using cue points
A cue point can be set for each player deck.
1
During playback, click  on the JOG panel.
Playback pauses.
2
Click [CUE] on the JOG panel.
The paused position is set as the cue point, and the cue mark (in orange) is shown on
the enlarged waveform display.
3
Click .
Playback starts from the cue point.
Hint
• When a new cue point is set, any previous cue point is deleted.
• When a different track is loaded, the previous cue point is canceled.
• You can save cue points as memory cues or Hot Cues.
Note
• When the quantize is turned on, the cue point may be set at a slightly different position from the point you
manually set. For details, see “Using beat grids (quantize)” (page 141).
• The headphones cue is a different function from cue point function. For details, see “Using the microphone
feature” (page 152).
| To return to the cue point (Back Cue)
During playback, click [CUE] to return the playback position to the cue point immediately.
Playback pauses.
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To resume playback from the cue point, click .
| To check a cue point (Cue Point Sampler)
After returning to the cue point, click and hold (holding the left click button of the mouse)
[CUE] to start playback from the cue point.
Playback continues while holding [CUE]. When released, playback returns to the cue point,
and pauses.
| To set a cue point during playback (Real-Time Cue)
During playback, click [IN] on the JOG panel at the point to be set as a cue point.
Hint
• When the quantize is turned on, click [IN] to set the cue point to the nearest beat grid. (page 141)
• For the JOG panel, see “JOG panel” (page 115).
| To save a cue point
After setting a cue point, select [MEMORY CUE] on the performance pad, and click [MEMORY]
on the [MEMORY CUE] panel to save the cue point. 10 cue points can be saved for a track.
Hint
• You can use the saved cue points for your DJ performance on the DJ player.
• For the [MEMORY CUE] panel, see “[MEMORY CUE] mode” (page 124).
Using saved cue points
1
Load the track with the saved cue point to the player panel.
2
Select [MEMORY CUE] on the performance pad.
The cue point time (minute/second/millisecond) is shown in the [MEMORY CUE] panel.
3
Select a cue point to be used.
The playback position jumps to the cue point, and pauses.
4
Click .
Playback starts.
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Starting loop play
You can start a loop in two ways. For the manual loop, set its start position and end position.
For the auto beat loop, set its start position and the length of the loop in number of beats.
Note
• When a supported DJ controller is connected, you cannot operate the loop play on rekordbox. In this case,
operate the loop play on the DJ controller.
| To set the auto beat loop
1
Use the scroll bar on the JOG panel to display as following.
2
Click [<]/[>] to select the length of loop (beat).
3
During playback, click the auto beat loop (beat count) on the JOG panel at the point
to start the auto loop. [AUTO LOOP] lights up.
The loop play starts.
4
To cancel the loop play, click the auto beat loop (beat count) again.
| To set the manual loop
1
Use the scroll bar on the JOG panel to display as following.
2
During playback, click [IN] at the point to start loop playback (Loop In Point).
The cue point is also set.
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3
During playback, click [OUT] at the point to end loop playback (Loop Out Point).
[IN] and [OUT] light up, and the loop playback starts from the Loop In Point. [RELOOP]
changes to [EXIT].
4
To cancel the loop play, click [EXIT].
During playback, click [RELOOP] to call the last setting loop to start the loop play.
Hint
• When a loop point is set, the previous loop point is deleted.
• When a different track is loaded, the previous loop point is canceled. You can save loop points.
• When the quantize is turned on, set a loop point to be matched close to the beat grid on playback.
| To save the loop
During the loop play, select [MEMORY CUE] on the performance pad, and click [MEMORY] on
the [MEMORY CUE] panel to save the loop point. 10 loop points can be saved for a track.
Hint
• You can use the saved loop points for your DJ performance on the DJ player.
• For the [MEMORY CUE] panel, see “[MEMORY CUE] mode” (page 124).
Using saved loop points
1
Load the track with the saved loop point to the player panel.
2
Select [MEMORY CUE] on the performance pad.
The cue point time (minute/second/millisecond) is shown in the [MEMORY CUE] panel.
3
Select a loop point to be used.
The playback position jumps to the loop point, and pauses.
4
Click .
Playback starts.
Setting a saved loop as the active loop
When a loop point is saved,
(in orange) is displayed on the right side of loop point of
[MEMORY CUE] panel.
To set the loop as an active loop, click
. The loop is set as an active loop, and the icon is
changed to
(in red).
Hint
• For instructions on active loops, refer to the operating instructions for the DJ equipment.
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Using a Hot Cue
When using a Hot Cue, you can start playback from the cue and loop points quickly. You can
choose up to 16 Hot Cues per track.
Hint
• For the JOG panel, see “JOG panel” (page 115).
• For the [HOT CUE] panel, see “[HOT CUE] mode” (page 117).
| To save a Hot Cue
1
Select [HOT CUE] on the performance pad.
The [HOT CUE] panel is displayed.
2
During playback, click [A] - [P] performance pads at the point to be set as a Hot Cue.
The point is saved as a Hot Cue.
Hint
• When a Hot Cue point is clicked during a loop play, the currently playing loop point is stored as a Hot Cue.
• When the quantize is turned on, set a Hot Cue. When you click the Hot Cue point, it is set to the nearest
beat grid. (page 141)
Note
• You cannot save a Hot Cue at a performance pad which has already had one saved.
| To play a Hot Cue
1
Select [HOT CUE] on the performance pad.
The [HOT CUE] panel is displayed.
2
Click the performance pad with a saved Hot Cue.
Hint
• During the Hot Cue playback, you can cancel the loop play and adjust the length of the loop.
| To delete a Hot Cue
1
Select [HOT CUE] on the performance pad.
The [HOT CUE] panel is displayed.
2
Click [X] on the performance pad with the saved Hot Cue to be deleted.
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Using the slip mode
Even when you change the playback position, such as by scratching, playback continues in
the background.
When you finish your performance in the slip mode, the track resumes to play in the
foreground. You can perform without losing track rhythm and breaking the flow of tracks.
• The slip mode can be set for each deck.
• While playback continues in the background, the red ring of the JOG rotates. The playback
position of the background playback is displayed on the waveform as a line.
The slip mode is corresponded with following features.
• Hot Cue: By holding a pad or holding a performance pad on the DJ controller, playback
starts from the registered Hot Cue position. (slip Hot Cue)
• Scratch (only if the JOG operation is available on the connected DJ equipment): While you
touch the top of the JOG on the DJ controller. (slip scratch)
• Pause: When you click  after starting playback.
• Auto loop / manual loop: During a loop play. (slip auto loop / slip manual loop)
• Reverse playback: After turning on REVERSE on the DJ controller, playback is in the opposite
direction for 8 beats and the background playback continues. (slip reverse)
1
Click [SLIP] on the JOG panel.
[SLIP] lights in red, and the slip mode is turned on.
2
Operate a feature.
When operating a feature, playback continues in the background.
3
Cancel operation of the feature.
Playback continues from the point which is being played in the background.
4
Click [SLIP] again, and then the slip mode is turned off.
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Using the beat sync function
The BPM and beat positions of the track playing can automatically be in sync with a track
playing on the sync master deck.
Before using the beat sync function, you need to analyze music files to obtain beat grid
information. (page 139)
1
Click [MASTER] on the track information panel of the deck which you wish to use as
sync master.
2
Start playback of a track on the deck to be synchronized.
3
Click [BEAT SYNC] on the track information panel of the deck to be synchronized.
The BPM and beat positions of the track playing is in sync with a track playing on the
sync master.
4
To cancel the beat sync function, click [BEAT SYNC] again.
Hint
• For the track information panel, see “Track information panel” (page 114).
• If you click [MASTER] on the other deck, the sync master is switched to the deck.
• To sync with sample audio source on the sampler deck, see “Using the sampler deck” (page 165) and “SYNC
sampler deck with other decks ” (page 169).
• When changing or unloading a track on the deck of the sync master the sync master is switched to the
other deck.
Using the instant double function
When you call up the instant double function on a DJ controller, a track on a deck is loaded
to another deck on which the LOAD button is pressed. At this time, the playback status (the
playback position, loop play, etc.) and the deck setting (pads, slip mode, etc.) are copied, and
playback starts.
How to call up the instant double function depends on the DJ controller (such as pressing
the LOAD button twice). Refer to the operating instructions of each DJ controller.
Hint
• You can also load a track by dragging and dropping a title part of a track loaded on a deck to another deck.
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Using the beat jump function
You can instantly jump backward or forward from the current playback position by a
predetermined number of beats.
Hint
• For the screen, see “[BEAT JUMP] mode” (page 120).
1
Select [BEAT JUMP] on the performance pad.
The [BEAT JUMP] panel is displayed.
2
Switch the display with a scroll bar.
3
Click a performance pad.
The playback position jumps in the direction designated by the selected number of
beats.
Select from [FINE] (= 5 ms), [1/8] beat, [1/4] beat, [1/2] beat, [1] beat, [2] beats, [4] beats,
[8] beats, [16] beats, [32] beats, [64] beats, and [128] beats.
Using the key shift function
rekordbox has a key shift function; key sync to automatically sync the key among tracks on
other decks, and semitone up/down to manually shift the key of a track. Also, you can use two
pad modes with the key shift function; [KEY SHIFT] mode and [KEYBOARD] mode.
The key sync function enables you to shift the key of a track, and sync the key among tracks
loaded to a deck. This allows you to mix tracks with different keys without any discordance.
The [KEYBOARD] mode on the pad mode enables you to shift the key of a track, and start a
playback from the selected Hot Cue point. This allows you to improvise with any sound from
tracks, like using a musical instrument keyboard. In the [KEY SHIFT] mode you can specify a
value for the key change.
| To use the key sync
You can shift the key of a track, and sync the key among tracks loaded to decks. This allows
you to mix tracks with different keys without any discordance.
Hint
• Before using the key sync, it needs to have already been analyzed. (page 29).
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1
Click [KEY SYNC] on the track information panel of the deck of which the key is used
for synchronizing.
The key is automatically shifted to sync tracks on other decks.
2
Click [KEY SYNC] again to cancel the key sync.
After cancelling the key sync, the synced key remains.
To reset the key, click [KEY RESET].
| To use [KEY SHIFT]
Using the [KEY SHIFT] mode on the pad mode, you can specify a value for the key change. In
addition, you can operate the key sync, semitone up/down, and key reset.
1
Select [KEY SHIFT] on the performance pad.
Values for the key change ([-12] to [+12]), [KEY SYNC], [SEMITONE UP]/[SEMITONE
DOWN], and [KEY RESET] are displayed in the list or on the pad.
2
Click the pad.
The key on a deck you selected is shifted.
| To use [KEYBOARD]
Using the [KEYBOARD] mode on the pad mode, you can shift the key of a track, and start a
playback from the selected Hot Cue point. This allows you to improvise with any sound from
tracks, like using a musical instrument keyboard.
1
Select [KEYBOARD] on the performance pad.
2
Click
.
The setting status of Hot Cues is displayed in the list or on the pad.
3
Select the Hot Cue of which you want to shift the key.
If no Hot Cue is set, click the pad or list to set it.
4
Click [-12] to [+12] on the pad.
The Hot Cue with the key shifted by the selected value starts playing back.
5
Click [KEY RESET] to reset the key.
Hint
• If you click
the key.
, Hot Cues are displayed in the list, and you can select a Hot Cue of which you want to shift
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Using the mixer function
Click the [MIXER] checkbox on the global section to display the mixer panel.
Hint
• For the mixer panel, see “Mixer panel” (page 130).
• When you connect your computer to a DJ controller, the mixer panel is automatically hidden.
| To adjust the audio tone level
Turn the [HIGH], [MID], or [LOW] control on the mixer panel during playback.
| To switch the function of [EQ/ISO (HI, MID, LOW)] controls
Open the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Mixer] tab > [EQ], and set [EQ/
ISOLATOR].
• [EQ]: Use as the equalizer mode.
• [ISOLATOR]: Use as the isolator mode.
When [EQ] is selected, set [EQ Type].
• [DJM-900NXS]: Set to the same EQ characteristics of DJM-900NXS.
• [DJM-900NXS2]: Set to the same EQ characteristics of DJM-900NXS2.
Monitoring audio
Use headphones to monitor audio.
Hint
• For the mixer panel and headphones panel, see “Mixer panel” (page 130).
1
Click the [MIXER] checkbox on the global section.
2
Turn [MIXING] on the headphones panel to the middle position.
The audio volume balance of [MASTER] (master volume) and [CUE] (headphones
volume) are the same on playback.
3
Turn [LEVEL] on the headphones panel all the way to the left.
The audio is not output.
4
Click [CUE] on the mixer panel which corresponds with the deck for monitoring.
[CUE] lights up and monitoring is available.
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5
Adjust the volume with [LEVEL] on the headphones panel.
Using the microphone feature
When compatible DJ equipment is connected, [MIXER] on the global section is changed to
[MIXER/MIC]. The microphone feature can then be operated.
For compatible DJ equipment, refer to FAQ on the rekordbox.com.
1
Click the [MIXER/MIC] checkbox on the global section.
The microphone panel is displayed.
2
Click [MIC ON].
[MIC ON] lights up, the microphone sound outputs, and the level meter is indicated.
| To adjust the microphone sound
Turn [LOW], [MID], or [HI].
| To apply effects on the microphone sound
1
Click the effect part to select an effect.
2
Click [ON].
[ON] lights up.
3
Turn [LEVEL] to adjust the effect level.
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| To turn on MIC TALKOVER
When you change the microphone sound volume above the set value, the sound from other
channels attenuates automatically.
1
Open the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Mixer] tab > [Microphone
Input], and set [Talkover Mode] to [Advanced] or [Normal].
• [Advanced]: Only the mid-range sound of channels, other than the MIC channel, is
attenuated according to the set value of the talkover level.
Volume
Frequency
• [Normal]: The sound of channels, other than the MIC channel, is attenuated according
to the set value of the talkover level.
Volume
Frequency
2
Click [TALK OVER] on the microphone panel.
[TALK OVER] lights up and MIC TALKOVER is turned on.
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Changing the screen layout
At the global section or from [View] menu on the upper screen, you can customize the screen
according to your DJ performance style.
• You can change the number of decks, the horizontal / vertical display of enlarged
waveform, and size of browser.
• You can display the effect, sampler deck, mixer, or recording panel.
Using 2 decks on DJ performance
• Global section: Select [2Deck Horizontal] or [2Deck Vertical].
• [View] menu: Select [2Deck Horizontal] or [2Deck Vertical].
Using 4 decks on DJ performance
• Global section: Select [4Deck Horizontal] or [4Deck Vertical].
• [View] menu: Select [4Deck Horizontal] or [4Deck Vertical].
Hint
• When selecting [2Deck Horizontal] or [4Deck Horizontal], the enlarged waveform is displayed in the full
width of the layout screen. This makes it easy for mixing.
• When selecting [2Deck Vertical] or [4Deck Vertical], the enlarged waveform is displayed in the full height
of the layout screen. This makes it easy for scratching.
• Select [Browse] to enlarge the browser panel to make the selection easier.
• For the global section, see “Global section” (page 113).
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Recording
You can record analog sound of your DJ performance or input through connected hardware.
Recordings are created as WAV files.
Hint
• For the screen, see “Recording panel” (page 131).
| To start recording
1
Click the [REC] checkbox on the global section.
The recording panel is displayed.
2
Select a recording source.
To record with the internal mixer mode, select [Master Out].
Depending on the recording sources and the connected hardware, settings of the
connected hardware may be necessary. For details, refer to the operating instructions of
the connected hardware.
3
Turn the recording level knob to adjust the recording level.
Start playback of some tracks on the connected hardware, check the recording level
indicator, and adjust the recording level accordingly.
• If the level is too low, recorded files will contain noise and the volume will be low.
• If the level is too high, clipping will occur and the sound will be distorted.
The best recording quality can be obtained by increasing the maximum recording level
to the point where not all the indicators hit the red zone.
4
Click
.
flashes and rekordbox is in the recording standby mode.
5
Play a track to be recorded on the connected hardware.
Recording starts when audio input is received.
changes to
time and remaining time for recording are shown.
6
, and the elapsed
Click
.
Recording stops.
When no sound continues more than 20 seconds, recording stops automatically.
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Hint
• To avoid automatic start/stop recording, open the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Recordings]
tab > [Recording starts when:] and [Recording ends when:], and set to [Pressing the REC button.].
Recording starts when you click
, and recording stops when you click
.
| To operate for other recordings
See the following pages of “EXPORT mode”.
• “Automatic separation of recorded files” (page 105)
• “Enter tag information of a recorded file” (page 106)
• “Display recorded files” (page 106)
• “Other settings for recordings” (page 107)
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Using effect features
There are three effect modes in rekordbox; BEAT FX, SOUND COLOR FX, and RELEASE FX. The
PAD FX feature enables you to operate these effects with the pads.
Popular effects in our DJ mixer (DJM series, etc.) and remix station (RMX series, etc.) are preinstalled in rekordbox, opening the door to a wide variety of DJ performances.
For controlling effects using a DJ controller, refer to the operating instructions of each DJ
controller.
Hint
For the screen, see “Effect panel” (page 126).
Displaying the effect panel
Click the [FX] checkbox in the global section to display or hide the effect panel.
To switch an effect panel, open the [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Layout], and set
[Effect Panel] in advance.
Selecting decks for the effects
When using BEAT FX and RELEASE FX, select decks on which to apply effects on the effect
panel.
• Decks 1 to 4: Click [1] to [4].
• Sampler deck: Click [S].
• Master out: Click [M]. When the master out is selected for effects, you cannot assign effects
to any other deck or the sampler deck. If you assign effects to the master out when any of
decks 1 to 4 or sampler deck have effects already assigned, those assignments are disabled.
Hint
• For the sampler deck, see “Sampler deck” (page 128).
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Using BEAT FX
You can use various effects to match the tempo (BPM) of a track loaded to the deck.
Furthermore, you can control two effect units, [FX1] and [FX2], allowing you to assign a deck
for each unit.
BEAT FX has two effect modes.
• “To use Beat FX multi-mode” (page 158)
• “To use Beat FX single-mode” (page 159)
| To use Beat FX multi-mode
You can use up to three effects simultaneously for each effect unit. Before using this mode,
select the deck on which to apply the effects.
1
2
4
3
5
2
4
3
5
2
4
3
5
1. Switch to Beat FX multi-mode.
2. Turn on effects.
3. Select an effect.
4. Adjust the balance of the original sound and effect sound.
For example, when you select [ECHO], you can use the knob to coordinate how much
echo is mixed on the original track.
The original sound is output when the knob is turned fully counterclockwise.
The sound with the effect is output when the knob is turned fully clockwise.
5. Select the number of beats to apply to effects in sync with the BPM.
Hint
• For some effects, including [REVERB], a parameter value is set instead of beats.
• If you select a beat-based effect and a parameter-based effect, and turn them on at the same time, both
the beat and parameter values are displayed.
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| To use Beat FX single-mode
You can select one effect per effect unit. Before using this mode, select a deck on which to
apply the effect.
1
2
5
3
6
4
7
8
7
8
1. Switch to Beat FX single-mode.
2. Turn on the effect.
3. Select an effect.
4. Save multiple parameter settings that are adjusted in the single-mode.
You can call the saved parameter settings when you select the effect.
The position of the [L/D] (LEVEL/DEPTH) is not saved.
5. Adjust the balance of the original sound and effect sound.
For example, when you select [ECHO], you can use the knob to coordinate how much
echo is mixed on the original track.
The original sound is output when the knob is turned fully counterclockwise.
The sound with the effect is output when the knob is turned fully clockwise.
6. Select the number of beats to apply effects in sync with the BPM.
For some effects, a parameter value is set instead of beats, or these buttons are not
enabled.
7. Adjust the effect level.
The parameter differs for each effect.
8. Click to light up in blue, and you can change the effect level.
The parameter differs for each effect.
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| To set the BPM of effects
There are two modes for setting BPM; [AUTO] and [TAP]. Click [TAP] or [AUTO] to select the
mode. The [AUTO] mode is set by default.
• [AUTO] mode: The BPM of a track loaded to a deck is the benchmark BPM for the effect. You
can apply the effect in sync with the BPM of the track for each deck.
• [TAP] mode: Click [TAP] several times in rhythm to set the BPM as the base value for the
effect.
Using RELEASE FX
RELEASE FX is a function to apply effects, to cancel BEAT FX, and to enable smooth transition
of the currently playing track and the effect sound.
You can also set to turn off SOUND COLOR FX.
1
Click
2
Click / to select a beat.
Set the length of the RELEASE FX.
3
Click and hold the effect to be applied.
The effect name lights in blue while the effect is applied.
4
Release holding to turn off the effect.
The effect name is displayed in white simultaneously.
/
in RELEASE FX on the effect panel to select an effect.
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Using SOUND COLOR FX
SOUND COLOR FX enables you to change the intensity of various effects according to the
position of its [COLOR] knob. You can easily arrange tracks by selecting an effect and turning
the knobs.
SOUND COLOR FX has two effect modes.
• “To use SOUND COLOR FX single-mode” (page 161)
• “To use SOUND COLOR FX multi-mode” (page 162)
Hint
• The number of knobs displayed on the screen depends on the connected DJ products.
• If no DJ product is connected, [COLOR] knobs and parameter knobs for [CH 1] to [CH 4] are displayed.
| To use SOUND COLOR FX single-mode
[DEFAULT] mode
SOUND COLOR FX on the connected DJ controller is displayed.
When connecting the DDJ-RZX, the screen displays as follows.
1
2
3
4
5
1. Switch to the single-mode.
2. Switch to the [DEFAULT] mode.
3. Turn on an effect.
• Effects on the connected DJ controller are displayed.
• [FILTER] is displayed when a DJ controller is not connected.
4. Adjust the effect level.
5. The effect is applied to the channel of which you turned the knob.
If the knob is in the center position, the effect is not applied.
The effect level differs according to the clockwise or counterclockwise turn of the knob.
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[USER] mode
You can select favorite effects from 9 types of effect and save them.
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. Switch to the single-mode.
2. Switch to the [USER] mode.
3. Turn on/off the effect.
The same effect is applied to [CH1] to [CH4].
4. Select an effect.
5. Adjust the effect level.
6. The effect is applied to the channel of which you turned the knob.
If the knob is in the center position, the effect is not applied.
The effect level differs according to the clockwise or counterclockwise turn of the knob.
| To use SOUND COLOR FX multi-mode
You can apply a different effect to each channel. For example, you can apply [DUB ECHO] to
a rhythm track and mix it with a cappella [FILTER]. You can apply [NOISE] to a specific channel.
1
2
3
4
5
3
4
5
3
4
5
3
4
5
1. Switch to the multi-mode.
2. Adjust the effect level.
3. Turn on/off the effect.
4. Select an effect.
5. The effect is applied to the channel of which you turned the knob.
If the knob is in the center position, the effect is not applied.
The effect level differs according to the clockwise or counterclockwise turn of the knob.
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| To turn off both RELEASE FX and SOUND COLOR FX
Open the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Effect] tab > [RELEASE FX], and select
[Apply RELEASE FX on CFX]. You can then turn off RELEASE FX and SOUND COLOR FX at the
same time.
Using PAD FX
PAD FX enables a wide range of performance effects just by clicking and releasing a
performance pad.
For the screen, see “[PAD FX] mode” (page 118).
1
Select [PAD FX] on the performance pad.
Preset effects for each pad are displayed.
2
Select a bank on the bank button [1] and [2].
PAD FX has 2 banks, and 16 preset effects can be set to each bank.
Hint
• Preset effects can be replaced with other effects.
| To use PAD FX (operation with a mouse)
1
Click and hold the pad to light it up.
The effect is applied while lit.
2
Release the click to turn the light off.
Note
• When using a mouse, you can control only some of the operations.
| To use PAD FX (operation with a DJ controller)
1
Press and hold a performance pad of the DJ controller to light it up.
The effect is applied while lit.
2
Release pressing the performance pad to turn the light off.
Hint
• When you press more than one performance pad (different effects), all the effects are turned on
simultaneously.
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• If an effect has different beats, only the last performance pad you pressed turns on.
To use Release FX in PAD FX
1
Press and hold a performance pad of a DJ controller of which Release FX is not set,
to light it up.
The effect is applied while lit.
2
Press the performance pad which is set with Release FX.
Other effects in PAD FX are turned off.
3
Release pressing the performance pad to turn the light off.
The sound returns to the original sound.
To change beats temporarily by PAD FX
You can temporarily change the beats while pressing a performance pad.
1
Press and hold the performance pad which is set with the required effect, to light it
up.
2
Press [ < ] / [ > ] while pressing the performance pad.
The beats of PAD FX changes according to the button.
| To use the edit mode of PAD FX
You can customize the type of effect, beats, and parameter for each bank.
1
Click
to switch to the edit mode.
lights up in blue.
2
Click the effect to be selected.
3
Click / to select the beats and parameter values.
You can input parameter values with the computer keyboard.
For RELEASE FX, you can set HOLD to [ON]/[OFF].
• [ON]: Click the performance pad to turn on/off the effect.
• [OFF]: Click and hold the performance pad to turn on, and release the click to turn off.
4
Click
to exit the edit mode.
lights off.
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Using the sampler deck
rekordbox has a sampler deck which can play 16 (20 including OSC samplers) audio tracks
simultaneously. In this manual, each player is called “sampler slot” (or “slot”).
You can use the sample audio in various ways, from the basic Oneshot mode to the SYNC
mode, with a track on the deck.
Hint
• For the screen, see “Sampler deck” (page 128).
• You can extract a section of a track on the deck and load it to a sampler slot with the CAPTURE function.
For the operation of CAPTURE, see “Extracting a section from a track (CAPTURE)” (page 177).
| To load sample audio to a sampler slot
1
Click the [SAMPLER] checkbox in the global section.
A sampler deck is displayed.
2
Click [BANK] to switch a bank.
The sampler deck has four banks, each of which has 16 slots.
3
Drag and drop a track from a track list to a sampler slot.
The play mode is set to [Oneshot].
The track is stored after closing rekordbox.
Deleting a track from a sampler slot (Unload)
Position the mouse curser to the track’s title and click . The track loaded to the sampler slot
is deleted.
| To play a sampler slot
Click
([Play mode (Oneshot)] or
([Play mode (Loop)]) to light it up and start playing.
• While holding the [Shift] key on the computer keyboard, click
or
to stop playing.
• If you position the mouse curser to the track’s title and click
, the audio is muted.
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| To play a sampler slot while switching banks
If you click [BANK] to switch banks while playing a sampler slot, the playback does not stop.
However, when you play a sampler slot in the same slot position of the previous bank, that
sampler slot stops and the sampler slot in the currently displayed bank starts.
The following displays an example of this:
1
Click
or
.
Playback of a sampler slot starts.
2
Click [BANK] to switch banks.
When a sampler slot is played in another bank, the level meter (gray) is running. It
displays the status of a sampler slot playing in the background.
3
Click
or
.
When playing the sampler slot in the current bank, the playback of the sampler slot of
the previous bank is stopped.
| To use Quantize
Click [Q] (Quantize) on the sampler deck to light it up and turn on Quantize.
For setting the Quantize beat, open the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Others]
tab > [Type] > [QUANTIZE], set [LOOP SAMPLER(LOOP)] to [Enable], and then select the value.
Note
• The Quantize function is only enabled in sampler slots which are set to [Play mode (Loop)].
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| To adjust the volume of the sampler deck
1
Turn [GAIN] in the sampler deck.
Adjust the volume of the entire sampler deck.
When mixing, the volume level can be adjusted if the volumes of the sampler deck and
other decks differ.
2
Click the [MIXER] checkbox.
The mixer panel is displayed.
When both the sampler deck and mixer panel are already displayed, the sampler
volume slider and sampler monitor [CUE] are displayed.
3
Move the sampler volume slider.
Adjust the volume of the entire sampler deck.
Hint
• Before outputting to MASTER OUT, set the sampler volume slider to the minimum, click the sample
monitor [CUE] to turn on, and then check the volume level with headphones.
| To customize the color setting of sampler slots
You can customize colors of playback buttons for tracks loaded to each sampler slot.
1
Open the [Preferences] window > [View] tab > [Color] > [Sampler], and set [Sync with
Frequency].
The color of playback buttons changes in sync with the frequency color of a track.
Hint
• You can select the color by right-clicking
or
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Editing the sampler slot (Edit mode)
For each sampler slot, you can switch the play mode, adjust volume, etc.
Each setting is saved.
Click [EDIT] to light it up and open the edit window.
1
5
2
6
3
4
7
8
1. Switch the play mode.
•
[Play mode (Oneshot)]: Play the audio file till the end, and then stop it. During
playback, you can click to restart playback from the beginning of the audio file.
•
[Play mode (Loop)]: Start the loop play. During playback, you can click to start the
loop playback from the beginning.
The play mode can be switched by right-clicking the track in the track list and selecting
[Track Type].
2. The playback continues only when you click and hold
playback pauses. ([Gate mode])
or
. When released, the
3. The loop play starts without the altering pitch even when the track is played in a tempo
different from the original tempo (BPM). (Master Tempo)
4. The loop play starts in sync with the BPM of the sampler deck. (Slot SYNC)
5. If the volume varies widely from the sampler slot, you can adjust it to level the volume.
(Slot Gain)
6. Fine-tune playback position. ([Play mode (Oneshot)] only)
7. Halve/double the BPM.
8. Display the BPM value.
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SYNC sampler deck with other decks
You can playback a sampler slot set in the [Play mode (Loop)] in sync with other decks. To use
the SYNC play with a sampler deck, you need to set a player deck as the SYNC MASTER in
advance. (page 148)
The following displays an example of this:
1
Click [EDIT] on the sampler slot you wish to sync to open the edit screen.
2
Click
3
Click [BPM SYNC] on the sampler deck to light up.
4
Click
on the left of the title of the sampler slot.
Playback starts with the BPM of the track on the master deck.
The BPM value of MASTER for SYNC is displayed on the BPM of the sampler deck.
and [SYNC] on the edit screen to light up.
Hint
• To adjust the BPM of the sampler deck, use [+]/[-] in the sampler deck to change the value. Click the BPM
display and enter the value to change the BPM. When you click [MASTER] on a sampler deck, the deck is
set as the sync master.
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Using a sequencer
rekordbox has a sequencer function which allows you to record, play, and store the
sequences you play at the sampler deck. Enjoy various DJ performances with this sequencer.
You can create original rhythm loops or vocal loops in advance to overlap the playback track,
use the overdubbing function to add samplers such as improvised finger drums, or use the
mute function to remove particular sounds.
Hint
• For the screen, see “Sequencer panel” (page 129).
| To record the sequence (Overdub recording)
1
Click the [SAMPLER] checkbox in the global section.
The sampler deck is displayed.
2
Click the BPM display in the sampler deck and enter the BPM value.
3
Select [BANK] on the sampler slot you wish to play.
4
Click [1Bar] in the sequencer panel to select the length of sequence recording.
5
Click
(Sequence Rec).
The button starts blinking and sequence recording turns to the standby mode.
6
Click
in the sampler deck.
Overdub recording of the sequence starts.
7
Click
8
Click [SAVE].
The sequence is saved.
(Sequence Rec) to stop recording.
Hint
• During overdub recording, the sequence of the playback is recorded temporarily.
• The temporarily recorded sequence is displayed with a red circle in the sequence slot.
• Recording a sequence is only possible for sampler slots in [Play mode (Oneshot)].
• Once [Q] (Quantize) in the sampler deck is turned on, quantized sequencer panel is recorded and played
back. (page 166)
• You can also record the sequence by clicking the  of the sequence in the standby mode.
• If you have not saved the temporarily recorded sequence, it is deleted when you restart recording or when
you exit rekordbox.
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• The name of the saved sequence is highlighted in the sequence slot.
• Up to 8 sequences can be saved.
| To call a saved sequence for playback (Sequence playback)
1
Click [<]/[>] of the sequence slot in the sequencer panel to select the sequence.
2
Click 
The sequence is played.
Hint
• The bank automatically switches to the bank of the sampler deck of the saved sequence.
• Click  again to stop the sequence.
• Click
(Sequence Rec) during the playback of the sequence to enable overdubbing.
• Sampler slots which play before being called are stopped.
| To delete a saved sequence
Point the mouse curser to the sequence slot, and then click [X] to delete the sequence.
| To use [Sequence Mute mode]
[Sequence MUTE mode] enables/disables mute for each sampler slot during playback of a
sequence or overdub recording.
You can arrange the rhythm loop you made with the sequence recording by cutting/adding
a particular sound for each sound source, such as kick and snare.
1
Play a sequence.
2
Click [MUTE] in the sequencer panel to light it up.
3
Click
or
4
of the sampler slot you wish to set to [Sequence Mute mode].
in the sampler slot lights up in white.
Click [MUTE] again to cancel [Sequence Mute mode].
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| To use [Sequence Erase mode]
You can erase a sequence for a sampler slot during playback of a sequence or overdub
recording.
1
Play a sequence.
2
Click [ERASE] in the sequencer panel to light it up.
3
Click [X] of the sampler slot from which you wish to erase the sequence.
The sequence is erased.
4
Click [ERASE] again to cancel [Sequence Erase mode].
| To use Metronome
1
Click
to light it up in the sequencer panel.
The metronome sound starts.
2
Click
to adjust the metronome volume.
The metronome volume can be adjusted to one of 3 levels.
Loading a sequence to a deck (SEQUENCE LOAD)
Drag and drop the display of a sequencer panel to a player panel deck. The sequence is
loaded to the deck with a track name of “PATTERN *(*)”.
Hint
• To start loop playback of the whole sequence after loading, open the [Preferences] window > [Controller]
tab > [Sampler] tab > [Sequencer] > [Sequence Load], and select [Load the sequence and automatically
play].
• The sequence track is created when the marker on the sequence beat counter reaches the right edge. If
the recorded sequence is not correctly loaded, play the sequence until the marker reaches the right edge,
and then drag and drop again.
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Calling a sequence with pads (SEQUENCE CALL)
You can call and play up to 8 sequences directly with pads.
1
Select [SEQ. CALL] on the performance pad.
The [SEQ. CALL] panel is displayed.
2
Click the pad.
The sequence is played.
Hint
• For the screen, see “[SEQ. CALL] (SEQUENCE CALL) mode” (page 122).
• Click the same pad again to start playback of the sequence from the beginning.
• When the pad is clicked while pressing a SHIFT key, the sequence playback pauses.
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Using a slicer
The specified range is divided into 8 sections, which are assigned to the respective
performance pads. If you click and hold a performance pad, the sound divided for the section
and assigned to that pad plays as a loop.
During the loop play of the pad, the normal playback with the original rhythm continues in
the background. When the pad is released and loop playback ends, playback resumes from
the position reached at that point.
Hint
• For the screen, see “[SLICER] mode” (page 119).
• The slicer function can be used with tracks for which beat grid is set. For setting beat grids, see “Checking
the beat (beat grid)” (page 139).
1
Load a track to a deck.
2
Shift the playback position to a point where you wish to set a slicer, and pause.
3
Select [SLICER] on the performance pad.
Click
to switch to the slicer loop mode.
Use / to shift the start position.
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4
Click
or
to select the slicer range.
The range selected is divided equally into 8 sliced sections, which are assigned to each
pad as displayed below.
SLICER LENGTH
Sliced sections 1 through 8
Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
5
Click to  on the JOG panel.
6
Click and hold the pad.
While the pad is held, the assigned section plays in a loop.
The length of the loop play differs according to the setting at the loop playback length
(ROLL).
The loop playback length (ROLL) can be set in the range from 1/64 to 1/8 of the value
of slicer range (LENGTH).
7
Release the click.
The track returns to the position that has been playing in the background.
8
Click / .
The range of the slicer is moved.
The change depends on the value of slicer range (LENGTH).
9
Select any function other than [SLICER] on the performance pad to cancel slicer
mode and slicer loop mode.
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Slicer mode and slicer loop mode
• Slicer mode:
When the playback position reaches the end of a slicing range that has been divided into
8 sections, the range displayed on the screen changes to the next slicing range that is to
be divided in 8 sections. These sliced sections are assigned to the respective pads,
replacing the previously assigned sections.
• Slicer loop mode:
When the playback position reaches the end of a slicing range, the playback position
returns to the beginning of the same range.
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Extracting a section from a track (CAPTURE)
You can extract a section from the loop play and slicer, and use it as a sampler.
For the sampler, see “Using the sampler deck” (page 165).
| To extract a section from loop playback (LOOP CAPTURE)
For the loop play, see “Starting loop play” (page 144).
1
Start the loop play from which you wish to extract a section.
2
Click [ < ] on the right side of the enlarged waveform, and then click
The color of the loop range changes.
3
Drag and drop the loop range to the slot of the sampler deck.
.
The range is ready to be used as a sampler.
The sampler is stored at [Capture] in [Sampler] of [Collection].
Note
• When the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Sampler] tab > [Capture] > [Do not overwrite the
loaded Slot] is selected, you cannot drag and drop to a slot already loaded.
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| To extract a section from slicer (SLICER CAPTURE)
You can extract the whole range of the slicer or one of the 8 sections.
For the slicer, see “Using a slicer” (page 174).
Extracting the whole slicing range
1
Select [SLICER] on the performance pad.
2
Click [ < ] on the right side of the enlarged waveform, and then click
The color of the slicer changes.
3
Drag and drop the waveform part of the slicing range to the 8 slots in either the right
or left section of the sampler.
.
The audio divided into 8 is loaded to eight sampler slots respectively, and ready to be
used as a sampler.
The sampler is stored at [Capture] of [Sampler] in [Collection].
Note
• When the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Sampler] tab > [Capture] > [Do not overwrite the
loaded Slot] is selected, you cannot drag and drop to a slot already loaded.
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Extracting one of the 8 divided slicer sections
1
Select [SLICER] on the performance pad.
2
Click [ < ] on the right side of the enlarged waveform, and then click
The color of the slicer changes.
3
Drag and drop the number part of the slicer section below the waveform to the slot
of the sampler.
.
Ready to be used as a sampler.
The sampler is stored at [Capture] of [Sampler] in [Collection].
Note
• When the [Preferences] window > [Controller] tab > [Sampler] tab > [Capture] > [Do not overwrite the
loaded Slot] is selected, you cannot drag and drop to a slot already loaded.
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Using ACTIVE CENSOR
You can apply effects automatically to specified sections of a track in advance.
For example, you can specify an expletive that should not be output. Turn on the ACTIVE CENSOR and play
a track, replacing the expletive with an effect. Turn off the ACTIVE CENSOR for the track to be output as
original.
Hint
• For the screen, see “[ACT. CENSR] (ACTIVE CENSOR) mode” (page 123).
1
Select [ACT. CENSR] on the performance pad.
2
Click [IN] at the position of the IN point (beginning) of the section you wish to
specify.
3
Click [OUT] at the position of the OUT point (ending) of the section you wish to
specify.
[OUT] switches to [OUT ADJ]. [IN] switches to [IN ADJ].
Hint
• You can specify multiple sections in one track.
•
appears on the track list in the browser panel.
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| To turn on the ACTIVE CENSOR to apply an effect
1
Click [ON/OFF].
The enlarged waveform marker and the specified section are displayed in yellow.
2
Select an effect from [REV ROLL], [TRANS 1/8] (or [TRANS 1/4]), [ECHO], and [V.BRAKE
1/16 - 32].
3
Play the track.
The effect is applied when playback position reaches the IN point marker.
The effect is turned off when the playback position reaches the OUT point marker.
Hint
•
in the track list of the browser panel turns yellow.
• When [TRANS] or [V.BRAKE] is selected, you can change the beat parameter by clicking [<]/[>].
• You can set a different beat parameter for each specified section.
| To fine-tune an ACTIVE CENSOR section
When the playback position is within the specified section, the [IN] and [OUT] points are
displayed as [IN ADJ] and [OUT ADJ] respectively. You can then adjust the IN point and OUT
point.
Change the IN point
1
Click [IN ADJ].
The playback position moves to the IN point.
2
Move the IN point, and then click [IN ADJ].
The IN point changes.
Change the OUT point
1
Click [OUT ADJ].
The playback position moves to the OUT point.
2
Move the OUT point and click [OUT ADJ].
The OUT point changes.
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Management
See “Management” (page 108) in “EXPORT mode”.
Note
• When you use the backup function, install rekordbox in a new computer, and use the PERFORMANCE
mode, activation is required for the new computer. For details, see “Activation” (page 21)
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[Preferences] window
To change the settings, click
on the upper-right of the screen, or select [Preferences] from
the [File] menu on the upper screen to display [Preferences] window.
| [View]
[Language]
Select a language.
[Browse]
[FontSize]
Set the character size and the
character style to normal/bold.
[Line Space]
Set the line spacing for track
lists.
[Show the selected track to the
center]
When scrolling, the cursor
selecting a track remains at the
center of the track list.
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[Layout]
[Tree View]
Display [Hot Cue Bank List]
(EXPORT mode), [iTunes],
[rekordbox xml] [Pulselocker]
(PERFORMANCE mode), and
[Explorer] in the tree view.
[Playlist Palette]
Display the playlist palette.
[Display Cue Markers on
Preview]
Display memory and Hot Cues
in the waveform in the preview
column.
[OSC Sampler]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Display the OSC sampler
toggle button in the sampler
deck.
[Effect Panel] (PERFORMANCE
mode)
Switch the display of [FX]
panel.
[Enlarged Waveform]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Set the order of the waveforms
for the 4 decks mode.
[PAD Mode] (PERFORMANCE
mode)
Set how to display the pad.
[Auto]: Switch to the PAD
Display automatically when
connecting to a DJ controller.
[Tooltips]
Display tooltips.
[Waveform]
[Waveform Drawing Rate]
Set the drawing rate of the
waveform. A higher speed
makes a better quality
waveform. However, CPU load
increases.
[Color]
Select the color of the
enlarged/full waveform.
[Full/Preview Waveform]
Select full or half display of the
waveform overview and
preview.
[Beat Count Display]
Set the count display to the current position or to the next
memory cue.
[Click on the waveform for
PLAY and CUE]
(EXPORT mode)
Set play/pause, current cue by clicking the enlarged waveform.
Left click: play/pause
Right click: current cue settings, starting playback from the cue
point
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[Switch JOG Display]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Switch information on the virtual deck.
[CURRENT CUE / SLIP]: The cue point and SLIP status when SLIP
is turned on are displayed.
[HOT CUE COUNTDOWN]: The distance to Hot Cue within 5 laps
is displayed.
[Color]
[HOT CUE]
Set the color of HOT CUE.
[CDJ]: Display Hot Cues in
green and Hot Loop in amber.
[COLD1]: Display in blue and
green.
[COLD2]: Display in blue
gradation.
[COLORFUL]: Display in
multicolor.
[PAD FX]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Set the color of PAD FX.
[SAMPLER]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Select the sampler color to
correspond with that of the
frequency of the sampler
sound, or a fixed color (purple).
Note that the color set
manually for samplers is
shown regardless of the color
selected here.
| [Audio]
[LINK MONITOR]
(EXPORT mode)
Set to monitor rekordbox music files over the headphones of the
DJ mixer connected by PRO DJ LINK.
[Metronome]
Set the tone of the metronome while you are monitoring beat
grids of music files.
[Audio]
Set the audio device to output sound.
[Sample Rate]
Set the sampling frequency of audio data sent to an audio
device.
A higher sampling rate brings the playback quality closer to the
original sound. However, as the amount of audio data increases,
the loading on the computer or audio device also increases, and
audio skipping may occur.
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[Buffer size]
Set the number of samples each time to be sent to an audio
device.
A larger buffer size reduces audio skipping. However, the
transmission delay (latency) increases, and the scratching is
delayed.
[Mixer Mode]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
[Internal]: Use the mixer function on rekordbox.
[External]: Use an external mixer/controller. This gives a six-way
output: track decks 1 through 4, sampler deck, and preview.
[Input channels]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Set the audio input channel. The input audio you set is the
source for the recording.
Click [Setting Utility] to start the utility settings for the audio
device. You can make the input settings on the computer.
[Output channels]
EXPORT mode: Set the audio output channel when there are
multiple outputs from the audio device.
PERFORMANCE mode: Set the audio output channel.
When [Mixer Mode] is set to [Internal], set the output channels
of [Master Output], [Headphones Output], and [Booth Output].
When [Mixer Mode] is set to [External], set to 6 output channels:
such as track decks 1 through 4, sampler deck, and preview.
[Preview]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Set the preview audio volume level.
[Control Device Information]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Display information about the connected HID/MIDI controller.
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| [Analysis]
[Track Analysis]
[Track Analysis Mode]
Set the mode for analyzing the
track’s waveform information.
[Normal]: Suitable for
analyzing tracks which have a
relatively consistent tempo.
[Dynamic]: Suitable for
analyzing tracks which contain
significant tempo changes.
[BPM Range]: Set BPM range
obtained by normal analysis.
[Track Analysis Setting]
Set items to be analyzed when
analyzing tracks.
[Auto Analysis]
Set to enable/disable the auto
analysis of imported tracks.
[Set Memory Cue at the first
beat of track when analyzing]
The first beat of the track is
automatically set to the
memory cue when analyzing
the track.
[Key Analysis]
[Write the value to the ID3 tag] Store the detected key in the
ID3 tag.
[Analysis Process]
Set concurrent process mode.
If [Performance] is selected, analysis progresses at high speed.
However, CPU load increases.
| [CDJ & Device] (EXPORT mode)
For details on settings and using on a DJ player, refer to the operating instructions of the DJ
player.
[General]
Select the color and display style of waveform on the DJ player.
[Category]*
Set the category items to be used with the DJ player and the order of items to be displayed.
[Sort]*
Set the sorting items to be used with the DJ player and the order of items to be displayed.
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[Column]*
Select a category to be displayed on the right of titles when browsing music files on the DJ
player’s display.
[My Settings]
Select the settings to be used on the DJ player. These settings can be made for the DJ player
using a USB device, mobile device, or PRO DJ LINK. When you change the settings on the DJ
player, the changed settings are updated to rekordbox.
[HOT CUE]
When adding a music file to [Collection], the [Allow to auto load HotCue on CDJ] checkbox
on the [Info] screen has a check mark automatically. When music files with this setting are
loaded into the DJ player, the Hot Cue points saved on the DJ player are replaced with points
saved in the loaded music files.
[Device]
[Library]
Create a library (such as [Collection], [Playlists], etc.) for only MEP4000 or XDJ-R1. When the USB device is disconnected from the
computer, the library is created on the device.
When the [Create 320×320 pixels size image] checkbox has a
check mark, 320 x 320 pixel artwork can be created on the
exporting device (only for XDJ-R1).
[Delete Tracks]
When a playlist is deleted from the USB device or SD card, tracks
in the playlist are deleted.
Tracks can be deleted only if they are not contained on another
playlist.
[History]
When the device is connected to a DJ player, the history of tracks
played on the DJ player is added to [Histories].
* These settings are commonly applied with more than one DJ player which is displayed on the link status
panel. Also, they are applied with the default settings for [Device]. The settings can be changed for each
USB device.
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| [Controller] (PERFORMANCE mode)
[Deck]
[Eject/Load Lock]
Select [Lock] to prevent music files from being loaded to the
deck while a track is playing.
[Needle Lock]
Select [Lock] to disable needle search while a track is playing.
[Memory Cue Call Look]
Select [Lock] to prevent Memory Cue from being used while a
track is playing.
[Load]
[Load Setting]: Playback starts at Memory/Hot Cue nearest to the
beginning to the track.
[Load Method]: Press the [LOAD] button or push [Rotary
Selector] on the DJ controller to load music files (only when DDJRZ is connected).
[Auto Cue]
When all decks are set to [Enable], a cue point is set at the
beginning of the track (the position of the first audio input)
according to the selected [Auto Cue Level]. The [Auto Cue Level]
setting is common to all decks.
When [Load Setting] is set, a cue point is set to a memory cue or
hot cue nearest to the beginning of a track preferentially.
[Vinyl Speed Adjust]
[Touch/Brake]: Adjust the speed of the pause when operating
the top of Jog Dial or pressing the  button.
[Release/Start]: Adjust the speed of starting playback when
releasing fingers from the top of Jog Dial or pushing 
button.
[JOG]
[JOG Rotation Speed]: Select the rotation speed of playback on
the virtual deck.
[After turning on the cue button and spinning the jog, the track
returns to the cue point and pause.]
[Continuous Playing]
[Automatically load tracks in a list and have them play
continuously one after another.]
[Beat Sync]
[Allow Beat Sync with double/half BPM.]: When the gap of BPM
between the master deck and other decks is doubled/halved,
the synced BPM is half/double of the original track. In this case,
turn on this setting to sync in the BPM which is close to the
original track.
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[HOT CUE]
[During Pause, GATE playback is applied.]: Playback starts from
the Hot Cue position while pressing and holding Hot Cue on the
DJ controller. When Hot Cue is released, the playback position
returns to the Hot Cue position, and then playback pauses.
However, playback cannot start when CUE is turned on and
[AUTO BEAT LOOP] is set.
[AUTO BEAT LOOP]
Set Loop length when Auto Beat Loop button or controller is
pressed on the connected DJ equipment (DDJ/XDJ series, etc.).
[Mixer]
[Auto Gain]
Select [Enable] to automatically adjust the audio volume of the
track loaded to a deck. You can also adjust it manually using the
[Auto Gain] knob on the [GRID EDIT] panel.
[EQ]
Select [EQ] or [ISOLATOR].
When [EQ] is selected, you can set [EQ Type].
[Channel Fader Curve]
Set the Channel fader curve.
[Cross Fader Curve]
Set the Cross fader curve.
[Output Level]
Adjust the output level of decks.
Select from the following values (for all decks).
When [Mixer Mode] is set to [Internal]:
-21 dB/-18 dB/-15 dB/-12 dB/-9 dB/-6 dB/-3 dB/NONE
When [Mixer Mode] is set to [External]:
-12 dB/-9 dB/-6 dB/-3 dB/NONE/+3 dB/+6 dB/+9 dB
If the level is too high, clipping is likely to occur when applying
FX or mixing.
Clipping will enable the limiter to prevent distortion, but at the
same time it will spoil the attack of a sound.
[Effect]
[RELEASE FX]
Set the number of units for RELEASE FX.
When [Audio] tab > [Mixer Mode] is set to [External], RELEASE FX
is applied to the Master output if [Unit Number] is set to [1].
To set this to turn off [SOUND COLOR FX] simultaneously when
turning on RELEASE FX, select [Apply RELEASE FX on CFX].
[CFX]
This setting is available only when DDJ-RZ is connected. Apply
CFX to the sampler sound by turning the CFX knob for the
microphone.
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[Sampler]
[Load Lock]
Select [Lock] to disable loading a track to the sampler slot during
playback.
[SLOT]
Select the number of samplers.
[Capture]
[Location of Files]: Set the location to store the captured audio.
[Do not overwrite the loaded Slot.]: Set to disable capturing
audio to the sampler slot in loading.
[Location of a Bank for Slicer Capture]: Select the number of the
bank to store the slicer captured audio.
[Auto Panel Mode]
Display the sampler deck when pressing the [SAMPLER] button
on a controller compatible with rekordbox.
[Sequence Load]
After loading, the full length of the track is set as a loop, and then
automatically starts in loop playback.
[Recordings]
[Location of Files]
Set the location for saving recorded files.
[Silence Level Threshold]
Set the level of sound to be considered silent.
[Recording starts when:]
Set to [Pressing the REC button.] or [Detecting
audio input.].
[Recording ends when:]
Set to [Pressing the REC button.] or [Detecting
20 sec. of silence.].
[Automatically separate files when silence
continues.]
Set to automatically split recorded files when
silence continues.
[Automatically optimize audio level of a
recorded file.]
Set to automatically adjust the volume of
recorded files.
[Automatically import a recorded file.]
Set to automatically import recorded files.
[Automatically display tag information window
of a recorded file.]
Set to automatically display the tag information
window after recording.
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[Others]
Make settings for the quantize.
[Mode]
If [Type] > [QUANTIZE] > [HOT CUE] and [LOOP SAMPLE(LOOP)]
are set to [Enable], you can set how to adjust the beat when
calling Hot Cue, Loop, or Sampler Loop during playback.
When this is checked, these functions are called immediately.
(The playback position after being called is adjusted so that the
beat is not shifted.)
When this is unchecked, these functions are called after playing
to the next beat.
* This function is enabled only when [Q] on the deck is turned on.
Type
[SNAP]
Adjust the position where Hot Cue is set or Auto Beat Loop is
started, to the beat which is close to the current position.
* This function is enabled only when [Q] on the deck is turned on.
[QUANTIZE]
• [HOT CUE], [LOOP/SAMPLER(LOOP)], [REVERSE]:
Adjust the beat not to be shifted even when using these
functions during playback.
Select how to adjust [HOT CUE] and [LOOP/SAMPLER[LOOP)] on
[Mode].
• [SEQUENCER]:
Adjust the timing to operate for recording the sequence.
* This function is enabled only when [Q] on the deck is turned on.
[Setting]
Select whether to turn on/off all decks at once or not, when
clicking [Q] on each deck to turn on/off the quantize.
| [Keyboard]
Assign keyboard shortcuts to each button. Refer to “Default keyboard shortcut references” on
the rekordbox website.
rekordbox.com/en/support/manual.php
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| [Advanced]
[Database]
[iTunes]
[rekordbox xml]
[iTunes Library File]
Specify the xml file of the iTunes library to
browse in [iTunes].
[Convert iTunes “Grouping” to
rekordbox “Label”]
When importing music file information
from the iTunes library to [Collection],
iTunes group information will be saved as
rekordbox label information.
[Export BeatGrid information]
When the rekordbox library information is
exported to an xml file, the beat position
information will be exported to the same
xml file.
[Imported Library]
Specify the playlist library (the location of
the xml file) to browse on [rekordbox xml].
[Auto Export]
(EXPORT mode)
Music files imported from an external device are automatically exported.
[Database
management]
Select the master database for use. The master database can be transferred
to an external device. When the master database is transferred, analyzed
files are also transferred. By transferring a master database to an external
drive storing music files, you can manage them on different computers.
[Browse]
[My Tag]
When adding My Tag information to the track, it is also added to
the comment column in the track list.
[Color]*
You can edit comments when you classify music files with eight
color codes on the DJ player. For more instruction on using the
library browse function of a DJ player, refer to the Operating
Instructions of the DJ player.
[KUVO]
When importing music files, they are set as public on KUVO.
[View]
The speed to display the iTunes library will be improved if you
select a track list in the tree view.
Do not check the mark if your computer memory is insufficient.
[Drop-down menu]
A drop-down menu is displayed when clicking and holding the
track for one second.
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* These settings are commonly applied with more than one DJ player which is displayed on the link status
panel. Also, they are applied with the default settings for [Device]. The settings can be changed for each
device.
[Recordings] (EXPORT mode)
[Location of Files]
Specify the location for the recorded files.
[Silence Level Threshold]
Set the level for silence of sound to be
considered silent.
[Recording starts when:]
Set to [Pressing the REC button.] or [Detecting
audio input.].
[Recording ends when:]
Set to [Pressing the REC button.] or [Detecting
20 sec. of silence.].
[Automatically separate files when silence
continues.]
Set to automatically split recorded files when
silence continues.
[Automatically optimize audio level of a
recorded file.]
Set for adjusting the audio level of a recorded
file automatically.
[Automatically import a recorded file.]
Set for importing a recorded file automatically.
[Automatically display tag information window
of a recorded file.]
Display the tag information window after
recording.
[Others] (EXPORT mode)
[Computer Name]
Set the name of the computer to be displayed on the DJ player.
[Quantize Beat Value]
Set the value for the quantize on the player.
[Beat Sync]
[Allow Beat Sync with double/half BPM.]: When the gap of BPM
between the master deck and other deck is doubled/halved, the
synced BPM is half/double of the original track. In this case, turn
on this setting to sync in the BPM which is close to the original
track.
[HOT CUE]
[During Pause, GATE playback is applied.]: Playback starts from
the Hot Cue position while clicking and holding Hot Cue. When
Hot Cue is released, the playback position returns to the Hot Cue
position, and then playback pauses. However, playback cannot
start when CUE is turned on and [Auto Beat Loop] is set.
[Export Loop As Wav]
Select the sampling frequency when exporting a loop.
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| [License]
Purchase the license to activate the added application.
• Up to 2 computers can be activated with one license key.
• After the activation, you can deactivate (deauthorize) with the license key if necessary.
For more information, see “To use the PERFORMANCE mode” (page 20).
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Menu list
| [rekordbox] menu (for Mac)
[About rekordbox]
Display your installed version of rekodbox.
[Preferences]
Display the [Preferences] window.
[Services]
Select [Services Preferences...] to display [Services Preferences].
(in Mac OS Standard)
[Hide rekordbox]
Hide the rekordbox. (in Mac OS Standard)
[Hide Others]
Hide all windows except for rekordbox. (in Mac OS Standard)
[Show All]
Display all windows. (in Mac OS Standard)
[Quit rekordbox]
Quit rekordbox.
| [File] menu
[Import]
[Import Track]
Add music files to [Collection].
[Import Folder]
Select a folder to add its music files to [Collection].
[Import Playlist]
Add playlist files (M3U and M3U8).
[Import Sampler Plus Pack]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Import the downloaded Sampler Plus Pack to rekordbox.
[Download Sampler Plus Pack]
(PERFORMANCE mode)
Download the Sampler Plus Pack, which is an audio source file to
be used as a sampler.
[Display All Missing Files]
Display tracks in [Collection] that cannot be played because they have been deleted, moved,
etc..
[Library]
[Backup Library]
Save the rekordbox library (databases such as [Collection],
[Playlists], etc.), analysis information, and music files as a backup.
The backup data file name, appended with the current date, will
be displayed.
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[Restore Library]
Restore rekordbox library (database such as [Collection],
[Playlists], etc.), analysis information, and music files.
You can restore the backup library to another computer.
[Export Collection in xml format]
All playlist information in the rekordbox library (databases such as [Collection], [Playlists], etc.)
and the track information in playlists can be exported to a single file in xml format.
[Preferences] (for Windows)
Change various settings in rekordbox. (page 183)
[Exit] (for Windows)
Exit rekordbox.
| [View] menu
[Full screen]
Display the rekordbox as full screen.
[1 Player] (EXPORT mode)
Display a single player in the player panel.
[2 Players] (EXPORT mode)
Display two players in the player panel.
[Simple Player] (EXPORT mode)
Display a simplified version of the player panel.
Only playback, pause, and the volume
adjustment can be operated.
[2 Deck Horizontal] (PERFORMANCE mode)
Display 2 decks with horizontal enlarged
waveforms.
[2 Deck Vertical] (PERFORMANCE mode)
Display 2 decks with vertical enlarged
waveforms.
[4 Deck Horizontal] (PERFORMANCE mode)
Display 4 decks with horizontal enlarged
waveforms.
[4 Deck Vertical] (PERFORMANCE mode)
Display 4 decks with vertical enlarged
waveforms.
[Full Browser] (EXPORT mode)
Turn the display of the player panel off.
[Browse] (PERFORMANCE mode)
Display the minimized deck and enlarged
browser window.
[Show / Hide Pad and Platter] (PERFORMANCE
mode)
Show or hide pads and platters for each deck.
(horizontal waveform only)
[Show Split Screen] (PERFORMANCE mode)
Display also the other window of the browser.
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[My Tag Configuration Window]
Display the My Tag configuration window at
the right side of the track list.
[RELATED TRACKS Window]
Display a window of RELATED TRACKS at the
right side of the track list.
[Information Window]
At the right side of the track list, display
information of the track selected in the track list.
[Sub Browser Window]
At the right side of the track list, display another
window with the tree view and track list.
| [Track] menu
[Import To Collection]
Add the selected track to [Collection].
[Analyze Track]
Analyze the selected track to show the full waveform, enlarged
waveform, BPM, beat positions, and bar positions.
[Analysis Lock]
Set to disable re-analysis and grid edit.
[Add To Playlist]
Add the selected track to [Playlists].
[Reload Tag]
Read the ID3 tag information from the selected track again, and
then reload it to the track information of the rekordbox library
(databases such as [Collection], [Playlists], etc.).
[Export Track]
Export the selected track to the device.
[Remove from Collection]
Remove the selected track from the [Collection].
The music file in your computer is not deleted.
[Show information]/[Hide
information]
Display/hide the [Information] window.
[Show in Finder]/[Show in
Explorer]
Display the folder, in which the selected track is stored, in the
Finder or Explorer.
[Relocate]
Relocate the music file to a different file path.
| [Playlist] menu
[Export Playlist]
Export the selected playlist to the device.
[Import Playlist]
Import the selected playlist in [iTunes], [rekordbox xml], or
[Devices].
[Create New Playlist]
Add a new playlist under the selected playlist or folder.
[Create New Intelligent
Playlist]
Add a new intelligent playlist under the selected playlist or
folder.
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[Create New Folder]
Add a new folder under the selected playlist or folder.
[Delete Playlist]
Delete a selected playlist, intelligent playlist.
[Sort Items]
Sort playlists in the selected folder in ascending order.
[Playlist], [H. Cue Bank], and [Playlist]/[H. Cue Bank]/[Hot Cue
Bank List] in [Devices] can be sorted.
[Renumber Track Order]
Renumber tracks as sorted in the playlist.
[Save Playlist Info]
Save information of the selected playlist in text or M3U8 format.
| [KUVO] menu
[About KUVO]
Display the website link for KUVO.com and how to use KUVO.
[Edit profile]
Display the KUVO profile page.
[Tutorial Video]
Jump to the tutorial video of KUVO.
[Privacy Settings]
Display your account to be public on KUVO.
Make track information public or private for all tracks in
[Collection].
| [Help] menu
[User’s Manual]
Display the webpage for downloading this manual.
[Online support]
Connect to the online support site.
[rekordbox Update Manager]
Connect to the update site.
[Activate]
Display the window to purchase the license key and set the
activation.
[About rekordbox] (for
Windows)
Display your installed version of rekordbox.
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System requirements
Before installing rekordbox, make sure to read “Software end user license agreement”
(page 209).
| Supported OS
rekordbox is supported by the following OS:
• Windows: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7 (latest service pack)
• Mac: macOS Sierra (latest version), OS X 10.11, 10.10 (latest version)
The latest information (supported OS, required operating environment, etc.) is available on
rekordbox.com.
| Supported language for installation
The installation program for rekordbox supports multiple languages: English, French,
German, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (simplified, traditional), Korean,
and Japanese.
When using another language OS, select English to install.
| Required system (minimum required operating environment)
Make sure that your computer meets the following system requirements before installing
rekordbox.
• CPU: Intel® processor CoreTM i7, i5, i3, Intel® processor CoreTM 2 Duo 2.0 GHz or higher
• Memory: 4 GB (or more) RAM
• Hard disk/SSD: 250 MB (or more) free space (excluding space necessary for storing music
files)
• Display resolution: 1280 × 768 (or larger)
• Sound: Audio output to speakers, headphones, etc. (built-in or external audio device)
• Internet connection: For the account registration or inquires, use a web browser
supporting 128-bit SSL (e.g. Safari 2.0 or later, Internet Explorer® 8.0 or later).
• USB port: A USB port is required to transfer music files to a USB device (flash memory, hard
disk, etc.) or to connect to a DJ controller.
• LAN port: An Ethernet LAN adapter (RJ45 port) is required for communication with DJ
equipment to transfer music files to a PRO DJ LINK compatible CDJ/XDJ series, etc. For
details, refer to the Operating Instructions of the Pioneer DJ product.
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Note
• Full functionality is not guaranteed with all computers even when the above operating environment
conditions are fulfilled.
• Even with the required memory capacity indicated for the operating environment above, rekordbox may
not provide full functionality and performance due to lack of memory in the cases described below. Take
the necessary measures to ensure sufficient free memory. Adding extra memory, in order to achieve stable
performance, is recommended.
– When there are many tracks being managed in the rekordbox library.
– When resident programs and services are running.
• Depending on your computer’s power saving settings, it may not be possible for your computer to achieve
its optimum CPU and/or hard-disk processing capacity. Especially with a laptop computer, use an external
AC power source to ensure best performance when using rekordbox.
• rekordbox may not operate properly if combined with other programs installed on your computer.
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Communications environment on the
computer
Depending on your computer’s security software and operating system settings,
communications with DJ equipment or mobile devices may be interrupted. If this occurs,
check your settings for the following four programs to ensure that they are not blocked. The
program extension depends on the OS of the computer; e.g. the extension “.app” is for Mac
and “.exe” for Windows:
rekordbox
PSvNFSd
PSvLinkSysMgr
edb_streamd
When sharing of the computer’s internet connection is enabled, problems may arise in
communications with other computers or DJ units connected on the LAN. Disable sharing
before connecting the computer to the LAN.
• Mac OS X: Open [System Preferences], and uncheck [Internet Sharing] under [Sharing].
• Windows: Open [Local Area Connection Properties], and then at [Sharing], uncheck [Allow
other network users to connect through this computer’s Internet connection] under
[Internet Connection Sharing].
Communications with DJ equipment or mobile devices may also be interrupted if the
network (IP address, port number, etc.) is restricted by a router or another communications
device.
For details on the communications devices, security software, and the settings of the
operating system, contact the respective manufacturer or your sales agent.
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Music files that can be loaded and played
(file formats)
Music files that can be loaded and played on rekordbox are listed in the table below.
Music file
Compatible
formats
Encoding method Bit depth
Bit rate
Sampling
frequency
File
extension
MP3
MPEG-1
AUDIO
LAYER-3
CBR
VBR
16 bit
32 kbps to
320 kbps
32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
.mp3
MPEG-2
AUDIO
LAYER-3
CBR
VBR
16 bit
16 kbps to
160 kbps
16 kHz
22.05 kHz
24 kHz
.mp3
MPEG-4
AAC LC
CBR
VBR
16 bit
8 kbps to
320 kbps
16 kHz
22.05 kHz
24 kHz
32 kHz
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
.m4a
.mp4
AAC
WAVE
Uncompressed 16 bit
PCM
24 bit
—
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHz
96 kHz
192 kHz
.wav
AIFF
Uncompressed 16 bit
PCM
24 bit
—
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHz
96 kHz
192 kHz
.aif
.aiff
Apple Lossless
Compressed
PCM
—
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHz
96 kHz
192 kHz
.m4a
16 bit
24 bit
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Music file
FLAC
Compatible
formats
Encoding method Bit depth
Bit rate
Sampling
frequency
File
extension
Compressed
PCM
—
44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHz
96 kHz
192 kHz
.flac
.fla
16 bit
24 bit
• It may not be possible to read or play music files which include both audio and video or
copyright-protected music files.
• For music files (file formats) that can be loaded and played on DJ equipment produced by
Pioneer DJ, refer to the Operating Instructions of the DJ equipment.
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Supported media (file system)
Note that rekordbox can only write to SD memory cards and USB devices (flash memory or
hard disks) which use a file system listed in the table below.
Recording
media
FAT16
FAT32
NTFS
HFS
HFS+
SD memory
cards


N/A
N/A
N/A
USB devices


N/A
N/A

• To check the compatibility of SD memory cards and USB devices (flash memory or hard
disk) with your DJ equipment produced by Pioneer DJ, refer to the Operating Instructions
of the DJ equipment.
• HFS+ is only available for Mac OS X.
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Online support site
Before making inquiries on rekordbox operating procedures or technical issues, read this
manual and check the FAQ provided on rekordbox.com.
• Pioneer DJ Corporation collects your personal information for the following purposes:
1. To provide customer support for your purchased product
2. To inform you of product or event information via e-mail
3. To obtain feedback collected by survey for product planning purposes
– Your personal information is kept confidential corresponding to the privacy policy set
forth by our company.
– Pioneer DJ’s privacy policy can be viewed on the rekordbox online support site.
• When making inquiries regarding rekordbox, please be sure to let us know your computer
type and specifications (CPU, installed memory and other connected peripherals, etc.), the
operating system and version used, as well as concrete information regarding the issue at
hand.
– To inquire about configuration of your computer with non-Pioneer DJ peripheral devices
and to obtain the corresponding technical support, contact the manufacturer or retailer.
• Further version updates are anticipated for improved functionality and performance of
rekordbox. Update programs will be available for download on the rekordbox online
support site. We strongly recommend you check for the updates to always use the latest
version of rekordbox.
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Disclaimer
Please note that Pioneer DJ cannot accept responsibility for the legality, morality or reliability
of operation with regard to the use of rekordbox by customers. Problems in operation of
rekordbox may arise due to the operating environment of the customer’s computer and of
rekordbox, or conflict with other software.
Please note that Pioneer DJ cannot accept responsibility for loss of your registered
information. Please make a separate note of information you have registered and store it in a
safe place.
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Copyright warning
The use of rekordbox is restricted with regard to the playing and copying of copy-protected
music.
• The program may not operate properly if copy-protect encryption data is embedded in
recorded media.
• Playback, analysis, and other operations may stop if copy-protect encryption data is
detected as embedded in recorded media.
The material you record is for your own listening enjoyment, and cannot be used for other
purposes without permission from the copyright owner.
• Music recorded from CDs and other media may be protected by the copyright laws of
individual countries as well as by international convention. You are solely responsible for
the lawful use of the recordings you make.
• When handling music that has been downloaded over the internet, the person who has
downloaded the music is fully responsible for using the music in compliance with his/her
contract with the site from which the music was downloaded.
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Software end user license agreement
This “Software End User License Agreement” (“Agreement”) is between you (both the
individual installing the Program and any single legal entity for which the individual is acting)
(“You” or “Your”) and Pioneer DJ Corporation (“Pioneer DJ”).
TAKING ANY STEP TO SET UP OR INSTALL THE PROGRAM MEANS THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF
THE TERMS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT. PERMISSION TO DOWNLOAD AND/OR USE THE
PROGRAM IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED ON YOUR FOLLOWING THESE TERMS. WRITTEN OR
ELECTRONIC APPROVAL IS NOT REQUIRED TO MAKE THIS AGREEMENT VALID AND
ENFORCEABLE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE
NOT AUTHORIZED TO USE THE PROGRAM AND MUST STOP INSTALLING IT OR UNINSTALL IT,
AS APPLICABLE.
1. DEFINITIONS
1.1 “Documentation” means written documentation, specifications and help content made
generally available by Pioneer DJ to aid in installing and using the Program.
1.2 “Program” means all or any part of Pioneer DJ’s software licensed to You by Pioneer DJ
under this Agreement.
2. PROGRAM LICENSE
2.1 Limited License
Subject to this Agreement’s restrictions, Pioneer DJ grants to You a limited, non-exclusive,
non-transferable, license (without the right to sublicense):
(a) To install a single copy of the Program in Your computer or mobile device, to use the
Program only for Your personal purpose complying with this Agreement and the
Documentation (“Authorized Use”);
(b) To use the Documentation in support of Your Authorized Use; and
(c) To make one copy of the Program solely for backup purposes, provided that all titles and
trademark, copyright and restricted rights notices are reproduced on the copy.
2.2 Restrictions
You will not copy or use the Program or Documentation except as expressly permitted by this
Agreement. You will not transfer, sublicense, rent, lease or lend the Program, or use it for thirdparty training, commercial time-sharing or service bureau use. You will not Yourself or
through any third party modify, reverse engineer, disassemble or decompile the Program,
except to the extent expressly permitted by applicable law, and then only after You have
notified Pioneer DJ in writing of Your intended activities.
2.3 Ownership
Pioneer DJ or its licensor retains all right, title and interest in and to all patent, copyright,
trademark, trade secret and other intellectual property rights in the Program and
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Documentation, and any derivative works thereof. You do not acquire any other rights,
express or implied, beyond the limited license set forth in this Agreement.
2.4 No Support
Pioneer DJ has no obligation to provide support, maintenance, upgrades, modifications or
new releases for the Program or Documentation under this Agreement.
3. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
THE PROGRAM AND DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY
REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, AND YOU AGREE TO USE THEM AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO
THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, PIONEER DJ EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL
WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WITH RESPECT TO THE PROGRAM AND DOCUMENTATION,
WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF PERFORMANCE,
COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY,
ACCURACY, TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
4. EXPORT CONTROL AND COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS AND REGULATIONS
You may not use or otherwise export or re-export the Program except as authorized by
United States law and the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Program was obtained. In
particular, but without limitation, the Program may not be exported or re-exported (a) into
any U.S.-embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's Specially
Designated Nationals List or the U.S. Department of Commerce Denied Persons List or Entity
List. By using the Program, you represent and warrant that you are not located in any such
country or on any such list. You also agree that you will not use the Program for any purposes
prohibited by United States law, including, without limitation, the development, design,
manufacture, or production of nuclear, missile, or chemical or biological weapons.
5. U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS
The Program and Documentations are “commercial computer software” and “commercial
computer software documentation” as those terms are defined in 48 C.F.R. §252.227-7014 (a)
(1) (2007) and 252.227-7014 (a) (5) (2007). The U.S. Government’s rights with respect to the
Program and Documentations are limited by this license pursuant to 48 C.F.R. § 12.212
(Computer software) (1995) and 48 C.F.R. §12.211 (Technical data) (1995) and/or 48 C.F.R.
§227.7202-3, as applicable. As such, the Program and Documentations are being licensed to
the U.S. Government end users: (a) only as “commercial items” as that term is defined in 48
C.F.R. §2.101 generally and as incorporated in DFAR 212.102; and (b) with only those limited
rights as are granted to the public pursuant to this license. Under no circumstance will the
U.S. Government or its end users be granted any greater rights than we grant to other users,
as
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provided for in this license. Manufacturer is Pioneer DJ Corporation, 6F, Yokohama-i-Mark
Place, 4-4-5 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, 220-0012, Japan.
6. DAMAGES AND REMEDIES FOR BREACH
You agree that any breach of this Agreement’s restrictions would cause Pioneer DJ irreparable
harm for which money damages alone would be inadequate. In addition to damages and
any other remedies to which Pioneer DJ may be entitled, You agree that Pioneer DJ may seek
injunctive relief to prevent the actual, threatened or continued breach of this Agreement.
7. TERMINATION
Pioneer DJ may terminate this Agreement at any time upon Your breach of any provision. If
this Agreement is terminated, You will stop using the Program, permanently delete it from
your computer or mobile device where it resides, and destroy all copies of the Program and
Documentation in Your possession, confirming to Pioneer DJ in writing that You have done
so. Sections 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 will continue in effect after this Agreement’s
termination.
8. GENERAL TERMS
8.1 Limitation of Liability
In no event will Pioneer DJ or its subsidiaries be liable in connection with this Agreement or
its subject matter, under any theory of liability, for any indirect, incidental, special,
consequential or punitive damages, or damages for lost profits, revenue, business, savings,
data, use, or cost of substitute procurement, even if advised of the possibility of such
damages or if such damages are foreseeable. In no event will Pioneer DJ’s liability for all
damages exceed the amounts actually paid by You to Pioneer DJ or its subsidiaries for the
Program. The parties acknowledge that the liability limits and risk allocation in this
Agreement are reflected in the Program price and are essential elements of the bargain
between the parties, without which Pioneer DJ would not have provided the Program or
entered into this Agreement.
8.2 The limitations or exclusions of warranties and liability contained in this Agreement do
not affect or prejudice Your statutory rights as consumer and shall apply to You only to the
extent such limitations or exclusions are permitted under the laws of the jurisdiction where
You are located.
8.3 Severability and Waiver
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable,
that provision will be enforced to the extent possible or, if incapable of enforcement, deemed
to be severed and deleted from this Agreement, and the remainder will continue in full force
and effect. The waiver by either party of any default or breach of this Agreement will not
waive any other or subsequent default or breach.
8.4 No Assignment
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You may not assign, sell, transfer, delegate or otherwise dispose of this
Agreement or any rights or obligations under it, whether voluntarily or involuntarily, by
operation of law or otherwise, without Pioneer DJ’s prior written consent. Any purported
assignment, transfer or delegation by You will be null and void. Subject to the foregoing, this
Agreement will be binding upon and will inure to the benefit of the parties and their
respective successors and assigns.
8.5 Entire Agreement
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes all
prior or contemporaneous agreements or representations, whether written or oral,
concerning its subject matter. This Agreement may not be modified or amended without
Pioneer DJ’s prior and express written consent, and no other act, document, usage or custom
will be deemed to amend or modify this Agreement.
8.6 You agree that this Agreement shall be governed and construed by and under the laws
of Japan.
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Trademarks and licenses
• Pioneer DJ is a trademark of the PIONEER CORPORATION and is used under license.
• rekordbox™ is a registered trademark of Pioneer DJ Corporation.
• Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft
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