Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.4.4 update features cloud-based analysis sharing
The upcoming Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.4.4 update introduces an interesting yet controversial feature – a new cloud-based analysis sharing system.
Let’s talk about the pros…
The upcoming Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.4.4 update features a new system which aims to greatly improve databasing and library workflow for DJs, by incorporating a cloud-based track analysis system. Here’s how the system works – when you load up a new track into your library, Pioneer DJ Rekordbox checks to see if the track analysis data already exists on the cloud, it does then the software foregoes the analysis and automatically imports the analysis file into your library.
Analysing large track libraries can be a very lengthy process, especially if you’re using external media like flash drives and external hard drives. The introduction of the new cloud-based track analysis sharing system aims to change that. Seems like an awesome idea in theory, however there are a few downsides that have been noted…
Let’s talk about the cons…
It looks like the upcoming Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.4.4 update is moving towards a paid subscription model, it looks like only paid subscription users will be able to utilize the cloud-based analysis system.
The new update is already available as a beta, and users are reporting that there is no disable function in the settings for the new cloud-based analysis. This raises various controversial questions regarding privacy, however that being said users who don’t sign up for the service and pay the subscription fee won’t be affected.
Keep in mind the software is still in Beta, so it’s a safe bet to backup your library before signing up, that being said if you’re keen to be a part of the beta program or check out some more information on the upcoming Pioneer DJ Rekordbox 5.4.4 update, visit the Pioneer forum here.