rekordbox 6.0.1 is a significant upgrade says Pioneer DJ
rekordbox 6.0.1 has been announced by AlphaTheta Corporation (former company name: Pioneer DJ Corporation).
We’re not sure if we are ever going to get used to the new company name.
Below is the full press release for rekordbox 6.0.1.
In summary there are three main new enhancements:
- Vocal position analysis
- Beatsource LINK
- Auto Upload feature
Pioneer DJ has announced an expanded offering of creative possibilities for its professional DJ application, rekordbox, by adding vocal position analysis, support for the Beatsource LINK streaming service for open format DJs and a playlist Auto Upload feature.
“rekordbox is a popular and powerful tool for DJs of all experience levels.
“We’ve been working with users to deliver the next level of functionality they need, and this update delivers,” said Yoshinori Kataoka, President and CEO, AlphaTheta Corp.
“Most significantly, with rekordbox and our Creative subscription plan, artists can see when vocals will drop in a track by simply glancing at the waveform—this is a powerful new feature allowing DJs to never clash a vocal again!”
Kataoka added that DJs interested in integrating new sounds into their sets can update to rekordbox 6.0.1 and use the Performance mode to choose from millions of tracks in the Beatsource LINK*1 catalog.
To help ensure playlists stay updated, artists can use the new Auto Update feature to add a track to a playlist on the go, and have it automatically upload to the cloud for use on other devices.
Pioneer DJ’s new rekordbox platform follows the industry-wide transition to a subscription-based software model and delivers artists innovative and real-time updates without added costs.
All artists receive a 30-day free trial of rekordbox 6.0.1 and can purchase Core and Creative plans at a discounted rated. (Offer ends July 13, 2020)
Artists currently using rekordbox 5 will not lose access to their paid software.
Key rekordbox 6.0.1 features for Mac/Windows
New algorithm with AI tech displays the positions of vocals
The new music analysis algorithm in rekordbox ver. 6.0.1, developed in partnership with Qosmo, uses deep learning to locate vocal occurrence in tracks.
With a high level of accuracy, rekordbox ver. 6.0.1 displays the vocal positions on the entire or enlarged waveform to inform artists when vocals will drop.
Performance mode supports Beatsource LINK
Artists can pick from millions of tracks and hundreds of expertly-curated playlists when browsing the Beatsource LINK catalog in rekordbox ver. 6.0.1 Performance mode, available as part of the free subscription plan.
Apart from analyzing the BPM, key and waveform of tracks, Performance mode offers artists the ability to set and save track Hot Cues and loops.
Artists can also mix music from Beatsource LINK with music in their rekordbox library and store Beatsource LINK tracks in a rekordbox offline locker.
Select a Beatsource LINK PRO (50 tracks) or Beatsource LINK PRO+ (100 tracks) subscription to do this.
Performance mode gives access to Beatsource LINK charts and playlists
Artists can discover hot tracks and new styles of music by browsing the Beatsource LINK music charts for inspiration and user-curated playlists with integrated rekordbox ver. 6.0.1 Performance mode.
Auto Upload feature
Playlists can be set to “Auto Upload” when using Cloud Library Sync in the Creative Plan.
This feature enables artists to add tracks to a playlist, safe in the knowledge that they will be automatically uploaded to the cloud for use across multiple devices (intelligent playlists excluded).
The new version of the rekordbox app for iOS (ver. 3.0.1) also offers a number of improvements to various functions. Find out more about this in the App Store update history.
To use Beatsource tracks in rekordbox Performance mode, a subscription to Beatsource LINK is required.
Find out more about Beatsource LINK and see a list of countries where it can be used (as of May 26, 2020).
*Users with a Hardware Unlock device can use Performance mode with any plan, including the Free plan. See the list of Hardware Unlock devices here.