Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack Now Available
The Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack is now available from Pioneer DJ and is priced at $ 129. They also intend introducing a monthly subscription as opposed to paying outright for the software from December and this will be $ 9,90 per month.
Two additional Plus Packs that will also be added soon include DVS functionality and also an Effects Plus Pack.
It may seem a little strange that the Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack will have extra add-on Plus Packs especially for things like Effects.
Traktor Pro 2 comes with a massive bank of effects and costs $99 and offers 4 deck control. This version does not have DVS though – for that you would need Traktor Pro Scratch which is also only $99 but of course for this you also need to buy the NI Audio 4 DJ, Audio 8 DJ, Traktor Audio 6, Traktor Audio 10, Traktor Kontrol S4 or a Traktor Scratch Certified Mixer.
Serato DJ also costs $99 – “for a limited time only” according to their online store. Similar to the Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack there are a host of add-on ‘expansion packs’ including one for Effects and DVS as well as for their Serato Flip, a similar feature of which can be found in Traktor Pro 2 for the base price of $99.
So as usual Pioneer DJ products cost more than everybody else. Their quality is undeniable when it comes to their CDJ/Media Players and mixers. The Pioneer DJ controllers are also pretty good but the divide between these and other competing products is not nearly as big.
The Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack is downloadable as a free trial for 30 days so you can bet we’ll be giving it a through test to see of it warrants the extra $30.
Rekordbox is a great music management tool so let’s hope the Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack add-on matches this. If you are an owner of a Pioneer DJ controller you’ll no doubt want to check it out. If you own a Serato DJ or Traktor based controller you may want to wait until there are mappings available online to test it with.
Rekordbox is a free DJ software app from Pioneer DJ that enables you to prepare and manage your music files for a DJ set. It also enables one to create playlist and write these to flash discs for use on the Pioneer CDJ and Media players with a host of setting one can store to ensure that when you plug in at the club, the screen will look just like you set it up at home, in terms of colour scheme, what info to display, play order, playlists etc.
Ready to try out the trial version of Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack? Follow this link.