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Pioneer DJ release Rekordbox 5 & DDJ-XP1 controller

The latest major update comes after months of public beta testing

Pioneer DJ have released a new version of their music organising and library software Rekordbox. Implementing their new KORETECH technology, version 5 adds advanced track analysis, faster track loading and a new GUI, all claimed to have reduced CPU usage.

The biggest news for some of us is that it’s finally possible to backup music from another device by dragging and dropping it into your library. Plus, your hot cues, loops and Rekordbox meta data all remains intact. Who better to explain all the new features than Roger Sanchez himself, in the video below. 

Along with the new update, they’ve also released a new piece of hardware, the DDJ-XP1. Built to take advantage of the functions of Rekordbox DJ, it boasts 32 coloured pads and control over hot cues, FX, beat jump, the built-in sampler, key shift and more. Designed to be used alongside either DVS, DJ controller or HID mode, the DDJ-XP1 is retailing at €248, while the new version of Rekordbox is free. Pioneer DJ have been busier than usual recently, having released some indistructable headphones as well as a new entry level mixer

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