Pioneer DJ just announced the latest version of its Rekordbox software. Now at version 5.1, the update includes a new Automix feature for the Rekordbox DJ Plus Pack that lets the app mix songs that you’ve added into a playlist with beatmatched and phrase-mixed accuracy. It also includes a bump in Rekordbox DJ’s “Related Tracks” search feature – Related Tracks gives you tune suggestions that would go well with what you’ve currently got playing, and you can now specify search criteria such as artist and comments to help you quickly zero in on a handful of tunes.
Rekordbox DJ continues to evolve as a platform for laptop DJs, and the addition of Automix could be a boon for mobile and wedding DJs who need a “set and forget” option for playing background music at functions and events. The improved Related Tracks search can be used not just for quickly picking out your next tune, but also for digging through your library for new song combinations that you otherwise wouldn’t have thought of.
• Rekordbox 5.1 will be available as a free download on 18 January 2018. Check the Rekordbox site for more details.
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