Rekordbox DVS In New 4.1 Edition of Rekordbox DJ

The brand new version of Rekordbox DJ, version 4.1, is being released today – and the big feature add is the DVS pack that we originally heard about back when the software was first announced. Keep reading to learn more about the new update and Rekordbox DVS.

With this new downloadable Rekordbox DVS pack, pricing is a bit strange – it’s included if you have a monthly subscription to Rekordbox ($9.90/month), or you can buy it outright for $99 if you already have a copy of Rekordbox DJ.

Rekordbox DVS: Absolute Or Relative

Just like other DVS systems, Pioneer is including two different mode of DVS in their new update:

  • Absolute Mode: Replicates the experience of scratching with traditional vinyl
  • Relative Mode: Access digital features such as Hot Cues and Sync, and scratch freely – regardless of where the needle is on the Control Vinyl. Plus you can use rekordbox MIDI Learn to assign features to your controller for even more flexibility.

Pioneer DJ is also selling Rekordbox DJ control vinyl for $15 ($30 for a pair) – you can’t bring your own vinyl control signals. They are making the WAV of the control signal available – so if you want to burn it to a CD and use it in an old CDJ or similar as a DVS control surface, that’s an option.

Additionally, the Pioneer DDJ-RZ (in the DJTT store here) controller now comes with a bundle that includes not only Rekordbox DJ, but also the DVS Pack as well. If you have already purchased an RZ and want to get a code, they’re issuing them for free here.

Now the real question becomes, when will we see turntables from Pioneer that have built-in ProLink or USB interfaces so that they can connect to the computer and send DVS signals without wiring RCA cables? PLX-2000, anyone? 

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  • Daniel.Hartmann

    No love for DJM2000 Nexus, really sucks 🙁

    • Michael Lewis

      I with you, that blows.

  • Gui

    DJM-750 is also Rekordbox DVS compatible!

  • Ben W

    Tried it with traktor vinyls. It was able to track it but the fact the control signal is twice the frequency means it goes twice as fast, so it doesn’t work for practical use. If only you could tell your turntable or rekordbox to go half speed…

  • Agungald

    Hi, seeing this guy DJ Sir Force
    Using Serato Control Vinyl and it looks like working fine using relative / absolute mode. He using DJM 900 NXS 2 + SP1 anyway.

  • kingherz

    whats the khz of the timecode? traktor 2khz mixvibes 1.6khz and serato 1khz

      • kingherz

        could work.
        i used mixviebs tc in serato.
        you need to switch the l/r channels and set serato to 45rpm.
        all mp3’s are now -3% pitch but the resolution is better, for scratching its ok.
        serato should release 1.3 khz for scratch nerds

  • Tom Pit Pittomvils

    rHow do you connect a turntable to rekordbox DVS?

    Is it like a traktor or seato soundcard? Because you don’t see any soundcard in the you tube movie.

    • pixelbreak

      had the same inquiry but I guess it’s like using a certified Traktor or Serato mixer with a internal soundcard. You may expect Pioneer will push for their DVS to be used exclusively with Pioneer gear but maybe down the line we’ll see rekorbox boxes

    • Oddie O'Phyle

      DJM900NXS2 has a dual audio interface. Also works with the DJM850 and 900NXS, they both have integrated audio interface as well. No different than a Rane mixer running Serato.

  • vmware

    I rather use mixvibes dvs than this.

  • ?01

    No I don’t think so. The purpose of prodjlink is to get the tracks from one media like usb or sd card containing your playlists so you need to put another one to the other player.