Pioneer DJ’s flagship software has a new update coming this summer – and with it, two key features to note. rekordbox ver. 6.6.4 was announced today, which offers a brand-new Cloud Analysis tool and support for the streaming service bpm supreme.
Let’s take a look at the latest additions.
Cloud Analysis: get quicker track data, thanks to other DJs
Cloud Analysis offers artists the ability to analyze new tracks faster than ever – which, interestingly, is possible by leaning on fellow rekordbox users. Load a track into the rekordbox library with Cloud Analysis toggled on, and if it’s already been analyzed by another rekordbox user, that data – the waveform, BPM, beat grid and vocal position – will transfer directly into your library. If your analysis is the first for that particular track, the data will save to rekordbox’s servers for other DJs to use. The artists-helping-artists approach here is intriguing, and the concept of utilizing community support is much-appreciated – saving a few moments during your set-prep process or your next performance can make all the difference. We’re curious to see how well this service works as it relies on the cloud – and what other doors this may open for rekordbox features in the future.
Cloud Analysis works on tracks from hard drives as well as streaming services, so anything in your library can be quickly assessed and ready to play. The upgrade in speed here could be quite the game-changer for artists who find themselves in a time crunch (yes, we’ve all been there) and overall work as a major improvement the rekordbox flow.
Streaming support for bpm supreme
The newest name to join the list of rekordbox-supported streaming services is bpm supreme – a platform founded back in 2006 by Angel “AROCK” Castillo with millions of tracks available in its catalog. With an active bpm subscription, rekordbox users can add tracks to playlists, as well usePerformance mode to play them out and apply Hot Cues, loops, and Beat Jumps.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of bpm supreme here. Their Standard subscription runs at $19.99/month, while Premium sits at $29.99/month – and both offer unlimited downloads. More details on the subs can be found on their website.
rekordbox ver. 6.6.4 will be available for download sometime this summer – though there’s no confirmed date of release yet.
It’s NAMM week (yes, in June) and while we’re not headed there in person this year, we’re still excited to show off some of the things we’re getting a first look chance to see. Head here to see all of the NAMM 2022 news so far.
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