If you are like me and use the 3 big DJ software packages (Serato DJ, Rekordbox DJ and Traktor Pro) on a regular basis for different purposes, the imminent arrival of Rekord Buddy 2.0 iis huge news. Not having to keep 3 music libraries up to date will be a big time saver for everyone using more than 1 dj software, or djs wanting to transition between different solutions.
What does it do?
Rekord Buddy 2.0 becomes the central nerve system of your music collection by syncing meta data and playlists accross the 3 DJ platforms Serato DJ, Rekordbox DJ and Traktor. This means that prepping your track once in your software of choice means it will be synced everywhere. Cue the mic drop.
Additionally to that, it allows to organize your library in many smart ways, using lists, filters and tags.
I want it now!
So there things become a little bit more complex. The software is in now officially in public beta, but that doesn’t mean that you can simply download it any play around with it. Next Audio Labs, the creators of Rekord Buddy, ask 55.99 USD before you can use it. That is right, 54.99 for beta software that is likely still unstable and plagued with bugs. How does that make sense?
Well it actually does for a few reasons. First of all, the beta license you purchase is transferable to the final release version. So basically, you buy the fully working software now for when it becomes available. Secondly, the steep entry price ensure the beta testers will be dedicated to the job, resulting in a more stable, bug free final release.
Get the public beta
If you feel compelled to participated in the beta program, go here to subscribe and buy your beta license.
For all the others, keep an eye on DjTechZone as we will followup closely on the next steps and for sure review the package as soon as a trial/demo becomes available.
Do you use different software packages when djing? Are you looking forward to Rekord Buddy 2.0? Comment below!