With the launch of the Pioneer DJ DDJ-1000, Pioneer DJ also announced Rekordbox DJ version 5.1, that will be available for download on the 18th of January.

Rekordbox 5.1 comes with some improvements to Rekordbox DJ. Automix is the first, and it allows to let Rekordbox DJ mix by itself by analyzing the phrase of the track. Obviously, this will need to be tested to find out how well it works. Algoriddim’s djay Pro also introduced Automix in the latest version, so it’s interesting to see software manufacturers improving this, if only because every DJ has to go to the toilet at some point in a set 🙂

The second new feature is a new related tracks feature. It includes now more criteria that tracks are matched on, and Pioneer DJ claims it will even bring up more tracks in your collection that you haven’t thought of using.

Key Features

AUTOMIX FOR SMOOTH AND NATURAL AUTOMATIC MIXING: Drop tracks into an Automix playlist and rekordbox dj will mix them accurately and smoothly. Phrases in a track are now detected by the newly developed phrase analysis algorithm in the track analysis section of rekordbox’s KORETECH engine. In addition to the phrase information, Automix uses track information such as beat position, BPM and key to make mixes sound natural. You can scratch, apply FX and change the order of tracks during Automix.

ADVANCED RELATED TRACKS FEATURE BRINGS MORE DETAILED SEARCH CRITERIA: The popular Related Tracks feature – which displays tracks that are well matched with the one you’re currently playing – has been significantly upgraded. You can easily find even more relevant tracks using increased search criteria such as artists, comments and file formats, and you can save your custom criteria and call it up at any time. This feature is highly useful for creating unique sets from tracks you might not have otherwise thought to mix together.

Pricing and Availability

Rekordbox 5.1 will be available for download on January 18th.