Rekordbox version 4.2.5

Rekordbox DJ has been upgraded to version 4.2.5. A quick rundown of the new features:

  • DDJ-SP1 can be used with another controller supporting rekordbox dj
  • Pitch bend in MIDI learn.
  • rekordbox video:
    • Delay Compensation.
    • Keyboard shortcuts and MIDI learn for the video panel.
    • 9 new TRANSITION FX.
    • 10 new TOUCH FX.
    • Video mute feature when audio is not played.

Check out the full list of changes that come in version 4.2.5 over here. And as always, if you have an upcoming gig don’t upgrade now, wait until after. The software might have critical bugs that could ruin your set! Download 4.2.5 over here.

Is it now legal to post DJ mixes to Soundcloud?

OK to upload mixes to Soundcloud again?
OK to upload mixes to Soundcloud again? is reporting that according to an interview that appeared in German music magazine Groove, it is, (or will be soon become) legal again to post DJ mixes on SoundCloud with the introduction of the paying service Soundcloud Go. Users streaming DJ mixes that don’t pay for Go will get advertising, Go subscribers will have advertisement-free experience.

As you might know, SoundCloud cracked down on DJ mixes a while ago, removing them claiming copyright infringement, even up to canceling entire user accounts. Needless to say, that didn’t necessarily help SoundCloud’s reputation in the DJ world. It’s impossible to confirm the veracity of the claim right now (even though the person interviewed by Groove is Eric Wahlforss, Co-founder, and CTO), or if it applies to other markets besides Germany. Germany is known to have very strict copyrights laws so we can only hope that if the problem is out of the way there, it should also be solved in the rest of the world.

SFX becomes LifeStyle

SFX becomes LifeStyle
SFX becomes LifeStyle

SFX Entertainment as emerged from bankruptcy as the rebranded LifeStyle. The company will continue to manage different brands across the globe, including MADE Events, React, Disco Donnie Presents, Life in Color, and MMG, along with festivals and brands such as Electric Zoo, Spring Awakening, Mysteryland, Tomorrowland, TomorrowWorld, Sensation, Corona Sunsets, and Life in Color.

Additionally, Beatport will remain part of the group. Since Beatport has ditched its non-core businesses such as the streaming service, it has become profitable again, so worth keeping.

Check out the full piece over at Amplify.

Serato DJ new tips & tricks

The Serato DJ blog makes a case for skipping iTunes for managing your DJ music library and do it directly with the Serato DJ software. Check the piece out here.

Also, they have a nice tutorial on file analysis in Serato DJ right over here. There are more interesting posts on the Serato DJ blog this week.