I can not do without, I manage all my music with Itunes and rekordbox are perfectly integrated. I started early with memory sticks but I quickly drop since 8am to charge my 3500 title. I finally try again with an external hard drive and it's perfect, 20 minutes to load, update the playlist in 2 minutes!
Still not as easy and convenient as itunes, but as it syncs it's perfect.
Alas, not compatible to test live with CDJ 850, I can not wait to test my future cdj 900 NXS. Otherwise I manage everything with a Macbook Pro and it works !!
I use Rekordbox since almost the beginning.
This tool will allow you to manage your library as a finely iTunes (or Traktor, Serato).
Are you going to manage your playlists with many parameters such as smart playlists (which are updated dynamically with the criteria) but also and especially to place your CUE and other loops on your songs. (An iOS version is available for iPhone)
I use Rekordbox stand alone on Macbook Pro to manage my library and then connected on a network governed CDJ 2000 DJM 900 with a mini switch 100 base T. The link function hugely multiplies the tool and do not miss it if it is equipped with CDJ 900 or 2000!
Macbook Pro Core i7.
The analysis is not longer than the other tools of its kind.
No crash in delivery when rekordbox is "linké" with a control network.
For 2 ½ years.
I'm old school training on SL 1200 and is not misused V DJ and Traktor in HID.
The big plus of this tool in my eyes: use networking with CDJ 2000 (or 900) and a DJM 900 table.
Instead of using keys or hard drive, the big advantage is that you connect your laptop to your Rekordbox governed (CDJ and DJM being networked with a mini hub).
Here you will get the power of research with computer, then send your tracks on the plate of your choice. Or there is very strong with a DJM 900 is that you can pre-listen to a song played on Rekordbox from the DJM 900 without sending it on a plate: fully integrated!
It is much more ergonomic evening, and provides access to its entire library, almost impossible with keys.
What I particularly like with rekordbox is that it reconciles the best of two worlds: the power of management and research through the computer, while taking advantage of ergonomics, quality audio components a "classic" board.
Pioneer gentlemen, keep it up!
Rekordbox is software supplied with the CDJ 2000 (free), it allows:
- To import your music, have them analyzed (BPM & Waveform) to assign cover art to modify their information (artist, year, album ...), them down by number of stars.
- Create playlists his (ex: house, hardstyle, r & b, whatever you like), creating in advance its cue hot, hot loop.
- You can also assign a color to each USB device (eg one brings up a USB key in blue on the screen of the CDJ 2000 when playing in red for the external hard drive, so you always know what its source).
Installation is easy (on Windows 7 x64bit for me), the updates for new version we are available when starting the software, again no problem, installation Fast, which replaces the previous version.
My PC configuration:
- 2.53 GHz processor as
- 3GB of RAM
- Hard Drive 1TB
No worries of a slowdown, I just think the software could be more responsive. For example when I want to retrieve a library, a bar "busy" sometimes appear, and load in%. It is important that everything be done with one click and instant way because it was never too keen to spend hours and hours just to create their playlists and analyze its parts (if not create the file directly with the windows explorer and copy pasted the files, they are not analyzed but ...) I use
since July, I have 2 usb key Danelec (one of 8GB, the another 16GB), and a Western Digital hard drive of 750GB, no problem choice question!
It will mark quickly in the software, and is taken in hand quickly, it is convenient to meet in the evening with playlists of already established his stud record, it's really comfortable.
That said, that we are not talking about revolution in the mix either, is Rekorbox preparation software, it will not make you arrive at night with all the already done (and better!), It helps sort out his music, creating a library tidy and complete (it's always nice to have her covers, artist information, etc. to properly fill) but for the rest of us to be creative and feel everything that the can be done with it!