Please be sure to enable the option, [Use "LINK MONITOR" of Pioneer DJ Mixers] located under [File] -> [Preferences] -> [Audio].
This message may appear depending on the OS and security software you have installed on your computer. Giving permissions through this screen will enable the rekordbox LINK functionality. Please contact your OS vendor or security software vendor for additional details.
Once Pro DJ Link is started, track information cannot be edited.
Quit Pro DJ Link, then edit the track information.
* Note that some items, such as “Rating” and “Allow to auto load Hot Cue on CDJ”, can be edited while connected by Pro DJ Link.
You must first go to [File] -> [Preferences] -> [Export], then move "HOT CUE BANK" to your active category column. To ensure that this setting is editable, you will need to temporarily disable your PRO DJ LINK connection.
* Applies to CDJ-2000 only.
It is not possible to drag tracks from the [Device] pane to the DJ player’s icon and load them, or to drag tracks from the [Device] pane to the tag list and add them. Either drag the tracks from the [Collection] pane, the [Playlist] pane, etc., or connect the device directly to the DJ player to use it.
rekordbox has a feature for relocating moved files.
To use this, right-click on the music file whose path has been changed and select "Relocate," then choose the new location of the file. Through this method, any Cue information which has already been set can be preserved.
The BPM as shown in the Player Panel is determined by the result of an individual track's analysis. The BPM value edited through the [Info] pane is not displayed by the Player Panel.
The current version of rekordbox does not support local character codes such as S-JIS. If letters are garble, edit them in rekordbox.
The music files that can be loaded into and played with rekordbox are as shown on the table below.
・ It may not be possible to read or play music files including both audio and video or copyright-protected music files.
When creating a hot cue bank list on the [Hot Cue Bank List] pane, play the tracks in the collection or playlist in the player panel and set the cues and loops there.
Also, when creating a hot cue bank list on the [Device] pane, play tracks on the same USB device in the player panel and set the cues and loops there.
Because artwork is automatically obtained within iTunes and not written to an ID3 tag, rekordbox is unable to display artwork which is imported via the Bridge.
1) If the songs which were played on the DJ player have all been deleted from your Collection, the playback history cannot be saved as a playlist.
2) A playback history cannot be saved as a playlist, if the USB device contains tracks exported from a different computer.
Music files exported onto a USB device from another computer and music files that have been deleted from the rekordbox collection cannot be reimported from a USB device onto a computer. Such tracks are deleted from the playlist when importing the playlist from the USB device.
The overall operation slows down when tracks are analyzed while using Pro DJ Link, so by default rekordbox is set so that tracks are not analyzed while using Pro DJ Link. This can be changed so that tracks can be analyzed while using Pro DJ Link by checking “Allow track analysis while LAN connected” at [File] -> [Preferences] -> [General].
Tracks which have not completed analysis cannot be exported while PRO DJ LINK is active if the "Disable track analysis while link is activated" option is checked ([File] -> [Preferences] -> [General]). Please wait until PRO DJ LINK is deactivated before exporting to your USB device.
Tracks which have not yet been analyzed before exporting occurs are grayed-out when displayed in the Device Pane. When the analysis is finished, the export is considered to be complete and the text is no longer grayed-out. Tracks which are grayed out cannot be played, so please do not remove the USB device until analysis is complete.
The BPM and beat grid may not be displayed if 1) the track is too short (under one minute) or 2) the beat grid cannot be generated because of severe beat fluctuations.
Check that the location of the “PIONEER” folder (containing the analysis files) is properly specified at [File] -> [Preferences] -> [General].
If a location in which the user does not have access authority is specified, the analysis results cannot be created.
This is possible if rekordbox experienced an abnormal termination during the analysis of your tracks. In such a case, analysis does not resume on the track which was being analyzed when the termination occurred. To fix this, you can manually perform the track analysis via the context menu.
Drag the music files to the track player, then press the PLAY/PAUSE button to start playback.
rekordbox does not output sound under the following conditions:
・ When the volume is set to the minimum.
・ When muting is on.
・ When the [Audio] setting at [Preferences] is set to <
・ When [Output channels] in the [Audio] setting at [Preferences] is set to [Inactive]
Also check the computer's audio settings and the audio settings of the speakers connected to the computer.
If multiple USB devices (a mouse, a keyboard, etc.) are connected to the same USB bus system on the computer or to the same USB hub, operation may not be normal due to problems related to the USB bus’s bandwidth or compatibility between the USB devices. The problem can sometimes be solved by changing the USB ports to which the devices are connected.
1) The keyboard shortcuts are only enabled when the player panel is active. If the browser panel is active, the keyboard shortcuts are disabled. Click the player panel with the mouse, then press the keys on the keyboard.
2) The keyboard input mode may be incorrect (Chinese characters, etc.). Operate the keyboard in a mode that inputs Roman alphabet letters.
3) Depending on the keyboard’s language, keys may be pre-assigned in such a way that the keyboard shortcuts do not work. In this case, assign different keys manually.
When a playlist is sorted in any order other than track order, the track order cannot be changed by dragging the music files. Click the headline of the row in which the track order numbers are displayed to sort in track order, then drag the music files to change the track order.
This is displayed when the music files cannot be found on the computer.
The iTunes library may not be properly specified. Specify the proper xml iTunes library file at [Preferences] -> [Bridge].
If the setting file of rekordbox has been moved from another computer, the iTunes library may have been changed from “iTunesMusicLibrary.xml” to “iTunesLibrary.xml”. In this case, change the above setting to “iTunesLibrary.xml”.
For tracks in which the tempo is not constant, such as live performances, analyze the tracks in the Dynamic mode.
It is also possible to adjust the beat positions manually after analyzing tracks.
Depending on the type of track, it may not be possible to analyze the beats correctly and the quantize function may not work properly. In this case, adjust the beat positions manually.
It could be that your database is corrupted or damaged and you need to try loading the backup database.
1) Ensure ｒekordbox is closed and find your database in the following location:
XP: C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Application Data\Pioneer\rekordbox
Win 7: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Pioneer\rekordbox
2) Rename datafile.edb to datafile.edb.old
3) Rename datafile.backup.edb to datafile.edb (removing .backup)
4) Restart ｒekordbox and see if it opens. If it does, the main database was corrupted and the backup was working okay.
If it does not open, go back and rename ALL of the datafile files in that folder to .old and restart Rekordbox once more. If it does load, both the original and backup database were corrupted and you will have to re-import your songs once more.
The device may not be displayed on the [Device] pane if the USB device is in a non-supported format (NTFS for example) or if it is write-protected.