What do you need help with?

  • What is Internal/External Mixer Mode?

    Within the preferences, ([Preferences] > [Audio] > [Mixer Mode]), there are two different modes available.

    Internal: DJ Mix mode using the software mixer function.

    External: DJ Mix mode using an external hardware mixer/controller.


  • I recently bought a new computer, so I would like to transfer my rekordbox library from my old computer over to the new one. Is this possible?

    You can transfer your library over to a new computer if you first backup the [Library] in the file menu and then restore the file on the new computer.

    Not only can you backup your Collection and Playlists but also set Cues, waveforms, and information on beats and tempos.

    You can also backup song files at the same time.


  • Can I synchronize my iTunes playlist to the device?

    Yes, you can. To do so, select the Playlist in iTunes that you wish to synchronize in the Sync Manager and then synchronize the Playlist to rekordbox.

    If you then connect a device, you can choose to synchronize the synchronized Playlist to the connected device by selecting the Playlist.


  • What is the [Set a good match combination of tracks.] button used for in 2 Player mode?

    If you register combination of tracks with a good match, you can use this button to display a list of recommended songs to play next based on information about the registered combination match.


  • Can I change the location to save recorded files?

    Yes. Change the [Location of Files] in the Preferences.

    • EXPORT mode

    [Preferences] > [Advanced] > [Recordings] > [Recordings] > [Location of Files]

    • PERFORMANCE mode

    [Preferences] > [Controller] > [Recordings] > [Recordings] > [Location of Files]

    When you changed the location, the location in recordings category in the tree view will be displayed with reference to the new location and the folder you previously saved the recorded files will not be shown. Please relocate such audio files in the previous folder to the newly located folder, etc.


  • What is the maximum recording hours?

    The maximum recording time per a file is 3 hours.

    Recording continues even if it exceeds 3 hours, however the recorded file is automatically saved per 3 hours and recording continues in a new file.


  • Can I import recorded files to iTunes?

    Launch rekordbox and iTunes.

    Drag a recorded track in the track list of rekordbox and drop it to iTunes.

    The track is imported to iTunes.


  • Can I change the display format for keys?

    Yes, on rekordbox 5.4.3 or later version you can select [Classic] or [Alphanumeric] in [Preferences] > [View] > [Key display format].

    [Classic] : Abm,B,Ebm,F#,…
    [Alphanumeric] : 1A,1B,2A,2B,…
    [Display key information on the database] : If this is checked, keys are displayed in the same format as the one rekordbox 5.4.2 or earlier version was displaying.


  • Can I edit iTunes playlists?

    iTunes playlists cannot be directly edited from rekordbox, but playlists edited with rekordbox can be exported as files in m3u8 format and these playlist files can be imported to iTunes.


  • Automix stopped unexpectedly.

    Automix will stop if the following two cases happen.

    1. When the track playing in Automix is unloaded
    2.  A track not on the Automix playlist is loaded to Deck 1 or Deck 2


  • Can I create an Intelligent Playlist in the device?

    You cannot create Intelligent Playlists from the device directly.

    If you attempt to export an Intelligent Playlist to a device, it will be created as a regular Playlist.


  • Can I choose to have song tracks added to a playlist be deleted from the device when I delete the relevant playlist from the device?

    Yes, you can. Select [CDJ & Device] > [Device] > [Delete track] under [Preferences] to turn this option on.


  • Can the MY TAG added to a song be viewed in CDJ?

    Checking the [Add “My Tag” to the “Comments”] checkbox under [Preferences] > [Advanced] > [My Tag] will enable you to add My Tag to the comment column and it is displayed in the comment column on the CDJ.


  • Can I restore backup data created in rekordbox 4 or earlier in rekordbox 5?

    Yes, you can restore backup data created in rekordbox 4 or earlier in rekordbox 5.


  • Can colors and comments added to MEMORY CUEs and HOT CUEs be displayed on CDJ?

    CDJ-TOUR1, CDJ-2000NXS2, XDJ-1000MK2, XDJ-1000 and XDJ-RX can display comments and colors of MEMORY CUEs as of September, 2016.

    CDJ-TOUR1 and CDJ-2000NXS2 can display comments and colors of HOT CUEs as of September, 2016.


  • [ ? ] appears in the track list after I updated to rekordbox 4.0.6.

    [?] icon appears for tracks analyzed with an older version of rekordbox.

    Right-click the track and select [Add new analysis data] from the drop-down menu.


  • What CDJ/XDJ supports Hot Cue D – H?

    Hot Cue A - H can be used on the following CDJ. (As of September 1, 2016)

    • CDJ-2000NXS2
    • CDJ-TOUR1
    • XDJ-1000MK2

    Hot Cue A - D can be used on the following XDJ.

    • XDJ-RX


  • When I updated rekordbox, MIDI settings of my device has changed. I already edited the MIDI settings using MIDI LEARN function before the update. Do the new settings maintain my original settings before the update?

    When your MIDI control device is newly supported by rekordbox dj, the default MIDI settings are added to the MIDI control device.

    The MIDI settings edited or added by yourself remain as they are even after updating rekordbox.

    Only other MIDI settings than the above will be updated by the rekordbox update.


  • What are compatible DJ units for MIC section on rekordbox dj (e.g. 3-band EQ and FX for MIC)?

    When the following DJ unit is connected, the MIC section (the buttons and knobs) will be shown on the rekordbox dj screen.

    You can control them using a mouse.

    Compatible DJ units: DDJ-RR, DDJ-RB (as of April26, 2016).


  • What are compatible DJ units for Sequence Call?

    DDJ-RZX, DDJ-RZ, DDJ-RX, DDJ-RR and DDJ-RB have dedicated buttons for Sequence Call. (as of July 1, 2016)

    Other DJ units do not have such buttons, however you can use Sequence Call function on rekordbox by using a mouse or keyboard shortcuts.


  • What are compatible DJ units for Sequence Load?

    DDJ-RZX, DDJ-RZ, DDJ-RX and DDJ-RR have dedicated buttons for Sequence Load. (as of July 1, 2016)

    Other DJ units do not have such buttons, however you can use Sequence Load function on rekordbox by using a mouse or keyboard shortcuts.


  • When loading a track on a Deck, the track will not pause. How can I do that?

    Open [Preferences] > [Controller] > [Deck] > [Auto Cue] and choose [Enable] for decks you wish to do so.


  • Can I edit the folder name in the recordings category in the tree view?

    You cannot edit it in rekordbox.

    The folder name in recordings category is displayed with reference to the Explorer/Finder on your OS.

    When you edit the name of the folder saved in the Explorer/Finder on your OS, it will be reflected to your recordings category.


  • What is the file format of recorded files?

    WAV (44.1kHz 16bit).


  • What is [Use FX1 and FX2 as FX SEND/RETURN] of [Preferences] > [Controller] tab > [Effect] tab > [BEAT FX] in PERFORMANCE mode?

    This is shown only when an FX SEND/RETURN compatible DJ equipment*1 is connected and selected as the audio device.

    When you tick this option, FX (e.g. ECHO or REVERB) tails can be heard even after pulling the channel fader of the mixer all the way down. Please note that rekordbox dj FX1 and FX2 must be set to the same mixer channel in this case. This is because both of the FX1 and FX2 are routed to [FX SEND/FX RETURN] audio routing of the mixer.

    When you untick this option, the FX1 and FX2 are independently routed to the internal audio routing of rekordbox dj. Therefore you can set the FX1 and FX2 to separate mixer channels. However, FX tails can NOT be heard even after pulling the channel fader of the mixer all the way down.

    *1 FX SEND/RETURN compatible DJ equipment:




  • When I edit grid after phrase analysis, what will happen to phrase analysis results?

    The phrase analysis result is influenced by the grid edit.

    If you want to alter phrases, go to [Preferences] > [Analysis] > [Track Analysis] > [Track Analysis Setting], check only [Phrase] and analyze tracks again.


  • Can I edit results of phrase analysis by myself?

    Yes. You can change phrase types, combine/divide phrases and clear all and re-analyze them.


  • What is phrase analysis?

    Phrase analysis is to analyze the structure of tracks and define each composition as a phrase.

    Phrases are categorized as below:









  • Can I skip to and start playing the next track while on Automix?

    You can skip to the next track by performing the following in the [Automix settings] window.

    • If [Auto crossfade manual start] is set to [Start auto crossfade when loading a track to a standby deck.]

    Drag and drop the next track on the Automix playlist to a standby deck and load the track.
    If the [Double click to load on deck (Automix playlist only)] checkbox is checked, you can also load a track by double-clicking it.

    • If [Auto crossfade manual start] is set to [Start auto crossfade when starting a track on a standby deck.]

    Press the Play button for the standby deck.

    *Automix settings can be changed by clicking the top right button in the Automix window and making the changes in the [Automix settings] window.


  • Can I play video files in Automix?

    To play video files in Automix, please use a video playlist as the Automix playlist.

    The video playlist consists of only video files.

    Playlists consist of video and audio files cannot be played during Automix.

    If you already assign any playlist that contains other than video, please click the clear button to clear the Automix playlist.


  • When a track with Active Loop turned on is played during Automix, is the Active Loop automatically canceled?

    No. Active Loop is NOT canceled during Automix.