FAQ

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Operation

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

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

    You can control them using a mouse.

    Compatible DJ equipment:

    DDJ-FLX4

    DDJ-RR

    DDJ-RB

    DDJ-WeGO4

    DDJ-ERGO

    DDJ-1000

    DDJ-800

    (as of November 2022)

     

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-q600159

  • Can I use EDIT mode with the Free or Core plan?

    In the Free or Core plan, you can only use the track edit function.

    To render edited tracks as audio files, you'll need to subscribe to the Creative plan.

     

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-43252

  • Rendering an audio file in EDIT mode takes a long time.

    The rendering time will be longer for tracks that have been analyzed dynamically, or if the beatgrid has been partially adjusted using the GRID panel. This is because the tracks beatgrids are no longer static.

    You have the option to analyze tracks using Normal analysis, ensuring static beatgrids and faster and the rendering times.

    Please be aware that this can compromise the beatgrids accuracy on tracks that actually require dynamic analyzing.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15798

  • Which file formats can I render an audio file in?

    You can render audio files in the following formats.  (Version 6.5.1 and later)

    Mac: FLAC, AIFF, WAV, M4A(128, 192, 256kbps)

    Windows: FLAC, AIFF, WAV, M4A(128, 192kbps), MP3(128, 192, 256, 320kbps)

     

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15706

  • Can I create a new audio file by editing multiple tracks?

    You can only edit single tracks in EDIT mode.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15711

  • Can I use projects I saved in EDIT mode during my new features free trial, even after the end of the trial period?

    Yes.

    If you save projects during the trial period, you can keep using them after the trial has ended even if you don't subscribe to the Creative plan, however you won't be able to render them as audio files.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15809

  • Can I use audio files that I rendered from EDIT mode during my new features free trial, even after the end of the trial period?

    Yes.

    If you render audio files during the trial period, you can keep using them after the trial has ended, even if you don't subscribe to the Creative plan.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15803

  • What is a project?

    A project is a record of your track edit.

    When you save a project, you can close rekordbox then continue editing the track the next time you launch the application.

     

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15722

  • Are there any types of files I can’t edit?

    You can't edit the following types of files:

    • Tracks from streaming services
    • Video files
    • Copyright-protected music

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-15717

  • Can I control Ableton Link’s BPM via hardware?

    When hardware such as a DJ controller is connected, you can't change the BPM of Ableton Link using the TEMPO slider.

    To control the BPM via hardware, you have to control the BPM on the Ableton Link subscreen (*1).

    To do this, MIDI mapping is needed for the encoder or the button you want to use.

    *1 While Ableton Link is turned on, you can right-click the [LINK] button in the global section and choose to show or hide the Ableton Link subscreen.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-4732

  • How do I change the BPM of Ableton Link?

    You can change the BPM in the following ways:

    • Open the Ableton Link subscreen (*1) and use the +/- buttons or the TAP button, enter a BPM value, or drag the BPM display up or down with your mouse.
    • Use the +/- buttons displayed on the platter or double-click the BPM display and enter a BPM value or drag the BPM display up or down with your mouse.

    *1 While Ableton Link is turned on, you can right-click the [LINK] button in the global section and choose to show or hide the Ableton Link subscreen.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-4720

  • How can I sync a track loaded on a deck to Ableton Link’s BPM?

    Turn on the [LINK] button in the global section to enable Ableton Link.

    Then turn on the [LINK] button on the deck you want to sync with the BPM of Ableton Link. (If Ableton Link is enabled, the decks' [BEAT SYNC] buttons will change to [LINK].)

    Please note you can't sync to the BPM of Ableton Link in the following cases:

    • When the BPM exceeds ±100% of the tempo range.
    • When REL or ABS mode is set for DVS.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-4709

  • What is Ableton Link?

    Ableton Link is a technology that aligns the timing of different devices connected to a local network.

    Simply connect to the same network and you can jam with other people using applications and hardware that support Ableton Link.

    Anyone can join or exit the jam session freely. And you can simultaneously play or stop multiple applications and/or hardware devices connected via Ableton Link.

    https://rekordbox.com/en/support/faq/operation-hints-6/#faq-4700