rekordbox ver.5.6.0 has been released

ver.5.6.0 Release notes

- Compatible unit added: DDJ-200 (plug-and-play support).

- Pitch Bend sensitivity when the XDJ-RX2 is connected.

- Letterboxed video was partly blacked out when zooming in using Touch FX.
- Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.

rekordbox wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019


rekordbox wins iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 for enabling DJs to create multisensory entertainment spaces through sound, light and lyrics.

For the second year running, our DJ application rekordbox has won one of the most sought-after prizes in the industry - an iF DESIGN AWARD.

rekordbox enables you to create new multisensory entertainment spaces through sound, light and lyrics and it’s been honored in the iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 Service Design/UX category, which recognizes not only product and application design but also user experience as a whole. This follows last year’s win for rekordbox, when its simplified GUI earned a prize in the Communication - 3.02 Apps/Software discipline.

Now in its 66th year, the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD 2019 is one of the most significant prizes a product can receive, acknowledging creative excellence from across the globe.

As well as offering traditional music and video performance capabilities, rekordbox empowers you to easily sync visuals thanks to two innovative features added in 2018. The first, rekordbox lyric, is the world’s first DJ tool that harnesses the emotional response lyrics induce by syncing with music and projecting lyrics on-screen. The second, Lighting mode, enables you to easily develop sophisticated lighting displays.

These innovations were evaluated by 67 design experts from around the world, thus we are incredibly proud to have received the prize.

About the iF Design Award
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication, Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture, as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE and the iF design app, and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.

DDJ-XP1 Performance Video with DJ REN

Experience this simple-yet-tight routine by 2014 Red Bull 3Style Japan champion, DJ REN.

The Japanese scratch-master enhances his DJM-S9 mixer and PLX-1000 turntables by beat juggling using Pad FX via the DDJ-XP1 add-on controller and scorching things up with Hot Cues. And that's just scratching the surface.

Important news for DDJ-1000 users

We identified an issue causing audio to skip or drop out when Beat FX are applied to some channels such as Mic and Master.
Please update the DDJ-1000 firmware to ver. 1.05 or later and rekordbox to ver. 5.3.0 or later.

Important Pulselocker announcement

We regret to inform you that the music streaming service Pulselocker, has ceased their service as of November 10, 2017.

Within rekordbox, DJs were able to stream music with Pulselocker, and we send our sincere apologies that this function will become disabled.

For further inquiries please refer to the Pulselocker email provided below:

Dear Pulselocker Customer,
It is with an incredibly heavy heart that we have to send this message. As of today, November 10th, 2017, Pulselocker is ceasing operations.

Six years ago we set out to provide a unique service to the DJ community—we believe we succeeded in providing something truly revolutionary that was well received by all of you. Due to a combination of market circumstances and financial constraints, we must re-organize our current structure if we are to successfully serve you in the future. After exhaustively searching for alternatives, we have made the extremely hard decision to shut down our operations.

We realize this news comes incredibly fast and we are truly sorry for the inconveniences this may cause. Thank you from the very bottom of our hearts for the support you’ve shown Pulselocker and our deepest apologies for the speed and inconvenience of this announcement.

We will continue to search for ways to bring the service back to you in a bigger and better way. We are proud of the community that rallied behind our technology and thank you for your support and patronage.

The Pulselocker Team

Pioneer DJ Account launches

To make it easier to access and manage all of our services and manage your account,we’ve merged all things Pioneer DJ into one account. You can now access and manage your rekordbox, Kuvo and Forum account as well as register to stay up to date with all the latest news and offers.

Log into your account on, and as well as from within the rekordbox software on PC/Mac and the Kuvo application.

To log in use the same email address and password you’ve used in the past to access rekordbox and Kuvo, registered forum users can use the same email address but will have to set a new password.

Terms of use updated
 The terms of use has been updated upon the Pioneer DJ Account launch. Please see the latest terms of use here.
 Please see the FAQ's here.