Update History


ver.5.5.0 Release notes

- Compatible unit added: DDJ-800.
- Feedback Reducer feature added (compatible units: DDJ-800 and DDJ-RR).
- Added a function to adjust brightness on the Lighting panel.
- Compatible combo fixtures added.
- Added plug-and-play function that activates rekordbox dj (PERFORMANCE mode) software when you connect selected controllers (DDJ-800, DDJ-400 and DDJ-1000) without requiring a license key. To use rekordbox dj on your computer without connecting the DDJ-800, DDJ-400 or DDJ-1000, you’ll still need to activate the rekordbox dj license (a license key card is included in the box).

- Volume curve of SOUND COLOR FX [Noise].

- Potential installation failure.
- Sometimes rekordbox froze when playing video on macOS Mojave.
- Sometimes rekordbox froze when tracks were loaded or during waveform preview.
- Potential crash when tracks in a device were loaded.
- Sometimes Loop playback continued after canceling Slip Loop.
- Sampler slot settings were sometimes lost.
- Playback position drifted while scratching on the XDJ-RX2. Please be sure to update XDJ-RX2 firmware to the latest version (ver. 1.35 or later), too.
- Bitrates of some WAV files were labelled as VBR.
- Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.


V5.4.3 Release notes

-Alphanumeric key indication (optional).
-Support for non-multicolored lighting fixtures that don’t feature color wheels.

-MACRO EDITOR screen usability.

-Sometimes unable to edit brightness while using MACRO EDITOR.
-Scrolling was sometimes slow while browsing.
-Trouble locating missing files.
-Collection and Related Tracks showed different keys.
-Incorrect key description in the Summary column of the browse area.
-Sometimes LOOP CAPTURE was unavailable while using Automix.
-Unable to edit track sub-information panel after selecting DVS ABSOLUTE mode, switching to EXPORT mode, then closing and restarting rekordbox.
-Letters were not properly displayed with the rhombus when using rekordbox lyric motion Tectonic on Windows.
-Unable to turn on PC Master Out while using some versions of Mac.

-Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.


V5.4.1 Release notes

-History can be uploaded to KUVO.

-macOS Mojave support.
-Ability to edit Moving Head LED bars in Lighting mode.

-Scroll position sometimes returned to the top after browsing the Explorer tree.
-Potential crash when scrolling or updating a track list.
-Sometimes strobe effect was unintentionally applied in the Lighting mode.

-Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.


V5.4.2 Release notes


-Pad colors were not lit as expected when connected to the DDJ-RX or the DDJ-SX2.
-Music files in an external drive duplicated after export.
-Crackling noise when connected to the DDJ-RB.
-Unable to load tracks if PRO DJ LINK was used for a long time.

-Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.


V5.4.0 Release notes

-Compatible device added: XDJ-RR.
-Traffic Light feature to highlight keys in the browse area that will mix harmonically with the loaded track.
-Library Protection feature which restricts the editing of tracks and playlists.

-Added a function to set a HOT CUE LOOP as an active loop (PERFORMANCE mode only).
-Added an option to delete a track from a tag list when the track is loaded.
-Added an option to delete all tracks in a tag list when the application quits.
-Added an option to reset coloring for played tracks.
-Search filter is boxed in blue when it’s active.
-Grid can be adjusted without drifting the “1.1Bars” position.
-Keyboard shortcuts for “Undo track load”, “Locate track loaded on deck” and “DVS - Reset the synced tempo”.

-Crashed when importing some tracks.
-Potential crash during start-up.
-Unable to remove the connected device after previewing a track in the device.
-Backup failed if the library contained certain tracks.
-Sometimes recording failed when recording for over 3 hours.
-Sometimes unable to tick “Synchronize iTunes playlists” in the SYNC MANAGER.
-Related tracks weren’t shown when the XDJ-RX/XDJ-RX2 was connected via Pro DJ Link as the master player.
-Sometimes playback position was wrong when clicking the preview waveform.
-Sometimes incorrect color appeared in the browse area.
-LOOP overlay on the enlarged waveform disappeared when changing the screen layout in EXPORT mode with HOT CUE LOOP enabled.
-Squashed images when the video quality was high.
-Anchor information was sometimes incorrect in the MACRO EDITOR.
-“Auto-size this column/all columns” in the browse area worked incorrectly.
-Sometimes unable to switch from the internal mode to the relative mode when using the DDJ-XP1.
-Potential crash when using the DDJ-SZ.
-Unable to customize the color of RELEASE FX ECHO in PAD FX.

-Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.


V5.3.0 Release notes

-Compatible device added: DDJ-400.
-Tutorial feature (compatible devices: DDJ-400, DDJ-RB).
-Track Suggestion feature which ranks tracks according to how well they match the one that’s being played.
-Mixes shared on Mixcloud and YouTube now include track titles and time stamps.

-Analysis speed and accuracy.
-Set-up process.
-The CROSSFADER settings you previously assigned in rekordbox are ready to use on controllers that do not feature a CROSSFADER assign switch.

-When using the DDJ-1000, audio skipped when FX was turned on/off (click here for details).
-Incorrect BPM detected in external input sources when using rekordbox with the DDJ-1000.
-Arabic letters displayed incorrectly on Windows.
-Hebrew letters displayed incorrectly.
-Potential crash when launching rekordbox.
-Crashed when phrase-analysing some tracks.
-My Tag filter was disabled when using Pro DJ Link.
-Mix drifted when pausing and then playing a track while SLIP was enabled.
-MASTER deck moved to another deck when the tempo of the MASTER deck was changed while SYNC was enabled in DVS RELATIVE mode.
-Assigning MIDI to the 4 BEAT LOOP button on controllers was unavailable.

-Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.

*Mixcloud is a registered trademark of Mixcloud Limited.
*YouTube is a trade name or registered trademark of Google LLC.


V5.2.3 Release notes

-Lighting panel lets you select the deck you want to use to control lighting when connected to the RB-DMX1.
-Grid position drifted when BPM sync was applied to tracks of the same BPM.
-Lighting thumbnails didn’t change until the GRID panel closed, even when cutting/clearing phrases or changing the type.
-ECHO volume increased when FREEZE was enabled in ECHO in Beat FX single mode.
-Some Vietnamese letters displayed incorrectly.
-Potential crash when importing or analysing some tracks.
-QUANTIZE button was not lit on 1-Player mode panel in EXPORT mode when rebooting rekordbox with QUANTIZE enabled.
-Scroll position returned to the top when browsing during playback.
-The track paused in certain circumstances.
-After rebooting, some keyboard shortcuts were disabled.
-After selecting a track in a playlist, browsing another playlist and coming back to the original playlist, the track was displayed in the centre of the screen.
-Some already played tracks didn’t turn green on the DDJ-RZX browse screen.
-Potential freeze when using the BEAT button and the TIME knob on the controller with RMX EFFECTS.
-“And" search function was unavailable when using the SEARCH during ONLINE EXPORT.

-Improved stability and fixes for other minor issues.


V5.2.2 Release notes

-rekordbox video – videos and waveforms were not shown when loading a track.
-Artwork was not shown on some DJ equipment when connected to rekordbox with HID control. 
-Potential freeze or crash when editing on the Macro Editor screen. 
-Off-beat when analyzing some tracks.
-“Device library is corrupted” wrongly appeared when connecting a device loaded with a large number of imported tracks.

-Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.


V5.2.0 Release notes
-Compatible device added: RB-DMX1
-LIGHTING mode (rekordbox dj license required)
-KUVO Live Playlist which can share your playlist in real time.
 Currently you can check the playlist only on KUVO beta website.
 * KUVO official update is scheduled in March 2018.

-Added an auto cross fade option to Automix. (Available when playing on a standby deck.)
-Added an option to perform Instant Doubles when the same track is loaded to a deck.
-Improved detection ability when database files in devices are corrupted.

-Tracks were not sorted with alphabetical order on the explorer tree
-The windows’ width of My Tag configuration/Related Tracks list/Information/Sub browser got bigger if these windows are shown/hidden repeatedly.
-With DDJ-RZX, FX display was turned off when BEAT UP/DOWN was pressed while FX was turned on.
-On Windows audio driver of DJ equipment was not recognized if it was connected while only Lyric was selected in the global section.
-Video crossfader worked incorrectly in External Mixer mode.
-Audio output channels settings were not saved in External Mixer mode.
-Related tracks could not show tracks from intelligent playlists.
-Related tracks could not show tracks "From Selected Playlist" in the tree view in Ver5.1.0 or later.
-Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.


Release notes

-Compatible devices added: DDJ-1000
-rekordbox lyric (paid feature): ability to display lyrics
 *rekordbox lyric may not be available in your country. For a full list of supported countries please see here.
 Renewed subscription plans to include rekordbox lyric
 Please see for the overview of new subscription.
-Phrase analysis(rekordbox dj license key required)
-BPM Sync

-Advanced Related Tracks
 Multiple criteria can be saved
 Ability to handle related tracks in tree view
 Key Shift: shifted key is displayed as Key in Performance mode
-Scratch latency
-Track Search
-Instant double function is enabled by drag & drop of the JOG itself in the GUI as well as the current method of drag & drop of the title part of the track. The track can be added to Playlist in same way if it is dropped in the tree view

-Lags occurred on rekordbox dj version 5.0.0 and 5.0.1.
-FX Beat was not displayed on DDJ-RZX.
-Even if you changed the color name in the Preference window, it would not be reflected in the name of the track filter.
-Even if you switched from a track with a genre to a track without genre, the previous data remained in the Information window.
-When the Cue button is pressed while the vinyl mode was disabled, JOG top spin works on rekordbox version 4.3.0 or later.
-Keyboard short cut for "show memory cue panel" didn’t work.
-Crashed when connecting a DDJ-RZX.
-Changed BEAT FX [Beat / %] and [Time] parameter range.
-The BPM of the on-air deck was not shown in the BEAT FX master channel.
-Changed behaviors of BEAT FX [PITCH].
-Improved RELEASE FX [BACK SPIN] reaction speed.
-GRID data was not updated when re-analyzing a track with different BPM range.
-The deck didn't show the modified BPM immediately when BPM changed in the GRID panel.
-BPM changed when 1.1beat was set at the first beat and locked after analysis.
-Crashed when moved to "Color" while editing in the information window.
-BPM on some of our DJ mixers and that on rekordbox didn’t match when changing TEMPO in DVS mode.
-Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.


Release notes

-Deleted Pulselocker related functions due to its service termination. Please see FAQ to delete Pulselocker tracks in Collection.

-Audio occasionally stopped in DVS mode while loading a track to a slave deck with MASTER TEMPO and BPM SYNC turned on.


Release notes

Special notice for XDJ-RX users
Please update the firmware of your XDJ-RX to the latest version (ver.2.21 or later). If you don't update,the tempo sliders will not work when using it as a controller with rekordbox dj.

-macOS High Sierra support.
-Added the option to automatically adjust the zoom of enlarged waveforms when using SYNC.
-Added the option to select [enable] or [disable] Send/Return effects on your DJM mixer.
-Accuracy of the tempo slider when connecting the XDJ-RX.
-Ability to start playback from the beginning of a track when playing the lead-in part of the vinyl/CD in DVS REL mode.

-The auto gain value was set to the minimum after importing tracks from rekordbox.xml or analyzing tracks.
-The playback position jumped when you would reset the tempo while BPM Sync was enabled in the DVS REL mode.
-Key information wasn't displayed on the DDJ-RZX Track Info screen (2-deck display).
-Detailed waveforms weren't being displayed on the DDJ-RZX's center screen when you pressed the rotary selector.
-[Show/Hide information] in the drop-down menu was grayed out and couldn't be selected.
-Opposite column sorting order.
-When selecting a track and [Show in Explorer],deletion of the track became unavailable.
-The rekordbox application would crashed when [Cancel] was selected in the account setup dialogue.
-Even though Memory Cue, Loop and Active Loop were set or deleted in a track, the changes wouldn't be reflected for the same track in multiple decks.
-The beat count of Beat FX may have been displayed incorrectly.
-Potential crash when closing a video window.
-The BPM value on the CDJ-900NXS [Link Info] screen was 1/100 of the correct value in HID control mode.
-Colour icon wasn't displayed in the drop-down menu,if the colour name had been changed in the Preferences.
-Potential freeze when the INTERFACE 2 was connected to a Mac.
-Sometimes the length of a loop was shortened when you would manually input its BPM on the grid edit screen.
-AAC files with a sampling rate of 22,050 Hz weren't played properly.
-The application would potentially crash when changing the genre of multiple tracks at the same time.
-The same rating value was applied to all the tracks in an album when it was set on iTunes.
-The input record in the Preferences became blank when CH4 was selected as a record channel for the certain DJM mixers.
-Read-only tracks that were imported first and later exported to a device,couldn't be deleted from the device.
-Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.


rekordbox ver.5.0.1 has been released.

-Crashed when using the performance pads on the DJM-S9.


rekordbox ver.5.0.0 has been released.

Release notes

-Compatible devices added: DDJ-XP1, DJM-S9 (DJM-S9: Please update the firmware to the latest version) and XDJ-RX2.
-Ability to import a playlist (including music files) from a USB/SD device.
-Ability to play tracks from an exported USB/SD device in Performance mode.
-Added KEY SHIFT/KEY SYNC feature.
-Added 16 HOT CUE/PAD FX support.
-Added KEYBOARD Mode (Key-Shifted HOT CUE play).
-Added BEAT LOOP mode.
-Added the option to play a HOT CUE before reaching the next beat.
-Added options to select the QUANTIZE beat length for different Performance features.
-Added the option to SYNC tracks with BPM that is double or half the master deck BPM.
-PAD EDITOR: Customize pad modes and functions assigned to the performance pads (compatible unit: DDJ-XP1).


Release notes

-Compatible device added:DJM-750MK2.


Release notes

-Compatible device added: INTERFACE 2.

-Increased the Output Level that can be set in the Preferences.

-When a deck was paused, you couldn’t select it as the Master deck.
-A dialog message asking to insert a disk was displayed on certain computers when launching rekordbox on a computer with a card reader that had no memory card inserted.
-The track list skipped right before you stopped scrolling using the trackpad on a Mac.
-The TIME/REMAIN display was different on rekordbox dj and XDJ/CDJ.
-An incorrect curve was selected on the XDJ-R1 and XDJ-AERO when the crossfader curve selector switch was set to center position.
-Image files with transparency were pixelated when displayed in a video.
-The rekordbox application froze on Mac OS 10.9 when using functions that display a file save dialog.
-Potential big latency when using DVS.
-Improved stability of DVS.
-Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.



Release notes

・Added a button to cancel downloading Pulselocker offline tracks.
・Depending on connected computers and DJ equipment, noise may occur when using PC MASTER OUT.

・Potential freeze during certain operations while using Pro DJ Link.
・Potential flash of enlarged waveform when the waveform drawing rate is set to Low Speed.
・FX2 knob on a controller worked incorrectly in single FX mode.
・Potential crash when selecting an effect quickly in single FX mode.
・Potential freeze when selecting a playlist on a device.
・Potential crash when Sync Manager is set to a certain condition.
・Playlists or folders with the same name were created when importing, exporting or syncing them when the name included certain characters.
・Potential slow response when using Pulselocker.
・"Not connected to the internet" message was displayed when loading tracks in Pulselocker that weren’t allowed in your country.
・Potential crash when logging in to Pulselocker.
・The software crashed when installing rekordbox on a case-sensitive file system on a Mac and connecting a DDJ-RZX.
・Track information and waveforms weren’t displayed when pressing a CUE button right after loading a track.
・Video screen started flickering when loading a video file on a computer with certain built-in graphics cards.
・Inappropriate screen size if rekordbox was launched with a screen resolution of 1280x800 on a Mac.
・JOG, CUE and LOOP became unavailable during HOT CUE GATE playback by hitting a pad continuously while QUANTIZE is turned on.
・Improved stability of video functions.
・Improved stability and fixed other minor issues.


FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.3.0 has been released.
FAQ section has been updated.


-Compatible device added: DJM-250MK2
-rekordbox video (paid feature)
 -8 new TOUCH FX
 -Vertical movement in addition to horizontal allowed on TOUCH FX.
 -Combining BEAT FX/CFX with TOUCH FX available.
 -Karaoke file format MP3+G support
 -Full screen button
 -Touch Keyboard shown on the DDJ-RZX centre screen when connected.
 -Syphon Out.

Click here for details.


"rekordbox manual" has been updated. (English and Japanese)


-DDJ-SP1 can be used with another controller supporting rekordbox dj.
-Pitch bend in MIDI learn.
-rekordbox video:
 -Delay Compensation.
 -Keyboard shortcuts and MIDI learn for the video panel.
 -10 new TOUCH FX.
 -Video mute feature when audio is not played.

Click here for details


rekordbox ver.4.2.5 has been released.
FAQ section has been updated.
"rekordbox manual" has been updated. (English and Japanese)


Public beta version of rekordbox [4.2.4 advanced] has been released mainly for rekordbox video license users as well as those who want to use the rekordbox video license in Trial mode.

Click here for more infomation.


The below issue occurred in rekordbox ver.4.2.3
Please update rekordbox to this version (ver.4.2.4).

 -Sync Manager did not sync playlists.

 Please note:
 When you sync playlists which were not synced in Ver.4.2.3,
 firstly please untick the unsynced playlists and click the Sync button (the arrow icon).
 Then, tick the unsynced playlists again and click the button to sync them.


rekordbox ver.4.2.3 has been released.
FAQ section has been updated.
"Connection Guide for PERFORMANCE mode" has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.2.2 has been released.
FAQ section has been updated.
"rekordbox manual" has been updated. (English and Japanese)
"rekordbox video Operation Guide" has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.2.1 has been released.
FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.2.0b has been released.

-Sync manager sometimes functions incorrectly.
-Tracks may be duplicated or deleted when using playlists.
-Software may “crash” when using CDJ/XDJ via PRO DJ LINK.


rekordbox ver.4.2.0 has been released.
"rekordbox video Operation Guide" has been uploaded.
"rekordbox manual" has been updated. (English and Japanese)
FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.1.2 has been released.
"Pulselocker Operation Guide" has been uploaded.
FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.1.1 has been released.
"rekordbox dvs Setup Guide" has been updated.
FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.1.0 has been released.
"rekordbox dvs Setup Guide" has been uploaded.
FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.0.8 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.7 has been released.
"Connection Guide for PERFORMANCE mode" has been updated.
FAQ section has been updated.


"MIDI LEARN Operation Guide" has been uploaded.
"Connection Guide for PERFORMANCE mode" has been updated.
FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.4.0.6 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.5 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.4 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.3 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.2 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.1 has been released.


rekordbox ver.4.0.0 has been released.


rekordbox(iOS) ver.2.0.0 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.3.0 has been released.


It has been reported that iTune playlist folders are not shown properly on rekordbox when used with the latest iTunes 12.2.
rekordbox Ver.3.2.2 resolving the issues associated with iTunes 12.2 is now available.
Please update rekordbox to Ver. 3.2.2 and at the same time, from iTunes -> Preferences -> Advanced, tick the box before “Share iTunes Library XML with other applications” to solve the issues associated with iTunes 12.2.

  • rekordbox ver.3.2.2 has been released.
  • Information section has been updated.
  • FAQ section has been updated.

Information section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.3.2.1 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.2.0 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.2.0 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.1.0 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.0.3 for Mac has been released.


Information section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.3.0.2 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.0.1 has been released.


rekordbox ver.3.0.0 has been released.


rekordbox ver.2.0.1 has been released.
rekordbox(iOS/Android) ver.1.1.0 has been released.


rekordbox ver.1.6.2 has been released.
rekordbox(iOS/Android) has been released.
FAQ section has been updated.


FAQ section has been updated.


rekordbox ver.1.5.3 has been released.


rekordbox ver.1.5.2 has been released.