Not long after announcing rekordbox version 5.1 Lyric, Pioneer DJ has officially released version 5.2 for download today. This updated version of DJ software comes with Lighting mode and is used with the new compatible device, the RB-DMX1.
Version 5.2’s Lighting mode allows you to easily sync lights with your music during a performance. A great tool for mobile DJs or club DJs, Pioneer says this new feature will drastically reduce performance preparation time.
How it Works
Light sequences are automatically created using an advanced phrase analysis algorithm that syncs with the tracks in your rekordbox library. The information generated in Lighting mode can be sent to any lighting fixture that supports DMX512 via the RB-DMX1.
The RB-DMX1 is a new dedicated DMX interface. Simply connect the RB-DMX1 hardware to a PC/Mac using a USB cable and light sequence information is sent to any lighting fixture that supports DMX512 via the RB-DMX1. It’s available for around $349 and comes bundled with a full rekordbox dj license.
Additional features of rekordbox 5.2 include auto cross fade to Automix and an option to perform Instant Doubles. Read more about the new version and download 5.2 on the rekordbox website.
Let us know what you think about the new Lighting mode and if you’re already using a similar technology like SoundSwitch. We want to hear from you!