Is Rekordbox 6 Free? A Guide to the New Features and Subscription Plans
If you are a DJ or a music enthusiast who wants to create, mix and perform with your own tracks, you might be wondering if Rekordbox 6 is free to download and use. Rekordbox is a popular software developed by Pioneer DJ that allows you to manage your music library, edit your tracks, and perform live with various DJ controllers and devices. Rekordbox 6 is the latest version of the software that was released in April 2020 with major new features and improvements.
In this article, we will answer the question of whether Rekordbox 6 is free or not, and what are the benefits of the different subscription plans available. We will also highlight some of the new features and enhancements that Rekordbox 6 offers to its users.
The short answer is yes, Rekordbox 6 is free to download and use with all Pioneer DJ hardware. However, depending on the features you want to use and the hardware you DJ with, you might need to subscribe to one of the paid plans that Rekordbox 6 offers.
Rekordbox 6 has three subscription plans: Free, Core and Creative. Each plan has different features and functionalities that suit different needs and preferences. Here is a brief overview of each plan:
Free plan: This plan allows you to use Rekordbox 6 for free with no time limit or trial period. You can use Export mode (for transferring tracks to USB drives and playing them on CDJs and XDJs), Performance mode (for controlling Rekordbox with your computer), Mobile Library Sync (for exporting playlists and tracks between your computer and mobile device), Inflyte integration (for accessing tracks from the Inflyte digital promo service), Support for Beatport and SoundCloud Go+ streaming services, 3Band waveform (for visualizing the frequency bands of your tracks), Light option in Skin settings (for adjusting the brightness of your screen), and Auto Relocate (for finding missing tracks in your library).
Core plan: This plan costs $9.99/month (or $6.99/month until July 13, 2020 as an intro offer) and includes everything in the Free plan plus Performance mode via Hardware Unlock devices (for using Performance mode with selected Pioneer DJ devices), DVS control (for using turntables or CDJs with timecode vinyl or CDs), Cloud Library Sync (for syncing your library across multiple devices via Dropbox), Edit mode (for editing tracks and creating custom versions), Vocal Position Detection (for identifying where vocals are in your tracks), Vocal Analysis (for displaying vocal phrases on the waveform), Key Shift / Key Sync / Keyboard mode (for changing or matching the key of your tracks), My Tag / Match / Related Tracks (for organizing and finding tracks based on various criteria), Playlist Palette (for displaying playlists with different colors), Auto Upload (for automatically uploading playlists to Dropbox).
Creative plan: This plan costs $14.99/month (or $9.99/month until July 13, 2020 as an intro offer) and includes everything in the Core plan plus RMX Effects (for adding professional effects to your mixes), Video mode (for mixing video and audio files), Sequencer mode (for creating sequences using samples and loops), Sampler mode (for triggering samples and loops), Lyric mode (for displaying lyrics on screen or projector), Lighting mode (for controlling DMX lighting fixtures).
What are the New Features and Improvements in Rekordbox 6?
Rekordbox 6 has many new features and improvements that make it more powerful, versatile and user-friendly than ever before. Some of the most notable ones are:
Cloud Library Sync: This feature allows you to sync your music library across multiple devices via Dropbox. You can access your tracks, playlists, cue points, loops, grid information, etc. from any device that has Rekordbox 6 installed. You can also choose which playlists or folders you want to sync or not sync. This feature is especially useful for DJs who use multiple devices or want to have a backup of their library.