PioneerDJ Reveals Rekordbox 5 And New Pad Based DDJ-XP1 Controller

Looking like a cross between a Novation Launchpad, Push, Maschine and a DJ controller, the new DDJ-XP1 with 32 performance pads proves that DJing really is embracing live production in a big way.  

PioneerDJ tells us the next generation of rekordbox has arived, joined by the new DDJ-XP1 DJ controller, plus a range of coloured control vinyl for rekordbox dvs and a sturdy new DJ stand. Here's full details, spec and videos from our friends at PioneerDJ... we're especially intruiged by the DDJ-XP1 controller...

rekordbox 5.0

rekordbox 5.0

We’re releasing a new version of rekordbox and marking the beginning of a new era for users of the music management software with the introduction of our next-generation KORETECH engine. With a re-examined audio, graphic and video signal processing program, KORETECH makes rekordbox highly stable and responsive, and enables you to perform intuitively.

rekordbox ver 5.0 boasts advanced track analysis, faster track loading and scrolling, and a fresh GUI for easier use. Plus, the improved export feature enables you to perform with your entire music library, or restore it to your computer, using only a USB/SD device. 


rekordbox ver 5.0 is available now.


  • KORETECH next-generation engine with re-examined audio/graphic/video signal processing program
  • Light and stable performance
  • Advanced track analysis
  • Evolved library management
  • Improved USB/SD export features
  • New GUI for easy use
Download rekordbox 5 for free: 


PioneerDJ DDJ-XP1

To help you get the most from the new features in the rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs Plus Packs following the release of rekordbox ver 5.0, we’re also releasing the DDJ-XP1 DJ controller. With 32 multicoloured Performance Pads, the DDJ-XP1 is designed to bring a whole new sphere of creative possibilities to your DJ performances, whether you use multiplayers or DVS via turntables to control your digital music. Create your own customised interface with intuitive, tactile control over Hot Cues, Pad FX, Beat Jump, Sampler, Beat Loop and the new Key Shift and Keyboard modes.

Licences for rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs worth a combined €248 are bundled with the DDJ-XP1, so you can control digital tracks stored on your computer via multiplayers, or via turntables when you use the dedicated control vinyl (available separately).


  • 32 multicoloured Performance Pads
  • Customisable interface
  • Control for Hot Cues, Pad FX, Key Shift, Keyboard mode and more
  • Slide FX strips
  • Robust structure
  • Non-slip rubber surface
  • Includes rekordbox dj and rekordbox dvs licences

New accessories

A new DJ stand, the DJC-STS1, will be available in late November. It’s sturdy and perfect for holding the DDJ-XP1, or a laptop, at an ideal height during performances.

A new series of coloured control vinyl for rekordbox dvs is available now. Choose from transparent, white, blue and red versions to match the colour of your gear or your style.

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