rekordbox—Pioneer's own software for preparing music libraries on USB sticks and SD cards for use with the company's CDJs and other units—has been updated with a new UI, and a reconfigured system aimed at helping DJs better match tracks within their own library. Released today, the rekordbox 3.0 update is said to be the result of "years of feedback from DJs of all backgrounds" and comes "completely redesigned." Among the update's new features, is a comprehensive reworking of the software's UI, which now allows users to tag tracks and look at multiple playlists at once. Furthermore, a new "Match" feature has been added to rekordbox, which lets DJs link tracks that work well together, making them easier to find while one is in the mix. Similarly, a "Related Tracks" feature will make suggestions to users based on a track's BPM, key, and other related aspects of the song.
The promo video below shows off rekordbox 3.0's new feature set, which also includes an in-system crossfader for testing out blends. The rekordbox update is currently free to download for registered Pioneer users here. (via Resident Advisor)