Rekordbox 4 is a DJ software that allows you to manage your music library, create playlists, edit tracks, and perform live mixes. It is developed by Pioneer and Korg, and it is compatible with various Pioneer DJ controllers and CDJs. Rekordbox 4 also supports streaming music from popular services like iTunes, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. In this article, we will show you how to download and use Rekordbox 4 for Windows.
Step 1: Download Rekordbox 4 for Windows
The first thing you need to do is to download Rekordbox 4 for Windows from the official website. You can use the link below to access the download page.
On the download page, you will see two options: Free to download and Subscription plan. The free option allows you to use the basic features of Rekordbox 4, such as managing your music library, exporting tracks to USB devices, and using performance mode with compatible hardware. The subscription plan offers more advanced features, such as cloud sync, video mixing, lyric display, and more. You can choose the plan that suits your needs and budget.
After you choose your option, you will need to agree to the Software End User License Agreement and click on the Download button. The file size is about 200 MB and it will be saved as an EXE file on your PC.
Step 2: Install Rekordbox 4 for Windows
After you have downloaded the file, you need to run it to start the installation process. To do that, double-click on the file or right-click on it and choose Run as administrator. You will see a welcome screen with the Rekordbox logo and a progress bar.
Wait for the installation to finish. This may take a few minutes depending on your PC speed and disk space. You may also see some prompts asking you to install additional components or drivers. Follow the instructions on the screen and click on Next or Install when needed.
After the installation is complete, you will see a confirmation screen with a Finish button. Click on it to exit the installer and launch Rekordbox 4 for Windows.
Step 3: Use Rekordbox 4 for Windows
When you launch Rekordbox 4 for Windows for the first time, you will see a login screen asking you to enter your email address and password. If you have already registered an account with Pioneer DJ or Korg, you can use it to log in. If not, you can create a new account by clicking on the Sign up button.
After you log in, you will see the main interface of Rekordbox 4 for Windows. It consists of four main sections: Library, Browse, Export/Performance/Video/Lyric/DVS/Lighting (depending on your subscription plan), and Preferences. You can use these sections to manage your music library, browse tracks, export tracks to USB devices or cloud storage, perform live mixes with various modes and effects, and customize your settings.
To start using Rekordbox 4 for Windows, you need to import your music files into your library. You can do that by clicking on the File menu and choosing Import > Import Track/Folder/Playlist/iTunes Library/Rekordbox XML File/Rekordbox Library Backup File (depending on your source). You can also drag and drop files or folders from your PC or external devices into your library.
After you import your music files into your library, you can organize them into playlists, folders, tags, ratings, colors, etc. You can also edit their metadata, such as title, artist, genre, BPM, key, etc. You can also analyze them for beat grids, waveforms, keys, etc.
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