Inevitable — Cross DJ 2.6 with Pioneer rekordbox sync

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When the news first broke of Mixvibes creating Pioneer’s library management software rekordbox, the writing was on the wall (for me anyway) for Cross to be endowed with this functionality. And that day has come, for Mixvibes Cross DJ 2.6 can now sync directly to rekordbox to create libraries straight to USB.

Here’s the big news courtesy of Mixvibes:

Cross DJ Mac/PC 2.6 gets world’s first rekordboxTM sync

CDJ­2000NXS are the club standard. All it takes is a USB stick and you’re ready to rock any venue. However, at home, some people use DJ software with CDJs, controllers or DVS. To retrieve their hot cues, loops and playlists in the club’s CDJ­2000NXS, they have to prepare their music in rekordboxTM. With rekordbox sync, what is already prepared in Cross DJ is automatically reflected in rekordboxTM.

Cross DJ becomes the perfect software for CDJ­2000NXS users.
It’s now possible to use your Cross DJ collection inside rekordboxTM. Get the best of both worlds. As Mixvibes develops Pioneer’s rekordboxTM, Cross DJ is the only software to offer this compatibility.

Easy sync between Cross DJ and rekordbox.
In rekordboxTM, the Cross DJ collection is displayed in the bridge panel. Automatically syncs:

  • Playlists, smartlists, folders, track metadata.
  • Hot cues, memory points, loops (Each hot cue in Cross DJ is saved as a memory point in rekordboxTM. Additionally, hot cues 1, 2, 3 are saved as hot cues A, B, C).

Additionally, Cross DJ makes the preparation process easier: test mix tracks on two decks, or set hot cues in seconds using Smart Seek.

Time to switch to Cross DJ.
Cross DJ let you import your current DJ software library (including hot cues) making the switch effortless. Cross DJ offers the full pro DJ software package: 4 decks, video mixing, effects, samplers, slip mode, quantize, etc. And it can be controlled anyway you want:• MIDI: mapping for over 80+ controllers
• DVS: compatible with any sound card (Cross only)
• HID: works with CDJ­2000NXS, 2000, 900, 850, 400 and 350 (Cross only)

To end with, Cross DJ works just like CDJ­2000NXS. So you don’t have to learn anything new.

Cross DJ is 44.99€ / $49.99 / £34.99
Cross (adds HID and DVS) is 79.99 € / $99.99 / £69.99

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Cross (adds HID and DVS):

Cross DJ main features

  • 4 full featured DJ players
  • 2×8 pad samplers with hot sampling
  • Ultra­accurate synchronization for easy beat matching
  • Complete DJ mixer with 3­band EQ, volume faders, cross­fader, level meters and direct access bi­filter
  • Video mixing (video plug­in to be purchased separately)
  • Parallel waveforms and track overview display
  • Modular user interface
  • Smart seek (jump playback position using increments of 1/32 to 32 beats)
  • Snap and quantize
  • Slip mode
  • 8 hot cues/loops per track
  • Advanced beat grid editor for tracks with irregular BPM
  • Auto loops (1/32 to 32 beats)
  • Built­in key detection engine
  • Dynamic key control and display (harmonic or classic notation)
  • Keylock
  • Sync link mode (with master deck)
  • 14 audio effects
  • Audio Recording
  • Autoplay
  • All main audio formats compatible : MP3, M4A, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, OGG, AAC, etc.


  • iTunes integration
  • rekordbox sync
  • Advanced media management (smart playlists, highlighted in­key tracks, filter search, color coding, tag editing, etc.)
  • Import libraries from rekordbox and other DJ software (Traktor, Virtual DJ, etc.) including beat grid and hot cues
  • History playlist to keep track of previous sessions
  • Loopmasters sample banks offered

External control

  • Over 80 MIDI controllers support (Pioneer, Hercules, Numark, etc.)
  • HID & DVS control (Cross only)
  • MIDI Mapping editor with macros
  • Advanced audio routing
  • External soundcard support
  • 5 languages supported
  • Cross DJ iPhone & iPad Remote application support

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Cross DJ 2.6 — why this is big news

On the face of it, this might not appear to be anything special. But here’s why it is — the walls between music libraries have always been tough to climb over. Utilities like Alchimie Zinc and latterly Rekord Buddy have gone someway to breaking down the walls, but they are conversions, a process that in any sphere of technology is never smooth. But this is the first time that an application has been able to sync directly to create libraries for another platfrom.

To get some context — imagine if this were Traktor or Serato, where you could use in your favourite DVS, knowing that you could drag and drop your sets to a USB drive and go play in your favourite club on CDJs, and know that you had everything you needed but without the laptop. That’s why this is big news for us and for Mixvibes. No conversions, no potential issues — just the same library right out of rekordbox.

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Obviously, it’s not a fix-all situation, but it does signify the closeness of Pioneer and Mixvibes as partners. Who knows – perhaps rekordbox will become the conduit by which all DJs can communicate. It’s one way right now, but this could be the foundation for a universal library format…

I’m sorry — I slipped off into an impossible parallel universe where life was easier for DJs for a moment. Who am I kidding?