Rekordbox lighting - Take some leaves out of soundswitch's book!!
I bought a DMX1 last month and whole new lighting rig with it. I love the concept of it, but theres things it lacks which need to be addressed and im surprised they still haven't been after at least 4 years from another forum I have seen. I have seen videos of soundswitch which looks leaps and bounds ahead and I'm surprised you've not done anything to keep up with them.
If I didn't have a rekodbox-only compatible set of decks, I would probably have purchased soundswitch rather than a DMX1. I had hoped that rekordbox lighting would be more competitive and similar to soundswitch, but its actually quite lacklustre in comparison. The user interface needs work (introduce a master channel, a cleaner and easier to read workspace for creating light shows, make it easier to copy colours/patterns/strobes as a group from one fixture to another). Allow the ability to select primary, secondary tertiary colours for individual songs/more options for lighting vibe (eg. soundswitch has loads of options for different styles of music (rap, dance, chill).
Every song I load into rekordbox (mostly house) is analysed as cool high mood, so every single song looks the exact same on the lights unless I go in and physically change every track. Please somehow introduce a way for the songs to be analysed and given different colour moods, even if its random to make them all different.
Secondly, not being able to change the mood energy level (high, mid, low) is a real pain, as some of my dance songs are marked as low, and the structure of the song then isn't analysed correctly, and its a right faff and not very accurate trying to make a dance song with a verse, bridge and chorus. Not the same as the high setting where you get buildups, downs, intros etc.
Thirdly, please can you introduce more scenes for the mood banks. So like for example, say I load 10 new songs into my software right now, and rekordbox analyses them all as cool high, at least make it so as there is more variation in the cool bank. For example the colours can be the same or similar, but on 1 song they might do one thing, and on another song they could have different movements on the moving heads, or different strobe effects, or switch/swap the colours onto different fixtures (ie. song 1 on the drop the moving heads might be red and the par lights blue, on song 2 make the moving heads blue and the par lights red). Simple things to create more variation and uniqueness between each song. I really hope you take this comment on, cause lots of people say the same, and its a brilliant bit of software/hardware, just lacks variation and a bit uniqueness to individual tracks to make light shows in mixes less boring.
PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS. RB-DMX1 WAS A LOT OF MONEY AND THE FEATURES IN COMPARISON TO SOUNDSWITCH NEED UPDATING TO COMPETE. I LAST USED THIS SOFTWARE OVER 4 YEARS AGO AND NOTHING SEEMS TO REALLY HAVE CHANGED.
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