@Rob > Thanks for your comments, we'll certainly pass them along to the rekordbox team for review and further improvement. I know some are bugs, but here's some comments from my side...
1) Please ensure that your graphics drivers are up-to-date, and not by way of the Windows Update. Visit the chipset manufacturer's website and use one of their driver detection tools to check that you have the latest drivers. If you still find it to be an issue, consider lowering the waveform drawing rate from High to Medium to see if that improves the issue.
2) The engineers will be adding an AutoCue mode similar to what the CDJs have (and can control rekordbox); controllers adhere to the "what it was previously doing" rule. If the deck was playing and you load a track, the new track will also play. If it was paused / cued, it will be stopped. We expect to see this changed in a future update.
3) I can't say I've encountered this problem with my Windows machines, again, this could be related to the graphics issue (#1).
4) Are you using the needle search to advance the playhead or are you using the "skip" (shift + jog)?
5) You certainly can... I just verified this on 4.0.5. Can you record a video of this so I can see what might be going on?
6) I think this is just a mis-named keyboard shortcut; it says "Search in the collection" but it searches whatever the current view is, so if that view is a playlist, it searches within the playlist. Other users have asked for a more similar "Serato-style" where the first time you press your shortcut it will search the current view, but pressing it again will then search the entire collection.
7) This has been something on the books for a while, I'm not sure when it will be implemented but many users are requesting a "delete from collection AND drive" option. Hopefully we'll see it soon!
1) You can, just not with the buttons on the DDJ-SX2. Move your mouse over the deck number onscreen, you'll see a little arrow appear click it and a drop-down appears:
Click GRID and you'll see this instead of the pads below the deck:
2) There is no AutoMix (blending of track to track) but you can enable Auto Play under Preferences > Controller > Deck > Auto Play > On. To use this function, the track on any given deck must be loaded from a playlist; you can not auto-play from the main collection.
3) You can, but sub-crates' contents are not currently shown in the parent crate (folder). This has been submitted to the engineers for future inclusion.
4) The reason it does this is to engage as if it were a loop; you turn it on, that point becomes the "1" regardless of where it is in the phrase.
5) I would question if your beat grids are accurate and properly analyzed (dynamic vs. normal), you should be able to get two identical tracks and test that it works properly.
6) A future update will actually show both time elapsed and time remaining, so this won't be an issue. ;)
7) Yeah, this is a bug the rekordbox team is working to squash.
8) Memory points can't be called the same way hot cues can. The main reason memory points exist is CDJs have 3 hot cues per track, which limits them a bit, but you could also store up to 10 memory points, allowing a bit more flex. Controllers, on the other hand, have up to 8 hot cues, making them more versatile. If you're needing a countdown, you may set memory points, but otherwise I recommend using hot cues for use with a controller.
9) No, but that's a good suggestion for future!
10) Hi-DPI isn't properly supported yet, but I've also found (when using a Windows 10 Ultrabook) that even many Windows elements aren't suited for Hi-DPI. The engineers know about it and I know they're working to include higher resolution displays and more options for font sizes in future updates.
11) Do you mean the TAG list? It's where tracks go if you press the PREPARE button on the SX2. You can make that list visible by clicking this little button way over on the top right of the collection window:
Then over on the far left, make sure TAG is selected from the series of palette banks:
Hopefully that answers some questions for you!