How to set up

Set up Phase with Rekordbox

Whether you're using a DVS mixer, or an analog mixer with a Rekordbox interface, you can use Phase.

Watch the tutorial to set up Phase

Learn how to set up Phase with Rekordbox in less than 2 minutes, or scroll down to access our step-by-step guides.

Rekordbox setup overview

Diagram Demonstrating Phase DJ Controller Setup with Rekordbox


Connect your Phase to a power supply (5V) using a USB cable.

Plug your Phase Receiver into your mixer's Line inputs via RCA (choose 1/2 or 2/3 based on your preference).

Connect the USB from your mixer to your laptop and set the Deck source selector on USB (A or B) to activate DVS Mode.

Depending on your setup, you might need to go to Rekordbox settings and select the audio interface, and head to the DVS tab to make sure the DVS function is enabled.

Set the virtual decks to "Relative" mode.

In the Phase Manager's "Setup" tab, select the "Rekordbox" DVS signal.

Now, place your Remotes on top of your records, and wait a few seconds for the calibration to complete before you start spinning.

You're all set!

Additional info

To get the best experience from using Phase with Rekordbox, make sure that:

  • Rekordbox audio settings are set on Line/CD and your mixer is selected as the main interface in the audio settings.
  • Depending on your mixer, you may need to open the Setting utility to adjust the signal routing, and select "Control Tone Line" as the input of your mixer.
  • The input selector deck is set on PC or USB to enable the DVS mode.

Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions about Phase or how it works with Rekordbox, read the FAQ below, or directly reach out to our product specialists!

Do I need a DVS license to use Phase?
Yes, to use Phase, you'll need to use an interface that enables DVS. Phase doesn't act as a DJ sound card.
Can I use Phase with Rekordbox via HID?
As of now, there is no dedicated HID integration available to use Phase with Rekordbox directly via USB. We are working on bringing this feature to our Rekordbox users and are in contact with the Pioneer teams. We hope to see this integration live soon. However, we do not have a specific development or delivery date to communicate at this time. Stay tuned for updates!
Can I use Phase with a controller as a mixer?
Yes, as long as your controller enables DVS. To learn more about the detailed setup check out our dedicated article on our Help center.
I'm not sure if my set up is compatible with Phase
If you have any doubts, don't hesitate to contact our product specialists. They will get back to you in less than 24 hours from Monday to Friday, Central European Time. Contact our team.
Is Phase compatible with other DJ software? (Traktor, Rekordbox, Virtual DJ, etc.)
Absolutely, Phase DJ controller is compatible with any DJ software enabling DVS. All you need is a laptop, a DVS interface and a turntable and you're good to go!
I have a problem to set up my Phase with Rekordbox
If you have any problems with your Phase how to set it up or to configure it, our team is available to help you and reply any of your questions. They will get back to you in less than 24 hours from Monday to Friday, Central European Time. Contact our product specialists.