A cue point is a marker on a track that when accessed will take you to that particular position in the music. Saving cue points to your memory in Rekordbox allows you to quickly jump to specific sections of a track on the fly when in the mix. You can use the cue points to mark the start of each phrase, or specific drops or breakdowns. Say if the next track you want to drop has a really long intro but you don’t have much time left in your previous one, by saving cue points to your memory before hand, you can quickly and easily skip part of the long intro and hit play from a phrase or two in and successfully bring in the tune before your last one fades out.
How to Save a Cue Point to Memory in Rekordbox
1. Open Rekordbox and select a track by double clicking on it
2. Press play or drag the wave form to find the part of the track you would like to add a cue point.
When the QUANTIZE button is switched on (towards the top left corner of the wave form), the cue will automatically snap to the closest detected beat. When switched off, the cue will stay where you’ve placed it.
3. Press the CUE button.
4. Press the MEMORY button
5. The time place for that cue point will now display in the top right hand corner.
6. If you would like to change the colour of the cue point marker, right click on the box with the time displayed for that cue point marker and select the colour of your choice.
How to Access your Cue Point from Memory when Mixing
1. On your CDJ, select the track you recently saved one or several cue points on.
2. Use the CUE/LOOP arrow buttons to jump to each of the cue points on your track.
3. Once the desired cue point is selected, press the PLAY button to play from that point.