If you’re a DJ, you’re going to need some music! In this article, we take an in-depth look at 5 of the best Record/DJ Pools on the market. Whether you’re looking for intros, outros, acapellas, or original edits. DJ Pools allow you to download high-quality, DJ-ready versions of tracks that are sure to help get the party started!
$376 – $630 AUD Yearly
Direct Music Pool (DMS) just might be the most expensive DJ record pool on this list. That being said, it ticks all the boxes you look for in a quality DJ record pool.
Whether you’re looking for intros, acapella outs, samples, loops, hype edits, remixes, transitions or more. If it’s going to make your DJ performance better, the DMS DJ Pool has it. With one of the biggest catalogues of any DJ Pool, Direct Music Pool has decades worth of songs of all the most popular genres. Contrary to a number of similar services which tend to favour EDM more than Hip Hop or RNB and vice versa.
What’s more, DMS ensures every song uploaded is encoded at either 256 or 320 kbps. They also have a team who are constantly crawling new tracks and getting rid of the garbage, so you don’t have to!
With such a wide range of music edits, you’re guaranteed to find something you like. But if you don’t find what you want, you can submit requests to the editing team so you can get exactly what you’re looking for.
Another thing that makes DMS so good is the fact they have a state of the art mobile app for both iPhone and Android. So you can look for new music whenever it suits you, rather than having to be planted in front of the computer. It even syncs with dropbox for easy access!
As we mentioned earlier, the only drawback to this service is the high price point. There are however, three tiers of membership you can choose from. But bare in mind, the starter and semi-pro package both have some download restrictions on what you have access to each month.
DJ City Pool
$125 AUD Quarterly
Not to be confused with the DJ store you know and love, DJ City is one of the most popular DJ pools to date.
You’ve got new music added each and every day spanning all the most popular genres of the moment. So whether its house, EDM, hip hop, RnB or trap, you’re bound to find something you like. They also have convenient “Top Downloads” and “Hot Box” sections that give you a good indication for whats popular and which tracks are gaining popularity both in your area and around the globe.
DJ City’s in house production team also works to create a tonne of new edits and redrums. But also source exclusives from up-and-coming artists from places like Soundcloud. Most of the tracks you’ll find on DJ City are of high quality, with very few sub-par tracks slipping through the tracks. Powerful search filters also help you find exactly what you’re looking for whether it’s a certain BPM, instrumental, acapella, redrum etc.
It’s one of the more affordable services available, the only downside being that it’s a quarterly subscription. So you don’t have the luxury of jumping from DJ Pool to DJ Pool each month. Tracks do get removed eventually as well. So you won’t be able to build up a backlog of tracks without downloading them somewhere.
Like DMS, DJ City also has a mobile app that’s extremely user friendly and is a great perk of using this service.
$19USD / $26AUD per month
Another fantastic record pool for DJ’s is BPM Supreme. What makes this option so unique is that subscribers get access to audio as well as video files. So it’s definitely the best subscription service if you also do video mixing or VJing.
Again, BPM Supreme has a great team of in-house producers who work on exclusive BPM Supreme edits you won’t find anywhere else. While there’s also a huge back catalogue of tracks that is sure to keep you satisfied!
If you’re a Club DJ, you’ll love the variety of music on offer. It’s also one of the more affordable options when it comes to record pools at 19USD or around 26 dollars Australian per month.
Digital DJ Pool
$20USD / $27AUD per month
At a similar price point to BPM Supreme, you can’t forget Digital DJ Pool.
One thing you have to love about this DJ record pool is the cleanliness of the user interface. Some of the options of this list feel a little outdated when you head to their website. Whereas Digital DJ Pool have taken great pride to deliver something that’s clean and easy to navigate.
Updating new music each and every day, you always have access to the latest tracks. They’re also all high-quality 320kbps MP3s and feature cue points, ID3, BPM and tags. So once they’re loaded up in your DJ software its easier than ever to find what you’re looking for. Like all on this list, you won’t just find radio edits. But also intros, clean/dirty versions, acapellas, edits and remixes!
Another great selling-point for Digital DJ Pool is the fact they offer a “try before you buy” option. Allowing you to use the service for 5 days for only $1. If you love it, sign up, and if you don’t try something else!
$50USD / $70AUD per month
Starting out as the Illinois Music Pool, iDJPool is now another one of the most popular DJ pools around. There’s nothing fancy about the website layout, however iDJPool shines by having a wide range of music.
Unlike many others on this list flooded with either EDM or Hip Hop, this record pool offers a greater selection of rock and country classics. So it’s probably going to be more your cup of tea if you’re a DJ who specialises in Weddings.
There’s also two separate methods for downloading. You can either use FTP which is great for bulk downloading of songs, or the traditional web browser method.
If you’re a Virtual DJ user, you can subscribe to this service directly through your DJ software. Even stream songs straight from the record pool to your decks!
The downside, iDJPool is another that sits on the more expensive side of things. So unless you’re really into the music selection here, I’d advise choosing one of the other four options on this list!