Digital DJing Software: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide 2011

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17 leading DJ software packages reviewed and rated

When it comes to software for digital DJing and "controllerism", you'd be forgiven for thinking it's all about Traktor. But there are plenty of alternatives, all of which have their fans and some of which are extremely popular.

Whether you're wondering what package to learn on, looking for a change or just curious as to what else is out there, our ultimate guide to digital DJing software can help you.

About this guide

We've rounded up every major DJ software package currently on the market, in alphabetical order, that fitted our criteria:

  1. We only feature software that works with current DJing hardware. This isn't us saying that as a DJ you have to use Midi controllers or the like, as it's perfectly possible to DJ with just a laptop, but the list would be too long if we included all digital music manipulation programs out there.
  2. We have not featured DVS software - that is, software that needs traditional record decks/CD players and control vinyl/CDs to work. While DVS systems are great, Digital DJ Tips doesn't cover digital/analogue solutions at this time
  3. Where a company makes several versions of its software, we have included what we think is the best version for controller-led digital DJs, against versions with features for music producers, karaoke operators, radio DJs, video jockeys, mobile entertainers, restaurants and so on.
  4. Where there are lesser versions of packages available, we've only listed the "full strength" version. After all, you tend to get a limited version of some software package or other with your DJ controller. We figure if you upgrade, you'll want the best.

Our ratings
Our ratings are reached after careful consideration but are only a guide – we consider features, price/value and how well the package appeals to our target audience. Also, “5? doesn’t mean perfect (although a 5/5 piece of software will be highly thought of in DJ circles) Likewise, 2 doesn’t mean awful – it just means the hardware doesn’t meet enough of our criteria. Avoid anything we star with a “1?, though.

Choosing DJ software

  • Thanks to the wonder of Midi, most DJ hardware controllers can be made to work with most DJ software. However, this list contains the names of DJ controller that that the manufacturers specifically tell us works with their software. We've left out single deck controllers, compatible sound card, FX units etc - we just list the standard DJ controllers for each piece of software. You can always check manufacturers' websites if you need more detailed information. Find a software/hardware combination that suits you, but if you can't pair your software and hardware up, it is probably still possible. Time to hit the forums!
  • The minimum you're going to need in addition to software is a sound card. You could then add a DJ Midi controller when you're ready (there are plenty that don't have sound cards so your purchase wouldn't be redundant). Alternatively, some DJ controllers combines the two - just look for one with "built-in sound card" or "built-in audio interface". Check out our DJ Midi Controllers: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide 2011 and our article All About Sound Cards for Digital DJing
  • Be sure to check that the software you're interested in will work with your computer and sound card - check ASIO compatibility if you're using a sound card with a Windows computer. Most DJ software nowadays will work on most modern PCs with enough RAM, but be sure before buying. Look on the software developer's website for tech specs
  • Most software here has a demo version you can download to try. Do this. Try as many as you can. You'll be the one staring at it for the indeterminate future, so pick one you like the look of!

Finally, do double-check all specifications, compatibilities and so on before buying. We try our hardest, but we’re only human and just because we say something’s suitable for you, doesn’t mean it is. Do your homework – it’s part of the fun! And happy software hunting…

The software...


 

Ableton Live 8

It doesn\'t look like DJ software, and it doesn\'t act like DJ software... but increasingly, DJs are choosing Ableton Live 8 because of the ability it gives them to remix on the fly.

Ableton Live 8

Price: US$499 / £299 / €377
Website: www.ableton.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Akai Professional APC40, APC20; Novation Launchpad; Korg Zero 8; Open Labs controllers; Vestax VCM-600


They say: Mix and match tracks and loops automatically, remix on the fly, capture audio loops in real time from decks and other external sources, incorporate your own productions into the mix, and much more.

We say: Completely different way of DJing, niche but gaining ground. Good for mashups and re-editing on the fly. Preferred by DJ/producers, famously championed by Sasha and deadmau5 among others.

See it at: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Thomann (UK & rest of Europe)


 

Deckadance

It looks like a flight deck, and that\'s basically because it is - this is powerful 2-deck DJ software, with plenty of advanced features including sample decks and VST effects

Deckadance Club Edition

Price: US$179 / £109 / €129
Website: deckadance.image-line.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; Supported DJ controllers: Allen & Heath Xone:3D; American Audio DP-2; Behringer BCD2000, BCD3000; DJ Tech DJ For All, i-Mix, i-Mix MkII, i-Mix Reload, Mix Free; Hercules DJ Console Mk2, DJ Control MP3, DJ Control MP3 e2, DJ Console Mk4, DJ Console RMX, DJ Control Steel; Icon i-DJ; M-Audio X-Session Pro, Xponent; Numark Omni Control, Total Control; Omnitronic MMC1; Openlabs DBEAT; Reloop Digital Jockey; Vestax VCI-100, VCM-100, VCI-300


They say: Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works as a standalone program OR as a VSTi plugin in your favourite host. Deckadance was written by DJs for DJs, so we are confident that it will take your DJing to the next level.

We say: Top-notch effects and sampler, 8-slot VST host for hosting VST effects and instruments, can also function as a VST plugin. Quality waveforms and good iTunes integration. If you like Traktor's look and feel, you may like this.

See it at: Deckadance shop


 

Disco XT 5.5

This 2-deck software has an understated black/grey look and prominent library support, with a non-standard DJ screen layout. Pic: geardownload.com

Disco XT 5.5

Price: US$109 / US$67 / €79
Website: www.discoxt.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Behringer BCD3000, Hercules DJ Console RMX, DJ Control MP3; M-Audio X-Session Pro; Numark Total Control


They say: Allows to create a continuous, gapless flow of music from individual audio files, mixing the songs together. It has been designed for live use.

We say: Cross-fader activated filtering, easily assignable shortcuts, editable EQs, good iTunes integration. Waveforms and general layout a bit strange. Worth a look if you want something understated. Poor choice of controllers.

See it at: Disco XT shop


 

Algoriddim djay 3

It looks swish, but it\'s when you see the graphical touches and animation (the strobes round the deck are brilliant) that this 2-deck DJ software really wins you over.

djay 3

Price: US$45 / £36 / €49

Website: www.djay-software.com
Rating:


System: Mac; DJ controllers supported: Vestax Spin, VCI-100, VCM-100; Numark Total Control, Stealth Control, Omni Control; Ion Audio iCue3 Discover DJ; M-Audio Torq Xponent; Reloop Digital Jockey 2 Interface Edition; Hercules DJ Control Steel, DJ Console Rmx, DJ Console Mk4, DJ Control MP3 e2, DJ Console Mk2, DJ Control MP3; M-Audio X-Session Pro; Vestax VCI-300


They say: Ready to rock your next party? djay seamlessly integrates with your iTunes and transforms your Mac into a full-blown DJ system. Unprecedented ease-of-use with innovative and powerful mixing features.

We say: Good looking, visually stunning and fun DJ software with seamless iTunes integration a big sell. A serious contender for beginner to intermediate Mac users. You may miss waveforms, though. Vestax Spin is built to work with it.

See it at: Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, djay store

djay 3 review


 

e-mix pro

It looks old school, but it does have parallel waveforms for its two featured decks. There are other skins available too.

e-mix Pro

Price: US$272 / £168 / €177
Website: www.e-mix.com
Rating:


System: PC; DJ controllers supported: e-mix mp1200; Behringer BCD3000; Hercules DJ Console Mk2, DJ Control MP3, DJ Control MP3 e2, DJ Console RMX, DJ Control Steel; Vestax VCI-100, VCM-100; IMG MC-500USB; Kam ME-701; American Audio DP2


They say: The e-mix DJ Software offers all functions for professional mixing. The program can be controlled by one of the common Midi controllers or easily by mouse.

We say: Audio/video software aimed at club and mobile digital DJ/VJs. Can be bought with company's own e-mix mp1200 for an integrated solution. Lots of competition at this price point - it's among the most expensive here.

See it at: e-mix shop


 

Future Decks Pro

This 2-deck software certainly looks professional enough in its gloss black and polished greys, and some will like the fact that they\'ve ditched the decks/CD paradigm.

FutureDecks Pro

Price: US$99 / £59 / €79
Website: www.xylio.com/
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Behringer BCD2000, BCD3000; M-Audio Xponent; Reloop Digital Jockey 2 Interface Edition; Vestax (models not stated); "all" Hercules


They say: You can really mix your songs, nothing else needed but your imagination. Beat-matching is just a click away and also are seamless beat-aware loops, effects and many other things. All these thanks to a brand new audio engine.

We say: Video mixing, beatgridding, vinyl FX, VST support, Midi learn, pitch scaling auto-gain and mix recording, some iTunes support. One of the better of the mass of alternatives to the big boys. Patchy controller support. Also sold as DJ Mixer Pro.

See it at: FutureDecks Pro shop


 

Mixmeister Fusion

It\'s a completely different way of DJing, and Mixmeister Fusion will certainly turn heads in the DJ box as you\'re manipulating those multiple waveforms.

MixMeister Fusion

Price: US$329 / £204 / €237
Website: www.mixmeister.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Mixmeister Control


They say: MixMeister software isn't quite like anything else on the market. It's designed for people who care enough about their music to refine a mix until it’s perfect, rather than throw everything together on the fly and hope that it sounds OK.

We say: Performance version of this mix creation and automation software, with hardware support, Midi timing signals, monitoring and performance mode. Radically different to most software, in a niche of its own. You'll know if this is for you once you try it.

See it at: Mixmeister shop


 

MixVibes

This 2-deck software has nice waveforms displayed in multiple ways, and overall is one of the nicest in our test appearance-wise.

MixVibes Cross DJ

Price: US$95 / £70 / €82
Website: www.mixvibes.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: DJ-Tech i-Mix, i-Mix MKII, i-Mix Reload, i-Mix Reload MKII; Hercules DJ Console RMX, DJ Console MK4, DJ Control Steel, DJ Control MP3 e2; Ion Discover DJ; MixVibes U-Mix Control; MixVibes VFX Control; Numark iDJ3, Omni Control, Stealth Control, Total Control; Reloop Digital Jockey, Digital Jockey 2; Vestax Typhoon, VCI-100, VCM-100


They say: Helps you control your music with keyboard/mouse or a DJ Midi controller. Because finding the right track to play next is the first concern of a DJ, it is focused on media management and interface simplicity.

We say: Easy iTunes management and big library window making file management easy, but no nested folders in iTunes. No effects or sampler though, although FX are promised. What it does, it does well. Looks great.

See it at: Mixvibes shop


 

Mixxx 1.8

With its dual waveforms and library dead centre, Mixxx 1.8 has an appealing simplicity about it - especially as it's free.

Mixxx 1.8

Price: Free - open source
Website: www.mixxx.org
Rating:


System: PC/Mac/Linux; DJ controllers supported: Behringer BCD3000; DJ TechTools MIDIFighter; Evolution X-Session; FaderFox DJ2; M-Audio X-Session Pro; Mixman DM2; Griffin PowerMate; Hercules DJ Console Mk2, DJ Console RMX, DJ Control MP3 e2; Stanton SCS.3 system; Vestax VCI-100


They say: Free, open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes. Our advanced mixing engine gives you complete control. Hot cues, looping controls, and our high fidelity EQs.

We say: Unique project. Some attractive skins, and it's being improved all the time. Key lock, recording, iTune integration and Midi scripting engine all add up to a lot of bang for no buck. Getting there.

Get it free at: Mixxx website


 

Numark Cue 7

The more observant among our readers will have noticed that this software looks very much like Virtual DJ 7. that\'s because, to all intents and purposes, it is.

Numark Cue 7

Price: US$247 / £195 / €223
Website: www.numark.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Numark NS7, Mixtrack, Mixdeck, Omni Control, Stealth Control, iDJ3, Total Control


They say: Cue is the most reliable, intuitive DJ software. It empowers DJs to mix, scratch, juggle, and sample audio and video on its dual virtual decks. You can use Cue just like you use vinyl, CDs, or most other DJ formats.

We say: This is a rebadge of Virtual DJ 7, with Numark guaranteeing its compatibility with all of the Numark controllers we've listed here. Make perfect sense over Virtual DJ7 if you wanted to use it with one of these controllers.

See it at: Musician's Friend (US) / Amazon.co.uk


 

PCDJ Dex

If multicoloured and busy is your look, then PCDJ Dex is going to be right up your street.

PCDJ Dex

Price: US$139 / £139 / €162
Website: pcdj.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: American Audio DP-2; Reloop Digital Jockey 2; DJ Tech I-Mix, I-Mix Reload; Stanton SCS3 System; Behringer BCD2000; Hercules DJ Console RMX, DJ Console Mk2, DJ Control MP3; Vestax VCI-100; Vestax VCM-100


They say: Our flagship DJ software with up to 4 DJ players, auto-play & shuffle, BPM beat matching, effects & sampler, waveforms for easy looping & cue point setting, & auto-gain control.

We say: Library includes smart playlists which is welcome although doesn't nest iTunes folders, which isn't. Busy interface, although you can reskin it to suit your tastes. Waveforms could be much better.

See it at: Amazon.com, PCDJ shop (UK/Europe)


 

Pro DJ 5

Pro DJ 5 is logically laid out 2-deck software, but it would have been good to see parallel waveforms seeing as they\'ve taken so much room up with them at the top of the screen.

Pro DJ 5

Price: US$99 / £61 / €72
Website: www.clubdjpro.com
Rating:


System: PC; DJ controllers supported: Behringer BCD2000, BCD3000; Hercules DJ Console RMX, DJ Control Steel, DJ Control MP3, DJ Control MP3 e2, DJ Console MK2; Numark Omni Control; Kontrol DJ KDJ500


They say: In addition to essential auto beat-mixing, cueing, synchronize beat-looping and MIDI mapping of all major controllers; ProDJ 5's offers superior stability and mixing performance.

We say: 8 sampler decks on top of two normal decks, distortion, reverb and delay FX (but no filters), ability to save and load playlists, some automation features but poor choice of controllers.

See it at: Club DJ Pro shop


 

Serato ITCH 1.7

With its library at the top, 2/4 deck waveforms across the bottom, and minimalism as regard control duplication across hardware/software, Serato ITCH is elegant.

Serato ITCH 1.7

Price: Included with Serato ITCH-certified hardware only
Website: www.serato.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Allen & Heath Xone:DX; Numark NS7; Vestax VCI-300, VCI-300 MkII


They say: An integrated 2/4 deck (depending on controller) software and hardware system, designed to give music selectors and DJs new kinds of control. DJ music on your computer with accurate control from a range of purpose built ITCH hardware.

We say: Streamlined, simple to use yet professional and powerful, Serato ITCH plus a piece of ITCH hardware is one of the most straightforward ways to get into Digital DJing. No sampler, though, and FX sometimes require extra hardware.

Get it with: Any of the hardware listed above.


 

Torq 1.5

Two-deck DJ software Torq 1.5 has a clean look that complements the hardware, sort of like a cross between Mixxx and Ableton Live.

Torq 1.5

Price: Included with Torq hardware only
Website: www.torq-dj.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: Torq Connectiv, Xponent, X-Session Pro (LE software only)


They say: A fully equipped DJ software workstation that provides innovative tools and production power. In addition to essential cueing, beat-matching and mixing, offers a host of real-time creative options unavailable anywhere else.

We say: Sampler, VST effects, studio ReWire support, and ability to transmit/receive Midi clock, plus tight integration with Torq hardware, which it works with exclusively. Well respected and deservedly so.

Get it with: Any of the hardware listed above.


 

Traktor Pro

Traktor Pro\'s look hasn\'t changed much in years. Here it is with 4 decks, 2 maximised and 2 minimised.

Traktor Pro

Price: US$99 / £82 / €95
Website: www.native-instruments.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DJ controllers supported: NI Traktor Kontrol S4, Traktor Kontrol X1; Allen & Heath Xone:4D, Xone:3D; Behringer BCD3000; DJ Tech I-Mix Reload, I-Mix; Hercules DJ Console Mk II Mac edition; Numark Total Control, Mixdeck, Mixtrack, Stealth Control, Omni Control; Reloop Digital Jockey/Digital Jockey 2 (all editions); Stanton SCS3 system; Vestax VCM-100, VCI-100, Typhoon


They say: Traktor Pro is the new benchmark in DJ software. Mix digital files on four decks, using the high-quality internal mixer or external hardware, and the best effects suite around.

We say: The industry standard digital DJing software. Powerful and fully featured, it has a fair learning curve, and doesn't have the nicest user interface, but a pro's choice nonetheless.

See it at: Amazon.com, Thomann (UK & Europe)


 

Traktor Pro s4

Traktor Pro S4 displays a subtle update of the Traktor look, with the new features of the corresponding hardware, Kontrol S4, tightly integrated.

Traktor Pro S4

Price: Included with Traktor Kontrol S4 hardware
Website: www.native-instruments.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac; DI controllers supported: Traktor Kontrol S4


They say: Developed in perfect synergy with the S4’s controller, new features have been added to the Traktor Pro S4 software to fully take advantage of this all-in-one solution.

We say: We suspect many Traktor Pro users are looking enviously at this software update wondering when they can get their hands on it. Presumably some of the functions will come to the next version of Traktor Pro.

Get it with: Traktor Kontrol S4 hardware


 

Ultramixer Pro

The 2-deck UltraMixer 2 Professional has a seriously simple, old-school look about it that some may like, but I suspect others won't.

UltraMixer 2 Professional

Price: US$239 / £159 / €179
Website: www.ultramixer.com
Rating:


System: PC/Mac/Linux; DJ controllers supported: American Audio DP-2; Behringer BCD2000, BCD3000; Hercules DJ Console MP3 e2, DJ Console RMX, DJ Console, DJ Console MkII, DJ Console MP3; Numark Total Control; M-Audio Torq Xponent; Reloop Digital Jockey


They say: First DJ software available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. No matter whether you want to use UltraMixer for a professional gig or at a private party or as virtual jukebox in restaurants, hair studios or medical surgeries - it will prove the right choice!

We say: Old fashioned-looking, no waveforms, no iTunes playlist integration. Does have rudimentary effects and a sampler but hard to see what this does that would sway you away from its more popular competitors, especially at this price point.

See it at: Ultramixer shop


 

Virtual DJ Pro 7

Virtual DJ Pro 7 with 4 decks running concurrently. Unlike Serato ITCH, it differentiates its waveforms by giving them all a different colour.

Virtual DJ 7

Price: US$299 / £190 / €223
Website: www.virtualdj.com
Rating:


System: Pc/Mac; DJ controllers supported: American Audio VMS4, DP2; DJ Tech i-Mix, i-Mix Reload, i-Mix Reload MKII; Gemini CTRL ONE / CTRL SIX; Hercules 4-Mx, Mk2, Mk4 (pre pre prod), MP3 e2, RMX; ION iCue; M-Audio X-Session; Numark DMC-2, iDJ3 (pre prod), MixDeck, MixTrack (pre prod), Numark MixTrack Pro, Omni Control, Stealth Control, Total Control; Reloop Digital Jockey, Digital Jockey 2, Digital Jockey 2 Interface Edition; Stanton SCS.3d (2), SCS.3m; Synq PCM-1; Vestax Spin, Typhoon, VCI-100, VCI-300 Mk1


They say: VirtualDJ is the hottest audio and video mixing software, targeting DJs from the bedroom, mobile, and professional superstars like Carl Cox.

We say: Easy to use and powerful, now with up to 99 decks. Great video support. Ability to broadcast on the internet. Virtual DJ seems to divide DJs into those who love and those who hate it, but we think it gets better and better.

See it at: Virtual DJ shop


Conclusion

It's been fascinating to formally look at all the DJ software that's out there.

Of course, Traktor dominates professionally, and the new S4 incarnation is a welcome leap forward for that brand, jumping into Serato ITCH territory with its hardware/software integration. Both S4 and ITCH are the ultimate in out-of-the-box ease of use and tight integration with their respective hardware, although Torq gives them a good run for their money in this department too.

Virtual DJ is a viable alternative to any of the other options, although with the recent Traktor price drop it looks pretty pricey. It certainly has legions of fans, though Meanwhile, Mixmeister and Ableton offer radically alternative takes, stretching what's possible with Digital DJing, and even what digital DJing means.

Then we have the chasing pack. These packages haven't discovered 4-deck support, yet, and that may allow the big names to pull away if it gains traction. How many DJs actually want four decks as opposed to two decks and a good built-in sampler, though, is something for debate.

Anyway, of the remaining packages, Deckadance and MixVibes come at digital DJing from different ends, Deckadance is fully featured, powerful and worthy of consideration for DJ/producers (witha price to match), while good-value little MixVibes offers simple to use and attractive software for the DJ looking to "just play records". Both are great at what they do.

What about all the rest?
Finally, there are all the other brands. Just like cars brands on the road, there's room for all, and every piece of software we have reviewed here has got something that it does differently or better than all of the rest - be it automation, video support, playlist features, operating system (there are two Linux packages, for instance) - whatever.

Our best advice is to have a download and a play and see what fits your needs. One thing is for certain - for the digital DJ , there's more choice of software today than ever before, and that's got to be a good thing.

What do you think? Have we left out your favourite software? Do you agree with our ratings? Let us know below.

Comments

  1. I’m kind of mad at the Traktor Pro price drop… I just got mine over the summer and this drop tells me that the next release and the update to it will certainly not be free and most likely almost the price purchasing Traktor prior to the price drop…

  2. If software like Virtual DJ and Torq get 5 stars, Traktor Kontrol S4 should get 6 stars.

  3. I’m surprised that there are so many titles.

    And VDJ and Torq’s stars are well-deserved. Been using Torq for a while and I love it. Can’t wait to see what’s in store with 2.0.

  4. Tom Schmitz says:

    For DJs using Ableton Live, Geist looks like it will be an interesting development.

  5. Virtual DJ software

    Just a reminder that with your purchase of VirtualDJ Pro you get all future upgrades FREE.

  6. I got back into DJing with Traktor and still love it, but Virtual DJ made things easier, compatible, and more afordable. Now with the new version 7 out, Traktor has to at least start integrating Video to catchup with VDJ. 5 stars is right.

  7. Sam Roberts says:

    Mixxx has all the features I need and the price is right. I love the DIY feel of the project, and you can’t beat the price.

    Mixxx 1.9 is looking good too, looking fwd to it.

    • Phil Morse says:

      Sam, we’re about to run an interesting piece on Mixxx, keep your eyes on the blog.

      • what is the most user friendly linux mixxx 1.9 compatible dj console for nubie djs? just learning beat matching with house music since it is repetitive then moving to trance. eventually want to mix dubstep

  8. Can’t really work with Mixxx cos of the BPM, it’s confusing compared to Virtual DJ..

  9. I got a free trial version of Ableton Live and I’ve found it pretty challenging. The controls feel very unintuitive. I’ve heard such great things about this software – does everyone acknowledge a long learning curve, or is it possible this is not for me?

    • Yes, Ableton Live has a steep learning curve. But it’s worth it to stick with it, as you can produce some of the best sounding electronic music with it. But it’s not the best DJ program. When you hear of artists like Skrillex and Deadmau5 using Ableton for a live show, They pre-produce their set, then manipulate it live. But they don’t actually do any real mixing. Hope this clears any confusion up.

  10. Phil Morse says:

    It certainly is challenging and is nothing like “normal” DJing. While it is fantastic, it does indeed have a steep learning curve.

  11. Im a newbie to the djin’ sceene. i got a traktor pro reloop digital jockey 2 and im really thing about getting the s4 mainly for having the hot cue points on the controller itself i’d rather it that way than using my mouse. any advice?

  12. About to purchase my first digital dj software so found this all very interesting. I’d really like to do some radio soulwax/2manydjs type audio/video stuff. The guide suggests virtual dj might be my best bet for that… but wonder if any if any of the slightly cheaper software (traktor?) could do the video side well as well?

  13. I work semiproffessional and love my american audio dp2 with pcdj dexle and it works very well in win xp. Not so good in win 7. I also got a vms4 with vdj and it works in win 7 but in xp you need to start the controller after the vdj. Now im testing linuxmint 12 with mixxx and vms4. The mapping is my issue right now but very interesting test

    • Today I have changed my old American Audio DP2 and Ferrari with XP to play with Mac Book Pro and Native Instruments S2 with Traktor Pro instead. I have probs to search music in folders under the mainfolder because you need to mark the right folder to be able to search in it…a big problem for me…when mixing on the go whatever the partypeople wants. Once the sound was laggy after 2 hours playing…so i switched back to DP2 that night. But my latest funniest thing is iRigMix and my Ipad 64GB that works very nice. On friday i gonna try to mix with it live just to try if itś possible to just go with iPad. Exiting weekend. I tell you the result here later.

  14. I personally like Virtual DJ PRO.
    It does everything i need and it’s very simplified.It has all the whistles and bells, such as, Brake, backspin, reverb, vocal sound effects etc.It cost less than the others also.I use it with Windows 7 O/S.

  15. I used both virtual dj le and pro ..both easy to use
    The pro version does video full screen ..use numark idj3 midi controller with this works fine
    Also use PCDJ dex2 ..this is great as it has 4 decks ..top decks do audio and video in full screen..unfortunately pcdj dex2 won’t use numark idj3 midi controller ..even after using the “learn” function to map the midi buttons ..it won’t play sound or light up on the controller

  16. Hello Guy’s, I don’t normally leave any comments or anything because im not a pro but i started mixing a couple of years ago with the Free Virtual DJ software and what i really love about it was that i didn’t really need any controllers, sound cards, audio interface’s or anything like that all i needed was my ears and the time to mess around with things, but great advice, everything on here has really helped me improved, but i would recommend Virtual DJ’s to anyone i know!!!

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