Video: Virtual DJ 8 Alpha Talkthrough

Last updated 21 August, 2014

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Coloured waveforms are an obvious development, but under the skin there are many much more profound changes to the software.

We’ve already looked at the new features of Virtual DJ 8, but we managed to grab Heiko from Virtual DJ at Musikmesse 2012 (early one morning before it was too noisy) to give us a really in-depth video talkthrough.

Virtual DJ certainly does things differently; whereas other companies might keep things out of the public eye until they’re totally ready, Virtual DJ’s team is happy to share its thinking and thought processes with us. As such this video is not for the casual viewer; it goes into a lot of detail at nearly half an hour long. However, if you’re a committed user of Virtual DJ, and you’re excited to get a thorough, advanced grounding in what new features will be available to you when Version 8 launches later this year, it’s all here.

Even if you’re not a Virtual DJ user, there are some innovative things going on that may still interest you – and if nothing else, the video gives us an insight into the process of bringing DJ software to market.

I recommend you grab a comfy chair though, because as I say this is no bite-sized summary, and we’ve left it unedited for unabridged geeky pleasure. If you just want a quick scan of the new features, look at our Virtual DJ 8: Major features so far summary instead.

 

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How do you think this latest version of the software will play to Virtual DJ’s strengths and weaknesses? What features stood out for you having had the chance to take a proper look at them? We’d love to know your thoughts in the comments.