MixVibes may not be the biggest name in DJ software and hardware, but it is an innovator. From their own VFX video DJing platform, to being the team behind Pioneer's RekordBox software, MixVibes knows what it's up to.
MixVibes Cross DJ software has quietly become a contender, and alongside the company's U-Mix Control Pro controller, offers a good value, tightly integrated DJ system than punches above its price. So now they've announced Cross DJ 2.0 and demoed iCross DJ for iPad, we thought we'd take a closer look.
Video: MixVibes Cross DJ 2.0
Building on the vastly improved effects of 1.7, and adding sample decks a la Traktor, plus boasting library improvements among other tweaks, Cross DJ 2.0 is the strongest incarnation yet. We also think it is contender for best elastic beatgridding of any DJ software. Here's our view preview from Musikmesse 2012.
Video: MixVibes iCross DJ for iPad
One of the first major desktop packages to port lock, stock and barrel across to iPad, MixVibes iCross DJ is pretty impressive for a v1, as you'll see in this Musikmesse 2012 preview. On launch it will work with the company's own U-Mix Control Pro DJ controller, but expect it to also be mapped to other controllers. Surely this is a shot across the bows of the bigger boys: I wonder how they'll respond?
Are you a MixVibes user? Having seen the videos, what particularly appeals to you about either of these pieces of software? We'd love to get your thoughts in the comments.