While we continue to await news of the long-touted Virtual DJ 8 (something we first revealed almost exactly a year ago), parent company Atomix today announced Virtual DJ 7.4. Continuing to define its niche as the software of choice for mobile, video and karaoke DJs, the 7.4 version of Virtual DJ adds subscription options for downloadable, searchable video and karaoke files to complement its existing audio subscription service, the three cloud-based services now coming under the umbrella of "ContentUnlimited".
MegaHits (formerly ChartBusters) has been brought onboard for the karaoke service at US$19.99 a month, and the video pool VJ-Pro covers downloadable video duties gfor US$49.99 a month, the pair of them joining the popular Grooveshark service (US$9.99/month) for audio. Subscriptions for all three are available from within the software.
Other improvements include the addition of out-of-the-box compatibility with a whole host of new controllers from the likes of Pioneer, Denon DJ, Hercules, Numark and American Audio, and optimisation for Windows 8, including multi-touch interface support.
Finally, there's a crowdsourced real-time recommendation engine called "LiveFeedback", suggesting what to mix next "based on data from millions of DJs around the world.
• The software is as usual available as a free upgrade to all owners of any previous version.
What do you think of having searchable, downloadable audio, video and karaoke sservices right there within DJ software? And when do you think Virtual DJ 8 will finally appear? Please share your thoughts below!