When it comes to DJ software, there have traditionally been three big names – Serato, Traktor and Virtual DJ. But now a newcomer has arrived, with the potential to become the biggest of them all. Rekordbox DJ, from Pioneer DJ, offers software DJs a viable fourth alternative to the “big three”.
First released two years ago, Flow brought a lot of new ideas to how DJs should DJ with electronic music in software. Now it’s back, with a host of new innovations – not least the ability to DJ from eight decks, and to use Stems files. If you’ve got a Mac or a PC and are interested in trying something new in DJ software, read on…
A lower-cost edition of One DJ has just been released, called One DJ Start. More feature-packed than the Free Edition but without the full bells and whistles of the flagship, One DJ Start includes everything you need to mix in the app’s unique timeline-based environment with the exception of saving and exporting.
Announced last week and now in private beta, Mixed In Key’s new DJ software promises to bring some of Mixed In Key’s existing technologies, plus a healthy dose of new thinking, to the DJ software arena. We’ve spent a weekend playing with it, and today can give you some first thoughts.
The general public has had its first chance to try Virtual DJ 8 this week, with the software making its debut at the DJ Expo in Atlantic City.
I know it’s boring, and it feels like work – but reading the manual is important, especially when it comes to complicated DJ gear and software. Here’s why:
Rapidly becoming the iOS power user’s DJ software of choice, DJ Player is about to cement that position with the imminent release of v5.5, which brings digital vinyl control to users of the software on iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and iPhone.