February 7th, 2012
Keyfinder detects musical key, but also lets you get under the bonnet to see how it's done it.
Intrigued by key mixing, or “harmonic mixing”? Want to try it out without spending money on an established piece of software such as Mixed in Key or beaTunes? If so, you may be interested in Keyfinder, an open-source key detection program for Mac and (in beta) for Windows too.
It’s not as polished as Mixed in Key or beaTunes, but it’s easy enough to use, and anecdotally produced results which are in the same ballpark as far as accuracy goes. Let’s take a closer look…
January 6th, 2011
Drag and drop your files to MixMeister's free BPM Analyzer and watch it do its stuff.
Knowing the BPM (beats per minute) of your music is of course essential for both understanding better where various genres of music fit on the BPM scale and also for mixing those tunes together once you know.
Nearly all the software people DJ with automatically calculates the BPM of your music for you – it’s part of the loading time taken when you drag a new track onto a DJ deck in Virtual DJ, Traktor or Serato etc.
October 14th, 2010
Are you one of the million DJs a year who download Mixxx DJ software?
Which DJ software is downloaded over 1 million times a year, has been available for nearly 10 years, is jointly developed by over 30 developers and artists, and has just got an exciting new version release under its belt?
Traktor? Virtual DJ? PCDJ, maybe? Deckadance? Mixvibes? Nope. It’s actually the best kept secret of open-source DJing, Mixxx, which has now reached v1.8. And Mixxx 1.8, if the penny hasn’t dropped yet, is also entirely free of charge. Zilch. Nothing. So is it a contender to the big paid-for packages? Let’s find out…
September 4th, 2010
Mixed in Key 4 will help you to perform better sounding mixes.
The people at Mixed in Key saw our recent Mixed in Key 4 review, and were so impressed with the knowledge, enthusiasm and feedback from the Digital DJ Tips readers that they offered us 3 copies of their software (PC or Mac) to give away.
We’ve decide to hold a draw over on the brand-new Digital DJ Tips Facebook Page. It’s easy to enter and the draw will be held on September 30, 2010.
August 8th, 2010
The cover of the latest edition of Virtual DJ's Pitched magazine for digital DJs.
I just stumbled across the latest edition of an online mag called Pitched, which is a free download from the Virtual DJ folks. It’s been out for a while but it’s still a good little read if you haven’t seen it yet.
The Virtual DJ/Atomix team speak to Denon about their DJ hardware, offer a tutorial on basic beatmixing, and give advice on how to choose a pair of DJ headphones (they must have been reading DDJT…). The magazine also features news, a competition and interviews with model-turned-DJ KayJay (no, I’ve not heard of her either), and Coldcut’s DJ/VJ Raj Pannu.