August 4th, 2012
The effects controls on the Mixtrack Pro: What you actually get depends on the software you use it with, and with Virtual DJ LE, your options are quite limited.
Following our recent tutorial video on when to use DJ effects, Digital DJ Tips reader John Spiegel writes: “I use a Numark Mixtrack with Virtual DJ LE. In the effects section there is no filter, either hi or low pass. I was wondering if there’s a way to either get around that or fix that.
“Also, on the echo section, I can’t quite figure out how to control the timing of the echo. When I turn it on it just goes crazy. I realize this is sort of vague, but any chance you could help me out?”
May 28th, 2011
The Mixtrack Pro 2: Comes with Virtual DJ LE in most of the world, but you can use it with Traktor too. Here's how...
Reader Arjun from New Delhi, India, writes: “I just ordered my first controller, the Mixtrack Pro, which ships with Virtual DJ. Though it is a great software, I was wondering if there is a Traktor 2 mapping available for the same. Since I am a beginner DJ, I won’t really require four decks at the beginning, but I would still like the flexibility of using Traktor 2 and Virtual DJ, since I am adept at using both the softwares.
Can I do that? What will I need to do if i want to switch my software when I want?
November 12th, 2010
A-trak showing that in digital DJing, laptops and theatrics can live happily side-by-side... Pic: Asian Dan
17 leading DJ software packages reviewed and rated
When it comes to software for digital DJing and “controllerism”, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s all about Traktor. But there are plenty of alternatives, all of which have their fans and some of which are extremely popular.
November 2nd, 2010
Download Virtual DJ 7 Home for free
Virtual DJ 7, the award-winning DJ software, is now available as a free download for the first time to all DJs, in its Home format.
Virtual DJ 7 is a considerable advance on the previous version, and the software now has up to 99 decks (we think you’ll be happy with 4 or even 6), as well as a host of advanced features including auto key detection (the only DJ software that does this to our knowledge).
October 13th, 2010
Virtual DJ Pro 7 with 4 decks running.
Virtual DJ 7 Review: Virtual DJ sometimes gets a bad press. Maybe it’s because the manufacturers and developers, Atomix, began many many years ago making some seriously toy-like DJ software of the same name (mind you, it would run on anything).
Maybe it’s because the company doesn’t have “pedigree” by not being an all-round electronic musician’s software developer like Native Instruments. Maybe it’s just because the “Virtual DJ” name itself gets “real” DJs’ backs up.
October 1st, 2010
The new Hercules DJ Console 4 Mx packs four virtual decks into a professional unit.
Hercules has announced its latest DJ controller, the DJ Console 4-Mx (US$494
/ £406 / €468), a 4-deck professional digital DJ controller with a built-in sound interface, large touch and weight-sensitive jogwheels, and coming with a special branded 4-deck version of Virtual DJ (Virtual DJ 7 LE).
The controller’s rugged metal construction brings to mind the workhorse DJ Console RMX and Steel products from the same company, while to aesthetics borrow from its consumer products.
August 19th, 2010
Virtual DJ 7 with four decks running.
Apart from its video capabilities, Virtual DJ has been lagging behind in the headline features department against Serato and Traktor for a little while. That’s all been blown out of the water with the news that Virtual DJ 7 – currently in beta and previewed at the Atlantic City DJ Expo 2010 – can handle up to 99 decks, configurable by the user.
Now it makes more sense that the American Audio VMS4 and the Denon DN-MC6000 – two heavyweight four-deck controllers – are happy to align themselves with Virtual DJ, as it seems that the new version of the software wil have the ability to fully utilise all of the features these next-generation controllers have to offer.