Virtual DJ 7.3 is available now and adds a new more flexible search, better EQ and improved sound quality among other features.
Virtual DJ 7.3 has been released. This time the update majors on improving sound quality: Virtual DJ 7.3 boasts an improved sound engine, an automatic limiter, and an optional parametric EQ among its headline features.
While Virtual DJ’s users wait patiently for Virtual DJ 8 to go public, Virtual DJ’s 7.x upgrades seem to be coming thick and fast, with today’s Virtual DJ 7.3 being the third such update in just a couple of months.
Virtual DJ 7.1: Just one new feature and a few bugfixes, as we wait for Virtual DJ 8 to hit primetime.
With Virtual DJ users still patiently awaiting Virtual DJ 8, today Atomix released Virtual DJ 7.1. It’s a more incremental upgrade, that contains only one headline new feature.
It is now possible to have “cloud playlists” with a new function called CloudList (which only work with the online NetSearch feature). So you could, for instance, log on to your friend’s Virtual DJ at his house and access all your personal playlists, or create and share playlists with other DJs online.
The Reloop Beatmix is a good-looking, budget controller for Virtual DJ. But is it a Mixtrack Pro killer? We find out in today's review.
Things are hotting up at the lower end of the DJ controller market. Only last week we looked at the Hercules DJ Control Instinct, which offer amazing value for money but may be just a little bit too small and basic for all but the most casual of users.
Today we review the Reloop Beatmix, which at £160 for a bigger, better specified controller than the real bargain-basement models out there still looks like excellent value for money. At this price point, the Numark Mixtrack Pro is the controller to beat. So the question is, can the smart-looking Reloop Beatmix do it? Let’s find out…
The Stanton SCS.3 System now comes with a custom version of Virtual DJ, which Stanton hopes will finally show off the controller's qualities to a bigger audience.
If you’re looking for a compact, durable and professional DJ controller that offers something different to most solutions out there, you may want to take a fresh look at today’s review item, the newly relaunched and repriced Stanton SCS.3 System.
Now tightly mapped to an unusually thoroughly skinned version of Virtual DJ, this distinctive device remains a fresh take on the control surface idea. And if you’re a Virtual DJ fan, it could just what you’re looking for – especially if you want to do lots of tricks with FX, cues, loops and EQs across four decks, or use video.
Virtual DJ certainly does things differently; whereas other companies might keep things out of the public eye until they’re totally ready, Virtual DJ’s team is happy to share its thinking and thought processes with us. As such this video is not for the casual viewer; it goes into a lot of detail at nearly half an hour long.
Today we bring you a talkthrough of a new controller from Musikmesse 2012, namely the Stanton DJC.4, a controller that packs a lot in for your money – if you’re a fan of Virtual DJ, that is.
Considering Stanton says it will be priced in the “mid 300s” – around US$100 more than the cheap and cheerful Reloop Beatmix which is another new Virtual DJ controller but has considerably less in the way of features – it’s easy to see what your extra money will buy for you.
Virtual DJ 8's new timeline feature is the biggest of a whole host of new additions in this rewritten version of the program.
Digital DJ Tips has seen a sneak preview of Virtual DJ 8, which we can confirm has had an extensive rewrite and comes with a massive list of new features including audio/video timeline DJing, vastly improved sample decks, far easier mapping, auto audio configuration, and completely new effects.
As well as the headline features in the alpha version we saw, there are improvements to windows and window resizing including for video, editable EQ bands, multi-field search, and a host of advanced configuration options that were previously only available by editing your registry – and it’s only “60% finished” with many more features yet to make it into the software.
The Stanton DJC.4 is a mid-level Virtual DJ controller; well built, with lots of decent features.
Stanton has debuted its latest DJ controller, the DJC.4, which like the Reloop Beatmix that we announced earlier today, is designed specifically for use with Virtual DJ.
The controller is built to a higher level of quality than, say, the company’s own SCS.4DJ (and the Reloop controller), being finished with decent rubberised controls, lots of metal and higher-end features such as a replaceable crossfader, standalone mixer capability (phono/line) and balanced master outputs (no booth though) – and is to be priced keenly at “mid 300s” in dollars.
The Reloop Beatmix promises plug-and-play DJing for Virtual DJ.
Reloop today launched its latest controller, the Beatmix – a two-channel model designed specifically to work with Virtual DJ.
Its focus is “plug and play”, aiming to help DJs to get up and running with the minimum of fuss. But while it is stripped back to basics, it still manages to pack in a pretty solid feature set. Features include individual filters, a microphone input, 14cm aluminium dual-function jogs, channel EQs and gains, and a “beat mash” mode.
'DaScratch' is no more as Stanton tightens up and simplifies its SCS3 portable Dj solution.
Stanton’s forward-thinking SCS.3 system is a modular DJ control surface which while critically acclaimed, failed to take off like maybe the company hoped it would. One of the issues was the over-complicated manner in which it interfaced with Traktor LE, the supplied software.
Now Stanton has revamped the product ready for a relaunch, and switched to a custom version of Virtual DJ, ditching its unloved “DaRouter” interface and Traktor LE, tightening up software control, and overall considerable improving the user experience of the product. What’s more, the supplied version of Virtual DJ has been radically engineered to give clear visual feedback of how to performing DJ is using the SCS.3′s touchpad jogwheels.
The Pioneer DDJ-ERGO-V: The V stands for Virtual DJ, which is the software you'll get with the unit, specially altered to match the hardware's features.
Getting a new DJ controller this Christmas? Chances are it’ll come with a “light edition”, or “LE” version of one of the major DJ software packages. Designed to get you going right out of the box, these programs offer fewer features than the full versions, and are often customised to make your first experience with DJ software as painless as possible.
With Serato (Intro), Traktor (LE) and Virtual DJ (LE) all in on the act, we though it was high time to find out a bit more about how such software ends up on that DVD tucked in with your USB cable and quickstart leaflet when you unpack your brand new controller. So we took half an hour out of the busy day of Chris Stoll, who develops versions of Virtual DJ to be packaged “in the box”, to ask him how it all comes about.
The Pioneer DDJ-ERGO-V brings sharp consumer styling to the company's DJ controller range.
Pioneer’s first foray into digital DJ controllers came at the start of the year, with the DDJ-S1 and DDJ-T1, for Serato ITCH and Traktor respectively.
It’s fair to say that those controllers got a mixed reception, the consensus being they were unmistakably Pioneer in feel (albeit consumer-level Pioneer, not pro), but with a high price tag to accompany that.
We’ve managed to obtain much more information about Pioneer’s new DJ controller, due to be officially announced at the BPM Show on 29 September. Watch the unoffical video above for the full leak (it’s a German post but the commentary is in English).
The controller will, according to the company itself, cost “considerably less” than Pioneer’s current two digital controllers, and will ship with a custom-skinned version of Virtual DJ.
Do DJs who overuse the 'siren' sample make you want to call the sample police? DJ Ampero pleads for a better way of dropping samples into DJ sets...
I’m sure we’ve all at one time or other inflicted our share of sample overdrive on our audiences, or at least borne witness to the DJ who thought it’d be OK to run the siren, air horn and police siren samples from his DJ software in his set… at the same time.
It’s unfortunately all-too-common to find DJs (pros as well as amateurs) who make their sample and effects banks too prominent a fixture in their shows, sometimes to the extent that such behaviour all but destroys the groove, seriously annoying the crowd in the process.
Reader Ned writes: “A DJ friend of mine has decided to venture into VJing and has been stumped as to which way to go forward. Currently he has a MacBook Pro and an M-Audio Xponent Torq controller that uses Traktor, and it cannot mix videos.
“He was thinking of going the Serato Scratch way and getting a TTM57 and two decks but this would defeat the whole purpose of going small on set-up and having a controller. So my questions are as follows: Is there any controller that can mix videos? And is there any software that he can use with his Xponent to mix videos on his Mac, saving him the hassle of selling the Xponent and getting another controller?”
Back in August 2010 we reported on a free PDF magazine from Virtual DJ called “Pitched”, with lots of friendly advice, reviews and tutorials for beginner and more advanced DJs.
The guys over at Virtual DJ have just launched the fourth edition of the magazine, in which they carry interviews with superjock Ferry Corsten, trancemeisters Cosmic Gate and, ahem, the American Disc Jockey Association, plus some good advanced guides to using Virtual DJ 7, including 4-deck tips and tricks.
The Vestax Typhoon is a simple but capable little DJ controller, which comes with easy-to-use Virtual DJ software that is now designed to closely copy the look and feel of the hardware.
The compact, all-in-one Vestax Typhoon DJ controller now comes with a special version of Virtual DJ software, adapted to closely copy the layout and features of the hardware, that ought to make it a little simpler for the beginner DJ to get started with this solution.
The move reflects a general trend in the industry of manufacturers and software houses tying their hardware and software ever more closely together (something which, to be fair, Virtual DJ has been involved with for longer than most). Digital DJ Tips understands that the Typhoon also comes with the option of Traktor LE software in addition to Virtual DJ Typhoon version, but we haven’t been able to confirm this.