Digital DJ Tips member Dave writes: “For a while I was using Virtual DJ which provided unlimited streaming of over 15 million songs for a monthly fee. However, they are trying to re-group after their provider Grooveshark shut down. Any ideas of other programs that provide that much music content?”
Today’s post was inspired by a thread on the Digital DJ Tips forum, from where this answer comes. Our reader said: “I think I’ll use Virtual DJ or Serato, but it really doesn’t matter to me: I’d rather get a controller and buy software accordingly.” As you’ll see, though, we don’t think this is the right way to go…
When filming, we had all three main DJ apps (Traktor, Virtual DJ and Serato) all open at once, and a Numark NV plugged in. That’s when we realised something mighty strange was happening, and also something pretty cool: It turns out that Virtual DJ not only works fine with the Numark NV, but also with its built-in screens!
So Native Instruments is getting closer to launching its Traktor Kontrol S8, the new jogwheel-free flagship controller that adds screens to help break the reliance on the laptop screen. It wouldn’t take a genius to work out that at some point – either when the S8 drops, but probably shortly afterwards – Traktor 3 will be with us too.