Mixvibes has launched Cross DJ v3.1, an update to its well-featured DJ software for PC and Mac that has an intriguing new feature: It allows DJs to record their mixes and share them directly with SoundCloud, YouTube and Mixcloud. Cross DJ writes track data for you automatically, freeing you from the tedious task of naming individual tracks and blend points in your mix.
With Youtube & Dailymotion uploads, Cross DJ generates a video file that displays in real time which track is playing, the name of the artist and the artwork associated with. For Mixcloud, when you export your mix, Cross DJ automatically publishes a smart tracklist. And with SoundCloud (good luck in keeping your mix up there thanks to their well-documented copyright policy) you export your mix, and Cross DJ writes tracks names as a comments above the waveform.
Aside from all of this, the update also has the ability to video mix GIFs and BMPs, new EQs and FX, and an updated list of supported controllers.
With all the new updates leading up to this latest iteration, Cross DJ is becoming more and more of a heavyweight contender in the DJ software arena. The inclusion of video mixing and DVS flexibility (you can use “any sound card” according to Mixvibes, although you’ll still need to use their own proprietary timecode CDs/vinyl) plus ever-expanding controller options give Cross DJ a full feature set comparable to Traktor and Serato DJ.
Mixvibes also announced a mix competition, with the grand prize being a trip to Paris to play the warm up set at Nüba as well as some Mixvibes, Sound Blaster and Allen & Heath swag.
Do you upload your mixes regularly, and is this enough of an incentive for you to try out Cross DJ? With Traktor and Serato being two of the most popular digital DJ solutions, how do you think Cross could win over DJs? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.