By Mixxx Development Team
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Start DJing with Mixxx.
Mixxx is FREE DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live DJ mixes. Blend songs together with automatic BPM matching and remix on-the-fly with looping and hot cues. Whether you're a pro DJ or just getting started, Mixxx has you covered.
- Advanced database-powered library
- iTunes library access
- Support for over a dozen DJ MIDI controllers
- Precision pitch/speed adjust, crossfader, channel faders, and high fidelity DJ equalizers
- BPM detection with auto sync
- Multiple layouts through our designer skins
- Headphone cueing with any external USB soundcard!
- Key-lock for adjusting the speed without changing the pitch
- ReplayGain volume normalization
- Supports MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, and WAV playback
- Crates and playlists
- Simple automixing
- Shoutcast and Icecast broadcasting
- Per-deck audio outputs for use with external mixers
- NOT a crippled "Home Edition" - Mixxx comes fully featured, and ready for professional use!
Exactly what I needed
Been using VirtualDJ free for a couple of months and just bought a Verstax Spin which comes with djay. Djay doesn't show wave forms despite the two-year-old demand for an update (it has them in the iPad version!) and VirtualDJ wants me to upgrade to pro ($300!) if I want to use the Spin (less than $300!) for more than ten minutes. What's a hobbyist house DJ to do?
Download Mixxx, which syncs pretty nicely with the Spin, though not perfectly (I'm giving five stars in hopes that we get beat-loops!). I'm able to fast forward a lot more easily with the jog controls compared to djay and for the most part the program uses the same controls though I'm still figuring out scratching. I've only played around with it for a day, but already I'm excited about the possibilities from the four cue points (the others only have three!) and the wave form rendering that makes syncing tracks a cinch which as a beginner I really appreciate. I'm not going to the clubs anytime soon (read: never), but as someone who wants to mix like a pro without paying $300 for software or $750 for hardware, Mixxx with the Spin is the best option around right now.
And Mixxx is open source! Thanks guys - this app perfectly fulfills what I wanted: low-budget MIDI-controlled DJing with waveforms for free.
Good for newbies
I will say this off the bat I use a different software to DJ with and I do this as a part time hobby and I will say this that this is not the software to get if your looking for free and good mixing to replace an existing workflow. I am an existing user for the Virtual DJ systems (Not the one at the app store but the $300 full app) and I found way too many kinks and small things to be useable for an existing workflow replacement. However I’m not what the software is aiming at, it aim at new users that are interested in DJ and for that I give it points for doing that for free. I haven’t dived into the features and everything but it works out great for the basic things mixing, cueing, crossfades and a simple to use interface. I notice some kinks in the buttons and crossfaders, in virtual dj if you click on a spot on the crossfader it will snap to the spot in here it doesn’t same thing with the pitch sliders. I can definitely recommend this to users that want to start dj at their own home and don’t want to sink any cash into it but I cannot for any reason recommend this to existing users of other dj products. Lesson to everyone if you are really serious about dj’ing do not get this app and save up cash to get the good stuff, this is an app for the bedroom djs. DJ’ing is not a free hobby or job so do not expect to be the next Tiesto or Armin van Buuren with this software.
Flawed, unbaked, ugly, cripples mind. Avoid.
Try maximizing app's window on FullHD display. Instead of filling up your display, application interface just gains lots of black border. Yes, right: interface occupiesthe same screen area.
Playback control is counterintuitive. First start is counterintuitive. White-on-black UI widgets violate Apple's Interface Guidelines.
Crossfader/freq. filter controls emulate RL rig closely, but come on, phisical controls are good for your fingers, not for your mouse cursor.
Get a trial of a certain real Djing software, try it for two weeks. Then you'll drop the mixing altogether, or you'll gladly pay measly $100 for their "intro" edition, which has everything one needs to mix almost anything.
Let me explain. Pro can work with anything. Sometimes pros deliberately use flawed tools to acieve some special (oftet 'lo-fi' effect). but you should never - I repeat - never start learning anything using sub-par tools of the trade when you have godo stuff available. "Using what you got" is inventive, necessity pushes creativity. Using flawed-by-design tools just because they're free just means you have too much worthless free time you gonna spend fighting your tools.
Come on. $100 for real app. With free fully functional trial. Do youself a favour. Have some real fun.