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Mix it up with DJ Music Mixer for 60 percent off

A full-featured DJ and beatmatching system, DJ Music Mixer is a regular favorite with our users for having a beginner-friendly interface combined with a feature-rich toolset. It's a great entry-level software for learning and DJing small get-togethers. DJ Music Mixer helps you quickly grasp the basics without paying a premium price. For one week only, you can get it for only $11.98 -- 60 percent off the regular $29.95 price. Check out the trial before you buy.

Key Features

Mixes music and songs professionally with crossfade. Powerful equalizers with predefined settings. Complete mixing control with cue and … Read more

VirtualDJ Home for Mac review

VirtualDJ Home for Mac brings you all the tools you need to make remixes and music mashups using existing MP3 files. Its performance and features will impress you.

Pros

Easy access to files: When you open VirtualDJ Home for Mac, you instantly have access to all your files, including those saved in iTunes or created in GarageBand. No searching through your hard drive or importing is necessary. Choosing tracks to work with is one of the most seamless features of this application. All popular file formats are supported, including MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA, AAC, and MPEG.

Intuitive basic functions: You … Read more

Review: Zulu DJ Software plays many file types and offers special effects and cues

Zulu DJ Software for Mac allows you to play and mix music, add special effects and loops, crossfade from one song to another, and much more, all via an easy-to-use interface. It also supports a separate audio output intended for previewing the next song on headphones while the main track is playing. The app is good as it is, but it would have been even better if it had fullscreen support.

Zulu DJ Software for Mac comes with a streamlined interface enhanced by pop-up tutorial bubbles. While most DJ software uses vinyl records to represent the two tracks, Zulu uses … Read more

Review: DJ Sound Effects and Ringtones offers an attractive soundboard

DJ Sound Effects and Ringtones is a fine soundboard app for songs, but it's missing actual sound effects. It's essentially just a collection of nice, if somewhat generic, songs you might hear in a club mixed with a healthy dose of advertisements. You can interact with the songs in several ways, though.

This app gives you approximately 50 tracks that sound like they were made for a steamy club or dance hall. You can listen to them one by one as well as turn them into a ringtone, notification tone, or alarm for your smartphone. You can even … Read more

Star Apps: Steve Aoki

When I first heard about Steve Aoki in the mid- to late 1990s, from friends of mine (colleagues of his) at UC Santa Barbara, the future mixologist to the stars was simply described as the son of Benihana founder Rocky Aoki and the brother of supermodel Devon Aoki, who threw great parties at his Isla Vista apartment, popularly known as the Pickle Patch. The festivities have expanded, taking Aoki around the world and bringing him incredible opportunities such as collaborations with DJs Armand Van Helden, Tiesto, and Diplo, and remixing for Kanye West, Drake, and Robin Thicke.

Caught between his … Read more

Review: presetDj for Mac lets you add music files to sophisticated custom playlists

presetDj for Mac allows you to drag and drop audio files from iTunes and other sources into the application interface to create on-the-go playlists. It's a wonderful app if you have audio files located in multiple playback applications or locations and need a quick way to bring them together before a big party. Besides, the app offers a couple of other features, too.

With presetDj for Mac you can drag and drop several MP3 audio files from iTunes and the Finder directly into the interface, which displays track information like artist and title in the playback screen, making custom … Read more

The 404 1,341: Where we're ready for the build-a-phone revolution (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Yes, a DJ school for babies is happening in Brooklyn.

- 4-year-old producer makes his own beat.

- "The Brick" takes mobile phones back to the 1980s.

- Phonebloks: A utopian world where smartphones are a bit more like Lego Mobile.

- AT&T apologizes, removes 9/11 tweet that offended many.

- Another 1.8 million people just ditched cable TV.… Read more

The 404 1,314: Where we don't give it away for free (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack.

- Tooth sensor stops you from lying to your dentist.

- How twerking on Vine sent years old rap songs up the iTunes charts.

- Meet the voice of "damn son, where you'd find this?" DJ drop.… Read more

The 404 1,308: Where we sweat it out with Sphere (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- Enter Steve's contest: You can be the Audiophiliac for a day!

- I want my MTV, again.

- Poll: If digital audio is so great, why didn't it kill the LP?

- Steve interviewed producer-engineer Young Guru on what good sound sounds like.

- Steve endorses the Orbit Turntable on Kickstarter.

- The founder of the Bose Corporation dies at 83.

- Steve reviews the Sony MDR-7506 headphones, around since 1991 and still way better than most 2013 headphones.

- Follow Steve on Twitter.… Read more