Mixxx

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 18 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.9
  • Total Downloads:
    102,198
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 20, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    27.55MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    169
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #18 in DJ Software

Editors' Review

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Mixxx is a free, open-source DJ mixing console that turns your digital music collection into the source for a full range of mixing, programming, and effects for recording or live presentation. While all you need is a PC or laptop to use Mixxx, it can also control two turntables, even analog turntables, with special time-synched media. By using Mixxx's Vinyl Control with one of several time-synched records, you can control your digital music just like your analog records. Mixxx enables scratching, hot cues, looping, and other effects, in addition to its core mixing and equalization features.

Mixxx's stylish light-on-dark interface has identical controls for Channel 1 and Channel 2 on either side of a central window that is itself divided into dual players above, and library and playlist features below. Each identical Channel has cueing controls, including four HotCue buttons, In, Out, and Reverse buttons, a button to exit reloops, and a sample rate slider alongside a pair of Up and Down arrows for making temporary and permanent changes. There's also a slider for volume levels as well as rotary buttons for High, Mid, and Low levels as well as Gain, Synch and Key buttons, and other controls. Most of Mixxx's library and playlist features will be familiar to anyone who has used an MP3 player; likewise, loading songs in the two players is easy, as is playing them, adjusting the levels, and other basic controls, though we're glad Mixxx offers such extensive and detailed assistance, too. Clicking Help offered two choices, Community Support and About, neither of which sounded promising. But Community Support linked to a page full of resources, including an extensive manual with a Beginner's Guide as well as a wiki, a forum, and more.

That's how we learned about how Mixxx can interact with real analog turntables via its Vinyl Control feature. To use this feature, you must have at least one turntable and a special vinyl disk that contains digital time codes that Mixxx can read. It's complex, but it enables DJs to use their favorite turntables and control digital music using familiar gestures. Bottom line: Mixxx kicks. Get it!

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"For a free program it's SUPERB"

August 08, 2011  |  By IAMspook

 |  Version: Mixxx 1.9

Pros

Customizable, Very good performance, looks like it supports timecode sources like Serrato vinyl etc (haven't tested this though). Skin builder help available on forum so you can make your own custom skins.

Cons

Doesn't seem to have a button in any of the skins for jump to track start. Not enough 'FX' presets. Haven't found a skin with a playlist panel for each deck - only a combined one.

Summary

I like it better than any other 'lite / free / demo / home" version program I have ever used.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.9
Version 1.9 has included Shoutcast support, direct deck outputs for external mixers, and ReplayGain normalization.
General
Publisher Mixxx
Publisher web site http://www.mixxx.org/
Release Date February 20, 2011
Date Added February 20, 2011
Version 1.9
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.55MB
File Name mixxx-1.11.0-win32.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 102,198
Downloads Last Week 169
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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