Virtual DJ Software

Virtual DJ Software

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1151 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.2
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 29, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-day trial); $299.00 to buy

Editors' Review

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Digital deejaying has skyrocketed in popularity over the past five years and it's no wonder why. Compared to a full vinyl setup with all the hardware and physical media it requires, an MP3-based mixing station is extremely simple and cheap. There's even free software to get you started, and one of the most popular programs available is Virtual DJ.

Virtual DJ is often packaged with USB-based hardware mixing consoles from the likes of Hercules and Numark, and, in fact, if you really want to delve into the full array of features, such devices are going to be a necessity--and they'll require a $99 license fee to upgrade to the Pro version of the software. That said, you can download the app for free by itself and make very basic mixes and playlists.

While the program isn't specifically geared at newbies, it is intuitive enough for a musically inclined individual to use right off the bat. Once installed, Virtual DJ automatically populates a folder tree in the bottom left corner where you can easily access your music collection. The bottom middle serves as a tabbed, multifunction area where you can browse tracks, sample music bites, add effects, and make recordings.

The top of the window is dominated by two digital turntables, which are distinguished by color: blue on the left and red on the right. Each one has the ability to cue, loop, adjust pitch, scratch, and shift (among other features). In the middle is the mixing console, where you can adjust the gain and master volume, as well as transition between the two tracks. Once the songs have been dragged and dropped into the console, a bar along the top displays the sound waves of each to help with visual mixing. There's also a video input option that lets you create montages to the music.

The stylish interface and high number of features score points, but learning how to use the program is a hit-or-miss proposition. To be perfectly honest, using it without mixing hardware (that is, just a mouse and keyboard) is a challenge, and not one we enjoyed, so we recommend hooking up a compatible USB controller. Also worth a look: the thorough online user guide.

Virtual DJ is free, fully featured, and well-laid-out. It's a useful option both for aspiring mixers and newbies.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 70 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 9
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1151 votes

    • 5 star 637
    • 4 star 311
    • 3 star 109
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 64
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4 stars

"the software is tooooooooooooo gud"

April 23, 2011  |  By ashu_kumar1456

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

the software is tooooooooooooo gud

Cons

the software is tooooooooooooo gud

Summary

the software is tooooooooooooo gud

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3 stars

"Great . Thnx !"

November 05, 2010  |  By ricochico6

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

i like thats its easy to use

Cons

maybe change the actual scratching sound

Summary

it is awesome !

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4 stars

"very good software."

January 27, 2010  |  By prime2datime

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

lets you experience 2 songs mixed with cool cues and sound effects.

Cons

difficult to find plug ins.

Summary

overall a very good dj software to practice.

Updated on Jul 20, 2011

someone else could be using this account.

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5 stars

"poloche52@hotmail.fr"

June 02, 2009  |  By poloche52

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

l'aventage il est bien mieu que les autres

Cons

j'aimerai mieux avoir le nouveau sauf quil faud payer la licences et je n'ai pas d'argent a metre la de dans

Summary



Updated on Jun 2, 2009

je n'ai pas compris votre question

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5 stars

"Simple but GREAT"

May 27, 2009  |  By aeco15

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

Can create music, mix it and make you dance in a party night! Easy to use. Even a small child can mix his own music with this software. It just occupies 15MB of the disk space.

Cons

None as in NONE

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4 stars

"this is a good product too have man im telling you this"

May 26, 2009  |  By 0001010

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

i love this cause its very nice and plus im learning how too use it on my cousins own man this is why im doin it my self too be very hard in it its good too practice when you could cause its make perfect this is a nice system too do man any one can

Cons

theres nothing i dont like about it cause this is my first time really gettin too do this stufff ya know soo i cant say what i dont like but it but i do know im gonna love doin it doe cause i like too dj all the time too be best at it and too do all

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1 stars

"terrible !!!!"

May 23, 2009  |  By susiekates08

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

i can't do anything with this product

Cons

too baddddddddddddddddd

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4 stars

"Simplicity"

May 13, 2009  |  By Tbnyce

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

Various Dj skins to use

Cons

Itunes has MP4, which did not load or play. Why?
I had a hard time trying to cue my music, while the other side was playing. Can I use headphones to find the right spot to start my cue?

Summary

I love music, andi like to mix music. So this product has alot of options to use. The more time used learning how use all the features the better you'll become with blending music. Overall this is a product I'll get to use at any type of function. So as it gets better updates. This software will pay for its self.

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5 stars

"The BEST DJ program EVER! Get it FREE then BUY it"

May 11, 2009  |  By FreedoMartina

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

It has everything a DJ could need: Easy to use screen setups, looping of song parts, tempo and key changes, sound effects and room for your own, add your own samples, smooth transitions and you can hook up a hardware mixer (Numark I-Cue is my choice)

Cons

20 day trial means just that: you get everything the program has to offer for FREE but then you have to buy it after 20 days. You will still have it on your computer if you don't but it won't work. Not such a bad con! Also some songs may stutter.

Summary

Overall, I have loved this product since finding it about 6 years ago. At that time, it was a crude and not-so-hot version that you couldn't get much out of other than your dance mixes and basic urban beat-to-beat mixes. Mostly, it has gotten MUCH better. Doesn't crash like it used to, and you have multiple screen choices. You can go to the Virtual DJ website and download other screens. You can also go online and upload your mixes as you do them live. I haven't yet but it appears to be a feature they encourage users to explore and use.

If you are looking for a reasonable mixing solution, this is one of the best I've ever seen and I have used Mix Meister, Final Scratch and a couple others. They are all fine but this one I had already gotten used to and love using it. No hype. I am an old school DJ who wouldn't give up their vinyl and then wouldn't give up their CDs-still have about 20 cases of 100 CDs in each so I am working on it!! You can take your time uploading your music to an external hard drive and then eventually, you will be able to do your thing. Don't be afraid of all the features. It can be mastered in a month of day to day use if you do it for an hour each time or more. It can be addictive though so watch out! :)

Looking forward to them making their own mixer platform. I suppose the ones they have are already really good in the market but still, I am always looking for the next big thing...cheers!

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5 stars

"Fun Easy to learn wish it lasted longer"

May 07, 2009  |  By jlaurokidd

 |  Version: Virtual DJ Software 5.2

Pros

I liked the turntable and all the functionality

Cons

expensive and only a 20-day trial

Summary

its simple customizable and a great DJ tool for pros or just to have fun at college like me

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.2
Version 5.2 includes new smart play, smart cue options, new interface, and new compatible controllers.
General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date July 29, 2008
Date Added July 29, 2008
Version 5.2
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Audio Production & Recording Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Vista, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 36.68MB
File Name install_virtualdj_pc_v8.0.2087.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,023,140
Downloads Last Week 125,766
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $299

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