Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 04, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-day trial); $299.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    36.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    125,766
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in DJ Software

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

    4.3

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 9
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 1
  • 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 look of the product is of the best"

November 10, 2009  |  By chrismthabela

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

the product is of the best, i can load a track on the play list while one is playing, and the product allows me to let it mix songs automaticly. thats what i like with this product

Cons

yet theres nothing i dont like bout this product

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4 stars

"Great software. You can have it FOR FREE"

November 06, 2009  |  By howtogetfull

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

You do not have to spend lot of money for software licenses.
It's great to find a fully featured software that doesn't cost.
Visit our site and use full versions for free.

Cons

No problems found.

Summary

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4 stars

"how can i get this full version w/out trial"

October 29, 2009  |  By domingobhoy

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

its good and easy to use.

Cons

i think nothing

Summary

as i said easy to use

Updated on Oct 30, 2009

can i have download for 90 days only w/out trial this 6.0.1 virtual dj.

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5 stars

"sweet but i want the full one how do i get it help me"

October 12, 2009  |  By DJSquidy

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

the mixing

Cons

that it's a trial how do i get the full one???

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1 stars

"good nothing bad"

October 09, 2009  |  By grecelyn

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

nice and good

Cons

nothing im still observing

Summary

i want a product most quickier is good my dislike is too slow,.

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5 stars

"the best of which i am searching for"

October 04, 2009  |  By abhisekrout

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

smart software

Cons

smart software

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3 stars

"Fun but ouput quality lacks."

October 03, 2009  |  By MassiveChicken

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

Easy and fun mixing, with asio drivers and a good soundscard it works very well, no glitches what so ever.

Cons

The output lacks quality, it just don't sound very pleasing to the ears, bit lofi.

Summary

The output lacks quality, it just don't sound very pleasing to the ears, i guess thats the price to pay with this beatlock system, with my older soundcard it sounded even worse, u could here the music being cut and stitched together again, and on the stitch the sound was incomplete. But now i've got a good card with asio drivers and i don't hear that anymore but the output doesn't sound like the original mp3, sounds like its been through a cheap amplifier. Most of you maybe don't hear it but i'm sure people with good quality stuff hear the difference. Other than that its a fun program and i hope someday it would perfect with good sound. Traktor sounds way better but lacks in (easy) fun, because it hasn't got automated sync as far as i know.

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4 stars

"Its rated best and mixed well-good"

September 25, 2009  |  By kzeeflex

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

Because is good quality and flexible

Cons

Nothing if i don't like it i wouldn't ordered it

Summary

Well, it is good experience

Updated on Sep 25, 2009

good quality

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5 stars

"best dj software out there"

September 24, 2009  |  By dmc081

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

everything

Cons

none at all

Summary

i don't use it for pro use but it's well worth to buy i have the full version a must get

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5 stars

"ti is just gorgeous"

September 17, 2009  |  By tashizzle

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.1

Pros

the new cool skins, the spins loops

Cons

it makes computers to hang

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date June 02, 2009
Date Added June 04, 2009
Version 6.0.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
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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