Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1148 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 22, 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

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    • 3 star 109
    • 2 star 30
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4 stars

"Ricardo Montagna"

December 27, 2009  |  By ricardomontagna

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.5

Pros

quality and tech

Cons

dificulty instalation

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5 stars

"its great but iwant ful version download for free"

December 26, 2009  |  By pravin_47000

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.5

Pros

the way it mixes and gets fit with beats

Cons

easy to use

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4 stars

"$$$$ Pricey"

December 23, 2009  |  By Firehorse1955

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.5

Pros

The features witin itself is impressive very easy to operate the sound quality is also considered to be execellent.

Cons

I don't have much to complain about.

Summary

I'm not in the professional DJ business therefore the price posted on the software would of certainly strecthed by wallet. Of course i would of loved to have this added to my collection of software. If you enjoy having many functionality to a music mixing board i strongly recommend you give this application a try. I did.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.5
Version 6.0.5 improves the video engine and fixes some small bugs.
General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date December 20, 2009
Date Added December 22, 2009
Version 6.0.5
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 98
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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