Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.6 New Year Edition
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 27, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (20-day trial); $299.00 to buy (Buy it now)
  • 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

    4.7

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 3
    • 3 star 0
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    out of 1148 votes

    • 5 star 634
    • 4 star 311
    • 3 star 109
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 64
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5 stars

"the best of the best"

March 10, 2010  |  By dmc081

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

a must get and easy to use pro stage software

Cons

wish it had better and or more sound effects addons

Summary

get it!!!

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5 stars

"Does all I ask and more!"

February 20, 2010  |  By talk2dave

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

Ease of use and great features.

Cons

Still having trouble adding some of my stuff to the player

Summary

Great product

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4 stars

"I like it, it really suit my style"

February 17, 2010  |  By Agyengo2

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

1. Clone 2. video mixing 3. scratch 4. Effects music 5. Appearance 6. Beat matching
7. DVD rip 8. Vinyl rip 9. looping And 10 Skin

Cons

It doesn't have Beat Extract to play instrumental from a music and I think one skin when I activate it doesn't play well

Summary

All I can say is I Just like this software because I was using some other software but when I used this one I put away my old one.

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5 stars

"Excellent Piece Of Software"

February 14, 2010  |  By spaceladder

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

Great interface and plenty of skins to choose from.

Cons

The price is way to expensive

Summary

Great product but to expensive for me.

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5 stars

"BEST FOR SEARCHING SONGS IN PARTICULAR FOLDER"

February 12, 2010  |  By HARJITSINGH143

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

VERY GOOD BUT TOO EXPENSIVE

Cons

VERY EXPENSIVE
I ALWAYS HAV TO RENEW MY WINDOW TO USE IT

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5 stars

"its cool, and i like music i became a dj mixer"

February 04, 2010  |  By cyronpench

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

i like music, like dj mix

Cons

nothing i like this very cool product

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5 stars

"very good software for entertainment"

January 13, 2010  |  By nurwijaya asmara

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

as if i am a real DJ. very easy to choose what song we want to hear. exciting.

Cons

the price ....expensive

Summary

This is an advanced technology that we can play like a real DJ and nothing to dislike....but the expensive price is one thing......

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4 stars

"Awsome but only last for 30 days, I'd buy it"

January 05, 2010  |  By geekyboyz

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

fast, cool looking, can start for noob instantly, simple.

Cons

lots of graphics for REALLY slow computers, other wise you should be good

Summary

download the free tryout, but if you are serios about DJing BUT IT

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4 stars

"es un programa facinante"

December 28, 2009  |  By chaca1977

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.6 New Year Edition

Pros

es mui facil de usar

Cons

soi un exelente dj con esto

Summary

es facil de instalar y no cuesta nada

Updated on Dec 28, 2009

es una perfecta forma de ahorro gracias

Updated on Dec 28, 2009

lo mejor q hay

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.6 New Year Edition
In anticipation of the forthcoming New Year parties, version 6.0.6 New Year Edition specially unlocks all the online features that are normally not available in the demo version, such as MusicGroups (get live advices on what to play next, based on feedbacks from millions of other DJs), NetSearch (find and stream any music or video available on the Internet directly from within VirtualDJ).
General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date December 27, 2009
Date Added December 27, 2009
Version 6.0.6 New Year Edition
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Me, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT, 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
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $299

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