Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1150 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    81,055,287
  • Date Added:
    April 19, 2010
  • File Size:
    36.2MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    95,355
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

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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  • Current Version

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5 stars

"Outstanding"

October 22, 2014  |  By AirMin

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 8 8.0.2003

Pros

So good, I created and account to say how good this software is! It's exactly what I need, easy enough to learn by yourself, flexible enough to be useful whether you're a beginner or an old pro. I love all the features, but I especially love that they left spaces open for users to create their own buttons, instead of filling the space with worthless commands I'll never use. This is fantastic and free, you've got nothing to lose from trying it.

Cons

This stuff is fantastic, though a little intimidating at first, as soon as you get the hang of it, you'll never stop enjoying it!

Summary

This software is excellent, I highly recommend it!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0.8
Version 6.0.8 extends the list of natively supported controllers, and improve support for motorized wheel controllers.
General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date April 18, 2010
Date Added April 19, 2010
Version 6.0.8
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.2MB
File Name install_virtualdj_pc_v8.0.2003.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 81,055,287
Downloads Last Week 95,355
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 20-day trial
Price $299

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