Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.8
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 19, 2010
  • 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

    4.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
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  • All Versions

    4.2

    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

"Unbelievably Awesome Download!"

May 18, 2010  |  By jason113075

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.8

Pros

Makes a garage band or bedroom dj feel like a Pro! Blend 2pac & Frank Sinatra so easy, you'll have Grandpa and your drug-dealer rockin' out to the same jam! Seriously folks, I think a chimp could get the ladies on the dance-floor w/ this program.

Cons

20 days for a $300 program? My buddy who has the full disk dj's at a local club & swears by it. If you have a slower comp. some limitations to how many things you can do at once i.e. using voice cancellation while changing the tempo w/ 'key lock' on.

Summary

Bottom-line? It's free and it kicks-ass. I've been using this program for over 2 years and have always wanted to write my thoughts on this great product. A definite down load. Agree w/ me? Want to learn how to get this product for more than 20 days for free? Drop me a line, I don't want to write anything on here for fear of them fixing the loop hole.
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5 stars

"Awesome, catchy!"

May 14, 2010  |  By Akshay_Bhargava

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.8

Pros

Best feature, nice look!

Cons

No need to write anything here!

Summary

Don't think too much.. just download it!

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4 stars

"Worth A Try"

April 26, 2010  |  By Diamondz_R4_Ever

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.8

Pros

It was a good program. My expectations were higher but over all i liked it. The interface was easy and understandable and the features were varied.

Cons

Not enough variety for certain parts

Summary

In the end i was overall pleased with this. The trial is good because either you will really like this or you will really hate it.

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5 stars

""Best DJ Software Forever""

April 21, 2010  |  By Geri-G

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.0.8

Pros

I like Plugins, Samples, Skins, Turntables etc. It is the best DJ Software!

Cons

No thing to dislike

Summary

I Like it because you can do what you want with a song with Virtual DJ!

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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 XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
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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