Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    May 23, 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

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

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    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
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    out of 1148 votes

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    • 3 star 109
    • 2 star 30
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5 stars

"99999999999999"

August 10, 2010  |  By appvjx12010

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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5 stars

"One of the best and easy to use dj programs out there"

August 07, 2010  |  By Chava915

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

Simple drag and drop song queing. Great for beginners and advanced users.

Cons

Costs a nut and a half! Trying to use the mouse to control everything can get tedious

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5 stars

"Virtual DJ sums it up nicely!"

August 04, 2010  |  By Toymit

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

The layout is pretty much what any DJ setup would look like so it makes it DJ friendly and even noobs can use at the spin of a track.Alot better than carrying around crates of records.

Cons

Wish it had better video transition effects but that could be remedied easily.

Summary

Its all good.As a former vinyl DJ,it was easy for me to make the transition to Virtual DJ given my lack of computer skills when making the transition.The program is good and even better with the controller/mixer.

I havent tried any other program but my mate has Serato Scratch,and this program is right up there with Serato as the two are similar and probably the two big players when it comes to Virtual DJing.

Hope this helps other aspiring DJ who have yet to make the switch.

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5 stars

"The best program for mixing music"

July 28, 2010  |  By fixsmb

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

Cool skins, many options

Cons

Only five effects.

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5 stars

"i like bicose is good thanks and i love is nice"

July 27, 2010  |  By germyooz

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

i like bicose is good thanks

Cons

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ok is very good ok thanks

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4 stars

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July 26, 2010  |  By ivan479

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"This is a great peice of work."

July 24, 2010  |  By yofitw

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

Everything, good mixing the limitations r up to u

Cons

It does needs more effect , but if u get the program u can add your own i think. The price is too steep, but other than than its great

Summary

bottom line good buy for what u need to do , i just wish they had a free version.
Good job

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4 stars

"virtual dj awesome"

July 02, 2010  |  By Kamal_Hanafi

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

satifaction entertainment

Cons

to many buttons to handle...

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3 stars

"good but u need the actual dj hardware"

May 24, 2010  |  By dmc081

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 6.1

Pros

everything

Cons

needs more sound effects

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1
Version 6.1 connects with a new catalog of more than 8 million songs accessible directly from VirtualDJ.
General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date May 19, 2010
Date Added May 23, 2010
Version 6.1
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
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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