Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 1149 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    81,055,287
  • Date Added:
    May 23, 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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.2

    out of 1149 votes

    • 5 star 635
    • 4 star 311
    • 3 star 109
    • 2 star 30
    • 1 star 64
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  • 5 stars

    "Great product, fast and easy"

    September 25, 2014   |   By DrakeThelin

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Nice layout

    Cons

    Nothing, its a great program!

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and easy download, easy to use."

    September 25, 2014   |   By DimarcoAarhus

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Very beautiful for me

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 5 stars

    "Great tool, no nagging appearance."

    September 23, 2014   |   By RazEkdahl

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Great tool, no nagging appearance.

    Cons

    Nothing is bad. I can only say so.

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  • 5 stars

    "Been using for long time now and no trouble at all."

    September 22, 2014   |   By ChestermanLabs

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Very beautiful for me

    Cons

    None that I found

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  • 5 stars

    "I'm a huge fan of this wondrous software."

    September 22, 2014   |   By kennyrJ4

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Works like magic. Trust it to give a beautiful experience.

    Cons

    I would be lying if I said it had any cons.

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  • 5 stars

    "For me, it is very suitable"

    September 21, 2014   |   By KansasHudson

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Tiny, powerful, easy to use.

    Cons

    Never any problems.

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  • 5 stars

    "Smooth working, effective."

    September 18, 2014   |   By BuenaventuraRings

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    My Old and Faithful (^_^)

    Cons

    No cons, quite happy with it.

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  • 5 stars

    "It's a pretty good product"

    September 15, 2014   |   By KaroRaad

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    Really happy with this program.

    Cons

    can fight other software

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  • 5 stars

    "It's free and top of the line."

    August 31, 2014   |   By FukuiRask

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    It's free and top of the line.

    Cons

    I do not have any problem with it

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  • 5 stars

    "Helpful and easy to use!!"

    August 26, 2014   |   By CarvelRunde

    Version: Virtual DJ 8.0

    Pros

    I enjoyed using this program.

    Cons

    No cons from what I can see.

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