Virtual DJ

Virtual DJ

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    82,023,140
  • Date Added:
    May 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • 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

    4.2

    out of 15 votes

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4 stars

"Terrific gift for a DJ"

June 13, 2011  |  By tolecnal

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

It does the switch over and the other DJ moves like a pro

Cons

none that I am aware of

Summary

A great app

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4 stars

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June 13, 2011  |  By 450yfz

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

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Cons

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Summary

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2 stars

"Too complicated with poor help files."

June 12, 2011  |  By BillBullock

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

cannot think of any.

Cons

Not for everyone.

Summary

Too complex.

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4 stars

"Fun tool for the novice."

June 06, 2011  |  By august829

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

Very clever and realistic!

Cons

Haven't had a chance to try all of the features.

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5 stars

""Very Good.""

June 05, 2011  |  By alganyhany

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

"Einfache Bedienung"

Cons

Very Goodness

Summary

Very Goodness

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5 stars

"This is a fantastic and easy to use piece of software."

June 02, 2011  |  By snuff55

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

once installed Virtual DJ gathers all your music files/folders and puts them all together in an easy accessible place so you can get your hands on any tune you want in a very short space of time.Its also easy to use and understand, and simple as well

Cons

the only one thing that i can see is, when your mixing all the tunes you want to mix together they all have to be played at the same speed which takes a bit of getting used to.

Summary

On the whole i think this is an ingenious piece of DJ equipment that has a lot of potential to attract music loving people into basically having a go themselves and having alot of fun in doing so. Thank you Atomix on a really enjoyable worthwhile piece of Dee Jaying software.

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5 stars

"this is good for me, thanks"

June 01, 2011  |  By freak_dj

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

this is good for me, thanks

Cons

this is good for me, thanks

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5 stars

"superb dj software"

May 31, 2011  |  By viviencaloy

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

Nice interface, amazing features, mixing capabilities, and you can record to mp3 your favorite tracks.

Cons

None.......

Summary

I love music thats why this is my toy.

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4 stars

"Awesome software for listening to music"

May 30, 2011  |  By Gigafide

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

It's free, you can edit your music, you can mix music, does not require any audio plugin or enhancer to amplify its sound, you can loop your music.

Cons

It does not allow us to save our created music mix

Summary

So it comes to this, that the software allows you to create remixes of your choice but does not allows to save the music, so its not very helpful for creating and publishing your own music.But its the best software for hearing your creation live.

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4 stars

"easy mixing quikly."

May 27, 2011  |  By dricey

 |  Version: Virtual DJ 7.0.4

Pros

like the easy fadeing and pulls up songs instantly.

Cons

nice effects

Summary

great for that next all weak weakend.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.4
Version 7.0.4 adds new controllers to the native list.
General
Publisher Atomix Productions
Publisher web site http://www.virtualdj.com/
Release Date May 05, 2011
Date Added May 11, 2011
Version 7.0.4
Category
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory DJ Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 98, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
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
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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