DJ Mix Pro is an inexpensive mixing tool with some interesting features that make a DJ's job easy, like analyzing files for beats-per-minute (BPM) while playing (so you can match beats and build a playlist as you go) and headphone previews of edits.
Dual layout: Separate small windows for DJ Mix Pro's main interface and its Database are a radical departure from the usual gray-black tones and faux-mixing console look of most DJ tools. It's easy: Just select tunes in the Database to send or drag to a playlist, play as a jingle, mix with the next tune, and many other actions.
Advanced controls: Despite its clean look, DJ Mix Pro has a pop-up equalizer and song info windows and expandable advanced controls.
Beat-sensing: DJ Mix Pro's built-in Beatlock Technology detects and displays BPM of songs for the easiest possible matching. Beatlock options include tempo adjustment, upper and lower bounds, and song history retention.
Not a studio console: While DJ Mix Pro is useful on its own, it's not a substitute for a full mixing suite with sliders, scratch pads, effects, and simulated turntable decks.
DJ Mix Pro stands apart from the crowded field of beat-mixing wares, and not just in looks but functionality. Many DJ tools offer more bells and whistles, but DJ Mix Pro's basic layout and features won't let you down when it's loud, dark, and crowded.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of DJ Mix Pro 3.0 build 78.5.