Mixxx 1.8.0, free DJ software updated

Mixxx, the free, open source software for performing live DJ mixes, was updated to version 1.8.0.

Developed by a diverse community of DJs, Mixxx is a complete replacement for a conventional “turntables and mixer” DJ setup, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Mixxx (Deere skin)
“Deere” skin, new in Mixxx 1.8.0

Changes since Mixxx v1.7.2

  • Looping
    • Loop-in, Loop-out, and Reloop/Exit buttons added to our main skins.
    • Loop point indicators on main waveforms and waveform summary displays.
  • Hot cues
    • Most of our skins gained 4 hot cue buttons, and Mixxx now internally supports up to 32 hot cues per deck.
  • A brand new database-powered library, with:
    • iTunes library and playlists access (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Rhythmbox library and playlists access (Linux)
    • A brand new, faster library scanner
    • Crates!
    • A simple Auto DJ mode, which crossfades to the next track in the Auto DJ queue.
    • Analyze view, which allows you to run bulk BPM detection on your songs
    • Featured Artists bundle (Windows and Mac OS X)
    • Revamped Song Properties dialog
    • Re-arrangeable, hide-able columns
  • Tons of new artwork:
    • New Deere, Shade, Phoney, and LateNight skins
    • Better descriptions in tooltips and snazzy new look
  • MIDI
    • New PortMidi-based MIDI device backend, supports using multiple devices at once
    • Timers in the MIDI scripting engine
    • New MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control e2
      • DJ TechTools MIDI Fighter
      • Reloop Digital Jockey2
    • Updated MIDI mappings:
      • Hercules DJ Control MP3, RMX, MK2
      • Stanton SCS.3d, SCS.3m
      • M-Audio Xponent
      • Behringer BCD3000
      • Vestax VCI-100
      • MixMan DM2
  • Other stuff:
    • A massive rewrite of our internal mixing engine
    • More intelligent disk access to help optimize audio latency
    • Optimized waveform rendering at 30 fps
    • Ramping pitch-bend option, smoothly applies temporary pitch adjustment for nudging
    • Import comment tags from MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC/WAV metadata.
    • New library and preferences icons
    • Improvements to UTF-8 handling
  • Over 50 bug fixes and more!

More information: Mixxx

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Image-Line updates Deckadance to v1.72

Image-Line Deckadance

Image-Line has released version 1.72 of Deckadance, a virtual DJ application for Windows and Mac.

Changes since v1.70

  • Added support for Dj-Tech Pocket Dj.
  • Added support for Dj-Tech uSolo Fx.
  • Modified midi mapping for jogs in Hercules Dj Console MK2/MP3 models.
  • Tag reading support for flac, m4a, wma and ogg.
  • Auto crossfader buttons jumps to next song in automix mode.
  • Added auto-detection of midi controllers.
  • Added “Deck Transport Reverse” via keyboard shortcuts and/or midi learn:
    • DECK A->Transport Reverse: “ctrl+b”
    • DECK B->Transport Reverse: “ctrl+n”
  • Added “Key Lock” and “Key Tuning” commands to the midi learn list.
  • Added support for Hercules DJ Control MP3 E2.
  • Added support for Synq DMC-100.
  • Added support for iCON i-DJ.
  • Improved Setup page.
  • Improved Tooltips display.
  • Improved scrollbars look.
  • Fix VST routing in external mode.

Deckadance Club Edition (with full functionality) is available to purchase for $179 USD, Deckadance House Edition (excludes the timecoded vinyl/CDJ transport control functions) is $99 USD. New Image-Line customers buy with 10% discount.

More information: Deckadance

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Image-Line Deckadance, DJ mixing application updated to v1.7

Image-Line Deckadance

Image-Line has released version 1.7 of Deckadance, a DJ mixing software for Windows and Mac.

Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works as a standalone program OR as a VSTi plugin inside your favourite host.

Control Deckadance using your mouse, keyboard, midi controller, timecoded vinyl and/or CD system. No other DJ software supports more control formats and is as committed to 3rd party controller support as Deckadance.

Changes in Deckadance v1.7

  • More audio formats supported: mp3, flac, m4a (iTunes), wma, wav, aiff & ogg.
  • Auto-detection of MIDI controllers providing custom integration.
  • In addition to the many controllers already supported, 1.7 adds:
    • Hercules DJ Control MP3 E2
    • Synq DMC-100
    • iCON i-DJ American Audio DP2
    • Dj-Tech DjForAll
  • New multi-language help system: ENG, FRA, GER, ITA, NED and SPA.
  • New dialog box for batch analysis of files in directories.
  • New Image-Line GrossBeat (time-based audio manipulation effect) comparability.

Deckadance 1.7 is available to purchase in two editions: Deckadance Club Edition for $179 USD, and Deckadance House Edition for $99 USD (excludes the timecoded vinyl/CDJ transport control functions). New Image-Line customers get 10% discount on their first order from the Image-Line Online Shop with this link.

More information: Deckadance

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