The Mixxx free and open source DJ software for Windows, Mac and Linux has been updated to version 1.11.
Mixxx has everything you need to start making DJ mixes in a tight, integrated package. Whether you’re DJing your next house party, spinning at a club, or broadcasting as a radio DJ, Mixxx has what you need to do it right.
After over a year of work by the team, Mixxx 1.11.0 adds several exciting new features including 3-band colored waveforms, a completely new and high-accuracy beat detector, HID controller support, a session history feature, a new beatloop-roll effect, a library preview deck, point-and-click MIDI mapping, advanced search, and much more!
An overview of what’s new in Mixxx v1.11 can be found here. A detailed list of changes is available at the Mixxx blog.
Mixxx is available to download for Windows, Mac and Linux, as well as source code (GPL v2).
Oscillicious has released version 1.2 of BeatCleaver, a major update of the beat slicing tool for Windows and Mac.
New features include support for MP3 and AAC formats, fluid zoom, and slicing by fixed tempo. An open source library that powers BeatCleaver is now freely available.
BeatCleaver 1.2 demonstration
BeatCleaver is a beat slicing tool for sampling from drum loops, recordings, and songs. Aimed at hip hop and electronic artists, its intuitive design and fluid user interface create a fast, frustration‐free workflow. One‐click slice templates and quick export help artists spend less time editing and more time writing music.
With new support for MP3 and AAC formats, sampling from existing songs and recordings has never been easier. DJs can now easily save loops from songs to use with sampler decks and artists can cut samples for remixes and mashups. The new Advanced Slicing menu facilitates slicing audio by fixed bars or beats, perfect for chopping multi‐track exports for live resequencing.
libaudiodecoder is a new cross‐platform compressed audio decoder library developed in partnership with Mixxx, the free DJ software. This library allows developers to avoid technical and legal issues with certain codecs by wrapping the native audio decoders provided by Windows and Mac OS X. BeatCleaver now ships with libaudiodecoder for enhanced audio format support.
BeatCleaver 1.2 is available to purchase for $15 USD / 13 EUR / £10 GBP. libaudiodecoder is available under an open source MIT license permitting commercial use.
The Mixxx development team has announced the release of Mixxx 1.9.0, an open source DJ software for Windows, Mac & Linux.
The Mixxx 1.9.0 adds several major new features including Shoutcast support, direct deck outputs for external mixers, and ReplayGain normalization. We’ve also added many enhancements to the library, a revamped default skin, and more!
Advanced database-powered library.
iTunes library access.
Support for over a dozen DJ MIDI controllers.
Precision pitch/speed adjust, crossfader, channel faders, and high fidelity DJ equalizers.
BPM detection with auto sync.
Headphone cueing with any external USB soundcard.
Key-lock for adjusting the speed without changing the pitch.
ReplayGain volume normalization.
Supports MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, and WAV playback.
Crates and playlists.
Shoutcast and Icecast broadcasting.
Mixxx is available as a free (open source) download for Windows, Mac and Linux.
The Mixxx team has announced the final release of Mixxx 1.7.0, the open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes.
The result of countless contributions from developers all over the globe, Mixxx 1.7.0 features an overhauled MIDI mapping system with advanced scripting capabilities, improvements to vinyl control, and many other tweaks and optimizations.
Our brand new MIDI scripting engine allows both users and developers to easily add complex behaviour to their MIDI devices. Whether you’re looking to get more out of your existing controller or want to take full advantage of cutting edge hardware, our 1.7.0 release won’t disappoint you. If you’d like more information on MIDI scripting, please see our documentation.
Changes in Mixxx v1.7.0
Improved MIDI device support:
MIDI learning wizard
MIDI mapping editor
Upgraded, faster mapping system
MIDI output now fully supported on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
Adam Davison and Albert Santoni have released version 1.6.0 of Mixxx, a free, open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to perform live mixes.
Mixxx v1.6.0 on Linux
From the development blog:
Mixxx 1.6.0 represents over a year’s worth of hard work from our growing development team. The development of 1.6.0 was been driven by continuous feedback from our users, the bulk of which began in May 2007 with our popular user survey. Since then, we’ve taken the features that people wanted the most and focused every effort on developing them. Needless to say, 1.6.0 is light-years ahead of 1.5.0, and our community’s continued appreciation for Mixxx has served as a strong motivator for us throughout its development.
Mixxx is available for Windows, Mac and Linux as open source freeware. Check the changelog to see what’s new since v1.5.0.