Mixxx free DJ software updated to v1.11

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The Mixxx free and open source DJ software for Windows, Mac and Linux has been updated to version 1.11.

Mixxx v1.11
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).

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Oscillicious updates BeatCleaver beat slicing tool to v1.2 + Open Source audio decoder library released in partnership with Mixxx

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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.

More information: Oscillicious / BeatCleaver

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Mixxx, free cross-platform DJ application updated to v1.9

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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!

Mixxx 1.9

Mixxx features

  • 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.
  • Simple automixing.
  • Shoutcast and Icecast broadcasting.

Mixxx is available as a free (open source) download for Windows, Mac and Linux.

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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!

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Mixxx v1.7.0 released

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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.
    • QtScript/JavaScript-based MIDI Scripting Environment – Script complex behaviour for your MIDI controller!
    • Added full support for the Stanton SCS.3d and SCS.1m on all platforms.
    • Hercules MK2 and RMX improvements
    • Added Mixman DM2 mappings for Linux and OS X.
  • Vinyl Control:
    • Scratching responsiveness improved, with needle-skip prevention option added.
    • Signal quality indicators added to vinyl control preferences.
    • Improved support for soundcards with multiple stereo inputs
  • Convenience features:
    • The default skin is now widescreen, and fits nicely on netbook sized screens.
    • Stereo master VU meter added.
    • Cue points are now saved in the library for each track, with “auto-recall” cue option added to preferences.
    • Support for more platforms: 64-Bit Windows and a Universal OS X package for 10.4+!
    • Over 100 bug fixes and more!

Mixxx is available as binaries for Windows, Mac and Linux, free of cost. The source code is available for download as well.

More information: Mixxx

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Mixxx v1.6.0 released

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