Virtual DJ is fully featured interface for aspiring mixers and DJs. Itâ€™s way more than just a toy for amateurs, with this one you get your creative juices flowing.
The full version is downloadable but paid for. The Free Home version includes nearly all the features of VirtualDJ Pro, with only a few limitations. Itâ€™s all you need if composing from your computer. You only need the full version to use any additional DJ hardware (mixer, turntable, DJ controller or video projector) in a club.
So if the free version is all you need get ready to create.
Virtual DJ is laid out more or less like a real deal. At the top of the window youâ€™ll see two digital turntables, one blue on the left and one red on the right. Each one has the ability to cue, loop, adjust pitch, scratch and more. In the middle of the screen is the mixing console for volume and transitions.
That all sounds easy but to get your tunes smooth and put in those nuances that make a good track great, there are a lot of options and most of them are not easy to follow. The good news is that there is a thorough Users Guide available so you can master the craft.
Despite this or even because of the complex mixer console, the Virtual DJ is likely to be a great tool for those new to mixing as it reflects reality. Itâ€™s way more than just a toy! Learning through trial and error was fun, frustrating and illuminating â€“ I thought music producers had it easier.
- Written by JR Kelly
- Published on June 6, 2012