• lynn williams

    Can some one please tell me on the mixed vibes external MIDI DJ controller i am conecting to a MAC book pro and then connecting straight into the AMP.
    Which out put is used to connect to the amp is it the the out put 3/4 red right white left or the output 1/2 right red left white.
    mant thanks lynn

  • L33nsta

    iTunes integration is the best part of Mixvibes. I can purchase and download a song on iTunes. One click on the refresh button and it refreshes my iTunes library and I can be playing that song. When it does a refresh it scans the entire iTunes library for any new files.

    This process of purchasing, downloading refreshing and adding to a player ready to play can happens for me in a minute.

    I promote to my clients I can play anything that is on iTunes if they have mobile phone reception at the venue.

  • http://twitter.com/ARhinds Adrian Hinds

    I think the most important comment is that they are listening to their customers and improving

  • Djfitty1

    Just purchased yesterday and they are now on version 2.4 with 4 decks. Set up was easy. I midi mapped my american audio 10mxr in about 15 mins. Coming from serato itch a few things that Cross is missing. Vertical wave form view, better iTunes intergration(still can’t play my songs from my iTunes playlist). Instant doubles by duplicating from the deck(they have it but from track list).
    I hooked my vci-300 mkii up to test scratch performance and its the same as itch!

    • djfitty1

      Wasted my money on cross. after purchasing and registering the software I still cant post on their forum for support its been 4 days and counting.

      • Djfitty

        All my issues have been resolved i can post on the forum and ITunes work perfectly now

  • http://www.facebook.com/brock.stallworth.1 Brock Dub C Stallworth

    i just brought the mixvibes cross dj package (its coming through the mail) and looking at it i thinking i made the right choice, reading the reviews here i must say its alright with me lol

  • Carlos

    I bought Mixvibes Cross because I wanted a DVS and I was on a budget. This software is amazing and 2 years later still dont want to upgrade. Very happy with it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BryonStout Bryon Stout

    I dunno man. I just cant use anything other than Traktor.

    Bryon
    http://www.deephouselounge.com

  • Patrick Vantroeyen

    Hi, I am UncleVibes, Mixvibes Community Manager.
    Thanks to DJ Techtools for this excellent review. You can read some comments also on Mixvibes forum. http://forum.mixvibes.com/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=26939

    Fabrice wrote :” Support@MixVibes le Jeu Fév 21, 2013 1:26 pm
    I’m pretty sure the homemade mapping for the Stanton DJC4 or the controler himself was what gave him issue with the locators and so.
    When a device (cd player/standalone/mixer) also have MIDI features, the MIDI part is not really the same unit, you switch to the MIDI mode (the other integrated device).
    Unfortunately, most of the time, this second unit is less polished than the main one and can have issue (even the almighty P does… ).
    Why ?
    Sometimes the MIDI part is not really from them, it’s a third party works or they don’t want to put too much money and effort into a ‘secondary’ features that will probably masked the main goal of the unit. So beware !”

    “I only have one user that asked how to map the Stanton DJC4, so I guess it must be the writer. #undercover”
    There is no debate in the company about 2 decks or 4 decks but a work around, Mixvibes betatesters received CrossDJ 2.4 yesterday which included 4 decks (it will be a free update). A new CrossDJ version written in 64 bits is also on beta…
    And more to come.
    I am sure I will have to thanks again DJ Techtools for their global excellent work!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427768273 Luis Garcia

    i used cross with a rme sound card and no probs at all

    . if you use a sLL box its plug and play all day

  • http://www.facebook.com/aris.papadakis2 Aristotle Papadakis

    I have been using Cross for the last month or so to test out the hid capabilities of the 2000 Nexus, and must say I have been pleasantly impressed. The software seems very stable apart from a couple of bugs which to be perfectly honest do not make my expectations of the professional quality of the software, any less than Serato or Traktor which both have bugs in it still. This software in a couple of updates time will be a major contender against the bigger boys and the price is very keen too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bestlegsdj Jorge Muniz

    from the looks of all the screen shots, this person really likes nu disco.

  • DjLiquitATL

    I love mixvibes… Only affordable DVS program when I was broke. I had issues with the music importing but they have since fixed it with cross. No software is perfect. Their support forum is pretty good too

    • djfourmoney

      Yep I just downloaded it to check it out with my RMX. VDJ upgrade from LE is $150 and Traktor is $99. I can’t afford that right now, Cross at $50 is perfect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/noelflava Noel Flava

    Mixvibes sounds great. I think I will pick up a version just to try the softwares ins and outs against traktor. Sometimes too many features can be an overload if not used properly, and can actually dull down a dj’s performance.

  • Anonymous

    Cross and CrossDJ are going to be the software to contend with. Although there are a few minor bugs and issues, and lots of features that can be added, the one thing that MixVibes does that all these other companies seems to not do is listen to their customers.

    Since I started using CrossDJ (7 months ago), it has had more feature implementations, fixes, and upgrades that the entire 4 years of traktor upgrades. I don’t even want to mention how many dollars I spend upgrading to Traktor Pro 2 through all the changes, when the upgrade to Cross 2.0 was free for 1.0 users. And how’s that resizable midi window in Traktor, after how long? I have had suggestions and bug fixes corrected within a minor revision number with Cross. Ohh, and in order to get all the new features in cross, I had to spend 0 dollars buying a new F1, or a new Machine mk2… or whatever other cool new toy NI wants you to buy that will only last 6 months before self destructing, and 3 after they introduce the next software upgrade that isn’t backwards compatible.

    You should have delved a little deeper in to the quantize function of the track decks and the sampler decks, cause it’s a selling point. Also, the fact that you can have infinite beatgrid markers, to essentially “Warp” tracks like in ableton, but without keeping them as a slave to a master tempo. This is great for transition tracks, because you can have the beginning of a track at 128, and the end at 74, unlike traktor. And, the algorithm that Cross uses to pitch tracks is probably the best in the industry with the exception of dedicated hardware like CDJ’s. Also, works with any sound card.

    Speaking of CDJ’s, anyone notice that the beat detection on Rekordbox is Fu$%*ng amazing? Guess what Cross has? And the browser of Rekordbox, essentially, that too. Smartplaylists, got em. Stability, unmatched.

    2 cents from a more than happy CrossDJ !

    • http://twitter.com/treefitty Markkus Rovito

      Hi Clayton, thanks for the great feedback.
      We always try to balance the digestibility of review with an exhaustive overview of every interesting feature, which can be quite a challenge when there is so much to talk about in this case.
      But you’re right that the quantizing and beatgrid features are especially cool in Cross. The beatgrid options are one of the most convincing upsides for me to use the software. Cheers!

  • polocorp

    Hi Markkus, nice review. Although I’d have to call CROSS professional. They developp Rekordbox for Pioneer too. What does that say about MixVibes, that they are providing the software for the DJ gear industry blue print ? In fact thousands of professional DJs are already using MixVibes technology through rekordbox. And some pretty big names for sure …

    Anyways, my 2 cents and my personnal experience is that for Pioneer-friendly DJs, CROSS is a really appealing software solution and definitely worth checking out. The interconnectivity between CROSS and Rekordbox is a big plus too… It allows to switch from home to club set-up without loosing any of the database metadata (loops, CUE points, etc..).That’s definitely a good thing for professional DJs who travel a lot and switch settings often ! peace

    • http://twitter.com/treefitty Markkus Rovito

      It’s true; it’s always precarious to say whether a product is “professional” or not. It’s even precarious to say whether a particular DJ or producer is “professional.” Like many of us, I earn some money from DJing and music, but it’s not my main income. Does that make me a pro, or is being a pro more about your level of professionalism, which you can have whether you get paid or not?

      For sure, Cross is going to appeal to and work for many pro DJs, and not for others. I hate to blanketly label it as one thing or the other. But looking at MixVibes’ trajectory of Cross development, it’s quickly becoming more and more pro-worthy. Given the company’s history of free updates for it’s users, it may be worth getting in on the ground floor now!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1427768273 Luis Garcia

    i have been using cross for a bit now and love it i have used it with a rme sound card before and felt like real vinyl for me

  • iwaiwa

    Great (in depth) review. Personally, I use MixVibes Cross DJ (vs. Traktor) now because it it very straight forward and reliable. I own Traktor Pro (using Traktor since 2006) and have the F1. But I (midi) mapped out the F1 for MixVibes Cross DJ. It’s great software, but I agree, having 4 full decks will help me because I switch a lot between different songs and segments (and need my upcoming songs/segments “cued up” ready). If anyone cannot afford Traktor or Serato, they should try MixVibes Cross. The straight-forwardness of the design and flexibility has helped me focus on the music. Multiple track collections and the Browser are great also. (“Smart Playlists” are also powerful when organizing tracks/playlists).

  • AP S

    Also worth noting that if you don’t need time code or HID , Mixvibes Cross DJ is just 39.99 euros / 49.99 USD. I myself bought a controller that had native Traktor support but did my own mapping and now play all my gigs with CrossDJ which I much rather prefer !

    • http://twitter.com/treefitty Markkus Rovito

      Excellent point, AP S. That could be a compelling price for the controllerist. Thanks.

      • AP S

        Also there’s a downloadable demo version on Mixvibes’ site for PC/MAC. That’s how they got me hooked. :P

  • w.u.

    Hi Sim. L

    I don’t agree with you. We can’t say this or this software is for PRO or Beginnner. It is not because Mixvibes missing one or two Traktor features it turns the software for benginner only. Traktor, Serato, Mixvibes are hopefully different in some of their features but are all designed for Djing. Mapping LED display and 4 decks control don’t make you a PRO DJs.

    If you are a 1 year user of MixVibes, you might notice you can find help on the user community forum for LED and mapping and also 4 deck control is on the way for a future update. Are you still considering the switch really ?

  • Sim.L

    I’ve used Mixvibes cross Dj for the past year or so. Its a great software, but for the style of music that i play, (tech-house, deep- house) its better to work with four deck allowing more creativity… I’ll probably switch to traktor. Also, i found that only one FX unit per track was not enough, and you can’t map the LED display on your controller… Cross DJ is better for the beginner djs or the mobile DJs that don’t require complicated mapping system.

    • http://twitter.com/protocollie TECH-STERMINATE

      you can get plenty creative on two decks, not sure what you’re getting at here. two decks is by no means an unprofessional setup.

      bear in mind that built in effects and all this stuff are fairly new. back in my day (uphill both ways) we had two turntables and an analogue mixer and we liked it.

      • Max X

        agreed. although i started with cdjs, it’s still the mastering of the art of mixing that is key to any good dj. each dj has their own unique creative style of mixing. i’ve played at clubs and bars for years (5+) with only 2 decks and it has been great. now running a NS6 w/ Serato Itch, but i don’t consider myself more professional than any 2-deck djs.