Serato recently introduced a new plug-in, Pitch N' Time, that claims to be the best DJ keylock algorithm on the market. Want to slow down a track 40% and keep it in key? It takes a powerful engine to make that happen. Today we investigate how well keylock works in three softwares - read more inside and listen for yourself.
Harmonic mixing has become an integral part of a lot of digital DJs arsenals, reflected by the presence of key detection algorithms in a variety of softwares. We last stood just three entrants against each other in a harmonic showdown in 2012, but this year we've got 12 different algorithms competing in our key detection comparison. How does Traktor Pro fare versus Traktor DJ? Is Rekordbox reliable? Is the new Mixed In Key worth an upgrade?
Atomix Productions is rolling out a brand new update of their VirtualDJ software this afternoon, version 7.4. The software has a number of minor updates – but the big win for users is a brand new cloud-based content streaming service wrapped into VDJ for professional DJs, dubbed ContentUnlimited. The service allows users to stream an unlimited […]
As the little $20 DJ software that could, Algoriddim Djay has been stepping up its hardware support game. Two compact new controllers — Vestax Spin 2 and Pioneer DDJ-WeGo — natively support Djay with a sub-$350 price tag and then divert from there. The Spin 2 directly connects to iPad and iPhone, but only for […]
As much as every fan of Atomix Productions’ Virtual DJ software is waiting with baited breath for the day when VDJ8 is released (it’s in private beta now), it still would seem that there’s a bit of a crunch to go before the new version is ready. But Atomix continues to crank out new version […]
Over at Atomix Productions the development team continues to work on the long-awaited release of Virtual DJ 8, a complete rewrite of the popular DJ software – but to tide over its users, they’ve released an update to the software with a few popularly requested features. The biggest change is the introduction of colored waveforms […]
With all due respect, one of our first reactions to the Stanton DJC.4 was one of surprise. Here’s a 4-deck controller with a 4-channel soundcard that looks solidly built and has many vital features well packed into a small surface, all for about $350. Of course, that’s without answering any of the key questions about […]
Straight off the Musikmesse 2012 floor is Reloop’s new Beatmix controller. While we’ve seen tons of controllers ship with an included version of Virtual DJ, Reloop is claiming that this will be one of the first controllers on the market designed specifically with VDJ in mind. The two-channel controller keeps it simple with minimal bells […]