What are you talking about…
Virtual DJ is an application that puts you in charge of a digital mixing desk, everything in front of your computer.
If you've always wanted to know what it's like to be a DJ, this is a very interesting virtual alternative that features several advanced features.
Like a traditional table, you can put two tracks to play, one on each side, and mix with the two or smoothly switch playback. You can, for example, use a headset to listen to one side of the desk while the music on the other side is ringing in the speakers. Use the advanced tools to create samples and play other track details.
DJ in front of the PC
The main function of Virtual DJ is to allow you to perform all the main functions of a remix table, without having to have a real one. It has several interesting aspects to play with, including even two virtual vinyls that allow you to perform scratch - that sound by turning the discs back and forth, making the "scratch".
If you know some famous media players, such as Windows Media Player or Winamp, you will not find it difficult to make use of Virtual DJ. His most basic tools are easy to use, and it takes a few minutes to play the program to start the first mix.
Easily manage added songs
As a way to allow easy use of all available resources, the program has a handy file browser that allows you to quickly access all the folders on your computer, simulating iTunes. You can import everything you need into this program and use it to compose the playlists that will be played.
Clicking on any folder displays a list of all the compatible files in it, and simply clicks a track to display it on a system similar to Cover Flow in iTunes. Next to the file, the number of beats per minute of the sound is displayed, which allows you to better determine the sequence of the songs played and which can be played at the same time.
Stir in everything that comes in front of you!
There is no better way to learn how to use this software than to tinker with every button, bar, tab, and every location where something is written. Let the songs play while you do this and check out what happens by identifying dozens of interesting possibilities with the program.
You can even deal with two songs at the same time, which is essential to liven up parties. This way, you switch between the end of one and the beginning of another in different players, without the sound stops for that. There are also special effects to apply on the tracks, as well as the possibility of recording your mixes.
Our opinion about Virtual DJ
Virtual DJ is an incredible program for those who want to venture into the music world and learn a little more about this interesting craft. It accurately simulates a professional mixing console and has advanced features, although it is not so simple to tinker with all its functions if you do not know much about DJ techniques.
Complete but unintuitive interface
If you've never seen a mixing console before and you do not know any of the tools that exist on such a device, it can be difficult to use all the functions of Virtual DJ. It is very complete and has buttons organized laterally, but it has a basic problem: there are many options and you can end up lost!
There is no tutorial or even a lot of explanation for the commands: you need to look for this externally before using this application if you really want to have professional results. This does not prevent users from fucking at everything to figure out the functions, but it is far more user friendly for anyone who has ever had contact with DJ tools before.
The tools of Virtual DJ are good, for anyone to put defect. It features two-sided playback, lets you create and store samples on special buttons, has multiple audio editing functions, and allows you to edit two tracks in real time to make a live mix. This requires a lot of technique and knowledge, but it gives you the tools you need.
This program can be used both for a party with friends and to create personalized tracks with a professional production! It does not even compare to a real desktop, but because it's a computer app and virtual simulators, passes the quality test and achieves results that do not distort the sound and allow you to train your DJ skills out there!
Pro & Cons
- Ease of use of the tracks
- It is possible to use two players simultaneously
- Features special effects from real tables to apply to songs
- Creator of samples and mixes
- Professional-quality tools
- Unfriendly interface for laypeople