Technology advances incredibly quickly. The easiest, most convenient, cost-effective and flexible method to keep up as a DJ is to use a powerful computer. You’ll also need an excellent piece of software. Read on to find out about The 5 Best digital DJ Software Options for Beginner DJs getting started.
The market is flooded with different kinds of software that allows you to mix with the help of up to four decks. This article outlines the best of the bunch.
1. Magix Digital DJ
Magix Digital DJ(see featured image above)is not the most powerful software on the market, but it offers the most commonly used functions at an affordable price.
It includes 2 deck mixing, looper, support for MIDI controllers and X/Y pad effects.
2. PCDJ Dex
Dex 2 features mixer effects, EQs, integrated video mixing and a karaoke support. It’s an incredibly reliable and flexible option for DJs.
It packs four virtual decks with beat synchronization and the capability to key match. It supports a large variety of MIDI controllers and if you’re not sold yet, then go to the website to download a trial version.
3. Algoriddim Djay Pro
Djay Pro is available on many mobile devices and is supported by iOS and Android. In the past few months, an update was released and now Apple Watches are also supported. The 64-bit software is created for Mac computers and it is perfectly optimized for Retina displays.
You can mix both audio and video and the software support 4-deck mixings. It also features turntable and waveform views. There are loads of effects, auto-mixing and advanced options for DJing. Oh, we almost forgot that a sampler is included too.
If you have a premium account on Spotify you can mix using their tracks and with your iTunes library. The software also supports up to 50 MIDI controllers.
This is a great version for Mac users and if you haven’t decided yet, you can try their demo version now!
4. Mixvibes Cross
Mixvibes Cross is a software package created by the French developer Mixvibes. It features a customizable interface with four decks, eight cue points, 14 unique effects and two eight-slot samplers.
You can upload your music library from Pioneer Rekordbox and the software also supports digital vinyl systems and a wide range of controllers - more than 80 to be precise.
It also features SoundCloud integration and an awesome iOS remote control application, which can be used for different purposes.
5. Virtual DJ Pro
Virtual DJ is available on both PC and MAC and costs $299 for the professional version. It is one of the most expensive software options available for DJing, but it is well worth it.
It has a great flexibility, giving you the chance to run up to 99 virtual decks. It can be run in partnership with different DAWs, which is really a great feature.
The latest version includes a Sandbox feature, which means that you can preview a mix privately. Other new features are the enhanced sampler and the updated audio engine.
There are free versions available that do the job and if you like the application you can subscribe for $19 a month.