Thursday, August 13, 2009

Day 224: Free Open Source DJ software.

Ok, this is something I had been thinking about for a while now. With the likes of Traktor and Serato having been established for some time now, and various tin pot imitators, why hasn't the open source community got on this.

Also, recently I seem to be seeing more and more articles about Linux audio set ups, and GNU studio software etc. I don't think it's come of age yet, but it's encouraging that it's making progress.

However, it seems 'they' had been working on it all along. I present you Mixxx. Actual proper open source DJ software. What's more it works with your existing DVS hardware if you already have Serato for example, you can use your pitch vinyls right off the bat.

I've only had a quick play, and without and pitch vinyl, it takes a bit of getting used to, but so far I like.

There doesn't seem to be too much fuss in the way of effects and features etc at the moment, but it's got everything you need, pitch, eq, and even a phaser.

I think this is one to watch, and also excellent for people who want to experiment with digital DJing, without having to pay out loads of money.

More details on the official web here...

The mixxx site was down at time of writing, but the software can be nabbed here. Check out googles cached version of their site if you wanna read the info.




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