DJ SOFTWARE


VirtualDJ 8.2 is released

Atomix Productions is proud to announce a new version of its flagship software VirtualDJ, which brings many important improvements and new features:

In an era where DJ hardware is moving more and more toward a better synergy with DJ software, we redesigned VirtualDJ to be more controller-centric.
As such, the new pad section will fit right at home on most modern controllers, but at the same time brings a versatility and easiness that is the trademark of VirtualDJ.

The audio engine has been improved, and we managed to perfect even more our already top-of-the-line BPM analysis algorithm.
And our acclaimed video engine also saw some significant performance boost with a smarter use of hardware acceleration.

The connected aspect has not been forgotten, with some brand new features like Ask.The.DJ

And of course, the overall stability has been maintained to rock-solid level, with the lowest crash ratio in the industry.

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VirtualDJ 8.1 Release

Atomix Productions is announcing the imminent release of VirtualDJ 8.1 : the most used and most stable DJ software is becoming more robust than ever and adds Shazam integration, collaborative CloudLists, and GeniusDJ, to its set of features.


Any DJ knows that the most important feature of any DJ software is actually never crashing. A one-minute software crash when mixing can ruin the whole night. The VirtualDJ developers have spent the past 15 months relentlessly fixing every single bug, even if there was only a single occurrence reported out of millions of users. The latest build of VirtualDJ 8.0 already was the most stable of DJ software, as independent research has proven *, VirtualDJ 8.1 should now be the indisputable stability standard, at a time when competitors are rushing their software developments to catch up with VirtualDJ’s leading feature set, compromising on their own stability.

The other good news is that VirtualDJ has been staying true to its mantra since 1996, revolutionizing the digital DJ’ing world by always introducing new features. So, with better than ever stability and the most complete feature set, also comes :

  • Shazam integration : VirtualDJ now integrates with Shazam. Shazamed a song lately ? You’ll find it in your Shazam folder directly in VirtualDJ. You can use it and organize it as you like.
  • GeniusDJ : drag and drop a song or group of tracks into the GeniusDJ folder and VirtualDJ will automatically tell you what other songs are usually played after these tracks. The suggestions do not rely on pseudo-mathematical properties of the songs, or the taste of a few curators, but use the power of having hundreds of millions of DJs using VirtualDJ, to get real trends of what DJs are actually playing today.
  • Cloudlists : you can also get more curated lists by importing CloudLists, created by other VirtualDJ users to help their fellow DJs keep up-to-date with the latest trends in specific genres, or learn what’s hot in genres you don’t know as well. Or you can create or join your own CloudLists and start sharing your knowledge with the world.

Atomix Productions is the leading DJ software studio worldwide. With over 150M downloads of its VirtualDJ software, it has been embodying the revolution of digital DJ’ing since 1996 and accompanying all DJs from bedroom to super star.

* Based on an independent study, which compared the number of crashes reported on various forums over the total number of users for each DJ software.

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Traktor Pro 2.8.0 released

The Traktor Team is pleased to announce that a new version of Traktor Pro 2 – version 2.8.0 – is now available for download via Service Center. The update from previous Traktor Pro 2 releases is free.

64-Bit Application Architecture
Definition
: Traktor Pro now has a 64-bit architecture to access all the available RAM on computers with 64-bit operating systems, instead of accessing only to 2GB of RAM on the previous Traktor release.
Result: The access to more RAM allows Traktr Pro to manage of more items (larger Track Collections, more Remix Deck samples, better playback caching, etc.).

Multi-Processor Improvement
Traktor Pro 2.7.0 decreased the audio performance on some multiprocessor computers compared to Traktor Pro 2.6.8.
2.8.0 releases improves the performance on multiprocessors computers, and improves the audio performance compared to 2.70 release.

Automatic Deck Flavor Switching
Definition: Automatic Deck Flavor Switching means loading or dragging a Track or Remix Set onto a deck causes the deck to become automatically a track deck or a remix deck to play this content in the appropriate mode.
Target: Automatic Deck Flavor Switching, previously limited to Kontrol S8 Browser, is now available to any user of Traktor Pro 2.8.

Parallel Audio Analysis
Definition: The “Parallel Processing” mode is new mode for Traktor Pro to use multiple threads to analyze several tracks simultaneously.
Access: This option can be activated at the bottom of the Analysis window you get when right clicking on tracks and choosing “Analyze” from the context menu.


Target: Processing large collections of files is faster with this option enabled, but more CPU consuming, so it should not be done while performing but in an offline situation.

There are other new features as the support of Native Instruments controller Traktor Kontrol D2 and some bugfixes.

Traktor Pro 2.80 does not support Mac OS 10.8.

Source:

https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/traktor-pro-2-8-1-now -online.256862/


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Convert .wav files into MP3 with iTunes in Windows

Most DJ software with a recording function let the Deejay record in Wav format. Some of you wonder how to convert the .wav file into MP3 format to share your creation. Here is a process to do it in Windows with iTunes 11.2.

1) Start iTunes

 

2) Click on iTunes rectangle on the upper-left corner

 

3) Select the Preferences menu

           

 

4) In the General Preferences, go to “Import Settings…”.

 

5) In the Import Settings, select Import using “MP3 Encoder”

           

 

6) In the Import Settings, click on the Setting field to set for the MP3 compression rate.

 

7) If you select the “Custom” setting, you can select the compression rate you wish.

Click on OK to close.

 

8) You can check your compression settings in the field “Details”.

Click on OK to close.

iTunes is now set to convert files into the MP3 format you have selected.

 

9) If the file you want to convert is not in iTunes library, add this file in iTunes library.

Import your .wav file in iTunes.

Click on the rectangle icon in iTunes upper-left corner, and choose “Add File to Library…”.

           

 

Browse to your .wav file, select it and click on Open.

 

10) Once the audio file is in iTunes libray, right click on it in iTunes and select “Create MP3 Version”.

 

11) iTunes converts it into MP3 format.

 

12) Once iTunes has created a MP3 version, it is located by default in a folder

“C:\Users\YourName\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media”.

To check where it is located, right click on the created track in iTunes, and select Get Info

The iTunes Summary window shows the location of the MP3 file.

           

 

13) To check the default location of the MP3 files you create in iTunes, click on the rectangle icon in iTunes upper-left corner, go to Preferences, and go to the Advanced Preferences tab.

You see iTunes Media folder location, and you can change it if needed.

Remark: iTunes does not suppress the .wav file when encoding its .mp3 version, so at the end of the operation, you get 2 audio tracks with the same name in iTunes library:

-       one is the .wav file,

-       the other is the .mp3 file.


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Tags: Tutorial, MP3 Technical

PCDJ Dex 2.6.5 now supports all current Hercules DJ controllers


Digital 14 has released its version 2.6.5 of PCDJ Dex 2 for Mac and Windows which now supports
  • Hercules DJConsole Rmx2,
  • Hercules DJConsole 4-Mx,
  • Hercules DJConsole Rmx,
  • Hercules DJConsole mk4,
  • Hercules DJConsole mk2

  • Hercules DJControl Air+,
  • Hercules DJControl Air,
  • Hercules DJControl Instinct,
  • Hercules DJControl MP3 e2 & MP3 LE,
  • Hercules DJControl MP3
  • Hercules DJ 4Set


More on PCDJ Dex.

http://www.pcdj.com/dj-software/dex-2/


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VirtualDJ Pro update version 7.4.1

VirtualDJ has released an update of VirtualDJ Pro, release 7.4.1.

This update doesn’t include any new feature, it just fixes bugs:

  • fixed potential issue with Windows 8.1 and high-DPI screens
  • fixed potential crash on startup with MacOS 10.9 Mavericks
  • fixed iTunes library sometimes not loading properly
  • updated NetSearch protocol
  • fixed windows sometimes not showing when monitor smaller than skin resolution
  • fixed potential crash on Mac when some favorite folders cannot be found on startup
  • updated the list of out-of-the-box compatible DJ devices

http://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VirtualDJv7.4.1.html

This update does not include new features as new features should arrive with the release of VirtualDJ Pro 8.


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Deckadance 2 now supports all new Hercules DJ controllers


DJControl Instinct, Air and Air+, and DJConsole Rmx2 are now supported in Deckadance 2 with the following preset files

DJControl Instinct preset file is on
http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=1977&t=115611
DJControl Air preset file is on
http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=1977&t=115610
DJConsole Rmx2 preset file is on
http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=1977&t=114615
DJ Control Air+ preset file is on
http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?f=1977&t=113761

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DJUCED™ update 1.0.14

DJUCED for DJ Control AIR - 1.0.14


Operating systems
- Mac OS® 10.5, 10.6 (32-bit), 10.7 (32-bit / 64-bit)
- Windows® XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit / 64-bit)

Supported DJ gear
- DJ Control AIR

Download
- DJuced for Windows
- Djuced for Mac

Changes compared to version 1.0.7:
1. General performance:
DJUCED is now faster on Mac OS© X and Windows©.

2. New HD skins resolutions
- 1440x1024,
- 1440x900
- 1024x600

3. New Effects:
- High-Pass
- Low-Pass Filters.

4. Cue
Cue Button on DJ Control Air is now affected to CUE_Stop Function. (as on professional DJ CD players)
With CUE_Stop you can:
- Set a different CUE Point position, with the track paused or stopped, by moving the track with the Jog Wheel, then hitting "CUE" on the controller again.
- When a track is playing, hitting "CUE" will set a CUE point on the actual track position, and then hitting "CUE" again will restart playing from this CUE point immediately.
- When a track is paused or stopped, with a CUE point already set, hitting "CUE" button will start the track on the cue point. You must maintain the "CUE" button pressed to let the track playing, if you release "CUE" button, the track will stop playing then go back to cue point.
- If you maintain "CUE" then pressing simultaneously the "Play" button on DJ Control Air, the track will play as usual.

5. Browser:
- Browser general reading has been improved.
- Search track function is now multi criteria
- Match function displays only the percentage.
- Display the total number of songs in the selected folder/playlist and the total playing time at the bottom right corner of the browser.

6. Beat grid edit improvement in the BPM Tab:
The first Beat grid marker can be set at the play marker position using a button in the BPM edit Tab.

7. Scratch Algorithm
Scratch sound more precise and clear.

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