Virtual DJ

Create and play music with this DJ application

7.2

10574 Votes

  • Category Mixers
  • License Free
  • Version 8.2.3954
  • Size 38.87 MB
  • Works under Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95
  • Language English
  • Program by Atomix Productions

Virtual DJ is a powerful tool that lets you sample and mix digital music.

Virtual DJ is a powerful tool for digital music. The performance and feature options make it an excellent choice as an entry-level professional software solution, but it’s also a strong option for enthusiasts. There is a learning curve, which is to be expected with a program like this, but the developers have found a great balance between user-friendliness and a broad feature set. You’ll make your first creation in no time at all, but the application will also reward you for mastering it.

While the software is an effective tool for mixing music, it’s also a great option for remixes thanks to an integrated sampler and a broad selection of included effects. You can also load practically any third-party VST effect into the program, and paid users have access to a huge selection of tracks that can be downloaded into the program and mixed and remixed in a royalty-free fashion.

Not having a traditional physical interface can make mixing music difficult, but Virtual DJ does a great job of mimicking that style and providing you with UI customizations that can make you feel more comfortable. Controller use is limited to the included controller unless you upgrade. The Pro Full version has no limitations of any kind, but the Home version is still limited to 10-minute periods with a custom controller, at which point that setup must be reset.

There’s not a lot to complain about with Virtual DJ. This is a high-quality software product that’s complete, customizable and simple to use. Perhaps the biggest negative associated with it is the extended load times. This isn’t a big problem if you’re going to load a set of tracks and then work on them for a while, but it can make for a frustrating experience if your project requires a lot of loading and unloading. The program can be resource-intensive as well, which can matter on older computers.

Pros

  • Great balance between usability and features
  • Excellent UI and highly customizable
  • Built-in sampler and effects

Cons

  • Long track loading times
  • Intensive resource usage
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