Last Updated: Oct 26,2010
Anyone do it or know about it?
My buddy bought Final Scratch back in the day (2.5?) and used it extensively - complete system including the software to install on a laptop.
He is just now getting back into mixing, so I'll ask him if he is still using it or if he is sticking to physical tables now....
Thats tight ill have to check that one out then, i want to but a setup for my laptop found some good ones for not to much. I love the music and the whole thing has always interested me.
Here is like a basic set for windows.
More advanced software can be one of the following as well.
VIRTUAL DJ SOFTWARE - MP3 Mixing Software
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Or open source.
Mixxx | Free Digital DJ Software
Nice that set for windows looks good imma have to look into it more but I think that could be a good start, ive been looking at the numark pc dj in a box set.
I play out live often and use DJ software sometimes (other times I use CDJ turntables). It depends what you are really going to be doing with it. The best and most professional software that big name famous DJs are using is Abelton Live. It's not cheap but it is the most versatile DJ software out there. This is also a great music production software.
There is also Traktor Pro and Final Scratch, as mentioned above. I personally use Traktor pro with a 4 channel external sound card hooked up to my mixer so the computer is used as the turntables but I can still mix on my Pioneer DJM-500. You can also use an internal mixer on the computer screen as well however if you don't have a mixer.
Virtual DJ is the most basic low end software - I think it still costs money for the full version though. If you are just looking to play around and mix for fun at home, this would do the trick. Basic user friendly interface, not a lot of options to make a rich mixing experience though.
Let me know if you have any specific questions on any of these, I can probably help you out.
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