There’s no stopping VirtualDJ right now. Having been rebuilt from the ground up, support for just about everything with a USB port is slowly being included. Over NAMM and beyond, a stream of DVS compatibility has been added, including the “natively supported” Traktor Kontrol Z2. I see what they did there.
For those on a budget, Numark has the answer: the Mixtrack 3. It has no audio interface and comes ready to go with Virtual DJ 8 LE.
You might like to think that Serato and Traktor have the DVS game sewn up between them. But Atomix isn’t having any of that, and is pitching VirtualDJ 8 as a solid DVS alternative. The twist is that you can use pretty much any DVS capable hardware and timecode vinyl, and Atomix would love for you to try it out.
DVS is a tough nut to crack properly. The every process of converting a high pitched vinyl whine into good quality music that doesn’t break up or lag is not an easy thing to achieve. But after many years of trying, and a sustained period of late night coding, Virtual DJ 8 can now hold its head up high and delivers solid DVS performance.
Gemini has bucked the NAMM 2014 trend for huge Serato DJ controllers, and instead has announced the Gemini Slate 2 and Slate 4 Virtual DJ controllers.
The Gemini G4V was first seen at NAMM 2013, tweaked a little more for Messe, and is now hitting the shops. Jared Helfer took a look and was impressed.
Imagine having a separate set of decks for cueing in your headphones as well as those playing. That’s what Virtual DJ 8’s new sandboxing feature is.
Thought Steam was just for games? Wrong. Virtual DJ is available in the Steam store with a 10% discount. But only for Windows.
Virtual DJ gets its own on-trend 4 channel controller courtesy of the Gemini G4V controller. It’s a render right now, so here’s hoping that there’s more at NAMM itself.
Atomix throw us another bone in the shape of Virtual DJ 7.3. A few new morsels and bug fixes should satisfy our hunger for VDJ8.