Mixvibes Cross 3 — with video as standard

Now here’s an interesting volley being fired from the Mixvibes team. Cross 3 has been announced, and while there’s a few nice extras like coloured waveforms and more audio formats supported, the big news is that video is no longer an optional extra, but is in fact standard, and a balls out standard as well.

Here’s the very video focussed word from Mixvibes:

Mixvibes Cross 3: Video DJing reinvented

Mixvibes introduces Cross 3, its new flagship Mac/PC software bringing major video features, frequency colored waveforms and more.

Full video system NEW

Video is a fantastic way to make a DJ set more exciting. Cross 3 can be used to simply playback video clips or go more experimental. DJs can choose their level of complexity, take control of the video mixing or let the software do it automatically ­ so that it follows the music.

  • 2 full ­featured audio/video players
  • Large video output bar
  • Mixer and effects can control only video, only audio or both at the same time
  • HD external output from the computer’s display port
  • 35 video transitions and 18 video effects
  • Video output recording

Sync videos to any of your tracks NEW

Cross allows you to put up a proper show with synced visuals… with the flexibility of live selection that DJs love. It’s easy: prepare a few video clips, and play them on top of all your tracks.

  • Load audio and video separately
  • Sync the BPM of the video to the audio
  • Save audio/video combos in one click

Video for every DJ NEW

We believe that DJs should try video mixing. Therefore, the core video features are now available in all 3 versions of Cross for Mac/PC: Cross DJ Free, Cross DJ and Cross. Make no mistake, Cross is a DJ software with powerful video features, not a VJ software.

World’s first video sampler NEW

For the first time in a DJ software, Cross gives you two 4-­pad video samplers:

  • Easily add VJ loops to your mix
  • Hot video sampling: sample any part of the video playing in the deck
  • Edit video content straight into Cross with the sampler: no need for third party software
  • Save your video sample banks

Put your own content in Cross & record your set NEW

  • Live webcam input: display live footage from the party
  • Titler: add text or images to the output
  • Record video mixes

Frequency colored waveforms NEW

Cross 3 introduces the long awaited Frequency colored waveform feature. We’ve redesigned the waveform to display low, mid and high frequencies. The track’s structure and energy becomes much more understandable. It’s like seeing inside the sound. 3 modes are available: Legacy (Yellow + Red), Nexus (Blue) and Spectrum (multicolor.)

New EQs and Apple Lossless + WMA support NEW

  • New EQ preset, modeled on the classic DJM series: turn your controller into a club standard mixer
  • Support for Apple Lossless & WMA formats

Cross, a more attractive package than ever

Cross now offers the full package of modern DJ software: colored waveforms, 4 decks, sampler, key detection, effects, MIDI, CDJ & Vinyl control, iOS remote and more. But Cross even has a few unique tricks of its own:

  • Advanced video playback and video sampling
  • Rekordbox sync: allows every DJs to use his Cross collection on club standard CDJs
  • Open product: works with any hardware and any software

Whether you’re a club DJ who seeks perfect integration with Pioneer systems, a user wanting to add video to his sets or you’re simply tired of closed DJ system, give Cross a try by downloading the free version today. It’s time to switch.

New product page: www.mixvibes.com/products/cross Available in 3 versions:

Cross DJ Free:

  • 2 decks + mixer
  • Video mixing
  • iOS remote support
  • iTunes support

Cross DJ adds:

  • MIDI control
  • Rekordbox sync
  • 4 decks & samplers
  • Snap, Quantize & Slip
  • Key detection

Cross adds:

  • Video output
  • Full video features
  • Video sampling
  • CDJ control (HID)
  • Vinyl control (DVS)

Pricing and availability

109.99 € / $129.99 / £89.99 for Cross 3
44.99 € / $49.99 / £34.99 for Cross DJ 3

The upgrade to version 3 is free for all previous users.

So Cross 3 gets video as standard. It’s a logical move and one that sees their standard offering have a big feature that either doesn’t exist or has to be paid for in the big 2. But Virtual DJ has been video friendly for years, and in recent times has even gone as far as to offer a video subscription service. But if video is of little interest to you, then you’re getting some DJM EQs, Apple lossless and WMA support, plus coloured waveforms that make Cross 3 look like Traktor and Serato DJ.

Mixvibes cross 3 video

Yay video. But do you actually use it?

Continuing our dig into the future, I thought it would be a good idea to get some insight into how you guys view video in the whole DJ scheme of things. So I created a poll that paints some broad strokes, but should give us a better idea of where the land lies.

[polldaddy poll=7721405]
If you’d be so kind as to fill in the poll, and then we can kick around if video has a future in DJ circles, or if it’s just something that being endlessly touted by software companies when really the interest is minimal.