VirtualDJ (VDJ) is a feature-packed deejaying software for mixing and playing digital audio and video tracks. The UI resembles a classic DJ setup with a mixer and two turntables but can be expanded to 4 decks or more. It’s vinyl emulation feature allows to control music files on the computer through physical turntables which makes the mixing and scratching experience authentic and far more powerful than using keyboard and mouse.
A survivor, Virtual DJ has been making music for millions of users for more than a decade. The latest version adds new controllers and full compatibility with Windows 8 multitouch surfaces.
VirtualDJ can play not only audio tracks, but also video or karaoke, if you connect your computer to a projector or the club’s screens.
It comes with a plethora of effects, ranging from traditional flanger, echo, etc, to more modern “beat-aware” effects like beatgrid, slicer, loop-roll. And if you mix videos, you’ll also find a lot of video effects and transitions to play with. Its built-in sampler will let you spice up your mixes with a broad range of drops and loops, or you can go creative and merge live performance and production by creating remixes on-the-fly by using the sampler like a sequencer.
All you need to do is select the file directory where you want to search for songs, drag a track and play it. Adjusting, modifying BPM, looping tracks, scratching and adding sound effects on songs like voice extraction, low note adjustment, and slowing down tracks is easy with Virtual DJ.