DeeJayPortal has seen a sneak preview of Virtual DJ 8, which we can confirm has had an extensive rewrite and comes with a massive list of new features including audio/video timeline DJing, vastly improved sample decks, far easier mapping, auto audio configuration, and completely new effects.
As well as the headline features in the alpha version we saw, there are improvements to windows and window resizing including for video, editable EQ bands, multi-field search, and a host of advanced configuration options that were previously only available by editing your registry – and it’s only “60% finished” with many more features yet to make it into the software.
As we said before, VirtualDJ 8 is still under beta-testing, and we’ll keep it that way until we’re confident that we nailed every single one of the numerous small bugs that are the unavoidable byproducts of a complete rewrite.
Atomix's Virtual DJ has a bad rep. We know it, and most importantly they know it too. This rep is largely based on times past when all getting a copy was as easy as a 10 second online search. But times are changing in the DJ software industry, with reputations and sales turning on a sixpence. One can hardly fail to see that as NI continue down the route of their own hardware, every new controller comes with Virtual DJ LE, and their free version continues to own the App Store. Clearly they are doing something right and putting the former rep behind them. So now is the time for Atomix to invest - to bolster their development team, and bring a whole new energy to the VDJ table. And they've done just that and snapped up Adionsoft - makers of long time skratchworx favourite djdecks.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) March 28, 2010 — © Atomix Produtions Inc, (http://www.atomixproductions.com) accepts the award for Best DJ Software (VirtualDJ Pro ©), the latest incarnation of its blockbuster software package for Disc Jockeys. By popular vote, VirtualDJ won this award over its competitors such as Serato Scratch Live, and Tracktor Scratch Pro. VirtualDJ is quickly becoming the industry standard for professional DJ’s who value versatility and ease of use, and want to perform advanced audio and video mixes. VirtualDJ 6 is currently the 17th most downloaded software application, of all software available, at CBS © Download.com.
“Every DJ around the world knows how important WMC is to our community, we are very excited and appreciative to have won this award, and it speaks volumes of our company’s future direction. We directly attribute this award to the input and participation we receive from our user base,” says Andrew Van Almen, Atomix Productions General Manager. Atomix Productions has also created the world’s first social network exclusively for DJ’s. This network gives DJ’s real time access to data, information, and suggestions, not only via the web, but also from directly within the program during live performances. The system can even make recommendations on what to play next, based on what millions of others DJ’s think, or, based on the data from the specific groups the user is subscribed too. It is truly a game changer and clear leader in innovation, as evident by this recent award.