Unfortunately no particular technical features or characteristics motivated my choice to download and purchase the Virtual DJ 7 Pro version. I was at a gig in a crunch for time and needed a software that could play music videos in high-definition and cross-fade between them. After a frantic search through numerous blogs, Virtual DJ surfaced as the right choice. And I'm glad I made it. I performed with it connected to my Denon DN-MC6000 and an external mixer and it worked flawlessly. Music videos easily handled by my 2.7 Ghz Intel MacBook Pro with 4GBs of RAM.
There were no compatibility issues, but there was a compatibility success. Using the recently added ReWire support new in Virtual DJ 7, I was able to connect V DJ to my Ableton Live 8 set-up, and then to my DN-MC6000, and mix effects, scratches, etc. onto my music as a sort of post-production. Although this is supported through digital DJ software competitors such as Native Instruments' Traktor, V DJ's vibrant, user friendly interface won me over in the end. After the show I went back and surfed through the manual and it makes apparent many things you would intuitively know about the software with minimal exposure and some musical talent, but also highlights some of the nuances of this most recent version. Bottom line, it is worth reading the manual and reaping all possible benefits of the V DJ experience.
The software works well on my mac and with every midi controller that I have plugged in and configured. No lag or excess CPU use, so I can't complain. I've been using this software for about three months now and am starting to prefer it over Traktor for my on-the-fly mixes.
What I like most about Virtual DJ 7 is that, despite it's many advancements from Virtual DJ 6 it is still free to try the "home" version. I say that for the price of on-the-house, it's worth the try. Heck, you might actually like it. Although it has been ridiculed for being simplistic, Virtual DJ 7 is an aesthetically pleasing yet complex system that is capable of much more than just cross-fading tracks. Take time to explore the free version and if it strikes your fancy, upgrade and reap the benefits.
I started on Home Edition 2006 and given the limitations of the versions supplied bundled with Hercules Steel or Numark Total Control controllers, I upgraded to the Pro 7 What a long way from the 3.2 ...
Early versions were problematic during resettlement according to the selected skin and selected sound card but since problems solved.
I had the opportunity to test Serato, Traktor, etc. but as the son of the time I scheduled my own skins / mapper to each new controller and VDJ offers more features than I'll ever need, I do not see the point of start all likely to fall same point.
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Cantalien's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
If you have not known the previous version yes, otherwise it can be a bit sought.
The manual is clear and sufficient?
It available in English, but a user of the VDJ translated into French. (See the website of VDJ)
The software works he correctly on this configuration?
Like any software, there is a minimum configuration to run VDJ. But better to have a powerful computer to be able to enjoy the maximum performance of the software. Especially if you get into the timecode.
How long have you use it?
Since the release of version 7. Otherwise I used in the previous versions since 2005.
How do you like the most?
- Stable software, many possibilities to adapt its equipment VDJ PRO FULL supports most midi controllers and sound cards.
- The interface is very clean, a novice will get used quickly.
- Update free for owners of the FULL version of PRO versions.
- The analysis of very specific BPM.
- The syncro
- Treatment of audio very good.
- The management of simple musical library.
How do you like the least?
- The weak point in Version 7 is for timecode. The software is lagging behind its competitors, to do with the future release.
- The color of the Waveforme, downright ugly.
How would you rate the quality / price?
It may be expensive, but it really versatile and fits everyone. Updates have always been free.