If you fancy being the next top DJ, or just want to have a little fun mixing up your music library then you need a DJ software program! With this type of audio utility, you can use your existing digital music files to produce unique remixes – some DJ software also enables you to record your musical mixes to a separate digital audio file such as an MP3. The following free DJ software programs have good basic functionality and are easy to get to grips with if you’re just starting out; they also have some professional features too. The main thing is to have fun with these free DJ programs and mix like a pro!
Mixxx is an open source multi-platform DJ program which is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Whether you’re an amateur or professional DJ, Mixxx has a good set of features for creating live mixes. You don’t need any extra hardware to use this DJ program but Mixxx also supports Midi control if you have any external hardware – there’s also vinyl control too. Mixxx has a range of real-time effects and you can also record your mixes in WAV format.
Kramixer is a free DJ software program that runs on most versions of Windows. It has a very impressive (and colorful) interface that fortunately doesn’t detract from the program’s usability. By default, the program runs in optimized mode which is essentially a core set of features that ensures that there aren’t any sound problems. To get the maximum out of Kramixer, you’ll need to switch to the full-featured mode which turns on all the available effects. This free DJ software program has a good selection of real-time effects such as echo, reverb, low pass, and even a robotic effect that’s great for vocals. It’s also possible to record your mixes as MP3 files. Overall, a great free DJ program with plenty of features to keep you going.
The free edition of Ultramixer 2 which is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux operating systems gives you the basic elements you need to create live mixes. In order to unlock the program you first need to register using your email address – a free key is sent to you along with a unique code. Although the free edition of Ultramixer 2 isn’t as full-featured as Mixxx for example, it does offer an easy way to import your iTunes playlists and start creating live mixes almost straight away. The program is very easy to use and all the controls are well laid out. However, if you want to record your mixes, then you’ll need to upgrade to at least the basic version.