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Sound Mixing Software for DJs, - Mixxx

Mixxx is free mixing software for DJs, providing everything needed to create live mixes. It allows you to beatmatch songs and crossfade them together, like you would with turntables and a mixer. Mixxx natively supports MP3, OGG, FLAC, WAVE, and AIFF playback (with plugins to support additional formats) and can be controlled by numerous DJ MIDI controllers.

The basic requirements for Mixxx are a desktop computer or laptop with a reasonable amount of storage space on the hard drive for your music, at least 1 audio card for outputting the sound and a way of controlling the software either by mouse, keyboard or hardware DJ Controller.

Mixxx will run on the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems.

Mixxx Features:
 * Cross-platform (Windows XP/Vista/7, Mac OS X, Linux)
 * Free and open source (GPL v2)
 * Parallel waveform displays
 * Waveform summaries
 * MP3, OGG, WAVE, and FLAC playback
 * Extra playback formats through plugins
 * Fast, database-powered library
 * Shoutcast and Icecast broadcasting
 * Automatic crossfading with Auto DJ
 * Crates and playlists
 * Reads iTunes and Rhythmbox libraries
 * Pitch-independent time stretch (key lock)
 * Vinyl emulation
 * Hot cues
 * Looping
 * Wave recording
 * BPM detection and estimation
 * Bulk BPM analysis
 * Community Supported MIDI Controllers:

many many more ....

Mixxx Installation:
Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) and 10.10 (Maverick):
Open a terminal, and enter:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mixxx libportaudio2     
This will install the latest version of Mixxx from the Mixxx PPA on Launchpad.

Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick):
Older Mixxx 1.8.0 release can be installed directly from the Ubuntu Software Center.

For Windows and Mac OSX, download Mixxx from HERE.

Check out the Mixxx Manual provides an overview of Mixxx's user interface, information about configuration and hardware, and much more. It also contains useful information for beginners under DJing with Mixxx.


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