DJ software for OS X?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    a friend of mine is going to get a macbook pro soon. he does lots of dj work, mainly weddings and parties. he needs some software to crossfade songs etc

    i told him he could just use itunes, he thinks that is probably adequate, but would like to see what else an os x program could provide him
     
  2. CyberBullets

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    is he going to spin or just let the music cross fade back and forth?

    TraktorDJ will require manual work, as does DJay but DJay will allow you to setup a playlist and have it automatically crossfade, with different types of crossfaders.
     
  4. Justin Niggalake

    Justin Niggalake New Member

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    Serato is pretty much the industry standard. I personally use virtual dj and a Hercules rmx console. You can do the basics in vj thru the UI (crossfade, cue, etc). I use the mixer however because I dj at a club and run everything thru their soundsystem
     
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    Yes, use Traktor. It will also allow him to automatically crossfade tracks if he doesn't want to do it manually.
     
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    correct, if he's spinning. If he's not, it may not be of a benefit for him.
     
  7. nsxrebel

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    another vote for Serato's ScratchLive. It is the de facto industry standard. MacBook/Pro seem to be the choice of notebooks for most professional DJ's, although it's also available for Windows.

    If he's DJ'ing as much as you say he does, he should make the move to Serato. You don't have to be using vinyl either, also works if you have CD turntables. Works with most digital audio files. You can even use music video files to mix and if he sets up a projector, can display the video being mixed and blended.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSVqh6ryLho
    http://www.youtube.com/v/ja9F63jeGOU&hl=en&fs=1&
     

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