Digital software (yes again) what do you use?

What DJ'n software do you use (music Playback)

  • OTS

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  • Virtual DJ

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  • BPM

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  • Other

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DRS 2006

I've been using this radio station automation software since 1999. I have 5 systems, perform more than 300 shows per year and have NEVER had a glitch, hick-up or problem.

It's ROCK SOLID. I'll never switch to anything else.
 

djdawg

New Member
I'm a little premature, and I haven't even gotten it yet (no flaming please) but it will be CORTEX baby!!!!!
 

TONYCOFFEE

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I Use PCDJ RED & FX But Lately I've Been Playing With Rane's Serato Scratch Live.They're Both Different Animals And Are Good At What They Were Designed To Do.I'm Very Happy With Both.



Tony
 

rfielder

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DJ Power
Winamp Pro 5 as backup (backup pc is SERVERELY brain dead!)

I am dissapointed that DJ Power was not one of the choices in the poll, given the number of DJ Power users in these forums. And given the way "other" is running as the highest or second highest selection.
 

Professor_JAM

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I selected other as a licensed user of the majority of the tools available above and many not listed.

The CSP DJ Summit (the only event nationally dedicated to computer DJing) will feature some new events showcasing hardware and other tools not yet on the market. If you don’t know what tool to use attend and network with some of the pioneers of computer DJing.
 

Jerry Taylor

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Ron, you are incorrect about DJ Power. I own a two Laptops that only play mp3's.

My Lunchbox does it all. I also run Tricerasoft on another Lappy.
 
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Clayboy

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Still use PCDJRED for Weddings on laptop w/gigaport Solid as a rock

Virtual DJ strictly for Video shows on rackmount PC made for it. I map midi functions to my A&H XONE92 and soon my XONE3D

Will be picking up Serato very soon. I've heard and seen way too many jocks doing uber-cool things with it to go any longer without it.

Cheers!

Clay
 

rfielder

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Ron aka DJ Doc said:
Correct me if I am wrong but my understanding od DJPower it is a complete system not just a software package.[.quote]

DJ Power LLC will sell you a complete system, or they will sell you a CD with the application.

That is how I purchased it in 1999, and have been using it since, on several PCs that I assembled. Latest platform is a Gateway notebook with 15.4" display, 1.73Ghz Pentium M processor, 120Gb Seagate drive, Audigy ZS PCMCIA card, and it has been working very well.
 

James Kane

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DJ Power is sold as a software package you can install on any PC that meets the specs. DJ Power Extreme requires investing in their hardware to reduce their support costs.

As to the poll:

I use MegaSeg, Traktor, and OtsDJ on occasion. Depends on what the right tool is for the show at hand.
 

nextgen1

The Next Generation DJ
I have a friend who has pcdj fx. The only thing that I didnt like about it. Atleast on his machine was that when he did some stuff the music would stutter. I found that very disturbing. And after going to there forums I discoverd there where certain fixes. My friend dose like the program and he says if he dosent close anything out or do anything else with his system it dosent stutter. Still for me I like a program that has no known issues and that require you to do certain things to your system to avoid the problem.
 

rfielder

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nextgen1 said:
I have a friend who has pcdj fx. The only thing that I didnt like about it. Atleast on his machine was that when he did some stuff the music would stutter. I found that very disturbing. And after going to there forums I discoverd there where certain fixes. My friend dose like the program and he says if he dosent close anything out or do anything else with his system it dosent stutter. Still for me I like a program that has no known issues and that require you to do certain things to your system to avoid the problem.
Depends on what you are doing.

I run a few other applications at the same time as DJ Power, and all is OK...but I have learned what to avoid.

About the only thing I can't do is rip music from an internal drive. If I use a USB optical drive, it usually works. However, since my setup has two
laptops, I just rip on the other laptop and copy across the network. Others with DJ Power are able to rip without interrupting the music, so it is also dependant on the hardware and configuration of your system.

I run a couple of word processors (DeScribe, OpenOffice), a text editor, and have a few lists I keep visible. All lightweight stuff.

I wonder if this would make an interesting thread on its own?
 

creasemonkey

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The German's have had the one up on music software for years. Still using Traktor Dj studio after 5 years and don't ever see myself switching.

Now I'm just saving for a Allen & Heath Xone:3D Mixer, Soundcard and MIDI controller all in one. Played with one a few weeks back, My jaw dropped with everything it could do. It is freakin' Amazing.

Xone Video from NAMM: NAMM Vid
 

maestro

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Booch,
I use OTSDJ for dinner because it does a really nice radio style segue. :D For dancing, it sucks. :?
Mixmeister Pro 6 sometimes chops off the ends of certain slow songs, especially Jazz, so I don't use it for dinner. You could Tweak the endings to your Jazz songs (more on that later) and then the mixes would be flawless but I don't have the time or desire. Besides, I already paid for an OTSDJ licence so I have to use it for something! However, MM is superior for the dance mix. I can see the wave form display and perform beautiful mixes and preview them before they happen. The catalog is also the best I've seen, it does absolutely everything I could ask for. Seperate catagories for whatever I want, you can view / search the entire library or just one catagory. Arrange entire library or just one catagory any way you like with just one click of the mouse; by artist, song title, BPM, etc... For typical club type dance music, it can beat-mix flawlessly on it's own. You can set the intro & outro of a song just the way you like it and save it as a Tweak. That Tweak can be set to default, so that everytime you select that song from your library, it will play the tweaked version. Sweet! I've even altered songs, like repeating a verse to make a song longer and saved that as a Tweak. Eg: I Wanna Grow Old With You is now longer and better for dancing with an extra verse & chorus. You can also highlight any part or all of MM's playlist and arrange by descending or ascending BPM's. There are just too many features to list...
 
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