Learn How To DJ Using Virtual DJ Software
Virtual DJ is a great program for aspiring djs to start with.
There is a free version on the Atomix website called Virtual DJ Free Home Edition.
If you are from British Columbia, click on “local” and if you are not, read on.
- Download Virtual DJ Free Home Edition from the Atomix website
- Install Virtual DJ onto your computer
- Configure your sound card(s) you wish to use for your DJing. Simply go to your sound cards manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver for that make and model of sound card.
- Download your favorite tracks that you were planning on mixing.
- Plug in your DJ controller of choice (I use the Pioneer DDJ-SR myself)
- Configure Virtual DJ to detect your controller (instructions in the controller’s user manual)
- Begin your lessons. You can have someone teach you the basics or you can learn how to dj by watching youtube tutorials or by getting an ebook or any other way you can figure out.
If you are reading this, it means you are a BC local and hopefully live in or near Vancouver, British Columbia.
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What is Virtual DJ ?
In a similar way that the Ccompact Disc players used by DJs have many more options as opposed to a regular Hi-Fi CD player, VirtualDJ has more options than a regular mp3 and other media player such as iTunes. It allows you to “mix” your tunes, by playing two or more tracks at the same time as each other, adjust their playback speed so that the song’s tempo will match, use effects like auto-loops etc, and crossfade from one track to the other track. It also allows you to scratch your music, set and playback from cues you can set, and almost all the other features DJs like to have to be able to mix their music for an audience.
Virtual DJ will allow you to organize your folders of tracks and group them in a DJ-like way, using filters to locate the top songs, or locate compatible bpm or key matching songs, access your previous playlists, and much much more. And if you don’t have a specific track, VirtualDJ will easily locate it online and stream it to your computer. And, using the millions of automatic reports we get each and every day from our beloved VirtualDJ users around the planet, it will give you excellent advice on which tracks other DJs think will go well following what you recently played.
VirtualDJ can play audio tracks and also video or karaoke, if you tether your computer to a projector or the club’s screens.