Automatically mix your favourite tunes with this powerful DJ system
Having an extensive music collection is great for personal enjoyment, but music is also about shared experiences. This is never more true than when music is performance live, and this includes DJ sets. If you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at mixing tunes like a professional DJ, MAIX Digital DJ may be just what you have been looking for.
Working with a set of digital decks you can simply drag and drop tracks into place and start mixing straight away. To help ensure a smooth transition throughout your set avoiding glaring jumps, the app will automatically suggest similar sounding tracks to you. For quick and easy results, the AutoMix function can be used to create a pre-mixed set from the tracks you select and there are a number of mixing effects that can be dropped into create truly professional sound.
There are a number of new features and enhancements when compared to the application’s predecessor, including Song Manager which provides easy access to your iTunes music library making it possible to search through your music collections and integrate tracks into your set on the fly. There is also a new Snap and Quant feature that can be used to create seamless loops while the 8-slot sampler can be used in conjunction with a range of high quality samples - twice as many as in the previous version, in fact. There are samples covering a wide range of musical genres for you to choose from, but you can also drop you own into place as well.
While the app can be used on its own to mix tracks, if you take your DJing seriously there is a chance that you own a hardware DJ controller. MAGIX Digital DJ 2 includes support for a number of hardware controllers and with a number of pre-defined presets for each of these controllers, the software can perfectly complement your existing setup and help to enhance your music creation sessions.
But the software has been designed with all levels of ability in mind, and the unique mufin technology means that it is possible tohave the program automatically select tracks that compliment what you're currently playing to help you to create a perfect mix. If you would prefer to take care of things manually, the re-vamped Song Manager makes it incredibly easy to browse through your music collection and find the track you are looking for.
Review by Mark Wilson.