The most popular DJ software finally released its long-awaited and latest version: VirtualDJ 8.
Atomix, the company behind it recently joined forces with another DJ software brand “Adionsoft“, providers of DJDecks and PCDJ and created the most advanced and feature packed version of the famous VirtualDJ.
I’d like to mention that it took them almost 2 years to release version 8, so figure out how much time and effort the company put in it.
At this moment, their official website says it’s a pre-release only for their paid customers with the full pro version and will soon be publicly available. They say ” a few days “. By the time you read this, it may already be open to public.
There is so much going on with VirtualDJ 8 and some of the features are never seen before.
Let me give you a brief summary of what comes with the new software.
Sandbox is a new feature that helps the DJ prepare his next mix at the same time audience listens to the previous track.
When engaged, you can jump to the end of the song, try to mix into the next one and all this happens in your headphones.
This will be a major change and convenience for all of us.
All re-written internal audio components like limiter, EQ, filters to give crystal clear sound.
Internal sound engine processes audio in high quality 32-bit with adjustable sampling rates.
Always keep in mind, better sound quality, better DJ’ing !
It’s no longer a replacement like previous versions.
Effects panel is now a part of the main screen just like playlists.
Now in version 8, you can apply effects to individual channels as well as main audio out.
You can unpin it and float anywhere on your screen and it becomes an independent window.
Let’s see what all these new audio editors are about:
Another big novelty in VirtualDJ 8, is the plethora of built-in editors.
The AutoMix editor allows you to pre-edit your automix sequence, in order to fine-tune the mix-in and mix-out points, the type of transition, and if you’re mixing videos, select the video transition to be used for each mix. When you manually tune the mix between two songs, VirtualDJ will remember and use your preferred settings the next time the automix engine mixes these exact two songs together.
This editor lets you easily create “edits” of your tracks. You can remove any offensive lyrics by “inverting” them, you can cut out long intros or irrelevant speech, or loop a section to extend your track.
The video editor has 2 main uses: It can be used to edit an existing video, by adding some text effects on the parts that you usually scratch, or on relevant lyrics. Or, it can be used to add a full new video track to an existing audio-only song, using video parts from other video files. It can also be used to create a video track for a remixed version by using parts from the video track of the original version.
To harness the power of the new sampler in version 8, the sample editor lets you adjust most of the options on your audio, video, or still-image samples. Your samples can now be audio, video or both (or still images), and you can easily adjust the transparency of video samples, crop the audio clips, and create sample groups with specific trigger modes.
All the cue points, saved loops, automix points, beatgrid anchors, macro points, etc…, are now called POI (for Point Of Interest) in VirtualDJ 8. The POI editor lets you organize and manage all these points for each of your tracks.
The new BPM editor let you easily and conveniently adjust the beatgrid of your songs. It can even let you specify a different bpm for different parts inside the same song.
The tag editor has been much improved in version 8 compared to the one from version 7. It can batch edit a lot of tracks together, can save the tags back to the files, and is compatible with a broad range of file formats and tags.
You can buy the full PRO version with different options like for a specific controller, infinity version or monthly subscription.
Please visit VirtualDJ 8 official web page for more information.