DJ Mixing Software for Mac

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  1. macman784 macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know if there is a DJ music mixmaster software for mac..? Either a Freeware programme or a purchaseable one from apples website..? Is logic express the closest ill get..
     
  2. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    There's some info available on this guide.

    Plenty to choose from, some better than others, some more expensive too. :)
     
  3. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe I can help. I used Virtual DJ on Windows. I recently switched to Mac. Now I use Torq. Its great. I use M-Audio X Session Pro external mixer, and the response is awesome. You should give Torq a try if you are familiar with Virtual DJ.
     
  4. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    I also use the x-session pro as a mixer, although it's limited by the number of buttons so you're stuck with two or, at a stretch three, channels.

    Two of them side by side would be nice. :)
     
  5. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    Do you use an external sound card to play live, or you only use it for yourself?
     
  6. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Yup, I use an echo Indigo DJ soundcard as still using a PowerBook G4 (with PCMIA slot). They're due to bring out an express card version though.

    Much less clumsy than an external box connected via firewire or USB and sounds excellent too.
     
  7. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    What genre do you mix?
     
  8. akhentek macrumors member

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    Electro house, progressive, bit of trance. Sasha/Digweed type stuff. I use Ableton, and I'd highly recommend it, even the "lite" versions, although the learning curve is quite steep and it's quite pricey.

    Traktor has a lot of fans and it's an awesome system, but you're limited to your hardware as you need decks with it. I also find it a bit strange in use but have barely used it. It's definitely the bridge between digital DJing and traditional DJing, whereas Ableton is far more about the software and your use of it. :)
     
  10. bit density macrumors 6502

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    I use the Disco DJ program. It works reasonably well, and works through Itunes so that it works with songs purchased from Itunes.
     
  11. Mark Morb macrumors regular

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    Another vote for Traktor here. I've only used the Windows version but it is excellent. :cool:
     
  12. dalvin200 macrumors 68040

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    i use M-Audio's TORQ

    well worth it in my opinion.. compliments my M-Audio Xponenent USB MIDI controller very well.. :)

    www.m-audio.com
    www.torq-dj.com
     
  13. Foucault macrumors 6502

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    Torq Xponenent

    Another vote for TORQ Xponent. I started using Ableton, and there is a huge learning curve with Ableton, and I couldn't really find an midi controller that I was happy with. Althought I was running a MBP 2.33GHZ and 2MB of RAM with plenty of HD space, Ableton would delay in the middle of my live DJ sets. I also didn't like carrying around a Midi Controller and a soundcard.

    TORQ Xponent layout is seamless if you just want to DJ. Great for mixing various genres of music. I liked the size of the Xponent as well and the built-in sound card.
     
  14. DeskopT macrumors newbie

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    Question!

    Hello. I have a Black Macbook. Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo 2, 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. I also have the Numark Total Control Midi Device and Numark DJIO. I Run all of this with Virtual DJ. I like virtual dj but I think its not enough. There has to be something better than virtual dj were you can use all of these. I read about the new traktor but I dont know if its better. I also heard about Serato Scratch Live, Ableton Live but I don't know if my equipment will work with this. I would like some help with this please. Thank You
     
  15. Foucault macrumors 6502

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    Ableton Live should work just fine with your black macbook. I know a couple of DJ's that use that. Just make sure to not have too many tracks going at the same time. Get a decent firewire soundcard for your macbook, and it'll sound fantastic...
     

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