ARCHIVES - 2015


VirtualDJ 8.1 Release

Atomix Productions is announcing the imminent release of VirtualDJ 8.1 : the most used and most stable DJ software is becoming more robust than ever and adds Shazam integration, collaborative CloudLists, and GeniusDJ, to its set of features.


Any DJ knows that the most important feature of any DJ software is actually never crashing. A one-minute software crash when mixing can ruin the whole night. The VirtualDJ developers have spent the past 15 months relentlessly fixing every single bug, even if there was only a single occurrence reported out of millions of users. The latest build of VirtualDJ 8.0 already was the most stable of DJ software, as independent research has proven *, VirtualDJ 8.1 should now be the indisputable stability standard, at a time when competitors are rushing their software developments to catch up with VirtualDJ’s leading feature set, compromising on their own stability.

The other good news is that VirtualDJ has been staying true to its mantra since 1996, revolutionizing the digital DJ’ing world by always introducing new features. So, with better than ever stability and the most complete feature set, also comes :

  • Shazam integration : VirtualDJ now integrates with Shazam. Shazamed a song lately ? You’ll find it in your Shazam folder directly in VirtualDJ. You can use it and organize it as you like.
  • GeniusDJ : drag and drop a song or group of tracks into the GeniusDJ folder and VirtualDJ will automatically tell you what other songs are usually played after these tracks. The suggestions do not rely on pseudo-mathematical properties of the songs, or the taste of a few curators, but use the power of having hundreds of millions of DJs using VirtualDJ, to get real trends of what DJs are actually playing today.
  • Cloudlists : you can also get more curated lists by importing CloudLists, created by other VirtualDJ users to help their fellow DJs keep up-to-date with the latest trends in specific genres, or learn what’s hot in genres you don’t know as well. Or you can create or join your own CloudLists and start sharing your knowledge with the world.

Atomix Productions is the leading DJ software studio worldwide. With over 150M downloads of its VirtualDJ software, it has been embodying the revolution of digital DJ’ing since 1996 and accompanying all DJs from bedroom to super star.

* Based on an independent study, which compared the number of crashes reported on various forums over the total number of users for each DJ software.

Par

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: VirtualDJ

Traktor Pro 2.8.0 released

The Traktor Team is pleased to announce that a new version of Traktor Pro 2 – version 2.8.0 – is now available for download via Service Center. The update from previous Traktor Pro 2 releases is free.

64-Bit Application Architecture
Definition
: Traktor Pro now has a 64-bit architecture to access all the available RAM on computers with 64-bit operating systems, instead of accessing only to 2GB of RAM on the previous Traktor release.
Result: The access to more RAM allows Traktr Pro to manage of more items (larger Track Collections, more Remix Deck samples, better playback caching, etc.).

Multi-Processor Improvement
Traktor Pro 2.7.0 decreased the audio performance on some multiprocessor computers compared to Traktor Pro 2.6.8.
2.8.0 releases improves the performance on multiprocessors computers, and improves the audio performance compared to 2.70 release.

Automatic Deck Flavor Switching
Definition: Automatic Deck Flavor Switching means loading or dragging a Track or Remix Set onto a deck causes the deck to become automatically a track deck or a remix deck to play this content in the appropriate mode.
Target: Automatic Deck Flavor Switching, previously limited to Kontrol S8 Browser, is now available to any user of Traktor Pro 2.8.

Parallel Audio Analysis
Definition: The “Parallel Processing” mode is new mode for Traktor Pro to use multiple threads to analyze several tracks simultaneously.
Access: This option can be activated at the bottom of the Analysis window you get when right clicking on tracks and choosing “Analyze” from the context menu.


Target: Processing large collections of files is faster with this option enabled, but more CPU consuming, so it should not be done while performing but in an offline situation.

There are other new features as the support of Native Instruments controller Traktor Kontrol D2 and some bugfixes.

Traktor Pro 2.80 does not support Mac OS 10.8.

Source:

https://www.native-instruments.com/forum/threads/traktor-pro-2-8-1-now -online.256862/


Par

Hercules STAFF3


Tags: Traktor