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    Looking for recommendations (preferably based on hands-on experience) for same basic Windows PC DJ software.

    My requirements are pretty basic - Windows XP compatible; basic song mixing and beat-matching.
    I don't need a lot of special effects, or anything like that, although basic MIDI support would be nice since I already have the gear for LivePro.
    Unless it's fairly inexpensive, anything like Ableton Live is WAY more than I want or need!!

    Thanks in advance!!

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    I use Serato with turntables and a MIDI controller and have been very happy with it.

    The open source mixx project is also worth checking out: http://www.mixxx.org/

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    I'm a vinyl DJ but I recently had a play with Traktor Pro and it seemed very responsive and easy, available at half price at the moment - $79
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    Good info - thanks!!
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    Can't make a recommendation Stuka but whilst looking at some Mixx tutorials on Youtube I got re-directed to the Virtual DJ website and found out that they now do a Home Use Only version for free:

    http://www.virtualdj.com/products/homefree.html

    Probably no good for you for your gigs, but if you've ever thought of VDJ as a product, could be a chance to play around at home and try it for nothing.
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    i have been using audacity to build soundtracks for shows works great and its free

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shawnb View Post
    i have been using audacity to build soundtracks for shows works great and its free
    Yep - Audacity is definitely a VERY good audio editor package!

    Between that and the open-source MIXXX package recommended by Robin, I believe I'll be set with everything I need (for now ) with no $$$ required!!
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    Traktor Scratch Pro with X! Kontroller! Doesn't get much better
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    Cool

    Do I hear a new DJ coming!?

    I use so many diff programs its crazy!!
    But if you want something easy and I think really nice for the cost Is the Hercules DJ Console with the Vertual DJ software. And I got it for $100 at SamAsh
    Or if you want full hands on,
    Dual Numark direct drive turn tables with Scratch Live and a M-Audio Synth and @live 8 and the Masive package, with a dash of Mixvibes and a pinch of FL..and you have what I use

    Cant wait to hear some Stuka Mixes!!!
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    "DJ Stuka" mixes - coming to a club near you!
    LOL - not likely!!!!

    Just looking for something that I can use to mix tracks on the fly while shootin' lasers -
    For now, I think the MIXXX solution is plenty!!
    (but then again, I do have Sonar to play with...)
    RR

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