November 27, 2009

Kool Featured App: Mixxx - Open Source DJ Software

Today's spotlight is on Mixxx, an open source DJ software package for Linux, Mac, and Windows. Mixxx is a full-featured DJ application that looks to be extremely robust and feature-packed. If you are a DJ, ever wanted to be a DJ, or are just curious like I am regarding cool things that run on Linux, Mixxx is available in the Mint / Kubuntu repositories:
sudo apt-get install mixxx
for version 1.6.1. The current version is 1.7.1, and is available as a .deb file download from the Mixxx website.
For the newly-initiated, there is a beginner's guide on the Wiki.

With support for multiple sound cards, extensive MIDI output for various hardware controllers, and vinyl control for all you scratchers out there, Mixxx looks to be a very pro-grade audio tool for the seasoned DJ professional.

If you ever wanted to try your hand at being a DJ, or if you have been looking for a professional-grade DJ system, this is definitely worth a look.

And it's also more proof that where there's a need, there's an open source app to fill it. Now go forth and show how you rock this party!