Open Source Traktor Competitor ?
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    Default Open Source Traktor Competitor ?

    Of course Traktor is a great software for digital djing, but it has one major problem : its closed source.
    Everytime you think "hmm, would be great to have a better tsi editor" or "would be great to customize the UI", your next thought will be "hope they implement it in the next version".
    Wouldn't it be great to have an open source competitor for traktor that allows you to fully customize the UI, integrate 3rd Party Software directly into the DJ Software, basic VJ features and stuff ? This would be a little bit like when the internet explorer has been market leader and then firefox came out and became more and more popular.In the following, the internet explorer became better and better.competition is allways good imho !!!
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    There is, it's called Xwax. Mot really a competitor but it's a cool light open source DVS. http://www.xwax.co.uk/ It's meant for linux but I think they have a windows version now, it's a DVS through so not like Traktor Pro or any internal programs.


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    There is also Mixxx - very nice open-source DJ software. By no means a competitor to Traktor but it is very much being actively developed and has a great list of features -->

    * Parallel waveform displays
    * Waveform summaries
    * MP3, OGG, WAVE, and FLAC playback
    * Pitch-independent time stretch (key lock)
    * Vinyl emulation
    * Wave recording
    * Free, open source software
    * BPM detection and estimation

    * Supported MIDI controllers:
    • Hercules DJ Console MK2
    • Hercules DJ MP3 Control
    • Hercules DJ Console RMX
    • Hercules DJ Console Steel
    • Stanton SCS.3d
    • Stanton SCS.1m
    • Mixman DM2
    • Tascam US-428
    • M-Audio X-Session Pro
    • M-Audio Xponent
    • Evolution X-Session
    • FaderFox DJ2
    • Vestax VCI-100
    • Numark Total Control

    * Multichannel soundcard support (playback and capture)
    * Multiple soundcard support
    * Cross-platform (Windows XP and Vista, Mac OS X, Linux)
    * Adjustable EQ shelves
    * Crossfader curve control
    * Skinnable interface with extra skins bundled
    * Advanced MIDI scripting engine
    * Adjustable pitch range
    * Multi-core CPU support (Traktor doesn't have this)
    * 24-bit/96000 Hz playback and capture
    * Crystal clear audio
    * Hardware video acceleration

    * Vinyl control support for:
    • Serato CV02 vinyl
    • Traktor Scratch vinyl
    • FinalScratch Standard vinyl
    • FinalScratch Scratch vinyl
    • Serato CD


    Next version (1.8) will have looping features. Check out the change list from the current version (1.7)-->

    # Improved MIDI device support:

    * MIDI learning wizard
    * MIDI mapping editor
    * Upgraded, faster mapping system
    * MIDI output now fully supported on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
    * QtScript/JavaScript-based MIDI Scripting Environment - Script complex behaviour for your MIDI controller!
    * Added full support for the Stanton SCS.3d and SCS.1m on all platforms.
    * Hercules MK2 and RMX improvements
    * Added Mixman DM2 mappings for Linux and OS X.

    # Vinyl Control:

    * Scratching responsiveness improved, with needle-skip prevention option added.
    * Signal quality indicators added to vinyl control preferences.
    * Improved support for soundcards with multiple stereo inputs

    # Convenience features:

    * The default skin is now widescreen, and fits nicely on netbook sized screens.
    * Stereo master VU meter added.
    * Cue points are now saved in the library for each track, with "auto-recall" cue option added to preferences.
    * Support for more platforms: 64-Bit Windows and a Universal OS X package for 10.4+!


    Web site --> http://mixxx.org/

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    Nice to see open source projects out there. I'm also a software developer and would be great to work with DJ and development together. I wish I had time to do that, but I have to pay my bills

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    @Empolo : Mixxx looks very nice, I'll try it. Would be interesting to see something thats not a traktor clone but something with some interesting innovative concepts.
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    Gonna Give Mixxx a try as I do not have Traktor Scratch.



    But i got the vinyl!

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    does mixxx only have 2 decks?

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    yes .. there is also no sampler yet .. and also no midi clock sync
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    Quote Originally Posted by lsmith View Post
    yes .. there is also no sampler yet .. and also no midi clock sync
    sampler not a big deal, i'd just try and pull the same trick i did with traktor using c and d

    but until it has 4 decks i think i'll give it a miss

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    I have to give Mixx a try on a netbook. Seems like a fun second setup.


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