Has anyone ever used Mixxx (free digital DJ software)?
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    Default Has anyone ever used Mixxx (free digital DJ software)?

    Hi! This is my first post, so please be patient with me if I come across as a newbie lol.

    So, I've been using Mixxx v.1.11.0 for quite some time now, and I was wondering whether anyone else on here used this app -- if so, what are your opinions of it? I personally think that while it does have a few bugs and glitches every so often, it definitely gets the job done, and done quite well. I personally enjoy playing classic trance (i.e. "Push - Strange World (2000 Remake)" for instrumental tracks or "Paul Oakenfold - Southern Sun (DJ Tiesto Remix)" for vocal tracks) with it.

    What do you think?
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    I've used it and wanted to use it for a stand alone DIY CDJ project since it runs on linux. I think it's very decent but for me it's just not "mature" enough and FX are lacking. I think they would have been better of focusing primairly on one DJ style like techno or hip-hop.
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    I have experimented with it a little while. Had a standalone mixer build I was doing for someone. Ended up just running a NUC with windows and Traktor 3 instead. It still falls well behind the big 4. There are huge latency issues and dropout issues still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_bastet View Post
    I have experimented with it a little while. Had a standalone mixer build I was doing for someone. Ended up just running a NUC with windows and Traktor 3 instead. It still falls well behind the big 4. There are huge latency issues and dropout issues still.
    Ohhh do you have any pics/details about that project somewhere? Would love to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJDoubleYou View Post
    Ohhh do you have any pics/details about that project somewhere? Would love to see it.
    It was a couple years ago. I will try to dig up the progress photos from my old phone.
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    Yup i use MIXXX and love it. I think you are running a pretty old version though and need to upgrade.
    I really do not have any complaints except for the sound card limitations. THAT being said i am running on Linux and on an older laptop, it all works just fine, but it took some time to get everything to play nice. I believe an upgraded laptop would help a lot in my situation.

    OH and here is a picture of my DIY midi controller

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    Yup, used Mixxx as backup software for a couple of years. (Un)fortunately, my primary software (Traktor) never gave me issues so I never used Mixxx for more that testing here and there.
    I'm not gonna say it is as good as the big three software but certainly I can do a show like I usually do and nobody would notice.
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