Digital DJ Tips has seen a sneak preview of Virtual DJ 8, which we can confirm has had an extensive rewrite and comes with a massive list of new features including audio/video timeline DJing, vastly improved sample decks, far easier mapping, auto audio configuration, and completely new effects
Timeline remix engine :– Probably the biggest addition. This is similar the kind of workflow used by Ableton Live, Mixmeister, Mixed In Key Mashup and the forthcoming The One software. It allows you to position songs as big, colour, beatmatched waveforms on a timeline (up to 99 of them). You can auto-key them, match pitch, and most importantly, edit them. So that means you can chop sections out, extend breaks, and so on. There are envelopes to control pitch, key, EQ, volume and the like, so you can pre-programme your set effectively. Anything you produce in this mode can also be exported and then played back as a single track.
Auto sound configuration :– The software automatically recognised your audio interface and DJ set-up, setting all output channels accordingly. This is a big improvement meaning hopefully less beginners wondering why the same sound is coming out of their headphones as their speakers!
Better window handling – There are no longer issues with the window ratio causing the round decks to go oval at certain screen resolutions, and the video output window has been simplified and improved, with double-click for full screen
Easier Midi mapping :– The Midi mapping screen has auto complete, fast and intuitive Midi learn, and you can save out custom mappings so it’s easy to have different mappings for different uses – for instance, you could have a video mapping and an audio mapping
Advanced configuration options – Many options that were previously hidden and so only accessible by altering the registry are now in the settings, and new options include being able to alter which part of the sound spectrum the bass, mid and treble controls affect (a long-standing request). All your options are saved in a single XML file so you can easily configure another copy of Virtual DJ
Improved sound quality :– There is a noticeable improvement in the higher-end frequencies, thanks to a rewritten sound engine
Multiple field search :– You can choose to let search work across multiple fields, so for instance if you wanted to look for the “extended dub” of say a Deadmau5 record, by typing “extended dub Deadmau5″ you’d bring up the track even though “extended dub” is part of the title and “Deadmau5″ is in the artist field
New effects :– Traditionally a weak part of Virtual DJ, there will be “plenty” of new effects, although the demo we were given only contained three, of which we actually heard the flanger. It sounded, well, like a flanger!
Undockable effects :– You can pull the list of effects “out” of the software into a window of its own that you can size and position anywhere on your screen, or even on a second screen. Furthermore, you can pull individual effects out into their own windows too, so they’re always in front of you with all controls on display. These can also be docked in the bottom of the screen
Better sampler :– Samples can now be edited in their own window, with waveforms you can crop and re-length, key matching (possible with one key press for instant in-key vocal sampling and playback, for instance), plus they can be autosynced and pitched, and also grouped together so triggering a sample in the same group will stop the currently playing one and “take over” at exactly the same point in the bar – perfect for, say, chopping up vocals in the beat and in time. Samples can be given images for easy visual identification
Coloured waveforms :– Virtual DJ has joined the rest of the pack introducing coloured waveforms in decks and in scratch mode, although the main waveforms remain as they were.
1.Install the app completely.
2.After installation, do not launch it.
3.Copy all the cracked contents to your default installation directory.
e.g. - C:\Program Files (x86)\VirtualDJ\ (May differ if you installed it in any other drive)