Ableton Live 9
It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
The DJ software can be controlled by multiple simultaneous MIDI controllers.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Reverb occurs naturally when a sound is created in an enclosed space, and reflects from the walls. This effect can be created digitally, and is most noticeable when a sound cuts out suddenly and then continues to echo, slowly getting quieter.
A gate is similar to a compressor. However, rather than attenuating signals which are above a certain value, it attenuates weak signals. This can be used eg. to reduce unwanted background noise.
You can create a brake effect similar to real vinyl, where the song slows down and sounds distorted.
Ping Pong delay is one of the most used effects in electronic music. It creates a wide stereo effect, bouncing from left to right. It can be really dramatic and is often used to build up momentum with things like drum crash sounds.
The software allows you to mix some types of video file, in order to create a visual as well as a musical performance.
The DJ software lets you repeat certain effects or parts of a song as much as you want. It started with CDJ players, where there was a “loop in” and “loop out” pair of buttons. You had to time precisely when you hit the buttons to get the perfect loop.
This feature gives you the ability to switch from one song to the next by lowering the volume of one song and increasing volume of the other.
The Dj software enables you to snap loops or effects to a certain time in the song. This can automatically be set per bar or per beat.
The DJ software can play songs in reverse mode. When activated the track starts going backwards.
The software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
The total number of DJ decks that can be used in the software (usually the number of decks that a single DJ can control while mixing is 4).
Atomix VirtualDJ Pro Basic
The DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
The DJ software supports MP3 audio format. MP3 is the most widespread of the lossy formats. (MP3s at 320kbps are generally accepted as pretty indistinguishable from CD sound quality).
The DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.
This feature will find beats in the music so you can assign them to certain sound, effects and songs. Usually a visible grid appears over the track spectrum.
The DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
A high pass filter reduces bass frequencies. This is common in dance music to create a “dropping the bass” sensation when the bass returns.
The DJ software supports external vinyl turntables.
A low pass filter reduces high frequencies and can be used to create a powerful bass - for example in drum and bass music.
The DJ software allows you to broadcast your mix/live set live on the web. Usually external specific hardware is required.