40 facts in comparison
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 is compatible with iTunes library and playlists.
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.
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.
The delay/echo sound effect will let you hear your sound rebounded back at you. It’s simply the same sound, repeated again and again.
This feature gives you the ability to create the classic DJ effect of scratching a vinyl record while playing.
Also known as pitch bend, pitch shifting allows you to change the pitch of the music.
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 can play songs in reverse mode. When activated the track starts going backwards.
Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
The software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
In order to have a smoother transition while mixing, the software can automatically sync the tempo/beat of the two songs.
The software can set a number of cue points inside the track automatically.
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 AIFF audio format (lossless format). Be aware that they’re not as universally playable as WAVE files once you get away from Macs.
The DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.
The DJ software supports AAC audio format. It is the native lossy format of Apple’s iTunes, iPod, iPad etc. It usually has the file extension m4a.
The software can automatically detect the key the music is in, allowing you to easily mix tracks with similar keys. This feature could help DJs in choose a suitable song to mix next.
The DJ software supports external microphones hardware and often has a special control section for that.
The software automatically save your tracks history (all the tracks played during your set).
The software allows recording mixtapes/sets directly on your HDD in different audio formats.
The DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
The DJ software supports external CD player hardware.