Best DJ software of 2020

Which are the best DJ software of 2020?

Best DJ software of 2020 (1 - 5)
DJ software comparison
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DJ software comparison
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Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2
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Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2
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Ableton Live 9
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Serato DJ
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Algoriddim Djay
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Mixxx
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DJ Mixer Professional
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FutureDecks DJ Pro
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Atomix VirtualDJ Pro Full
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MixVibes Cross DJ
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Native Instruments Traktor Scratch Pro 2
100points
Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2
89points
Ableton Live 9
84points
Serato DJ
83points
Algoriddim Djay
79points
Mixxx
79points
DJ Mixer Professional
79points
FutureDecks DJ Pro
70points
Atomix VirtualDJ Pro Full
67points
MixVibes Cross DJ
66points
Summary
Summary
  • Compatibility (50)
  • Effects (93)
  • Audio processing (100)
  • File types (100)
  • Features (92)
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  • Compatibility (50)
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  • Effects (62)
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  • Features (75)
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  • Effects (81)
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  • Compatibility (50)
  • Effects (81)
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  • File types (80)
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  • Effects (60)
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Pros
Pros
  • Gate effect
  • Automatic cue points
  • Gate effect
  • Automatic cue points
  • Quantization
  • Gate effect
  • Compatible with multiple MIDI controllers
  • Automatic cue points
  • Gate effect
  • Quantization
  • Linux/Unix OS compatibility
  • Free and open source
  • Automatic cue points
  • Compatible with multiple MIDI controllers
  • Automatic cue points
    • Quantization
    Cons
    Cons
    • Automatic crossfade
      • Mixing history feature
      • Automatic key detection
      • Mixtape recording feature
      • Automatic beat matching
      • Supports AIFF files
      • Supports AAC files
      • Beat gridding feature
      • Beat gridding feature
      • Supports FLAC files
      • Cue points
      • Beat gridding feature
      • Mixing history feature
      • Beat gridding feature
      • Mixing history feature
      • Supports AAC files
      • Automatic crossfade
      • Reverb effect
      • Delay/echo effect
      • Reverb effect
      • Mixing history feature
      • Cue points
      Compatibility
      Compatible with WindowsIt is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
      Compatible with WindowsIt is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
      Compatible with Mac OS XIt is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
      Compatible with Mac OS XIt is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
      Linux/Unix OS compatibilityThe software is compatible with Linux/Unix OS.
      Linux/Unix OS compatibilityThe software is compatible with Linux/Unix OS.
      Free and open sourceAnyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
      Free and open sourceAnyone is free to use, copy, study, and change the software in any way, and the source code is openly shared so that people are encouraged to voluntarily improve the design of the software.
      Compatible with multiple MIDI controllersThe DJ software can be controlled by multiple simultaneous MIDI controllers.
      Compatible with multiple MIDI controllersThe DJ software can be controlled by multiple simultaneous MIDI controllers.
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      Effects
      Scratch effectThis feature gives you the ability to create the classic DJ effect of scratching a vinyl record while playing.
      Scratch effectThis feature gives you the ability to create the classic DJ effect of scratching a vinyl record while playing.
      Delay/echo effectThe delay/echo sound effect will let you hear your sound rebounded back at you. It’s simply the same sound, repeated again and again.
      Delay/echo effectThe delay/echo sound effect will let you hear your sound rebounded back at you. It’s simply the same sound, repeated again and again.
      Flanger effectFlanging is a type of phasing where two signals are introduced milliseconds apart, and then the two signals are mixed together. The delay time is varied, creating a whooshing or jet plane like effect.
      Flanger effectFlanging is a type of phasing where two signals are introduced milliseconds apart, and then the two signals are mixed together. The delay time is varied, creating a whooshing or jet plane like effect.
      Reverb effectReverb 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.
      Reverb effectReverb 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.
      Gate effectA gate is similar to a compressor. However, rather than attenuating signals above a certain value, it attenuates weak signals. This can be used, for instance, to reduce unwanted background noise.
      Gate effectA gate is similar to a compressor. However, rather than attenuating signals above a certain value, it attenuates weak signals. This can be used, for instance, to reduce unwanted background noise.
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      Audio processing
      Automatic beat matchingIn order to have a smoother transition while mixing, the software can automatically sync the tempo/beat of the two songs.
      Automatic beat matchingIn order to have a smoother transition while mixing, the software can automatically sync the tempo/beat of the two songs.
      Automatic crossfadeThis 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.
      Automatic crossfadeThis 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.
      Automatic cue pointsThe software can set a number of cue points inside the track automatically.
      Automatic cue pointsThe software can set a number of cue points inside the track automatically.
      Cue pointsThe software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
      Cue pointsThe software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
      QuantizationThe 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.
      QuantizationThe 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.
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      File types
      Supports MP3 filesThe 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).
      Supports MP3 filesThe 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).
      Supports AAC filesThe 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.
      Supports AAC filesThe 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.
      Supports AIFF filesThe 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.
      Supports AIFF filesThe 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.
      Supports WAVE filesThe DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
      Supports WAVE filesThe DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
      Supports FLAC filesThe DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.
      Supports FLAC filesThe DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.
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      Features
      Automatic key detectionThe 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.
      Automatic key detectionThe 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.
      Beat gridding featureThis 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.
      Beat gridding featureThis 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.
      Mixing history featureWith a mixing history feature, the software automatically saves your audio tracks, enabling you to browse lists of tracks played in past mixing sessions.
      Mixing history featureWith a mixing history feature, the software automatically saves your audio tracks, enabling you to browse lists of tracks played in past mixing sessions.
      Mixtape recording featureThe software allows recording mixtapes/sets directly on your HDD in different audio formats.
      Mixtape recording featureThe software allows recording mixtapes/sets directly on your HDD in different audio formats.
      Support for MIDI and HID controllersThe DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
      Support for MIDI and HID controllersThe DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
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