Power DJ is the DJ software chosen by DJ brands such as Numark, Denon and Hercules. It is used around the world by bedroom DJs and professional superstars alike. With its cutting-edge beatlock engine, your songs will always stay on the beat, and you can work your mixes incredibly faster than any other DJ. The automatic seamless loop engine and synchronized sampler will let you perform astounding remixes on the fly. The video engine lets you mix and scratch music videos as easily as audio. With NetSearch and MusicGroups, you will stay on the edge of the musical trends.
Latest Version:7.0.2 Size:25.6 MB Platform: Windows 2000/XP/ Vista/ 7
Powerful DJ Software
Digital deejaying has skyrocketed in popularity over the past five years and it's no wonder why. Compared to a full vinyl setup with all the hardware and physical media it requires, an MP3-based mixing station is extremely simple and cheap. There's even free software to get you started, and one of the most popular programs available is Power DJ.
Power DJ is often packaged with USB-based hardware mixing consoles from the likes of Hercules and Numark, and, in fact, if you really want to delve into the full array of features, such devices are going to be a necessity--and they'll require a $99 license fee to upgrade to the Pro version of the software. That said, you can download the app for free by itself and make very basic mixes and playlists.
While the program isn't specifically geared at newbies, it is intuitive enough for a musically inclined individual to use right off the bat. Once installed, Power DJ automatically populates a folder tree in the bottom left corner where you can easily access your music collection. The bottom middle serves as a tabbed, multifunction area where you can browse tracks, sample music bites, add effects, and make recordings.
The top of the window is dominated by two digital turntables, which are distinguished by color: blue on the left and red on the right. Each one has the ability to cue, loop, adjust pitch, scratch, and shift (among other features). In the middle is the mixing console, where you can adjust the gain and master volume, as well as transition between the two tracks. Once the songs have been dragged and dropped into the console, a bar along the top displays the sound waves of each to help with visual mixing. There's also a video input option that lets you create montages to the music.
The stylish interface and high number of features score points, but learning how to use the program is a hit-or-miss proposition. To be perfectly honest, using it without mixing hardware (that is, just a mouse and keyboard) is a challenge, and not one we enjoyed, so we recommend hooking up a compatible USB controller. Also worth a look: the thorough online user guide.
Power DJ is free, fully featured, and well-laid-out. It's a useful option both for aspiring mixers and newbies.
# Parallel waveform displays
# Waveform summaries
# MP3, OGG, WAVE, and FLAC playback
# Extra playback formats through plugins
# Fast, database-powered library
# Automatic crossfading with Auto DJ
# Crates and playlists
# Reads iTunes and Rhythmbox libraries
# Pitch-independent time stretch (key lock)
# Vinyl emulation
# Bulk BPM analysis
# Community Supported MIDI Controllers
# Multichannel soundcard support (playback and capture)
# Multiple soundcard support
# Adjustable EQ shelves
# Crossfader curve control
# Skinnable interface with extra skins bundled
# Advanced MIDI scripting engine
# Multiple simultaneous MIDI controllers
# Adjustable pitch range
# Hot cues
# Wave recording
# BPM detection and estimation
# Ramping pitchbend controls
# Multi-core CPU support
# 24-bit/96000 Hz playback and capture
# Crystal clear audio
# Hardware video acceleration
# Vinyl control support
|Supported OS||Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7|
|Processor||1GHz or above Intel or AMD CPU|
|Free hard disk space||1GB above|
|RAM||512MB or above|