Our Thoughts on the VirtualDJ Pro
Are you a professional or newbie DJ who is thinking about purchasing VirtualDJ Pro and using it in your studio or at your gigs? Then make sure that you read the entirety of this short review about the said software. Below we will talk about some of the most important things about it.
Just like what the name says, Virtual DJ serves as a digital tool for your various DJing needs. It comes with an assortment of features to make sure that it can work to your advantage as a DJ. However, it can also be used for a bunch of other things. Here are some of the software’s top features:
- Two-deck interface. Mixing tracks to wow the crowd is made trouble-free by VirtualDJ Pro. That’s because it has a couple of decks that can be used for seamlessly using numerous tracks for making one hit. VirtualDJ Pro is not as expensive and bulky as an actual two-deck DJ console, thus it helps to save both money and space.
- Easy to use. The bottom half of the VirtualDJ Pro’s interface houses just about every tool that you will need to come up with masterpieces. The effects, sampler and browser are some of those that can be easily accessed, and each one of them comes with submenus containing further features.
- Organized collection. One of the strongest suits of VirtualDJ Pro is that it’s very good at making a DJ’s life clutter-free, thanks to the software’s ability to intuitively organize tracks as well as group them together. That’s a good thing especially if you are in front of a live audience and you would like to electrify them with an impromptu performance.
What We Like
VirtualDJ Pro packs all kinds of bells and whistles despite being user-friendly. When we gave the digital mixing console a try, we immediately liked the following things about it:
- Customizable. There’s one feature of VirtualDJ Pro that not a lot of similar software have, and it’s the ability to behave in different manners with the help of the proprietary VDJscript — a tool that enables you to modify the behavior of the software via scripting. On the manufacturer’s website, you can choose from hundreds of scripts available. Or you can simply make up your own script for utmost personalization.
- Plug-and-play. Currently, a plethora of physical DJ consoles exists. The good news is that no matter what you are counting on each time, it’s most likely to be compatible with VirtualDJ Pro. Pairing a physical device with a virtual tool allows you to reach new heights in terms of creativity and possibilities.
- Versatile. If you believe that VirtualDJ Pro is only for mixing tracks, think again. The first time we gave the software a test drive, we were surprised to learn that it can in fact do many other things. For instance, it can record not only audio but also video. It can be used for online broadcasting purposes, too, using your computer or a radio server.
Who is This Product Best Suited To
Although it’s true that VirtualDJ Pro can impress, the truth is that it doesn’t have some of the features that can be found in more advanced or professional digital mixing consoles in the market today. However, it also offers a few things that many others don’t, like the ability to record both audio and video files onto CDs.
It’s for this reason exactly why the product is ideal for DJs who tend to multitask. It’s also suited for those who wish to stick to one software type rather than different ones that can take up not only precious hard disk space but also time. VirtualDJ Pro is more geared towards beginners, although professionals may find it a delight to use, too.
What Customers are Saying
Customers love that VirtualDJ Pro comes with a very user-friendly interface. It simplifies the process of mixing tracks most especially for those who do not have a lot of experience in the world of DJing. However, some of those who purchased and installed the software are complaining that the design is on the cluttered side of things. Luckily, they say that having frequent software updates makes up for such forgivable downside.
The Bottom Line
VirtualDJ Pro is not only for mixing, but also recording video, burning CDs and live radio broadcasting. Needless to say, it’s one little versatile tool that both pros and novices can take advantage of.