Mixvibes has introduced an update for Cross DJ, its Mac/PC flagship software. They tell us that the 2.5 version features build-in key detection and control, new full screen collection and more. Here's a list of the features:
Accurate Key detection for smooth harmonic mixes
There's accurate build-in key detection right in Cross DJ: no need for third party software anymore. Key can be displayed in classic notation or harmonic code, making it easy to find matching tracks.
Key control and dynamic display
Key is just as important as BPM. Cross DJ displays it straight into the deck header. Match it automatically to the master deck, or change the pitch manually by semi-tones. The dynamic key display reflects those changes, and turns white when in harmony.
Browsing by key is now super easy: key compatible tunes are highlighted in bright orange. Focus on other search criteria, and the key still pops up.
Easy browsing with new full screen collection
Selection is the heart of DJing. The collection view is now more intuitive than ever with the new mini-players. It gives more space to browse tracks, while keeping an eye on what's playing. Additionally, you can now drag and drop tracks between players and samplers - useful when you have only one turntable or CDJ.
Peak view markers : better understanding of track structure
DJs are used to production software grids to understand a track's structure. Cross DJ is the first DJ application to show those markers on the track's peak view, making it easy to mix musical phrases.
Mapping for Pioneer DDJ-SX and more
Mixvibes' philosophy is to be as open as possible. Cross DJ 2.5 introduces one to one mappings of the latest popular controllers:
Pricing and Availability:
Cross DJ costs $49.99 / 39.99€
I wish Traktor had this kind of semitone control and matching.
18-Jul-13 10:41 PM
Great update, I'm surprised how good the repitching of track sounds. Usually this kind of feature is really destructive for the sound quality (even in ableton). MixVibes maanged to make it DJ friendly !
24-Jul-13 06:12 AM
16 track multitimbral synthesiser with fully sequenceable parameter locks, video synthesis and the introduction of step components.
Mark was on hand to give us the lowdown on these new pieces