Virtual DJ – Keeping Track of Your Music Collection


Organising music collection efficiently is a critical skill for DJs to master, and VirtualDJ makes this task simpler through its collections, folders and playlists tree.

VirtualDJ also makes learning the ropes easy for new DJs by clearly explaining each setting and button’s functions.


Maintaining an organized music collection and curating playlists for each gig are two crucial skills a DJ needs to acquire – VirtualDJ is here to make this task simpler and make you more efficient! With its many tools to simplify this task and increase productivity.

One of the standout features in V8 was CloudLists, allowing users to easily access playlists created and shared online by other users. This makes it simple to quickly find tunes suitable for your venue or audience type quickly. In addition to this feature, this software also features a library management window displaying music collections organized into folders as well as a playlist view where tracks can be reordered by using metadata columns.

Other features include a video mixing interface which displays live-mixed music videos on two screens at the same time, and a mix table with advanced mixing controls. You can customize your interface’s skin using VirtualDJ’s skin selection feature, while VirtualDJ supports many controllers.

DJs will appreciate being able to easily create smart playlists that narrow their music collection based on desired parameters, then select any track from that playlist and drag them directly into their deck or the jukebox for playback – making finding what track to play at any given point much simpler without scrolling through all your library tracks!

Stem performance pads are another invaluable tool, enabling you to work with any stems extracted from songs just like you would use a MIDI pad – providing the opportunity to alter vocal lines, instrumental parts (kicks and snares), basslines or any other element you might wish to remix in your live set.

VirtualDJ is capable of linking with streaming services like Spotify and SoundCloud Go+ to make accessing your own music catalog easier. Furthermore, this unique DJ feature can even scan your collection to locate similar tracks to those loaded onto each deck – this can be particularly helpful to DJs who take an eclectic approach when mixing by using different sources for each deck.


This program features two decks for music file playback and a mix table which enables you to control audio signals using knobs and buttons for cueing, looping, effects and more. There’s even a crossfader which blends the two decks together while controlling volume, EQ and other aspects of each song! Finally, its main window shows playlists and library views showing your entire collection accessed through either deck – plus they can both be sorted or searched easily!

VirtualDJ contains an abundance of options and some settings may be complex for novice users; however, the software takes great care to explain each setting clearly compared to competing programs such as Rekordbox that may be difficult to comprehend and navigate for novice DJs unfamiliar with DJ terminology.

Dependent upon the setup, the program may automatically recognize your controller or sound card upon startup, however if not, use the input settings page to manually configure a custom device. Our software supports most popular sound cards as well as DJ controllers.

Once VirtualDJ is up and running, it will notify you that a new device has been detected and ask if you wish to use either its soundcard or that of the controller as its sound source.

From the Audio Settings screen, you have access to various configuration options for your sound card or audio interface, including sample rate and bit depth – this may range anywhere between 128kb/s and 96kb/s depending on system and driver settings. In addition, this program displays their outputs on this page along with any channels they will send their signals through (useful when trying to match hardware outputs with mixer channel inputs). Finally, an active waveform in the center of the screen can be personalized according to your needs by changing color, shape size as well as selecting whether mono or stereo sounds best suits you!

Importing Music

Virtual DJ offers several methods for adding music into the program. First, its built-in music browser enables you to search your files using their filenames; in addition, there is also a BPM filter which helps find tracks with similar beat and key frequencies; you can add songs directly into a playlist for easy access later; plus this software also lets you record mixes to file for future reference.

This software also comes equipped with various effects for audio editing, such as beat loop and stutter loop effects. You can change the beat and tempo of any song by following its display in the active waveform window, while its cue button lets you set an entry point within any track to start playing from. Useful for quick remixes, beat locks or quick remixes!

Virtual DJ also features a video mixing function, which enables you to seamlessly mix two separate videos simultaneously. Furthermore, it features various video effects and transitions that make your mixes even more captivating and attractive for audiences. Furthermore, there are various keyboard shortcuts you can use quickly perform specific actions within this program.

Virtual DJ offers an immersive music-listening experience by importing music from iTunes library or iCloud Music directly into Virtual DJ, while downloading and converting Apple Music files with DRmare Apple Music Converter at 30x speed without lossless audio quality loss; additionally it can remove iTunes DRM/Audible DRM during conversion process.

Advanced users will find this program offers many customization options through its “Config” menu in the upper right corner. Here you can modify skins and features to better match your personal tastes; plus it also boasts an extensive knowledge base to browse and find answers for their inquiries.


Virtual DJ comes equipped with an impressive array of effects to allow you to quickly compose unique musical compositions and remixes on-the-fly. In its Effects section, you will find traditional effects like flanger and echo as well as more modern beat-aware options like beatgrid and slicer. There is also a built-in sampler which enables users to drop and loop samples while editing their attributes so you can classify each as either “Drop” (one shot) or “Loop” (repeats until stopped).

The interface of this program has been designed to resemble traditional turntables, with two decks for loading music files into your mix and featuring platters with knobs to control volume, EQ and other aspects of audio blending. There’s even a crossfader so you can blend tracks together easily; all controlled using either mouse or keyboard.

VirtualDJ stands out as an exceptional DJ software by offering detailed instructions for each setting, making the software accessible and user-friendly for novice DJs. Not all other programs provide this level of detail and help new DJs gain confidence in their own DJing abilities.

There are advanced features you can utilize to further advance your mixing, such as beatlock and keymatching. Beatlock locks the tempo of a track so any scratching or other tricks you do synchronize to its beats per minute; keymatching ensures any songs being played simultaneously match up with its tempo, essential for mixing.

Keymatching utilizes harmonic theory to automatically alter the keys of tracks so they match one another, providing DJs who frequently play dance music primarily composed in major keys with an effective solution for making sure their sets sound in harmony with one another. Adjustments can be made either with slider or via dropdown menus ‘Key Value’ and “Key Match”.

VirtualDJ offers an expansive selection of controller support and mapping options to allow almost any controller to control its software. When plugging your controller in, VirtualDJ instantly recognizes it and prompts you as to whether to use its audio interface (or default computer soundcard).

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