After three years, Open Source DJ mixing software Mixxx sees a major release in the form of Mixxx version 2.0.
Mixxx is a cross-platform, free and open source DJ mixing software that provides almost all the features you would need for creating your own mixes. Used by professionals and amateurs alike, Mixxx has been a hot favorite for several years.
In Mixxx you can use your iTunes library. Its powerful mixing engine supports a number of file format. Over 85 MIDI DJ controllers are supported out-of-the-box along with several HID controllers. There is an Auto DJ option as well to give you a break from mixing.
Complete features of Mixxx can be found here. But before that, let’s see what is new in the latest release.
What’s new in Mixxx 2.0
- Dynamic, Resizable Skins
- 4 Decks with Master Sync
- Built-in Effects
- Harmonic Mixing with Musical Key Detection
- RGB Waveforms
- Four Microphones, Four AUX Inputs, Microphone Ducking
- Vinyl Passthrough
- Cover Art Support
- Core Mixing Engine Improvements
- Upgraded Library
- Improved, Expanded Support for DJ Controllers
You can find the new features of Mixxx 2.0 in details here.
Install Mixxx 2.0 in Ubuntu based Linux distributions
Mixxx provides its own PPA too easily install Mixxx in Ubuntu based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, elementary OS, Zorin OS etc. The PPA is valid for Ubuntu 12.04, 14.04 and 15.10.
Open a terminal and use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install mixxx
To uninstall Mixxx, use the following commands:
sudo apt-get remove mixxx sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:mixxx/mixxx
If you are already using an older version of Mixxx, it will be upgraded soon.
For other Linux distributions, you can install Mixxx from the source code. You can download Mixxx 2.0 source code from the link below:
Since Mixxx is a cross platform application, you can download it for Windows and Mac OS X as well. You can visit the Mixxx download page to get the installer for other platforms.