Linux News Today: Mixxx 2.0 Open Source DJ Software Brings Better Support for DJ Controllers
After being in the making for three years, the developers of the Mixxx open source DJ software have had the great pleasure of announcing the release and immediate availability for download of Mixxx 2.0.
Prominent features of Mixxx 2.0 include support for dynamic and resizable skins, support for up to four decks with Master Sync, support for new built-in audio effects, including Biquad 8 band graphic EQ, Reverb, Moog 4-pole Ladder Filter, BitCrusher, Linkwitz-Riley 8th Order EQ, Echo, Bessel 8th Order EQ, Flanger, and Bessel 4th Order EQ.
Furthermore, Mixxx 2.0 comes with support for detecting musical keys of tracks, support for RGB waveforms, vinyl passthrough, cover art support, the ability to connect up to 12 external audio inputs, including four microphones, four AUX inputs, and microphone ducking, as well as numerous other under-the-hood improvements.
“The wait is finally over. After years of hard work, the Mixxx development team is pleased to present Mixxx 2.0! Mixxx 2.0 is the culmination of over a decade of work by hundreds of DJs, artists, and software engineers. We hope you enjoy it! If you tried our betas then you already know what you’re in for,” reads today’s announcement.
What’s coming to Mixxx 2.1
In addition to the changes mentioned above, Mixxx 2.0 features an upgraded library that now includes auto DJ crates, a multi-core library scanner, better auto DJ stability, support for album artwork, and MusicBrainz tag lookup. Lots of new DJ controllers are supported as well in Mixxx 2.0, including Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 and Denon HS5500.
For Mixxx 2.1, the development team promise to add even more attractive new features, such as improved DJ controller support and rewrite the audio file decoders support. Until then, you can download Mixxx 2.0 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now from Softpedia.