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TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO DJing
INSTALLATION / UPGRADE NOTES
INTERFACES – ZONES
FILE SYSTEM / FOLDER STRUCTURE
FILE / SEARCH RESULTS
ID3 TAG SUPPORT
BPM ANALYSIS AND KEY DETECTION
MANUAL BPM CORRECTION
PLAYLIST AND AUTOMIX
EDITING AUTOMIX MIX POINTS
SIDELISTFILE SYSTEM / FOLDER STRUCTURE ORGANIZATION
INTERNAL MIXER CONTROLS
KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS AND MACROS
EFFECTS (AUDIO, VIDEO, VIDEO TRANSITIONS)
KARAOKE and ROTATION LIST MANAGERRECORDING AND BROADCASTING
POWER USER TIPS
LEGAL INFORMATION (End User License Agreement EULA)
Welcome to VirtualDJ!
VirtualDJ is revolutionary software whichallows audio and video mixing right from a computer.
We designed VirtualDJ to be simple and intuitive to use but do not be fooled — there are many
advanced features to explore and customize.
VirtualDJ features everything you need for imaginative performance and mixing:
Two virtual decks for loading audio and video tracks, short clips and karaoke
Extensivebrowsing functions utilizing ID3 tag and custom information fields
Comprehensive mixer with all the features that you would expect from a traditional
mixer (EQ, gain, crossfader)
Audio and video effects processors
Linking video to audio tracks for pre-selected visual enhancement to the audio
Sampler for recording and playing back audio clips on the fly
ClipBank for playing back video clips on thefly
Smart and User-Defined (IN/OUT) Looping engine
Real-time recording of your mixes ( Audio and Video )
Real-time webcasting of your sessions
Additionally, VirtualDJ includes many innovative features to help you spend less time with the
tedious, time-consuming aspects of DJing and mixing:
Analysis of Beats Per Minute (BPM) and Key detection for Harmonic Mixing
Automatic beatmatching for quick mixing
Computer Beat Grid for easy visual mixing
Dynamic Hot Cue points
We developed VirtualDJ to be the most complete and extensive DJ software on the market
today. We have provided an exhaustive set of features for you to take advantage of and create
great mixes. Whether you are a beginner or a professional DJ, you will find working inside
VirtualDJ to be fun,intuitive and highly efficient.
If you are new to being a DJ, we recommend that you read the “Introduction to DJing” section
of this manual — it contains basic information on the art of DJing that you might find useful
before diving into the software.
We highly recommend reading this manual in its entirety once you begin using VirtualDJ — it
will help you learn and understand all of its manyfeatures so you can get the most out of your
We sincerely hope that you enjoy this great product!
INTRODUCTION TO DJing
The work of a disc jockey can be divided into three tasks:
1. Choosing the music (programming)
2. Mixing the music
3. Modifying the music (remixing)
The first task consists of choosing the appropriate music, which obviously depends on the type
of evening andyour style. Generally a good rule of thumb is to avoid playing all the hits” from
the very start of the evening and to keep some in reserve to generate new interest when the
audience starts to become tired.
VirtualDJ allows instant access to all your titles, playlists, and a list of suggestions. It’s
ultimately up to you to decide what makes your audience move. The software cannot replace...