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Mixxx 1.10 beta

Mixxx is a free, cross-platform mixing software for DJs, providing features for both new and advanced users. It supports mp3, ogg, wave and flac playback and among the most important features are: automatic crossfading, playlists and crates, vinyl emulation, hot cues, pitch-independent time strech, BPM detection and estimation, multichannel soundcard suport and lots more.

Mixxx 1.10 Beta has been released yesterday and comes with a huge list of improvements and new features:
  • rewritten and improved Vinyl control
  • microphone support
  • 4 Sampler Decks
  • Beatloops, Loop Halve/Double Buttons
  • Quantized Loops, Hotcues and Beatloops
  • Beatgrid Adjust Feature
  • Phase Synchronization (Sync button now synchronizes both the BPM and phase of beats)
  • Spinning Turntable Widgets and Waveform Scratching
  • Mixing engine: improved sound quality and multiple soundcards support,
  • more

There are also various library / user interface improvements: much faster iTunes and Rhythmbox support, improved browser mode, new and updated skins as well as limited internationalization support.

The complete Mixxx 1.10 beta changelog can be found here.


To install Mixxx 1.10 beta in Ubuntu, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxxbetas
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mixxx libportaudio2

There's also a new stable Mixxx version available (1.9.2) which brings various bug fixes to the mixing engine and library. To install the latest stable Mixxx version in Ubuntu, use the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install mixxx libportaudio2

Please note that if you've added the Mixxx beta PPA, you can't install Mixxx stable too!

Mixxx 1.10 is currently in beta so you will probably find bugs. Report them here.


For other Linux distributions, Windows and Mac OSX, download Mixxx from HERE


via LFFL
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