November 19, 2012

Virtual DJ 7.3 Released

Not everybody has the five or six hundred dollars it takes to plop down on a brand new, top tier DVS system.  Of course, we already know why the cost is so high for these systems and it balances out when you consider the cost to not go digital.  Five hundred dollars won’t go far is you’re still buying vinyl records.  Traktor Scratch Pro 2 and Serato Scratch Live still remain the top contenders in this category – and I don’t see them moving very soon.  This, however, shouldn’t deter you from digital Djing if you’re just shy of the amount you need to save.

There are alternatives out there that come at a cheaper cost.  They were designed to be low cost, for those who aren’t willing to put a huge investment towards their DJ gear.  Reloop and Mixvibes are two decent alternatives that will give you basically what you need, and are a viable option if you’ve decided to go with an all-in-one controller solution.  We shouldn’t forget about the granddaddy of DVS software, Virtual DJ.  They’ve been around since their humble beginnings with basic ASIO sound cards, and they haven’t called it quits yet.  Many are eagerly anticipating the release of Virtual DJ 8, but for now we’ll settle with the small revisions and updates they continue to release for version 7.  As of now, 7.3 is out for users with improvements to their sound engine and EQs.