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- Everything you need to DJ with the music on your computer
- Touch-sensitive platters with volume, three-band EQ and pitch controls allow you to manipulate music like the pro's
- The large, touch-sensitive scratch wheels provide the feel of a vinyl record
- USB powered- just plug it in
- Works on Mac or PC
- Portable, lightweight and built-tough for use anywhere, anytime
- Includes DJ software so you can start mixing and performing immediately
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DISCOVER DJ is the easiest way to become a DJ. This computer-DJ package is perfect for anyone from people wanting to be a DJ to music lovers who have never tried DJing before. The DJ system harnesses the processing power of your Mac or PC and enables you to DJ parties, events and even clubs using the music that is already on your computer. DISCOVER DJ consists of a hardware DJ control surface with a convenient, standard USB connection and powerful MixVibes CROSS LE performance DJ software.
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USB-powered controller works with Mac and PC computers.
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Be the DJ!
DJ With Your Computer
You can mix and scratch your music, including your iTunes Music Libraries using two large performance platters and a central mixer section with a crossfader, buttons and knobs. DISCOVER DJ is laid out in to carefully recreate the two-decks-and-a-mixer setup that professional DJs prefer. On screen, the MixVibes CROSS LE software is a virtual extension of the DISCOVER DJ hardware, with two decks. Just load your tracks to either Deck A or Deck B, and then control it, cueing up the start point, performing advanced transitions and even scratching.
Familiar, DJ-Friendly Controls
DISCOVER DJ has complete DJ controls such as pitching the music up and down so you can perfectly match the tempo or BPM between tracks and create seamless mixes. The system also has an automatic beat-matching feature that takes the guesswork out of this tricky piece of DJing. Bass and treble control enable you to shape your sound with ease. You can easily extend the mix by looping your favorite parts of their tracks. Yet, with all of this power and capabilities, DISCOVER DJ is easy enough for virtually anyone to learn on. You can even record, play back and share your performances thanks to recording capability.
DISCOVER DJ works with Mac and PC computers. Its hardware component connects via USB and does not require a power adapter.
DISCOVER DJ Features
- Includes everything you need to DJ with your computer
- Large touch-sensitive scratch wheels for natural scratch feel
- Crossfader enables you to mix between songs
- Perfect your sound with Bass and Treble controls
- Automatically matches tempo from one song to the next
- Record and share your DJ performances
- Extend the mix by looping your favorite parts
- Plug-and-play USB connection requires no drivers or power adapter
- Easy-to-use MixVibes Cross LE DJ software included
- Perform with the music in your iTunes music library
- M4A, AIFF, WAV, MP3, FLAC and OGG audio file support
What's in the Box
DISCOVER DJ USB DJ controller, Software CD, USB cable, Quick start guide
Top customer reviews
I didn't have high expectations for this thing seeing its a $60 plastic mixer that has very little functionality on it so I was amazed when I was upset with my purchase. If this product actually worked I would say it would be a good toy for a child that you want to get into DJing or whatever, I'm not a parent, I don't know what you people do with your kids. But seeing how the product doesn't work with the software I'd avoid buying it.
Also, assuming that something is faulty on my end, (which I've searched high and low on the internet to figure out a solution) I'd also like to say that this device isn't that great. The 2 times that it did work there wasn't much to do with it. You could select music by scrolling with the mixer as oppose to pointing and clicking which would be a lot faster and you could try to mix in a song with the jog wheels but they don't work very well.
I definitely wouldn't recommend this to any "beginning djs" and I'm upset with the people who did. If anything you could buy this for a kid but make sure it works before you do.
The jogs are awesomely functional. They are touch sensitive (i can hold the unit upside down and activate the platters). They are also as smooth as butter, and amazingly sensitive when it comes to their scratch performance.
The current packed-in software (Mixvibes Cross LE) is great for beginners/intermediate djs, even some pros might prefer it. But the great thing about the Discover DJ is that it's also a MIDI device that can be used with any dj software that supports a midi controller (NI Traktor, Virtual DJ, Mixxx, DJay, and others), with a bit of mapping.
As either a beginner system or a backup for a pro, i think the unit is awesome for the price. no bells and whistles, just the basics with great jog wheels. I let my nieces and nephews scratch away on it, not worrying about it getting damaged. I plan on attaching guitar strap locks to it, so i can hang it around my neck and play it like a guitar.
Also for best results with audio performance, one should use an external audio interface with the Discover DJ (it doesn't include one - it's only a controller). If one has to use their computer's onboard audio, download ASIO4all (Windows only) for best performance.
I bought this control to get me from having to mix songs manually with the mouse. I love every bit of it. Bought an el cheapo sound card right here at Amazon where my headphones are plugged into and downloaded ASIO4ALL. Now I can cue songs in the headphones while i have this plugged into my laptop ---> amp -----> speakers.
Even a cave man should be able to figure this thing out. Mixing is easy, I especially like the Itunes integration. (One of the main reasons why this was the one i bought). It picked up all my playlists as though i was mixing directly from iTunes.
The "vinyls" are highly touch sensitive and songs literally stop even when my headphone cable touches them.
I used the LE CrossDJ software which got me going (included). I also donwloaded Mixxx which appears to also work well and is the only other free substitute to Cross I could find with mappings already built into the software but I have to say latency on Mixxx is higher than Cross in English, the software reacts a tad bit slower then LE when a command is issued from the controller. I guess thats more a preference thing.
On the whole, I like it and can see how starter wannbe DJs or even pros will get with this.
If you like DJ Hero, but wish you could decide what to mix, this gives you great entry-level turntables. If you actually get good at it, and you get a copy of a compatible Traktor program (the free DJ software it comes with will work, but is very limited), you could use this toy to do a live set at a party or even a bar. You could make $20 playing with your toy.
The turntables spin correctly, sync up to the tracks very well, the fader works perfectly, very smooth. The free software works fine. If you get Traktor you will have to program it through the midi setup. Takes a while but worth it.