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Virtual DJ Updated To Version 7.3

As much as every fan of Atomix Productions’ Virtual DJ software is waiting with baited breath for the day when VDJ8 is released (it’s in private beta now), it still would seem that there’s a bit of a crunch to go before the new version is ready. But Atomix continues to crank out new version updates, with a brand new version, 7.3, having been released this past weekend.

The new update is primarily focused on improving the audio engine – Atomix’s sclavel drops the details on the Virtual DJ forums:

The focus on this new update is mainly the sound quality.
We’ve improved the audio engine, using 32-bit internal processing, we added an automatic Limiter, an optional new Parametric Equalizer with customizable frequencies, and in general ported back from v8 some new improvements that make VirtualDJ sound better.
VirtualDJ 8 will sound even better, but 7.3 is already a noticeable improvement over the previous versions.

We also ported back from v8 the multi-word search engine.
If you search for “Guetta Love”, the search engine will now show all the results that contain both the word “Guetta” in one of the fields and the word “Love” in the same or any other field. (unlike v7.2 and previous, where it would have shown only files matching the exact string “Guetta{space}Love”).
If you want to search for an exact string with spaces, just include it between double-quotes when you type it in the search field.

And as usual we added native support for the latest and newest controllers that will hit the market soon, and we fixed a few small bugs that had been reported.

The new version is free for all registered Broadcaster/Pro Basic/Pro Full users and is available for download now.

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  • benjaminwg

    A lot of very necessary improvements. It’s sad it took this long for an optional compressor/limiter. I have so many fouled up recorded mixing when using the internal mixer and useless metering. But the gain headroom is still crap. It’s simply dropping the master out, not changing where the track’s auto gain normalizes at. And it seems even if you turn that off (set to 0), it’s now completely different than the channel gains. So if you want to manually control the gains and use internal mixer, now it’s actually worse. And while the sound quality in the blend is better, it’s still not up to Deckadance or Traktor, and general fidelity is still not as high. While the in-the-blend transparency has been improved, I think they may even have reduced the overall fidelity. Maybe not worse (sonic memory is a tricky thing) but just different overall and not improved. I would not intentionally listen to music recreationally using VDJ if I had the option, while Traktor sounds fine… aside from a slight smoothness and forgiving top-end. Otherwise NI has made their software very transparent, almost like just using Media Player or Foobar. While the Quadratic up-fader curve is a nice addition, the old fader curve was my favorite and felt like halfway between the two settings they have now. I may be mistaken, but neither feels exactly the same as the old curve I loved. I really hope they clear up all this stuff by V8.

  • I apologize but I cannot promote the use of VDJ because of their buggy mappings and close minded license transfer policies. I’m out $300 for the pro version. That being said, they annouced version 8 a year ago. Should have just kept that under your hat.

  • Lauti

    lol virtual dj

    • Lol, people who dismiss VDJ because they tried a few years ago a cracked Version 3 and are now stuck with Traktor or Serato because it’s the hip thing to use.