With last night’s announcement of the Behringer CMD series having a bundled version of Deckadance included with each unit, we knew one of the first items to check out on the NAMM showroom floor would be that software to see what’s new. As it turns out, Image Line is completely relaunching the software with a new look and some features that could be the envy of Traktor and Serato users – read on to see our world exclusive image gallery of the alpha!
A few quick comments on the feature set of Deckadance 2 that appear in the photos above:
- Chained Effects: Much like Traktor, the vertical effects are all chained one to the next in a vertical fashion
- Clip Launching: A solid sample launching system that lives right in the middle of the user interface
- Frequency Isolated Effects: Apply effects just to one frequency of the playing audio, like on an RMX-1000 or Xone DJ mixer
- Grossbeat Editor: Allows stutter/beatmasher effects to be drawn in, much the same way that Mapulator and StutterEdit work
STILL IN ALPHA
The version we saw is still very much a pre-release of the software built, but it seemed to be behaving fairly solidly at the Behringer booth. The software seems officially resurrected – with an upcoming beta that we’re looking forward to getting our hands on and giving a full review of.