December 7, 2011 in Music and Recording (E)
[prMac.com] Bucharest, Romania - Xylio today is pleased to announce the 3rd major release of FutureDecks DJ pro with significant enhancements to its already feature-rich audio-video DJ mixing application. DJ software has been Xylio's main focus since 2003, FutureDecks DJ pro being the result of the company's experience and dedication. This new release comes with over 50 new features that are bound to suit the needs of any aspiring and professional DJ or VJ.
An extended history in the development of DJ software led to the creation of a software that significantly improves the experience of mixing music and videos through professional features and a stylish user-friendly interface that keeps pros and beginners alike focused on their creative flow. This is achieved through new features such as being able to connect up to 8 hardware MIDI/HID controllers at the same time that gives complete control over mixes without even touching your Mac. The 4 decks can be completely synchronized with one another, allowing for complex mash-ups and mixing sessions.
The software comes with a very powerful and flexible sampler where beats and jingles can be loaded. Loops made in any of the 4 decks can also be sent to any of the 8 sampler's banks. The loops will also be in-sync with the other decks allowing for a seamless experience. Loops can also be saved and recalled later on.
For musically perfect mixes the key can be changed or locked (master tempo) to achieve not only beatmatched but also key-matched mixes. FutureDecks DJ pro even detects the key of a song/video to considerably simplify harmonic mixing.
Many practical features have also been added. Color markers enable the user to assign colors to particular tracks so that they stand out and are easier to find. The Audio, Video and Karaoke buttons help filter the playlist by each format. The user can also choose between the Audio and Video Mode. The Audio mode displays 4 vertical waveforms that make it easy to visually align the beats of all 4 decks. The Video mode makes room for the video screen, as well as two smaller video previewing screens, thus providing a complete VJ-ing experience.
Even though the FutureDecks DJ Pro was made to be used in live conditions, almost all of its functions can be automated in such a way that the software ends up doing all the hard work. A good example is the AutoMix mode that enables the software to work on its own, mixing songs without any human intervention whatsoever. Both songs rhythm and volume are automatically synchronized and the beats are perfectly overlapped to create quality beat-matched mixes.
* Mac running Lion (10.7.x)
* Snow Leopard (10.6.7)
* 18.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
FutureDecks DJ pro 3.0.2 is available now in the Mac App Store in the Music category at a reduced price of $79 / 62Euro / 54 / 6900. Promo codes for review purposes are available upon request.
XYLIO is a EU-based company specialized in cutting-edge multimedia software development involving real-time DSP and programming on the Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and Linux platforms. The company has extensive experience in the DJ and audio fields, but also develops other multimedia products, including highly interactive kiosk and video products. Copyright (C) 2011 XYLIO. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.