Mixxx is an application designed for everyone that wants to work as an amateur DJ, either in the comfort of his own home or while being at the party. The only requirements for this tool are at least a laptop and a good speaker system, as there are a lot of effects that are best listened on a 5.1 system, for example. However, users can still make good use of the tool even if they have to listen to the songs using headphones. The interface of the app is mainly black and users can easily customize it because each element can be manipulated as a widget for easy movement.
The app allows users to even drag and drop a file in order to start mixing it. A turntable is available and people can use their mouse in order to scratch it and transfer the effect to the audio file. Time stretching is available using this tool and while making use of this tool, users will be able to slow down or speed up a song without altering its pitch. Effects that were encountered while using vinyl discs, such as backspins, are also available using the app.
Along with the main skin, four more are available for use and every user can change them in order to find the one that suits him best. Mixed sounds can be recorded and they can be either saved as MP3 files or they can be broadcast using an online stream. Shoutcast is one of the easiest solution to do this and many listeners will come to hear the end product. A comprehensive list of DJ hardware is now virtualized in order to provide everyone with various tools that can be used and real DJs will definitely love the fact that the tool can be integrated with real turntables.