Virtual DJ 2020 is the best audio and video mixing software to make your DJ music more powerful and attractive. It is free for home use. It is the successor of the early version VDJ 2018, In addition to some new features like the Event Scheduler, Beatport streaming, a better harmonic mixing with auto pitching, etc, it also brings a brand new modern look adapted to all kind of DJs.
It is the free DJ software for audio and video mixing. It uses the latest technology to make your music more creative and attractive. It has more options than a simple media player like iTunes. It lets you “mix” your songs, by playing two or more tracks at the same time, standard controls (play, pause, stop, cue), automatic BPM and KEY calculation, a 3 band equalizer, pitch control, real scratch simulation, karaoke support, CD to MP3 encoder, compatibility with iTunes playlists, recording of DJ sessions and many more. It is used to play live in clubs and big stadiums, at weddings, private parties, or just to train at home. And in addition to being used live, Virtual DJ can also be used to record mixtapes, podcast, or to broadcast to Internet radios.
Virtual DJ 2020 Feature
Powerful, yet easy to use
Virtual DJ 2020 offers the most intelligent DJ technology and intuitive features, It is still easy to learn and master for any aspiring DJ. And best of all it’s free for non-professional use.
Multi-Desk stand-alone DJ Mixer
Virtual DJ is powerful, yet easy to use DJ software with an intuitive user interface. It comes with all the features you need to start mixing as a DJ. Virtual DJ is fully operational even without DJ hardware connected. With transport controls, jog wheels, track information, waveforms, an advanced mixer, equalization & filter, effects, loops, performance pads, hot cues, seamless looping, smart sync, and quantized cues all help you mix faster, better, and be more creative.
Virtual DJ comes with a plethora of key features that every entertainer needs in modern DJ software:
- Powerful, yet intuitive & easy to learn
- Fully operational even without DJ hardware
- Smart quantizing features for valuable mixing assistance
Before beginning to use Virtual DJ, it is important to familiarize yourself with the controls and the available sections of the default GUI (Graphical User Interface) or Skin.
Plug & Play with DJ Gear
Virtual DJ 2020 works with more controllers and mixers than any other software. With plug & play support for over 300+ controllers, the choice of hardware is all yours! From easy-to-use entry-level controllers to advanced club mixers. Simply connect your controller and you are ready to mix!
It supports all popular controllers from our partner brands, such as Pioneer, Numark, Reloop, Denon, Hercules, Rane, etc. It comes with an intuitive mapper interface and midi-learn capability for customization and tweaks, as well as the creation of your own mappers. And with a powerful scripting language, almost every facet of the software can be controlled and mapped. With Virtual DJ, you get the industry’s best controller support and mapping features!
Accurate vinyl feel
Built-in low latency, highly accurate DVS engine for mixing with traditional turntables and CD players. Works with all major brands of timecode signal as well as Virtual DJ’s own optimized DVS signal that is available for download or purchase the specialty vinyl in our shop.
Virtual DJ 2020 Works with all sound cards that have sufficient audio inputs and outputs, including plug and play support for all popular DVS ready sound cards and controllers.
- Low-latency DVS with smart, relative and absolute modes
- Auto Signal calibration
- Works with any DVS ready hardware
- Works with all popular DVS vinyl
Powerful Video Mixing
The virtual DJ comes with a powerful video engine for mixing all your video content. Works with all leading video formats in high-quality resolutions with full-HD and 4K support with a plentitude of available video effects, transitions, text-to-screen plugin, song titler, camera support, screen-grabbing and fancy overlays – making your video mixing more creative than ever easy to use with on-screen previews and smart video-crossfade and transitions.
Integrates well with the Virtual DJ 2020 video content catalog.
Even if you are mixing only audio tracks, the Virtual DJ will let you put those big screens and projectors to use. With thousands of available visualizations for a stunning on-screen presence. Psychedelic patterns, tunnels, hypnotic ambients, equalizers and more.
It can be automatically enabled for audio-only tracks, with beat-aware algorithm and auto rotation.
- Add stunning visuals to your audio-only mixing
- Thousands of visualizations available online
- Beat-aware algorithm to adjust the visuals to music
Engaging video graphics
Display beautiful graphics on the screen with built-in video skins ready for use on video walls or projectors. Show what you are doing with the mix so your audience will feel like they are standing in the booth with you. Entertain and engage them while you are mixing, with more than just your sound. With action areas showing loops, effects, cues, current track and upcoming song notifications, beat-tunnels that let the crowd see upcoming breaks, and more:
- Dedicated graphics also available for video broadcast
- Customize & brand your own video skin
- More video skins available as free extension downloads
- Works both for video DJs and purely audio DJs
Karaoke with Next Singer List
Built-in support for karaoke playback with on-screen lyrics display. Play karaoke songs on each deck or engage the powerful Karaoke Engine that allows you to add singer name, song key and venue name – automatically saved for future recall. Options to show background graphics between the karaoke songs, next singers on-screen display and more:
- Plays all popular karaoke formats
- Automatic background music playback
- On-screen next singer list display
- Easily customizable with personal branding
- Integrates with Virtual DJ Karaoke Catalog
Professional grade high-end audio engine with crystal clear sound. It comes with built-in high-quality pitch-stretching and master tempo, equalizers, filters, effects, and a limiter to avoid clipping and distortion. Works with all entry-level to professional-grade sound cards with high sample rate support.
Plug & play auto-detection for all popular DJ audio hardware and sound cards on the market, as well as easy to use audio setup interface with tools for advanced audio routing.
Audio & Video Effects
Virtual DJ 2020 comes with built-in native audio & video effects with a plethora more available including smart beat-aware effects, color-FX and all the standard audio effects like flanger, filters, echo, beat grid and more. Native video effects and transitions are also included along with slideshows, visualizations, on-screen text and camera support. All easily extendable with hundreds more available as free plugins.
Compatible with industry-standard VST effects, and open SDK for creating your own plugins.
- Built-in High-Quality Effects
- Countless more available as plugins
- Supports industry-standard VST and VSTi
Powerful sampler with unlimited banks and sample slots that can also be grouped and organized with colors and icons and offering multiple playback modes (stutter, loop…).
Supports audio and video samples as well as still images for on-screen display. Comes with built-in, easy-to-use sampler editor (for editing samples the way you want them), sample recorder, transparency support and more. Built-in stock samples included and plenty more can be added from the Extensions area including instrument packs, video loops, etc.
Up your performance with the performance pads! Unleash your creativity with an unlimited amount of pads available, including loops, sampler, slicer, loop-rolls, hot cues, scratch pads and more.
Comes with Pads Editor for easy customization and creation of your own pad pages.
- Unlimited pad pages
- Extend with custom pad pages available
Create your own performance pads with pads editor
Virtual DJ 2020 provides powerful music library management for all your songs. With ultra-fast searching, smart filter folders, playlists and virtual folders for organizing all your tracks. Intuitive folder tree structure for easy access to hard drives and folders, drag and drop reorder and nesting, grouped folders by type and purpose. With toolbar for quick select folders as favorites, create new smart-folders and playlist folders.
- Powerful track management with smart folders
- Fast search with scope parameters
- Automatic tag reading with powerful tag editor
- Expandable with folder and library plugins
Smart Folders & Playlists
Organize and prepare your music with playlists and smart folders. Comes with stock native smart folders and filters for duplicate song lookup, compatible songs (key/bpm) to current played song and more. Easy to use editor for creating even more smart filter folders that auto-populate by songs for given user-set criteria and scope.
Intuitive playlist with drag and drop support for adding songs, as well as the ability to nest and order them as you want. With quick select to use for automatic playback or side list ‘waitlist’ for upcoming songs, wish-list, etc.
Set-Lists & Track History
Keep track of played songs with online list sharing. Track history logging with automatic creation of history playlist available within the software; organized by date, year and month folders. Support for online SetList of your favorite sets with social media integration.
Easily clone and convert to Cloudlists for access from any computer and for sharing with other DJs and collaborations.
Cloudlists & Charts
Access online charts and themed playlists, or share yours with the world! With Cloudlists you can share your favorite playlists with other DJs, or keep them private and access your playlists from other computers. With integration for sharing your best playlists to social media.
Subscribe and add themed playlists by other DJs or group of DJs. And access top played songs feeds by DJs and popular charts from music services (Beatport, iTunes…).
Smart automix engine for automatic playback of music from a playlist, with auto-detection of song structure and beats for best suitable mix transitions. Perfect for early hours background music and for mobile DJs during dinner hours etc. With automix editor for custom transitions and timing.
Display of total remaining time, auto removal of played songs, drag & drop and reorder songs within the automix.
- Smart transitions
- Easy add and reorder
- Automix editor for custom transitions
Create custom song edits, automate actions and much more! Virtual DJ comes with plenty of native editors to tweak and improve your performance and tricks, make custom song edits, overlay lyrics, and graphics, etc.
Use the Pads editor for custom creation of more performance pads, track editor for cleaning or extending tracks, video editor with support for lyrics look-up, sample editor with audio and video support, POI action point editor, BPM editor, automix editor, and tag editor are all included.
Radio broadcast & Podcast
Direct broadcast to internet radios & podcasts to iTunes. With support for industry-standard Shoutcast & Icecast protocols including automatic track title propagation, you can easily broadcast to web radios or create your own radio station. Additional support for direct PC-to-PC broadcast which allows your friends to connect directly to you as well as podcast streaming your mixes to Virtual DJ own servers with iTunes ready integration.
- Build-in radio server for PC-to-PC broadcast
- Support for industry-standard web radio protocols
- Podcast with iTunes integration
Video Broadcast to Social Media
Make the world your arena and broadcast your mixes to popular social platforms. With Virtual DJ, it’s easy to broadcast video directly to many of the most popular sites. Add visualizations and Video skins for cool graphics, camera overlay, real-time screen grab for live chats and more! Virtual DJ makes it easier and more fun than ever to look impressive and engage with your audience online.
- Video broadcasting direct to main social platforms
- Add cool graphics with video skins
- Engage your viewers with screen-grab and visualizations
- Overlay your logo, text, and camera
Record your mixes
Share your mixtape! Built-in audio and video recording using the most popular formats and quality settings. With auto-start record on playback, support for external sources (record loopback, microphone, etc ..). Upload to your favorite sites, share on popular platforms. With automatic split-to-tracks and export of track-title cue files supported in many CD burning software.
- High-quality audio and video recording
- Share on popular mix sharing sites
- Auto-track for CD production
Never get surprised by a break again as you can prepare the upcoming mix ahead of time! The fully-featured sandbox mode lets you skip into the future of the mix without interrupting the sound playing out to the audience. Automatically returns to the original software state and position on disengage so you can jump right back into the live mix. With visual indicator of master output playback position.
Live Suggestions & Genius DJ
Get smart track suggestions based on what thousands of other DJ play next or drag-and-drop group of songs to the GeniusDJ engine for quick track tips based on a selection of songs. With a live ticker giving you song suggestions as you play, and tips from local content as well as supporting online catalogs.
It can also be set as an automatically updated docked side view for extended use. Great for song tips at hectic moments or on “brain freeze” to what to play next.
Take Requests with Ask The DJ
Direct song requests and messaging integrated within the software. With ‘Ask The DJ’ you can receive requests and comments from your audience, with the possibility for tipping and one-click to look-up song requests automatically from local and online content. Auto geolocation detection of nearest playing DJ and venue for quick requests for your guests. Support for upload of custom song catalog to request from.
Free available web-app with custom branding and logo for guests to send requests from, with support for tipping and custom URL.
Automate scratch routines with ScratchDNA, expressed with transcription method using only a few letters. Create exciting scratches and apply them in the mix. It comes with stock scratch-pads to be used with any controller, including standard scratch techniques such as “baby scratch”, “crib” and more. Easily create your own scratch sounds and routines, and visualize new sequences with the built-in DNA Scratch Editor.
DMX Light Control
Seamless communication over a network protocol. Control DMX lights, scenes, fog machines and more directly from within Virtual DJ using your controller. Compatible with multiple popular DMX software supporting the OS2L protocol. Features automatic connection and detection using standard network protocols. Beat aware synchronization to have your lights move in sync with your music. Fully programmable and extendable.
Make Virtual DJ look and feel exactly how you want. With skin support, you can completely change the look and feel of the software easily or choose from hundreds of skins available from the in-app extensions area. Choose between interfaces that mimic popular DJ hardware or use special-purpose skins to suit your needs.
Open SDK for easily create own skin and brand your own skins.
Customize and tweak the software to your own liking. With Virtual DJ, you get powerful access to software features that you can customize to behave the way you want. Additionally, Virtual DJ comes with a huge selection of easy to add extensions, interfaces, add-ons, and plugins as well as powerful mapper integration to customize keyboard shortcuts and controller any way you want.
With Virtual DJ, all the powers are in your hands …
Remote Control with Phone/Tablet
Wireless remote control from Android and iOS with a dedicated app for both tablets and phones. Unlimited custom interfaces available; from extra trigger pads and effect units to a full-scale controller. Plug and play discovery over a local network, with or without the internet. A popular tool for mobile DJs allowing them to interact with the guests away from the DJ setup.
- iOS & Android
- Works with or without internet
- Connect via wifi, USB or Bluetooth tethering
Link, Line-In & ReWire
Collaborate with other DJs using network protocols With seamless integration of Ableton Link & ReWire you can remote control digital audio production suites and playback the sound directly through Virtual DJ all in sync across applications. Jam with other DJs and musicians on multiple software platforms and computers.
Virtual DJ also supports live line-in inputs with live BPM reading and waveform output for beat mixing to live sources.
- Connectivity with ReWire & Ableton Link
- Seamless sync and connect over the network
How to install Virtual DJ 2020 on Windows PC?
1. Open the downloaded file from your Downloads folder (or folder that you have specified for downloads) and double click on the installation file. The software installer will open.
Check the box that reads “I accept the terms in the license agreement”. Click Install to continue with installation or Click Cancel to exit the Installer.
2. The software will automatically begin installing. Files will then be copied to the computer. At this stage, Windows may display a pop-up asking if you are sure that you want to install the software. Click Yes to continue.
3. The installer will continue to install the necessary components and will advise “Installation Successful” once completed. Click on Launch Virtual DJ to get started.
||Intel® i5™ or equivalent
||4 GB of RAM
||200 MB free on the hard drive
||AMD™, ATI™ or NVIDIA® video card w/512MB of dedicated RAM and It must support dual-screen output
||Virtual DJ 2020 Build 5504
||French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese
Conclusion: Virtual DJ 2020 is a versatile software for all your djing needs including audio-video mixing and creating the best music for podcasts or mixtapes.