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TECH AWARDS 2016 DJ SOFTWARE

Now a fully-established category in its own right, another tough one to shout.

Serato DJ

£99
Hype
Serato are smashing it with their pro digital DJing software, the FX rock — it sounds good and in use is an absolute dream.
Gripe
Having to pay for it.
Summary
Serato DJ have upped the game with each update of its flagship software,. Now with the ability to stream directly from Pulse Locker account, it just keeps getting better and better.
Tech Verdict
9/10

Pioneer rekordbox dj


Free
Hype
rekordbox dj is now everything that everyone wanted and more; track preparation and DJ software with killer FX, top notch features and now with video capabilities.
Gripe
It’s not free anymore, well, if you add on the Plus Packs.
Summary
Pioneer have upped their game with rekordbox dj. The additional Plus Packs make it one of the most robust digital DJing solutions on the market.
Tech Verdict
9/10

Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2


£155
Hype
Loads of features, STEMS enabled, plenty of options on set up. The overall performance is much better as well.
Gripe
So many possibilities — almost too much choice.
Summary
Now fighting a three-way battle with Serato DJ and rekordbox dj as to which is the industry standard when it comes to digital DJing software. Lots of fans and lots of options for digital DJs.
Tech Verdict
9/10

Virtual DJ


£0 - £199
Hype
Rock-solid performance that has found it a lot of fans in the mobile DJ world.
Gripe
Whilst it has been around as long as it’s competitors, still not as popular in pro club circles.
Summary
Virtual DJ is definitely a DJ product that markets itself to the wider world of DJs with its flexible pricing and solid performance.
Tech Verdict
8.6/10

Denon Engine


free
Hype
Denon Engine is Denon’s answer to Pioneers’ rekordbox dj that works with Serato as well.
Gripe
Only time will tell if it will keep up with its competitors.
Summary
A great bit of software that powers the MCX and SC range of media players and also enjoys Serato integration.
Tech Verdict
8.6/10 

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