Mixxx Debuts As Number One In The Mac App Store

Mixxx top free appFree DJ App Mixxx has made its Mac App Store debut, and in less than 48 hours has taken the number one spot.

When the App Store was introduced, we said “The Mac App Store Will Create A New Market For Music Apps“. It’s too early to know if this will pan out, but it certainly seems to have worked out that way for the developers of Mixxx:

In less than 48 hours since we went live, Mixxx has become the #1 Top Free App in the USA, Germany, and Italy. We’re also one of the top 3 Apps in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, and the UK.

We’re completely overwhelmed by the response – I don’t think anyone saw this coming. We wanted to be in the Mac App Store to reach more users, and now we’re reaching far more than we ever expected!

The Mac App Store addresses two problems faced by indie developers – exposure and trust. With those issues out of the way, it makes sense that a great app like Mixxx has been able to expand its user base dramatically.

We’re interested to see if more developers will follow suit.

Note: Mixxx is just as free on Linux and Windows and demands relatively recent hardware.

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Free DJ App, Mixxx, Updated

Free Music Software: Mixxx 1.8.0, the latest version of the free, open source software for performing live DJ mixes, is now available. Developed by a diverse community of DJs, Mixxx is a complete replacement for a conventional “turntables and mixer” DJ setup, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

The new release includes a year’s worth of contributions from over 30 developers and artists. Mixxx 1.8.0 includes looping, hot cues, support for multiple MIDI devices, and a new database-powered library.

Details on the update below. Download here.

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Cool Opportunity For A Student To Program Open Source DJ Software This Summer!

mixxx_screen2_smallOpen source DJ software developer Mixxx has been accepted into Google’s Summer of Code 2010, and they’re looking for students developers:

If you’re a student with C++ experience, an interest in DJing, and enthusiasm about open source software, then we encourage you to apply to work on Mixxx for the summer! Mixxx is a great opportunity to gain useful experience not only with open source software development, but also with multithreading and realtime multimedia applications.

Mixxx previously participated in Google Summer of Code in 2007 and 2008, and saw the success of several projects like the new waveform widget, improved BPM detection, and our first library overhaul. We have an enthusiastic team of mentors supported by a great community of artists and developers, and we think we’ve got an intriguing list of project ideas for this year.

Sounds like it could be a cool opportunity. Get the details at the Mixxx site.

Free, Open Source DJ Software, Mixxx

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The Mixxx team is proud to announce the final release of Mixxx 1.7.0.

Mixxx 1.7.0 features an overhauled MIDI mapping system with advanced scripting capabilities, improvements to vinyl control, and many other tweaks and optimizations.

The new MIDI scripting engine allows both users and developers to add complex behaviour to their MIDI devices.

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Mixxx Looking For Community Coordinator

The creators of Mixxx – the free, open source DJ software – are looking for a community coordinator:

Would you like volunteer with the project, but don’t know how to code?

If so, we might have found the role for you – We are officially looking for a Mixxx Community Coordinator.

As the Mixxx community grows, we’re finding that we’re spending more and more time on administrative tasks and less time writing code. We’ve got cool ideas for stuff to do with our community, but we don’t have time to do them and keep pushing development forwards at the same time. A community coordinator will help fill a growing niche in our development team and will be a great benefit to the project.

Our community coordinator will have many responsibilities, including moderating the forums, writing blog and news posts, and will also hold the cherished title of Mixxx Chocolatier. We’re looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic individual with a passion for DJing (and excellent English language skills) to fill this position. Any experience with forums and HTML is a plus.

This looks like it could be a fun opportunity for the right person to get involved in an open source project.

IndaMixx Handheld Digital Audio Workstation Now Available

Trinity Audio Group has introduced Indamixx, a hand-held audio studio designed to let you record, edit, mix, DJ and publish songs or sound files on the go.

The Indamixx touchscreen allows hands-on fader control with group-based automation in the Ardour DAW, as well as beatmixing and pitch adjustment in Mixxx, the digital DJ application.

Indamixx ships with over 350 classic DJ samples and scratches. Also included are custom drum kits produced by Attack of the SP-1200, Battle Filled Sounds, Cheese Beats, Daren Joseph (‘The Whistle Song’), Djrapstar.com, Marde McFly, Musikmann, Mustafa, Ramses Ja, Salt, Squeek Boogie, and The Bakery.

Indamixx is loaded with:

  • energy XT 2.1 – Special Indamixx edition
  • Ardourino – Ardour 2.4.1 DAW for small screens
  • Audacity 1.3.5
  • 260 LADSPA Plugins / Effects
  • Mixxx Digital DJ – Indamixx edition for small screens
  • Hydrogen Drum machine
  • Seq24 – ‘Old School’ style sequencer
  • VST Host
  • ALSA Modular synth
  • ZynAddSubFX synth
  • Rhythmbox music player
  • CD master – burn CD’s
  • Audio CD extractor – rip CD’s
  • Mplayer – media and video player
  • Rubberband time stretcher
  • Virtual MIDI keyboard

“With mobility features such as Instant Messaging, Web browser and Skype, coupled with robust audio applications, Indamixx is designed to compliment our customer’s lifestyles.” says Creative Director Ronald Stewart.

IndaMixx systems are available now, starting at 999.00 using coupon code (ShowMeSomeLove) with free Fedex shipping included (free shipping offer, USA Only). List price is $1 199.99.

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