Best Music Freeware: Mixxx Open Source DJ Software
Category: Open Source DJ Software
Description: Mixxx allows you to DJ live events using state of the art DJ software.
Tested On Which System (before posting): VISTA
Teaching Ideas: This software allows you to teach students about the fine art of DJ’ing and live audio track mixing/playing. Using this software you are able to introduce concepts like beat matching, pitch matching, and tempo matching. This is easily accomplished due to the innovative controls and usage of audio waveform analyzers for each track. Your students will love this software if not for anything else than the cool factor it will bring to their parties (No, I’m not going into a copyright de-briefing at this point!). The software is open-source.
Home Page: www.mixxx.org
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Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.