DJ.STUDIO is the new app that allows you to mix your audio tracks by drawing from various music libraries and providing you with all the professional tools to achieve your mix. Whether you’re a DJ in need of a professional result or just a music enthusiast unable to blend two or more tracks, DJ.STUDIO comes to your aid with a modern, user-friendly, and very intuitive interface.
The ability to analyze waveforms and manage envelopes like in any multitrack editor is a plus of this application because it allows us to study the track and create a seamless transition.
Let’s see how DJ.STUDIO is composed and its main functions
DJ.STUDIO integrates with your PC/Mac library by simply dragging music files into its interface. Alternatively, you can use YouTube as an audio source. Once you’ve built your library on DJ.STUDIO, it will be displayed in a list format complete with all the information such as date, genre, bpm, rating, artist, and title. Furthermore, thanks to integration with Mixed In Key software, you can also have the harmonic key of the selected track. Right from the library, after a quick analysis of the track, DJ.STUDIO starts giving us the first indications on the transitions between one track and another. It’s able to understand which records go well with others according to a set of internal parameters. There’s also the possibility to integrate DJ.Studio with your favorite DJ software library. In the list, you’ll find all the major ones like Virtual Dj, Rekord Box, Traktor, Serato, Engine Dj, and the Apple Music library.
Automix and endless combinations
In case you’re not a professional, or simply want to get a mix from your tracks, DJ.Studio provides the Automix function. In practice, after choosing the tracks you want to mix, it will study a (very high) number of combinations and propose what it believes is the best mix. The beauty of this function is that after completion, we’ll be shown the timeline with all the transitions, and we can modify them to our liking or use pre-studied presets. Or alternatively, export everything and complete the work.
And what if we wanted to do everything manually?
Transitions: DJ.Studio’s must.
Transitions between one record and another are the main thing of any good respectable DJ, and to make good ones, you need a lot of experience and knowledge of the songs and DJing technique. However, DJ.Studio comes to our rescue with various graphical interfaces, a very simple but useful mixer, effects, loops, automations through envelopes, automatic beat matching, a grid for the metric, and more.
The visual part
With the visual part, this app allows us to see inside the music, know the waveform of a track and study its metric. By bringing the two tracks together, we’ll start to understand how to build a transition between one record and another, both automatically and manually, giving space to our creativity or letting DJ.Studio do the heavy work.
In the visual part, we can see information such as the harmonic key of the track, bpm, the waveform which, depending on the colors and its amplitude, gives us information about the content of the track. There are also envelopes, those “imaginary lines” that help blend the two tracks better (we’ll understand this better in the mixer part later).
From here, DJ Studio offers multiple opportunities, including cutting, copying, and pasting parts of the track. This way, you can edit the songs to your liking and not be forced to “play” the track for its entire length. DJ.Studio’s visual part unfolds in a timeline that represents, from start to finish, your mix. Here you can scroll easily to re-listen or re-evaluate the transitions you’ve made before completing your mix.
The tool, which we’ll conventionally call the “mixer,” offers us several possibilities to exploit for a perfect transition.
This mixer is divided into different sections, starting from the metric of our transition, which can be divided into 4, 8, 16, or 32 beats (there’s no function to convert beats to seconds, but if you’re a DJ, you’ll be able to calculate it yourself).
Speaking of controls, the volume of the two records in transition can be controlled automatically with a crossfade or with fade-in and fade-out commands. Volumes can also be set manually through the classic envelopes. There’s also a possibility, called SWAP, that ‘turns off‘ the volume of one channel and ‘turns on‘ the other simultaneously.
Similar to volume, we can change the low frequencies to give better harmony to our mix and avoid pushing the final volume into the red (clip) and overlapping too many low frequencies that would result in a truly unpleasant final mix.
To clean up our transition even more, DJ.Studio also provides a filter, again with both automatic and manual controls through envelopes, as well as basic loops and effects. The latter is very useful if your song version is not an Extended Mix or if you want to experiment with less traditional transitions. There’s no limit to the creativity of the DJ with DJ.Studio.
Once satisfied with our mix, we’ll definitely want to download it to our computer or upload it to some online streaming platform. DJ.Studio offers a lot of possibilities from this point of view. We have the classic mp3 320 format, or for higher quality, WAV format, but there’s even the possibility to export in video format. We can also set the maximum and general volume of our mix and enable the Master Tempo function. This allows us to maintain a similar harmonic key in the mix even if the songs have different tonalities.
But it doesn’t end here: if you’re a professional and want to add or work on your mix with something else (for example, add liners, compressors to give color to the mix, etc.), DJ.Studio allows you to export your mix session. Among the possibilities, there’s the audio editing software par excellence, Ableton Live, or you can export a simple playlist in m3u8 or txt format, to then load it into your mixing software.
If you use DJ.Studio, it’s because you want to speed up your workflow, so export times will be crucial for you. From our tests, we’ve averaged it out like this: a mix of 4 tracks with a total duration of 12 minutes, in mp3 320 format, was exported in about 8 minutes.
The target: who is this application for?
We feel that DJ.Studio can be useful both at a professional level and at a super-amateur level. In the first case, if you’re an old-school DJ or if you’ve already tried other software that does something similar, you’ll immediately realize the immediacy of this application. Simple and intuitive controls, but at the same time very comprehensive, speed up the process of creating a mix that will turn out perfect in the end. If you’re radio DJs who proposes mixes or if you simply want to quickly produce a dance mix with your friends during a private party without having to stand in front of the console, this app is for you. If you’re not in the industry, but you simply need to mix music files and don’t have much expertise in DJing, DJ.Studio can be your solution, thanks mainly to the Automix function and the dozens of automatic controls the app offers. By following the short tutorials that DJ.Studio offers to you.
So, what you are waiting for, let’s try DJ.Studio now.