E-mix basic edition

E-mix basic edition 5.6.4

Basic desktop mixer for would be DJs

E-mix basic is a desktop MP3 DJ application. It can be controlled with keyboard and mouse, or with an external MIDI control. View full description

PROS

  • Everything you'd expect from a Mixer
  • Drag and drop into the player
  • Good range of effects

CONS

  • Not optimized for mouse control

Not bad
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E-mix basic is a desktop MP3 DJ application. It can be controlled with keyboard and mouse, or with an external MIDI control.

This basic edition is still quite a complex piece of software with most of the features you'd expect on a DJ's mixer. There are two players, into which songs can be loaded and played. Tempo can be changed, and cue positions set. It's easy to import playlists, folders and libraries from your music collection, and you can build a playlist in the player too.

There are low, mid, high and gain controls, and a cross-fader, and also a tap BPM button for getting the BPM just right. Slightly odder is the jingles box, so you can play little sound effects during your DJ sets. It comes with nine ready effects, like a dog bark and car brake, which are accessible at the touch of a button.

For the careless DJ, there's an 'Autoplay' button, which means e-mix will just play through your playlist.

Without an external controller e-mix is a little awkward to use, as you really need to mix using both hands, so one mouse controlling the mixing desk is not really enough (unless you're lightning quick). The autoplay function is not very flexible - you can't set an automatic cross fade, for example.

Overall, e-mix basic is really only suitable for actual DJing, not just playing about with at home. There are more user friendly basic DJ applications, better suited to mouse control for that. For the more serious DJ, the ability to sync with a physical mixing console makes this a good way to utilize your MP3 collection for DJing purposes.

A solid basic DJ tool, but not really suitable for use with only a mouse.

Changes

  • [New] mp1200 direct input support for Windows Vista/7
  • [Fixed] mp3 codec installation issue under Windows Vista/7 64-bit