Edjing is a free Windows 8 DJ app. Using this app you can play songs, create mixes, add different effects and share your mixes with friends for free. The app consists of very cool effects and good transitions, using which you can create cool mixes. This Windows 8 app is pretty popular among it’s users, and has already bagged the Best App of the Year at AppAwards 2013. The app consists of two turntable on which you play the songs and scratch or add special effect, and enrich your mixes.
So get this app from the Music & Video Category at Windows Store; unleash your creativity and bring out the DJ inside you. You can use the Windows 8 Search Charm to locate the app in Windows Store, or use the download link given at the end of this article.
Mixing songs like a DJ using this Windows 8 DJ app:
This Windows 8 app is pretty cool to work at. It will grab your attention within a matter of few seconds. It was really fun as well as very intuitive to create my own mixes. The app is very easy. Besides Windows 8 devices, the app is also supported in Android and iOS devices.
The app is a social DJ app because, not only you can create your mixes in the most fun way possible and record them, but also you can share these recorded mixes with Facebook and Twitter friends. Everything is present at the Main Screen where you’ll mix the songs present in your hard disk.
Adding songs to the turntables is a child’s play. Simply click on the Note icon with the Plus sign, and you’ll get a library screen to browse and select the desired song. Once your songs are added, click on the play buttons present at the bottom on both sides. Then start scratching the discs or add different sound effects (FX) on any of the discs, by clicking on the FX buttons present at two bottom corners. The effects that you can add includes: Cue, Flanger, Loop, Echo, and Equalizer. These effects are pretty cool and does enhance the mixes. I liked the fact that the app gives instructions to use these effects at the beginning. Using these effects, is very easy and is all about clicks.
The above mentioned are the free effects. The app consists of more effects, that can be bought by spending a few bucks. These effects have the plus sign in there respective buttons, within the app. Clicking on these opens the inbuilt store, which lets you buy effects and vinyls.
Also, if you are not able to match the bpm (beats per minute) of both discs, then simply click on the Sync button. This automatically syncs the beats of both the discs, and then you can start creating your mixes.
In order to change the pitch simply click on the Volume icon, and you’ll get Pitch in place of volume. Do the same to get back to volume, again. The slider at the bottom center, is used to control the side of the turntable, you want to be audible.
In order to record and share your mixes, simply click on Record button, do your mixing, and then click on the orange colored icon button (with two human outlines), present at the center. This opens Windows 8 share charm. The app will ask you to login with Facebook credentials to share the mixes in Facebook.
The app is pretty good in terms of DJing. Like I said above you can manually play with discs on the turntables and add different effects, and create your own mixes. Or you can let the app control everything and play song mixes for hours, giving you complete DJ feel at house party. All you have to do is add music files to the edjing library by clicking on the Note icon with the Plus sign, and then click on the Refresh button in the Library Screen. Go back to the Mixing Screen and click on Automix. That’s pretty much it!
Key features of this Windows 8 DJ app:
- Freely available.
- Good Windows 8 DJ app.
- Browse and add music from your hard disk.
- Share your mixes on Facebook.
- Two turn table, which can be stylized (skin change) by buying new skins from inbuilt store.
- Free cool DJ effects.
- Auto mix button to do the mixing automatically.
- BPM synchronization.
- Great UI design.
- Easy to use.
Edjing, certainly is a really good Windows 8 DJ app. Although it froze up once or twice while adding songs to library. Also, it crashed few times in my Windows 8 PC. But keeping these bugs away, the app works great! Just for mixing purpose and sharing them with friends, this is a good Windows 8 DJ app.
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