This program will let you practice at being a disk jockey
Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
The program Zulu DJ allows new-age startup disk jockeys to mix, mingle and mash-up music using a basic PC.
What You Get with Zulu DJ
There have been hundreds if not thousands of different software programs aimed at mixing and melding music since the Internet first hit big in the mid-1990s, but most of them are incredibly rudimentary in operation and will not allow for a broad range of file formats. Created by NCH Software, Zulu DJ does things differently by providing a music app for would-be DJs. This means that the program itself was designed specifically for individuals who want to add musical effects, mixes, fades, mash-ups, and other techniques that basic programs do not offer.
Although the tool is incredibly lightweight and able to run on less powerful computers, as long as they are Windows 7 and above, there is actually a lot of power inside of Zulu DJ. It can churn out professional-quality music that can be used by legitimate DJs, not simply recliner rockers and bedroom bandits looking to mix something cool for their social pages. The program is aimed at those new to music mixing, though, not professionals.
The easy-to-use interface has two separate decks on either side of the screen with a panel for your specific playlist at the bottom. To use the program, you simply drag the audio you want to listen to into your list, and from there you can drag various tracks into either deck or both decks. This is where the magic starts to happen for DJs. You can mix, blur, fade, mash, and more.
The Features of Zulu DJ
One of the best initial features of Zulu DJ is the BPM (Beats Per Minute) counter. This is an essential feature for DJs. Knowing the BPM number, you can easily mix and match different audio files to create a seamless track that sounds good, not an ear-bleeding Frankenstein monster mash. To assist in this, there is a sync button to match the BPM perfectly.
As far as audio controls go, this is another great feature set of Zulu DJ. You do not actually have to possess any DJ experience to play with the program. The easy-to-use interface can be figured out with a little bit of trial and error. The self-explanatory control system becomes second nature after a few uses.
One feature Zulu DJ is missing is the ability to precisely drag the wave display. This means that selecting the starting point to a track cannot be done manually. You have to choose various starting points of the program’s choosing. It can be annoying, but it does not mess up the synchronicity of the music.