With all the features and uses for DJ software in the world today, one that stands out on our top ten list is UltraMixer 2. This product uses the standard dual-deck display interface, but offers additional tools and features that few DJ software programs offer, such as real-time effects, samplers, 31-band equalizer and hardware controller support, among others. Best of all, UltraMixer allows for customized use, enabling users to use line-in MIDI controllers, such as MP3, vinyl and CD decks.
With an enlightened interface and easy to use buttons, UM2 provides a variety of fading and transitioning options, even allowing users to modify preset transitions. Any DJ will also appreciate that this program also provides intuitive beat aware loop functions, top-notch synchronizing tools and a pitch adjustment tool that features both scroll bar and accurate metered tabs for precise pitch adjustment.
UltraMixer 2 includes multiple samples and effects, adding extra texture and body to songs and their transitions. Best of all, this software includes a master clock for improved set management.
Importing a large variety of files was just made easier by UltraMixer 2. This software can import a vast diversity of audio file formats, including MP3, WAV, IP3 and others, as well as serving as a line-in for MIDI devices, such as MP3, vinyl and CD decks if hands on is the way to go for you.
The ever impressive interface also boasts easy access to the MIDI control functions, which are conveniently located on the interface.
What seems to be the standard among DJ software these days is the ability to publish your work through multiple avenues. This software is no different and can publish DJ sets to CD and Mpeg, as well as broadcast recorded sets online.
When it comes to performance, UM2 is a strong performer, particularly when set in an automated mode. All DJ Software programs are bound to come with a few bugs or glitches; UltraMixer is no different. Given its strong features and tools, these seemingly minor faults are a major blow to an otherwise flawless program.
With all the resources available to the UM2 user, there will never be any lost souls in the world of mixing. The UM2 website hosts a large online community for broadcasting sets and giving and receiving feedback, as well as a forum for technical assistance and user tutorials. With all the professional help a DJ can get, this forum provides access to a vast amount of users who are familiar enough with the program to help a fellow musician out. But, in case you still cannot find your answers, a FAQs page is also located on the website, with additional assistance provided by email.
While UltraMixer boasts a streamlined, user-friendly interface and top-notch mixing and mastering tools, it falls short of other programs that provide similarly styled interfaces and tools without the coding problems.
UltraMixer 2 should not be discounted completely. With a little work, it is likely to become a very popular, widely-used program, but until then, look to our top ranked TRAKTOR.
Ultramixer provides for customized use allowing the user a variety of tools for mixing.
The play deck is a dated, digitized design that makes for difficult reading of the display.
An average product at a higher price--there are better options out there.