Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mixxx 1.11.0 Is Here!


The wait is finally over. After over a year of hard work, the Mixxx development team is pleased to present Mixxx 1.11.0!
Available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Here's the skinny on all the new features in Mixxx 1.11.0:
  • Colored, 3-band Waveforms
    • Don't miss a beat. These waveforms make every kick, snare, and thumping beat stand out.
  • Brand New Beat Detector
    • With a brand new beat detection system based on the latest academic research at Queen Mary University, Mixxx's beat detection is now deadly accurate. This means your loops, hotcues, and beatsyncing will be spot-on.
  • HID and Bulk Controller Support
    • Mixxx now supports non-MIDI devices using its powerful scripting system. 
    • Mixxx 1.11.0 comes with HID presets for the following devices:
      • EKS Otus
      • Traktor Kontrol F1
      • Hercules DJ Console Mk1
      • Hercules DJ Console Mk2
      • Hercules DJ Control MP3 e2 (driver no longer necessary on Linux)
      • Nintendo Wiimote
      • Pioneer CDJ 850/900/2000
      • Sony SixxAxis
  • Session History
    • Whether you need to report your setlists to ASCAP or just remember the tracks you played last night, the new Session History feature keeps track of every tune you drop so that you don't have to.
  • Beatloop Rolls
    • This stunning new effect works just like a beatloop except when you release the button the deck jumps to where it would have been if you hadn't started the loop. Try it out by right-clicking on a beat-loop button.
  • Preview Deck
    • A highly-requested feature, the new preview deck allows you to preview tracks in your headphones without having to load them into a main deck. Just click preview on any track in the library and it will start to play in your headphones.
  • Advanced Search
    • The library search box received some much-needed love. Try out these example queries:
      • bpm:100-120 rating:>4
        • All tracks between 100 and 120BPM with rating greater than 4.
      • artist:"Aphex Twin"
        • All tracks with "Aphex Twin" in the artist column.
      • genre:electro bpm:>115
        • All Electro tracks with BPM greater than 115.
    • For full details, see the Mixxx manual.
  • Improved AutoDJ
    • Now you can customize the crossfade period, re-queue tracks instead of removing, and more.
  • Point-and-Click MIDI Mapping
    • Getting your controller mapped is now easier than ever. Just click on the button or knob you want to map in Mixxx and then wiggle the control on your MIDI controller to wire it up. 
  • New Sample Grid skin
    • With 16 sample decks, this skin is perfect for radio DJs and advanced beat-jugglers alike.
  • Time Widgets
    • Skins now show the time so you can keep your eye on the clock while in full-screen.
  • Sample Deck Improvements
    • Sample decks now have sync buttons.
    • When there is room skins now include more sample decks.
  • New and Improved User Manual
  • New Controller Support
    • Mixxx Certified Support
      • Allen & Heath Xone K2
      • EKS Otus
      • Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo
      • Vestax VCI-400
    • Mixxx Community Support
      • Akai LPD8
      • American Audio VMS2
      • Behringer BCD2000
      • DJ-Tech CDJ-101
      • DJ-Tech DJM-101
      • DJ-Tech Mixer One
      • DJ-Tech Kontrol One
      • Gemini FirstMix
      • Hercules DJ Console Mk1
      • Hercules DJ Console 4-Mx
      • Hercules DJ Control AIR
      • Hercules DJ Control Instinct
      • Kontrol Dj KDJ500
      • Korg nanoKONTROL
      • Korg nanoKONTROL 2
      • Korg nanoPAD2
      • MixVibes U-Mix Control 2
      • MixVibes U-Mix Control Pro 2
      • Nintendo Wiimote
      • Novation Dicer
      • Novation Launchpad
      • Numark DJ2Go
      • Numark MIXTRACK Pro
      • Numark N4
      • Numark Omni Control
      • Numark V7
      • Reloop Terminal Mix 4
      • Sony Sixxaxis
      • Traktor Kontrol F1
      • Vestax VCI-100 3DEX Edition
      • Vestax VCI-300
  • Other Highlights
    • Hamster / Reverse mode for the crossfader now supported.
    • Track analyzer has better prioritization of work and feedback.
    • Controller presets now include wiki/forum links, authorship info and a description.
    • The View menu toggles for skin elements (Vinyl Control, Microphone, Samplers, etc.)
    • View settings are now saved across restarts.
    • New latch mode for microphone talk-over button and kill switches.
    • Removed tracks now appear in the "Hidden Tracks" section of the library.
    • Locale selectable via preferences.
    • MixVibes support for Vinyl Control.
    • Quick Links section in Browse mode allows you to save favorite browse locations.
    • The --controllerDebug command-line option auto-reloads controller scripts when they change.
  • Hundreds of bug fixes and performance improvements!

Mixxx 1.11.0 - LateNightBlues skin
Mixxx 1.11.0 - LateNightBlues skin


Mixxx 1.11.0 - Shade skin
Mixxx 1.11.0 - Shade skin

Mixxx 1.11.0 - Deere SampleGrid skin
Mixxx 1.11.0 - Deere SampleGrid skin

Bugs and Feedback
You can help improve Mixxx by reporting any bugs you find. Your feedback plays a crucial role in Mixxx's development cycle, and even filing a quick bug report makes an important contribution to the project. We want to hear from you! Please send us feedbackfile a bugwrite us an emailpost to the forums, or chat with us.

Join Mixxx!
We're always looking for new contributors who are interested in working on Mixxx. If you're a hacker or artist and want to work with a creative, enthusiastic team, hop on our IRC channel (#mixxx on Freenode) or sign up for our developer mailing list.

33 comments:

  1. Simply the best open source software project. It's impressive what you all accomplish.

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  2. I really hope the time code response is better, it was the only thing keeping me from replacing traktor pro with mixxx when I dj'ed with a digital medium. I still respect the heck out of you guys for the generosity and dedication anyway! congratulations, I'll try it out carefully.

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  3. Hi Ka§par,

    Tuning your setup for good vinyl control performance with Mixxx can be tricky. We just wrote a chapter in the manual about it. Check it out!

    http://mixxx.org/manual/1.11/chapters/vinyl_control.html

    Also, see the section on latency and sound API -- those are also very important for getting good performance out of Mixxx.

    http://mixxx.org/manual/1.11/chapters/configuration.html#latency-sample-rate-and-audio-api

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  4. I've started playing as a selektor in a number of events in my town. I've been gradually moving to open-source software in my life in general. I could never thank enough you guys in the Mixxx team. Can't wait to try out this version!

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  5. I've been at it for a few hours trying to make it.

    When spinning timecodes faster (forward or backward), the cursor keeps going at the same speed, regardless of buffer size. It's the same problem I found with previous versions, unfortunately.

    I wish I could program so I could help out, instead of diagnosing problems. I've been using traktor MK1, are the results any better with Serato discs?

    I saw Mixxx uses Xwax to engage the timecode signal... I've seen very impressive videos where trick mixing and juggling is easy as it ever was with Xwax, with amazing response.

    Do you think this will ever match true Xwax on linux performance? that'd be it for me...

    As it stands, unfortunately, Mixxx on timecode needs a generous soul who can make it more sensible to spin speed and detail of timecode.

    I've been excited about mixxx for years, but still eagerly awaiting the community deliver a finalized product that can be used at comparable level to other commercial programs, I really wish I could use it, but I just can't perform well enough as is, and this is all I do.

    thanks for the time, and all the best!



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  6. (congratulations, nonetheless for all the hard work, again, regardless! you guys deserve all the praise anyone can give you!)

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  7. Ka§par, if you send me an email at owilliams @ mixxx dot org I can help you get timecode working. I use it to DJ and when set up correctly it definitely doesn't act as you describe.

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  8. greta piece of software , just finding my way round it. altho a stop button and a skip to begining of track button would be even nicer , seperate from the play /pause.
    just a personal preference than faffin about with cue points.
    love the search and other features, stable and effective
    well done

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  9. and i get to know of this on a Monday ... 4 Days till i can test it with a proper sound volume! can't wait!

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  10. Thank you so much!!! You did a really great job!!!

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  11. Can i use Mixxx with Pioneer DDJ-Ergo-K ?

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  12. Great release!
    One little thing im missing is a lowcut and highpass filter. A simple flanger would also be so cool.
    Then it will be my dream Dj App.!

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  13. THANK YOU to all those involved. Mixxx is one of the best things in life

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  14. yeah!! bye bye traktor. all i need i have.

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  15. Hi there

    just started to use mixxx +BCD2000 + code vinyl. It works very well.Congratulations

    What I'm really missing is a 'live input mode' so I could also mix my 'real' vinyls

    AS fas I know this fearure is not implemented

    Any chance of having it in a near future?
    In the meanwhile,Is there any trick to make it work in current version (using the mic input f.e.)?

    Thanks and keep the good work

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  16. this is really great program it will be better if in the future you guy can add web-integration where people can request songs when the radio es in Auto DJ

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  17. Hi team!
    Great job, however... I have a "little" (I think) trouble:

    Today, I installed Mixxx directly from Synaptics, so I have the 1.10.0 release.

    Then, I saw "Download Mixxx 1.11.0 for Ubuntu adding the PPA..."
    I uninstalled Mixxx 1.10.0, then I added the PPAs that you list at http://www.mixxx.org/download.php
    And I made
    $ sudo apt-get install mixxx libportaudio2
    $ sudo apt-get update
    on my console and I can't have Mixxx 1.11.0 on my Linux Mint 13 MAYA (I still have Mixxx 1.10.0 :(

    Any further help... please?

    Thank you at all, best regards,

    Richy

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  18. Sorry, it's me again...
    The solution:

    $ sudo upgrade all

    After that, restart the machine... And Mixxx 1.11.0 will be available to download and update via updates manager,

    You are the best, keep in touch with me for updating the Spanish translation,

    Richy
    superichy@gmail.com

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  19. After downloading this new version, when I would like to change theme/skin to mixxx it crashes, doesn't help that i re-install it becouse that old theme is there again which i tried to switch

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  20. I discovered Mixxx just today, even though I am not that into DJ'ing, my older brother is and I have been trying to get him to install a linux distro on his aging laptop, now that I know about Mixxx as a free alternative to Traktor, I might actually stand a chance. Thanks! And awesome, awesome work guys, I can't believe that this program is completely free!

    :)

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  21. Mixxx is as tight as a nuns you know what!Have to say using mixxx kicks traktor/torq and serato's ass big time!I can finally use the lowest latency possible without no sound issues at all and can play for hours without any glitches/hitches et etc!For a free program, you guys have excelled yourselves to produce a great tool for dj's!Big up ya bad selves!!
    DJ Moses

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  22. Great software. I have used the 1.11Beta version for a party, and this was great.
    Could someone please explain how to proceed with upgrading to the release version?
    - do I need to first uninstall the beta? and what happens with crates/playlists?
    - or can I just install the release version over the beta?

    Thank you for your feedback.
    PK

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  23. Hey PK, you should be able to install the 1.11 final version over the beta with no problems. Your library should be intact.
    Thanks!
    Albert

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  24. Hey there.
    Why it doesnt work @ ubuntu 13.10?
    After importing library and rhythmbox, no track is loading at all, on any deck.

    What's wrong here?

    Thank you.

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  25. Does it work with Pioneer DDJ T1 controller? Thanks

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  26. Willl keep on supporting your work ever and ever!!!
    Kind regards from france,
    Pierre
    PS : Oh... BTW, You'll find a mixxx review there :
    http://just1friday.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/mixxx-free-digital-djin-solution/

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  27. Utah Saints - Something Good

    Love that track

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  28. hola el programa esta muy bien pero le falta una cosa muy sencilla la sincronización de los bpm no tienen opción de sincronizar manual mente los golpes me gustaría que en una futura actualización agregaran eso gracias =D

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  29. Gran programa. Lo estoy usando junto a un controlador Behringer BCD2000 y estoy encantado con el resultado. Gracias!

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