Thursday, August 6, 2009

Mixxx 1.7.0 Released!

The Mixxx team is proud to announce the final release of Mixxx 1.7.0!

The result of countless contributions from developers all over the globe, Mixxx 1.7.0 features an overhauled MIDI mapping system with advanced scripting capabilities, improvements to vinyl control, and many other tweaks and optimizations.

Our brand new MIDI scripting engine allows both users and developers to easily add complex behaviour to their MIDI devices. Whether you're looking to get more out of your existing controller or want to take full advantage of cutting edge hardware, our 1.7.0 release won't disappoint you. If you'd like more information on MIDI scripting, please see our documentation.

Mixxx 1.7.0 is now available on our downloads page.

Since Mixxx 1.6.1 was released, the following changes have been made:
  • Improved MIDI device support:
    • MIDI learning wizard
    • MIDI mapping editor
    • Upgraded, faster mapping system
    • MIDI output now fully supported on Windows, OS X, and Linux.
    • QtScript/JavaScript-based MIDI Scripting Environment - Script complex behaviour for your MIDI controller!
    • Added full support for the Stanton SCS.3d and SCS.1m on all platforms.
    • Hercules MK2 and RMX improvements
    • Added Mixman DM2 mappings for Linux and OS X.
  • Vinyl Control:
    • Scratching responsiveness improved, with needle-skip prevention option added.
    • Signal quality indicators added to vinyl control preferences.
    • Improved support for soundcards with multiple stereo inputs
  • Convenience features:
    • The default skin is now widescreen, and fits nicely on netbook sized screens.
    • Stereo master VU meter added.
    • Cue points are now saved in the library for each track, with "auto-recall" cue option added to preferences.
    • Support for more platforms: 64-Bit Windows and a Universal OS X package for 10.4+!
    • Over 100 bug fixes and more!
With the release of 1.7.0, we've also transitioned to a more flexible development process. Because of this increased flexibility, we're already hard at work on Mixxx 1.8.0, which will feature looping and an overhauled library. With the release of 1.7.0, we're now able to spend less time incorporating support for new MIDI controllers, and more time working on the features you want the most.

Mixxx's development has always been driven by constant feedback from our users. Whether you're coming up with cool ideas on our forums or even just reporting bugs, we always appreciate hearing from you. Because your feedback is so valuable, we've launched a user survey to help us figure out where you want Mixxx to go. Taking a few minutes to fill out the survey is a easy way to help out the project and will help guide our future work.

Lastly, we're always looking for new contributors, and we hope our recent move to Launchpad and Bazaar for source code management will add more transparency to our development and encourage more people to get involved. If you're a programmer and want to work with a creative, enthusiastic team, hop on our IRC channel (#mixxx on Freenode) or sign up for our developers' mailing list.


  1. Big ups on this release. Its the one I have been waiting for to try it out. Midi Learning/Scripting is a HUGE deal. It will probably be at least 2 weeks before I have time to really check it out, but I plan and look forward to it.

  2. Thanks to all contributors. Fantastic release.
    Looking forward to future development (looping/better library) :-)

    Is there a OpenOffice file available for the manual?
    Whould be nice to have, so we can translate it into other languages.
    I found only the english Mixxx-manual.pdf in the package

  3. Congrats on the release. The download page is still showing v1.6 for me though...

  4. I see it's actually the "downloads page" link in the announcement that point to 1.6

  5. Hi Ronnie,

    That's fixed now hopefully. Thanks for pointing it out!


  6. Looks like a solid release. I wrote a short article about it on my blog.

  7. Can't wait to test this out! Congrats and keep up the awesome work!

  8. Woohoo! Great job guys. Can't wait to try it out.

  9. Very fine release! I'm still using the beta - compiled on a Debian PPC (iBook G4 1,33 Ghz), with ladspa enabled, with Midi (Vestax VCM-100). With lots of tuning and building my own realtime-kernel i even got it to run with 8 ms of latency - on a 5 years old apple-laptop with an usb-device! That means, mixxx can be fully compared with any other professional DJ-app. Really a great work, what you did! If you get the looping-feature in it, like the roadmap for v 1.8 shows, then you finally got it. Thank you very much for this fine and free software.

  10. very great app. tahanks a lot from a fedora user. In the future i'm going to donate. THANKSSS

  11. and suporto for numark dxm01?

  12. Anonymous: Yes, you can use Mixxx with an external hardware mixer. Please see:


  13. Thanks !
    Olivier (olinuxx) from (french GNU-Linux-MAO-Wiki-Website)

  14. just wondering will the new library carry of song ratings???

  15. Anon: We're still solidifying the exact features the new library will have, but we'll certainly consider adding that. Thanks!

  16. Hello, I have problems, download and install Mixxx but when I start the Windows Vista crashes and the program stops working, APPCRASH problem, you can help me find a solution?

  17. Hi flaviosavio:

    Can you please report a bug in our bug tracker? Our team of developers will be able to troubleshoot your bug easier there...


  18. ok I reported the bug, thanks a lot Albert.

  19. I reported a bug on upgrading to 1.7.0 on OS X 10.5.8, where installing Mixxx from the DMG would result in the app being unable to run because it's not supported by the architecture (Intel Core 2 Duo), while it's perfectly capable of running from the mounted DMG... Has anyone else experienced that? Care to drop a word in the bug report?

  20. When I open 1.7, it tels me the sound device is in use by another program. so it will not allow me to congig it. I re-installed v1.6.1 and it
    open with no problem.
    Chuck - Dallas

  21. I have the same problem as above with Ubuntu and ALSA. I had to use OSS. I think someone who knows sound better than I do should install it and look into the problem.

    I posted elsewhere, but I'd like to post it here again. The sync feature does a good job with my drum and bass songs finally. Thanks! I had given up hope you'd ever get it working, but you now have. Awesome!!!

  22. fantastic !!!!!
    finally! dj software available that is not less interesting than the other dj software