Monday, October 18, 2010

Mixxx 1.8.1 Released!

The Mixxx team is pleased announce the release of Mixxx 1.8.1!

Mixxx is free, open source software for performing live DJ mixes. Developed by a diverse community of DJs, Mixxx is a complete replacement for a conventional "turntables and mixer" DJ setup, and is available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Mixxx 1.8.1 is now available on our downloads page.

This release is a recommended upgrade for all users of Mixxx 1.8.0, and addresses some important bugs:

  • Reduce glitches on track load (major improvement for some users) 
  • Waveform generation speed drastically improved on Windows
  • Stability fix when using vinyl emulation
  • Adjustable EQ shelves can no longer be equal
  • UTF-8 fixes for Rhythmbox track source
  • Fixed duplicate promotional tracks from appearing in library
  • Fixed MIDI learning wizard on OS X
  • Fixed minor delay in setting hot cues with MIDI controllers during playback
  • BPM tap activates on mouse-down instead of mouse-up.
  • Read ID3 tags in FLAC files on Windows
  • Reduce crackling during playback for some Windows users

If you're upgrading from Mixxx 1.7.2, be sure the check out the large list of improvements made in Mixxx 1.8.0.

We're happy to report that we've made great progress with our build server fundraiser, but we still have a ways to go! We're looking to purchase a build server in order to help us speed up our development cycle. With a build server, we'll be able to improve the amount of testing that Mixxx receives by producing nightly builds of various branches.

In other words, brave testers will be able to try new features like our vinyl control improvements sooner, and help give us important feedback while we're developing new features. We'll also be able to decrease the amount of time it takes for us to close bugs, since we'll be able to get confirmation from testers that our bug fixes work on Windows and Mac OS X faster. We're aiming to produce nightly builds of as many branches of Mixxx development as possible, so there should be lots to play with.

But first, we need your financial support to purchase a dedicated build server to enable the production these nightly builds.

Big thanks to everyone who's contributed so far! If you haven't yet had the opportunity, a donation of any amount will directly support Mixxx development and be greatly appreciated!

Click here to lend your support to: Mixxx 1.9 Build Server Fundraiser and make a donation at !

Stay tuned for more news about Mixxx 1.9.0!

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  1. THANKS SOOO MUCH MIXXX!!! I am one of those users who had dealt with the glitches during tracks loading on the 1.8 version. Crossing my fingers the 1.8.1 solves that issue. Thanks again!!

  2. I've upgraded my mixxx 1.7.2 on my ubuntu 10.04LTS to the latest version 1.8.1. This version is really nice. The problem is that every time I launch the new version of mixxx 1.8.1 the sounds from rhythmbox, flash videos will mute or stop producing sound. I think there's a bug in this version. I tried changing the sound preference but it doesn't fix the problem. Please fix this.

  3. version 1.8.1.
    i would like to in the browse mode, switch up to one direction by one not always in the top menu...

    but i like the programm very well.

  4. Hello: I like a bit rude.

  5. Julius, the shortcut uses pasuspender. Not a bug

  6. Hi! Great news! Old releas wasn't playable on my MacBook Pro.
    But problem is when I set up hot cues or in/out points of a loop then trigger it or play loop. It's not going from the same point everytime!
    It's like ghost notes or ghost beats from time to time.
    If it would play from exactly same point all the time then even short loops will make clear sound and I won't need to worry about that the beat will sound like I pressed it twice. Maybe a bug?

  7. Woww! This version is good!
    Well done..!

    I only miss the scratch option..

  8. When will it play iTunes AAC files? I can not use it until then.

  9. Good work folks! Yey! Hope the new build server rocks out! I'll be using this new ver to dj a live set soon :-)

  10. AAC is a HUGE missing feature.. this software is truly stunning but this feature is essential to make it a real alternative to commercial stuff unfortunately :(

  11. i would like to upgrade but there is a problem the file to download it is just a document file it's self it is not the useable file it's self but this is the only down side to this :(