What's New in Mixxx 2.0

Date Author Owen Williams Tag 2.0, 2.0.0

New to Mixxx?

Mixxx is free, open source DJ software that gives you everything you need to DJ and mix music live at your next party or club gig. Download it today and mix like a pro on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Three years in the making, we've added so many new features to Mixxx that we had to call it 2.0. As always, Mixxx 2.0 is available as a free upgrade for all existing Mixxx users.

Dynamic, Resizable Skins

Each of our three professionally-designed skins can stretch to fill whatever size screen you have. Turn parts of the interface on and off to reveal the features you use most.

4 Decks with Master Sync

Supporting the latest DJing techniques, Mixxx supports up to four decks playing back simultaneously. Combine tracks with loops and samples to create sophisticated on-the-fly remixes.

Holding your mix together is the new Master Sync engine, a powerful feature that holds all of your tracks perfectly aligned even if you change the speed of the mix.

Built-in Effects

Mixxx's new effect processing system allows you to apply up to 4 chains of effects to any mixer channel. Mixxx 2.0 comes with 5 high-quality effects and 4 equalizer effects with many more to come!

  • Flanger
  • Moog 4-pole Ladder Filter
  • Echo
  • Reverb
  • BitCrusher
  • Bessel 4th Order EQ
  • Bessel 8th Order EQ
  • Linkwitz-Riley 8th Order EQ
  • Biquad 8 band graphic EQ

Harmonic Mixing with Musical Key Detection

Mixxx now detects the musical key of your tracks and allows you to fine tune them to be in key with the rest of your mix. With support for Traditional, Open Key, Lancelot, and custom key notations, you'll feel right at home no matter what system you're used to.

RGB Waveforms

See the sound of your music. With RGB waveforms, bright red means killer bass, blue glints where you find crisp hihats, and soft greens show you when the lyrics come in. A quick glance at the waveform overview and you'll know if a track is banging or just right for sunrise.

Four Microphones, Four AUX Inputs, Microphone Ducking

Radio DJs, MCs, and users with external gear will appreciate the flexibility of 12 total external audio inputs. And with auto-ducking, listeners will always be able to hear you over the music.

Vinyl Passthrough

Calling all vinyl addicts — you can now switch off between vinyl timecode records and vinyl audio records with the new vinyl passthrough feature.

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Cover Art Support

Mixxx reads cover art from your tracks and displays it in the library, on your decks, and on the spinning vinyl widgets.

Core Mixing Engine Improvements

  • Improved, high-fidelity equalizers.
  • Improved time-stretching algorithm for better sounding key-lock.
  • Multi-soundcard Synchronization Improvements
  • Mono / Stereo Output
  • Mono Mixing
  • Split Cueuing
  • Master/Headphone Delay
  • Latency Usage Meter
  • Improved Broadcasting Stability
  • Improved Microphone Routing

Upgraded Library

The Mixxx music library was designed from the ground up for DJs. Powered by a high-performance database, accessing and organizing your music is easy and intuitive.
Auto DJ Crates

Need an extended bathroom-break? Automatically expand your Auto DJ queue with Auto DJ crates.

Multi-Core Library Scanner

Got a huge library? Mixxx will fly through it with its new multi-core scanning support.

Cover Art Support

Evoke the feel of thumbing through your record crate. Mixxx now shows slivers of cover art in the library table.

Improved Auto DJ Stability

We've worked closely with heavy users of Auto DJ to identify problems, clean up code, and add internal tests to make Auto DJ more reliable than ever.

MusicBrainz Tag Lookup

Fingerprint your tracks and fetch missing tags from MusicBrainz.

Improved, Expanded Support for DJ Controllers

Thanks to generous DJs and our vibrant forum community, Mixxx 2.0 brings support for an exciting new range of DJ controllers.

Newly Supported DJ Controllers

Newly Supported Controllers in Mixxx 2.0

New Mixxx Certified Controllers

  • Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2
  • Denon HS5500

New Mixxx Community Supported Controllers

  • American Audio RADIUS 1000
  • American Audio RADIUS 3000
  • Denon MC6000MK2
  • Denon SC2000
  • DJ-Tech Kontrol One
  • DJ-Tech Mixer One
  • Electrix Tweaker
  • Korg nanoKONTROL 2
  • MixVibes U-Mix Control 2 Pro
  • Novation Launchpad Mini
  • Numark MixTrack Pro II
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB
  • Pioneer DDJ-SB2
  • Reloop Beatpad
  • Reloop Terminal Mix 2
  • Vestax VCI-100 MKII
Want to know if your DJ controller is supported in Mixxx? Please check the full technical specifications.

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