Mixxx was originally created in 2002 as part of a PhD thesis on new interfaces for DJing by Tue Haste Andersen. After releasing the project as open source, dozens of contributors began modifying and improving Mixxx.
In 2006, a new development team lead by Adam Davison and Albert Santoni began reorganizing the project to ensure smooth growth of both the codebase and the number of contributors. A renewed focus on usability and stability has helped Mixxx grow to become the most popular free DJ software in the world, receiving over 1,000,000 downloads annually. Our committed team has worked hard to create great DJ software, and this growth is a sign of our success.
In 2011, RJ Ryan took over as Lead Developer to successfully continue the team's endeavor to make Mixxx a world-class DJ software.
As our user community grows, so does our development team - As of Mixxx 2.0, over 100 developers and artists have helped create Mixxx!
Mixxx also participated in Google Summer of Code in 2007, 2008, and 2010-2014. Google Summer of Code is a program that provides college students with a stipend over the summer to work on open source projects. Mentors from Mixxx introduced students to open source software development and helped them gain experience working with multi-threaded, real-time multimedia software.
Besides scratching our own itches, many people work on Mixxx as a way to learn about audio programming, or even just because it's fun and they enjoy programming. The creative aspect of Mixxx attracts developers with a broad range of skills and talents, and that makes for a fun development team that helps Mixxx continue to grow.
Please contact us at [email protected] for information or interviews. We won't bite, we promise.
"The Outlook Of Global DJ Software Market: Serato, Pioneer, Atomix, VirtualDJ, Native Instruments, Mixvibes, Algoriddim, PCDJ, Ableton, Stanton, Mixxx"
"The Top Key Players covered in this market Report are Serato, Pioneer, Atomix VirtualDJ, Native Instruments, Mixvibes, Algoriddim, PCDJ, Ableton, Stanton, Mixxx."
"Also, whenever you hit a paywall or limitation in other software, you can turn to Mixxx as it doesn’t limit you in any way."
(DE) COMPUTER BILD: Mixxx
"This one is for you if you’re looking for the best free DJ software."
"If you love the idea of the project, there are a bunch of ways to get involved as a developer, DJ (tester), translator, or even graphic artist."
(DE) CHIP Online: Mixxx
"Es macht Spaß mit dem Open-Source-Tool Mixxx zu experimentieren. Als Hobby-DJ kommen Sie mit dem Programm voll auf Ihre Kosten."
(EN) Comparakeet: Mixxx Review 2018
"Of course, the best thing about this one is that it is free to use by anyone, so if you have little to no budget when hunting for a DJ mixing software, but have the passion for creating great music, then Mixxx is a very good choice."
(EN) ghacks.net: A look at Mixxx in GNU/Linux
"Mixxx is a great free alternative to popular programs like Traktor, or Virtual DJ, and is completely compatible with GNU/Linux systems, so if the need ever arises, it’s definitely worth checking out."
"MIXXX ist eine vollständige DJ-Software, für die man keinen Cent berappen muss (aber ruhig etwas spenden sollte) ..."
"But in a world of large commercial outfits already extracting money from DJs, we need the little guys doing their own thing. I’m glad that they stuck to their guns, and steadily beaver away at making Mixxx better with every release."
"Mixxx 2.1, Virtual DJ 8 Home Free, Mixvibes Cross Free und DigiJay"