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Introduction

Mixxx is a DJ tool that allows for the playback and mixing of digital music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and Wave).

The basic requirements for Mixxx are a pc or laptop with a reasonable amount of storage space on the hard drive for your music, at least 1 audio card for outputting the sound and a way of controlling the software either by mouse, keyboard or a hardware DJ Controller.

Mixxx will run on the Linux, Mac OS X and Windows operating systems

Hardware Guide

Before you download and install Mixxx consider what your set-up will be. Your PC\Laptop, Audio Output, Operating System an

Your Set-up

Some common set-ups are

Laptop(Stand-Alone) Just a laptop and the software. Relying on the onboad sound card to output your audio Laptop with DJ Controller (Deck Only)

Laptop with DJ Controller DJ Controller (Audio & Deck) Laptop\PC with Vinyl Control (feature due in 1.6.0)

Audio Output

The ideal way for any DJ to mix live is to have 4 channels of Audio output. 2 for the main mix and 2 for cueing and previewing the next track you are trying to mix in. This means either having multiple soundcards or a soundcard capable of outputting 4 channels of audio.

Dj Controllers

If you have made a decision about hardware make sure you consider System Requirements and Hardware Compatibility

Operating Systems

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