Deckadance is DJ mixing software that has a simple layout and total iTunes integration. This DJ program is easy to use, and it offers a multitude of features and compatibility that you could need in music mixing software.
There are two versions of this software available. The DVS version of this software is a bit pricier, but it allows you to use time-coded records to enhance your scratching and mixing capabilities.
The layout of this software is nice and simple. You can have up to four track decks at once, with each deck utilizing its own EQ and gain knobs. The cross-fader between the tracks allows for you to smoothly transition from one deck to the next. The library search bar lets you search through your library of songs by name, BPM, song length and artist name. You can create your own playlists to get your mixing happening fast and smooth.
Deckadance allows you to set up to eight cue points. You can jump from one cue point to another with ease. You can also use the sync button to match the BPMs between decks. This is a handy tool, as it allows you to focus on other aspects of your mixing rather than spending all of your time trying to make the beats match.
There is a control panel atop the software interface that allows you to switch between the mixer, FX, sampler and waveform view. The sampler in this software emulates a MIDI controller, such as an MPC 100. You can assign samples to each pad and include them in your mix by touching the pads. You can use your hardware MIDI controller and map your software to correspond as well.
Deckadance can be used with a number of different controllers. Check out the Stanton website for more details. You can use all of the popular forms of data, including WAV, MP3, AIFF and FLAC. Deckadance does not support video files, though.
If you have any questions or concerns about your DJ mixing software, the support page for Deckadance has a public forum. If you need further support, you can email and call Gibson customer service, the parent company of Stanton.
Deckadance is a good overall DJ mixing program. It could be worth it to spend the extra coin to get the DVS version of this software to have time-coded record control over your software.