Zulu is a virtual DJ mixing software program produced by NCH Software, a business audio software company that develops a variety of software. Although Zulu is a great DJ program for a beginner DJ to start with, it's professional software.
This DJ mixing software has a user-friendly interface which isn’t daunting for a beginner. It has the ability to cross fade between tracks and to preview tracks via headphones. It also has automatic beat detection, real-time pitch and tempo control, and keyboard hot keys. Once a track is loaded onto a deck, amateur DJs have the ability to automatically scan files to assign a BPM (beat per minute) and switch around the tempo in order to synchronize it perfectly. However, you can't use a hardware controller with this software, nor do you get scratching capabilities.
DJs can also utilize this software’s built-in, drag-and-drop feature to move music anywhere within the program and preview tracks before they play them. Zulu allows you to apply effects like distortion, reverb and delay on the fly. The program is completely compatible with virtually every single audio file format, including AVI, MPG, MPEG, WMV, ASF, WAV, MP3, WMA, AIF, AIFF and AMR.
Some of the other performance features that are related to this amateur DJ mixing software program and that are offered through parent company NCH Software include music editing software, CD ripper, MP3 converter, software that allows you the ability to digitize vinyl records, multi-track music recording and audio file converter.
Zulu's customer service and technical support is as complete and comprehensive as it gets. Along with a page dedicated solely to rooting out and fixing bugs within the company’s software products, NCH Software provides a number of different help and support category options on its website. The support system includes an email contact form on which this service also provides direct links to its purchasing, activation and registration support pages.
The company has also created an informative and interactive customer forum section on its site, on which many of your potential questions can be answered or discussed by other users. This can sometimes prove to be a more valuable source of help and information than company-administered technical support because it tends to be a more comfortable, relaxed and simplified method that’s normally free of confusing and obscure technical industry jargon.
This DJ software has a simple, straightforward, user-friendly interface which is perfect for the beginning DJ. The software is compatible with most audio formats, including WAV, MP3 and WMA. Perhaps the most impressive feature of Zulu is the somewhat intangible feature of technical support and customer service. Not only does the company provide multiple sources for contacting its support staff, it also provides customer forums.