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Since there are a lot of audio fans here, do you know a good software to replace a DJ in a private office party? The direction is tired of hiring a (bad) DJ year after year when what people really want is to hear songs they like with minimal mixing between the tracks.

Here is what is needed in your answer:

  1. Software that take the tempo of each song into account to make the mix
  2. Fade-out / fade-in between the track should not be the only mixing feature.
  3. Can be a plugin or a standalone application.
  4. Possibility to change songs order in the play list in real time (By this, it means the mix will not be "pre-recorded", it will be done live by the software)

EDIT: If it's free, it's even better but this is not needed.

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Why does your company keep hiring bad DJs? –  ObscureRobot Jul 20 '12 at 19:14
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@ObscureRobot: This is totaly out of my control, but it's a fact... –  Jean-François Côté Jul 24 '12 at 18:53
    
@ObscureRobot's question is quite on topic. This is a terrible question (at least iMO) because any DJ (even a low talented one such as myself) should have all of these skills. If not then he is not a disc jockey. –  Travis Dtfsu Crum Oct 14 '12 at 11:09

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This seems a bit like a shopping question, but the only one I know that does this is MixMeister.

It can do all 4 of your requirements:

  1. Beat matching and transition throughout
  2. Fade out/in and use of effects
  3. Is a standalone application
  4. Can add to the playlist in real time, run from existing playlist, or both
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Thanks for the info. Seems like a good product. I will wait a couple of days to see if other solution comes out. –  Jean-François Côté Jul 18 '12 at 13:13
    
For future reference: The name is MixMeister and can be reached right at mixmeister.com –  Geppettvs D'Constanzo Oct 14 '12 at 3:10

VirtualDJ also does all this, and comes in a free addition as well.

From the website:

Designed for home DJs, VirtualDJ Home includes nearly all the features of VirtualDJ Pro, with only a few limitations. If you don't own or don't plan to use any additional DJ hardware (mixer, turntable, DJ controller or video projector), then VirtualDJ Home will meet all your requirements.

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You might like djay, check out http://www.algoriddim.com/djay

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