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I've seen Mixxx seems to be one of the few that's not proprietary, but I'm having a hard time choosing what to at least start out with What choice are there? What are some of their strengths and weaknesses?

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Very augmentative and subjective. –  Pelle ten Cate Dec 8 '10 at 9:08
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VirtualDJ

VDJ is mostly the industry standard and is extremely easy to use. It has almost every feature you could want, its customizable with different skins, and easy to find your way around.

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Free for home use and the sync function takes beat mixing virtually out of the equation –  Chris S Oct 26 '11 at 20:23
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NI DJ Traktor Pro

TRAKTOR PRO is the new benchmark in DJ software. Mix digital files on four decks, using the high-quality internal mixer or external hardware, and the best effects suite around. Fully primed for professional use, TRAKTOR PRO redefines the art of DJing.

The downside, it costs money...

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Traktor looks absolutely amazing. This would be my first choice. –  Magrangs Sep 24 '12 at 11:41
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The major players seem to be Serato, Traktor, and Virtual DJ. I hear a lot of people like Mixxx and Deckadence, although they don't seem to have quite the user base.

There's also Ableton Live if you don't necessarily want to use something that looks like turntables. It's sort of a fundamentally different way of DJing though. It's like having a giant looper instead of decks.

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+1 There's no right answer to this. It really depends on your style of DJing, what kind of tracks you're playing and what gear you want to use. (i.e. Decks->Serato.[newer]CDJs[withmidi]->Traktor.Controllers->Live/Traktor.etc.) –  Ed J Dec 8 '10 at 10:18
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