Deckadance 2 DJing software in public beta

Image-Line's Deckadance DJing software hasn't had the profile of NI's Traktor, but version 2 looks like it could give it a fighting chance of increasing its market share.

Highlights include two- or four-deck operation, new effects and a sampler. You can find out more below or in the video above. Registered Image-Line users can try the public beta for free by downloading it from the Image-Line website.

  • Decks- 2 or 4 decks.
  • Smartknobs - Link a knob to multiple FX & Mixer interface targets. User-programmable envelopes.
  • GrossBeat - 8 user defined FX per deck with integrated editor. Program glitch, stutter & scratch FX.
  • Isolator Effects - Up to 3 insert effects per track (from 10) applied independently to High/Mid or Low band.
  • Sampler - 1/32 to 16 step beat-matched easy sampling. One shot, trigger, retrigger and loop modes.
  • Smart Panels - User configurable Loop, Cue, Grid, DVS, Key, Smart Knob and Tempo panels.
  • VST host & client - Hosts VST plugins. Includes Effector VST plugin.
  • Library - iTunes library support. Play lists and automated mixing options.
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.