There’s no other way to say it: EDM is big. According to Forbes, the world’s 10 highest-paid DJs raked in a collective quarter billion dollars in revenue last year — including six-time frontrunner Calvin Harris, who scored $48 million from headlining festivals and spinning nightly at his Vegas residency. NBD.
If you’re itching to join the growing ranks of DJs, don’t fret. Zedd, who clocks in at number six on Forbes’ list, first toured with a simple production setup comprising a laptop and folding table. And digital DJing apps have now become so advanced that you can learn to spin and mix beats without hunting down a bulky turntable.
The MIXVIBES DJ Software Bundle — which includes three premium apps and training to hone your DJ-ing chops — is proof. If you’re vying to becoming the next Calvin Harris (or Zedd or Rezz), check it out:
Cross DJ is a streamlined professional DJ software that enables you to create smooth harmonic mixes with the precision of a pro DJ. Features include a powerful BPM detection algorithm, key detection and matching capabilities that let you pick songs ideal for mixing, and easy retrieval of songs and clips from iTunes. For that added flair, users have the ability to tweak mixes with 14 included audio effects like Phaser and Echo.
The premium VJ app Remixvideo is a convenient way to create a DJ set that pops, allowing you to set light shows with music. It’s optimized for easy usability, is compatible with main video formats like MP4 and MPEG, and allows you to export completed sets to platforms like YouTube. Simply adjust your visuals, sync them to music, and augment them with 18 video FX and seven mixing modes (in other words, slap a filter on ‘em).
Remixlive is an all-in-one remix app that lets you drag and drop samples and recordings to create your own unique sound. Its large FX control pad allows you to easily edit and augment effects, and you can play the app like an instrument to create unique beats and melodies. Bring together samples from different sources, record finger drumming beats, create build-ups and drops, and much more.
The MIXVIBES DJ Software Bundle normally retails for $198.99, but grab it now for $48.99 in the Mashable Shop for a limited time only. That’s a markdown of 75% from the regular price. And if you’re not sure where to start once it’s good and downloaded, check out the Ultimate Music Production Bundle, featuring seven courses on everything from music production to theory for just $42. Or explore another popular software, Ableton Live, with 10 courses taught by Ableton-certified instructors. You can make all ten courses yours for life for just $29.99.