Ok, so you saw the past post on how to hook your computer up to your DJ system through your mixer or amp. Find the post here: http://disc-jockeys.blogspot.com/2009/02/how-do-i-connect-my-computer-to-my-dj.html
Now you are interested in learning more and want to move on form using Windows Media Player, Itunes, or maybe you are ready to take the next step by using a Dual Music Player Program.
There is nothing wrong with using Windows media player, Itunes, or any standard computer music player. Most of these players give you the option to open a second or even third instance of the program so you can play 2 or 3 songs at once if needed, but most do not have pitch control to help you mix (some do have add-ons).
I suggest finding yourself a Professional DJ Mixing software program that you are comfortable with. I highly discourage you from using cracked or illegially downloaded programs because they contain all types of Bugs and you Can NOT update them.
There are Hundreds of professional and non-professional DJ Software programs on the market and more are being added daily. You can even download an app to your Droid or I Phone and dj from that in a pinch. Since there are so many programs I will create a future post with links to the top software that DJs use around the world. But for now we are going to concentrate on what you want from in your software.
Here are the Questions you need to ask yourself to limit the search.
How much am I willing to Pay?
What Platform PC/MAC?
Do you need Karaoke Capabilities?
Do you need Video Capabilities?
What Features are You Looking for?
Vol - Bass Treb - Pitch - key - Effects - Sampler - Plug ins - automix - Skins - Midi - CD Control - Vinyl control - webcam control
Once you make a list of what you want you will be able to make a better decision on the software for you.
Next up in this series:
Built in sound card vs. USB sound card