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Soundcloud launches DJ software integration with virtualDJ
Posted By : Laura Holness
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Posted Date : April 19th, 2019
SoundCloud has launched new DJ software integration with VirtualDJ.

The new offering allows users to stream and mix the entire SoundCloud catalogue of tracks on the fly, building mixes within Virtual DJ once they have enabled the functionality, providing they have a SoundCloud Go+ subscription.

The move is part of a wider family of direct streaming offerings which we reported were in the pipeline last year as the platform looks to increase its appeal amongst the dance music community. More proof that streaming is poised to take over DJ booths across the world, a prediction DJ Mag made back in July 2018.
Djmag.com

 

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Our News   /   July 1st, 2019

Instagram: Lyrics in Stories

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