The MixVibes CROSS Pack is the ultimate bundle for demanding DJs to get an all-inclusive sound interface, 2 control vinyls, 2 control CDs, cables, and software. This DJ package offers outstanding soun... Read More
The MixVibes CROSS Pack is the ultimate bundle for demanding DJs to get an all-inclusive sound interface, 2 control vinyls, 2 control CDs, cables, and software. This DJ package offers outstanding sound quality and the latency performance that DJs desire in the professional DJ market.
CROSS is digital vinyl and MIDI DJ software for Windows and MAC platforms. Mixvibes drew from its experience in audio engine and vinyl control design to deliver a new pro DJ-oriented product that brings more efficiency and simplicity to the mix. CROSS delivers the best of MixVibes' knowhow in DJ software in a solid and back-to-basics package. CROSS software will satisfy the needs of professional DJs who need a powerful and reliable DJ tool.
What is a DJ without hot tracks? Because finding the right track to play next is the first responsibility of a DJ, CROSS is focused on media management and interface simplicity. CROSS introduces an intuitive advanced media management system: full iTunes integration, multiple tag edit, artwork browsing, smart media preview, missing media manager, and multiple playlist visualization. Organize and edit your tags and artwork using the info tab. Create or edit playlists on the fly and auto-mix them, that is, if you need to take a breather from the decks. Easily relocate missing files and update your media collection. CROSS also enables you to detect an external hard drive on the fly and start playing tracks from it during your set. The endless possibilities to browse, locate, filter, edit, and classify your media bring DJs even closer to their performance and to their audience.
The iTunes integration is one of CROSS' most unique features. CROSS fully assimilates the iTunes library allowing importation of playlists and artwork cover management. The look and feel of iTunes software is reproduced in CROSS to enhance the ease of use. It's now simpler than ever to prepare and edit your playlists with iTunes.
CROSS is built around a a high-end audio engine to deliver high quality industry-standard features, such as hot cues and auto beat loops, while the deck layout is based on acclaimed DJ hardware bestsellers. The state of the art Z-plane Master Tempo technology ensures an excellent sound quality even for drastic BPM (beats per minute) changes (±20%), while the exclusive hybrid mode ensures a smart transition between master tempo and speed mode to avoid digital distortion at extreme pitch values. DJing various styles and BPMs without compromising on sound quality becomes fun and easy with CROSS.
Large beat match view: Monitor your mix and manage perfect transitions thanks to a wide display of your current mix.
Zoom: Zoom in or out to see more or less of the upcoming beats of your mixed tracks.
Sync display: Display of the sync-indicator triangles with a simple mouse-over on the sync button.
Time display: watch the clock display and better manage your set throughout the night.
Uncluttered, simplified menu items: Fed up with looking for the right item within your menu tabs? CROSS has only two menu headers to get to everything in a moment; don't waste time looking for the right option—all that's not on the user interface is right here.
Symmetric layout: For better ease of use, most of the player commands are logically and symmetrically designed including pitch, cue/play, locators and more.
Complete waveform: Crystal clear waveform with contrast variations corresponding to the track's frequency.
Waveform zoom: The waveform zoom helps you set your CUE points more precisely than ever. Zoom in, hit CUE Stop or CUE Play, and ensure the best starting point you've ever set. Zoom in, zoom out, or reset to standard view in a second directly on the player.
Track time display: Check where exactly you are within your track with the time display at the bottom of the waveform, in order to better set your locations points, loops, etc.
Blinking cue: Enjoy the blinking cue button as it is shown on most major DJ hardware and on the ones you're used to.
2 cue modes: Cue the stop and the play buttons, whether you only wish to prepare your cue, or whether you've already set it and are ready to go.
Cue auto save: Cue points are now automatically saved within every CROSS track. There's no need to additionally save your collection because everything is saved on the go.
Font display: Huge display of the track's information (time elapsed, remaining, BPM, pitch) so the DJ can focus on his mix without forgetting that his track is coming to an end and miss his transition.
Change scroll mode: Whether you prefer the waveform to move, or the scroll line itself, you have the option to choose. Mix and enjoy the scrolling of the waveform itself or scratch and see what you're doing more precisely thanks to a fast and accurately moving scroll bar.
Track overview: The display of the full track overview makes it easy to identify the moments of your track such as intro, refrain, and break; choose the right moment to start your transition.
CD/Vinyl switch: CROSS embeds a CD mode, reproducing the CDJ-like behavior that you like to set your cue points. Choose Vinyl mode to switch to and scratch your track in one click.
Scrolling track title: On top of each player you'll find the artist and song name and the duration of the track.
Gain display: In addition to the mixer gain, CROSS implements an individual track gain to let you adjust the gain more accurately.
3 pitch modes: Like every DJ application, CROSS integrates both classic speed and master tempo pitch modes. But, unlike every DJ application, CROSS also includes a third pitch mode, called hybrid that aims to avoid distortions during your mix. You can activate it manually or the hybrid mode will switch itself on automatically for you if you change the pitch in a drastic way.
Pitch range: adjust the pitch of your songs to either plus or minus 4, 8, 16, 32, or even 100% compared to the current pitch.
Accurate pitch bend and nudge: Just below the pitch switch button (up, plus, reset, minus, and down), a button section helps you adjust the pitch of your tracks accurately. First, choose the desired pitch range and then you can either increment or decrement the pitch by as accurately as 0.01 points to get to the speed of the other media, or change the pitch temporarily in order to sync both tracks hint by hint (nudge).
Finally, easily reset your pitch by pressing the "o" button. You can even tap the beat by clicking the BPM area during 4 beats to determine it.
Smart Seek: Tired of looking for the right spot in a song by clicking the waveform? Use the smart seek feature to jump through your track, for example, 2 measures by 2. What's more, you can determine the number of times (1, 2, 4, 8, or 16).
Create manual or automatic loops thanks to the clear CROSS loop section, located at the bottom of the player. This section can be ideally controlled thanks to an external control unit for optimized ease of use. Click in and then out at the desired entry and exit points of your loop, or just click on the desired loop value to create a loop instantaneously. In both cases, simply click loop to exit. While you're in a loop, click the + or - buttons to change the value of the loop. Click smart seek to move your loop before playing it.
Loop display: There's a smart display of your loops thanks to the visual translucent triangular display.
Locators: Place 3 locators on each player by clicking the dedicated area, recall it with a repeated click, and remove it by clicking the next-door cross.
Match and sync: Press match to match the beat or both tracks, or press sync to match and synchronize them on the beat.
Mouse scroll within faders: Use the scroll wheel of your mouse on your PC or use the pad of your Mac and scroll with 2 fingers in both horizontal and vertical directions to change your pitch, volume level, or to crossfade.
Recording feature: Record each player individually or record your whole mix. Record either both tracks onto the same file or in two separate tracks so you can edit each track separately to produce your mix with editing software.
Line input: Besides the sound from both players, CROSS lets you connect and play every audio source thanks to the line in switch located on the mixer.
EQs: A very complete set of EQ buttons makes it possible to fine-tune your levels during your mix. When mixing in external mode, only the gain level remains and you'll be able to reproduce the same thing with a classic mixer.
Tabs: Hide and show CROSS tabs in just a click according to your needs and the moment you are using CROSS. For an optimal ease of use, the most frequently used tabs are located on top of the tabs menu.
Explorer: Browse your hard drives and import your medias into your collection.
iTunes library: Import your iTunes library to your collection.
Info tab: edit your infos and tags, analyze your media, and sort them within the collection (by artist, albums, genre, duration, BPM, rating, and more). CROSS makes your media management more intuitive than ever.
Multiple playlists: Create multiple playlists and switch from one to another in a second.
Preview: Select the media you want to preview and click play on the right of the library.
Search filter: Search your media by typing a genre plus a name plus a year and get to the tune you want to listen to in a few seconds.
Installation of the system:
The CD player or turntables are plugged into the U46MK2 inputs. No RIAA preamp is recommended because the software does the correction automatically. The output of your soundcard will be connected to Channel 1 and 2 of your mixer. Once everything is set up, the control panel in CROSS will help you finalize the set up.
Reviewed by 4 customers
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I am very pleased with this solution which was on my side very easy to configure. I like the U46 audio interface which allows me to scratch under 10 ms latency. I've never experienced such awesome vinyl touch and it rocks my CDJs as well.Best loops ever, even very short ones. I miss some FX at the moment but no biggy ;) (plus i heard on the forum that some were coming...). In a nutshell A++
I highly recommend Cross Pack to all DJs looking for a strong and stable solution for digital mixing! The timecode control with Cross is just GREAT, i think it's even better than scratch live, especially on CDs! Other than that, i like the fact that move around the various windows and change the interface the way you want it. It's definitely a great pack and it's good to see that other companies are now making top products and trustworthy solutions!
At first, I was enjoying the software. Good interface and media management. Then I go to set up at a gig and it asks me for my serial number. I had already entered the serial number and did not have the software with me to enter it again. So I can't use it. Then, I get it working at a different gig, and the sound keeps cutting out. I tried multiple things to fix it including updates, different latency, even different audio interface. Nothing worked. And to make things worse, mixvibes has the WORST customer service on the planet. Their response is to post in the forum and try to get another user to help you. Which I did and no help after 2 weeks. Just took software back and bought Traktor which is WAY better and works great with CDJ's
Just got my Cross Pack a few days ago. I only messed with it a couple hours so far but I must say it's a very cool program. Setting up was a breeze. Time code response doesn't lag (with CDJ-800's). Can't wait to use it out this weekend!
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