Free DJ mixing software Mixxx announced the 2.3.4 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 22.10, Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04 and Ubuntu 18.04 via PPA.
The new release added controller mapping for the Traktor Kontrol S2 Mk1, and initial mapping for Numark Party Mix.
It now shows ‘date added’ as local time, supports macOS 13.0 Ventura by using portaudio 19.7.0, again allows searching in external libraries. For Ubuntu, it fixed the menu bar issue when working in full-screen mode.
There are as well many other bug-fixes in the release, see the changelog for details.
How to install Mixxx in Ubuntu via PPA
The DJ software has an official PPA for Ubuntu, Linux Mint based systems. So far, it provides the latest 2.3.4 packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 22.10, Ubuntu 22.04, and Linux Mint 20/21.
1. Add Mixxx PPA
Open terminal either from app launcher or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
Type your password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.
2. Update package cache:
For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint, users need to manually refresh the package cache after adding new software sources. To do so, simply run command:
sudo apt update
3. Install or Upgrade Mixxx:
If an old Mixxx package was installed on your system, you may try upgrading the DJ software using Software Updater:
Or just run the command below in terminal to either install or upgrade the DJ software:
sudo apt install mixxx
You can easily remove the software by running command in terminal:
sudo apt remove --autoremove mixxx
And remove the PPA repository via Software & Updates, by removing relevant line utility under Other Software tab.