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Free open-source DJ software Mixxx released version 2.3.2 with some important fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.

Mixxx 2.3.2 added controller mapping for Pioneer DDJ SB3, re-enabled the color sorting for playlists feature, which is missing in v2.3.0. It also fixed writing of track metadata on Windows to prevent data loss when exporting, as well as playlist export issue on Linux. For more, see the release page.

How to Install Latest Mixxx in Ubuntu via PPA:

The DJ software has an official PPA for Ubuntu, Linux Mint based systems. So far, it provides the latest 2.3.2 packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.10, Ubuntu 22.04, and Linux Mint 20.x

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, 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

Uninstall 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.

After more than two years of development, free open-source DJ software Mixxx 2.3.0 released as the big stable release with a total of 7477 changes over 1 million lines of code since the last release.

The new release introduced hotcue colors and custom labels. Hotcues can now have individual colors to make them visually distinguishable. And it’s now possible to see the hotcue labels on the overview waveforms, as well edit them by right-clicking.

For Rekordbox or Serato users, switching to Mixxx is easier. And it can now play tracks directly from USB drives that contain Rekordbox and Serato libraries.

The 2.3.0 also added Opus and HE-AAC streaming and recording support, as well as out-of-the-box support for:

  • Pioneer DDJ-200 and DDJ-400
  • Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S3
  • Hercules DJControl Inpulse 200 and Jogvision
  • Roland DJ-505
  • Behringer B-Control BCR2000 and DDM4000
  • ION Discover DJ Pro and the Numark iDJ Live II.

Other changes in Mixxx 2.3.0 include:

  • Add deck cloning (aka “instant doubles”) by dragging and dropping between decks
  • Add laptop battery widget to skins
  • New default skin “LateNight”
  • Multithreaded analysis for multicore CPUs
  • Remove VAMP plugin support and use Queen Mary DSP library directly.
  • Add FFmpeg audio decoder, bringing support for ALAC files
  • And much more.

How to Install Mixxx 2.3.0 in Ubuntu via PPA:

For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 21.04, Linux Mint 20, you can install the release package from its official PPA.

1. 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

Input your password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old Mixxx package exist on your system, upgrade the DJ software using Software Updater:

Or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install mixxx

Uninstall:

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.

Free DJ software Mixxx reached the new major 2.1 release recently. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA.

Mixxx 2.1 release highlights:

  • Graphical interface scales for high resolution screens
  • Overhauled Deere and LateNight skins
  • New Tango skin
  • Resizable waveforms
  • Effects are synchronized to the tempo
  • Effects are processed post-fader and post-crossfader and can be previewed in headphones
  • One metaknob per effect with customizable parameter control for intuitive use of effect chains
  • Nine new effects: Autopan, Biquad Equalizer, Biquad Full Kill Equalizer, Loudness Contour, Metronome, Parametric Equalizer, Phaser, Stereo Balance, Tremolo
  • Loaded effects and their parameters are saved and restored when Mixxx restarts
  • More transparent sounding equalizers (Biquad Equalizer and Biquad Full Kill Equalizer)
  • Improved scratching sounds with jog wheels, vinyl control, and dragging waveforms with the mouse
  • Simplified looping and beatjump controls
  • Configurable rows of 8 samplers with up to 8 rows available for a total of 64 samplers
  • Files loaded to samplers are reloaded when Mixxx restarts
  • Improved volume normalization algorithm (EBU-R 128)
  • Filter library table by crates
  • Sort musical keys in library table by circle of fifths
  • Write metadata tags back to audio files
  • New JavaScript library for controller mapping
  • Configure multiple Internet broadcasting stations and use multiple stations at the same time
  • Broadcast and record microphones with direct monitoring and latency compensation
  • Broadcast and record from an external mixer
  • Booth output with independent gain knob for using sound cards with 6 output channels without an external mixer
  • Prevent screensaver from starting while Mixxx is running
  • CUP (Cue And Play) cue button mode
  • Time remaining and time elapsed now take into account the tempo fader
  • Clicking cover art now shows it full size in a separate window
  • and of course, lots and lots of bug fixes.

Install Mixxx 2.1 in Ubuntu:

The official Mixxx PPA contains the new release packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. If an old version of Mixxx was installed on your system, upgrade the DJ software using Software Updater:

Or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mixxx

Uninstall:

You can easily remove the software by running command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove mixxx

And remove the PPA repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

Mixxx 2.0

The Mixxx team finally announced the release of its free, open-source DJ software Mixxx 2.0 after years of development.

Mixxx 2.0 comes with so many new features and below is a few of them:

  • Dynamic, resizable skins to fit whatever size screen you have.
  • Support the latest DJing techniques
  • New effect processing system
  • Cover art support
  • Improved, expanded support for DJ controllers
  • upgraded libraries and much more.

For more details, go to the release page.

Mixxx 2.0

How to install Mixxx 2.0:

Mixxx has an official PPA repository, which contains the binaries for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and derivatives.

1. Add the PPA.

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below command and hit run:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx

Type in your password (no visual feedback just type in mind) when it asks and hit enter to continue.

mixxx-ppa

2. Install or upgrade the software.

If you have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater after added the PPA to check for updates and upgrade Mixxx.

Or, run commands below one by one in terminal to do the update and install things:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install mixxx

3. (Optional)

After installation, you may keep the PPA for receiving future updates, or disable/remove PPA via either Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:mixxx/mixxx

Giada is a minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs and live performers. Just pick your sample, drop it in any channel, and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler, or effect (VST) host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for production use and live sets.

Giada 0.8.0 brings initial MIDI input support. It also fixes many annoying bugs and introduces some minor improvements.

giada 0.8 ubuntu

Changelog:

  • initial MIDI input support
  • Fix freeze when recording audio inputs on a second channel
  • Fix ‘R’ button to show up even if the channel has no actions
  • Fix weird drawings of keypress actions in action editor
  • Free channel: delete ‘R’ button as well
  • Shift+key does not kill loop mode channels in a wait status
  • Fix issue with ‘R’ button and newly added actions
  • Remove “left”/”right” labels from main buttons

Download & Install Giada:

First check your OS type under System Settings -> Details. Choose to download the DEB from the official links below:

Giada for Linux, DEB (32 bit)

Giada for Linux, DEB (64 bit)

Then uncompress the package and click to open the .deb file in result folder with Ubuntu Software Center.

install giada deb file

Finally click install button. Once installed, start Giada from Unity Dash.