The new version of Mixxx 2.2 arrives, the alternative to Virtual DJ

Dj mixxx

There was recently a Mixxx release which comes with its new version 2.2. Mixxx is a program that provides a full suite of professional DJ tools and DJ mixes for mixing.

Supports ogg and mp3 audio formats and other formats can be played through plugins. It has the advantage of being a program that can be used by both beginners and advanced users.

Mixxx is a perfect free distribution application with a simple and intuitive interface. Like programs such as Traktor Pro or Virtual dj allows the possibility of synchronizing times, perfecting the mix of the disc jockey.

Among its features there is the possibility of using the software with midi controllers from famous brands such as Pionner, Denon or Vestax.

Finished builds are ready for Linux, Windows, and macOS. The source code is distributed under the GPLv2 license.

Main new features of version 2.2

With this new release of the application, se completed the interface translation from Qt4 to Qt5 framework In addition, the elements of the raster interface were replaced by vector elements and provides Autoscaling for High Pixel Density Displays (HiDPI).

Furthermore, initial plug-in support with sound effects in LV2 format started. To enable and manage LV2 plugins, a special section has been added to the settings.

The new 'Dry + Wet' sound effect mixing mode, in which the original sound signal is displayed at full volume and the mix knob adjusts the volume level when the processed effect signal is applied, allowing you to add effects without changing the base track.

A button was also added to switch between the «Dry + Wet mix modes. The old “Dry / Wet” mode, which is left by default, allows you to seamlessly replace the original sound signal with the processed sound after applying the effects.

The Latenight layout theme adds support for 8-pad sampling.

And another key point to note is that Added support for the Numark Mixtrack Platinum controller and improved support for the Numark N4 and Vestax VCI-400 controllers.

How to install DJ Mixxx 2.2 on Linux?

If you are interested in being able to install this application on your Linux distribution, pYou will be able to do it by following the instructions that we share below, according to the distribution you are using.

In order to install this application we must go to its official website and in its download section we can find the following.

For those who are Ubuntu users and derivatives, the application developers provide us with a repository.

We can add this by opening a terminal in our system with Ctrl + Alt + T and in it we are going to execute the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mixxx/mixxx
sudo apt update
sudo apt install mixxx

While for Debian and based distributions in this we can install the application from a deb package, which we can obtain by executing any of the following commands.

If you are a 32-bit system user, the package you should download is this:


While for those who are 64-bit users, the package for their architecture is this:


After that, we are going to install with:

sudo dpkg -i mixxx*.deb

If you are a Fedora user, you can get the application in a simple way, You only have to have the RPMFusion repository enabled on your system and from the terminal you can perform the installation with:

sudo dnf -i mixxx

Yes now are users of Arch Linux, Manjaro, Antergos or any other distribution based on Arch Linux, they will be able to install from the AUR repositories. They should only have this repository enabled and from the terminal they can install it with:

yay -S mixxx

For the rest of the distributions we must download the source code and compile.

We can download it from git with the following command:

git clone -b 2.2

And we must follow the instructions to install the necessary dependencies of this link is this.

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  1.   emerson said

    It's going great, the downside is that it eats up all the resources it has
    very complicated if you want to chat at the same time or listen to the browser