I also use Virtual DJ (the Home version is free) - the speed control is
good, it's range can be changed from 6% (You have to move the slider a
long way to notice any change) to 50% (where the slightest adjustment
causes an alarming change in speed). I have mine set to 12%.
Virtual DJ has two "decks" - you can load a dance onto one deck and while
it is playing get your next dance onto the other deck, ready to go.
Because it is not actually designed for SCD, you can also surprise your
dancers by adding effects like "Beatgrid", "wahwah" and "flippindouble" -
no, I don't know what they mean either.
I've used the "comments" field to add "R32 x 8" etc to each track so that
I can quickly search for a type of dance.
Only real disadvantage? I have 1600 dances loaded and to find, for
example, a recording of Maxwells' Rant, I can't just click on the Title
field and type "M" to take me to the M section - I have to scroll (or use
the slider) through all the dances to find Maxwells.
It's also pretty easy to make and save playlists for each nights programme.
> Hi All, > > I know there has been discussion about this recently but, we will be using > music uploaded to a laptop for dance classes, ceilidhs etc. Is there > software I can download which will enable us to slow down or speed up the > tracks when played? > > Best regards, > Alan. > RSCDS Leeds Branch > www.piper-alan.co.uk > > > > > >