What is DeKstasy?

We all love spinning records, that's why we're DJ's, but let's face it, keeping two tracks perfectly synced isn't always easy. Think how much more you could do creatively if beat matching wasn't something you had to devote your attention to. Think what you could do with 3 or 4 turntables playing at once, all in perfect time. Maybe throw in a 303 or an 808 running off that same beat, through MIDI. And wouldn't it be nice not to have to carry every record you might want to play at that gig tonight?

DeKstasy is for all levels of DJs -- it's easy enough for a beginner to use, and rock solid enough for that 3-hour sunrise set. Don't be fooled by the fact that this is free software. This product was conceived and created primarily for live performances. Using your existing mixer and output hardware (or the standard onboard Macintosh output), the software replaces the functionality of your turntables and records with a slick interface and digital audio files. With DeKstasy you can:

  • Encode and import tracks from Audio CDs or records, or simply import pre-existing MP3's.
  • Analyze a file's BPM and create an exact beat signature for TRUE beat matching.
  • Play tracks on four virtual decks, all at once and all perfectly synced up.
  • Automatically beat match to any external audio signal -- makes tag-teaming a breeze!
  • Easily loop sections of playing tracks, all live and in real time.
  • Carry around hours and hours worth of music, all on your laptop; a 20GB drive will give you over 200 hours of music encoded at high quality.
  • Visually set up the mix without worrying about the synchronization of the tracks, allowing you to stay focused on the mixer and not on the decks.
  • Organize all your tracks into virtual Crates and Albums.

    With DeKstasy, we have concentrated on making the simple tasks easy, while still allowing the pro to access sophisticated tools like a beat signature editor, automatic synchronization to external audio source, MIDI out, audio device channel control, and more.

    Why are we different than all those other software DJ programs?

  • Support for up to four stereo channels of output using any OS X audio device.
  • Built to be crash proof.
  • True automatic beat finding, and powerful tools to ensure perfect beat accuracy.
  • MIDI sync output, so you can mix in the output of other hardware (e.g. a 303) or software (e.g. Reason) and mix in YOUR OWN BEATS!!
  • Real-time waveform display, so you can see where you are in the song, when that break is coming up, when the mix is over... you get the point.
  • Dekstasy is Altivec Enchanced to achieve maximum performance.