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miXimum for Mac allows DJs to play and mix tracks, set cues, and equalize sound levels, all with a custom but overwhelming user interface. It features four main views, which include a turntable with two vinyl records for scratching and mixing and plenty of sliders. Overall, the application performs well despite being a Windows port.
miXimum for Mac’s custom interface fades in and out when switching views. Despite the nice graphics, the high contrast and the agglomeration of sliders hamper the usability of the app. On the plus side, every control has a tooltip, so the learning curve is not too steep. Features include two vinyl records for scratching and mixing, the ability to create cues, wave forms for each loaded track with zooming functionality, separate equalizers for each track, and many more. A nice touch is the addition of a gauge in the title bar that measures CPU usage in real time. miXimum for Mac is stable enough to be used in front of an audience.
While miXimum for Mac does cover all the bases, it doesn’t replace professional DJ software; if you play music for a living, this utility will leave you wanting more. But if you’re just getting started, you have nothing to lose if you try it out.