Mixxx : Towards Novel DJ Interfaces

Andersen, Tue H.

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

The Disc Jockey (DJ) software system Mixxx is presented.Mixxx makes it possible to conduct studies of new interaction techniques in connection with the DJ situation, by itsopen design and easy integration of new software modulesand MIDI connection to external controllers. To gain a better understanding of working practices, and to aid the designprocess of new interfaces, interviews with two contemporarymusicians and DJ’s are presented. In contact with thesemusicians development of several novel prototypes for DJinteraction have been made. Finally implementation detailsof Mixxx are described.