If you’re throwing a party at home and would like to have some nice background music without having to pay an expensive DJ, this tool is what you need.
Zulu DJ is a free music mixing app that will enable you to perform as a professional DJ by yourself, just with the help of your computer and using your favorite songs. To be honest, the program is not the most complete DJ tool I’ve ever seen (meaning, don’t expect it to be remotely similar to Virtual DJ, for example). However Zulu DJ is an excellent choice for beginners and DJ newbies who prefer an easy-to-use tool to a feature-ridden mixer that they can hardly use at all.
The program includes two main tracks to load the songs you want to mix, plus a series of sound effects you can apply on the go. It works with MP3 among other formats – and supports drag-and-dropping of files, which makes it really handy. I especially liked the automatic BPM synchronization and the possibility to “preview” a song only through earphones before actually mixing it with the one on air. Just be aware that Zulu DJ is meant to mix music live and does not record your mixes.
With Zulu DJ you can give your first steps as DJ and easily mix your favorite songs. It may however fall short of expectations for more experienced DJs.
Review by Elena Santos