Virtual DJ Studio

Virtual DJ Studio Discussion => Announcements => Topic started by: Justin on July 13, 2017, 10:50:52 AM

Title: New Article
Post by: Justin on July 13, 2017, 10:50:52 AM
As it comes close to 20 years of Virtual DJ Studio, I figured it was time to share a brief history of how it all came to be. Thus my article:

Virtual DJ Studio: A Brief History (

Check it out if you're curious how it all came to be.

I'm taking a short break while I work on some other, non-VDJ projects, but work will commence soon and I'll post any updates as they come along. For the moment, 7.8.0 has been rock-solid and is proving to be a good, long-lasting version. If you haven't upgraded already, be sure to do so now (!
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Fabio on July 13, 2017, 07:20:31 PM had mentioned most of the History of VDJS recently as we were chatting privately via email (notice I'm adding the "S" for studio now  ;D )

I will say, the STUDIO or mixer look was always one of the things I really liked about it when I found it about 10 or 12 years ago and it still one of my favorites.  Most the people who come over when I'm hosting usually mention it looks "cool".  Some will sometimes come over and I assume they want to request a song, but no, they usually just want to stare at it. and are amazed at how it works.  So yeah, I'm glad you don't plan to change the look any time soon.  The Studio look is timeless.


Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Justin on July 13, 2017, 08:54:37 PM
Yes, our conversation about this made me realize it's a story that should be shared. I chose the "Brief History" title as an homage to Stephen Hawking, with his ground-breaking book "A Brief History of Time" ;)  Not that VDJ is anywhere as groundbreaking as discovering black holes or furthering Einstein's research...

The Studio/Mixer layout will always remain. I have toyed with changing it in the past, and it just wasn't VDJ -- I didn't recognize it. Some hate it, others love it, and those who love it will continue to be loyal (I seem to have a pretty good long-term loyalty percentage among long-time customers). No need to change it and look "just like the others".

From a distance, I can't tell the difference between Sorato, VirtualDJ, Virtual Turntables, and many other DJ programs (two turntables, two player "decks", etc)...but you can spot Virtual DJ Studio from across the room :)
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Fabio on July 13, 2017, 10:38:09 PM
>>A Brief History of Time

Good title as that is exactly what I thought of when I read it.  Years ago, while in college I had to do a book report and we were given a choice and I picked that very book by Stephen Hawking.  I will say it wan't easy reading, I had difficulty understanding some passages and had to re-read it several times before I got comfortable...but at the end I felt very accomplished. It helped me understand the difference between General and Special Relativity.  I remember I wrote a bangin' book report on it.  My admiration for Hawking grew exponentially after reading it.   I read somewhere that he's considered the Issac Newton of our time.
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Justin on July 14, 2017, 12:42:12 PM
I suppose one of the reasons I wanted to post an article was to help show people that VDJ is not some big corporation, rather it is still a project run by the person who first thought of the idea 20 years ago. This is beneficial for many reasons, one being that just yesterday, a certain customer pointed out a bug that I had forgotten to fix (the MONO button was broken).

A couple hours later, I published 7.8.1, which addressed this issue :)  Try that with any of the bigger companies. Even if the product originated as a result of one person's idea, often times it is bought up by a corporation who has no such vested interest other than money. I am vested in my customers, and in the product itself.
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: vcationguy on July 15, 2017, 08:00:32 AM
Nice article Justin, I enjoyed reading it.  Thanks!  :)
Title: Problem opening Server panel
Post by: tmello on July 16, 2017, 06:21:53 PM
Hi Justin,

  I just upgraded from 7.3.3 to 7.8.1 and now when I press the Server button in the Request list tab nothing happens.  No panel appears.  I reloaded resetting all settings and still nothing happens.  I then reloaded 7.3.3 and was able to get the panel again.  I am running Win7 Home edition.

  I am a long time user and big fan of your SW.  Thanks for this great application.

Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Fabio on July 17, 2017, 02:22:11 PM
Hi Tony:

You're not getting the new panel (dialog box) as my screenshot below at all?  or are you getting the attached panel but are not finding the previous panel from 7.3.03? which is now a TAB on the new dialog box (circled in red).

Title: Re: New Article
Post by: greg on July 18, 2017, 10:48:20 PM
I think this service sucks I need to get a new key code everytime I format my computer
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: greg on July 18, 2017, 10:50:41 PM
I need another key code mine isn't working email me please and I hope it ain't like the last email 1 month later
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Fabio on July 19, 2017, 12:46:28 AM

If you format often, you should save the "code" .  I've created a text file myself and pasted the "code" and saved it on my google drive.  Anytime I need to re-install it I just open it and it's right there.I can then copy and paste.  It's the same one every time.  The only time it changes is when there's a new major version.  For example, if you have a code for version 6, it won't work for version 7.  In that case I usually purchase the new version and I'm good until the next major version.   Also, most email services save your old emails (unless you purposely delete it).  If you search your gmail account, it will be under  "Virtual DJ Studio License" in the subject.  Just to verify it works I just did a search on my google email and it brought back not only my 7.x version "code" but also my 6.x code from 2013. If you still can't find your product code send an email to that is the best way to get it.  Justin (VDJ author) does come around here occasionally, but the best way to reach him would be that email address.

Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Justin on July 19, 2017, 07:57:00 AM
Your license has not changed. In your license email the first line reads:


Doing so would prevent this type of situation, especially when you know you plan to format your computer frequently.

I have sent you a private email as well with your key.

I have removed your other posts with swear words, please refrain from using swears on my discussion boards, I like to keep things relatively PG friendly...
Title: Re: New Article - Problem with Server panel
Post by: tmello on July 20, 2017, 09:07:00 PM
Hi Justin and Fabio,

  I do not get the panel that you posted.  When I press the Server button nothing happens.

Thanks for your support,

Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Fabio on July 21, 2017, 01:22:56 AM
You may need to uninstall the previous version completely instead of installing over it, but let's wait for Justin to comment before you do that...

Title: Re: New Article
Post by: Justin on July 21, 2017, 11:54:19 AM
tmello - are you having this problem specifically on the 7.8.1 version? You say it works on the older version, but not the latest?

I don't know if uninstalling and doing a fresh install will fix it, but it's certainly worth a try... if that doesn't help, let me know, or shoot an email to Support@VDJ.Net and I'll look further into the problem.
Title: Re: New Article
Post by: on September 19, 2018, 08:58:00 AM
I like the service. I like the layout. Wished fonts could be enlarged but it works great as a karaoke player and for events like weddings, mma fights and so on. I use the "karaoke players as a way of lining up my specialty dances like first dance, father/daughter and so on. Playlist player on right works great for cocktail music or when you open the dance floor.