xwax – Digital Vinyl System

xwax is an open source Digital Vinyl System (DVS) for Linux. It allows DJs and turntablists to playback digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded vinyls.

It’s designed for both beat mixing and scratch mixing. Needle drops, pitch changes, scratching, spinbacks and rewinds are all supported, and feel just like the audio is pressed onto the vinyl itself.

The focus is on an accurate vinyl feel which is efficient, stable and fast. xwax is written in fast C code, using POSIX realtime scheduling and low-latency (less than 1ms) audio functions.

Features include:

  • Fully scalable user interface.
  • Software pre-amp.
  • Tempo (BPM) field, and sorting and changing of sort modes.

Website: xwax.org
Support: Wiki
Developer: Mark Hills
License: GNU GPL v2


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