Dear DJ Ron,
I am an aspiring DJ at a university bar. I am using two programs on my computer right now for my DJing: iTunes and Ots Turntables Pro. I find working back and forth using one or the other doesn't work for me. I don't like using the Party Shuffle only OR Ots Turntables on their own.
Basically what I am asking is if there is a DJ program easily downloadable that can allow me to use my iTunes while having the flexibility to use a turntable program.
- Aspiring iTunes DJ
Working within iTunes limits you because of the Digital Rights Management (DRM) that is in place. There are two ways to approach this:
1. Convert your files to remove the DRM - i.e. burn CDs and then rerip them as standard mp3s. You can then use any DJ programs - Traktor, Cue, etc to DJ.
2. Searching the web, I found several programs that integrate with iTunes - DJ1800, Megaseg, Virtual DJ, and Torq. These programs claim that they can use AAC files purchased from the iTunes store. As I have not tested these programs, I would recommend that you download the free demo versions to test to see which will work best for you.
For more on mp3 DJing check out - Ask the DJ - DJing with MP3s