DJ Dan Shaughnessy asked for advice on switching from CDs to MP3s.
If you’re DJing off of CDs or phonographs, you need two players so you can cue one up while the other is playing, as well as for tricks like crossfading (fading out one song while you fade in another). But once you’ve got the music on your hard drive, no such duplication is necessary.
Of course, there are real DJ programs for those who want or need them. Although I don’t really have enough expertise to give a serious recommendation, I’m going to suggest you check out the free Zulu DJ. While it has some annoying shortcomings (adding songs to its library is more of a hassle than it should be), it can do all sorts of effects and is generally easy to figure out.
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