Image-Line Software Updates its DJ Mixing Software Deckadance to Version 1.5

Brandon Drury —  May 22, 2009

Version 1.5 is now available for MAC and PC, delivering a new, more flexible sound engine, easier setup and enhanced beat visualization / analysis options

Sint-Martens-Latem, Belgium, May 20, 2009 — Image Line Software – the developer of FL Studio (formerly FruityLoops), released the newest version of its DJ mixing application Deckadance with many improved functionalities for the best DJ performance.


Printable version (PDF: 124KB)

This press release can be found at


Deckadance 1.5 is available for MAC and PC and gains a new audio engine with an amazing high quality of the sound. Version 1.5 now supports batch beat-analysis of the songs (reducing load times/CPU load during a performance) and time-stretching/compression technology. DJs can enjoy new playlist design with variable font sizes, view modes and the ability to import iTunes playlists.

To aid setup, the input and outputs of the program now appear as stereo channels making installation and routing of audio inputs/outputs more intuitive. Finally, users can choose between “Auto” or “Manual” beatgrid analysis modes, on a song-by-song basis, according to their preferences and the complexity of the source audio.

Deckadance 1.5 also provides:

Native support for the last generation of midi controllers (Vestax VCI-300, DJ-Tech Kontrol One, Stanton SCS-3D, Hercules DJ Control Steel, EKS Otus, Omnitronic MMC-1, DJ-Tech DJM-202)
Improved seek waveform that shows the start and cue points
OpenGl render engine for Windows
Unicode support for playlist/browser items
Beatgrid move via mouse over the waveform
Improved DVS engine when elastique time-stretching is disabled, etc.
Option to switch between the old and new sound engine by the improved interface of the setup panel.
“Deckadance 1.5 is a powerful combination from all features that users already know, along with many improved options. I believe this new version will cover the requirements of even the most demanding DJs all over the world and will help them to show their best” commented DJ L.S.D (Luis Serrano), Chief developer Deckadance and leader of Image-Line DJ technology development team.


Deckadance 1.5 is available in two retail editions: Deckadance Club Edition (with full functionality) and Deckadance House Edition that excludes the timecoded vinyl/CD transport control functions. For hardware manufacturers that would like to bundle Deckadance with their DJ products there is a custom LE Edition (contact Image-Line for more details).

Price and availability:

Version 1.5 of Deckadance could be purchased online with a special 20% discount applied till 20th of June, 2009. After this promotional period the product will be offered on a regular prices of 179 USD (Club Edition) and 99 USD (House Edition).

A demo version of Deckadance 1.5 is also available for free download at Image Line’s Download Section

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Brandon Drury quit counting at 1,200 recorded songs in his busy home recording studio. He is the creator of and is the author of the Killer Home Recording series.