Updated January 1, 2010.

What audio formats does Disco XT support?
AAC, MP3, AIFF, WAVE, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC.

On Windows, Disco XT also supports WMA audio files. Please note that the AAC audio file support on Windows requires Apple Quicktime to be installed.

On Mac, mixes recorded with Disco XT can be saved in either AIFF or AAC format. On Windows, mixes recorded with Disco XT can be saved in WAVE format.

Does Disco XT work with iTunes?
Disco XT has 'Work with iTunes' option that allows to access songs from the iTunes library and iTunes playlists directly from Disco XT. Disco XT also refreshes changes you make in iTunes, such as creating new playlists or adding new songs back to Disco XT.

Does Disco XT require iTunes?
No. Disco XT has its own music library and playlist management with song importing and can be used without iTunes.

Does Disco XT work with the iTunes Store?
In 2007 iTunes Store started to sell most of the songs in the iTunes Plus (+) format. These iTunes Plus (+) songs work fully with Disco XT. However, the protected files from the Store are not supported. These files have the extension .m4p. and earlier iTunes sold most of the songs in this format. We are unable to support these files because of the encryption in the files. iTunes Store has an option to upgrade purchases to the iTunes + format that can be accessed from the Store main page quick links. Currently this costs 0.40 €/$ a song.

What is needed for headphone listening?
Disco XT supports dual audio output. It allows to play a song through speakers and at the same time listen to a different song with headphones. One common use for this is to find a starting time for an upcoming song with headphones. Most computers only have one audio output built-in. In order to be able to listen with headphones separately your computer needs to have two audio outputs.

Audio interfaces are devices that are connected to your computers USB or Firewire port and provide additional audio outputs.

If you wish to use headphone listening feature of Disco XT you will need to have an audio interface. You can either use your computers built-in output and output from audio interface together, with this the audio interface would only need to have a one (1) stereo output (2 channels). If you want to be able to get both outputs from an audio interface the audio interface device will then need to have two (2) stereo outputs (4 channels).

On Windows platform it is recommended to have an audio interface that has an ASIO driver and to have both outputs from the audio interface. This provides low latency playback when using Disco XT. Latency means how long, for example, it takes until the music starts to play when you press 'Play' button. With an audio interface with ASIO driver the latency is practically unnoticeable, while on built-in output it can be as much as a quarter of a second. On Mac OS X audio interfaces use Core Audio which provides low latency playback.

Does Disco XT support hardware controllers?
Yes. Hardware controllers are devices that are connected by USB. These devices include buttons, sliders and knobs that can be mapped to Disco XT controls. For example, play buttons, jog wheels and a crossfade slider. Several hardware controllers are supported built-in in Disco XT while others require the user to map the controls before use.

Can I install my copy to another computer?
The Disco XT licenses that are sold are single user licenses which means that only one person can use the license at a time. However, it is permitted to install the software on more than one computer, as long as the computer it is installed on is managed by the license owner.

I have a feature idea that I would like to see in the software, can it be added to the software?
We listen to feature requests from users and frequently add them to the software. Adding the feature requested depends on how useful it is and how difficult it would be to create it. Feel free to write your requests to us through the support page.

How do I learn to use the software?
We have written several help pages that describe the functionality of Disco XT. These can be viewed by selecting 'Disco XT Help' under 'Help' menu when Disco XT is running.


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