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Pangolin's Essential Media Plugins for Virtual DJ takes the DJ Community by Storm

Pangolin's latest plugin for Virtual DJ, called Essential Media, is helping mobile DJ's and VJ's take their Virtual DJ software to the next level.

ORLANDO, Fla – December 10, 2011 – Essential Media, the latest plugin for the Virtual DJ software from SMS software giant Pangolin, has mobile DJ's around the world teeming with excitement, as they are now able to take their existing Virtual DJ software to a whole new level.

Pangolin just recently went public, and announced that the latest version of Essential Media (version 2.03) is ready. Essential Media plays video better than any other plugin for Virtual DJ currently available. In addition, this plugin supports more video types than anything currently available within Virtual DJ, even more than Virtual DJ proper! Essential Media plays SWF and CDG (the most popular files for karaoke) files, and can play those CDG files with transparency, a feature DJ's have been longing for, for some time, but had no answer for up until now.

Using the Essential Media plugin, movies can be sized and positioned according to your desire and it offers users an automated sequential or random playback option. And Essential Media allows for 48 files to be instantly available and you can even save and load in groups of 48 at a time. Essential Media also adds a new camera support feature, which will allow you to use it as a backdrop for the transparent CDG files… So you can shoot the camera at the singer, with the crowd overlaid on top. And furthermore, Essential Media allows users to incorporate cross fades with both video and audio, adding a nice transition when changing from one video to the next.

Essential Media adds the ability to change the output aspect ratio of videos or cameras when your output display is being modified from your computer display. And even more, Essential Media now allows you to adjust the aspect ratio of the videos or camera to a destination output of either 4:3 or 16:9... The plugin is so advanced; it looks at the original aspect ratio of the video or camera and makes adjustments if necessary. Essential Media also has alpha channel support, which is great for overlays, and these alpha channels are defined in the movie itself. Nothing else in Virtual DJ or any existing plugin can currently do this.

People interested in the new Essential Media plugin can get a free demo at the following site:

About Pangolin SMS

Since 1986, Pangolin has amassed over 16,000 clients in 63 countries firmly positioning themselves as the world leader; providing software and hardware solutions to the Mobile DJ and entertainment industry. Pangolin's line of Text to Screen software, and their plugins for Virtual DJ have been become a must have for Mobile DJ's and VJ's in the industry, helping users enhance the events and productions they perform at. Pangolin currently has offices in the USA, Central Europe, and Mainland China, and has received more than 20 awards for technical achievement and product quality. In addition, their software has contributed to more than 350 Artistic Awards for users. Pangolin has products being used by some of the largest events, companies, and brands currently known, including major theme parks such as Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, and Six Flags; major motion picture companies such as 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks pictures; high-tech companies such as PC Magazine, Boeing, and Lawrence Livermore Labs; popular brands such as Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and Motorola; major sports teams and events such as the Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Eagles, and Super Bowl XLIV; and top-named musical talent including DJ Tiest, Madonna, Drake, Usher, Metallica, the Black Eyed Peas, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Jean Michel Jarre, Justin Timberlake and many others.

For more information on Pangolin and their award winning line of Mobile DJ software products, visit their websites at; and

About Virtual DJ and Atomix

Atomix Productions was founded in France in 2000 by Stephane Clavel. In 2002 Atomix Productions USA was created to supervise the North American market, and then in 2007 VolnaTech (Ukraine) was created to handle additional development of the Atomix product line. The head product of Atomix Productions is Virtual DJ, a computer software that lets DJs mix by using a computer instead of traditional turntables. This software is built on a technology invented by Stephane Clavel in 1997, which makes it possible for the computer to automatically synchronize two pieces of music together. The Atomix Productions' mixing software has lead to a real community of DJ's worldwide, which have gathered together around the product. Virtual DJ boasts a client base of over 1,000,000 uses worldwide and growing, and is the world leader in DJ software technology. For more information on Virtual DJ, visit their website at

Media contact: 
Justin Perry 
[email protected] 
Phone: (407)-299-2088

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