I get asked every now and then by a Mac user “How Do I DJ off a Mac?” I really wish I had the answer for you (I don’t own a Mac, not by choice!). While I really do wish I had a Mac to test out DJing/Broadcasting there are some software and tools that are Mac specific. An alternative (again not tested) is to also try using boot camp and DJ as you normally would under a Windows system. Here’s some Mac specific software for online DJing and Broadcasting:
- Shoutcast DSP Plugin for Mac OS X, Linux, and FreeBSD – this is the same location you would get the regular Shoutcast DSP for Windows; software that has not been improved on for some time.
- Rouge Amoeba – Nicecast – A fully functional Mac OS tool with pluginable effects. Although it’s not free, $40 is cheaper than some PC equivalent software that has the same features.
- B.U.T.T. – Broadcast Using This Tool, I’ve highlighted before under Windows, but is also available for Mac!
- Native Instruments Traktor 3 – while Traktor is more a DJ related software, you can stream to an Icecast server with it and it’s available for Mac (and PC).