April 19th, 2013
DJPlayer happily working in a Numark iDJ Pro, portrait mode being a new feature of v6.
In our last article about DJ Player (v5.8) I jokingly said that keeping up to date with versions of the app was becoming a full-time job – little did I know that only a week after that article I’d receive a beta version of the app, something which goes some way to proving this!
In case you didn’t know already, DJ Player is a universal DJ app for iOS and has been around for over four years, gradually building an established mass of DJs who use the app on a regular basis. It eschews the regular “DJ app” convention by moving far away from physical world replication (it doesn’t show spinning vinyl or jogwheels on screen). In fact, only as recent as update 5.8 did a small scrolling waveform window appear. iMect definitely does things its own way.
February 26th, 2013
With 20 million tunes available, adding Deezer to DJ Player gives the iOS DJ a world of music for instant access… as long as they’re online.
With streaming music services revolutionising the way people access music, it was only a matter of time before someone got a streaming music service right there inside an iOS DJ app.
This is exactly what iMect, the maker of DJ Player for iPad, has done in the imminent new 5.8 version of that app. By plugging music streaming service Deezer in to DJ Player, the company has neatly offered iPad DJs immediate access to many millions of tunes.
February 19th, 2013
News & Opinion
Video mixing on the iDJ Pro with vjay app: One of a number of exciting new developments in the iOS DJ space in the past couple of months.
A number of exciting updates for iOS DJs hit the App Store over the Christmas and January period, and due to the tsunami of coverage from the NAMM Show that always happens at this time of year, there hasn’t been editorial space to cover them all.
So for our growing band of readers who use an iOS device for either their only DJ system or as a second DJ system, here’s a round-up of the most significant news from the past couple of months:
November 28th, 2012
News & Opinion
Want to jump ship from BPM DJ to DJ Player? Even if you’ve never owned BPM DJ, here’s your chance to do so for free.
Got an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch? Want to get a free copy of DJ Player, the most expensive DJ app in the App Store, usually US$44.99?
Thanks to a business decision by Red Bull, the company sponsoring a very similar app called BPM DJ, it turns out that anyone who wants to grab a copy of DJ Player will be able to do so, at least for a short time period, this coming weekend.
November 23rd, 2012
News & Opinion
DJ Player 5.5 brings vinyl control to iOS software DJs, and is due to drop before Christmas 2012.
Rapidly becoming the iOS power user’s DJ software of choice, DJ Player is about to cement that position with the imminent release of v5.5, which brings digital vinyl control to users of the software on iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and iPhone.
DJ Player 5.5 can be used with any timecode vinyl/CDs, and you can even have one turntable controlling both of DJ Player’s software decks simultaneously.
October 30th, 2012
DJ Player now delivers iOS Midi mapping to any USB class compliant controller,
iOS DJ software is often dismissed as being limited when compared to established DJ software – such as Serato, Traktor and Virtual DJ – that runs on Windows and OS X platforms.
Putting iOS disk space to one side, two areas of common concern are the limitation of one stereo output, and limited support for USB Midi controllers. But this is all about to change with the arrival in the App Store of DJ Player v5.0.
October 22nd, 2012
Pad Grip stand; robust and flexible, and a big magnet for a base means you can attach it to anything metal – just be careful around delicate electronics…
Most iOS DJs start out simply balancing their iPad on existing DJ gear, on top of a laptop or pushed out to a tiny space on the edge of the booth. Stop, now! None of that is good for your use of the device.
What about when you’re sliding your fingers over the X-Y FX pads of DJ Player, or puropsefully scratching with djay? You’re at risk of sending the iPad sliding off the surface and crashing to the floor. Your iPad really does need to be held securely in place, and that is where a sturdy iPad stand comes into play. So today we take a look at the new Pad Grip stand to see if it meets the requirements of the iOS DJ…
August 28th, 2012
News & Opinion
It’s only a proof of concept, but today’s video, from the DJ Player team, clearly shows digital vinyl controlling iPad DJ software.
Do you think the idea of DJing on an iPad touchscreen just doesn’t cut it? While there are plenty of aspects of the touchscreen that are great, like X-Y FX pads and music library access, there are things it doesn’t do well – with scratching being top of the pile. Overall, as a DJ surface, even the iPad’s biggest fans have to concede it is not ideal.
Recently some iOS apps have started allowing DJs to hook up to DJ controllers, in the same way laptops do. This is all great, but unlikely to shake laptops from the pro DJ booth. However, as today’s video shows, all that is about to change. Because DVS has just arrived for iOS…
May 31st, 2012
DJ Player, one of the most respected iOS DJ programs, now has a wealth of new features. Here we check them out...
Not so long ago we reviewed version 4.0 of DJ Player, the DJ app that many serious iOS DJs have taken to heart – especially those who aren’t looking for the typical “spinning disc” approach to DJing.
Since then the team at Stereomusik & iMect has been busy working on improvements. The question is, what else could the development team give us without moving too far away from the clear professional workflow of the previous version? In finding out, we won’t cover old ground; we’ll just focus on the new functionality. (Update: Here’s a DJ Player v5.0 review.)
November 24th, 2011
For such a simple looking app, DJ Player actually hides a lot of power features just below the surface.
Some DJ apps are launched with much fanfare and marketing, while others gradually take shape and develop over time. DJ Player for iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch has been one of those quiet growers – like this one, DJ Player 4.0. (Update: Here’s a DJ Player v5.0 review.)
It is the development app which precedes the Red Bull BPM branded version (currently being relaunched as Red Bull BPM DJ). This means that all the new features arrive with DJ Player first before eventually getting incorporated into the Red Bull BPM version.