November 12th, 2010
A-trak showing that in digital DJing, laptops and theatrics can live happily side-by-side... Pic: Asian Dan
17 leading DJ software packages reviewed and rated
When it comes to software for digital DJing and “controllerism”, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s all about Traktor. But there are plenty of alternatives, all of which have their fans and some of which are extremely popular.
October 29th, 2010
djay 3 is elegant and very 'Mac'... but does it make the grade when it comes to DJing?
Want some DJ software for your Mac that won’t disgrace its clean lines? Want to be able to play your iTunes collection easily and elegantly at parties while adding a bit of DJ flair? Want to just “do a bit of DJing” without a massive learning curve and a big manual? And want everyone to nod appreciatively when they watch you doing it (but also want it to take over for you when you can’t be bothered)?
Then maybe you want to take a closer look at djay 3 (US$47/£36), the self-proclaimed beginner’s software for the Mac. It’s easy to use, great looking and actually rather powerful to boot – and it’s priced very keenly. But is it any good? Let’s take a closer look…