Blocs, creators of the Blocs Wave loop creation and music making app for iPhone and iPad, just launched a new version of it. Blocs Wave now comes with Slice mode that lets you chop up and layer portions of loops, samples, and even recordings that you've made.
Serato just launched Pyro, an free iOS music playlist app aimed squarely at consumers (ie non-DJs). It can automatically arrange songs in a playlist according to how well they'd go together, and then you can leave it running throughout the entire party as it seamlessly mixes all the tunes you've picked.
A tiny Dutch company drew massive attention last year for a Kickstarter-funded project that promised physical knobs for your touchscreen device. Called Tuna Knobs, the small plastic knobs are fitted with suction cups for sticking on your iOS or Android device so you can finally tweak knobs instead of dragging with your fingers.
Lemur for the iPad lets you program your dream Midi controller on the iPad's touchscreen surface. It can control virtually any DJ/production software, and you can download mappings or program yourself from scratch. It offers awesome potential for the adventurous digital DJ.
Pacemaker may have arrived at a solution to the problem of portable storage space while heralding the future of streaming, subscription based digital DJing that some pundits have casually mentioned since the advent of cloud computing.
Well who’d have thought it? The humble iPad, the butt of many DJs jokes has grown into a truly capable DJing platform, with DVS and everything! Here's how to do it