You have to be a brave development team to release a new DJ app to the App Store in 2012, given that so many apps are already doing so well on a variety of iOS devices, packing a diverse set of quality features between them.
Maybe that’s why Image-Line chose to sneak out Deckadance Mobile, without fanfare or news bulletin, earlier this month. But we spotted it, and we spotted the video above, too…
When we reviewed the intuitive Mixed In Key Mashup, we wondered if they would be releasing an iOS equivalent or perhaps whether something similar already exists. By some strange conincidence, a new app called DJ Remixer 2 was released around the same time.
Developed by Mode2 (the same team behind the AirScratch), DJ Remixer 2 is a twin-deck version of the company’s existing universal app (Remixer) and allows you to “resequence two tracks from your music library at the same time and mix between them in sync to the beat”. Sounds pretty similar to Mashup to us! Let’s take a look…
iRig's new hardware and software is just the latest entry into a busier and busier iOS DJing world.
If you’re anything like a regular around here, you’ll know that we love to champion all that’s new in DJing. If something opens up fresh possibilities or gets our craft into places it has hitherto not reached (and even better, into the hands of people who haven’t yet tried it), we are right behind it.
Of course, “laptop” DJing is established nowadays – although it’s still not accepted in some isolated pockets. But mobile DJing (we’re talking with mobile devices, not at your sister’s 18th) is very new indeed. And we think it’s going to be absolutely massive. Here are a few reasons why:
Effects, improved library features, iCloud compatibility... these and more have been added to the latest version of this pack-leading app.
The latest version (1.4) of Algoriddim’s djay for iPad app ticks a lot of empty boxes, bringing it ever closer to being a very useful and mature DJ solution. (Update: You can ready our djay for iPad 1.6 review here). While it will probably not convert any Serato or Traktor fans, it does feature more functionality than you may expect to get from an iPad app.
Of course, there are many apps which claim to be for the DJ, usually split between turntable-based and waveform-based interfaces. djay is (at the moment) the best of the turntable-based apps out there. This is unsurprising really when you consider that Algoriddim have had djay working on the Apple devices since 2008, when it was first unveiled at Musikmesse paired with a MacBook and a Vestax VCM-100 controller.
Mixr on the iPad - Is it seriously going to be possible to "large it on the decks" with this!?
Gizmodo recently posted on this intriguing forthcoming piece of digital DJing software for the just-launched Apple iPad. Plugging into the iTunes library onboard the iPad, Mixr seems to offer rudimentary DJ controls and suggests the ability to scratch those twin records by touching the glass.
Not sure how you’re meant to turn those rotary knobs though, and how you’d preview music and play to a crowd using just the one headphones output is anyone’s guess; two mono outputs and a splitter cable maybe?