It's been a little over a year since we published our first iOS DJ app roundup, and quite a bit's changed for the platform: the introduction of the iPad Pro brought desktop processing power to mobile, plus the bump in storage brings iPads closer to laptops than ever. In this roundup, we bring you five of our top iPad DJ app picks for 2016.
It's been two years in the making, but last week we finally launched our first iBook, How To DJ on Your iPad (& iPhone) - which promptly went to number one on the iBook Store in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands, and even managed to hit #8 in the USA! And you can have it right now for 50% off...
No matter what type of DJ you are or what type of gear you own, having a two-channel mixer in your arsenal is a good idea. It's like the multitool of DJing, and will help you with everything from DJing with friends, to good old fashioned DJing with - god forbid - real turntables. Reloop's new RMX22i is just such a traditional mixer.
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.
We saw this IK Multimedia iKlip Xpand Stand at Musikmesse 2015 and thought it's pretty cool for tablet users. It can hold a device that has a screen size between 7" and 12.1", so whether you've got an iPad Mini, an iPad Air, or similar tablet, the iKlip Xpand Stand has you covered. It's also got a choice of two bases for different uses.
Mixvibes has released a significant update to its Cross DJ app for iOS devices. Now at 2.0, the latest version gives Cross DJ a cosmetic overhaul as well as an under-the-hood tune up: Simple, solid colours have taken the place of greys and gradients, and the app is now 50% smaller in file size.
Last weekend I put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, and instead of taking a laptop-based set-up to my booking (a corporate white party), I took an iPad running djay software with me instead. It's the first time I've not DJed digitally in public at a paid event without the MacBook ever.