Playing back songs is moving far beyond the play button. Is this a taste of the DJing of tomorrow, where nobody just listens any more?
Some of you may actually remember the days when you casually strolled into your local record shop and bought a CD to, you know, listen to. Everything was pretty simple back then.
If an artist wanted to get more creative and showcase more than just their music, they maybe released a CD-R with video content. There may have been a bit of web-based interaction too, but it was fairly basic stuff.
The Pokket Mixer: The perfect way to sneak a DJ set-up on holiday with you?
We’ve all got them: audio devices with headphones outputs. I bet you’ve got one on you this second. If you carry a mobile phone, or an iPod, or an iPad, it’s pretty much certain you’ve got music on you that potentially you could be DJing with, right there in your pocket or bag.
So, what if you bump into another DJ who also has some music on his or her iPhone, iPod or mobile phone, and you fancy an impromptu mix while you sit in the park, wait for a bus or kill a long lunch hour? That’s where the inventors of the Pokket Mixer think they can help.
Digital DJ Tips today launches special versions of its website across most mobile platforms, and for the iPad. Users of iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Android and other similar devices can now choose to view a new version of Digital DJ Tips, specially streamlined and optimised to deliver the best mobile experience to readers.
We’ve kept the same clean, clear simple design and the editorial content is exactly the same as the main website, but the new version loads much faster for mobile users and has simpler navigation, less clutter, better support for mobile video, and easier mobile search and commenting.
Guest post by Gabriel… It wasn’t long ago that using CD player in clubs was considered sacrilege. Now, with big DJs getting behind ever smaller DJ systems (we recently reviewed the well-received djay for iPad), that’s all changing. But can a full DJ set-up get any smaller than this one for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad, backed by none less than Ferry Corsten?
The makers of Cue Play DJ claim it is possible to play a real DJ set using nothing more than your iPhone or iPod Touch (it also works on iPad) and this app. I wanted to find out if it really would be good enough to play a real club set with. Check out the video above, then below, let’s look at the app itself, and how it performed in a real club.