In a typically forward-looking and provocative move, Virtual DJ has today launched iRemote for Apple devices (US$9.99), allowing you to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod to control your copy of Virtual DJ.
The software – available as of today on the Apple Store, and compatible with Virtual DJ from v7.0.2 upwards – is, in typical Virtual DJ style, likely to polarise DJs into those who think it’s cool and those who think that the features it offers have no place in “real” DJing.
For instance, in their own words, the new app will “let you work from the bar”!
However it’s not just an auto-playlist gadget for Top 40 DJs. It is full skinnable using the same skin format as the Virtual DJ app itself, meaning users with the ability to write skins can make their own Virtual DJ wireless control surfaces.
“The versatility of the skins means your iRemote can be anything, from a turntable-like scratch pad on your iPad, a drum-pad to launch samples, a basic play / pause / loop controller, or a playlist monitor,” say the Virtual DJ Team on its official launch page.
“It can be skinned to be anything,” they add on their Facebook page, “and there will be tons of skins for the app to download free from our website.”
“It can be a playlist/automix skin, it can be a trigger pad skin… anything!
“So real soon you can choose exactly how you want it to be by simply changing skin.”
If you’re an Android user, Virtual DJ say that a version for Android “might” come later.
What do you think? Will you be shelling out US$9.99 for this? Do iPods, iPads and iPhones have any place in the modern DJ box at all? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.