Rapidly becoming the iOS power user’s DJ software of choice, DJ Player is about to cement that position with the imminent release of v5.5, which brings digital vinyl control to users of the software on iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch and iPhone. DJ Player 5.5 can be used with any timecode vinyl/CDs, and you can even have one turntable controlling both of DJ Player’s software decks simultaneously.
In addition, you’ll be able to control the main parameter of the active effect/s using the control vinyl in what they’re calling “DVS FX”. All of this is Midi mappable.
The DJ Player set-up uses “Relative” mode exclusively, and is primarily designed to assist scratch DJs make the move to the iOS platform.
What else is new?
DJ Player 5.5 has a number of other options and improvements, including user-definable backgrounds (including your own images), coloured time displays that blink when a track is coming to a close, and automatic database backup into iTunes File Sharing.
The software is already in private beta, and DJ Player 5.5 is due for public release into the App Store in time for Christmas.
So – someone’s managed to finally boot the laptop out of DVS! Along with Pioneer’s new CDJ2000nexus and XDJ-Aero devices, and DJ controllers like the iDJ Pro, do you think this means the laptop’s days in DJ set-ups are now numbered? Please share your thoughts in the comments…