Mixvibes has announced the latest update to its Cross DJ software for Android. Version 1.3 includes a built-in sampler for the app (12 pads for tablets, eight pads for mobile phones), keylock to keep your song’s key unchanged while you beatmatch, and the ability to edit your beatgrids on the fly. These all come along with some improvements to the app’s existing feature set, such as the ability to record your sets as well as a shuffle mode for automix.
It’s great to see DJ apps get more sophisticated as mobile hardware continues to evolve, and while there are a lot of great apps for DJing on your iPad (such as djay) and iPhone (such as Traktor DJ), only a handful exist for the Android platform. You can check out our full review of Cross DJ here.
• Check out the Cross DJ website for more information on the app and this update. The full version of Cross DJ costs US$9.99.
Is this the dawn of Android DJing, or do you think the platform is still unfit for live performance? Are you a digital DJ who uses a mobile device to play at small parties, and if so do you think these are the future for software-based DJs? Let us know in the comments below!