djay for Mac Updated to 4.2; Airplay and MIDI Features

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Despite rampant success and focused development on the iOS platform, Algoriddim’s djay for Mac application continues to see updates, including today’s release of version 4.2. The new version brings a number of additions, including wireless Airplay playback to multiple audio devices and a number of new additions for MIDI controllers.

Here’s the official press release from the Algoriddim crew:

djay 4.2 for Mac released
Today we released djay for Mac 4.2, a free update for existing users of djay 4 with new features and a lot of improvements. The changes include:

  • Added AirPlay panel in main window (visible when AirPlay device is available)
  • Added ability to send mix to multiple AirPlay devices
  • Added new audio setup panel when connecting multi-channel audio devices (e.g. Vestax Spin 2)
  • Added native support for more MIDI controllers:
  • Reloop Terminal Mix 2/4, Reloop Beatmix, Reloop Mixage IE, Denon DN-SC2000,Hercules DJ Control Air
  • Added MIDI mapping actions
  • Changed non touch-sensitive MIDI jog wheels to scratch during playback (the previouspitch-bend behavior can be enabled using “Jog Pitch Bend Mode” in the MIDI options menu)
  • Changed MIDI jog wheel pitch-bend to scratch while record is paused
  • Changed “Move Library Selection” MIDI actions to not wrap around at beginning/end of song list
  • Improved iTunes library loading performance
  • Improved VoiceOver accessibility for song list and Automix Queue
  • Fixed artwork loading and export to iTunes issues on OS X 10.8.2
  • Fixed library access issue with songs on multiple external partitions
  • Fixed cue pause issue
  • Fixed gain being reset when “Reset EQ/Effects/Controls” preference is off
  • Fixed MIDI mappings for certain controllers not being saved
  • Fixed selected samples folder always reverting to “djay Sample Pack”
  • Further stability and performance improvements

The Airplay support is a pretty cool feature – but it does add such a significant amount of latency to the audio that makes mixing live over Airplay very difficult. Algoriddim says:

Note that playing music through AirPlay adds latency to your audio. We recommend using AirPlay with djay’s Automix feature.

Learn more about djay for Mac on Algoriddim’s official site.

  • EDGEK8D

    Despite being a loyal Traktor Pro user and enthusiast, I think Algoriddim is on its way to becoming a serious player in the pro-DJ software world. With the addition of key detection, long before Traktor mind you, and an already popular and well functioning iOS package as well, who seems to be copying who?

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