Since the dawn of the iPad, we've gone from wondering if we'd ever DJ with it, to reluctantly trying to DJ with it, to happily DJing with it as a compromise in certain situations. With the new Reloop Beatpad 2 combined with Algoriddim Djay 2, could the day of no-compromise iPad DJing finally be upon us? Join us for our in-depth examination.
With the announcement of the brand new iPhone 6S and 6S+, Apple has also introduced a brand new technology - 3D Touch - that allows users to control their phones with the strength and depth of their touches. As we watched the Apple Keynote, it became clear that one subset of users and app developers could stand to seriously benefit from 3D Touch: music app users. Read on for an overview of the technology and how we imagine it will quickly become integrated into iOS music apps.
Berlin-based developers Zerodebug released touchAble 2 for iPad last November (read our review of the software here), which was widely considered to be one of the best low-cost options for Ableton controllers on a touch device. Today they’ve put out a new version of the app for iPhone/iPod Touch users, touchAble Mini, which offers a very […]
Makers of the now-defunct Pacemaker DJ hardware are back with a brand new iPad application that breaks down one of the biggest barriers in DJ applications, making it possible to stream music directly from a major streaming service, Spotify. Targeted at users who already use Spotfiy but with enough features to make experienced DJs happy, you're likely to see Pacemaker at a house party near you. Get the full details on the app in today's article and video.
DJing on just an iPhone can be relatively difficult; with limited screen space, it’s not the most ideal platform for a lot of musical interactions that work better with larger control surfaces. The Amplify app studio team created Junglator with that in mind, creating an app that allows anyone to quickly make interesting and fun […]
A year after the launch of original Audiobus inter-app audio routing system for iOS audio applications, the team behind the program has announced the details on a new version coming in 2014. The update will be focused on removing limitations and making the app more useful for performers who need expanded, reliable feature set. running […]
Virtual instruments and DAW makers Cakewalk have just released a brand new tool for iPad performers that looks promising. ScratchPad is a loop-based app, allowing users to drop in loops of their choice to the interface and quickly play, tweak, scratch, filter, and stutter the loop during playback. It’s not complicated – and that’s what makes […]
After yesterday’s concerning warning from Native Instruments, it’s good to see that two alternate DJ app developers are leading the way with new versions ready to go on iOS 7: DJ PLAYER 7.0 First up, DJ Player from iMect has had a complete rebuild from its previous version, offering a dramatically cleaner interface (the developer […]