DJ software isn't easy to build. Developers and management have customer data that only goes so far when it comes to building a product DJs will enjoy using compared to others. For a small software company to go up against NI or Serato there are a lot more hurdles to overcome with (usually) a much smaller budget. This is a typical narrative, but not the narrative of DJ Player 9, which receives advice and design tips straight from a Slack community its own users.
In the DJTT inbox today was a new DJ-oriented tool released on GitHub, BPM. It's a really simple tool that lives in the status bar for OS X users that allows you to quickly find the BPM of a song just by tapping. It's a simple Tap BPM tool, but it's awesome. Read more and download below.
The DJ industry isn't as mobile device-obsessed at this NAMM as in recent years, but we did spot one unique app being shown in the always-awesome basement, a new iOS app called Playground. The free song player has done an excellent job of making playing music on an glass-screened mobile device fun - something that often many pad and knob-filled mobile performance tools miss the mark on.
Recently we've seen a big move to app-based education, using games and intelligent processes to rapidly refine skills and knowledge on a certain subject. Sam Gribben, former CEO of Serato, has taken this concept, applied it to learning how to finger drum, and today is announcing a brand-new software called Melodics.
About a year ago Pioneer announced a new social media network for DJs called Kuvo which links clubs, DJs, and audiences together. The system has been implemented around the world in many countries where clubs, DJs, and audiences alike have been connecting and sharing music with one another through their online social network. As of October 15th, Pioneer re-launched the Kuvo platform which makes us wonder what has changed and why Pioneer really wants the world to know Kuvo exists. Read more inside about the re-launch of Kuvo and how the network aims to revolutionize everyone’s club experience...again.
The folks over at touchAble, the premier iOS app for controlling your Ableton Live session, have announced the upcoming release of touchAble 2 for the iPad. Offered as a free upgrade to those who already use touchAble, version 2 is a full overhaul of the old software featuring even more of what Ableton is capable […]
The life of a VJ just doesn’t have the highs and lows of a DJ’s – a VJ didn’t save anyone’s life last night, but nor are any morose British pop stars calling for them to be hanged. But what happens when a company known for designing a simple but respectable DJ application builds a […]
In less than 18 months, the iPad has successfully built a strong foundation on innovation and ease of use, qualities that resonate with a market that, prior to its release, never even existed. Of course, a limitlessly morphing touch screen would be the medium of choice for forward-thinking developers, creating beautifully powerful apps on the […]