There's a unspoken competition in the casual music app industry right now to see who can design the best party mode / basic auto DJ mode in their music software. We've seen Pacemaker and Spotify both recently make their entries, and now Serato has launched their own Serato Pyro app (available in the US as of Thursday morning). Could Serato Pyro be the winner? We take a quick look at the app in this article.
Ableton announced the release of Live 9.6 yesterday, bringing with it a plethora of improvements, from slicing audio to a Drum Rack, to extending Push 2 capabilities. Along with the in-house updates, Live 9.6 also comes with Ableton’s latest project Link, a tool for electronic musicians to integrate electronic instruments effortlessly within Live. The latest update improves […]
Usually the teaser videos start to die down the week after NAMM, but Mixvibes has wisely waited and just dropped a teaser for a new iOS app. From what we can tell so far, it looks to be focused on looping and sampling - watch the short video below and keep reading.
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.
Apple has long been a critical brand for producers, musicians, and DJs, but in recent years many of their software music tools have fallen out of vogue as more specialist companies have dominated. Today Apple has unveiled two new releases: a major GarageBand iOS update to make the app feel more focused around looping, and a Music Memos app that acts central recording app for musicians. Keep reading for an overview of both exciting developments.
The ultimate goal for any DJ application is to optimally and efficiently handle audio. Mixvibes, the company behind Cross DJ, knows this and that is why the company is boasting a universal, redesigned update, Cross DJ 3.0, for iOS and Android devices. Cross DJ 3.0 includes a new audio engine for iOS, a fresh interface, and MIDI support for Android compatible controllers.
This week two companies have made additional forays into the casual DJ mixing market - Spotify and Pacemaker. With a new Party mode, Spotify hopes to automate DJing for a lot of casual music consumers; while Pacemaker's new update adds "move-in transitions" that allow automated mixing between two tracks. Should DJs feel threatened? Read on for our thoughts.
Last year innovative music production app Auxy rolled out for iPad, bringing a fun-filled creation process that was strongly received (the app maintained a near-perfect rating in the iTunes App Store). Now, the team behind Auxy has rebuilt the entire app from the ground up for iOS, incorporating a new synthesis engine, and a master chain for FX. Read on for details and videos of it in action.