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.
Liine, makers of the popular Lemur iOS app, recently released an update to their Skram app that greatly enhances it’s functionality and adds new ways to share your creations outside of the iOS platform. Best of all, for a limited time it’s free – read Tarekith’s review inside.
Mixvibes recently released their DJ software, Cross DJ 3.0 , that can be used across multiple platforms and now DJs can remix sounds live with Mixvibes' latest creation, Remixlive. The tool was first teased a week after NAMM 2016 and nearly two months later we finally have the official release of the app.
This seemingly major update adds the performance-oriented Live Loops view with tempo-synced Remix FX to the GarageBand for iOS music workstation app. Is this a vital new companion to DJs and live performers or more a watered down version of Novation Launchpad for iOS or Ableton Live? We dissect the new features in this Garageband review.
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.
The Algoriddim team, who are behind the top-selling iOS app djay, has put out a brand new version of their app designed specifically for more advanced DJs. The new app, djay Pro, was designed with the new iPad Pro’s performance-oriented specs in mind, and allows users to do 4k video mixing, view HD waveforms, mix […]
We've seen a lot of very interesting developments from Pioneer DJ, but here's one we weren't expecting at all: an iPad application designed around the FX workflow of their RMX-1000 hardware. The app allows producers to apply any set of Pioneer FX to audio that's being routed within or through the iPad, using Inter-App Audio or Audio Bus. Read on for more details on how Pioneer DJ's first major iOS app works.
The team behind touchAble, the iOS controller for Ableton, is celebrating the app turning five years old and amidst the celebrations the team is offering an updated version of the app. TouchAble 3.1 improves upon the foundation of earlier versions with new features that were primarily requested by the user community which includes modulation wheels, variable font size, and more performance enhancement additions. iOS DJs and producers may find that touchAble is the most optimal and affordable way to control Ableton Live.