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.
Mobile DJ apps are getting better and better with the increasing power capabilities put into smartphones. Apple is rolling out the iPhone 7 with a faster processor and even without an audio jack, companies like DJiT from France are finding ways to make smartphones work for DJs. The latest app coming from DJiT is edjing Mix, the 6th edition of the DJ app. It's optimized for iOS 10, has a brand new user interface, and DVS/MIDI support.
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.
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.
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.