While DJ apps continue to spill into the app stores there has been only a trickling of hardware devices for these DJ apps. Hardware built to be used with a phone or tablet is tricky as the computing power each one has however there are still companies, like DJIT, who look past the technical limitations. The company who made the Edjing DJ app (available on Windows, Android, and iOS) is preparing to release the Mixfader which is, you guessed it, a crossfader for the app.
Mixfader: The Bluetooh Crossfader
The Mixfader will debut on the market as the first connected crossfader that will be functional with the Edjing DJ app. This crossfader is the concept of a joint effort between engineers and professional turntablists. The crossfader connects via bluetooth which makes it compatible with any smartphone or tablet that can support the app. Even though the crossfader is bluetooth the company claims that there should be no concern regarding latency. Below is a video demonstration of the app and the Mixfader.
The Mixfader is a simple device that will surely compliment the DJ app. It is set to be released this Fall – but there is no price as of yet. Considering the fact that it is a Bluetooth device it probably won’t be that costly. We admit – it’s a bit hard to imagine a DJ rocking the party with just an iPad and the Mixfader – but the crossfader and app are at the least a cool combo for DJs to play around with.
The Edjing DJ app is available for free for iOS, Android, and Windows 8 devices.