djay for Mac Updated to 4.2; Airplay and MIDI Features

Despite rampant success and focused development on the iOS platform, Algoriddim’s djay for Mac application continues to see updates, including today’s release of version 4.2. The new version brings a number of additions, including wireless Airplay playback to multiple audio devices and a number of new additions for MIDI controllers.

Here’s the official press release from the Algoriddim crew:

djay 4.2 for Mac released
Today we released djay for Mac 4.2, a free update for existing users of djay 4 with new features and a lot of improvements. The changes include:

  • Added AirPlay panel in main window (visible when AirPlay device is available)
  • Added ability to send mix to multiple AirPlay devices
  • Added new audio setup panel when connecting multi-channel audio devices (e.g. Vestax Spin 2)
  • Added native support for more MIDI controllers:
  • Reloop Terminal Mix 2/4, Reloop Beatmix, Reloop Mixage IE, Denon DN-SC2000,Hercules DJ Control Air
  • Added MIDI mapping actions
  • Changed non touch-sensitive MIDI jog wheels to scratch during playback (the previouspitch-bend behavior can be enabled using “Jog Pitch Bend Mode” in the MIDI options menu)
  • Changed MIDI jog wheel pitch-bend to scratch while record is paused
  • Changed “Move Library Selection” MIDI actions to not wrap around at beginning/end of song list
  • Improved iTunes library loading performance
  • Improved VoiceOver accessibility for song list and Automix Queue
  • Fixed artwork loading and export to iTunes issues on OS X 10.8.2
  • Fixed library access issue with songs on multiple external partitions
  • Fixed cue pause issue
  • Fixed gain being reset when “Reset EQ/Effects/Controls” preference is off
  • Fixed MIDI mappings for certain controllers not being saved
  • Fixed selected samples folder always reverting to “djay Sample Pack”
  • Further stability and performance improvements

The Airplay support is a pretty cool feature – but it does add such a significant amount of latency to the audio that makes mixing live over Airplay very difficult. Algoriddim says:

Note that playing music through AirPlay adds latency to your audio. We recommend using AirPlay with djay’s Automix feature.

Learn more about djay for Mac on Algoriddim’s official site.

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    Despite being a loyal Traktor Pro user and enthusiast, I think Algoriddim is on its way to becoming a serious player in the pro-DJ software world. With the addition of key detection, long before Traktor mind you, and an already popular and well functioning iOS package as well, who seems to be copying who?