When it comes to DJ software the most under-utilized piece of hardware is the track pad which is often only used to select and drop tracks onto decks. The folks at Algoriddim recently announced a new update to their budget friendly DJ software, djay Pro, that introduces multi-touch control which is the first of its kind to leverage the OSX Multi-Touch and Force Touch capabilities. They’ve also expanded to more Pioneer products with an extensive list of supported hardware. Read more below and watch a video demonstrating the new updates.
Multi-Touch for DJs
In our last update on djay Pro I discussed how Algoriddim incorporated Force Touch to let DJs trigger multiple actions with one click such as previewing tracks, activating cue play, killing EQs, engaging a high pass filter, and resetting sliders. On top of that Algoriddim has leveraged Multi-Touch to give DJs a range of two fingers to control nearly every main screen control which includes controls such as the mixer, tempo faders, filters, FX, and EQ knobs. For DJs, this means we have more accuracy when it comes to controlling these parameters and it may feel more natural as we are already used to using the trackpad’s multi-gesture features to control our computer.
Extensive Device Compatibility
Algoriddim also boasts a continued support of Pioneer products with the added support of the consumer line of DJ controllers: Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-SB, DDJ-SR, DDJ-SX, DDJ-SX2, and DDJ-SZ. Now owners of the popular Pioneer controllers have the option of utilizing djay Pro for the Spotify integration, video mixing, 4 deck control, and more. (This also includes the club standards such as the CDJ-2000nexus, CDJ-900nexus, and XDJ-1000 players.) In addition to the Pioneer support there will also be support for Numark controllers including the Mixtrack 3, Mixtrack Pro 3, and N4. djay Pro also supports any MIDI controller however ones that are not natively supported would have to be mapped before the could be used properly.
Still at only $49.99, djay Pro is one of the most affordable DJ software solutions that comes filled to the rim with features.