In todays hunt for an online dj mixer I have come across a software by the name of djay, imaginative, huh. For those of you who are apple addicts and dj enthusiasts get ready to be pleased.
What does it do? How does it compare to others out there? Pretty favourably. The dual turntable interface works well and looks good. really intuitive with a simpl3 drag and drop interface, also given that its attached to itunes it displays the album artwork on the turntable as the record spins. Which can be irritating if you’ve bought lots of tunes of compilations but very handy if you’ve ever fall en foul of the Dj’s biggest mistake (turning the wrong deck off.
A really useful feature for the total newbie online dj is the “automix” feature, it has six different styles, backspin, standard brake echo reverse and then an option to randomize your decision. Neatly, there is a setting in the preferences that allows you to set when the automix should kick in an actual time. Admittedly the automix standards are a ll a little cheesy as one would probably expect, but it does solve the problem of wanting continuous music without having to p[ay any attention to it. You might think it odd that a blog devoted to finding online Dj’s is advertising the virtues of an automix feature but believe you me I would rather have a continuous soundtrack over a bad DJ.
Also, depending on your aesthetic values it looks cool. I’d rather see a record before a waveform any day, I imagine it looks great on the IPad too. Another massive benefit to IPad users should be the ability to use the touch screen interface to cue up a tune. Unfortunately I have only been able to trial this on the mac but if you could push and pull on an IPad as you would a CDJ or 1210 then progress is really here I’d say. This could really be the online dj mixer of choice.
Four paragraphs in and no bad points? Well, at least you knew it was coming, it costs money, not loads, but money all the same. £39 on the mac to be precise to be precise. Its only 99p on the iphone but there seems to be some fairly limited functionality. Anyone with any of these devices please feel free to come forward and prove all of these last statements to be horse manure, go ahead, please do.
So in conclusion I’d say I need an IPad. Never ever thought I’d ever say that