Be a DJ with djay for iPad

djay will transform your iPad into a full-fledged DJ system. With it, you can mix your iTunes music library on a turntable, perform live, and record mixes. Or if you want to sit back, relax, and listen to the music, let djay mix your favorite playlist automatically with Automix mode. Here's a list of the main features djay has to offer:

  • Direct access to iTunes music library
  • Realistic low-latency turntable interface
  • Automix mode with automatic transition control (Fade, Backspin, Reverse, Brake, Random)
  • Live Recording (with built–in organizer for recorded performances)
  • Seamless AirPlay integration (wirelessly transmit your mix to Apple TV or AirPort Express station)
  • Pre–Cueing (with optional headphones adapter)
  • BPM analysis with automatic beat and tempo matching
  • Full visual waveform with beat–synchronized scrubbing
  • High–quality scratching
  • Mixer, Tempo and EQ controls
  • Pitch–Bend
  • Cue Point Trigger
  • Fully optimized for iOS 4.2 multitasking and background operation

djay for iPad brings DJ'ing to a whole new level. Bjango's @marcedwards summed it up best:

djay + AppleTV + AirPlay = Party?

Anyone planning to pick this up? If so, let us know what you think!

Check out the video after the break!

[$19.99 - iTunes link]

[YouTube link]

Leanna Lofte

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Chris says:

Sweet this looks amazing, I can only imagine what lies ahead in the app store

Gulli says:

I have already bought it been waiting more then a week for it to get approved. only downside is headphone cueing can only be done with a stereo/mono splitter. I you have tried Djay for mac you should love it for ipad. But for small parties I guess most people want notes the music being in mono. $19.99 might seem much but it's one of the few apps I've bought that I think is worth this much.

jsthumphrey says:

bought this app a couple hours ago and been messing around with it ever since, it just seemed to cool not to get and even with the $20 price tag i had to have it, i suck at it but the more i mess around with it the better it will sound and even though i cant do much with it at the moment the app was worth every penny

@Penny_Case says:

omg! I want this app! it looks bangin!!! But I'm broke as a joke this week. Plz send me a promo code, WhhhhaaaNnNNnn!!!!

shaolinfinest says:

I just purchased this app and it is fun, I am not DJ so I do not know what the heck I am doing but I love scratching and stuff.

Farbod21 says:

Great app, but the lag over airplay makes it unusable.

tuscanidream says:

Sweet!!! Now if they can do something where it would connect wirelessly to a digital soundcard unit for headphones, and stereo out... we would be all set. :)

Koot says:

I used to use this app and hD the vestax spin to go with it, from personal expierence it was ok. N
But only for fun though not for actual profit, not worth it, even with iPad accesses it doesn't even compare to the actual turntable.

Dyvim says:

Bought this last night. Sweet app with a compelling UI. I'm no DJ, but it's fun to scratch and mix tunes with this app. Pricey by App Store standards, but I'm not averse paying for quality software.

Ghop says:

Bought this app at about 12:00AM and wow, am I impressed! Even if you dint DJ, this app will make you sound decent with some practice. It's a lot of fum and worth $20 in my opinion. You'll get better with time. Go get it, if you are into music. It's a must have app

Jason says:

Not to rain on the parade but I am a DJ and have been using Sonoronosaurus Rex on the ipad almost since launch, and it is better than ever with the iOS 4.2 update and while it may not look as auhentic, the app has performed smoothly for me on multiple occasions is more powerful than this look to be.

kumar k says:

i love this app too, but lag over airplay is very annoying... but worth every penny...

Ron says:

All I can say is this is the best DJ app out their for apple's mobile products. I have purchased and used Touch DJ2 and Tremors and this is by far the best. I am not a proficient DJ by far but this has a lot of the features a DJ needs! The scratching is amazing! That is the most important part for me. I wish I had this back in 97' when I was DJ'ing. Back then my rig consisted of two desktop PCs with 2 17" CRT monitors, 2 CDROMs that had identical music on it, a mixer and 2 CD players(used as a backup). Lots of gear! This would've been much easier to manage!

Jason says:

@ Ron
I started DJing two years ago and my setup consists only of a MBP, a integrated mixing board with both decks and a soundcard and a wireless mic setup all pushes to an active 2x1 loudspeaker/sub setup. I primarily use the ipad only for sound effects an beat boxing but when doing weddings I'll use it as a controller for ceremony music. I've used a couple of different programs but still stand by Sonoronosaurus Rex as the best and most reliable.

DavidSights says:

It looks very impressive, but the $20 seems too expensive. It's the holidays, can't they put it up for sale at $10?
I want it, but the price keeps me at bay, for now.

tuscanidream says:

Hahaha look at the prices of DJ apps for the mac. 20$ is dirt cheap.

Drcav says:

$20? Buy touch dj. The best. See you

circa1849 says:

I am not a DJ but I want this app so much.

juicy clothes says:

Sorry for the huge review, but I'm really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it's the right choice for you.