djay, the groundbreaking, multiple Apple Design Award-winning music mixing app by Algoriddim for iPhone and iPad, is getting the biggest update in its history. And update is probably too small a word for it.
Over the years, djay fractured into free and Pro, audio and video versions, and it was a lot not just to keep track of but to maintain. Now, all of those versions are merging, yes like Voltron, into a single iOS app that simply, consistently, has it all.
It's a free download for iPhone and iPad in its classic form which includes so much functionality — way more than many of the paid versions past — that I'm guessing the casual and simply mix-curious will not only be satisfied with it, they'll be ecstatic.
Here's what you get for free:
And, yeah, can Apple please beat the labels up until they let Apple Music integrate with stuff like this as well?
If you're a performer and/or a pro, you can get even more with the new subscription service. I know, I know, subscription fatigue and pile-up are real, but given how much is free, and how much value you can get on an ongoing basis, this one is more than just kinda clever.
Here's what you get with the Pro subscription:
The subscription costs $4.99 a month and there's a free 7-day trial so you can decide if it's really worth it for you. If not, great, stick to the wildly encompassing free version.
Also, if you previously bought djay Pro, either on sale or at full price, and now you're looking for your seething at the mere thought someone else might get so much for free, put down your torch and pitchfork, and enjoy this:
If you're all "I'll do you one better — why subscription?!" then check out Algoriddim's blog post on the subject:
And if you are or want to go Pro, this is one of those beautiful confluences of features and content that's beyond worth it. Hell, even if you just host or attend parties more than once a month, it's beyond worth it. For less than the price of a fancy adult beverage you'll get to be the one that rocks the house and wows everyone in the room. In AI style.
Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.