Combining gorgeous design with ridiculously great functionality, it turned Apple devices into legitimate tools for professional DJs and approachable apps for aspiring mixers alike. Now djay Pro once again flips the turn-tables and redefines expectations on iPad Pro.
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I have zero musical ability, which breaks my heart every time a new version of djay comes out. The impressive thing is, though, that while I remain terrible, djay is still ludicrously fun. On the iPad Pro, that translates into four decks, tons of keyboard shortcuts, and—get this!—4K video support for visual scratching.
It also multitasks like a monster. Apple's own music app doesn't even do that yet. So, you can start something playing, go do something else, then quickly slide djay back over and change or tweak what you're listening to. You can also go full-on split view if you want to keep djay live while looking up info on the web or taking notes or... doing anything at all.
One look at competing tablets and you can see that, no matter the software, absent amazing tablet-specific apps, their value is incredibly limited. djay Pro is one of those apps that helps make a platform. It's impossible not to look at it and see how powerful and how creative the iPad Pro not only will be, but already is.
The team at Algoriddim never disappoints, but they've really outdone themselves this time. I'm eager to hear what the mixers out there, pro and casual alike, think of it. I can gawk at the design and engineering, and I can enjoy what I listen to, but when you try it out, let me know how it feels!
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Algoriddim Unveils djay Pro for iPad
DesktopClass DJ & VJ Application Designed Exclusively for iPad Pro
(MUNICH, Germany)– December 09, 2015 Algoriddim, creators of the the world's best selling DJ app with over 20 million downloads, today released djay Pro. The first professional grade app to fully leverage the advanced audio and video capabilities of the new iPad Pro, djay Pro includes a suite of sophisticated desktopclass features including 4 Decks, HD Waveforms, and Video Mixing.
Building upon the rocksolid foundation of the Apple Design Award winning app djay, the sheer performance of iPad Pro enables a host of new features that were previously impossible. djay Pro stretches the limits of audio visual performance on a mobile device, including mixing of up to 4 audio tracks, plus two simultaneous 4K video streams, all rendered in pristine sound quality and with brilliant video output in full HD, at 60 frames per second. Moreover, djay Pro for iPad works with the Smart Keyboard offering over 70 keyboard shortcuts for cue points, looping, library navigation, search, and more. This takes the best of both worlds, desktop and iPad, and melds them together for an unparalleled experience.
djay Pro's advanced iOS 9 Multitasking capabilities let the user quickly open another app and interact with it without leaving djay Pro. This improves the preparation and performance workflow by allowing DJs to take notes about a tracklist or write down song requests onthefly. With Split View, users can go a step further and have djay Pro plus another app open and active at the same time.
"iPad Pro sets a whole new standard for music and video creativity on a mobile device," said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. "Every element, from the A9X chip plus the graphics processor to the Smart Keyboard, has enabled us to introduce unprecedented pro level features that combine the best of touch with tactile control. djay Pro gives performing DJs and visual artists endless flexibility to take their sets to new heights."
At the heart of djay Pro is an innovative, modern user interface that provides flexible layers of functionality alongside a powerful music library. It features advanced performance modes including horizontal and vertical colored waveforms, live sampler and drum pads, FX racks, as well as a powerful four deck view that allows DJs to play, mix, slice, and synchronize up to four tracks simultaneously. ￼ The allnew video mode in djay Pro allows users to apply visualizers to their music and mix videos in realtime, all with stunning transitions, visual FX, plus title and image overlays. It also comes with extensive prebundled video content so users can get creative right away. Additionally, users can quickly record video onthefly using the iPad's builtin camera and combine it with their music for a personalized music video creation. The 1080p video output can be saved as a high quality movie recording in realtime, displayed on an external monitor through HDMI, or streamed wirelessly via AirPlay.
The innovative music library in djay Pro enables DJs to seamlessly combine the Spotify catalog with their local music and video tracks, as well as files stored in iCloud Drive or Dropbox, into a single library. This provides unprecedented flexibility for song selection to DJs and VJs no matter where the user's content is located. Furthermore, djay Pro's music library includes an advanced song recommendation engine powered by The Echo Nest which suggests tracks that go well with what the DJ is currently playing based on danceability, BPM, key, music style, and how well the song mixes with the currently playing track. Over 30 stateoftheart audio effects by Sugar Bytes are available via InApp Purchase. DJs can beatsynchronize and chain multiple effect units on up to four decks simultaneously allowing for unprecedented creative expression. A host of new audio analysis and editing features powered by audEERING allow users to view and edit beat grids with sample accurate precision. djay Pro integrates seamlessly with professional DJ hardware supporting select controllers by Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, and other manufacturers right out of the box.
Even better, Cue Points, beat grid edits, metadata, and FX purchases from iOS and Mac versions of djay will automatically sync over iCloud to djay Pro bridging the experience between consumer and pro. DJs can now prepare for their DJ sets no matter where they are and no matter which device they are using.
Over the past 10 years, Algoriddim established itself as a leading innovator of DJ software winning the Apple Design Award, App of the Year, and more than 8 Editors' Choice awards from the App Store and Google Play across 5 different platforms. Working with top tier hardware brands, Algoriddim has made DJing accessible to millions of users around the globe. djay Pro for iPad opens a new chapter for
professional DJs and VJs as the first solution to truly leverage the capabilities of iPad Pro.
Built for iPad Pro
- Smart Keyboard integration (over 70 keyboard shortcuts)
- Advanced iOS 9 Multitasking integration (Slide Over, Split view, and Portrait modes) - Full HD video capture and rendering (1080p)
- Support for 4K videos
- AirPlay Integration
- iPad camera integration
- 60 frames per second graphics rendering
- iCloud integration: syncs cue points, grid edits, and metadata with iOS and Mac versions of djay
- Video mixing and scratching
- Camera integration to record custom clips on the fly - Transitions
- Music Visualizers
- Visual FX
- Title & image overlays
- A/V recording
- Support for external displays and AirPlay
- Video library with prebundled content
- Instant access to over 20 million songs
- Playlists, Songs, Charts, Browse
- Match: cloudbased song recommendations powered by The Echo Nest
- Instant access to BPM and Key information through the cloud
- Advanced audio streaming technology: ultralow latency, advanced effects, onthefly analysis
- Supports streams of up to 320 kbps bitrate
- Native support for DJ controllers including Reloop Beatpad, Reloop Beatpad 2, Pioneer DDJWeGO, Numark Mixdeck Quad, Numark iDJ Pro, and others
- Support for multichannel USB audio interfaces
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.
Where are all the Trolls to cut up on the Pro name?
If previous versions are anything to go by, "redefines pro audio" is a bit of a stretch if you're using it by itself. The jog wheels are pretty horrible feeling. You really need to pair it with some hardware to run a decent set/mix. Great for a party with fiends where you're piping tunes from your iTunes library or Spotify, but it's not something you'd see in the main rooms at Fabric or Berghain, at least in it's current iteration.
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