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  • Turn iPad into Virtual Turntable with djay

    Algoriddim has just released djay for the iPad ($19.99). Djay turns any iPad into a full DJ system that allows you to mix iTunes songs using a virtual turntable, perform live, record mixes and mix playlists automatically. And what DJ app would be complete without the ability to scratch? The developers at Algoriddim used new audio features that recently came out with the iOS 4.2 update to create an amazingly realistic DJ environment.

    With direct access to your iTunes library, djay allows you to load any song or playlist directly on-screen. You can then load songs onto either turntable and play, mix or scratch songs. Djay also supports pre-cueing with headphones, allowing you to preview songs before the audio goes to the main speakers.

    The developers at Algoriddim are putting the latest features of iOS 4.2 to good use in this latest app. DJs can stream music to nearby Apple TVís, AirPort base stations or even AirPlay-compatible speaker systems. Djay also supports iOS 4 multitasking, so DJs can do other things like surf the net while songs play in the background.

    As more and more developers embrace the iOS platform as a legitimate tool for music production, apps like djay will continue to expand our perception of what an iPad can do. The iPad was released less than a year ago and already there are an abundance of great apps for musicians and DJs. Bands like Gorillaz are already writing albums on iPads and Iím sure this is just the beginning.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KARq9YU1_B8&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - djay for iPad - The full-fledged iPad DJ app by algoriddim[/ame]

    Source: MacRumors
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Turn iPad into Virtual Turntable with djay started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 30 Comments
    1. therockk's Avatar
      therockk -
      I just bought this App. ****** AMAZING! It's so fun!! easy to use, LOVE IT!
    1. Poseidon79's Avatar
      Poseidon79 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pmpetros View Post
      it works really well actually. i have the app and the usb peripheral, ipad is much easier to use. REALLY A FANTASTIC APP!
      I cannot find a single 1/8" stereo to mono splitter ANYWHERE. There's plenty of 1/4" ones out there. The one on the website directs me to eBay in Europe.

      I think this one will work in case anyone needs one in the USA.

      This is worthless over Airplay also... there's about a 3-4 second delay from the UI to the sound coming from the AppleTV... don't expect to do any mixing on the fly here.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by iSteed View Post
      Defiantly a cool app if your into mixing music

      *Definitely......haha just joking

      I dont mix music but I would definitely try this app...just for fun
    1. Titan3636's Avatar
      Titan3636 -
      I finally want an iPad now!!
    1. chizzle187's Avatar
      chizzle187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DisneyRicky View Post

      Untethered Jailbreak in the next week, then I will get 4.2
      i kmow right , cant wait !
    1. Mann22's Avatar
      Mann22 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DayumQuitPlayin View Post
      Well I have the app and seeing as how there's many buttons and features, I don't think an iPhone/iPod version would be a good device for it with how small the screen is compared to the iPad. Even if you were to use your thumbs, the app would be limited with what you can do other than scratching and mixing songs.
      I have the program on my MBP and I have used DJay remote in both my iPhone and iPad and while it isn't the same as using actual turntables, it is still a lot of fun. With some practice, it would great for house parties.
    1. Ibkoool's Avatar
      Ibkoool -
      Quote Originally Posted by 51504rock View Post
      Maybe for you but i would like to see this on the iphone. I can see me mix and scratch with my thumbs.
      There is a similar app in the app store for the iPhone and ipod touches, its called VirtualDeck by a developer called QuickDecay, and its only about $5.00.
    1. ro0oney's Avatar
      ro0oney -
      very nice, u can do almost anything with the ipad!
      i would like my mom to give me hers.. cant afford an ipad
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Quote Originally Posted by Poseidon79 View Post
      OK there is one MASSIVE problem for real DJ's such as myself. The pitch control is backwards! On a real turntable or CD deck when you drag the pitch down the track speeds up... on this program it's opposite.
      Yeah that would mess me up big time as well.

      On another forum I'm on, some guy actually built a mixer and made an app that uses the iPads as an actually midi controller. Its insane! If you guys are interested I'll post the vid.
    1. cpkirkley's Avatar
      cpkirkley -
      Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
      I wonder how tough it is to use an onscreen fader?
      Truth. The fader is the most important feature here, it its not up to snuff then this app is just a novelty item. If its good, Professional DJ's just half'ed their upfront costs