September 25, 2012
Two of the most popular apps available for iOS have received huge updates. Algoriddim’s djay for iPad and and djay for iPhone are now both compatible with iOS 6, while djay for iPhone is also enhanced for the iPhone 5. This update is the second to arrive for djay this month. Both apps now include the ability to instantly download iTunes content directly from within the app, allowing DJs to add new tracks to the playlist without leaving the app, even while mixing. New with iOS 6, DJs can use multi-channel audio to cue their tracks in full stereo and output them in full stereo at the same time. [caption id="attachment_341452" align="aligncenter" width="798"] djay for iPhone - Optimized for iPhone 5[/caption] Additionally, djay for iPhone now makes use of the iPhone 5’s A6 processor and wider screen. The app offers time-stretching functionality that enables song tempo to be sped up or slowed down without changing the pitch. Also, the iPhone 5’s wider screen provides more room for elements that were previously hidden away in sub-menus such as pitch bending, the sync button and beats-per-minute display. Key features include:
Full integration with the iTunes Store for easier search, preview and in-app purchase – Users can now browse, preview and purchase iTunes music content directly within the app. djay users can efficiently search for iTunes content with find-as-you-type search functionality, and they’re able to fast forward and rewind previews to make sure the selection is right. Support for 4G/LTE networks and four-inch retina display on iPhone 5 with A6 processor – DJs don’t ever have to miss a beat in their performances by adding new songs from the iTunes store directly through the app. Download and stream music and mash-ups with added bandwidth at blazing-fast speeds and experience a new level of functionality due to the new wider screen when using djay for iPhone on Apple’s latest mobile device. Support for multi-channel and multi-route audio – This incorporates multi-channel audio interfaces, HDMI audio, or a compatible USB audio dock in combination with the device’s headphone jack for pre-cueing.According to Karim Morsy, CEO at Algoriddim:
This software update is all about simplifying the user experience and making it easier to DJ on the go.For related stories, see Musician’s Corner: Turn Your Vinyl Into Digital With ION’s iLP and Ecoute Puts Apple's Music App To Shame. Both djay for iPad ($19.99) and djay for iPhone ($0.99) are available for download in the App Store.