Algoriddim's djay lineup has been a mainstay in the DJ app market, getting its start on the Mac over ten years ago, becoming one of the early iPad hits, and over the years expanding to also include iPhone, Apple Watch, Windows, and Android.
Throughout that time, djay has proven extremely popular with professional, amateur, and aspiring DJs alike for its powerful yet intuitive tools that make it easy to replace physical media and turntables with a single computer or mobile device, making djay the world's best-selling DJ app with over 30 million downloads while also winning a pair of Apple Design Awards.
Three years ago, the Mac version of djaybecame djay Pro, gaining a revamped interface, integration with Spotify, and a host of other new features, and Algoriddim has continued to make improvements in the app since that time, most notably with an on-stage demo at Apple's October 2016 media event where Algoriddim showed off Touch Bar support for djay Pro on the redesigned MacBook Pro.
Algoriddim's djay Pro for Mac received a major update today, introducing a range of new features for both hobbyists and professional DJs.
Through a partnership with Pioneer DJ, djay Pro is now officially certified to work with hardware like the CDJ-200NXS2 and the TOUR1, equipment widely used by professionals.
Seamless plug-and-play integration adds support for Pioneer DJ's DJ Link technology, allowing users to connect up to four CDJs with their Pioneer mixer using a single USB cable through the new LAN Link feature. It's a much simpler setup, and allows for access to full Spotify and iTunes catalogs from the CDJ screens.
"djay Pro is the most modern way to DJ on your Mac," said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. "This new version adds a host of new features for live performance, music discovery, and preparation. It combines the best of both worlds, content discovery via Spotify and hardware access through Pioneer DJ's state-of-the-art CDJ setups."
Touch Bar integration has been improved in the new version of djay Pro, adding the ability to manipulate two decks simultaneously, manually select the active deck, and navigate the library to preview and prepare songs. Other Touch Bar features that were added in a previous update let users scratch and slice tracks, apply filters and effects in realtime, and trigger audio samples.
djay Pro has long offered Spotify integration, but with the new update, there is improved access to the Spotify Browse feature, letting DJs quickly and easily discover new music based on mood, genre, and popularity.
Today's djay Pro update is free for all customers who own a copy of the software.
We're doing a series of special software giveaways this week in celebration of the holidays, and our first giveaway features an app that just came out today: djay Pro for iPhone.
djay Pro for iPhone, from Algoriddim, brings full-fledged professional-level DJ software to a device small enough to fit in a pocket.
Designed from the ground up for the iPhone, djay Pro is simple enough for a beginner to use but is outfitted with features to suit a professional's needs, including multiple waveforms, support for up to four decks, Spotify integration, and a huge range of tools.
The new app was built for iOS 10 and the iPhone 7, incorporating haptic feedback in unique ways - when scratching and scrubbing music, you can actually feel the beats.
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Algoriddim, known for its industry leading djay software, today released a brand new pro-level app for the iPhone, finally expanding djay Pro across Apple's full line of iOS and Mac devices.
djay Pro for iPhone, which brings the pro features djay is known for to a pocket-sized device that can go anywhere, follows the release of both djay Pro for iPad and djay Pro for Mac and comes as Algoriddim celebrates its 10 year anniversary.
The app has been built for iOS 10 and the iPhone 7, incorporating features like 3D Touch and haptic feedback. The interface will be immediately familiar to anyone who has used one of djay's other Pro apps, with support for two waveforms and up to four decks in either vertical or horizontal orientation.
The entire app has been optimized for the iPhone's interface and while simple enough for a beginner to use, it goes deep enough to suit professionals. Tools are layered to accommodate a smaller screen, but everything is still right at your fingertips.
"djay Pro has been a huge hit on Mac and iPad," said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. "iPhone 7 has enabled us to completely transform the user experience of djay Pro by using haptic feedback and 3D Touch. It puts a fully-featured DJ system in your pocket so you can be creative no matter where you are."
On the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, waveform haptic support means users can actually feel the beats when scratching and scrubbing music for a much more visceral music making experience. 3D Touch has also been incorporated in an innovative way, letting users set cue points without needing to lift a finger from the iPhone's screen.
Spotify integration, one of the features that really sets djay apart from other apps, is included as is full video integration for mixing and scratching two or more videos (including video shot directly with the iPhone's camera).
Full hardware support is included in djay Pro for iPhone, so an iPhone can be plugged into a range of professional DJ controllers like the Reloop Beatpad, Reloop Beatpad 2, Pioneer DDJ- WeGO 3 and 4, and Numark Mixdeck Quad.
Like djay Pro for iPad and Mac, the iPhone version of the software features full accessibility options like haptic integration, VoiceOver options, and more. A built-in Apple Watch app also serves as a remote control for browsing through playlists, cueing up and mixing songs, and controlling advanced audio effects.
djay Pro for iPhone is available for a limited time launch price of $4.99. While built for the iPhone 7, it's compatible with the iPhone 5 and later. iOS 10 is required. [Direct Link]
To celebrate the release of djay Pro for iPhone, Algoriddim is discounting its other products. The original djay 2 app for iPhone and iPad is available for $0.99, while djay Pro for Mac is available for $39.99 and djay Pro for iPad is available for $9.99.