Algoriddim is ending the year with a bang with the launch of djay Pro for Mac — its most powerful version of the popular music mixing app. Spotify integration added access to over 20 million songs for djay users in May, and Algoriddim released djay for Android for the first time this part October. With the release of the professional version of djay for the desktop, Algoriddim is adding access to your Spotify library for mixing right in the DJ app and highlighting ‘pro’ features and capabilities with this brand new version. What makes the professional desktop version of djay worthy of its Pro name? For starters, djay Pro is spec’d out with OS X technologies including native 64-bit support, optimization for Retina displays including the Retina MacBook Pro and Retina 5K iMac, 60 frames per second graphics, multi-core analysis with up to 24 processing threads on 12-core Mac Pros, iCloud support for syncing cue points, grid edits, and meta data from djay for iOS, and a library of keyboard shortcuts for accelerating your DJ workflow.
The user interface can start out simple and approachable with the standard side-by-side two deck setup and expand to more complex setups including four simultaneous decks for playback and mixing for the first time. You can also toggle between turntables and wave forms regardless of how many decks you have.
As a professional DJ app, djay Pro packs in advanced DJ tools like sync, cue points, looping, beat grid editing, and more. Support for hardware integration extends to more than 50 MIDI controllers, advanced MIDI Learn, multi-channel USB audio interfaces, and external audio input and mics.
Spotify built-in means djay Pro users can switch between music playback from iTunes and the subscription music streaming service without even leaving the app. If you do have Spotify’s native Mac app opened, however, you can actually drag tracks from there directly to djay Pro just like if it was the native library. This also gives you access to song recommendations with The Echo Nest-powered matching over the cloud.
Algoriddim’s djay Pro is a brand new app available for $49.99 (reg. $79.99) through the Mac App Store for OS X 10.9 Mavericks and higher including OS X 10.10 Yosemite. While a Spotify Premium subscription is required to access tracks, playlists, charts, and everything else from the streaming music service, djay Pro users can unlock a 7-day free trial.
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