Djay Stories September 20

Algoriddim announced today that it has integrated ShazamKit with djay, its Apple Design Award-winning DJing platform. The universal app is one of the first applications to harness the capabilities of Shazam’s audio recognition, available on iOS 15.

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Djay Stories December 9, 2020

Popular djay Pro AI app developed by Algoriddim is getting a major update today for its iPad version. As briefly shown during Apple’s September event, the app now has a new hand gestures tracking system that lets users mix songs without even touching the device screen.

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Djay Stories November 12, 2020

This past summer, Algoriddim released its djay Pro AI app for iOS and the same tech and capabilities came to the Mac with its Neural Mix Pro. The software brings powerful performance based on Apple’s Core ML for DJs and musicians to do things like separate, play, and remix tracks in real-time. Now the app has launched as a Universal build that brings support for the Apple Silicon M1 chip arriving in the newest Macs with what looks like huge performance gains.

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Djay Stories June 18, 2020

Algoriddim is out with a big update for its popular djay app for iPad and iPhone today. The major new feature with djay Pro AI is what’s called “Neural Mix” that lets DJs “isolate, play, and remix singular elements from multiple tracks in real-time.”

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Djay Stories January 30, 2020

Algoriddim’s djay for iPad and Mac gain SoundCloud and Tidal integration

The popular djay app for iPad, iPhone, and Mac is getting a nice upgrade with two new major integrations: SoundCloud and Tidal. The partnership with Tidal will offer djay users the ability to live mix the service’s HiFi audio and video, while the new SoundCloud support gives access to live stream and mix over 200 million songs.

Djay Stories September 25, 2019

Djay for iPadOS 13 now lets you load songs directly from USB drives with Files app integration, much more

Now that iPadOS 13 has been released, Djay users can now take advantage of some great new features in the latest release. With iPadOS 13, Djay now offers support for the Files app that lets users take advantage of external media like flash drives and hard drives, there’s a new portrait orientation, and much more.

Djay Stories December 12, 2018

Algoriddim is releasing a major new version of djay for iOS today with loads of new features and a new business model that makes it easier to use and support the music-mixing app.

The new djay for iOS is a single universal app that you can download and use on both iPhone and iPad — no more paid upfront versions for different iOS devices. The new djay update is also enhanced for the latest iPad Pros and includes support for working with DJ hardware over USB-C.

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Djay Stories March 22, 2017

Algoriddim’s djay Pro for Mac already touts impressive features like four track support, Spotify integration, and iCloud sync, and now djay Pro for Mac has been officially certified by Pioneer DJ. That means djay Pro now works with Pioneer DJ’s Pro DJ Link technology so you can easily mix with their high-end gear.

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Djay Stories December 9, 2015

djay Pro

A year ago Algoriddim introduced djay Pro to Mac, the professional version of the company’s highly popular DJ software that ever beginners can love, and today djay Pro is coming to iPad. It’s a whole new app for the tablet with a super clean look, loads of new features, and a highly responsive design. That means features like Split View and Slide Over totally work, letting you mix in djay Pro and actually use a second app alongside it. And while djay Pro is one of the first pro class apps to hit the iPad Pro where it really shines, it’s fully available on newer iPads as well. Check it out:

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Djay Stories December 18, 2014

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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. expand full story

Djay Stories October 28, 2014

djay for Android

Algoriddim, the team behind the popular music mixing app djay, first shipped the commercial version of its flagship app in 2007 on the Mac followed by the iPad version in 2010 and the iPhone version in 2011. Adding to the history of djay, today Algoriddim is launching djay for Android through the Google Play Store and Amazon App Store making the app its first on Google’s platform.

While djay is rooted in digital music mixing on the Mac then iOS, the new Android version is just as desktop class with high quality music playback and real time analyzing and mixing. Better yet, djay for Android packs in deep Spotify integration from day one–the iOS version first added up Spotify integration earlier this year–which means you have access to over 20 million songs for mixing together and playback.

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Djay Stories May 22, 2014

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We’ve covered Algoriddim’s djay for iOS, the popular all-in-one DJ system software, in the past including the debut of djay 2, and today djay is out with a major new feature that unlocks over 20 million songs: Spotify integration. Previously, the DJ app relied solely on songs downloaded and stored in the iPhone or iPad Music app. The latest version of djay focuses on music access and discovery and also includes set list sharing using Spotify playlists as well as more than 30 new audio effects to unlock within the app. I’ve had the opportunity to test drive the new version of djay with Spotify integration over the past week, and it’s definitely a major benefit to users of the DJ system software. expand full story

Djay Stories August 29, 2013

Pioneer announces next-gen DDJ-WEGO2 DJ Controller for iPhone & iPad

Pioneer announced today that it’s soon releasing a next generation DDJ-WeGO2 DJ controller for iOS devices. The new version will feature the same multicolour LEDs, pulse control on a set of quality platters, USB power, built-in in and out audio ports, and optimizations and layouts ideal for Virtual DJ software on Mac, and Djay and other apps on iOS. Pioneer is now including a Lightning cable for easily connecting iPhones and iPads, and the DDJ-WeGO2 also features a handle that makes it truly ultra portable.

It’s also made the red, black, and white color schemes on offer cover the entire body of the controller this time around:

The DDJ-WeGO2 will be available in white, black and red to complement the user’s taste, with each color option now covering the entire controller body. The DDJ-WeGO2 colors also match the popular line of HDJ-500 DJ headphones. The controller features multi-color LED backlighting for the Jog wheel and a color-customizable user interface for the included software.

It’s current DDJ-WEGO2 sells for as low as $260, but the next-generation will sell for $429 when it goes on sale in October.

Djay Stories July 25, 2013

“How can we create high quality, easy-to-use software for both professional and novice DJs?”

That’s the question that inspired co-founders Karim and Christoph to make Algoriddim’s djay, the award-winning music production software. At the time, DJ software was extremely expensive and complex, but the pair were determined to create meaningful change in an industry they were both tremendously passionate about. While they both enjoyed the art of scratching, in between attending classes and studying for exams at college, the two had vastly different skill levels.

Karim was the expert. With ten years of experience under his belt, Karim had his fair share of knowledge about the industry and had used some of the most popular DJ software available. But with every gig he played, Karim found each solution clunky and downright confounding. He could manage, as digital software proved to have a superior functionality compared to his old analog favorites, but the situation wasn’t even close to ideal.

Christoph, on the other hand, had an extraordinary admiration for DJing, but didn’t have the experience or expertise of his buddy Karim. No matter what software he tried, Christoph was often puzzled as most professional software featured an overwhelming set of controls and required an insanely high level of manual skill, which made performing all the more difficult.

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Djay Stories July 11, 2013

Algoriddim teases upcoming release of ‘djay 2’ iOS app

Algoriddim, developers of the popular Apple Design Award winning ‘djay’ app, today is teasing an upcoming release of the app with the ‘djay 2’ teaser trailer above. The app, which aims to turn your iPhone or iPad into true professional DJ mixing software, is going to be adding some big new features in version 2, and we’ll be bringing you a hands on demo of the app as it gets closer to release.

To celebrate the upcoming release of djay 2, Algoriddim is also offering current iPhone app for only 99 cents and the iPad app for $4.99. The app already features a ton of great features– a Hyper-realistic low-latency turntable interface, access to your iOS device’s music library, pre-cueing, audio effects, automatic tempo matching and looping– but we’re excited to show you what Algoriddim has to offer with the upcoming djay 2 release. Stay tuned.

Djay Stories April 3, 2013

Algoriddim’s ‘djay’ apps get Audiobus support alongside new features & enhancements

Following Apple’s decision to update GarageBand with support for the inter-app audio routing system known as “Audiobus”, the popular djay apps by developer Algoriddim have been updated with Audiobus support alongside a long list of new features.

On top of support for the Pioneer DDJ-WeGO and DDJ-ERGO controllers through the Pioneer DJC-WeCAi iPad Connection Cable for the iPad version of the app, both the iPhone and iPad djay apps get the following new features and enhancements:

What’s New in Version 1.6.4

✔ Introducing Audiobus support: Now you can stream live audio directly to other Audiobus-compatible apps! See http://audiob.us for more information ✔ Added support for Pioneer DDJ-WeGO and DDJ-ERGO controllers (requires Pioneer DJC-WeCAi iPad Connection Cable, sold separately) ✔ “Shuffle” setting is now also applied to Automix Queue ✔ Pause audio when disconnecting headphones or dock audio ✔ Gain is no longer reset when “Reset EQ” setting is off ✔ Allow sliding crossfader up after tapping to leave it centered ✔ Improved handling of iOS audio system errors ✔ Improved caching ✔ Improved Vestax Spin 2 mapping: allow tempo fine-adjust using Shift & +/– buttons ✔ Changed ION iDJ 2 Go jog wheels to scratch during playback (the previous pitch-bend behavior can be enabled using “Jog Pitch Bend Mode” in the MIDI settings) ✔ Fixed playback issue after loading error with specific files ✔ Fixed audio distortion when using Key Lock with Bluetooth audio ✔ Fixed lock screen audio controls starting both turntables ✔ Fixed possible crash when editing Automix Queue while Automix is active ✔ Bug fixes, performance and stability improvements

djay for iPhone is available on the App Store now for $0.99, and the iPad version is available for $4.99. The free, LE versions of the app also gained Audiobus support today.

Algoriddim even updated its vjay apps that allow users to mix music and videos with many of the new features—minus Audiobus support—included in the djay updates.

Djay Stories January 6, 2013

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Straight from the CES Unveiled event in Las Vegas, audio accessory maker Ion just introduced us to one if its latest creations— a hardware DJ controller kit called “Scratch 2 Go” that puts a physical crossfader, two sets of three control knobs for pitch, EQ, etc., and a two small platters right on the display of your iPad. The company also announced updated versions of its other DJ and Guitar controllers for iPad and iPhone…

The hardware controls attach to your iPad’s display via suction cups and essentially work like a stylus, allowing you to control elements of several DJ apps on the App Store. The hardware controls are designed specifically for the iDJ 2GO app that will also work with Ion’s just announced updated Lightning version of its iDJ 2 Go hardware DJ controls. However, Ion confirmed to us that it would also work with the popular djay app for iPad.

It could also work with other iOS DJ apps provided the stylus-like tip of any particular element of the 5-piece kit lines up with the controls inside the app you’re using. Ion is making the new Scratch 2 Go kit available in April for $30 through select retailers.

A video of the kit in action from the CES show floor below:

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Djay Stories December 5, 2012

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There are more and more software bundle websites popping up everyday—some of them providing bundles with higher quality apps than others. Since the holiday shopping season is upon us, we decided to put together some of the best Mac app bundles we could find for under the $50 mark. While some bundles include software you wouldn’t have paid for otherwise, we made sure to only include the best of the best with bundles packing in extremely popular apps that we use ourselves. For example, MacLegion is providing two highly reviewed apps: djay and Fantastical (among many other notables). Meanwhile, Camtasia 2, Company of Heroes, and RapidWeaver 5 make it into other noteworthy bundles: expand full story

Djay Stories November 18, 2012

The bundles, they don’t get better than this: MacLegion’s $50 holiday bundle (normally $540 – that’s over 90 percent off) includes 10 great apps, and the first 5,000 customers also recieve Alarm Clock Pro (normally $19.99) as a bonus.

As always, MacLegion ensures all the apps included are the latest versions each developer has to offer. MacLegion bundles entitle you to full after-sales support as well as valid upgrade paths for later software releases, just as if you had bought each application from the developers themselves.

Our faves include Flexbits’ Fantastical calendar application, Algoriddim’s djay music mixing system, and the timeless TechTool Pro system utility.

All of the apps and descriptions follow:

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