All week I’ve been reading the stellar, Five Star, reviews and comments for djay for the iPad and — even though I’m not a big “records guy” — I decided to take the $20.00USD plunge and purchase the App.
Here’s the official PR blurp from the djay website:
djay transforms your iPad into a full-fledged DJ system, allowing you to mix your iTunes music library on a hyper-realistic turntable interface. Perform live, record mixes on-the-go, or enable Automix mode and let djay mix your favorite playlist automatically. With unprecedented ease-of-use and innovative multi-touch mixing features, djay for iPad takes DJing to the next level and offers a unique experience for beginners and professionals alike.
I was incredibly thrilled to start playing around with my iTunes music library.
I decided to add “Albert’s Shuffle” from Super Session on one side of the turntable and another version of “Albert’s Shuffle” from Al Kooper on the other side. Each of the songs are just different enough to give a fascinating point-counterpoint to a divine listening experience. Touch the “sync” button to set the Beats Per Minute (BPM) so each side of the turntable will share the same rhythm.
You can pre-cue, you can actually “touch” the “albums” and “scratch” them — and jump to any place in the song with a touch of your finger on the audio timeline — and even record your experience for sharing with others later.
Click on the music note next to the turntable to pick your songs.
If you don’t want to mess around with levels or mixing between songs, you can just use “Automix” and let djay become your virtual DJ for the party.
I had no idea a twenty dollar app could be so powerful, and yet so easy to use. You actually feel like you’re in a DJ booth with two live turntables waiting for your interaction. djay for the iPad is a fine value and an astonishing turn of the virtual tonearm.