September 10, 2014
It is hard for someone like me to see how using a phone or tablet could be useful in terms of DJing. I get that the screen is small and that you can basically edit a song on the go using a portable track – but I don’t get why it seems so necessary to have a trinket for just about everything DJ related. If someone were to come out with a DJ watch that ran off of a Samsung watch or something even smaller, my line of reasoning would be justified. While I don’t agree that it can be useful for DJing music, I do see how it can be useful for editing small bits when you are on the go.
A DJ can spend just as much time editing tracks and arranging lists as they can actually playing the songs that are on them. So, if you are …
March 2, 2013
The iPad that was once only seen as a toy for those who were away from their desktops and laptops, is quickly becoming an actual replacement for both – even with its limitations like the inability to store large files or the lack of input connections on the device. And now that NI has released their version of Traktor for the iPad, you can expect that other developers will be taking the idea of iPad based DJing seriously. Although the iPad fits neatly in your hands or at your desk, there is still the issue of having access to music. The internal storage on the iPad is rather pitiful when compared to the storage provided on a flash drive.
Of course, there is no way to plug in a flash drive directly – so there needs to be another way.
Cloud storage may be the simple, yet complicated answer …
October 1, 2012
So now that Algoriddim’s new version of djay (version 1.6) is out on the market – what has been changed, and what’s better about it? The first that that you’ll notice is that there haven’t been any obvious changes to the interface, unless you’re one of the lucky few to have scored a new iPhone 5 – in which case you’ll take advantage of the extra screen space with more visible options at your finger tips.
Of course the most anticipated change was Apple’s doing, with their updated iOS 6. The dual stereo output means that live cueing and listening is available using both the headphone jack and the 30-pin connector (if you have an iPad). In usage, it works as advertised.…