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June 27, 2013

vjay 1.2 For iPad & iPhone Out Now — & Free For A Week!

I have always been a firm believer in being able to try before you buy – and this is especially true with iPad and tablet apps.  For starters, no mobile or tablet app will ever be as functionally built as the same program when it is designed for a desktop system.  People who buy Reason for their laptops know full well that when they receive the same ported software for their iPad, it won’t be the same and certain details are going to come up missing as a result.  For something that is considered to be a toy app, I would have to say that it better be testable before it is buyable.

Algoriddim’s djay software might be an exception to what I just stated above.  At first glance, it looks like a toy app (similar to those drum apps you see on the iOS), but it is inherently more …

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June 27, 2013

Algoriddim vjay 1.2

I would have to say that video DJing has never been popular during any of the years that gear was released for it.  There have been video DJs who have intentionally programmed their own sets and shows using videos – that is one thing, but true free form DJs have never had the chance to really work videos into their sets.  There is just too much to worry about and too much to store.  A single video takes as much space as thousands of songs, so the space problem is not going away any time soon.  The real problem though, is not storage, it’s the gear.

Back, maybe five or six years ago, the options to DJ video were limited.  You have add-ons to DVS programs that allowed people to mix video using their computers – but to have full physical control over videos you needed some expensive hardware.  In …

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November 17, 2012

Is that a VJ in your pocket? vjay for iPhone is here

When you have Apple apps that perform like they should, you end up with somewhat of a serious threat to those who are developing independent hardware/software that does the same thing.  It all comes down to pricing.  I have sat here and read over countless articles on Synthtopia where some lone software engineer creates a specific application for a simple task.  It could be a sequencer or a fun tool to create music on the fly, but regardless of what it actually is – the price is almost always pocket change in comparison to software you buy at a store.

Algoriddim made it clear to the community that their djay app was nothing to taken lightly – and I can no longer perceive it to be some whimsical toy, when it is anything but.  Their newest app is called vjay, and yes it does exactly what it sounds like.  This …