• JoshEverest

    Have you ever checked out a iPad/iphone app called Qusik, It might fall into the Just for fun category. Interested in your take.

  • Johannes

    Could you revisit that post (= re-post ;) just slightly different with a title like “DJ-Apps for Tablets”?
    (“for Tablets” meaning not exclusively iOS)

  • Johannes

    Could you revisit that post (= re-post ;) just slightly different with a title like “DJ-Apps for Tablets”?
    (“for Tablets” meaning not exclusively iOS)

  • Masta Hanksta

    This page clearly needs a fresh update because djay by algoriddim is by no doub the best DJ app for the iPad :)

  • Vincent

    [quote comment="31734"]Can somebody help me out with something?

    I downloaded TouchOSC for my iPhone and Occam for OSC>MIDI conversion for OS X (10.4). I got Ableton to receive MIDI from Occam but I can’t seem to get TouchOSC to send to Occam. Either that or I can’t get Occam to receive from TouchOSC. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong…in the TouchOSC settings it is sending to the right port and it sees the network and everything. Any ideas? Thanks!![/quote]
    same problem :(

  • http://Newhollandhardcore.com Dj Creole

    I Like The GrooveMaker you can really do some crazy remixes with it.

  • http://soundcloud.com/franserrano Francisco

    hey,
    There is a really cool Reactable App for the Ipad, it would be cool if you check it out.

    http://www.reactable.com/

  • Toast

    So you say that the iPad is not a viable DJ product..
    The one and only Deadmau5 ditched his Lemur for 2 iPads using TouchOSC.
    Ye he isn’t technically a DJ and he is more of a producer but still i’ve seen him in small clubs and he uses 2 iPads connected wirelessly to his macbook and a soundcard sending the audio to the mixer in the club… usually a DJM-800. pretty crazy how times change.

  • Ogan

    I v just found a “futur” app (still under development) that could be really exciting.
    Regarding the screenshot it seems intuitive. If the quality/usability could follow it would be a great app.

    http://pixil.info/portfolio/mixr/

  • http://diddysoft.com Diddy

    I’m disappointed to read that you had problems with your setup on DiddyMidiDJ, I can reassure you that it is a finished and working product and that there are many dj’s round the world using it without the issues you describe.

    The latency on the controls should be very very small,
    as you can see in a video someone posted on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9g7oV3ESUQ

    If you look at the buttons lighting up in the video, that shows the time between the message sent and received back from Traktor.

    Can you send me any more information via the support forums that might help me find what the issue is on your setup that is causing the problem for you ?

    Regarding the look of the app, it’s designed to look like my real life mixer. I would consider putting a skinning feature in if there was demand for it. Personally I like the way it looks.

    best regards
    Diddy UK

  • Maurizio

    Yes why is Sonorasaurus absent from the list? Its been very good and many apps on this list are not fitting the topic.

    You can see quite apparent how the mixing works just visually here:

  • Tone Spin

    Which App do you think Richie Hawtin is using in this video posted here? I can’t quite tell..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoA4-yn6dbw&feature=player_embedded
    This Live setup looks the bomb!!!!

  • Anonymous

    links?

  • Dj Divine justice

    I think the gyroscope in Iphone 4 will make for a sweet effect tool. It can even sense if you turn around in a circle. So you could map it to your crossfader and be on channel one facing north and fade to channel two when you get to facing south.

  • Muzikizum

    Awesome! Very Helpful DJTECHTOOLS!!! You guys rock!!!!!

  • http://sonsofjob.blogspot.com Augmentalist

    Sonorasaurus Rex, most actual utility

  • http://www.djdab.com dJ dAb

    Been using the iPad, TouchOSC, Pure Data, Traktor, VDJ setup with my own custom templates for a few weeks and it’s superbad!!! Check my facebook for pics… http://www.facebook.com/djdab

  • JesC

    Ive been following the iPad since I saw a patent on appleinsider talking about a touch screen pad…and 3 years later its here! The iPad is a extention to my setup.
    I love TouchOSC (w/OSCulator). It works great with Traktor 3 and Traktor Pro. I have not noticed any lag or sudden loss of connection via WiFi. I use a ADHOC network to run your TouchOSC. I have used it at gigs and people look at me all crazy like…where’s your VCI and why are you tapping on that screen. I’ll be honest, the first gig I did with only the iPad, I did miss my VCI. I see the iPad being used a lot as a 2nd controller to trigger fx’s, cue points and so on. But I have no problem using it as my main controller.

    What is neat about the iPad’s TouchOSC is that your not stuck with 1 layout. You are the person that is designing your template and if you dont like something or want to tweak it, just goto the TouchOSC editor and mod it. I thing I wish came in a future update would be a built-in editor to do stuff on the fly.

    The iPad is a great tool, but it boils down to the person and their skills with Designing templates, OSC/Midi mapping on OSCulator and within the DJ Program.

  • Steve

    Next Ipad–USB please

  • http://soundcloud.com/6stringmercenary 6StringMercenary

    Anybody else notice the lead-in graphic is a collage of all the programs – looks like a decent enough challenge for Jobs & Co. to prove they can all run in tandem…ah, who am I kidding. Neat write up, and I figure this is going to be the place to see somebody’s hacked…I mean, customized…iPad for use in a music rig. For now I’ll stick to being the world’s first iPad guitarist, because I use one face down as a slide – only gone through 3 so far!

  • http://ajorbit.com AJ ORB/T

    THE FUTURE IS HERE !!!!! I love that the touch surface midi controller world is cometh !!!!

  • Clio

    Nobody see the link user MUDO send?
    Great info MUDO.

    http://createdigitalmusic.com/2010/06/06/emulator-multitouch-pc-software-makes-tablets-into-controllers-for-traktor-more/

    Awesome controller, big BOMB !!
    Really kill all this ipad toys.

  • BoomBoom90

    Thanks for posting this Ean! This had definitely been a big help and a good addition to the thread I started on apps like these. For reviews of other iPad and iPod/iPhone apps see the DJTT official thread on this here: http://www.djtechtools.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14515

  • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

    [quote comment="31732"][quote comment="31724"]You forgot Sonorasaurus Rex![/quote]

    Yeah – how could you leave out the standout app?
    I wrote another review of all the ipad DJ apps out there and Rex certainly was the best and most gig-friendly. check it out!

    http://yeahdef.com/?p=5529/quote

    We requested Sonorasaurus, got the app and then somehow it got lost in the shuffle with the 30 others I tested. I will attempt to download it and update the list

  • nateboogee

    WHERE IS THE REPLY FROM JesC! I want his take on TouchOSC

  • Jo3

    Good article! I personally think TouchOSC is the biggest contender, we need a guide on how to set it up custom layouts for traktor.

  • http://youtube.com/imfromthafutur imfromthafutur

    I think the other freq in tonetable is for mixvibes or maybe torq. also, i forgot to mention that in the new version of tonetable, the deck can be re-sized.

    There’s gonna be timecode control in BabyDecks, too. Many of you would be very happy to know that when using these as timecode, you don’t have to listen to that timecode “squeal” anymore. That alone is worth the price of admission.

    Flare has a Hamster switch now for the transform buttons. So now the transform turns the input fader on as opposed to off. Scratching anywhere, anytime.

  • DJ Phaidon

    I’m beginning to be more under the impression that the iPad will suppliment a DJ setup, like another screen or some added visual feedback, but won’t be consistantly used as the primary controller, even though it’s being integrated in my setup as we speak.

    Tits are good.

    Forgot Mrmr by the way

  • dj broken record

    Can somebody help me out with something?

    I downloaded TouchOSC for my iPhone and Occam for OSC>MIDI conversion for OS X (10.4). I got Ableton to receive MIDI from Occam but I can’t seem to get TouchOSC to send to Occam. Either that or I can’t get Occam to receive from TouchOSC. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong…in the TouchOSC settings it is sending to the right port and it sees the network and everything. Any ideas? Thanks!!

  • http://yeahdef.com yeahdef

    [quote comment="31724"]You forgot Sonorasaurus Rex![/quote]

    Yeah – how could you leave out the standout app?
    I wrote another review of all the ipad DJ apps out there and Rex certainly was the best and most gig-friendly. check it out!

    http://yeahdef.com/?p=5529

  • crankcaller

    Tonetable is basically a timecode like you would have on vinyl or cd. You can alter the frequency for traktor or serato. There is a third freq – not sure which dvs it’s for.

  • Fyoog

    Great review Ean, my friend has just bought one and we were on the hunt for some stuff to incorporate if possible.
    Can you or someone just confirm what Tonetable actually does? Is it like a virtual deck so that if you have timecode software you can use this in-conjunction with it? Confused?

  • Chris Jennings

    Beat Maker by Intua is pretty involved and gives you lots of customization options. It’s optimized for the iPad, but they don’t have a specific iPad app.

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/beatmaker/id285512415?mt=8

  • http://www.vjjustinallen.com VJ Justin Allen

    I have been working with the TouchOSC / iPad combination for the last few weeks and so far it has been very very stable. TouchOSC could use a complete rotary dial as well as just a few more things in order for this application to be the new hands-down midi controller app for DJ’s.

    I also saw a decent demo of ToneTable the other day. And while I love the concept I am just not sure that using this app as a complete replacement for tables (vinyl or cd) is something I can grasp yet…especially in a club setting.

    Great review of some existing products however!

  • kevin

    You forgot Sonorasaurus Rex!

  • http://www.ilektron.com Mudo
  • Mr.Nicklebe

    Not much of a fan of the iPad, but still read most of this. I guess mainly to see what bad developers are trying to get away with :P. Can’t believe some of the crap I’ve seen on the iPad/iPhone. I don’t think I’ll ever be convinced by touch screen DJ stuff. Always looks unresponsive and fiddly to me, no matter how good the hardware is.

    Also you said “tits” instead of “it’s” on the Ableton MxNM review section, I loled. Other things on the mind Ean? :P

  • Zac Kyoti

    The Android pads are right around the corner. That’s where I’m banking on some really brilliant development. Hardware that the user can REALLY get at. As far as the iPad thing though, the Korg electribe app is pretty bad ass, and TouchOSC is definitely cool.

  • jdog667jkt

    I’ve heard some cool things about TouchOSC

    didn’t JesC in the forums try using only an ipad an computer for a gig witht touchosc?

  • Ian T

    Hehe you said “tits”.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iPadMusic iPad Music

    Great review, thanks! We shared it at http://www.facebook.com/iPadMusic – a comprehencive list of iPad demos and reviews.

  • mekon

    iPAD noooooooo
    wait for asus Eee PAD with win7 and one or two usb ports(for sound card), and of course its multitouch…and then wait for others to come with better one…

  • Ryan

    Midipad http://www.midipad.de looks to be the most exciting yet. No need for extra software, as has wifi midi. Have Touchosc already but the setup can put some off.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bestlegsinhd jorge muniz

    TouchOSC also has an api script (or whatever its called lol) for controlling ableton that will give you clip update features and a pretty nice layout. LiveControl works pretty well but has a bit of lag, but i’m sure there will be fixes soon.

    fun article!