Want to build your own custom layout control surfaces on iOS? Besides the major players from Liine and Hexler, there's a newer upstart, Midi Designer Pro, that is worth considering. Today, Chris Brackley gives the software a full review, including tips on using it in real world DJ scenarios and a critical eye to how design can influence the perceived quality of DJ tools.
Launched this morning, Pitch Fade aims to bring DJ booking off of Craigslist and into a self-contained application.
We’ve known about the new MK2 edition of the Traktor Audio 2 since last November, but Native Instruments is finally making the full announcement today, complete with quick video showing off all the potential use-cases for the tiny sound card: Worth clearing up – NI is referring to this new version as the “Traktor Audio […]
Calling itself a “stochastic sample slice sequencer”, Sector starts by laying out a simple looped sample on a circular grid. Press play and the app slices and sequences each sector (up to 32) of the loop – introducing random Markov Chain connections that jump between sectors. The sequencer gains order with a built-in pattern sequencer, […]
Berlin-based developers Zerodebug released touchAble 2 for iPad last November (read our review of the software here), which was widely considered to be one of the best low-cost options for Ableton controllers on a touch device. Today they’ve put out a new version of the app for iPhone/iPod Touch users, touchAble Mini, which offers a very […]
Makers of the now-defunct Pacemaker DJ hardware are back with a brand new iPad application that breaks down one of the biggest barriers in DJ applications, making it possible to stream music directly from a major streaming service, Spotify. Targeted at users who already use Spotfiy but with enough features to make experienced DJs happy, you're likely to see Pacemaker at a house party near you. Get the full details on the app in today's article and video.
We’ve previously covered hand-based motion technologies for DJing and live performance – from the Hot Hand USB to the MYO armband. But IK Multimedia has decided to take on the challenge of dramatically dropping the price of gesture-based control for audio applications by building the iRing. Introduced this week at CES, the iRing uses camera-based positioning, […]
Happy holidays! Two of the industry’s heavyweights, Ableton and Native Instruments, are taking Santa’s job and delivering free goodies to producers and DJs around the world this week. ABLETON DRUM PACK First, Ableton has just released a free 483 MB comprehensive package of some of the top drum loops in the Sample Magic back catalog. […]