The iPad's gorgeous 9.7-inch display has been attracting attention for its musical potential, and the Djay app from Algoriddim has definitely contributed to some of the noise. The guys who brought a consumer-friendly DJing app to the Mac have gone ahead and ported it over to Apple's magical tablet, enabling pretty much anyone to get their shot on the decks. Does Djay for iPad live up to the hype? Read on past the break to find out.
Now, we learned about the 1's and 2's primarily using Serato's Scratch Live and so Djay seems a little elementary to us -- but that's really by design. If you're at all familiar with Djay for Mac, then you'll feel right at home with Djay for iPad. Djay doesn't strive to be a replacement for your CDJ-2000s or Numark NS7s, it fills a different role altogether. Professional DJs will surely be let down by the functionality, but that's not who this app Apple a1185 batteries is for. If all you really want to do is blend songs into each other and start with some elementary beatmatching, Djay has you covered. Still, no matter your level of experience, everyone can enjoy the novelty of using it.
UI-wise, it's clear where the guys at Algoriddim got their inspiration, as the Djay app essentially turns your entire iPad's screen into a virtual DJ rig. It's got two decks with waveform overviews above, a crossfader in the middle, as well as individual channel mixers, volume controls, and pitch blend sliders. Another nifty design touch is that the needle can me moved to seek within Asus a32-f3 battery a track, and it moves inward as the track progresses. There's also an "Automix" button front and center, as well as cueing buttons below the decks -- but more on those later.
Thanks to the fact that Apple enabled access to the full music library in a recent edition of the SDK, you can access all of your playlists and songs directly within the app. Our pre-release version featured a large song selector that was actually a bit more convenient than the smaller, HUD-style popup that ships with 1.0. It's a small change, but we still hope the guys at Algoriddim can make it an option in the future. If you're anything compaq dv2000 battery like us, you've got a lot of music and the iPad has the real estate to display more than just eight or so at a time.