Algoriddim, known for their standout iOS DJ mixing app, djay, has unveiled a Pro Mac OS X version built for MacBook Pros and iMacs. The Pro version features 64-bit processing, multi-core track analysis, support for Retina and 5K displays, graphics rendering at 60 frames per second, and enhanced sound quality.
Algoriddim’s brass has emphatically stated in the past they were not interested in developing a Pro version of the surprisingly popular iOS DJ mixing app. Never say never…
“I’m thrilled to unveil the most sophisticated version of djay we have ever made,” said Karim Morsy, CEO of Algoriddim. “djay Pro opens a new chapter for DJs, bringing Spotify to the desktop and offering the simplicity and stability of our platform to millions of professional and aspiring DJs alike.”
At the heart of djay Pro is a revamped interface providing flexible layers of functionality alongside a music library into a single window. It combines djay’s turntable view that renders true record grooves on the virtual vinyl with more advanced modes including horizontal and vertical colored waveforms, live sampler and drum pads, FX racks, as well as a powerful four deck view that allows DJs to play, mix and synchronize up to four tracks simultaneously.
The all-new music library in djay Pro enables DJs to seamlessly combine their Spotify tracks from the cloud along with their local iTunes tracks into a single library. This provides flexibility for song selection to DJs no matter where their music is located. Moreover, the new music library adds features to help DJs work more efficiently, including persistent history and queue, inline search, instant preview, a song recommendation engine powered by The Echo Nest, and track sorting features. Users can even save and edit their Spotify playlists directly within djay Pro allowing them to manage their sets easily and efficiently.
Over 30 new audio effects by the mad-scientists at Sugar Bytes are available via In-App Purchase. DJs can beat-synchronize and chain multiple effect units on up to four decks simultaneously allowing for unprecedented creative expression.
In addition to supporting over 50 MIDI controllers by Pioneer, Numark, Reloop, and other manufacturers out of the box, djay Pro also includes an advanced MIDI Learn system. It enables users to map each hardware control on their device to individual actions in djay Pro and customize their setup to match their style and performance needs.
djay Pro allows you to capture the mixed output in real-time. Recordings are saved as a high-quality WAV file or in compressed format. The built-in recordings panel allows you to preview, save, and export your files to iTunes. The all-new built-in sampler adds another layer of creativity that allows you to trigger sounds and create drum beats on top of your music. In addition to the extensive pre-bundled content ranging from Sound FX to Dubstep, you can sample from your local tracks in real-time to create and save your own sample banks that can be quickly loaded during a performance.
The beat and tempo detection in djay Pro allows you to instantly synchronize two tracks. Flexible beat grids support dynamic tempo and render beat location on top of the waveforms. djay Pro automatically detects a song’s key and allows to match it to songs of the same key within your music library. It allows you transpose songs into different keys, and sort your entire music library by key.
» Turntable View
» Waveform View (2 or 4)
» Four Decks
» Spotify Integration (requires Spotify Premium subscription) – Playlists, Songs, Charts, Browse
» Match: cloud-based song recommendations powered by The Echo Nest
» Instant access to BPM and Key information through the cloud
» On-the-fly playlist editing and song saving
» Drag & Drop from Spotify app
» Audio streaming technology: low latency, advanced effects, on-the-fly analysis
» Music Library – Spotify + iTunes
— Persistent history and queue
— Instant preview
— Inline search
» Light / dark mode
» Expanded mode
» Four Deck Mixing
» Horizontal / vertical layouts
» Custom crossfader assignments (left, right, thru)
» Variable zoom level
» Live sampling and preset editing
» Pre-bundled content by Loopmasters & scratch samples by DJ Qbert
» AAC / WAV Recording with iTunes export
» Automix – Automatic, beat-matched mixes
— Queue and Playlist automation
— Variable automatic transitions (configurable duration, style, in- and out-points)
— Automix Radio powered by The Echo Nest
» Advanced Sync
» Cue Points
» Slip Mode
» Beat grid editing
» Audio FX (available via In-App Purchase)
— Up to three chain-able audio effects per deck
— XY-Pad and Instant FX
» Advanced time-stretching (up to ±75%)
» Pitch shifting (up to ±1 octave)
» Audio mixing with adjustable crossfader curves
» EQ, panning, and highpass/lowpass filtering
» Audio Limiter
» Support for Audio Unit plug-ins
» Audio Analysis
— BPM and beat detection
— Flexible beat grids with support for dynamic tempo
— Frequency-based colored waveforms
— Key detection
— Auto-gain / Normalize
— Multi-core batch analysis
» Native support for over 50 MIDI controllers
» Advanced MIDI Learn
» Support for multi-channel USB audio interfaces
» Support for external audio input and microphones
» Built for OS X
— Native 64-bit application
— 60 frames per second graphics engine
— Optimized for MacBook Pro with Retina Display
— Optimized for iMac with Retina 5K Display
— Multi-core analysis (up to 24 processing threads on 12-core Mac Pro)
— Extensive keyboard shortcuts
— Multi-touch trackpad control
— iCloud integration: syncs cue points, grid edits and meta data with iOS versions of djay
Cue Points, beat grid edits, meta data and FX purchases from iOS versions of djay will automatically sync over iCloud to djay Pro bridging the experience between mobile and desktop. DJs can now prepare for their DJ sets no matter where they are and no matter which device they are using.
Algoriddim’s djay Pro works on any Mac running OS X 10.9 or later and is now available on the Mac App Store for a time-limited, introductory price of $49.99 (instead of its regular price of $79.99).