There’s professional DJ’s who now turn up to play their sets with a few slabs of vinyl, but who really carry the tracks they plan to use on their laptops, or even iPods (using a Numark iDJ2) now Mac using DJ’s have a multi-touch treat with the introduction of Algoriddim’s djay 2.2 software.
This award-winning turntable-style DJ music software supports Apple’s advanced Multi-Touch trackpad technology. Similar to using the iPod’s click-wheel, users can use rotate gestures on the trackpad to quickly browse the built-in iTunes library and throw a selected song on one of the turntables using an intuitive swipe gesture.
Two-finger gestures allow scratching MP3s on the virtual turntables, crossfading between songs and adjusting speed, volume and equalizer sliders just like with a real turntable and mixer setup.
djay turns your Mac into a full-blown DJ setup using your iTunes library, including support for mixing tracks played on two interactive virtual turntables. You can perform live, create and record your mixes at home, or let djay mix any playlist from iTunes automatically with seamless DJ-style transitions.
“djay takes the Multi-Touch capabilities built into recent Mac notebooks to the next level,” says Karim Morsy, CEO of algoriddim. “By fully leveraging the potential of Apple’s cutting-edge trackpad technology, djay allows users to control almost all aspects of its user interface faster and more precisely than using the keyboard – similar to real physical devices, but much more versatile.”
These gesture controls are supported on all Mac laptops featuring two-finger scrolling, while MacBook Air and the latest MacBook and MacBook Pro models also support three-finger swipe and rotate gestures.
The software costs $49.99 (physical product) or €39.99 as an immediate download from the algoriddim website. The application is also available through Apple’s retail operations.