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TECH AWARDS: BEST DJ APP

Now DJs can take it to the road with these mobile DJing applications, which one will come out tops at the finishing line?

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DJ Mag Tech Awards

 

Native instruments Traktor DJ

£1.49 (iPhone), £7.99 (iPad)
Hype
A full blown professional DJing App complete with FX, EQs, Filters, Freeze mode and direct Mixcloud integration.
Gripe
It really is hard to find any faults with this stunning piece of software.
Summary
Possibly the most professional and all round awesome way to DJ using the iPad which takes the best elements of Traktor and brings them to the world of touch screen tablets and mobile phones.
8/10

 

Algoriddim djay2

£7.99 iPad, £2.29 iPhone/iWatch, £0.10 Android
Hype
Features like turntable and waveform views, automix, beat-grids, FX, slip & slice modes plus iTunes and Spotify integration make DJAY2 a force to be reckoned with.
Gripe
A this price only the worst of the chin scratchers could find a problem with djay2.
Summary
A complete DJ app, which is available for a huge range of platforms including Android and the iWatch, perfect for casual mixers and more advanced users as well thanks to the impressive set of features.
8/10

 

Novation Launchpad App

Free
Hype
Free App with seamless integration with the Launchpad hardware controller, very user friendly
Gripe
No inbuilt recording and no WiFi support
Summary
A one-shot looping and sampling machine for the iPad that mimics the Launchpad app making it a great companion for DJ wanting to drop samples in their sets.
8/10

 

Pioneer Rekordbox & Remotebox

Free
Hype
WiFi and USB connectivity to Pioneer Nexus CDJs and (some) controllers; adjustable beat grids, hot cues and notes make Rekordbox the perfect tool to prepare for those big sets.
Gripe
There is still no ability to mix within the app (as of yet) and the licence registration process is a minor inconvenience.
Summary
The number one must have accessory for DJs who use Pioneers more recent CDJ and XDJ controllers for their gigs and best of all its absolutely free!
8/10

 

Mixvibes Cross DJ

iOS £1.49, Android £4.99
Hype
A complete DJing system with sync, effects and loops as well as automix, and the first Pro DJ app for the Android platform
Gripe
The user interface is starting to look a little dated.
Summary
A cross platform DJ App available for both iOS and Android devices that is both fully formed and totally functional which offers good value for money.
8/10

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